kelpfish

noun

Definition of kelpfish

: any of various fishes inhabiting kelp beds: such as
a : a large variably colored blenny (Heterostichus rostratus) found among kelp or eelgrass along the California coast or another member of the family Clinidae
b : any of several brilliantly colored percoid fishes of the family Odacidae found along the coasts of Australia and New Zealand

called also rock whiting

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“Kelpfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kelpfish. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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