Definition of barrelfish in English:

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noun (plural same or barrelfishes)

A fish which lives in the deep waters of the Atlantic when adult, and on the surface, typically among flotsam, when young.
  • Schedophilus medusophagus and Hyperoglyphe perciforma, family Centrolophidae.
Example sentences
  • ‘What I thought was cool was when a barrelfish came barreling into the sub,’ says Sutton.
  • We hope our observations during this cruise will help us understand the life history of the barrelfish.
  • The caudal fin of the barrelfish is only slightly emarginate instead of deeply forked and its caudal peduncle moderately stout and without keels instead of very slender.

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