One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A marine fish that has a long, slender snout with the mouth at the tip.
Family Macrorhamphosidae: several genera and species
- ‘The reasons for discarding were mainly of low market value, no readily available market (e.g. snipefish) and damaged or poor quality fish.’
- ‘Many of the species at this level, such as the snipefish, dragnets, spinefish, and bottom dwelling rockfish, are ‘lunch’ for larger predators.’
- ‘Also featured here are species which live at great depth, on sandy or muddy seabeds: rays, sole, crayfish and snipefish.’
- ‘In most cases the snipefish are pink, silver or red in coloration and grow to be about twelve inches long.’
- ‘Some snipefish, such as the ones on the cover, also have a long, pointed spine stretching back from the dorsal fin.’
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