Definition of lancetfish in English:


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noun (plural same or lancetfishes)

A long slender predatory fish with a large sail-like dorsal fin, living in the deeper waters of open oceans.
  • Family Alepisauridae and genus Alepisaurus: two or three species
More example sentences
  • The lancetfish was caught off the Eastern Cape coast - hundreds of kilometres away from its usual habitat.

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