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n. pl. pigfish or pig·fish·es
A grayish grunt (Orthopristis chrysoptera) of the western Atlantic Ocean, often used as bait.
[From the grunting sound it makes.]
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) Also called: hogfish any of several grunts, esp Orthopristis chrysopterus, of the North American Atlantic coast
2. (Animals) any of several wrasses, such as Achoerodus gouldii (giant pigfish), that occur around the Great Barrier Reef
n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
a grunt, Orthopristis chrysoptera, living in waters off the Atlantic coast of the southern U.S.
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|Noun||1.||pigfish - found around the Great Barrier Reef|
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
|2.||pigfish - found from Long Island southward |
grunt - medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught