Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural same or snipefishes)
A marine fish that has a long, slender snout with the mouth at the tip.
- Family Macrorhamphosidae: several genera and species.
- Many of the species at this level, such as the snipefish, dragnets, spinefish, and bottom dwelling rockfish, are ‘lunch’ for larger predators.
- In most cases the snipefish are pink, silver or red in coloration and grow to be about twelve inches long.
- Some snipefish, such as the ones on the cover, also have a long, pointed spine stretching back from the dorsal fin.
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