wrasse

[ UK /ɹˈɑːs/ ]
NOUN
  1. chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
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How To Use wrasse In A Sentence

  • Indeed, the punsters might come over and kick your wrasse. Making Light: Boomdeyada boomdeyada boomdeyada boomdeyada
  • Spider crabs stalked the seabed; wrasse, blennies, shannies and rockling darted over the reefs, and pollack wheeled overhead.
  • Dentex and rainbow-colored wrasse snuffle the white sand below, stirring up a meal, while tiger-striped gobies lay among the rocks, waiting to snap the smaller fish up in turn. The Alluring Remoteness of Karpathos
  • I remember catching a ballan wrasse and, on unhooking it, being surprised to find thick white teeth of the sort you might expect to see in a human mouth.
  • In marine areas, species concentrations are highest around coral reefs, where butterflyfishes and angelfishes, wrasses, parrotfishes and triggerfishes are common.
  • The seabed under the arch is covered in large boulders 18m below, all covered in an algal fuzz that is home to large numbers of wrasse, bream and spiny starfish.
  • Wrasse, butterflies, boxfish, porcupines and pufferfish round out the picture, while lyretail grouper, Napoleon wrasse and rock cod mix with regal, map and other angelfish.
  • Most other closely related wrasses utilize a combination of suction and biting to take less elusive invertebrate prey items.
  • Like most wrasses, they surround themselves with a mucus layer to cover their scent while they sleep, avoiding discovery by a nighttime predator.
  • Other important components of the fringing reef ecosystem include algae (brown, red and green), marine invertebrates (shrimp, lobster, crabs and sea urchins) and fishes (parrotfish, wrasses, damselfish, surgeonfish, goatfish, jacks and sharks). Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
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