Sunfish vs Opah - What's the difference?

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Sunfish is a synonym of opah.


As nouns the difference between sunfish and opah

is that sunfish is any of various small freshwater fishes of the family centrarchidae, often with iridescent colours and having a laterally compressed body while opah is any of various large, colourful, deep-bodied pelagic fish of the family lamprididae.

sunfish

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family Centrarchidae, often with iridescent colours and having a laterally compressed body.
  • Any of various large marine fishes of the family Molidae that have an oval compressed body.
  • opah

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Any of various large, colourful, deep-bodied pelagic fish of the family Lamprididae.
  • * 2003 , Margaret M. Smith, Phillip C. Heemstra (editors), Smiths' Sea Fishes'' (Revision of 1977, James Leonard Brierley Smith, ''The Sea Fishes of Southern Africa ), page 398,
  • A member of the lower epipelagic community, the opah feeds on squid and fishes (including some benthic species) and is usually found well offshore.
  • * 2006 , Sharon Hamblin, Adventure Guide Maui , page 36,
  • For a long time, opah' has been thought to be good luck so it was only given away, never sold. ' Opah is a nonschooling open-ocean fish so it's not caught in great quantities.
  • * 2013 , Roy Yamaguchi, John Harrisson, Roy's Fish and Seafood: Recipes from the Pacific Rim , page 77,
  • Opah is an extraordinary-looking ocean fish, with an almost perfectly round shape; a comparatively thin, flat profile; a silvery skin, and bright crimson fins.

    Synonyms

    * (fish of family Lampridae) Jerusalem haddock, kingfish, moonfish, redfin ocean pan, sunfish

    References

    See also

    * (wikipedia "opah") * (Lampridae)

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