fishes
plural of fish; can be used to indicate many species of fish as opposed to fish which is an individual or many individuals of the same species. The general term for five living Classes and several extinct Classes of vertebrate animals showing great diversity in form. Includes the living Myxini (hagfishes), Petromyzontida (lampreys), Chondrichthyes (sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras), Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) and Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fishes). Strictly, the Sarcopterygii includes Tetrapoda (amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fishes — Fish Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -fishes — Crawfish Craw fish (kr[add] f[i^]sh ), Crayfish Cray fish (kr[=a] f[i^]sh ), n.; pl. { fishes} or { fish}. [Corrupted fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. [ e]crevisse, fr. OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See {Crab}. The ending fish arose from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fishes — noun /ˈfɪʃɪz/ a) multiple kinds of fish b) Coral bleaching threatens to disrupt the population equilibria of the reef’s fishes …   Wiktionary

  • fishes — žuvys statusas Aprobuotas sritis žuvininkystė ir žvejyba apibrėžtis 1. Visų rūšių žuvys, nėgės, vėžiagyviai, moliuskai ir kiti vandens bestuburiai. 2. Visų rūšių žuvys, nėgės, vėžiagyviai. atitikmenys: angl. fishes vok. Fisches, m rus. рыбы, f… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Fishes — FISH  Pour les articles homophones, voir Fiche et Phish. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Fish peut faire référence à : Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fishes — Fish·es (fĭshʹĭz) pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) See Pisces. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fishes — n. Pisces, astrological sign of fish, twelfth sign of the Zodiac …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fishes — fɪʃ n. type of cold blooded aquatic animal with fins and scales; other aquatic animals (Informal); flesh of fish; fellow, guy (used in combination i.e. odd fish, queer fish) v. catch fish; try to catch fish; search for fish; search; try to… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fishes —  / Fish    Scaly water dwelling creatures.    Gollum s favourite food …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Fishes — /fɪʃəz/ (say fishuhz) noun the, the zodiacal constellation or sign Pisces …   Australian English dictionary

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