squaretail


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square·tail

 (skwâr′tāl′)
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Noun1.squaretail - sluggish square-tailed fish armored with tough bony scales; of deep warm waters
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
genus Tetragonurus, Tetragonurus - a genus of Stromateidae
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o Spotted coral groupers or the squaretail coral groupers (Plectropomus areolatus), which are reddish brown with many light blue, darkedged spots on the head and body, and which inhabit coral reefs; and
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Among those listed as vulnerable is the squaretail coralgrouper (Plectropomus areolatus) (Ruppell, 1830) that forms temporally and spatially predictable FSAs, often numbering in the 100s to 1000s of individuals.
Samoilys and Squire (1994) and Samoilys (1997) documented spawning aggregations of coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus) from the Great Barrier Reef, and Johannes (1988) described the aggregating behavior of squaretail coralgrouper (P.
And with that, Austin Stream and its rainbows were quickly forgotten, plucked and thrown like the leaf in the wind, supplanted by the possibility of native squaretails.