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combfish

Syllabification: comb·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈkōmfiSH
 
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Definition of combfish in English:

noun (plural same or combfishes)

A fish of the northeastern Pacific, with small rough scales and long spines in the comblike 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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