tiger fish

noun

: any of various fishes that suggest a tiger usually either in being extremely voracious or in being marked with black: such as
a
: any of several vigorous predaceous freshwater sport fishes (genus Hydrocyon) widely distributed in African rivers
b
c
Africa : a black-striped Indo-Pacific sea perch (Therapon jarbua)

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“Tiger fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20fish. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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