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boarfish

Line breaks: boar|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːfɪʃ/

Definition of boarfish in English:

noun (plural same or boarfishes)

Any of a number of deep-bodied fishes with a protruding snout, a small mouth, small toothed scales, and a spiny dorsal fin:
  • A temperate marine fish occurring around southern Africa, the North Pacific, and Australasia (Pentaceros richardsoni and others in the family Pentacerotidae).A marine fish of the NE Atlantic (family Caproidae, in particular Capros aper).
Example sentences
  • But, a blue marlin is also just as happy rounding up a big ball of ‘trumpetero’ or boarfish, just like a tuna or sail, and guzzles on them too.
  • Red boarfish probably scatter their eggs in the open water, and the larvae probably drift in open water.
  • A trip down the waters of Kangaroo Island is going through an assortment of colors as you come across blue devils, coral fishes, harlequin and boarfishes and the corals in reds and oranges.

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