squirrelfish


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squir·rel·fish

 (skwûr′əl-fĭsh′, skwŭr′-)
n. pl. squirrelfish or squir·rel·fish·es
Any of various small nocturnal fishes of the family Holocentridae of tropical waters, having large eyes and a reddish body with spiny scales.

squirrelfish

(ˈskwɪrəlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any tropical marine brightly coloured teleost fish of the family Holocentridae
[C18: so called because it can make a squirrel-like noise]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squirrelfish - similar to sea breamsquirrelfish - similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States
sparid, sparid fish - spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
genus Lagodon, Lagodon - a genus of Sparidae
2.squirrelfish - very small, brightly colored (especially red) nocturnal fishes of shallow waters or tropical reefs; they make sounds like a squirrel's bark
family Holocentridae, Holocentridae - squirrelfishes and soldierfishes
Holocentrus coruscus, reef squirrelfish - on reefs from Bermuda and Florida to northern South America
deepwater squirrelfish, Holocentrus bullisi - a squirrelfish found from South Carolina to Bermuda and Gulf of Mexico
Holocentrus ascensionis - bright red fish of West Indies and Bermuda
soldierfish, soldier-fish - the larger squirrelfishes
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
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Traps collected eight fish species: French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum), schoolmaster (Lutjanus apodus), bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus), yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus), slippery dick (Halichoeres bivittatus), marked goby ( Ctenogobius stigmaticus), squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscensionis), and damselfish (Stegastes adustus) (Table 1).
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Meteorological and regulatory challenges aside, gags are stacked on ledges in as little as 30 feet of water and will happily eat pinfish or squirrelfish.