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hatchetfish

[ hach-it-fish ]
/ 藞h忙t蕛 瑟t藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) hatch路et路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hatch路et路fish路es.
any deep-sea fishes of the genera Argyropelicus, Sternoptyx, and related genera, of tropical and temperate waters, having a silvery, hatchet-shaped body.
Also called flying characin. any of several freshwater fishes of the genera Carnegiella, Gasteropelecus, and Thorachocharax, occurring from Panama to the Rio de la Plata and capable of flying short distances by rapid movements of their large pectoral fins.
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Origin of hatchetfish

First recorded in 1930鈥35; hatchet + fish
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