from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus founded by Linnæus, including all the sharks and shark-like selachians known to him (15 species in 1766). See Acanthias, and cut under dogfish.
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- n. spiny dogfishes
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It indicates the non-frenzied feeding of a large squalus - possibly Longimanus or Isurus glauca.
Now … the enormous amount of tissue loss prevents any detailed analysis; however the attacking squalus must be considerably larger than any normal squalus found in these waters.
There was one thing in which the creature in question differed materially from all the individuals of the _squalus_ tribe.
I have likewise made some observations on some fish of the genus of the squalus, particularly the shark, sometimes so dangerous to fishermen in that sea.,
To attempt an enumeration of the species of fish with which these seas abound would exceed my power, and I shall only mention briefly some of the most obvious; as the shark, hiyu (squalus); skate, ikan pari (raya); ikan mua (muraena); ikan chanak (gymnotus); ikan gajah (cepole); ikan karang or bonna (chaetodon), described by Mr. John Bell in Volume 82 of the Philosophical Transactions.