(Of an animal, especially a fish) having a body which is deeper (from back to belly) than it is wide.
- 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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