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(Animals) another name for sheepshead
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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -head, (esp. for kinds or species) -heads.
a large California food fish, Semicossyphus pulcher, of the wrasse family. Also called fathead, redfish, sheepshead.
[1535–45; from the resemblance of its teeth to those of a sheep]
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Ken Gobalet at CSU Bakersfield inspected a sample of fish bones showing that fish consumed at the Market Street Chinatown included local freshwater species (pike, Sacramento blackfish, Sacramento sucker, and Sacramento perch), marine species of northern California (cabezone) and southern California (sheephead, senorita, and ocean whitefish), exotic species likely from Asia (drumfish), and a number of taxa found in multiple climates (houndsharks, carp, toadfish, kelpfish, rockfish, chub mackerel, and sea bass).
Site-specific differences in the feeding ecology of the California sheephead, Semicossyphus Pulcher (Labridae).
Large sheephead, halibut, and white seabass are all well-represented in the waters off California and make for fantastic eating.
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