: a genus of groupers (family Serranidae) including the coney (C. fulvus) and other food fish

Word History


New Latin, from cephal- + Pholis, genus of fishes, from Greek phōlis, a sea fish that hides in mud; akin to Greek phōleos den and perhaps to Old English būan to dwell

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“Cephalopholis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cephalopholis. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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