Solenostomus

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

Definition of Solenostomus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of solenostomus

New Latin, from solen- + Greek stoma mouth — more at stomach


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