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cardinalfish

[kahr-dn-l-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) cardinalfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cardinalfishes.
any of the perchlike fishes of the family Apogonidae, many species of which are bright red with black markings.

Origin:
cardinal + fish

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cardinalfish

noun
small red fishes of coral reefs and inshore tropical waters 
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