noun. brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels.
- Mullus surmuletus
- yellow goatfish
- Mullus auratus
- genus Mullus
- Mulloidichthys martinicus
- red mullet
- fish (English)
- fiscian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- goat (English)
- gote (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word goatfish
Angelfish, anemone, bream, gobies, blennies, goatfish, emperor and rabbit fish are just some of the species that you can observe at most dive sites.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Treasure Reef has abundant elk horn coral and schools of fish, while Rainbow Reef offers pillars of coral and schools of yellowtail goatfish and sergeant majors.
3. Noun, plural
The Hawaii Fishing News' saltwater fishing records show that green jack, ladyfish and colorful goatfish have been caught at these harbors.