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Noun1.Polynemidae - threadfinsPolynemidae - threadfins        
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
threadfin - mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays
genus Polydactylus, Polydactylus - a genus of Polynemidae
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The Atlantic threadfin, which anglers erroneously refer to a glass-nose whiting (due in part to its transparent nose), is no whiting at all, but a representative of family Polynemidae.
A giant African threadfin, Polydactylus quadrifilis (Cuvier, 1829) is a member of the Family Polynemidae.