ratfish
noun Date: 1882 chimaera; especially a silvery iridescent white-spotted chimaera (Hydrolagus colliei) of cold deep waters of the Pacific coast of North America

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  • ratfish — ☆ ratfish [rat′fish΄ ] n. pl. ratfish or ratfishes (see FISH) CHIMAERA (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Ratfish — Rat fish (r[a^]t f[i^]sh ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Rat tail}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratfish — /rat fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) ratfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) ratfishes. a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Lower California, having a ratlike tail. [1880 85, Amer.; RAT +… …   Universalium

  • ratfish — europinė chimera statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Chimaera monstrosa angl. chimaera; ghost shark; rabbitfish; ratfish rus. европейская химера ryšiai: platesnis terminas – chimeros …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • ratfish — noun a) A Pacific fish, Hydrolagus collei, that has a long rat like tail b) A chimaera …   Wiktionary

  • ratfish — rat•fish [[t]ˈrætˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich a spotted chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California, having a ratlike tail • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • ratfish — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : chimaera II 2; especially : a silvery iridescent white spotted chimaera (Hydrolagus colliei) of cold deep waters of the Pacific coast of No. America …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spotted ratfish — Taxobox name = Spotted ratfish status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Holocephali ordo = Chimaeriformes familia = Chimaeridae species = H. colliei binomial = Hydrolagus colliei… …   Wikipedia

  • spotted ratfish — amerikinė chimera statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hydrolagus colliei angl. spotted ratfish rus. американский гидролаг ryšiai: platesnis terminas – chimeros hidrolagai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Chimaera — This article is about the cartilaginous fish order. For the namesake genus, see Chimaera (genus). For the mythological beast, see Chimera (mythology). For other uses, see Chimera (disambiguation). Chimaeras Temporal range: Early Devonian… …   Wikipedia

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