noun, plural pig·fish·es, (especially collectively) pig·fish.
a grunt, Orthopristis chrysoptera, living in waters off the Atlantic coast of the southern U.S.
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noun plural -fish or -fishes
Also called: hogfish any of several grunts, esp Orthopristis chrysopterus, of the North American Atlantic coast
any of several wrasses, such as Achoerodus gouldii (giant pigfish), that occur around the Great Barrier Reef
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