Definition of beaconfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːk(ə)nfɪʃ/

noun (plural same or beaconfishes)

A popular aquarium characin from tropical South America, with a red and gold spot near the base of the tail fin and another near the eye.
  • Hemigrammus ocellifer, family Characidae.
Example sentences
  • Phenotypically beacon fish are brown to greenish-yellow in color with a silvery iridescence.
  • The deep body outline of the Beacon Fish follows the general tetra pattern.

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