butterfly fish definition

  • noun:
    • some of numerous small, extremely colorful tropical marine fishes of this household Chaetodontidae, having deep flattened systems and a single dorsal fin.
    • some of numerous fishes with broad winglike fins.
    • any fish associated with family members Chaetodontidae.
    • Pantodon buchholzi, a small brown fish of western African channels, usually found in aquariums.
    • butterfly cod (Pterois volitans)
    • ocellated blenny (Opisthocentrus ocellatus)
    • traveling gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis)
    • Exocoetus volitans, a flying seafood of Atlantic.
    • a chiton, a mollusc of the class Polyplacophora.
    • any of several brightly colored fishes

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