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sandfish

(ˈsændˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fish
(Animals) a burrowing Pacific fish, Trichodon trichodon
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Noun1.sandfish - either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Trichodontidae, Trichodontidae - two species of elongate compressed scaleless large-eyed fishes that live in sand or mud
2.sandfish - fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
genus Gonorhynchus, Gonorhynchus - slender cylindrical marine fishes lacking air bladders and teeth
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Contrast in reproductive style between two species of sandfishes (family Trichodontidae).