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

  Pondfish \Pond"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of American fresh-water fishes
     belonging to the family Centrarchid[ae]; -- called also
     pond perch, and sunfish.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis gibbosus)
           is called also bream, pumpkin seed, and sunny.
           See Sunfish. The long-eared pondfish ({Lepomis
           auritus) of the Eastern United States is distinguished
           by its very long opercular flap.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moonfish \Moon"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     (a) An American marine fish ({Vomer setipennis); -- called
         also bluntnosed shiner, horsefish, and sunfish.
     (b) A broad, thin, silvery marine fish ({Selene vomer); --
         called also lookdown, and silver moonfish.
     (c) The mola. See Sunfish, 1.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sunfish \Sun"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     (a) A very large oceanic plectognath fish ({Mola mola, Mola
         rotunda, or Orthagoriscus mola) having a broad body
         and a truncated tail.
     (b) Any one of numerous species of perch-like North American
         fresh-water fishes of the family Centrachidae. They
         have a broad, compressed body, and strong dorsal spines.
         Among the common species of the Eastern United States are
         Lepomis gibbosus (called also bream, pondfish,
         pumpkin seed, and sunny), the blue sunfish, or
         dollardee ({Lepomis pallidus), and the long-eared
         sunfish ({Lepomis auritus). Several of the species are
         called also pondfish.
     (c) The moonfish, or bluntnosed shiner.
     (d) The opah.
     (e) The basking, or liver, shark.
     (f) Any large jellyfish.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sunfish
      n 1: the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like
           fishes of the family Centrarchidae
      2: among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval
         compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin
         reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters [syn:
         ocean sunfish, sunfish, mola, headfish]
      3: small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America
         usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic
         luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed [syn:
         sunfish, centrarchid]

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