Definition of moonfish in English:

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moonfish

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 Atlantic. An opah. A fingerfish..
Example sentences
  • 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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