Definition of St Peter's fish in English:
A fish with a dark mark near each pectoral fin, in particular a widely farmed cichlid of Africa and the Middle East (also called tilapia).
- Sarotherodon galileus, family Cichlidae. Alternative name: Galilee cichlid
- In the Pacific regions or in small lakes in the United States, St. Peter's Fish are known by the name Tilapia or, more often than not, Sunfish.
- In Galilee St Peter's fish, Sarotherodon galilaeus (Cichlidae), male care, female care and biparental care all occur in the same population.
With biblical allusion to Matt. 17:27.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan