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rabbitfish

(ˈræbɪtˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) a large chimaera, Chimaera monstrosa, common in European seas, with separate caudal and anal fins and a long whiplike tail
2. (Animals) any of the spiny-finned tropical marine fishes of the family Siganidae of Indo-Pacific waters. They have a rabbit-like snout and spines on the pelvic or ventral fins
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Noun1.rabbitfish - large European chimaerarabbitfish - large European chimaera    
chimaera - a deep-sea fish with a tapering body, smooth skin, and long threadlike tail
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exploited species and rabbitfishes (Siganus lightly or nonex-ploited spp.
That rabbitfishes in Trt15 survived for as long as eight weeks is possibly because at small sizes fish were capable of maintaining homeostasis but as body size increased, homeostasis became more difficult to maintain.
sea chubs, needlefishes, rabbitfishes [Siganidae]), but because of the overall rarity of these fish, such changes cannot necessarily be interpreted as meaningful.