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katonkel, noun

Forms:
kartonkel, katonkerShow more Also kartonkel, katonker, katunka, katunker.
Origin:
Afrikaans, MalayShow more Afrikaans, adaptation of Malay kentangkai or ikan těnggiri Spanish mackerel, from ikan fish + těnggiri mackerel; see also quotation 1930.
Any of several species of marine fish (but especially Scomberomorus commerson). 1. The pampelmoesie, Stromateus fiatola. 2. Any of several fish of the Scombridae: a. The skipjack (sense 2), Katsuwonis pelamis. b. Sarda sarda. c. Scomberomorus commerson. d. S. plurilineatus; snoek sense 3. e. Acanthocybium solandri.
Note:
In Smith and Heemstra’s Smiths' Sea Fishes (1986), the name ‘Atlantic bonito’ is used for Sarda sarda; ‘king mackerel’ for S. commerson; ‘queen mackerel’ for S. plurilineatus; and ‘wahoo’ for Acanthocybium solandri.
1853 L. Pappe Synopsis of Edible Fishes 26Stromateus Capensis Mihi. N. Sp. (Katunker)...A good table-fish, but not common. It is caught with the hook and the net, chiefly east of Table Bay.
1990 M. Holmes in E. Prov. Herald 14 Sept. 18Colin..relaxes next to a 51lb katonkel while the diminutive Joy is dwarfed by poenskop of 58lb and 52lb.
The pampelmoesie, Stromateus fiatola.
The skipjack (sense 2), Katsuwonis pelamis.
Sarda sarda.
Scomberomorus commerson.
S. plurilineatus; snoek3.
Acanthocybium solandri.

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