soapfish


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Noun1.soapfish - fishes with slimy mucus-covered skin; found in the warm Atlantic coastal waters of America
serranid, serranid fish - marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters
genus Rypticus, Rypticus - a genus of fish of the family Serranidae, including soapfishes
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The first author determined the toxicity of the soapfish mucus in an unusual way while scuba-diving in the Florida Keys at a depth of 30 m in 1958.