Entry from British & World English dictionary
An elongated marine fish with a long-based spiny dorsal fin and an oblique mouth that is almost vertical. It occurs in the NW Atlantic and the North Pacific.
- Family Cryptacanthodidae: several genera and species.
- The wrymouths are slender, eel-like fishes, close relatives of the blennies but much larger.
- The wrymouth was collected and returned to the Sea Life Center for display.
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