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alligator fish Syllabification: al·li·ga·tor fish

Definition of alligator fish in English:


A slender bottom-dwelling fish of the northwestern Atlantic, with an armor of bony plates and two curved spines on the snout.
  • Aspidophoroides monopterygius, family Agonidae
Example sentences
  • He showed me a unique ‘pez lagarto’ or alligator fish that he had caught and prepared for us.
  • I demanded an explanation of this new threat, and she told me everything she knew: alligator fish are bottom feeders with big chompy teeth.
  • The most abundant species in the total catch from all gear types were rock sole, northern sculpin, Pacific halibut, butter sole, Aleutian alligator fish, and fourhorn poacher.

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