genus Rypticus

noun
a genus of fish of the family Serranidae, including soapfishes
Syn: ↑Rypticus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Serranidae, ↑family Serranidae
Member Meronyms: ↑soapfish

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  • Rypticus — noun a genus of fish of the family Serranidae, including soapfishes • Syn: ↑genus Rypticus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Serranidae, ↑family Serranidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serranidae — noun marine fishes: sea basses; sea perches; groupers; jewfish • Syn: ↑family Serranidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perciformes, ↑order Perciformes, ↑Percomorphi, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Serranidae — noun marine fishes: sea basses; sea perches; groupers; jewfish • Syn: ↑Serranidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perciformes, ↑order Perciformes, ↑Percomorphi, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soapfish — /sohp fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) soapfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) soapfishes. any of several serranid fishes of the genus Rypticus, producing a body mucus that gives the skin a soapy quality, as R. saponaceus,… …   Universalium

  • soapfish — noun fishes with slimy mucus covered skin; found in the warm Atlantic coastal waters of America • Hypernyms: ↑serranid fish, ↑serranid • Member Holonyms: ↑Rypticus, ↑genus Rypticus …   Useful english dictionary

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