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goose·fish

 (go͞os′fĭsh′)
n. pl. goosefish or goose·fish·es
Any of several edible anglerfishes of the family Lophiidae, such as L. americanus of North American Atlantic waters, having a tapering body with a flattened head and a large mouth. Also called monkfish.

goosefish

(ˈɡuːsˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) US another name for monkfish1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goosefish - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring preygoosefish - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
family Lophiidae, Lophiidae - large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
monkfish - flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
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Most of these species inhabit the northwestern Atlantic, as do Goosefish (Lophius americanus) and Blackfin Goosefish (L.
Fulton, 1898), Cape Monk (Leslie and Grant, 1990), Goosefish (Armstrong et al.
They introduced me to monkfish, sometimes called goosefish, when few people knew it even existed.
Ugly, with a big mouth and an appetite to match: The monkfish, known variously as the goosefish, frogfish, anglerfish or 'allmouth' is a large, benthic (bottom dwelling) fish found in and around the Atlantic.
He stopped and pointed to an illustration of a goosefish and exclaimed to himself, 'I tell you, that's weird
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OF THE EARLY LIFE HISTORY OF THE GOOSEFISH LOPHIUS AMERICANUS
A MONKFISH is a large, frightful looking fish that goes by many names - angler fish, lotte, bellyfish, frogfish, sea devil, stargazer, bulldog, and goosefish.
In the mix of sea lettuce and other red and brown seaweeds, sea perch, skate, wolf fish, sea robins, hake, scup, rock crabs and goosefish find their way into our traps.
Estimating mortality from mean length data in nonequilibrium situations, with application to the assessment of goosefish.
For many of the species, including menhaden, weakfish, goosefish, bluefish, winter flounder, northern puffer and tautog, the size collected approximated the size at hatching, possibly indicating that this may be a spawning/hatchin g area for these species.
Abstract--This study was designed to improve our understanding of transitions in the early life history and the distribution, habitat use, and diets for young-of-the-year (YOY) goosefish (Lophius americanus) and, as a result, their role in northeastern U.
The diets of four major squid predators, bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), goosefish (Lophius americanus), silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis), and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus), were examined for seasonal and size-based changes in feeding habits.