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Noun: sunfish  'sún,fish
  1. The lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae
  2. Among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
    - ocean sunfish, mola, headfish
  3. Small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic lustre: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
    - centrarchid

Derived forms: sunfishes

Type of: freshwater fish, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, plectognath, plectognath fish

Part of: Centrarchidae, family Centrarchidae, genus Mola

Encyclopedia: Sunfish, Ocean