man-of-war fish

man-of-war fish

noun
a small, tropical fish, Nomeus gronovii, that lives among the tentacles of the Portuguese man-of-war.
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man-of-war fish

(species Nomeus gronovii), small marine fish of the family Nomeidae (order Perciformes; sometimes placed in family Stromateidae), noted for living unharmed among the stinging tentacles of the Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish (Physalia). The man-of-war fish is usually found in the open sea, near its protector. It is striped or mottled, with large, black pelvic fins and is about 7.5 cm (3 inches) long.

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