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1A ratfish found in the NE Atlantic and around South Africa.Also called rat-tail
- ‘But I also remember being amazed by the lush underwater scene and taking home happy memories of rabbitfish snacking on our bubbles as they escorted us around the house reef.’
- ‘Large schools of rabbitfish and Sergeant Majors seeking a handout provide guaranteed excitement for snorkellers.’
- ‘Throughout the ferry, nudibranchs, groupers, puffers, and wrasses had taken up residence along with juvenile barracuda, fusiliers and rabbitfish.’
- ‘As discussed in physical description above, rabbitfishes lose their color at nightfall and may also change color if threatened.’
2A fish with a blunt snout and rabbit-like jaws, found in inshore waters of the tropical Indo-Pacific, especially around reefs.
- ‘Smaller shoals of zooplanktivores, such as rabbitfishes and the juvenile forms of many other reef species, are also found hovering above and around coral reefs.’
- ‘Siganids get their common name, rabbitfishes, from their peaceful temperament, rounded blunt snout, and rabbit-like appearance of the jaws.’
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