Definition of Scombroid fish
1. Noun. Important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters.
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Scombroidea, Suborder Scombroidea
Specialized synonyms: Mackerel, Tuna, Tunny, Bonito, Euthynnus Pelamis, Skipjack, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Katsuwonus Pelamis, Oceanic Bonito, Swordfish, Xiphias Gladius, Sailfish, Billfish, Louvar, Luvarus Imperialis, Squaretail
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Literary usage of Scombroid fish
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1. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air Diving (1999)
"G-3.2 scombroid fish Poisoning. Unlike ciguatera fish poisoning (see Paragraph G- 1.3.1) where actual toxin is already concentrated in the flesh of the fish ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"... deciding finally that it is a highly aberrant scombroid fish. Dr. Peter J. Schmidt in Proceedings of the Museum of St. Petersburg discusses in Russian, ..."
3. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"... to the presence of a Bonito or some similar scombroid fish. ' Albacore' is a sailors' name for Albacore. any species of Thunnus with long pectoral fins; ..."
4. Bulletin by Natural History Society of New Brunswick (1897)
"It is a scombroid fish, \vith body flat, thin and ovate, the caudal peduncle being short and slender. The dorsal and ventral outlines are about equally ..."
5. British Museum Guides: Vertrbrates by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"... sudden appearance of a crowd of Flying-fish above the surface of the sea generally points to the presence of a Bonito or some similar scombroid fish. ..."
6. Manual of the Natural History, Geology, and Physics of Greenland, and the by Thomas Rupert Jones, Great Britain Admiralty (1875)
"... seems to have originated in a misconception, this name being applied by seamen not only to the scombroid fish (Xiphias), but also to the ..."