squirrelfish
noun Date: 1803 any of various small chiefly tropical usually red bony fishes (family Holocentridae) with large eyes, spiny fins, and rough scales

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  • squirrelfish — /skwerr euhl fish , skwur / or, esp. Brit., /skwir /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) squirrelfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) squirrelfishes. any of several brightly colored, nocturnal fishes of the family Holocentridae,… …   Universalium

  • squirrelfish — noun 1. similar to sea bream; small spiny finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States • Syn: ↑pinfish, ↑sailor s choice, ↑Lagodon rhomboides • Hypernyms: ↑sparid, ↑sparid fish • Member H …   Useful english dictionary

  • squirrelfish — /ˈskwɪrəlfɪʃ/ (say skwiruhlfish) noun (plural squirrelfish or squirrelfishes) any fish of the tropical marine family Holocentridae, or of the related family Melamplaidae, having large eyes and a usually reddish body. Usage: For variation in the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • squirrelfish — smėlinis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Diplectrum conceptione angl. sand perch; squirrelfish rus. песчаный окунь ryšiai: platesnis terminas – smėliniai ešeriai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • squirrelfish — paprastoji voveržuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Holocentrus ascensionis angl. squirrelfish rus. вознесенская рыба белка; обыкновенная рыба белка ryšiai: platesnis terminas – paprastosios… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • squirrelfish — noun Any member of the subfamily Holocentrinae of the family Holocentridae of ray finned fish …   Wiktionary

  • squirrelfish — noun (plural same or squirrelfishes) a large eyed marine fish, typically brightly coloured, that lives around reefs in warm seas. [Family Holocentridae: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • squirrelfish —    Ū ū, ala ihi; a ala ihi (young) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Squirrelfish (disambiguation) — Squirrelfish may refer to:* Squirrelfish or Holocentridae, a family of ray finned fish * SquirrelFish, a Javascript engine being developed by the Webkit project …   Wikipedia

  • blood-spot squirrelfish — dėmėtoji voveržuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Neoniphon sammara angl. blood spot squirrelfish; longchin soldierfish; sam soldier; sammara squirrelfish; spotfin squirrelfish rus. пятнистый… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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