Definition of rabbitfish in English:


Syllabification: rab·bit·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈrabitˌfiSH

noun (plural same or rabbitfishes)

  • A blunt-nosed chimaera with rodentlike front teeth and a long thin tail, found in the northeastern Atlantic and around South Africa. Also called ratfish, rat-tail.
    • Chimaera monstrosa, family Chimaeridae
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    • As discussed in physical description above, rabbitfishes lose their color at nightfall and may also change color if threatened.
    • Throughout the ferry, nudibranchs, groupers, puffers, and wrasses had taken up residence along with juvenile barracuda, fusiliers and rabbitfish.
    • Large schools of rabbitfish and Sergeant Majors seeking a handout provide guaranteed excitement for snorkellers.

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