pelagic

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large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters albacore , long-fin tunny , Thunnus alalunga
large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed Alopius vulpinus , fox shark , thrasher , thresher , thresher shark
free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates appendicularia
slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters blue shark , great blue shark , Prionace glauca
deep-bodied sooty-black pelagic spiny-finned fish of the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific; valued for food Brama raii , pomfret
large active pelagic percoid fish Coryphaenidae , family Coryphaenidae
extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned devilfish , manta , manta ray
family of pelagic fishes containing solely the cobia family Rachycentridae , Rachycentridae
among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters headfish , mola , ocean sunfish , sunfish
fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks mackerel shark
small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantas Naucrates ductor , pilotfish
large pelagic game fish having an elongated upper jaw and long dorsal fin that resembles a sail sailfish
any of several large vigorous pelagic fishes resembling sailfishes but with first dorsal fin much reduced; worldwide but rare spearfish
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