sillikuningas

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Etymology[edit]

silli (herring) +‎ kuningas (king)

Noun[edit]

sillikuningas

  1. rabbit fish, ratfish, chimaera, Chimaera monstrosa

Usage notes[edit]

  • The sillikuningas translates literally to "king of herrings", which in English refers to a species of oarfish, Regalecus glesne.
  • The common names "rabbit fish", "ratfish" and "chimera/chimaera" are also used of other species of the order Chimaeriformes.
  • Among the common names of Chimaera monstrosa, European Union has chosen to use "rabbit fish" in their regulation [1].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Regulation (EC) No 218/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the north-east Atlantic