noun, plural goatfishes (especially collectively) goatfish.
any tropical and subtropical marine fish of the family Mullidae, having a pair of long barbels below the mouth.
Also called red mullet.

1630–40; goat + fish

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goatfish (ˈɡəʊtˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
the US name for the red mullet

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