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thread·fin

 (thrĕd′fĭn′)
n. pl. threadfin or thread·fins
Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Polynemidae, having threadlike rays extending from the lower part of the pectoral fin.

threadfin

(ˈθrɛdˌfɪn)
n, pl -fin or -fins
(Animals) any spiny-finned tropical marine fish of the family Polynemidae, having pectoral fins consisting partly of long threadlike rays

thread•fin

(ˈθrɛdˌfɪn)

n.
any spiny-rayed fish of the family Polynemidae, having the lower part of the pectoral fin terminating in threadlike rays.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threadfin - mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike raysthreadfin - mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
barbu, Polydactylus virginicus - found along western Atlantic coast
References in periodicals archive ?
bombylios Larson and Hoese, 1997, in general appearance, having reduced eyes, moderate gill opening and with some raised sensory papilla rows on the head, but differing in having a number of fin rays in the lower half of the pectoral-fin free from connecting membranes, resembling the rays of a polynemid, no scales on the cheek or opercle, as well as a sensory papilla arrangement that is unlike other species of Egglestonichthys.
Threadfins of the World (Family Polynemidae): An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Polynemid Species Known to Date, p: 117.
05), but only slightly significant for either sciaenids or polynemids (P<0.