needlefish definition

  • noun:
    • some of several marine fishes of the family Belonidae, having slender figures, needlelike teeth, and narrow jaws.
    • Any of some other fishes, like the pipefish, having projecting jaws.
    • Slender fish, inside household Belonidae, generally present in shallow marine habitats.
    • The European great pipefish (Siphostoma acus or Syngnathus acus); -- called additionally earl, and tanglefish.
    • The garfish.
    • one of the various garfishes or bill-fishes; any belonid: so-called from the razor-sharp, thin snout. See Belonid√¶ and gar.
    • A pipe-fish, Syngnathus acus, or any other species of the genus or family members Syngnathid√¶. See Syngnathus.
    • The agonoid fish Aspidophoroides monopterygius.
    • just like needle-shell.
    • A fish of the family Tylosurid√¶, widely distributed.
    • seafood with long tubular snout and slim human body covered with bony dishes
    • elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long-toothed jaws; loaded in seaside oceans

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