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flying fish

n.
Any of various marine fishes of the family Exocoetidae, having enlarged, winglike pectoral fins capable of sustaining them in brief, gliding flight over the water.

flying fish

n
(Animals) any marine teleost fish of the family Exocoetidae, common in warm and tropical seas, having enlarged winglike pectoral fins used for gliding above the surface of the water

fly′ing fish`


n.
any of several warm-water marine fishes of the family Exocoetidae, noted for winglike fins that enable it to glide for some distance after leaping from the water.
[1505–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying fish - tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flightflying fish - tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
Exocoetidae, family Exocoetidae - flying fishes; closely related to the halfbeaks
monoplane flying fish, two-wing flying fish - having only pectoral fins enlarged
biplane flying fish, four-wing flying fish - having both pectoral and pelvic fins enlarged
Translations
poisson volant

flying fish

npesce m volante
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The overall situation of Caribbean fisheries, and the potential for the conservation of a number of species that do not face critical problems of dramatic overexploitation, such as flyingfish and some pelagic fishes (Fanning and Oxenford 2011), have led the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, to pursue strategies for ecosystem-based management for marine resources in the Caribbean, with special attention to fisheries.
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