Common name of Squatina armata
 
Common name Angel shark
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country Peru
Locality
Ref. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1990
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core primary lexeme
1st modifier other/n.a.
2nd modifier
Remarks 'shark', of obscure origins but appears to have been introduced to English in the late 1560s by members of Sir John Hawkins' expedition (a ballad of 1569 recorded 'There is no proper name for [the fish] that I know, but that certain men of Captain Hawkins' doth call it a shark'), but it is not known where they got it from. A resemblance to Austrian dialect 'schirk', i.e., sturgeon has been noted (p. 471 in Ref. 11979).
 
Entered by Froese, Rainer
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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