holocephalan

Definitions of holocephalan
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n fish with high compressed head and a body tapering off into a long tail

Synonyms:
holocephalian
Types:
chimaera
a deep-sea fish with a tapering body, smooth skin, and long threadlike tail
Chimaera monstrosa, rabbitfish
large European chimaera
Type of:
cartilaginous fish, chondrichthian
fishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified

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