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n. pl. surfperch or surf·perch·es
Any of various viviparous marine fishes of the family Embiotocidae, found in shallow coastal waters of the northern Pacific Ocean.
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(Animals) any viviparous marine percoid fish of the family Embiotocidae, of North American Pacific coastal waters. Also called: sea perch
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -perch, (esp. for kinds or species) -perch•es.
any fish of the livebearing family Embiotocidae, of shallow North American Pacific coastal water. Also called surffish.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.surfperch - small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Embiotocidae, family Embiotocidae - viviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes
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