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

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Antarctic toothfish was in 1973

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“Antarctic toothfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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