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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of hemibranchiate fishes, typified by the genus Fistularia, and characterized by the very elongate and somewhat depressed body, long tubiform snout, ventral fins with five or six spineless rays, no dorsal spines, and extension of the two middle rays of the tail-fin into a long filament; the tobacco-pipe fishes or sea-snipes.

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