Definition of Boarfish

1. Noun. Fish with large eyes and long snouts.

Group relationships: Antigonia, Genus Antigonia
Generic synonyms: Acanthopterygian, Spiny-finned Fish



2. Noun. Fish with a projecting snout.
Exact synonyms: Capros Aper
Group relationships: Capros, Genus Capros
Generic synonyms: Acanthopterygian, Spiny-finned Fish

Definition of Boarfish

1. n. A Mediterranean fish (Capros aper), of the family Caproidæ; -- so called from the resemblance of the extended lips to a hog's snout.

Definition of Boarfish

1. Noun. Any of several unrelated fish, of the genera ''Capros'' or ''Antigonia'' that have a projecting snout ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boarfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Boarfish

1. A Mediterranean fish (Capros aper), of the family Caproidae; so called from the resemblance of the extended lips to a hog's snout. An Australian percoid fish (Histiopterus recurvirostris), valued as a food fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Boarfish

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1. Handbook of the Fishes of New Zealand by R. A. A. Sherrin (1886)
"BLACK PERCH (see PERCH). BLUE COD (see COD). boarfish ... The term boarfish has been applied to a fish of which several specimens were cast up on the shores ..."

2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"Capros aper, the boarfish, is common in southern Europe, reaching a length of less than a foot, the protractile mouth suggesting that of a pig. ..."

3. Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall by Royal Institution of Cornwall (1881)
"One caught at Mevagissey weighed 85 Ibs. boarfish. Common here from Start to Lizard, these past five years they seem to be on the increase—thousands are ..."

4. Journal by Royal Institution of Cornwall, William Sorell (1881)
"One caught at Mevagissey weighed 85 Ibs. boarfish. Common here from Start to Lizard, these past five years they seem to be on the increase—thousands are ..."

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