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Any of various fishes of the family Sparidae, which includes the porgies and the sea breams.
[From New Latin Sparidae, family name, from Sparus, type genus, from Latin, a kind of fish, from Greek sparos.]
(Animals) any marine percoid fish of the chiefly tropical and subtropical family Sparidae, having a deep compressed body and well-developed teeth: includes the sea breams and porgies
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Sparidae
[C20: from New Latin Sparidae, from Latin sparus a sea bream, from Greek sparos]
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Archosargus probatocephalus, sheepshead - large (up to 20 lbs) food fish of the eastern coast of the United States and Mexico
Lagodon rhomboides, pinfish, sailor's-choice, squirrelfish - similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States