noun (plural same or glassfishes)
A small fish with an almost transparent body, in particular:
- A marine or freshwater fish which is popular in aquaria (genus Chanda, family Centropomidae), including the Indian glassfish (C. ranga). An elongated marine fish of the West Pacific (Salangichthys microdon, family Salangidae), eaten as a delicacy in Japan.
- The reef earns its good reputation with large gorgonian fan corals up to 3m across and cornetfish, groupers and glassfish in abundance.
- Groups of blue-finned trevally terrorised the glassfish and fusiliers as they hunted for their meal.
- Two huge grouper had made the forecastle home, and inside were glassfish and their worst nightmare - lionfish.
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