Definition of combfish in English:

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combfish

Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊmfɪʃ/

noun (plural same or combfishes)

A fish of the NE Pacific, with small rough scales and long spines in the comb-like dorsal fin.
  • Family Zaniolepididae and genus Zaniolepis: several species
Example sentences
  • Dozens of demoiselles hovered, waiting for the combfish to remove their parasites while the goatfish below seemed oblivious to the free grooming services available.
  • Yellowtail, seapike, silver sweep, pomfret, nannygais, bullseyes, dozens of moon wrasse, blue gropers and combfish follow you on your dive as you swim around this amazing site.
  • An abundance of jewellery made of fine seeds and shells, pandanus weavings, painted turtle shells and combfish bones also fill the gallery.
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