rabbitfish

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Etymology[edit]

rabbit +‎ fish, from its mouth shape.

Noun[edit]

rabbitfish (plural rabbitfish or rabbitfishes)

  1. Any fish in the family Siganidae, native to shallow Indo-Pacific coastal waters and introduced to the eastern Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.
  2. Any fish in the family Chimaeridae, cartilaginous fish in the order Chimaeriformes