wrasse

Definitions of wrasse
  1. noun
    chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
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    Achoerodus gouldii, giant pigfish, pigfish
    found around the Great Barrier Reef
    Lachnolaimus maximus, hog snapper, hogfish
    large wrasse of western Atlantic; head of male resembles a pig's snout
    Halicoeres bivittatus, slippery dick
    small wrasse of tropical Atlantic
    Halicoeres radiatus, pudding-wife, puddingwife
    bluish and bronze wrasse; found from Florida keys to Brazil
    Thalassoma bifasciatum, bluehead
    small Atlantic wrasse the male of which has a brilliant blue head
    razor fish, razor-fish
    any of several small wrasses with compressed sharp-edged heads of the West Indies and Mediterranean
    Tautoga onitis, blackfish, tautog
    large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America
    Tautogolabrus adspersus, bergall, cunner
    common in north Atlantic coastal waters of the United States
    Hemipteronatus novacula, pearly razorfish
    a kind of razor fish
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    percoid, percoid fish, percoidean
    any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
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