Pinfish

pinfish

(Science: zoology) The sailor's choice (Diplodus, or Lagodon, rhomboides).

The salt-water bream (Diplodus Holbrooki).

Both are excellent food fishes, common on the coast of the united states south of Cape Hatteras. The name is also applied to other allied species.

Origin: So called from their sharp dorsal spines.

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