Meaning of lancetfish in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɑːnsətfɪʃ/

nounplural noun lancetfish, plural noun lancetfishes

  • A long slender predatory fish with a large sail-like dorsal fin, living in the deeper waters of open oceans.

    Family Alepisauridae and genus Alepisaurus: two or three species

    • ‘The lancetfish was caught off the Eastern Cape coast - hundreds of kilometres away from its usual habitat.’