noun (plural same or pigfishes)
1a deep-bodied scaleless fish with a protuberant snout, living in the cooler seas of the southern hemisphere.
- Family Congiopodidae: several genera and species
2 [usually with modifier] any of a number of other marine fishes, especially one that grunts.
- a western Atlantic grunt (Orthopristis chrysoptera, family Pomadasyidae).