- European (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Neutral (behaviour)
This was a name given to a fish sighted by seafarers around northern Europe. It was seen near Copenhagen in Denmark from 13th to the 17th century. It description was recorded by Ambrose Pare (1517 - 1590) in his work On Monsters and Marvels. The fish was said to have a head that closely resembled a human head with the hairstyle of a monk. Its main body had the shape of a monk’s cowl on a cape around the shoulders. From this cape were two very long flippers that looked like arms.
Monk Fish has been viewed 682 times.
Next: Monk's Calf
Know something about Monk Fish?
© Copyright 2013 Mythical Creatures List Monk Fish
Background Illustrations (Left top-bottom, right top-bottom): Medusa by Gonzalo Ordonez, Loch Ness Monster by dyb,
Basilisk by JustMick, Shuck by Serphire, Ts Um A Kas - Illustration of a rock painting (from Dover publications).