shrimp fish

shrimpfish

[shrimp-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) shrimpfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) shrimpfishes.
any of several fishes of the family Centriscidae, inhabiting shallow waters from eastern Africa to Hawaii, having a compressed body covered with transparent plates.

Origin:
shrimp + fish

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shrimpfish

noun
slender tropical shallow-water East Indian fish covered with transparent plates 
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