wrymouth


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Noun1.wrymouth - eellike Atlantic bottom fish with large almost vertical mouth
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
Cryptacanthodes, genus Cryptacanthodes - a genus of Stichaeidae
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Other species that may prey on juvenile and adult shrimp include eelpouts, english sole, sand sole, pricklebacks, giant wrymouths, staghorn sculpins, great sculpins, red rock crabs, and graceful crabs.
Commonly known as wrymouths, adults are characterized by having elongate bodies, flattened heads, dorsally oriented eyes, oblique mouths with a projecting lower jaw, and dorsal-, anal-, and pectoral-fin elements that are covered by thick skin (Nawojchik 1986; Mecklenburg and others 2002).