Sømunk - the sea munk

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The illustration on the left is by
professor Guillaume Rondelet, and on the right
by naturalist Pierre Belon, both from the 16th century.
At center is an illustration of a squid caught in 1854

The sea monk, or sometimes monk-fish, was the name
given to a sea animal found off the eastern coast of the Danish
island of Zealand almost certainly in 1546. It was described
as a 'fish' that looked superficially like a monk.
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