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ˈfaɪlˌfɪʃfile·fish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. filefishnoun

    narrow flattened warm-water fishes with leathery skin and a long file-like dorsal spine

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  1. filefishnoun

    Any fish of the family Monacanthidae, with very slender bodies.

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  1. Filefish

    The filefish (Monacanthidae) are a diverse family of tropical to subtropical tetraodontiform marine fish, which are also known as foolfish, leatherjackets or shingles. They live in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Filefish are closely related to triggerfish, pufferfish and trunkfish. The filefish family comprises approximately 102 species in 27 genera. More than half of the species are found in Australian waters, with 58 species in 23 genera.Their laterally compressed bodies and rough, sandpapery skin inspired the filefish's common name. It is said that dried filefish skin was once used to finish wooden boats.

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  1. filefish

    Filefish are a diverse family of tropical to subtropical tetraodontiform marine fish. They are often seen in the coral reefs of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The name 'filefish' comes from its skin, which is tough and rough like a file. These fish have a unique shape with flattened bodies and large, triangular dorsal fins. These fish are primarily defined by their small mouth, rough, sandpapery body, and intricate color patterns.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Filefishnoun

    any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and allied genera; -- so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of sandpaper

Wikidata

  1. Filefish

    Filefish are tropical to subtropical tetraodontiform marine fish of the diverse family Monacanthidae. Found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, the filefish family contains approximately 107 species in 26 genera. Filefish are closely related to the triggerfish, pufferfish and trunkfish. Their laterally compressed bodies and rough, sandpapery skin inspired the filefish's common name; it is said that dried filefish skin was once used to finish wooden boats.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of filefish in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of filefish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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