Polyneme

Polyneme

Pol"y*neme\, n. [Poly- + Gr. ? thread.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of tropical food fishes of the family Polynemid[ae]. They have several slender filaments, often very long, below the pectoral fin. Some of them yield isinglass of good quality. Called also threadfish.
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