American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various nocturnal fishes of the genus Holocentrus and related genera, of warm marine waters, having large eyes like those of squirrels and a usually brightly colored body.
- n. very small, brightly colored (especially red) nocturnal fishes of shallow waters or tropical reefs; they make sounds like a squirrel's bark
- n. similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States
- squirrel + fish (Wiktionary)
“An orange squirrelfish flashed its spiny fins as it darted behind a bollard.”
“Deep-reef fish include squirrelfish, soldierfish, surgeonfish, snappers and emperors.”
“There were lots of details I'd never noticed before, like the red squirrelfish lurking in the shadows, the green fronds and algae growing in the little patches of light around the portholes, and even a single rubber boot, apparently in excellent condition, lying where someone must have kicked it off.”
“Their guests returned with 492 blackfin tuna, 465 vermilion snapper, 15 triggerfish, 11 silk snapper and a variety of other fish, including scamp grouper, rockhinds, yellow mouths, pompano, barracuda and a squirrelfish.”
“Although this wreck is relatively new, it has already attracted numerous species of fish including, squirrelfish and filefish, along with visits from morays and occasional reef sharks.”
“In four days of diving last summer, I often spotted colorful stoplight parrotfish, doctorfish, sergeant majors, trumpetfish, four-eye butterfly fish, squirrelfish and school masters.”
“And why are squirrelfish named after squirrels even if they don't resemble anything like a cross between Bullwinkle's pal Rocky and a flippin 'fish?”
“related note, squirrelfish growl at you if you can manage to corner them.”
“I’m not sure what I thought, but it involved squirrelfish”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘squirrelfish’.
lots and lots of fish, a piscatorial
Creatures that are described in terms of other animals. Usual rules apply: look at the entries and you'll get the hang of it :-) I could say 'no madeupicals' but, jeeperz, I'd have to put myself on...
All squirrels, all the time.
(For a more specific list about the squirrels in my neighborhood, see here.)
squirrel, squirrels, pink squirrel, Squirrel Nut Zippers, ground squirrel, Sciuridae, parka squirrel, Rocket J. Squirrel, Rocky the Flying ..., moiré squirrel, suslik, mantled ground sq... and 66 more...
When you're underwater, what do you see or experience? Let's dive...
(Here's a cute little related list called Fishful Thinking...)
Looking for tweets for squirrelfish.