nHoundfish(Zoöl) Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish (Galeus canis), of Europe and America; -- called also houndshark, and dogfish.☞ The European nursehound, or small-spotted dogfish, is Scyllium canicula; the rough houndfish, or large-spotted dogfish, is Scyllium catulus. The name has also sometimes been applied to the bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), and to the silver gar.
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nhoundfishA shark of the genus Scylliorhinus and some similar species. See dogfish
nhoundfishAlso called hound.
nhoundfishA species of belonids of the genus Tylosurus, such as the T. jonesi (Bermuda) and T. acus.
nhoundfishThe bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, formerly called blue houndfish in Massachusetts. See cut under bluefish.
nhoundfishThe Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus maculatus, formerly called speckled houndfish in Massachusetts.
nhoundfishA name applied to fishes of the genus Tylosurus, especially to T. raphidoma and T. acus, both of the West Indies.