scorpaenoid fish

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Noun1.scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Ophiodon elongatus, lingcod - food fish of the northern Pacific related to greenlings
Scorpaenoidea, suborder Scorpaenoidea - mail-cheeked fishes: scorpionfishes; gurnards
scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
sculpin - any of numerous spiny large-headed usually scaleless scorpaenoid fishes with broad mouths
Cyclopterus lumpus, lumpfish - clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar
Liparis liparis, sea snail, seasnail, snailfish - small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
sea poacher, sea poker, poacher - small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters
greenling - food fish of the northern Pacific
flathead - food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards
gurnard - bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom
butterflyfish, flying gurnard, flying robin - tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
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References in periodicals archive ?
"Description of a New Scorpaenoid Fish (Neomerinthe hemingwayi) from Off New Jersey." Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 87 (1935): 41-43.
The supposed intergradation of two species of Sebastolobus (a genus of scorpaenoid fishes) of western America.