sandfish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sandfish fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand
    • n sandfish either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sandfish (Zoöl) A small marine fish of the Pacific coast of North America (Trichodon trichodon) which buries itself in the sand.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sandfish A fish of the genus Trichodon, or any member of the Trichodontidæ (which see for technical characters). T. stelleri, about a foot long, lives buried in the sand on the coast of Alaska and southward. It superficially resembles the weever, but differs very much structurally, and has fifteen spines on the first dorsal fin and eighteen rays on the second.
    • n sandfish A silvery scaleless fish of the North Pacific, Trichodon trichodon.
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Sandfish Lizard Slithers into Science Spotlight.
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