Definition of moonfish in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnfɪʃ

noun (plural same or moonfishes)

  • A deep-bodied laterally compressed marine fish, in particular:
    • a silvery fish of the jack family (Carangidae), including Selene setapinnis of the opah.a fingerfish.
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    • Oceana's scientists attribute the Mediterranean invasion partly to the overfishing of jellyfish predators there, including moonfish, triggerfish, and leatherback turtles, which are often caught accidentally as bycatch.
    • One fish I wish I could see with my own eyes is the brilliant opah, or moonfish.
    • Sometimes a moonfish or a sailfish might show up while freely enjoying the open ocean.

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