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also tau·taug  (tô′tôg′, -tŏg′, tô-tôg′, -tŏg′)
A dark-colored, edible wrasse (Tautoga onitis) found along the North American Atlantic coast, having a blunt snout and a long dorsal fin. Also called blackfish.

[Narragansett tautaũog, pl. of taut, a kind of fish.]


(Animals) a large dark-coloured wrasse, Tautoga onitis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean: used as a food fish. Also called: blackfish
[C17: from Narraganset tautauog, plural of tautau sheepshead]


(tɔˈtɒg, -ˈtɔg)

a black wrasse, Tautoga onitis, of the U.S. Atlantic coast.
[1765–75, Amer.; < Narragansett tautaũog, pl.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tautog - large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North Americatautog - large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
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Real turtle, we understand, and salmon, tautog, canvas-backs, pig, English mutton, good roast beef, or dainties of that serious kind, fit for substantial country gentlemen, as these honorable persons mostly are.
Turtle, salmon, tautog, woodcock, boiled turkey, South-Down mutton, pig, roast-beef, have vanished, or exist only in fragments, with lukewarm potatoes, and gravies crusted over with cold fat.
Contractor address : N44255 NAVFAC NORTHWEST 1101 Tautog Circle Silverdale, WA
Abstract--Aging of tautog (Tautoga onitis) has historically required sacrificing fish to obtain opercula and otoliths.
tautog or blackfish caught in mid-November just south of Long Island.
Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) from the Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island, USA).
Greenert's career as a submariner includes assignments aboard the USS Flying Fish (SSN 673), USS Tautog (SSN 639), Submarine NR-1 and USS Michigan (SSN 727) and as commander of USS Honolulu (SSN 718).
Written comments: Send to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest 1101 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101, Attn: Kimberly Kler - NWTRC EIS.
Estuarine and habitat-related differences in growth rates of young-of-the-year winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in three northeastern US estuaries.
Tautog or Blackfish Tautoga onitus--Tautog or blackfish are dark-colored, stout-bodied fish with thick rubbery lips and a long continuous dorsal fin.
4-kilogram (3-pound) confined blast, the researchers only studied the effects on cunner, tautog, and goby, under the assumption that these are the only species with swim bladders, which are subject to impacts from explosions.