noun, plural (especially collectively) ratfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ratfishes.
a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California, having a ratlike tail.

1880–85, Americanism; rat + fish

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ratfish (ˈrætˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  another name for rabbitfish
2.  a chimaera, Hydrolagus colliei, of the North Pacific Ocean, which has a long narrow tail

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