butterflyfish definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several conspicuous tropical marine fish associated with the family members Chaetodontidae; the bannerfish and coralfish may also be one of them team. Butterflyfish tend to be fairly little, mostly from 12 to 22 cm (c.7-9 in) long.
    • the ocellated blenny (Blennius ocellaris) of Europe. See Blenny. The term is also placed on the traveling gurnard.
    • tropical gurnardlike fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins.
    • An English title of the eyed blenny, Blennius ocellaris.—
    • A fish of this family members Nomeidœ, Gasterochisma melampus, with big black colored ventral fins, inhabiting the sea about Australian Continent and New Zealand. It attains a length in excess of 3 foot, but is uncommon.
    • The common name associated with the species of fishes regarding the family members Chætodontidæ present in tropical seas, noted due to their singular type, bright colors, and great task. The family includes 8 or 10 genera and nearly 200 species.
    • little generally brilliantly coloured tropical marine fishes having narrow deep figures with huge broad fins; discovered global
    • exotic seafood with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater sliding; unrelated to searobins

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