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ground·fish

 (ground′fĭsh′)
n. pl. groundfish or ground·fish·es
A bottom-dwelling fish, especially a commercially valuable marine species such as flounder or cod.

groundfish

(ˈɡraʊndˌfɪʃ)
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(Animals) a fish that lives close to the bottom of the sea
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Noun1.groundfish - fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)groundfish - fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
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Pink shrimp are preyed upon by mostly groundfishes, such as Pacific hake, Merluccius productus; arrow-tooth flounder, Atheresthes stomias; sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria; petrale sole, Eopsetta jordani; spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias; and several species of rockfishes, Sebastes sp.
We analyzed a 21-year time series of data from standardized bottom trawl sampling at a single study area to provide the first assessment of population trends of Puget Sound groundfishes after the closure of bottom trawl fisheries.
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