Squatina squatina

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Noun1.Squatina squatina - sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks doSquatina squatina - sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
genus Squatina, Squatina - type genus of the Squatinidae: angel sharks
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Although once commonplace across Europe, the Angelshark - or Monkfish, can only be found in significant numbers near the Canary Islands, listed as "Critically Endangered" on the IUCN Red List (the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of threatened species).
Once common, creatures like porbeagle, spiny dogsh, angelshark and common skate are all now critically endangered.