Definition of pearlfish in English:


Line breaks: pearl|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːlfɪʃ/

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noun (plural same or pearlfishes)

  • 1A long slender fish found chiefly in warmer seas, which lives inside the shells of bivalve molluscs or the body cavities of sea cucumbers and other invertebrates.
    • Family Carapidae: several genera and species
  • 2A small Argentinian killifish, popular in aquaria.
    • Cynolebius belotti, family Cyprinodontidae

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