: 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

Word History


New Latin, from solen- + Greek stoma mouth

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“Solenostomus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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