[ goht-fish ]
/ ˈgoʊtˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural goat·fish·es, (especially collectively) goat·fish.
any tropical and subtropical marine fish of the family Mullidae, having a pair of long barbels below the mouth.
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Also called red mullet.
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In the goatfish and surmullet the two chin barbels are highly specialized.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
British Dictionary definitions for goatfish
/ (ˈɡəʊtˌfɪʃ) /
noun plural -fish or -fishes
the US name for the red mullet
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