A specimen of Squatina aculeata (sawback angelshark) was caught in a trawl on 15 May 1997 in Iskenderun Bay at about 120-200 m depth and recorded for the first time from the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Thus, a new species of fish was recently added to the chondrictyes fish fauna in the eastern Mediterranean Sea off Turkey.
BAŞUSTA, NURİ (2002) "Occurrence of a Sawback Angelshark (Squatina aculeata Cuvier, 1829) off the Eastern Mediterranean Coast of Turkey," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 26: No. 5, Article 31. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol26/iss5/31