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[rag-fish] /ˈrægˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) ragfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ragfishes.
a deep-sea fish of the family Icosteidae, inhabiting the North Pacific, having a very flexible body owing to its soft, highly cartilaginous skeleton.
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(genus Icosteus aenigmaticus), marine fish, the single species in the family Icosteidae (order Perciformes). The ragfish is found throughout the North Pacific. The name refers to their floppy, limp bodies, which are considered flexible as a rag.

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