Boarfish
Boarfish Boar"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A Mediterranean fish ({Capros aper}), of the family {Caproid[ae]}; -- so called from the resemblance of the extended lips to a hog's snout. (b) An Australian percoid fish ({Histiopterus recurvirostris}), valued as a food fish. [1913 Webster]

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  • Boarfish — is the common name of two unrelated groups of fishes:*All fish of the family Caproidae are called boarfish. *Some fish of the family Pentacerotidae are called boarfish …   Wikipedia

  • boarfish — [bôr′fish΄] n. pl. boarfish or boarfishes (see FISH) any of a family (Caproidae, order Zeiformes) of small, red, deep water marine fishes with a piglike snout …   English World dictionary

  • boarfish — /bawr fish , bohr /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) boarfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) boarfishes. any of several fishes having a projecting snout, esp. a small, spiny rayed fish, Capros aper, of European waters. [1830 40;… …   Universalium

  • boarfish — /ˈbɔfɪʃ/ (say bawfish) noun (plural boarfish or boarfishes) any of various fishes of different genera which have a projecting snout, as Pentaceropsis recurvirostris, found in deep waters around Australia. Usage: For variation in the plural… …   Australian English dictionary

  • boarfish — raudonpelekė saulažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cyttus australis angl. boarfish; silver dory rus. австралийский солнечник; краснопёрый солнечник ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kiaulinės… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • boarfish — paprastoji šernasnukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Histiopterus typus angl. boarfish; left banded twist; sailfin armourhead; sailfin boarhead; target porgy rus. обыкновенный свинорыл ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • boarfish — noun 1. fish with large eyes and long snouts • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian • Member Holonyms: ↑Antigonia, ↑genus Antigonia 2. fish with a projecting snout • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • boarfish — noun Any of several unrelated fish, of the genera Capros or Antigonia that have a projecting snout …   Wiktionary

  • USS Boarfish (SS-327) — USS Boarfish (SS 327), a Balao class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the boarfish, a fish having a projecting hog like snout. Boarfish (SS 327) was laid down on 12 August 1943; launched on 21 May 1944 by Electric Boat Co …   Wikipedia

  • Striped boarfish — Taxobox | name = Striped boarfish image caption = Photo by Ian Skipworth regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Pentacerotidae genus = Evistias species = E. acutirostris binomial = Evistias… …   Wikipedia

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