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n. pl. ladyfish or la·dy·fish·es
1. Any of several marine game fishes of the family Elopidae, especially Elops saurus of warm coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, having an elongated silvery body.
2. A bonefish.


(Animals) any of various fish found in oceanic coastal waters, esp the tarpon or a related game fish of the genus Elops



n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
a silver game and food fish, Albula vulpes, of warm coastal seas. Also called ladyfish.
[1725–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ladyfish - game fish resembling the tarpon but smallerladyfish - game fish resembling the tarpon but smaller
tarpon, Tarpon atlanticus - large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida
Elops, genus Elops - type genus of the Elopidae: tenpounder
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These include Spanish mackerel, blackfin tuna, amberjack, black drum, gag grouper, wahoo, bluefish, gafftopsail catfish, crevalle jack, and ladyfish.
And the character animators have done a remarkable job of transferring the more recognizable facial features of the main voice actors (which include Renee Zellweger and Angelina Jolie as good and bad ladyfish, respectively) onto their finny counterparts.
Ray (1997) listed ladyfish as an estuarine-dependent species but little is known about its use of habitat in coastal waters.
There are many restaurants in Banjul, the capital, and as well as traditional Gambian food you can eat Lebanese, Italian, Chinese, Indian and even fish and chips, although it is more likely to be the local ladyfish than cod.
You catch snapper, grouper, barracuda and ladyfish.
What I expect to find around these baitfish schools are Spanish mackerel, bluefish, jacks, ladyfish, snappers and seatrout.
Anglers who fly-fish Christmas Island might wonder about the exclusion of the giant trevally, Baja aficionados might want to see a listing for ladyfish and sierra mackerel, and there's always the corbina, a Southern California prize.
The bridges at El Jobean and at Matlacha are producing slot and over-slot fish at night for patient anglers who swim live ladyfish around the pilings, or who bump paddle-tail jigs along the bottom, and some of the residential canals in Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are stacking up with fish.
Eight species were landed - and most released - including seven yellow fin, 25 Cabrilla, 12 yellowtail and barred Pargo, 53 Black Skipjacks, 14 Needlefish, nine Ladyfish, 42 Sierra Mackerel, four Bonita and a Mexican Barracuda.
Spanish and king mackerel, bluefish, jacks, ladyfish, blue runners, snook, sharks, barracuda, pompano and tarpon can be seen feeding on the baitfish throughout the day.
The object of the outing: fly-angling from shore for tough-warring jack crevalle, roosterfish, ladyfish and any number of the 850 species of fish that fin in these waters.
The beaches will be covered in schools of bonito, ladyfish and Spanish mackerel, surely filling their bellies as the temps drop and they prepare to head for warmer waters.