Definitions

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  • n. Psychrolutes marcidus, a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of the Australian mainland and Tasmania.

Etymologies

blob +‎ fish, from its shape. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With its humanlike face, the blobfish is a creature of nightmares, and who knows what ... fish fighters this week are preparing further assaults on the feared whatever they can do to stop the terrifying ...

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  • Mr Blobby (a fathead, blobfish or Psychrolutidae), pictured here, was "trawled during the NORFANZ expedition at a depth between 1013 m and 1340 m, on the Norfolk Ridge, north-west of New Zealand, June 2003."

    Boing Boing: November 19, 2006 - November 25, 2006 Archives

  • And while we're at it, this is the sun bear and this is the pygmy marmoset and this is the blobfish.

    March 15th, 2008

  • And at the very bottom of some seamounts in the Pacific Ocean can be found the blobfish.

    Where Wonders Await Us

  • Its "cigar" is in fact a parasitic crustacean known as a copepod, but no one knows what the blobfish does with its comical nose.

    Where Wonders Await Us

  • Deep sea trawling leaves blobfish looking sadder than ever (4579)

    Practical Fishkeeping

  • Extinction threat for world's ugliest animal - the blobfish

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  • The blobfish, by contrast, is practically all face - a pale, gelatinous deep-sea creature whose large-lipped, sad-sack expression seems to be melting toward the floor.

    STLtoday.com Top News Headlines

  • A rather unfortunate-looking but aptly-named blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is threatened with extinction, Xie Yan, the China Country Program Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, estimates that fewer than 50 South China Tigers are left in the wild, and Lord Howe Island, 800 miles off the coast of Sydney, will soon be darkened as helicopters pour 42 tons of rat poisoning over the tiny island paradise.

    TreeHugger

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