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  1. Squatina, genus Squatinanoun

    type genus of the Squatinidae: angel sharks


  1. squatina

    The angelsharks are a group of sharks in the genus Squatina of the family Squatinidae. They commonly inhabit sandy seabeds close to 150 m (490 ft) in depth. Many species are now classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Once common over large areas of the Northeast Atlantic from Norway, Sweden, Morocco and the Canary Islands, to the Mediterranean and Black Seas, there is now significant fishing pressure which has resulted in significant population decline. Squatinidae are unusual in having flattened bodies and broad pectoral fins that give them a strong resemblance to rays. This genus is the only one in its family and order Squatiniformes. They occur worldwide in temperate and tropical seas. Most species inhabit shallow temperate or tropical seas, but a few species inhabit deeper water, down to 1,300 m (4,300 ft). Angel sharks are sometimes called monkfish, although this name is also applied to members of the genus Lophius. While some species occur over a wide geographic range, the majority are restricted to a smaller area. Restriction in geographic range might be as a result of the behaviour of Squatina species, which are ambush predators with a corresponding stationary bottom-dwelling habit. Thus, trans-ocean migration is extremely unlikely, even though large-scale coastal migratory patterns have been reported in species such as Squatina squatina.


  1. squatina

    Squatina is a genus of sharks in the family Squatinidae, often known as angel sharks or sand devils. They are characterized by their flattened bodies and broad pectoral fins. Mainly found in shallow waters, they are adapted for camouflaging in sandy or muddy environments and are considered ambush predators.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Squatina in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Squatina in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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