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seaperch

[see-purch] /ˈsiˌpɜrtʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) seaperch (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) seaperches.
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Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; sea + perch2
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British Dictionary definitions for sea perch

sea perch

noun
1.
any of various marine serranid fishes, such as the bass and stone bass, that have an elongated body with a very spiny dorsal fin and occur in all except polar seas
2.
another name for surfperch
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Encyclopedia Article for sea perch

seaperch

any of 23 species of fishes of the family Embiotocidae (order Perciformes). Surfperches are found in the North Pacific Ocean; two species are native to Japanese waters, but all others are confined to the North American coast, mostly off California. One species, the tule perch (Hysterocarpus traski), inhabits freshwater, but most of the others live in surf along beaches. All saltwater species are unusual among marine fishes in giving birth to live young rather than laying eggs

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