Definition of bonnetmouth in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒnətmaʊθ/


A small, slender shoaling fish with an extensible mouth and a long spiny dorsal fin, occurring in the tropical western Atlantic.
  • Inermia vittata, family Emmelichthyidae.
Example sentences
  • One catch brought in many redbait, a small fish in the bonnetmouth family.
  • Occasionally small cardinal fish and fish that shared many characteristics with Bonnetmouths were seen darting about.

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