red rockfish

noun

Definition of red rockfish

1 : a large rockfish (Sebastodes ruberrimus) of the Pacific coast of North America that is crimson above fading to yellowish pink on the sides and is a highly esteemed food fish

called also red snapper

2 : a red color phase of a large common grouper (Mycteroperca venenosa or Trisotropis venenosa) of the tropical western Atlantic and the West Indies

called also rock grouper

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“Red rockfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20rockfish. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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