bugfish definition

  • noun:
    • The menhaden.
    • The menhaden.
    • A name sometimes given to the menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, because a parasitic isopod crustacean, Cymothoa prægustator, is frequently found adhering to the roof of its mouth. See cut under Brevoortia.
    • The menhaden.
    • The menhaden.
    • A name occasionally provided to the menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, because a parasitic isopod crustacean, Cymothoa prægustator, is often found adhering to the roofing of their lips. See cut under Brevoortia.
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