Definition of "rabbitfish" [rabbitfish]
- (noun) Any of the species of fish in taxonomic family Siganidae, divided into the genera Siganus and Lo. Found in shallow lagoons in the Indo-Pacific and eastern Mediterranean they are diurnal and feed on algae in the wild.
- (noun) a large chimaera, Chimaera monstrosa, common in European seas, with separate caudal and anal fins and a long whiplike tail
- (noun) any of the spiny-finned tropical marine fishes of the family Siganidae of Indo-Pacific waters. They have a rabbit-like snout and spines on the pelvic or ventral fins
Use "rabbitfish" in a sentence
- "The effects of eating ichthyoallyeinotoxic fishes, such as certain mullet, goatfish, tangs, damsels and rabbitfish, are believed to be similar to LSD, and may include vivid and terrifying auditory and visual hallucinations."
- "Rabbitfish can be used in certain cage culture operations to control fouling of nets and screens; in innovative applications, oyster culture strings were cleared by being placed in cages containing rabbitfish."
- "In Micronesia, rabbitfish (Sigamus spp.), herbivores, are used in floating net cages to consume the fouling organisms and reduce the maintenance of nets."