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  1. angel shark, angelfish, Squatina squatina, monkfishnoun

    sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do

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  1. Squatina squatina

    Squatina squatina, the angelshark, is a species of shark in the family Squatinidae, once widespread in the coastal waters of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. Well-adapted for camouflaging itself on the sea floor, the angelshark has a flattened form with enlarged pectoral and pelvic fins, giving it a superficial resemblance to a ray. This species can be identified by its broad and stout body, conical barbels, thornless back, and grayish or brownish dorsal coloration with a pattern of numerous small light and dark markings. It measures up to 2.4 m long. Like other members of its family, the angelshark is a nocturnal ambush predator that buries itself in sediment and waits for passing prey, mostly benthic bony fishes but also skates and invertebrates. An aplacental viviparous species, females bear litters of 7–25 pups every other year. The angelshark normally poses little danger to humans, though if provoked it is quick to bite. Caught for food since at least Ancient Greece, this shark was often sold on European markets under the name "monkfish". Since the mid-20th century, intense commercial fishing across the angelshark's range have decimated its population via bycatch – it is now locally extinct or nearly so across most of its northern range, and the prospects of the remaining fragmented subpopulations are made more precarious by its slow rate of reproduction. As a result, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed this species as Critically Endangered.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squatina squatina in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squatina squatina in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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