frogfish

frogfish

[frog-fish, frawg-]
noun, plural (especially collectively) frogfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) frogfishes.
1.
any tropical marine fish of the family Antennariidae, having a wide, froglike mouth and broad, limblike pectoral fins.
2.
angler ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1640–50; frog1 + fish

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frogfish (ˈfrɒɡˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any angler (fish) of the family Antennariidae, in which the body is covered with fleshy processes, including a fleshy lure on top of the head

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frogfish

any of about 60 species of small marine fishes of the family Antennariidae (order Lophiiformes), usually found in shallow, tropical waters. Frogfishes are robust, rather lumpy fishes with large mouths and, often, prickly skins. The largest species grow about 30 cm (12 inches) long.

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