goosefish


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goose·fish

 (go͞os′fĭsh′)
n. pl. goosefish or goose·fish·es
Any of several edible anglerfishes of the family Lophiidae, such as L. americanus of North American Atlantic waters, having a tapering body with a flattened head and a large mouth. Also called monkfish.

goosefish

(ˈɡuːsˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) US another name for monkfish1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goosefish - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring preygoosefish - fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
family Lophiidae, Lophiidae - large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
monkfish - flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
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These structural anomalies may also be implicated in the in vitro formation of Hb polymers in the temperate marine goosefish, Lophius americanus, order Lophiiformes, family Lophidae (Borgese et al, 1988, 1992), and the red gurnard, Chelodonichthys kumu, order Scorpaeniformes, family Trigilidae (Fago et al, 1993).
Yakola's graduate adviser and climate coordinator at the climate center, Michelle Staudinger, says she saw on Seal Island the surreal sight of puffins and terns bringing in goosefish. Otherwise known as monkfish, the fish is often considered one of the ugliest in the sea, with a body that is almost all head and mouth.
Goosefish Lophius americanus (Valenciennes) in particular were relatively passive and mostly inverted.
Estimating mortality from mean length data in nonequilibrium situations, with application to the assessment of goosefish. Trans.
The responses to these closures of five important commercial species on Georges Bank and Nantucket Shoals are examined here: sea scallops; yellowtail flounder; goosefish, Lophius americanus (also known as monkfish or American anglerfish); haddock; and Atlantic cod.
Sant'Ana and Perez (2016) addressed this problem exploring density records, as obtained by commercial trawl operations, to estimate total biomass of three slope fish stocks: blackfin goosefish (Lophius gastrophysus), hake (Merluccius hubbsi) and the codling (Urophycis mystacea).
They introduced me to monkfish, sometimes called goosefish, when few people knew it even existed.
Ugly, with a big mouth and an appetite to match: The monkfish, known variously as the goosefish, frogfish, anglerfish or 'allmouth' is a large, benthic (bottom dwelling) fish found in and around the Atlantic.
He stopped and pointed to an illustration of a goosefish and exclaimed to himself, 'I tell you, that's weird!
Oversized goosefish, their mouths taking up more than half their bodies--dead ringers for Jabba the Hutt--hide in the seaweed.