Solenostomus

noun
So·​le·​nos·​to·​mus | \ ˌsōləˈnästəməs \

Definition of Solenostomus

: a genus of small fishes (family Solenostomidae) of the tropical Indo-Pacific having a short compressed body and a long tubular snout and a female that carries her eggs in a pouch formed by the coalescence of the pelvic fins with the body

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History and Etymology for Solenostomus

New Latin, from solen- + Greek stoma mouth

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“Solenostomus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Solenostomus. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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