driftfish


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Noun1.driftfish - larger butterfishes of the western Atlantic from the New York area to the northern Gulf of Mexico
stromateid, stromateid fish, butterfish - small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
Ariomma, genus Ariomma - a genus of Stromateidae
2.driftfish - small (6 inches) tropical butterfishes found worldwide
stromateid, stromateid fish, butterfish - small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
genus Psenes, Psenes - a genus of Stromateidae
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Various pelagic fishes and invertebrates (zooplankton, jellyfish, siphonophores, crustaceans, and polychaetes) have been seen along the ridge, including mesopelagic fishes, freckled driftfish, Psenes cyanophrys, scombrids (juveniles and a large tuna), a thresher shark, Alopias pelagicus, a possible blue shark, and squid, Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis and Onychoteuthis [46, 48, 49].