: 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

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New Latin, from Portuguese carapó

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“Carapus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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