Definition of four-eyed fish in English:

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four-eyed fish

noun

A small livebearing freshwater fish of tropical America. Each eye is divided into two, allowing the fish to see both above and below the water while swimming at the surface.
  • Family Anablepidae and genus Anableps: several species.
Example sentences
  • One of the strangest fish in the world is Anableps anableps, commonly called the ‘four-eyed fish’ because of the unique configuration of its eyes.
  • Anableps tetrophthalmus, the four-eyed fish, inhabits the rivers of Mexico and northern South America.
  • Anableps, the four-eyed fish, frequents the rivers and estuaries from southern Mexico to northern South America.

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