Definition of tubesnout in US English:



  • A small inshore fish with a very elongated snout, head, and body, living along the Pacific coast of North America.

    Aulorynchus flavidus, the only member of the family Aulorhynchidae

    • ‘Male tubesnout, stickleback, greenlings, and gobies also guard the eggs.’
    • ‘Leopard sharks, smelt and tubesnouts glide in and out among the piers, barnacles and anemones attach themselves to pilings.’
    • ‘We observed reproductive behaviour of tubesnout in the natural environment in both bays.’
    • ‘Large schools of tubesnouts reside within the eelgrass beds.’
    • ‘Several female tubesnouts may lay their eggs in a nest which is guarded by a single male.’