surf fish

surf fish
noun
1. a fish of the Pacific coast of North America
Hypernyms: ↑croaker
Member Holonyms: ↑Umbrina, ↑genus Umbrina
2. small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
Syn: ↑surfperch, ↑surffish
Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean
Member Holonyms: ↑Embiotocidae, ↑family Embiotocidae

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noun
1. : any of numerous small or medium-sized fishes that constitute the family Embiotocidae, live chiefly in shallow water along the Pacific coast of No. America, and resemble perches in form but differ from them in their anatomy and in being viviparous
2. : any of several croakers (family Sciaenidae) of the Pacific coast of No. America

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surf fish,
any one of a family of small to medium-sized viviparous fishes frequenting shallow water along the Pacific coast of North America; seaperch; surfperch.

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