snailfish


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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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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.
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.