Definition of ladyfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɪdɪfɪʃ/

noun (plural same or ladyfishes)

1Any of a number of marine fishes of warm coastal waters, several of which are popular with anglers, notably:
1.1A tenpounder.
Example sentences
  • Redfish, snook, cobia and ladyfish are the main targets at this time of the year and we also took a couple of plaice and ‘sea-trout’.
  • And you can add exciting game species such as bluefish, ladyfish and jackfish.
  • Trolling these sardines tight inshore also accounts for lizardfish, high leaping ladyfish, plus the occasional amberjack when over any rocky ground.
1.2A bonefish.
Example sentences
  • All three of us planned to fish the Gulf of Mexico for sea trout, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel and redfish.
  • Two morphs of ladyfish exist in the western North Atlantic and adjacent waters: Elops saurus, a high-count morph (79-87 myomeres or vertebrae) in the north, and Elops sp., a low-count morph (73-78 myomeres or vertebrae) in the south.
  • The best fish for this is called ladyfish (don't ask), not available here, so we go for snappers.

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