Definition of barracudina in English:

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barracudina

Pronunciation: /ˌbarəkuːˈdiːnə/

noun

A slender-bodied predatory fish with a long head, found in open oceans.
  • Family Paralepididae: numerous species, including Paralepis atlantica.
Example sentences
  • I see many siphonophores, chaetognaths, even barracudinas, a tomopterid worm zigzags right in front of my eyes.
  • Some of the most common fishes in the mesopelagic are the barracudinas, small species that have converged on a body plan strikingly similar to the morphology of the great barracuda.
  • The Ribbon Barracudina has a long, slender body.

Origin

From American Spanish, diminutive of barracuda (see barracuda), which it resembles.

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