silverfish

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Lepisma saccharina (Silverfish)
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Etymology[edit]

silver +‎ fish: from its appearance, in the case of the insect.

Noun[edit]

silverfish (plural silverfish or silverfishes)

  1. Lepisma saccharina, a small wingless insect with silvery scales, a type of bristletail.
  2. Other similar insects in the order Zygentoma, including:
    1. Ctenolepisma lineata, also called four-lined silverfish.
    2. Ctenolepisma longicaudata, or the grey silverfish.
  3. Megalops atlanticus, the Atlantic tarpon, the tarpum.
  4. The silver fish, Raiamas senegalensis.
  5. The Antarctic silverfish, Pleuragramma antarcticum.
  6. A white variety of the goldfish.
  7. Aphareus rutilans (rusty jobfish)
  8. Argentina sphyraena
  9. Argyrozona argyrozona (carpenter seabream)
  10. Labeobarbus bynni (Niger barb, barbel, Nile barb)
  11. Enteromius mattozi
  12. Callorhinchus milii (elephant shark)
  13. Elops saurus (ladyfish)
  14. Leptatherina presbyteroides
  15. Pseudocaranx dentex
  16. Steindachnerina argentea
  17. Trachinotus ovatus (pompano)
  18. Trichiurus lepturus (largehead hairtail)
  19. Ulaema lefroyi (mottled mojarra)

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