Definition of Alectis

1. Noun. A genus of Carangidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Alectis
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Carangidae, Family Carangidae
Member holonyms: Alectis Ciliaris, Thread-fish, Threadfish



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alectis

Aldersgate Street
Aldershot
Aldgate
Aldine
Aldingham
Aldomet
Aldous Huxley
Aldous Leonard Huxley
Aldrovanda
Aldrovanda vesiculosa
Alec
Alec Guinness
Alecia
Aleck
Alectis (current term)
Alectis ciliaris
Alecto
Alectoria
Alectoris
Alectoris graeca
Alectoris ruffa
Alectorobius talaje
Alectura
Alectura lathami
Aleisha
Aleister
Alejandro
Alekano
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok

Literary usage of Alectis

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1. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"As it is of rather rare occurrence in the Australian portion of its habitat, it is of no economic importance. Fig. 57.—PENNANT-FISH (Alectis ..."

2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"In Alectis ciliaris, the cobbler-fish, ... the bony armature of the tail, feeble in Alectis, by degrees entirely disappears. ..."

3. Corundum and the Peridotites of Western North Carolina by Joseph Hyde Pratt, Joseph Volney Lewis (1907)
"(Alectis, chicken-cock, in allusion to the names sea-cock, sea-hen, ... Alectis CILIARIS (Bloch). "Moon-fish"; "Shoemaker"; Thread-fish; Cobbler-fish. ..."

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