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1another name for capelin
- ‘He finds Simon standing alone by the rack of aquariums, tending their captives - the Antarctic limpets, and a lone, prize icefish.’
- ‘I lobbed an unweighted icefish with an awkward flip of the heavy boat rod.’
- ‘Below the ocean surface lies an even greater diversity of life, replete with corals, sponges and barnacles, as well as icefish and toothfish.’
- ‘Hb is present in all vertebrates investigated so far, with the exception of some icefish species.’
2A scaleless Antarctic fish of pallid appearance with spiny gill covers and a snout shaped like a duck's bill.
- ‘Changes to certain residues in ß-tubulin have been suggested to confer cold stability on the MTs of Antarctic icefishes.’
- ‘How do Anarctic icefish survive in freezing water?’
verb[NO OBJECT]usually as noun ice-fishing
Fish through holes in the ice on a lake or river.‘ice-fish for perch’
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