elephantfish

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Etymology[edit]

elephant +‎ fish

Noun[edit]

elephantfish (plural elephantfish or elephantfishes)

  1. A fish of the family Mormyridae, noted for its ability to generate electric fields.
  2. A fish in the unrelated genus Callorhinchus of cartilaginous fish, which uses its fleshy snout to feel for food in sediments and to sense electric fields.

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