Definition of prowfish in English:



  • Any of a number of marine fishes that typically have dark spots and a dorsal fin extending the length of the body.

    • ‘The Warty Prowfish can be recognised by its warty skin that is regularly shed like a snake skin.’
    • ‘There is only one species of prowfish, Zaprora silenus, in the family Zaproridae. This fish is recognized by the blunt face, large pores on head ringed with blue or white, no pelvic fins, and a large caudal fin.’