Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Polynemidae, having threadlike rays extending from the lower part of the pectoral fin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of many perciform fish of the family Polynemidae

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of fishes belonging to Polynemus and allied genera. They have numerous long pectoral filaments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any fish of the genus Polynemus: so called from the long pectoral filaments. See cut under Polynemus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays

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Examples

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  • The demersal communities include croakers and the threadfin in nearshore waters, and sea bream and driftfish in deeper waters.

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  • As the waters cool in early winter, vast schools of threadfin shad start to bunch up while slowing their open-water activity.

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  • Both crayfish and threadfin shad are common forage for bass here, which makes both diminutive jigs and shad-imitating crankbaits logical choices.

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  • Nine times out of 10 when he finds gannets, pelicans, or terns diving on bay anchovies, pogies, or threadfin herring, he also finds a school of redfish feasting on the same bait.

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  • When the first cold breath of winter arrived, white bass that spent most of the year in the inland sea that is 180,000-acre Toledo Bend, roaming the open water in large schools, chasing, attacking and devouring threadfin shad, began moving up the lake.

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  • At those times the crabs are prey to moi (Pacific threadfin), shoreline fish with a taste for ghost crabs.

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  • As far as live bait goes, they will eat pilchards, pinfish, threadfin herring, mud minnows, shrimp or crabs.

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  • The fish rescue was overwhelmingly successful, resulting in the saving of 1831 striped bass and tens of thousands of Sacramento blackfish, Sacramento splittail, largemouth bass, threadfin shad and other species.

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