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  1. ladyfish, tenpounder, Elops saurusnoun

    game fish resembling the tarpon but smaller


  1. tenpoundernoun

    The ladyfish.


  1. tenpounder

    The Elopidae are a family of ray-finned fish containing a single living genus Elops. They are commonly known as ladyfish, skipjacks, jack-rashes, or tenpounders. The ladyfish are a coastal-dwelling fish found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions, occasionally venturing into temperate waters. Spawning takes place at sea, and the fish larvae migrate inland entering brackish waters. Their food is smaller fish and crustaceans (shrimp). Typically throughout the species, the maximum size is 1 m (3.3 ft) and the maximum weight 10 kg (22 lb). The body is fusiform (tapering spindle shape) and oval in cross-section; being slightly laterally compressed, and the eyes are large and partially covered with adipose eyelids.Like those of eels, the larvae are leptocephalic - being highly compressed, ribbon-like, and transparent. After initial growth, they shrink and then metamorphose into the adult form.This family is fished, but their bodies are bony, so these fish are not marketed widely for consumption. They are caught and used as bait or may be ground down for fish meal.The name comes from the Greek ellops - a kind of serpent.


  1. tenpounder

    A tenpounder is a type of fish, particularly of genus Elops, found in marine or estuarine environments. The term is mostly used to refer to two specific species: Elops saurus, also known as the 'ladyfish' in North America and the Elops machnata found in the Indo-Pacific region. They are known for their strong muscular bodies and their ability to grow up to 3ft in length. The term 'tenpounder' derives from their potential weight of 10 pounds.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenpounder in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenpounder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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