1. a butterfly fish of the genus Pomacanthus
Hypernyms: ↑butterfly fish
Member Holonyms: ↑Pomacanthus, ↑genus Pomacanthus
2. deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean
Member Holonyms: ↑Chaetodipterus, ↑genus Chaetodipterus
3. sharks with broad flat bodies and winglike pectoral fins but that swim the way sharks do
Hypernyms: ↑shark
Member Holonyms: ↑Squatina, ↑genus Squatina

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