Definition of Alectis
1. Noun. A genus of Carangidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Carangidae, Family Carangidae
Member holonyms: Alectis Ciliaris, Thread-fish, Threadfish
Lexicographical Neighbors of Alectis
Literary usage of Alectis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."