One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fish with a snout or proboscis that resembles an elephant's trunk.
a chimaera with a hooked process on the snout (family Callorhinchidae and genus Callorhinchus).
another term for elephant-snout fish
- ‘The group is divided into two very different subclasses, which separated very early on: the Elasmobranchii (sharks, skates and rays) and the Holocephali (the chimaeras, such as the ratfish and elephant fish).’
- ‘Baleen whales, dolphins, including a long-snouted type, seals, penguins, petrels and other birds, a variety of sharks, elephant fish and many other kinds of fish have been spotted and bagged by Joseph.’
- ‘I added a hideous looking elephant fish to my species list.’
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