Definition of angelfish in English:

angelfish

Line breaks: angel|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪndʒ(ə)lfɪʃ
 
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noun (plural same or angelfishes)

Any of a number of laterally compressed deep-bodied fishes with extended dorsal and anal fins, typically brightly coloured or boldly striped:
  • A freshwater fish native to the Amazon basin (genus Pterophyllum, family Cichlidae), in particular P. scalare.A marine or reef-dwelling fish (several genera in the family Chaetodontidae). another term for batfish (sense 2)
More example sentences
  • Freshwater angelfish have extended dorsal and anal fins and discus fishes, have compressed, disc-like bodies.
  • In marine areas, species concentrations are highest around coral reefs, where butterflyfishes and angelfishes, wrasses, parrotfishes and triggerfishes are common.
  • Parrotfish, wrasse, grouper, angelfish, butterflyfish and barracuda are permanent residents.

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