One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A deep-bodied laterally compressed marine fish.
a silvery fish of the jack family (Carangidae), including Selene setapinnis of the Atlantic.
- ‘The moonfish is swimming in a tank of water.’
- ‘One fish I wish I could see with my own eyes is the brilliant opah, or moonfish.’
- ‘Sometimes a moonfish or a sailfish might show up while freely enjoying the open ocean.’
- ‘Oceana's scientists attribute the Mediterranean invasion partly to the overfishing of jellyfish predators there, including moonfish, triggerfish, and leatherback turtles, which are often caught accidentally as bycatch.’
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