pearlfish

[ purl-fish ]
/ ˈpɜrlˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural pearl·fish·es, (especially collectively) pearl·fish.

any of several small fishes of the family Carapidae, living within pearl oysters, sea cucumbers, starfishes, etc.

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Origin of pearlfish

First recorded in 1585–95; pearl oyster + fish
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