ribbonfish(redirected from Trachypteridae)
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n. pl. ribbonfish or rib·bon·fish·es
1. Any of several marine fishes of the family Trachipteridae, having a long, narrow, compressed body.
2. A cutlassfish.
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of various soft-finned deep-sea teleost fishes, esp Regalecus glesne (see oarfish), that have an elongated compressed body. They are related to the opah and dealfishes
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several marine fishes of the family Trachipteridae, with a long, compressed, ribbonlike body.
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|Noun||1.||ribbonfish - thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin|
|2.||ribbonfish - marine fish having a long compressed ribbonlike body|