spiny-finned fish


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Noun1.spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible raysspiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
squirrelfish - very small, brightly colored (especially red) nocturnal fishes of shallow waters or tropical reefs; they make sounds like a squirrel's bark
anomalops, flashlight fish - fish having a luminous organ beneath eye; of warm waters of the western Pacific and Puerto Rico
flashlight fish, Photoblepharon palpebratus - fish of deep dark waters having a light organ below each eye
dory - marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters
Capros aper, boarfish - fish with a projecting snout
boarfish - fish with large eyes and long snouts
stickleback, prickleback - small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
batfish - bottom-dweller of warm western Atlantic coastal waters having a flattened scaleless body that crawls about on fleshy pectoral and pelvic fins
angler fish, anglerfish, goosefish, Lophius Americanus, lotte, allmouth, monkfish, angler - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
Opsanus tau, toadfish - bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouth
frogfish - fish having a frog-like mouth with a lure on the snout
sargassum fish - small fantastically formed and colored fishes found among masses of sargassum
Acanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygii - teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
remora, suckerfish, sucking fish - marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects
silverside, silversides - small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
barracuda - any voracious marine fish of the genus Sphyraena having an elongated cylindrical body and large mouth with projecting lower jaw and long strong teeth
launce, sand eel, sand lance, sand launce - very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
dragonet - small often brightly colored scaleless marine bottom-dwellers; found in tropical and warm temperate waters of Europe and America
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
flatfish - any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
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