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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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).
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.
Fish and crabs collected were herring (Clupea pallasi Valenciennes 1847), shiner perch (Cymatogaster aggregata Gibbons 1854), eelpouts (Family Zoarcidae), english sole (Parophrys vetulus Girard 1854), sand sole (Psettichthys melanostictus Girard 1854), pricklebacks (Family Stichaeidae), giant wrymouths (Cryptacanthodes giganteus Kittlitz 1858), staghorn sculpins (Leptocottus armatus Girard 1854), great sculpins (Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus Pallus 1811), red rock (Cancer prodactus Randall 1839), and graceful (Cancer gracilis Dana 1852) crabs.