goatfish [goht-fish] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural goat·fish·es, (especially collectively) goat·fish.
- any tropical and subtropical marine fish of the family Mullidae, having a pair of long barbels below the mouth.
In the goatfish and surmullet the two chin barbels are highly specialized.
David Starr Jordan
British Dictionary definitions for goatfish goatfish noun plural -fish or -fishes
- the US name for the red mullet