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snailfish

(ˈsneɪlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) another name for sea snail
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Noun1.snailfish - small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a suckersnailfish - small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
genus Liparis, Liparis - type genus of the Liparididae: snailfishes
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papilio), armorhead sculpin (Gymnocanthus galeatus), snailfishes (Liparis gibbus and Careproctus rastrinus), marbled eelpout (Lycodes raridens), and wattled eelpout (Lycodes palearis), and in outer domain species such, as shortfin eelpout (Lycodes brevipes) and sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria).
The liparid genus Psednos Barnard 1927 is a group of meso- and bathypelagic snailfishes distinguished from the genus Paraliparis by having the infra-orbital canal of the cephalosensory system interrupted behind the eye and usually having a pronounced dorsal curvature of the spine, producing a "humpbacked" body.