Squam"i*pen (? ∨ ?), n. ;pl. Squamipennes (#). [L. squama a scale + penna a fin: cf. F. squamipenne.] Zool.

Any one of a group of fishes having the dorsal and anal fins partially covered with scales.

⇒ They are compressed and mostly, bright-colored tropical fishes, belonging to Chaetodon and allied genera. Many of them are called soral fishes, and angel fishes.


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