Definition of surfperch in English:


nounPlural surfperches

  • A deep-bodied live-bearing fish of the North Pacific, living chiefly in coastal waters.

    Family Embiotocidae: several genera and species

    Also called sea perch
    • ‘Kelp beds and offshore reefs create habitat for a wide range of fish, with surfperch being the most common.’
    • ‘I got my protein from spear fishing in the sea for surfperch, halibut, sheephead, opaleye, and octopus.’
    • ‘Adults let senorita fish and several species of surfperch clean them.’