barramundi

barramundi
noun, plural (-di; also -dis) Etymology: probably from an Australian aboriginal language of Queensland Date: 1864 a catadromous bony fish (Lates calcarifer of the family Centropomidae) with a greenish-bronze back and silvery sides that is found from the Persian Gulf to southern China and Australia and is valued as a sport and food fish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Barramundi — (Lates calcarifer) Systematik Barschverwandte (Percomorpha) Ordnung: Barschartige (Perciformes) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • barramundi — [bar′ə mun′dē, ber′ə mun′dē] n. pl. barramundi, barramundis, barramundies 1. the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri): the only existing species of an order (Ceratodiformes) of bony fishes having one lung, large scales, and paddlelike fins …   English World dictionary

  • Barramundi — Bar ra*mun di, n. [Written also {barramunda}.] [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A remarkable Australian fresh water ganoid fish of the genus {Ceratodus}. (b) An Australian river fish ({Osteoglossum Leichhardtii}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barramundi — Taxobox name = Barramundi image caption = Barramundi (in foreground) image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Latidae genus = Lates species = L. calcarifer binomial = Lates… …   Wikipedia

  • Barramundi — Lates calcarifer …   Wikipédia en Français

  • barramundi — /bar euh mun dee/, n., pl. barramundis, barramundies, (esp. collectively) barramundi. barramunda. * * * …   Universalium

  • barramundi — /bærəˈmʌndi / (say baruh mundee) noun (plural barramundi or barramundis) 1. a large, silvery grey food fish of excellent quality, Lates calcarifer, found in coastal rivers and estuaries of tropical northern Australia and the Indo Pacific; giant… …   Australian English dictionary

  • barramundi — baltasis baramundis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lates calcarifer angl. barramundi; cock up; giant sea perch; silver sea perch; white sea bass rus. баррамунди; белый морской окунь; латес ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • barramundi — noun A species of diadromous fish, of the Centropomidae family, order Perciformes …   Wiktionary

  • barramundi — n. edible lungfish found in Australia …   English contemporary dictionary

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