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A large, oval-shaped fish (Lampris guttatus) having a silvery iridescent body with red fins and edible red flesh. Also called moonfish.

[Of West African origin; akin to Igbo uba.]


(Animals) a large soft-finned deep-sea teleost fish, Lampris regius (or luna), of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, having a deep, brilliantly coloured body: family Lampridae. Also called: moonfish or kingfish
[C18: of West African origin]


(ˈoʊ pə)

a large, deep-bodied, brilliantly colored oceanic food fish, Lampris guttatus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opah - large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterraneanopah - large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
genus Lampris, Lampris - type genus of the Lampridae
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So I want to urge the National Assembly to expedite action on the PIB because we need strong fiscal policy to help develop local competences and improve indigenous oil companies participation in oil and gas activities especially now that the oil prices is improving', Opah said.
Also known as the Moonfish, Hawaiian moonfish or Jerusalem Haddock (Lampris guttatus), opah have large disc shaped bodies with blue and a deep red-orange upper body fading to a rosy colour on the belly, with white spots covering the sides and bright redish-orange fins.
Previous work had hinted the opah might be able to keep its eyes and brain warm.
The opah spends most of its time hundreds of feet beneath the ocean surface where the water is cold and little light penetrates.
Os iniciadores OPAH 03, OPAH 04, OPAH 11, OPAH 12, OPA 10, OPA 12, UBC 132, UBC135, UBC153, BR65, PC11, PRIMER 1, PRIMER 3, PRIMER 6, PRIMER 7 e PRIMER 15 sao indicados para estudos de diversidade em goiabeiras, utilizandose o marcador do tipo RAPD, ja que apresentaram, em media, de 5,3 marcas polimorficas.
The Opah fish - often called the moonfish - is a solitary and elusive deep-water fish.
Goals from Mark Morris and Opah put the Smethwick side ahead before Billesley responded through Coombes, McOwart and Bush.
In this note, we present data from PSATs deployed on two white marlin in the western North Atlantic Ocean and on an opah (Lampris guttatus) in the central Pacific; the data from these tags indicate that the tags were consumed by sharks.
We started out with Spicy Opah Fish Cake, one of the restaurant's signature dishes.