Definition of Filefish

1. Noun. Narrow flattened warm-water fishes with leathery skin and a long file-like dorsal spine.

Generic synonyms: Plectognath, Plectognath Fish
Group relationships: Balistidae, Family Balistidae
Specialized synonyms: Leatherfish, Leatherjacket



Definition of Filefish

1. n. Any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and allied genera; -- so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of sandpaper.

Definition of Filefish

1. Noun. Any fish of the family ''Monacanthidae'', with very slender bodies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Filefish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Filefish

1. Any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and allied genera; so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of sandpaper. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Filefish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... English sometimes call their filefish (qv) by this name. GOAT ISLAND, (1) an island in .... filefish ..."

2. Final Report by New Jersey Geological Survey (1890)
"filefish. " This species is frequently met with during the summer months, ... Thread filefish. " Not abundant. Stragglers have been taken at Sandy Hook and ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1900)
"Another contribution from the government laboratory is made by Dr. Smith, in his ' Notice of a filefish new to the Fauna of the United States. ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"DSTA filefish New to the United States. — Dr. Hugh M. Smith, in the Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission for 1898, describes and figures a species ..."

5. Best Dives of the Caribbean by Joyce Huber (2006)
"Boca Slagbaai provides an opportunity to see the best examples of buttress formations in Bonaire water. In addition, green morays, white spotted filefish, ..."

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