Definition of lyretail in English:

lyretail

Line breaks: lyre|tail
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪəteɪl/

noun

A small African killifish which is popular in aquaria. The colour pattern and shape of the tail, especially in the brightly coloured male, are suggestive of a lyre.
  • Several genera and species, family Cyprinodontidae
More example sentences
  • Wrasse, butterflies, boxfish, porcupines and pufferfish round out the picture, while lyretail grouper, Napoleon wrasse and rock cod mix with regal, map and other angelfish.
  • The lyretail is outgoing, quickly adapting to new surroundings and spending a good part of its time in full view in an aquarium.
  • The Chocolate Lyretail Panchax Killifish is a stunning color morph of the Lyretail Panchax Killifish.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day salmanazar
Pronunciation: ˌsalməˈneɪzə
noun
a wine bottle twelve times the standard size...