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  1. handfish(Noun)

    anglerfishes of the Brachionichthys genus and the Brachionichthyidae family, which can "walk" on the sea floor using their pectoral fins.

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  1. Handfish(noun)

    the frogfish

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  1. Handfish

    Handfish is an anglerfish of the family Brachionichthyidae, a group which comprises five genera and fourteen extant species. These benthic marine fish are unusual in the way they propel themselves by walking on the sea floor rather than swimming.


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