from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The only genus of Squatinidæ, represented in most seas. S. angelus is the angel-shark, angel-fish, monk-fish, or squat. See cuts under angel-fish and pterygium.
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- n. type genus of the Squatinidae: angel sharks
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To the North Sea fishermen this fish is known as the "monk," a name which more properly belongs to _Rhina squatina_, a fish allied to the skates.