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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Fishes that occurred in deeper waters (>90 m) that were missing from those 3 middle shelf sites, regardless of habitat type, were the metallic codling (Physiculus fulvus), the big roughy (Gephyroberyx darwinii), the longspine snipefish (Macroramphosus scolopax), groupers (Hyporthodus spp.
Discrimination of snipefish Macroramphosus species and boarfish Capros aper morphotypes through
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.