snipefish


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snipefish

(ˈsnaɪpˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any teleost fish of the family Macrorhamphosidae, of tropical and temperate seas, having a deep body, long snout, and a single long dorsal fin: order Solenichthyes (sea horses, etc). Also called: bellows fish
[C17: so called because of the resemblance between its snout and a snipe's bill]
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Noun1.snipefish - small bottom-dwelling fish of warm seas having a compressed body and a long snout with a toothless mouthsnipefish - small bottom-dwelling fish of warm seas having a compressed body and a long snout with a toothless mouth
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
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Tope sharks were found to prey almost exclusively upon teleost fish: small shoaling fish, mainly boarfish (Capros aper) and snipefish (Macroramphosus scolopax), were the most frequent prey.
Two benthopelagic species, the snipefish (Macroramphosus scolopax [%IRI=34.
The second most important prey item was the snipefish (M.