Carapus

noun

Car·​a·​pus
ˈkarəpəs
: a genus (the type of the family Carapidae) of small slender fishes living as inquilines in the alimentary canal of large holothurians or between the valves of large bivalve mollusks see pearlfish sense 1

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Portuguese carapó

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“Carapus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carapus. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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