threadfish

threadfish

[thred-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) threadfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) threadfishes.
any of several jacks of the genus Alectis, especially A. ciliaris, having the front rays of the dorsal and anal fins greatly elongated.

Origin:
1835–45; thread + fish

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threadfish

noun
fish having greatly elongated front rays on dorsal and anal fins 
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