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a southern kingfish, Menticirrhus americanus
 
a cobia or black kingfish, Rachycentron canadum

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king +‎ fish

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kingfish (plural kingfishes or kingfish)

  1. Any of several food fishes of the genus Menticirrhus from the Atlantic; kingcroakers.
  2. Other Atlantic fish
    1. opah (Lampris guttatus), of the United Kingdom
    2. white croaker (Genyonemus lineatus), of the United Kingdom
    3. wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), of Barbados
    4. king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla)
  3. Any of several similar fishes of the Pacific.
    1. narrow-barred Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) of Australia
    2. Japanese meagre (Argyrosomus japonicus) of Australia
    3. yellowtail amberjack (Seriola lalandi) of Australia and New Zealand
    4. silver gemfish (Rexea solandri) of Australia
  4. Fish of genus Caranx
    1. crevalle jack (Caranx hippos) of Mauritania
    2. giant trevally or travelli (Caranx ignobilis) of South Africa
  5. Cobia (Rachycentron canadum), of warm waters globally.

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