Definition of surfperch in English:

surfperch

Pronunciation /ˈsərfˌpərCH/ /ˈsərfˌpərtʃ/

nounsurfperch, surfperches

  • A deep-bodied livebearing fish of the North Pacific, living chiefly in coastal waters.

    Also called sea perch

    Family Embiotocidae: several genera and species

    ‘I got my protein from spear fishing in the sea for surfperch, halibut, sheephead, opaleye, and octopus.’
    • ‘Adults let senorita fish and several species of surfperch clean them.’
    • ‘Kelp beds and offshore reefs create habitat for a wide range of fish, with surfperch being the most common.’