Definition of deep-bodied in English:


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(Of an animal, especially a fish) having a body which is deeper (from back to belly) than it is wide.
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  • Oncorhynchus kisutch are deep-bodied salmon with unique color characteristics.
  • The blacksmith is a perch shaped fish, elongate, but deep-bodied and compressed.
  • Opaleye have an oval, deep, and compressed body that gives the impression of a deep-bodied perch with a rounded nose.

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