Plec·​trop·​o·​mus | \ plekˈträpəməs \

Definition of Plectropomus

: 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

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History and Etymology for Plectropomus

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

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“Plectropomus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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