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Black scabbardfish

Order Perciformes
Family Trichiuridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body is extremely elongated. The snout is large with strong fang-like teeth. Pelvic fins represented by a single spine in juveniles but entirely absent in adults. Color is coppery black with iridescent tint. The inside of the mouth and gill cavities black.

Characteristics
FAO code
BSF
Specie
Aphanopus carbo
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Schwarzer Degenfisch
China 黑等鳍叉尾带鱼
France Sabre noir
Italy Pesce sciabola nero
Portugal Espada preta
United Kingdom Black scabbardfish
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