sparid fish

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Related to sparid fish: Sparidae, Diplodus
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Noun1.sparid fish - spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Sparidae, Sparidae - porgies; scups
Archosargus probatocephalus, sheepshead - large (up to 20 lbs) food fish of the eastern coast of the United States and Mexico
Lagodon rhomboides, pinfish, sailor's-choice, squirrelfish - similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States
Chrysophrys auratus, snapper - Australian food fish having a pinkish body with blue spots
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Systematics and variation in the sparid fish Archosargus probatocephalus.
El Maghraby AM, Botros GA (1981) Maturation, spawning and fecundity of two sparid fish Diplodus sargus L and Diplodus vulgaris, Geoffer in the Egyptian Mediterranean waters.
A new sparid fish of genus Sparidentex (Perciformes: Sparidae) from coastal waters of Pakistan (North Western Indian Ocean).