cavefish

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cave·fish

 (kāv′fĭsh′)
n. pl. cavefish or cave·fish·es
Any of various North American freshwater fishes of the family Amblyopsidae, found in subterranean waters and having rudimentary nonfunctioning eyes.

cavefish

(ˈkeɪvˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of various small freshwater cyprinodont fishes of the genera Amblyopsis, Chologaster, etc, living in subterranean and other waters in S North America. See also blindfish
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Ishawytscha (Walbaum), chinook salmon NW Salmo salar Linnaeus, Atlantic salmon NW trout (pirate perch) Aphredoderus sayanus (Gilliams), pirate perch N, SW Family Amblyopsidae (cavefish) Amblyopsis spelaea (DeKay), northern cavefish S Typhilchthys subterraneus Girard, southern cavefish S Order Percopsiformes Family Percopsidae (trout-perch) Percopsis omiscomaycus (Walbaum), trout-perch NW, S Order Gadiformes (cod) Family Lotidae (freshwater cod) Lota lota (Linnaeus), burbot NW, WE Order Cyprinodonitiformes (topminnows, silversides) Family Fundulidae (topminnows) Fundulus catenatus (Storer), northern studfish C F.