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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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Sometimes the heads and put them on from the front, but either way if you put fresh shrimp down there where you've been chumming, you'll get bit right away if the hogfish are there," says Johnson.
Always keep a spear gun nearby for the hogfish that is attracted by the grunting of the lobsters.
Bottom dropping on some hard bottom areas can produce hogfish and mangrove snapper.
The researchers concluded that 31 percent of ciguatera cases in Florida, over an 11-year period, involved groupers, 18 percent barracuda, 8 percent amberjack, 8 percent snapper, 7 percent hogfish and a smattering of others.
Lastly, next month the SAFMC is expected to approve an amendment for final review which will modify the management unit for hogfish in federal waters of its jurisdiction.
At FARLOW'S ON THE WATER, an easy-breezy indoor/outdoor restaurant, the fried whole hogfish eyeballing me from its white platter gave me a fright.
Hogfish Lachnolaimus maximus (Walbaum, 1792) is a labrid fish species distributed from the mid-Atlantic seaboard of the United States (North Carolina) to the North coast of South America (Venezuela and Guyana), including the Bermudas, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea (Carpenter, 2002).
1) In 2014, queen conch, spiny lobster, hogfish (Labridae), and octopus accounted for 42%, 40%, 5%, and 4% of the dockside revenues derived from diving, respectively (NMFS, 2016).
In this study the genetic structure of hogfish over a portion of its southeastern U.
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Then it was on to the Hogfish Amber Our guide pointed out a house decorated with bullet holes from a shoot-out between drug lords
Officials say ending commercial fishing there will improve the numbers and sizes of snappers, groupers, wahoo, mackerel and hogfish.