: any of various fishes inhabiting kelp beds: such as
: a large variably colored blenny (Heterostichus rostratus) found among kelp or eelgrass along the California coast or another member of the family Clinidae
: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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