/lay"dee fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) ladyfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) ladyfishes.
a game fish, Elops saurus, of warm seas, closely related to but smaller than the tarpon. Also called tenpounder.
[1705-15; LADY + FISH]

* * *

Species (Elops saurus, family Elopidae) of primarily tropical coastal marine fish.

The ladyfish is slender and covered with fine silver scales; the dorsal and anal fins can be depressed into grooves. A predatory fish, it has small, sharp teeth and a bony throat plate between its mandibles. It is up to 35 in. (90 cm) long and weighs up to 30 lbs (14 kg). The young are transparent and eel-like.

* * *

▪ Elops saurus
also called  Ten-pounder 

      (Elops saurus), primarily tropical coastal marine fish of the family Elopidae (order Elopiformes), related to the tarpon and bonefish. The ladyfish is slender and pikelike in form and covered with fine silver scales; there are grooves into which the dorsal and anal fins can be depressed. A predatory fish, the ladyfish has small, sharp teeth and a bony throat plate between its mandibles. It ranges in length up to 90 cm (35 inches) and may weigh up to 13.6 kg (30 pounds). The young are transparent and eellike.

      The name ladyfish is also sometimes applied to other marine fishes, including the bonefish (q.v.). The Spanish ladyfish, or pudiano (Bodianus rufus), is a red and gold wrasse of the family Labridae.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ladyfish — [lād′ēfish΄] n. pl. ladyfish or ladyfishes (see FISH) any of various fishes; esp., a tropical tenpounder (Elops saurus) …   English World dictionary

  • Ladyfish — La dy*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large, handsome oceanic fish ({Albula vulpes}), found both in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; called also {bonefish}, {grubber}, {French mullet}, and {macab[ e]}. (b) A labroid fish ({Harpe rufa}) of Florida and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladyfish — stintinis šviesešeris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Sillago sihama angl. common asoho; ladyfish; northern whiting; silver sillago; silver whiting rus. корюшковидная силлага; силлага сихама ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • ladyfish — noun Date: 1712 1. bonefish 1 2. a large silvery bony fish (Elops saurus) of the western Atlantic that is related to the tarpon and is often caught for sport …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ladyfish — Frauenfische Frauenfische (Elops sp.) im New Orleans Autoban Aquarium Systematik Klasse: Strahlenflo …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ladyfish — noun A coastal dwelling fish in the genus Elops, found throughout the tropical and sub tropical regions. Syn: tenpounder …   Wiktionary

  • ladyfish — la•dy•fish [[t]ˈleɪ diˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich bonefish • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • ladyfish —   Same as bonefish …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • ladyfish — noun game fish resembling the tarpon but smaller • Syn: ↑tenpounder, ↑Elops saurus • Hypernyms: ↑tarpon, ↑Tarpon atlanticus • Member Holonyms: ↑Elops, ↑genus Elops …   Useful english dictionary

  • Senegalese ladyfish — Taxobox name = Senegalese ladyfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Elopiformes familia = Elopidae genus = Elops species = E. senegalensis binomial = Elops senegalensis binomial authority = Regan, 1909The… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”