Definition of kelpfish in English:



  • Any of a number of fish that live among kelp or other marine algae.

    • ‘There are four other species of Kelpfish in our seas belonging to the genus Gibbonsia.’
    • ‘Little blennies popped in and out of holes, and eastern kelpfish and stinky groupers were much in evidence.’
    • ‘Kelpfish use their colour and acting skills to blend in with the leaves of kelp.’
    • ‘Most are small fish, measuring as little as 5 cm, but Heterostichus rostratus, or giant kelpfish, can reach 60 cm.’
    • ‘Individual kelpfish can even change colors to match changes in the colors around them.’