sergeant fish


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sergeant fish

n.
1. See cobia.
2. See snook1.
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Noun1.sergeant fish - large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remorassergeant fish - large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
genus Rachycentron, Rachycentron - genus and family are coextensive and comprise only the cobia
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