Definition of Thread-fish
1. Noun. Fish having greatly elongated front rays on dorsal and anal fins.
Generic synonyms: Jack
Group relationships: Alectis, Genus Alectis
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Literary usage of Thread-fish
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"(ciliaris, with long threads or lashes.) Fig. 86. thread-fish. ... The dorsal and anal rays in the thread-fish are enormously extended, especially in the ..."
2. The Market Assistant: Containing a Brief Description of Every Article of by Thomas Farrington De Voe (1867)
"... thread fish.—This is rather a scarce fish, although occasionally seen here. The peculiarity of this herring is found in the latter end of the dorsal or ..."
3. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission by United States Fish Commission (1882)
"A similar species has been described from San Diego, under the name of Caranx boops Grd. It is unknown to us." THE thread-fish. ..."
4. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FISHES by Bashford Dean, Charles Rochester Eastman, Eugene Willis Gudger, Arthur Wilbur Henn, American Museum of Natural History (1917)
"... Water-throwing habits of fishes: The carp problem: Fishing with poisons; The burbot; The thread fish; The swell fish. — Dredging and other records of ..."