tubenose

(redirected from Tubenoses)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Tubenoses: order Procellariiformes, Pinnipeds

tubenose

(ˈtjuːbˌnəʊz)
n
1. (Animals) any seabird of the order Procellariformes, such as the storm petrel and the albatross, that have tubular nostrils on their beaks
2. (Animals) any fish belonging to the family Aulorhynchidae
References in periodicals archive ?
Tubenoses (Procellariiformes), in particular, seem to be prone to light attraction, although other taxa of seabirds and coastal birds that are primarily nocturnal at terrestrial nesting areas or are migrating at night also may be attracted in numbers (e.
They belong to a group of birds known as tubenoses, which includes petrels and shearwaters.
Turkey vultures, a group of seabirds called tubenoses, and kiwis tend to devote a relatively large proportion of their brains to olfactory processing.