- adj. Applied to various kinds of fish characterized by short fins.
- n. A creature of this kind.
- short + fin (Wiktionary)
“Cause from now on, your name will be synonymous with the lesser green spotted, white tiger-striped, shortfin sea bass.”
“Whales include migratory humpback Megaptera novaeangliae (VU) and occasional blue Balaenoptera musculus (EN), rorqual Balaenoptera physalis, sperm Physeter macrocephalus (VU), Bryde's Baleanoptera edeni, killer Orcinus orca, false killer Pseudorca crassidens, pygmy killer Feresa attenuata, Cuvier's beaked Ziphius cavirostris, beaked Mesoplodon sp., shortfin pilot Globicephala macrorhynchus and melon-headed Peponocephala electra whales.”
“The majority of sharks caught for their fins are the blue sharks, threshers and hammerheads of more exotic waters, but North Atlantic species, including the porbeagle, angel, shortfin mako and spiny dogfish – sold in British fish and chip shops as rock salmon – are also under threat.”
“We threw them in the sacks, nodded at two puzzled onlookers, and headed toward the Dana Landing Marina, where we would launch our chase for shortfin mako sharks on the fly.”
“So, for example, you can make a short synthetic piece of, say, the shortfin mako shark so that the synthetic piece of DNA will recognize that species of shark.”
“The advocacy groups however, expressed disappointment that no measure had been taken to protect porbeagle sharks, or to establish catch limits for blue and shortfin mako sharks.”
“There are seven species of sharks listed: the great white, basking, whale shark, porbeagle, spiny dogfish, and both shortfin and longfin mako sharks.”
“Under the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals the hunting, fishing, or deliberate killing of the great white, basking, whale, porbeagle, shortfin and longfin mako sharks, and the spiny dogfish is prohibited.”
“Cosmopolitodus hastalis teeth is three millimeters higher than the tallest shortfin mako teeth, this alone is not enough to distinguish between the marks the two species might have left on the bone.”
“Using tuna as bait, he soon drew the attention of a shortfin mako shark.”
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Compound adjectives - based on the FAO ASFIS list of waterborne species.
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