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yel·low·tail

 (yĕl′ō-tāl′)
n.
1. Any of several large marine fishes of the genus Seriola having a yellowish tail, especially S. lalandi of subtropical waters worldwide, which is a popular game fish in coastal waters of southern California and Mexico.
2. Any of several other fishes having a yellowish tail, such as the yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea), the yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus), and the North American silver perch.

yellowtail

(ˈjɛləʊˌteɪl)
n, pl -tails or -tail
1. (Animals) a carangid game fish, Seriola dorsalis, of coastal waters of S California and Mexico, having a yellow tail fin
2. (Animals) any of various similar fishes
3. (Animals) Also called: yellowtail moth another name for goldtail moth
4. (Animals) Austral another name for yellowtail kingfish

yel•low•tail

(ˈyɛl oʊˌteɪl)

n., pl. -tails, (esp. collectively) -tail.
1. a game fish, Seriola lalandei, of California.
2. Also called yel′lowtail snap′per. a small West Indian snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus.
3. any of several other fishes with a yellow tail fin.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellowtail - superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tailyellowtail - superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail
snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
2.yellowtail - game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail finyellowtail - game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin
jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
genus Seriola, Seriola - a genus of Carangidae
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Roecker, who caught two bluefins on Tuesday, said the blues are in the 20- to 40-pound range, the albies, or longfins, are 15-20 pounds and the yellowtails are 2-20 pounds with the majority, known as firecrackers, weighing in at 10 pounds or less.