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rabbitfish

(ˈræbɪtˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) a large chimaera, Chimaera monstrosa, common in European seas, with separate caudal and anal fins and a long whiplike tail
2. (Animals) any of the spiny-finned tropical marine fishes of the family Siganidae of Indo-Pacific waters. They have a rabbit-like snout and spines on the pelvic or ventral fins
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Noun1.rabbitfish - large European chimaerarabbitfish - large European chimaera    
chimaera - a deep-sea fish with a tapering body, smooth skin, and long threadlike tail
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1965-81: The inshore catch data for this period were based on the inshore creel survey data as reported in the DAWR annual reports, including the often separately reported estimates for octopus and shellfish (based on reef-gleaning), fish weirs, and the highly irregular, seasonal catches of juvenile rabbitfishes (Siganidae) and big-eye scad.
Higher proportions of wrasses, groupers, rabbitfishes, parrotfishes, goatfishes, sweetlips, and spiny lobsters are caught by scuba divers than by snorkelers (Table 2).