Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for tautog

large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America

References in periodicals archive ?
Although current methods for age determination of tautog are based on opercula and otoliths, multiple structures have been used to age other fish species, including opercula, otoliths, vertebrae, fin rays, fin spines, and scales (Beamish and McFarlane, 1987; Panfili et al.
most Serranidae, the tautog, the blueline tilefish, and the deepbody boarfish) exhibited more restricted distributions and tighter association with reefs.
These were the two gadids (Atlantic cod and haddock), the toadfish (Opsanus tau, family Batrachoididae), and the tautog (Tautoga onitis, family Labridae).
Fisheries Conservation: Possession of undersized tautog.
Fast false albacore fishing has been excellent around the Vineyard and Montauk, and big tautog are hitting at Woods Hole, Provincetown Harbor and the Elizabeth Islands.
Annual fecundity of tautog in Long Island Sound: size effects and long-term changes in a harvested population.
1998), and that growth rates of young-of-the-year (YOY) winter flounder (Pseudo-pleuronectes americanus) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) are negative (i.
The expansion of this habitat type in the Bight by man's addition of solid material has probably had an effect on LMR distributions and fisheries (such as American lobster, Homarus americanus; cod, Gadus morhua; red hake, Urophycis chuss; ocean pout, Macrozoarces americanus; scup, Stenotomus chrysops; black sea bass, Centropristis striata; and tautog, Tautoga onitis) and possible effect on other resources, but these effects are not well known nor well understood.
Not many fish equal their deliciousness, but lobster and crab-eating tautog certainly can.
Concentrations of Rb, Mg, Ca, Mn, Sr, Na, K, Sr, Pb, and Ba were determined by using solution-based inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in otoliths of young-of-the year tautog (Tautoga onitis) captured in nursery areas along the Rhode Island coast during two consecutive years.
Several fish species were sampled throughout each season in the SAG, which included the seaboard goby (Gobiosoma ginsburgi), grubby (Myoxocephalus aenaeus), tautog (Tautoga onitis), and cunner (Tautogalabrus adspersus).
For many of the species, including menhaden, weakfish, goosefish, bluefish, winter flounder, northern puffer and tautog, the size collected approximated the size at hatching, possibly indicating that this may be a spawning/hatchin g area for these species.
The latter groups were increasingly alarmed by the decline of such coastal species as the scup, sea bass, tautog, and striped bass, and soon concluded that their problem stemmed from the massive catches taken by fixed nets and barriers.
But some gourmet anglers are focusing on two of the tastiest fish in Massachusetts -- the tautog and black seabass.