moonfish
noun (plural moonfish or moonfishes) Date: 1646 any of various compressed often short deep-bodied silvery or yellowish marine fishes: as a. opah b. platy

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  • Moonfish — may refer to: Several groups of fishes: Family Monodactylidae (properly moonyfishes). Genus Mene Genus Selene Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber) Family Molidae (Ocean sunfishes) are in many languages known as Moonfishes And the Opah Many… …   Wikipedia

  • Moonfish — Moon fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moonfish — [mo͞on′fish΄] n. pl. moonfish or moonfishes (see FISH) 1. either of two species (genus Selene) of deep bodied, sharply compressed jack fishes of the coastal waters of North and South America ☆ 2. OPAH …   English World dictionary

  • moonfish — /moohn fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) moonfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) moonfishes. 1. Also called horsefish, horsehead. any of several silvery marine fishes of the genus Selene, having a very compressed body and… …   Universalium

  • moonfish — Spadefish Spade fish (sp[=a]d f[i^]sh ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) An American market fish ({Ch[ae]todipterus faber}) common on the southern coasts; called also {angel fish}, {moonfish}, and {porgy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moonfish — /ˈmunfɪʃ/ (say moohnfish) noun (plural moonfish or moonfishes) 1. in Australia a. → opah. b. a silvery, tropical fish, Drepanichthys punctatus, of coastal waters. 2. elsewhere a. any of certain fishes having a deep, sharply compressed, silvery… …   Australian English dictionary

  • moonfish — atlantinė mėnulinė stauridė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Selene vomer angl. Atlantic lookdown; dollarfish; horsehead; lookdown; moonfish rus. селена ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mėnulinės stauridės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • moonfish — paprastoji citarina statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Citharinus citharus angl. citharin; moonfish rus. обыкновенная цитарина ryšiai: platesnis terminas – citarinos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • moonfish — raudonpelekė karalžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lampris guttatus angl. glancefish; Jerusalem haddock; kingfish; moonfish; opah; San Pedro fish; spotted opah rus. краснопёрый опах; обыкновенный… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • moonfish — dėmėtasis mėnulinis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mene maculata angl. moonfish rus. пятнистая мена ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mėnuliniai ešeriai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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