characin fish

Definitions of characin fish
  1. noun
    any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae
    synonyms: characid, characin
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    brightly colored tropical freshwater fishes
    Paracheirodon axelrodi, cardinal tetra
    small bright red and blue aquarium fish from streams in Brazil and Colombia
    caribe, pirana, piranha
    small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals
    type of:
    cypriniform fish
    a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
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