from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To catch a fish or try to catch a fish by hand; noodle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pediculate fish of the family Antennariidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The frogfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology anglerfishes of the Brachionichthys genus and the Brachionichthyidae family, which can "walk" on the sea floor using their pectoral fins.


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  • Unlike World of Warcraft's Murlocs, handfish are relatively scarce.


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  • One of the few species of marine life endemic to Australia, the handfish has been difficult to classify in the past, due to relative rarity of specimens.


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  • "It's not just two or three handfish species of concern.


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