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 for Black perch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sea bass \Sea" bass`\ . (Zool.)
     (a) A large marine food fish ({Serranus atrarius syn.
         Centropristis atrarius) which abounds on the Atlantic
         coast of the United States. It is dark bluish, with black
         bands, and more or less varied with small white spots and
         blotches. Called also, locally, blue bass, black sea
         bass, blackfish, bluefish, and black perch.
     (b) A California food fish ({Cynoscion nobile); -- called
         also white sea bass, and sea salmon.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  perch \perch\ (p[~e]rch), n. [Written also pearch.] [OE.
     perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe`rkh; cf. perkno`s
     dark-colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E.
     freckle.] (Zool.)
     1. Any fresh-water fish of the genus Perca and of several
        other allied genera of the family Percid[ae], as the
        common American or yellow perch ({Perca flavescens syn.
        Perca Americana), and the European perch ({Perca
        fluviatilis).
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any one of numerous species of spiny-finned fishes
        belonging to the Percid[ae], Serranid[ae], and related
        families, and resembling, more or less, the true perches.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Black perch.
        (a) The black bass.
        (b) The flasher.
        (c) The sea bass.
  
     Blue perch, the cunner.
  
     Gray perch, the fresh-water drum.
  
     Red perch, the rosefish.
  
     Red-bellied perch, the long-eared pondfish.
  
     Perch pest, a small crustacean, parasitic in the mouth of
        the perch.
  
     Silver perch, the yellowtail.
  
     Stone perch, or Striped perch, the pope.
  
     White perch, the Roccus Americanus, or Morone
        Americanus, a small silvery serranoid market fish of the
        Atlantic coast.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Triple-tail \Tri"ple-tail`\, n. (Zool.)
     An edible fish ({Lobotes Surinamensis) found in the warmer
     parts of all the oceans, and common on the southern and
     middle coasts of the United States. When living it is silvery
     gray, and becomes brown or blackish when dead. Its dorsal and
     anal fins are long, and extend back on each side of the tail.
     It has large silvery scales which are used in the manufacture
     of fancy work. Called also, locally, black perch,
     grouper, and flasher.
     [1913 Webster]

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