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bluethroat pikeblenny

  1. See under pikeblenny.
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Origin of bluethroat pikeblenny

First recorded in 1870–75; blue + throat


noun, plural (especially collectively) pike·blen·ny, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pike·blen·nies.
  1. any of several tropical American clinid fishes of the genus Chaenopsis, as C. ocellata (bluethroat pikeblenny), the male of which is noted for its aggressive behavior in defending its territory.
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Origin of pikeblenny

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