polyneme definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few tropical foodfish, of household Polynemidae, that have long filaments below the pectoral fin; the threadfins
    • Any one of numerous species of tropical food fishes of the family Polynemid√¶. They have several slender filaments, often very long, below the pectoral fin. Some of them yield isinglass of good quality. Called also threadfish.
    • A fish regarding the genus Polynemus.

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