Antarctic toothfish

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Definition of Antarctic toothfish

: a large brownish toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) occurring in the Southern Ocean and sometimes caught commercially for food Like its Patagonian relative, the Antarctic toothfish … is commonly known as Chilean sea bass. Popular for their mild, fatty flesh, the slow-maturing toothfish are inherently vulnerable to overfishing.— Erik Stokstad

called also Chilean sea bass

— compare patagonian toothfish

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Antarctic toothfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antarctic%20toothfish. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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