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)
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    • 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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