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Plesiopidae

Plesiopidae (roundhead, devilfish; subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes) A small family of marine fish that have a fairly deep body, a large head with a large mouth, a single, continuous, dorsal fin, and a rounded tail fin. The first half of the lateral line runs close to the base of the dorsal fin. Several species are quite colourful. They tend to hide near rock ledges. The family is distributed in the Indo-Australian region.

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manta

man·ta / ˈmantə/ • n. 1. (also manta ray) a devil ray (Manta birostris, family Mobulidae) that occurs in all tropical seas and may reach very great size. 2. a rough-textured cotton fabric made and used in Spanish America. ∎  a shawl made of this fabric.

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devilfish

devilfish, name applied to the manta ray and to an American species of octopus.

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devilfish

devilfish
1. See PLESIOPIDAE.

2. See OCTOPODA.

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manta: see ray.

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manta See MOBULIDAE.

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devilfish

devilfish •raffish • damselfish •catfish, flatfish •garfish, starfish •redfish •elfish, selfish, shellfish •devilfish •crayfish, waifish •stiffish • kingfish • jellyfish •killifish • filefish • pipefish •white fish •offish, standoffish •codfish • dogfish • rockfish • crawfish •swordfish •blowfish, oafish •goldfish •bonefish, stonefish •wolfish •huffish, roughish, toughish •mudfish • monkfish • cuttlefish •lungfish • lumpfish • spearfish •angelfish • parrotfish • silverfish •haggish, waggish •vaguish •biggish, piggish, priggish, whiggish •doggish, hoggish •roguish, voguish •puggish, sluggish, thuggish •largish

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manta

mantaattar, batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter, shatter, smatter, spatter, splatter, yatter •abstractor, actor, attractor, compactor, contractor, enactor, exactor, extractor, factor, infractor, protractor, redactor, refractor, tractor, transactor •Atlanta, banter, canter, infanta, levanter, manta, ranter, Santa, tam-o'-shanter •adaptor, captor, chapter, raptor •Antofagasta, aster, Astor, canasta, Jocasta, oleaster, pasta, piastre (US piaster), pilaster, poetaster, Rasta, Zoroasterdragster, gagster •Baxter • prankster • hamster •gangsta, gangster •malefactor • benefactor •pitter-patter • subcontractor •chiropractor

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