One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of marine fishes which typically have a long-based dorsal fin and which are popular as sporting fish.
a fish of the snapper family (Lutjanidae: several genera)
- ‘Also known as the deep sea perch, the species was first targeted in the northeast Atlantic in 1991, with annual catches soon hitting 5,000 tons.’
- ‘Large schools of butterfly perch hovered, while sea perch (known locally as Jock Stewarts) glared at us as they sat motionless on the rocks.’
- ‘Little is known about predation on modern Nautilus beyond the fact that turtles and sea perch will feed on them.’
- ‘If we can't get blue cod we can usually get sea perch which are delicious when they are fresh.’
- ‘A close relation, Morone americanus, is much smaller, and is usually referred to as white perch or sea perch.’
sea perch/ˈsē ˌpərCH/
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