Definition of Squirrelfish

1. Noun. Similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States.

Exact synonyms: Lagodon Rhomboides, Pinfish, Sailor's-choice
Generic synonyms: Sparid, Sparid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Lagodon, Lagodon

2. Noun. Very small, brightly colored (especially red) nocturnal fishes of shallow waters or tropical reefs; they make sounds like a squirrel's bark.

Definition of Squirrelfish

1. Noun. Any member of the subfamily ''Holocentrinae'' of the family ''Holocentridae'' of ray-finned fish. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squirrelfish

squirrel's-foot fern
squirrel around
squirrel away
squirrel cage
squirrel cages
squirrel corn
squirrel grips
squirrel monkey
squirrel monkeys
squirrel plague conjunctivitis
squirrel porphyria
squirrel wheel
squirrelfish (current term)
squirreltail barley

Literary usage of Squirrelfish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Best Dives of the Caribbean by Joyce Huber (2006)
"Hai Lite is a group of deep-water trenches with valleys of schooling grunts and squirrelfish. Beautiful barrel and giant tube sponges. Lavender trumpetfish. ..."

2. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1994)
"... squirrelfish are moderately susceptible, and moray eels are highly resistant. The effectiveness of the anesthetic also varies with the physical ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao by Lynne M. Sullivan (2006)
"Various fish, such as groupers, trumpet fish, squirrelfish, and angelfish, feed on the artificial reef. Peek below large metal pieces to find colorful ..."

4. The Tribune Book of Open-air Sports by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Henry Hall (1887)
"squirrelfish.—From May until September this llsh is caught on black- fish grounds of the Southern Atlantic coast with blackfish tackle and bait. ..."

5. Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society by New York Zoological Society (1912)
"... 2 Yellow Coneys, 11 Gray Snappers, 24 Hinds, 2 Nassau Groupers, 8 Red Snappers, 1 Spotted Snapper, 50 squirrelfish, 7 Surgeonfish, 10 Spanish Hogfish, ..."

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