La·​tes | \ ˈlāˌtēz \

Definition of Lates

: a genus of large percoid fishes of fresh and brackish water including the Nile perch and the barramundi

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First Known Use of Lates

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lates

New Latin, irregular from Greek latos Nile perch

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“Lates.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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