Plectropomus

noun

Plec·​trop·​o·​mus
plekˈträpəməs
: a genus comprising tropical Indo-Pacific percoid food fishes (as the coral cod of Australia) and others that are dangerously poisonous when eaten and being sometimes isolated in a separate family but usually included among the Serranidae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek plēktron + New Latin -pomus (from Greek pōma lid, cover); akin to Greek pōy herd, flock

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“Plectropomus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Plectropomus. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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