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Garfish, any fish of the Teleostean genus Belone, with about fifty species from tropical and temperate seas. The body is greatly elongated, and the jaws prolonged into a kind of beak, with widely-set teeth; the dorsal fin is opposite the anal. The jaws in the young fish are of normal shape. B. vulgaris, a fairly common British fish, is about two feet in length. The flesh is well-flavoured, but some persons are prejudiced against it, because the Dones, like those of the rest of the genus, are green in colour.