black perch


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sea bass \Sea" bass`\ . (Zool.)
   (a) A large marine food fish (Serranus atrarius syn.
       Centropristis atrarius) which abounds on the Atlantic
       coast of the United States. It is dark bluish, with black
       bands, and more or less varied with small white spots and
       blotches. Called also, locally, blue bass, {black sea
       bass}, blackfish, bluefish, and black perch.
   (b) A California food fish (Cynoscion nobile); -- called
       also white sea bass, and sea salmon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

perch \perch\ (p[~e]rch), n. [Written also pearch.] [OE.
   perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe`rkh; cf. perkno`s
   dark-colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E.
   freckle.] (Zool.)
   1. Any fresh-water fish of the genus Perca and of several
      other allied genera of the family Percid[ae], as the
      common American or yellow perch (Perca flavescens syn.
      Perca Americana), and the European perch ({Perca
      fluviatilis}).
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   2. Any one of numerous species of spiny-finned fishes
      belonging to the Percid[ae], Serranid[ae], and related
      families, and resembling, more or less, the true perches.
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   Black perch.
      (a) The black bass.
      (b) The flasher.
      (c) The sea bass.

   Blue perch, the cunner.

   Gray perch, the fresh-water drum.

   Red perch, the rosefish.

   Red-bellied perch, the long-eared pondfish.

   Perch pest, a small crustacean, parasitic in the mouth of
      the perch.

   Silver perch, the yellowtail.

   Stone perch, or Striped perch, the pope.

   White perch, the Roccus Americanus, or {Morone
      Americanus}, a small silvery serranoid market fish of the
      Atlantic coast.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Triple-tail \Tri"ple-tail`\, n. (Zool.)
   An edible fish (Lobotes Surinamensis) found in the warmer
   parts of all the oceans, and common on the southern and
   middle coasts of the United States. When living it is silvery
   gray, and becomes brown or blackish when dead. Its dorsal and
   anal fins are long, and extend back on each side of the tail.
   It has large silvery scales which are used in the manufacture
   of fancy work. Called also, locally, black perch,
   grouper, and flasher.
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