Definitions for: Hogfish


[n] found from Long Island southward
[n] large wrasse of western Atlantic; head of male resembles a pig's snout



Webster (1913) Definition: Hog"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A large West Indian and Florida food fish
(Lachnol[ae]mus).
(b) The pigfish or sailor's choice.
(c) An American fresh-water fish; the log perch.
(d) A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish
(Scorp[ae]na scrofa).

Synonyms: hog snapper, Lachnolaimus maximus, Orthopristis chrysopterus, pigfish

See Also: genus Orthopristis, grunt, Orthopristis, wrasse

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