seasnail


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Noun1.seasnail - small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a suckerseasnail - 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
2.seasnail - any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
neritid, neritid gastropod - operculate seasnail of coastal waters with a short spiral shell
whelk - large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
triton - tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
moon shell, moonshell - marine gastropods having smooth rounded shells that form short spires
winkle, periwinkle - edible marine gastropod
limpet - any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
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A couple of years ago he developed and built a half-size device called the SeaSnail, which was installed in 25m of water off the coast of the Orkney Islands.
Larvae of spring to early summer spawners such as winter flounder (Pleuronectes americanus) Atlantic seasnail (Liparis atlanticus), and radiated shanny (Ulvaria subbifurcata) were more abundant in May and June.