angel fishes
Squamipen Squam"i*pen (skw[a^]m"[i^]*p[e^]n or skw[=a]"m[i^]-), n.; pl. {Squamipennes} (-p[e^]n"n[=e]z). [L. squama a scale + penna a fin: cf. F. squamipenne.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of a group of fishes having the dorsal and anal fins partially covered with scales. [1913 Webster]

Note: They are compressed and mostly, bright-colored tropical fishes, belonging to {Ch[ae]todon} and allied genera. Many of them are called {coral fishes}, and {angel fishes}. [1913 Webster]


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