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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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Rabbitfish and red-toothed triggerfish were also among the fish released back into their natural habitat by a team from the aquarium who highlighted the importance of protecting the marine environment.
In the coastal areas, the spring season, where we have the quite sea again, is a season of sea-entry and fishing, as fish vary, taste more delicious, including lobster, kingfish, sardines, rabbitfish and emperor and other Large Pelagics and Demersal with high nutritional value.
That makes Helicoprion a distant relative of today's rabbitfish, ratfish and other chimaeras.
And a kind of rabbitfish is one of the few species, besides the gobies, that will not just ignore the chemically defended Chlorodesmis seaweed tufts.
Differential expression of insulin-like growth factor I and II mRNAs during embryogenesis and early larval development in rabbitfish, Siganus guttatus.