pearlfish definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different thin marine fish of family Carapidae, resembling eels.
    • Any fish whose scales yield a pearl-like pigment used in production artificial pearls, once the bleak, and whitebait.
    • a standard title of Fierasfer affinis, a fish based in the Bay of Panama, within the shells associated with the pearl-oyster; any fish of family Fierasferidæ, which lives inside shells of mollusks plus in huge Holothuria.
    • A minnow, Alburnus lucidus, and other allied species, varying over Europe and western Asia. The pearly matter from their machines is employed when you look at the make of synthetic pearls.
    • discovered living within the alimentary canals of e.g. ocean cucumbers or amongst the shells of pearl oysters in or near low seagrass bedrooms
    • discovered residing within the alimentary canals of e.g. water cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near low seagrass beds

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