Definitions of scorpaenoid
  1. noun
    fishes having the head armored with bony plates
    synonyms: scorpaenoid fish
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    Ophiodon elongatus, lingcod
    food fish of the northern Pacific related to greenlings
    scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish
    any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
    any of numerous spiny large-headed usually scaleless scorpaenoid fishes with broad mouths
    Cyclopterus lumpus, lumpfish
    clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar
    Liparis liparis, sea snail, seasnail, snailfish
    small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish
    poacher, sea poacher, sea poker
    small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters
    food fish of the northern Pacific
    food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards
    bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom
    butterflyfish, flying gurnard, flying robin
    tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
    scorpion fish, scorpionfish, sea scorpion
    marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines
    brightly striped fish of the tropical Pacific having elongated spiny fins
    Synanceja verrucosa, stonefish
    venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rock
    marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
    freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines
    small freshwater sculpin of Europe and North America
    Hemitripterus americanus, sea raven
    large sculpin of western Atlantic; inflates itself when caught
    Myxocephalus aenaeus, grubby
    small sculpin of the coast of New England
    any of several very small lumpfishes
    Agonus cataphractus, armed bullhead, pogge
    northern Atlantic sea poacher
    Aspidophoroides monopterygius, alligatorfish
    small very elongate sea poachers
    Hexagrammos decagrammus, kelp greenling
    common food and sport fish of western coast of North America
    Oxylebius pictus, convict fish, convictfish, painted greenling
    greenling with whitish body marked with black bands
    Trigla lucerna, tub gurnard, yellow gurnard
    a kind of gurnard
    sea robin, searobin
    American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries
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    acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish
    a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
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