lizardfish
lizardfish lizardfish, lizard fish lizard fish . (Zo["o]l.) Any of several mostly tropical marine scopeloid fish of the family {Synodontidae} having large mouths in lizardlike heads, especially the {inshore lizardfish} ({Synodus foetens} syn. {Synodus poeyi}) of Mideastern and Southern United States and West Indies; -- sometimes called {sand pike}.

Note: A freshwater perch, the sauger, a different fish, is also called the sand pike.

Syn: snakefish. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • inshore lizardfish — lizardfish lizardfish, lizard fish lizard fish . (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several mostly tropical marine scopeloid fish of the family {Synodontidae} having large mouths in lizardlike heads, especially the {inshore lizardfish} ({Synodus foetens} syn.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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