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snailfish

(ˈsneɪlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) another name for sea snail
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Noun1.snailfish - small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a suckersnailfish - small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
genus Liparis, Liparis - type genus of the Liparididae: snailfishes
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Along with colleagues from the University of Washington, Newcastle researchers discovered a new species of fish at a depth of 8,000 metres (26,200ft), which has now been officially named as the Mariana snailfish.
A new species named the Mariana snailfish was discovered by an international team of researchers.
Occurrences of dory, lumpfish and snailfish in North Carolina and adjacent ocean waters.
It is anticipated that this could result in the local extinction of some Arctic fish species, such as the gelatinous snailfish (Liparis fabricii) and even the most abundant Arctic species, the Polar cod (Boreogadus saida).
The scientists found one new species of snailfish living 6km to 8km below the waves - but it was a second species at 8145metres that truly surprised them.
To date, the deepest fish seen alive was the snailfish Pseudoliparis amblysto-mopsis at 7703 m in the Japan Trench (12).
1 Gelatinous snailfish (Liparis fabricii) * 1 Kelp snailfish (Liparis tunicatus) * 3 Order Perciformes (0.
In addition to cod, the overall fish diet by % FO included rainbow smelt (62%), several species of flounder and sculpin (both at 48%), slender eelblenny (38%), Pacific sand lance; capelin, Mallotus villosus; and Pacific herring (all at 24%); Arctic lamprey, Lethenteron camtschaticum (19%); snailfish (14%); and two species of salmon (coho, Oncorhynchus kisutch, and chum, O.
The team had been hoping to find specimens of deep-sea snailfish which have not been seen since the 1950s.