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hair·tail

 (hâr′tāl′)
n.
Any of various cutlassfishes having a long whiplike tail.

hairtail

(ˈhɛəˌteɪl)
n
(Animals) any marine spiny-finned fish of the family Trichiuridae, most common in warm seas, having a long whiplike scaleless body and long sharp teeth. Usual US name: cutlass fish
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Noun1.hairtail - long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teethhairtail - long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
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At this time of year the area is used as wintering ground by common edible species such as hairtail, yellow croaker, chub mackerel and blue crab," Greenpeace said.
At this time of year the area is used as a wintering ground by common edible species such as hairtail, yellow croaker, chub mackerel and blue crab," Greenpeace said in a statement on Monday.
Growth and mortality parameters of hairtail Lepturacanthus savala from Pakistan waters.
So, while it is unlikely that an adult gazelle would eat a baby lion, an adult sardine certainly would eat a young largehead hairtail, a predatory species that is one of China's most-common catches.
Kim JY, Kang YS, Oh HJ, Suh YS, Hwang JD (2005) Spatial distribution of early life stages of anchovy (Engraulis Japonicus) and hairtail (Trichiurus lepturus) and their relationship with oceanographic features of the East China Sea during the 1997-1998 El Nino event.
Lat: latitude, CalAlgae: Calcareous algae, AC: Argentine croaker, AH: Argentine hake, AmH: American harvestfish, AR: Argentine red shrimp, AS: Argentine stiletto shrimp, AW: acoupa weakfish, BC: Brazilian codling, BF: Brazilian flathead, BS: bluewing searobin, C: codling, CA: castaneta, CF: catfish, DG: dusky grouper, F: flounder, GT: grey triggerfish, J: Jamaica weakfish, KW: king weakfish, LH: largehead hairtail, MF: monkfish, O: octopus, PC: pink cusk-eel, PS: pink-shrimp, RP: red porgy, S: skate, SB: sea-bob shrimp, SF: sand flounder, SK: southern kingcroaker, SP: sandperch, SQ: squid, SS: striped soldier shrimp, ST: sea trout, SW: stripped weakfish, TF: tilefish, TG: tomtate grunt, W: whitemouth croaker.
An annotated and ilustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes, scabbardfishes, hairtail, and frostfishes known to date.
The top ten species that contributed most to global catches were anchoveta, Alaska pollack, skipjack tuna, Atlantic herring, blue whiting, chub mackerel, Chilean jack mackerel, Japanese anchovy, largehead hairtail and yellow fin tuna.
Diet overlap of immigrant narrowbarred Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepede, 1802) and the largehead hairtail ribbonfish Trichiurus lepturus (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Egyptian Mediterranean coast.
I'd turn them over in my mind and imagine the Quakers quaking at the sight of a school of tailor chopping into a school of whitebait, Mr Inkerman writing letters with a quill held in steady, ink-stained fingers, bombs being bolted together in the sheds out the back of the Powder Works, American sailors cooking up chowder with the hairtail they caught from the decks of their battleships moored off Chowder Bay and Clifton Gardens.