Share this entry

Share this page

surgeonfish

División en sílabas: sur·geon·fish
Pronunciación: /ˈsərjənˌfiSH
 
/

Definición de surgeonfish en inglés:

sustantivo (plural igual or surgeonfishes)

A deep-bodied and typically brightly colored tropical marine fish with a scalpellike spine on each side of the tail.
  • Family Acanthuridae: several genera and many species. See also tang3
Example sentences
  • Damselfish make up almost half, with angelfish, surgeonfish, wrasses, gobies, and butterfly fish accounting for another 25 to 30 percent.
  • Acanthurids, commonly known as surgeonfishes, are characterized by the existence of the ‘scalpel,’ a distinctive spine or group of spines on either side of the tail base, hence the common name surgeonfish.
  • Most of what you see here are coral fish like various wrasses, squirrelfish, Moorish Idols, parrotfish, angelfish, surgeonfish and butterflyfish.

Definición de surgeonfish en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día orthoepy
Pronunciación: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words