snail-fish

snailfish

[sneyl-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) snailfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) snailfishes.
any of several elongate, smooth-skinned fishes of the family Liparididae, inhabiting cold seas, having the ventral fins modified to form a sucking disk.

Origin:
1830–40; snail + fish

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snailfish (ˈsneɪlˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
another name for sea snail

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