Definition of goatfish in English:

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noun (plural same or goatfishes)

North American term for red mullet.
Example sentences
  • In the shallower water gather surgeonfish, triggerfish, scorpionfish, goatfish and giant clams.
  • Dozens of demoiselles hovered, waiting for the combfish to remove their parasites while the goatfish below seemed oblivious to the free grooming services available.
  • Following them will often be a crowd of wrasse or snapper, hoping to nip in for a free meal uncovered by the goatfish.

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