Definition of roughy in English:


Syllabification: rough·y
Pronunciation: /ˈrəfē

noun (plural roughies)

  • 1Australian A marine fish with a deep laterally compressed body and large rough-edged scales that become spiny on the belly.
    • Family Trachichthyidae: several genera and species, including the small Australian Trachichthys australis, which occurs on rocky reefs, and the orange roughy
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    • 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.

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