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.

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