The hogfish (see picture) is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as "1. a colorful fish, Lachnolaimus maximus, of warm Atlantic waters, having a long snout in the adult male. 2. Any of several similar or related fishes, such as the pigfish."
The hogfish should not be confused with hoggish, meaning " coursely self-indulgent or gluttonous; filthy", which appears soon after it in the dictionary.
The existence of the hogfish was first reported in the pages of the marine/porcine biology research journal Fish & Pig Chronicle
The flavor of the flesh of the hogfish is most likely reminiscent of a ham and sardine sandwich (sans mustard), but might also be similar to a bacon troutburger.
If the hogfish did not exist in the real world, it would of course be necessary to invent the idea and pass it off as existing in the real world. Fortunately this step has not been necessary. For more pseudo-factual information on the hogfish and the pigfish, see the Fish & Pig Chronicle Issue #6.
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