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kingfish (plural kingfishes or kingfish)

  1. Any of several food fishes of the genus Menticirrhus from the Atlantic; kingcroaker
  2. Other Atlantic fish
    1. opah Lampris guttatus (United Kingdom)
    2. white croaker Genyonemus lineatus (United Kingdom)
    3. wahoo Acanthocybium solandri (Barbados)
    4. king mackerel Scomberomorus cavalla
  3. Any of several similar fishes of the Pacific.
    1. narrow-barred Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus commerson (Australia)
    2. Japanese meagre Argyrosomus japonicus (Australia)
    3. yellowtail amberjack Seriola lalandi (Australia, New Zealand)
    4. silver gemfish Rexea solandri (Australia)
  4. Caranx
    1. crevalle jack Caranx hippos (Mauritania)
    2. giant trevally (sometimes travelli) Caranx ignobilis (South Africa)
  5. cobia, Rachycentron canadum, of warm waters globally.


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