Lethrinus

noun
Le·​thri·​nus | \ lə̇ˈthrīnəs \

Definition of Lethrinus

: a genus (the type of the family Lethrinidae) of percoid fishes that are related to those of the family Sparidae from which they are distinguished by possession of a long scaleless snout, are widely distributed in warm southern seas, and include several important food fishes and others which are regarded as dangerously toxic

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“Lethrinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lethrinus. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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