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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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We found fishes, particularly Atka Mackerel (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) and snailfishes (Liparidae) to be more important, and hermit crabs and Horsehair Crabs (Erimacrus isenbeckii) to be less important in the Aleutian Islands than in the eastern Bering Sea.
A revision of arctic snailfishes of the genus Liparis (Scorpaeniformes: Cyclopteridae).