Definitions for: Jewfish


[n] large dark grouper with a thick head and rough scales
[n] large important food fish of Australia; almost indistinguishable from the maigre



Webster (1913) Definition: Jew"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
1. A very large serranoid fish (Promicrops itaiara) of
Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the
weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or
yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also guasa,
and warsaw.

2. A similar gigantic fish (Stereolepis gigas) of Southern
California, valued as a food fish.

3. The black grouper of Florida and Texas.

4. A large herringlike fish; the tarpum.

Synonyms: mulloway, Mycteroperca bonaci, Sciaena antarctica

See Also: genus Mycteroperca, genus Sciaena, grouper, Mycteroperca, Sciaena, sciaenid, sciaenid fish

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