pipe-fish

pipefish

[pahyp-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) pipefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pipefishes.
any elongated, marine and sometimes freshwater fish species of the family Syngnathidae, having a tubular snout and covered with bony plates.

Origin:
1760–70; pipe1 + fish

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pipefish (ˈpaɪpˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
Also called: needlefish any of various teleost fishes of the genera Nerophis, Syngnathus, etc, having a long tubelike snout and an elongated body covered with bony plates: family Syngnathidae

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