bluefish

/blooh"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) bluefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) bluefishes.
1. a predaceous, marine, bluish or greenish food fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters of North and South America.
2. any of various fishes, usually of a bluish color.
[1615-25, Amer.; BLUE + FISH]

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Swift-moving food and game fish (Pomatomus saltatrix) found throughout warm and tropical regions of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

It lives in schools and is a voracious predator of smaller animals, especially other fishes. It is slender and has a forked tail and a large mouth with strong, pointed teeth. It is blue or greenish and grows to a length of about 4 ft (1.2 m) and a weight of 25 lbs (11.5 kg).

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fish
also called  Tailors, or Snapper 

      (Pomatomus saltatrix), swift-moving marine food and game fish, the only member of the family Pomatomidae (order Perciformes). The bluefish ranges through warm and tropical regions of the Atlantic and Indian oceans, living in schools and preying with voracity on other, smaller animals, especially fishes. Elongated in form, it has two dorsal fins, a forked tail, and a large mouth with strong, pointed teeth. It is blue or greenish and grows to a length of about 1.2 m (4 feet) and weight of 11.5 kg (25 pounds).

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