•raffish • damselfish
, selfish, shellfish
•stiffish • kingfish • jellyfish
•killifish • filefish • pipefish
•codfish • dogfish • rockfish • crawfish
, roughish, toughish
•mudfish • monkfish • cuttlefish
•lungfish • lumpfish • spearfish
•angelfish • parrotfish • silverfish
, piggish, priggish, whiggish
, sluggish, thuggish
(pl. same or -fishes)
a chiefly marine fish (Synanceia and other genera, family Synanceiidae) of bizarre appearance that lives in the tropical Indo-Pacific. It rests motionless in the sand with its venomous dorsal spines projecting and is a frequent cause of injury to swimmers.
Bottom-dwelling, marine fish that lives in tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean
. It has a warty, slime-covered body and sharp dorsal spines with which it can inflict a painful, sometimes deadly, sting to human beings. Length: to 33cm (13in). Family Synancejidae; species Synanceja verrucosa.