1. similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States
Hypernyms: ↑sparid, ↑sparid fish
Member Holonyms: ↑Lagodon, ↑genus Lagodon
2. very small, brightly colored (especially red) nocturnal fishes of shallow waters or tropical reefs; they make sounds like a squirrel's bark
Hypernyms: ↑spiny-finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian
Member Holonyms: ↑Holocentridae, ↑family Holocentridae

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