alligatorfish


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Noun1.alligatorfish - small very elongate sea poachers
sea poacher, sea poker, poacher - small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters
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In addition, several species that were present in 1997, including American eel (Anguilla rostrata), capelin (Mallotus villosus), fourbeard rockling (Enchelyopus cimbrius), Atlantic tomcod (Microgadus tomcod), cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus), Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), alligatorfish (Aspidophoroides monopterygius), windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus), and American plaice (Hippoglossoides plattessoides), did not occur in the 1998 collections.