noun (plural same or dragonfishes)
A deep-sea fish with a long slender body.
- ● a fish with fanglike teeth, a barbel on the chin, and luminous organs on the body (families Stomiatidae and Idiacanthidae). ● (Antarctic dragonfish) a fish of southern polar seas with a flattened head (family Bathydraconidae).
More example sentences
- Midwater species, such as lanternfishes, hatchetfishes and dragonfishes have rows of lights along the underside of the body, probably for mating and identification as well as foraging.
- Fishes began with a coelacanth, a carp, and a dragonfish and ended with a goldfish.
- The crocodile dragonfish is one of the stranger-looking denizens of Antarctic waters the spiny plunderfish is a bottom-dweller
Definition of dragonfish in:
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