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Monkfish ( squatina squatina) Record

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MONKFISH / SQUATINA SQUATINA
4 8 20.59 45.6 Tralee Bay Eire 060881 W. Lange
6 12 20.80 45.12 Tralee Bay Eire 240787 W. Lange
8 16 19.96 44.0 Tralee Bay Eire 150888 W. Lange
10 20 20.64 45.8 Tralee Bay Eire 280789 W. Lange
15 30 20.87 46.0 Tralee Bay Eire 070785 W. Lange
AT AT 31.29 69.0 Westpoint Eire 58 M. Fuchs
*SH SH 23.98 52.14 Llwyngwril Wales 84 G. Bishop

Monkfish, squatina squatina,

is a bottom living fish found on sand or mud in up to 90 metres, feeding extensively on bottom living fish, crabs and molluscs.

Live-bearing up to 20 young at one time , and can grow to a length of 6feet.

Colouration Sandy or grey-brown above, finely dotted darker markings, with a white underside. Body is greatly expanded from side to side, with large pectoral and pelvic fins, and a wide mouth.


 
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