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  1. driftfishnoun

    larger butterfishes of the western Atlantic from the New York area to the northern Gulf of Mexico

  2. driftfishnoun

    small (6 inches) tropical butterfishes found worldwide


  1. driftfish

    Driftfish refers to various types of marine fish that are typically found drifting or floating with ocean currents or congregating around floating objects. They belong to the family Nomeidae, which comprises about 20 species across three genera, commonly found in tropical and subtropical waters. Some common types of driftfish include fanfish, man-of-war fish, and the driftwood fish.


  1. Driftfish

    Driftfishes are perciform fishes in the family Nomeidae. They are found in tropical and subtropical waters throughout the world. The largest species, such as the Cape fathead, Cubiceps capensis, reach one metre in length. Several species are found in association with siphonophores such as the Portuguese man of war; the man-of-war fish, Nomeus gronovii, is known to eat its tentacles and gonads, as well as feeding on other jellyfishes. Other species of driftfishes are associated with the floating seaweed Sargassum. The Cape fathead feeds mainly on salps. Some species of Cubiceps are occasionally caught on pelagic longlines set for swordfish.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of driftfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of driftfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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