Definitions for goatfishˈgoʊtˌfɪʃ
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goatfish, red mullet, surmullet, Mullus surmuletus(noun)
brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels
Any of many brightly coloured fishes, of the family Mullidae, having two barbels on the chin.
a fish of the genus Upeneus, inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico. It is allied to the surmullet
Goatfishes are tropical marine perciform fish of the family Mullidae. Seldom found in brackish waters, they are most associated with the reefs of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. The goatfishes are sometimes called 'red mullets' as opposed to the Mugilidae, the grey mullets, though that name is usually reserved for the red mullets of the genus Mullus of the Mediterranean. Within the family are approximately six genera and 55 species.
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