pearlfish


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Noun1.Pearlfish - found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass bedspearlfish - found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Carapidae, family Carapidae - pearlfishes: related to the Brotulidae
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Morphological adaptations of pearlfish (Carapidae) to their various habitats.
The chapter on pearlfish, for instance, titled "At Home in Someone Else's Anus,' ends with gambits to help the parasite through awkward conversations about where it lives.
We meet the humble snail that produces the Tyrrian purple beloved of emperors; armies of beach-roving, power-clawed land crabs; silvery pearlfish happily peering from the anuses of foot-long sea cucumbers; and sharks greeting hoped-for mates with tender pectoral nips.