Definition of dragonfish in English:


noundragonfish, dragonfishes

  • A deep-sea fish with a long slender body.

    a fish with long sharp teeth, a barbel on the chin, and luminous organs on the body (families Stomiatidae and Idiacanthidae). and ('Antarctic dragonfish') a fish of southern polar seas with a flattened head (family Bathydraconidae).

    • ‘Midwater species, such as lanternfishes, hatchetfishes and dragonfishes have rows of lights along the underside of the body, probably for mating and identification as well as foraging.’
    • ‘Fishes began with a coelacanth, a carp, and a dragonfish and ended with a goldfish.’
    • ‘The crocodile dragonfish is one of the stranger-looking denizens of Antarctic waters the spiny plunderfish is a bottom-dweller’
    • ‘Most creatures emit a bluish green glow, but this dragonfish can shine red light on its prey that is visible to its eyes alone.’
    • ‘Stomiidae is a family of deep-sea ray-finned fish including the barbeled dragonfishes and (in the subfamily Malacosteinae) the loosejaws.’