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sandfish

(ˈsændˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fish
(Animals) a burrowing Pacific fish, Trichodon trichodon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandfish - either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Trichodontidae, Trichodontidae - two species of elongate compressed scaleless large-eyed fishes that live in sand or mud
2.sandfish - fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
genus Gonorhynchus, Gonorhynchus - slender cylindrical marine fishes lacking air bladders and teeth
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October through February is also prime season for squid, sandfish and king crab off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, and it is not unusual that there would be high numbers of boats at sea, said Kim Do-hoon, a professor of fisheries science at Bukyong National University in Busan.
Yet, from all these known fish prey species, only Pacific sandfish was caught in trawls in both river areas, but in very small numbers.
Sandfish, by Saudi Arabian filmmaker Ahd Kamel, is set in the UAE in the 1960s and tells the story of an orphan girl being sold to an old man who already has two wives.
Ongoing efforts to develop simple low-technology approaches to culturing sandfish (Holothuria scabra), a high-value tropical sea cucumber species, have a broad range of potential benefits in restoring coastal livelihoods and ecological function.
Therefore, large-scale commercial aquaculture has only been developed for a small number of the most valuable species: the temperate Japanese sea cucumber, Apostichopusjaponicus; and the tropical sandfish, Holothuria scabra (Hulling et al.
0 (Syngnathus leptorhynchus) Sandfish: family Trichodontidae Pacific sandfish (Trichodon 0.
The biological inspiration for our sand-swimming robot is the sandfish lizard, which inhabits the Sahara desert in Africa and rapidly buries into and swims within sand," said Goldman.
The sandfish lizard wriggles through desert sands like a sci-fi monster.
The Sandfish in the Desert, Miya's first book, is about a boy sandfish that rescues a jackrabbit's eggs and receives a reward.
Participants came across camels, gazelles, and in some cases, deer, goats and sandfish (a species of skink that swims through the sand).
Hatchery production of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) has been conducted on an experimental scale in the Pacific region (Pitt & Duy 2004, Purcell 2004, Purcell 2005), and includes the production of thousands of juveniles.
Once the 35-centimetre-long sandfish is submerged, it tucks its limbs into its sides and propels itself forward through a granular medium like sand by wiggling from side to side.