pikeblenny

/puyk"blen'ee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) pikeblenny, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) pikeblennies.
any of several tropical American clinid fishes of the genus Chaenopsis, as C. ocellata (bluethroat pikeblenny), the male of which is noted for its aggressive behavior in defending its territory.
[PIKE1 + BLENNY]

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  • pikeblenny — noun tropical American fishes; males are aggressively defensive of their territory • Hypernyms: ↑blennioid fish, ↑blennioid • Hyponyms: ↑bluethroat pikeblenny, ↑Chaenopsis ocellata • Member Holonyms: ↑Chaenopsis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluethroat pikeblenny — noun found from Florida to Cuba • Syn: ↑Chaenopsis ocellata • Hypernyms: ↑pikeblenny • Member Holonyms: ↑Chaenopsis, ↑genus Chaenopsis * * * /blooh throht /. See under …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluethroat pikeblenny — /blooh throht /. See under pikeblenny. [1870 75; BLUE + THROAT] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Chaenopsis — noun a genus of fish of the family Clinidae including pikeblennies • Syn: ↑genus Chaenopsis • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Clinidae, ↑family Clinidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chaenopsis ocellata — noun found from Florida to Cuba • Syn: ↑bluethroat pikeblenny • Hypernyms: ↑pikeblenny • Member Holonyms: ↑Chaenopsis, ↑genus Chaenopsis …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Chaenopsis — noun a genus of fish of the family Clinidae including pikeblennies • Syn: ↑Chaenopsis • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Clinidae, ↑family Clinidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Chaenopsis coheni — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopt …   Wikipedia

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