noun (plural roughies)Australian /NZ
1A marine fish with a deep laterally compressed body and large rough-edged scales which become spiny on the belly.
- Family Trachichthyidae: several genera and species, including the small Australian Trachichthys australis, which occurs on rocky reefs.
- Florida Bay serves as a spawning ground for pretty much every fish in the central Atlantic - grouper, snapper, mahi-mahi, pompano, roughy.
- Orange roughy were found in concentrations in some locations, but underwater pinnacles and other obstructions made trawling very difficult.
- Orange roughy reach 150 years old and they don't reproduce until they're in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Words that rhyme with roughyfluffy, huffy, puffy, roughie, scruffy, snuffy, stuffy, toughie
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