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 (hôg′fĭsh′, hŏg′-)
n. pl. hogfish or hog·fish·es
1. An edible reddish wrasse (Lachnolaimus maximus) of the western Atlantic Ocean, having a long snout and long spines on the dorsal fin. Also called hog snapper.
2. Any of various wrasses of the genus Bodianus.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) a wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, that occurs in the Atlantic off the SE coast of North America. The head of the male resembles a pig's snout
2. (Animals) another name for pigfish1


(ˈhɔgˌfɪʃ, ˈhɒg-)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. a large, edible wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, of the W Atlantic.
2. any of various other fishes having a fancied resemblance to a hog, as the pigfish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hogfish - large wrasse of western Atlantichogfish - large wrasse of western Atlantic; head of male resembles a pig's snout
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
2.hogfish - found from Long Island southwardhogfish - found from Long Island southward  
grunt - medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
genus Orthopristis, Orthopristis - a genus of Haemulidae
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Table 1 Total number of hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) collected, time span of specimen collection, total number of alleles sampled, and standard genetic indices for each sampling area in the southeastern United States (from northwest Florida to North Carolina).
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Named for its long, pig-like snout, the pink hogfish has become a star on local menus, prized for its sweet flavor and firm meat.
In 2005 and 2006, respectively, 59 (17%) and 94 (28%) households reported that they avoided eating crevalle jack (Caranx hippos), and 5 (1%) and 7 (2%) avoided hogfish (Lachnolaimus maxims), because they believed that these fish might be ciguatoxic.
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Analysis of the vertebrate faunal remains at the comparative ichthyological collection at the University of Georgia's Museum of Natural History indicates the presence of some 17 different taxa including sea turtle (Cheloniidae), three or four varieties of parrotfish (Sparisoma, Scarus), porgy (Calamus), triggerfish (Balistes), surgeonfish (Acanthurus), various labrids (Labridae), possible hogfish (Lachnolaimus), possible puffer fish (Sphoeroides), jack (Caranx), grouper (Epinephelus, Myctoperca), snapper (Lutjanus), grunt (Haemulon) and needlefish (Tylosurus).
Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch (Humongous Entertainment) - Another terrific educational game for children ages 3 to 8 from Humongous, who seems to do these things pretty well.
A round-up of rowdy rustlers have hog-napped Cousin Calico's prized hogfish and it's up to junior sleuths to help their animated friends, Freddi Fish and Luther, save the day in Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch.