Meaning of threadfin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈθrɛdfɪn/


  • A tropical marine fish that has long streamers or rays arising from its pectoral fins, locally important as a food fish.

    Family Polynemidae: several genera and species

    ‘Up here big tidal rivers empty into the ocean and boast world-class fishing for familiar species like cobia and Spanish mackerel plus Australia's own threadfin and blue salmon.’
    • ‘They look identical to what the Australians call threadfin salmon or king threadfin.’
    • ‘In Hawaii, for instance, the industry is keeping close watch on a pilot project to raise Pacific threadfin in open-ocean net pens.’