Definition of lyretail in English:

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lyretail

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪəteɪl/

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noun

A small African killifish which is popular in aquaria. The colour pattern and shape of the tail, especially in the brightly coloured male, are suggestive of a lyre.
  • Several genera and species, family Cyprinodontidae
Example sentences
  • Wrasse, butterflies, boxfish, porcupines and pufferfish round out the picture, while lyretail grouper, Napoleon wrasse and rock cod mix with regal, map and other angelfish.
  • The lyretail is outgoing, quickly adapting to new surroundings and spending a good part of its time in full view in an aquarium.
  • The Chocolate Lyretail Panchax Killifish is a stunning color morph of the Lyretail Panchax Killifish.

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