Definition of sandfish in English:


Syllabification: sand·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌfiSH

noun (plural same or sandfishes)

  • 1A small marine fish with fringed lips that burrows in the sand, in particular.
    • an elongated Australian fish (Crapatulus arenarius, family Leptoscopidae).a North Pacific fish (Trichodon trichodon, family Trichodontidae).
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    • The sandfish spends most of its time underground living in soft sand.
    • The Australian government is trying to seed juveniles of sandfish, Holothuroidea scabra which were reduced by overfishing.
    • Pacific Sandfish live in the Northern Pacific from California to Russia.
  • 2 (belted sandfish) A small sea bass that lives only in shallow inshore waters around Florida.
    • Serranus subligarius, family Serranidae
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    • The state's biggest belted sandfish weighed .05 pounds.
    • Fish counters saw many big belted sandfish.

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