moonfish

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Etymology[edit]

moon +‎ fish, parallel to the cognate, synonymous Dutch maanvis.

Noun[edit]

moonfish (plural moonfish or moonfishes)

  1. (zoology) Any of various flat, oval marine fish species.
    Most moonseeds are silvery (hence their name), others yellowish
    1. Family Monodactylidae
    2. Genus Mene
    3. Genus Selene
    4. Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber)
    5. Family Molidae (ocean sunfish)
    6. The opahs in the family Lamprididae.

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