elephant fish

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elephant fish

n
(Animals) a large marine fish, Callorhinchus milii, of southwest Pacific waters, having a snout resembling an elephant's trunk. Also called: reperepe
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Squeakers or small catfish, and Mormyrids - also known as elephantfish - hunt at night by emitting tiny electrical charges, but live in fear of a far larger predator.
Enzyme histochemistry and immunohistochemistry was used to localize glycolytic and oxidative metabolic enzymes in electrocytes of the electric fish Gnathonemus, commonly known as the elephantfish. These findings were then compared to those found in other species of electric fish, such as Sternarchus albifrons.