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Meaning of soapfish

soap•fish

Pronunciation: (sōp'fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  1. any of several serranid fishes of the genus Rypticus, producing a body mucus that gives the skin a soapy quality, as R. saponaceus, inhabiting shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
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