surfperch
noun Date: 1885 any of a family (Embiotocidae) of small or medium-sized viviparous bony fishes chiefly of shallow water along the Pacific coast of North America that resemble the perches

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  • surfperch — ☆ surfperch [sʉrf′pʉrch΄ ] n. pl. surfperch or surfperches any of a family (Embiotocidae) of percoid sea fishes that bear living young and live in shallow water along the Pacific coast of North America …   English World dictionary

  • surfperch — /serrf perrch /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) surfperch, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) surfperches. any of several fishes of the family Embiotocidae, inhabiting shallow waters along the Pacific coast of North America. Also… …   Universalium

  • surfperch — surf•perch [[t]ˈsɜrfˌpɜrtʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) perch, (esp. for kinds or species) perch•es. ich any fish of the livebearing family Embiotocidae, of shallow North American Pacific coastal water Also called surffish • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • surfperch — noun small to medium sized shallow water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America • Syn: ↑surffish, ↑surf fish • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Hyponyms: ↑rainbow s …   Useful english dictionary

  • Barred surfperch — Taxobox | name = Barred surfperch regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Embiotocidae genus = Amphistichus species = A. argenteus binomial = Amphistichus argenteus binomial authority =Barred… …   Wikipedia

  • walleye surfperch — ☆ walleye surfperch n. a common black and silvery surfperch (Hyperprosopon argenteum) found off the coast of California * * * …   Universalium

  • walleye surfperch — ☆ walleye surfperch n. a common black and silvery surfperch (Hyperprosopon argenteum) found off the coast of California …   English World dictionary

  • red-tailed surfperch — raudonuodegis gyvavedis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Amphistichus rhodoterus angl. red tailed surfperch rus. краснохвостая эмбиотока ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dryžieji gyvavedžiai ešeriai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • wall-eyed surfperch — išsprogtakis gyvavedis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hyperprosopon argenteum angl. China pompano; silver perch; wall eyed surfperch rus. серебристая пучеглазая эмбиотока ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • shiner surfperch — paprastasis gyvavedis šaineris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cymatogaster aggregata aggregata angl. bay perch minny; bay shinerperch; yellow shiner; seven eleven perch; shiner surfperch; sparada;… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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