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elephant-snout fish Line breaks: elephant-snout fish

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Definition of elephant-snout fish in English:


An edible African freshwater fish with a downcurved snout that is typically elongated and trunk-like. Also called elephant fish.
  • Family Mormyridae: several genera, in particular Mormyrus
Example sentences
  • As strange as its mouth is the Elephant-snout fish gets even stranger.
  • This group includes electric eels, South American knife fish, and African elephant snout fish.
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