soap fish

soapfish

[sohp-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) soapfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) soapfishes.
any of several serranid fishes of the genus Rypticus, producing a body mucus that gives the skin a soapy quality, as R. saponaceus, inhabiting shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Origin:
1875–80; soap + fish

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