IPA: rˈæbʌtfɪʃ


  • Any fish in the family Siganidae, native to shallow Indo-Pacific coastal waters and introduced to the eastern Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.
  • Any fish in the family Chimaeridae, cartilaginous fish in the order Chimaeriformes.

Examples of "rabbitfish" in Sentences

  • Scribbled rabbitfish eat any algae.
  • So rabbitfish have also evolved skilful colour changing abilities.
  • While I turned around to bring us back within range of Chris, Mary caught sight of a barracuda swallowing a rabbitfish!
  • Chimaeras, also called ratfish, rabbitfish, and ghostsharks, are perhaps the oldest and most enigmatic groups of fishes alive today.
  • In Micronesia, rabbitfish (Sigamus spp.), herbivores, are used in floating net cages to consume the fouling organisms and reduce the maintenance of nets.
  • However, if you are looking for something that will eat a lot of macroalgae, you may be better off getting a foxface rabbitfish since the yellow tang will not usually eat everything that grows on your rocks.
  • Rabbitfish can be used in certain cage culture operations to control fouling of nets and screens; in innovative applications, oyster culture strings were cleared by being placed in cages containing rabbitfish.
  • The effects of eating ichthyoallyeinotoxic fishes, such as certain mullet, goatfish, tangs, damsels and rabbitfish, are believed to be similar to LSD, and may include vivid and terrifying auditory and visual hallucinations.

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