snakefish


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snakefish

(ˈsneɪkˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a term for any fish resembling a snake
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Noun1.snakefish - tropical fishes with large mouths in lizard-like heads; found worldwide
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
family Synodontidae, Synodontidae - soft-finned bottom-dwelling fishes
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Waist-HIGH in muddy waters, Sam Phoeun plunges his woven bamboo trap into Boeung Krom Lake, before sticking his arm through the mouth of the basket with childlike glee in hopes of snagging a snakefish.
This accommodating fish has been called "snakefish," "eel fish," and far more disturbing adjectives in loud voices on boats by haughty and arrogant anglers and in soft voices at seedy bait shops for far too long.