spotfin croaker


: a large croaker (Roncador stearnsii) of the California coast that is metallic steel-blue above and silvery below and is a popular sport fish

Word History


so called from the large black spot on the pectoral fin

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“Spotfin croaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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