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n. pl. threadfin or thread·fins
Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Polynemidae, having threadlike rays extending from the lower part of the pectoral fin.
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n, pl -fin or -fins
(Animals) any spiny-finned tropical marine fish of the family Polynemidae, having pectoral fins consisting partly of long threadlike rays
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any spiny-rayed fish of the family Polynemidae, having the lower part of the pectoral fin terminating in threadlike rays.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threadfin - mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike raysthreadfin - mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
barbu, Polydactylus virginicus - found along western Atlantic coast
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We arrived to find that our boatman was a shifty yet productive fellow named Nazeer, Over the next few days we had a lot of fun in Pullmodai catching everything from mangrove jack to GT but the real stars of the show were the threadfins. I caught my first ever threadfin while doing a fast troll out at the mouth where the lagoon meets the open sea and the next day Yakoob caught a wonderful specimen of 5 kg.
TK cuisine supervisor Fudy Chen and his team have turned the restaurant into a top-class seafood and steak house by using only the freshest of food and utilizing an innovative dry-aging technology process to treat steak, duck, and threadfin.
Small live baits such as Spanish sardines, pilchards and threadfin herring can be simply hooked sideways through the hard part of the nose near the nostrils.
Whatever the brothers catch is cooked at home: threadfin salmon, grouper, mullet, croaker fish, red snapper and rockfish.
Scientists at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin, say the northern Arabian Sea is a key fisheries zone for India, having contributed over 850,000 tonnes a[euro]" mainly catfish, ribbon fish, Bombay duck, cuttlefish, squid, octopus and threadfin breams a[euro]" to India's marine catch during 2012.
Amongst these are the Giant African threadfin salmon, Cubera snapper, Jack Crevalle, Senegal Jack and barracuda as well as the more familiar Kabeljou, all of which are known for the gargantuan proportions they reach in this region.
Blue catfish often are suspended near this layer, sometimes associated with species like striped bass and white bass that also feed on open-water prey species such as gizzard and threadfin shad.
As compared to the same period of Ramadhan of the year 1432 AH, fish prices fluctuated, as the Longtail Tuna fish price rose by (24.5%), Threadfin (23%), Cod (4.6%) while prices of Kingfish and Sardines dropped by (27.8%) and (22.6%) respectively.
Next up was mackerel and the Sultan Ebrahimi (threadfin bream) fish from the grill.
The growth patterns, diet composition, and sex ratio of Giant African threadfin, Polydactylus quadrifilis (Cuvier, 1829) was investigated in Ologe lagoon in Nigeria to provide necessary baseline data toward the development of fisheries in Lagos lagoon system.
They are testing the feeds on Pacific threadfin, Polydactylus sexfilis (or "moi," as Hawaiians call it) and on Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei.