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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.
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(Animals) any of various fish found in oceanic coastal waters, esp the tarpon or a related game fish of the genus Elops
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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.]
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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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In the spring and the fall, mullet and other baitfish jam up in the corner pocket and the result is a feasting zone for snook, along with oversize redfish and at times ladyfish and jacks.
JC also appeared in various TV shows, among them "Wansapanataym," "Magpakailanman," "Ipaglaban Mo," "Karelasyon," "Wagas" and "Ladyfish."
'Challenging,' Martin Escudero describes his role as Kaye, a transgender, in Jason Orfalas' 'Ladyfish,' but quickly adds that it had nothing to do with the high heels, shoulder-length wig and body-hugging dresses.
Unfortunately, comparative information for ladyfish (Elops saurus) is limited and nonexistent for most regions of the world.
The food menu of Coastal Cuisine Food Festival includes "Kane Bezule" - whole ladyfish seasoned with finely ground mangalorean masala and pan cooked, "Meen Roast" a Calicut specialty, "Mussels Karwari", "Crab Xacuti" from Goa and fish curries cooked in several authentic variations from Western Ghats of India.
In the end it was not the wily spotted weakfish but a pair of ladyfish that made my day and won my dime.
These include Spanish mackerel, blackfin tuna, amberjack, black drum, gag grouper, wahoo, bluefish, gafftopsail catfish, crevalle jack, and ladyfish. Florida has declared limited consumption advisories for all of these species.
One example of this type of data gap is that for ladyfish, Elops saurus, a fishery species that inhabits coastal waters of Florida (Hildebrand, 1963; Murray et al., 1987; FMRI(1)).
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. For pounds 25 a day, you get transport, packed lunch, rods and bait.
Tarpon eat these appetizer-sized minnows by the gulp, but the action really heats up when ladyfish show up for their own shot at the glass minnows.
Among the entries in the feature section are HF Yambao's 'Kristo,' Ricardo Carranza's 'Beyond the Block,' Jason Orfalas' 'Ladyfish,' Joel Lamangan's 'Bhoy Intsik,' and Arnel Barbarona's 'Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill).'