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Silver scabbardfish

Order Perciformes
Family Trichiuridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated, without scales, of great fragility. Dorsal fin very long, without finlets. Uniform silver color. It can measure up to 2 m.

 

Characteristics
FAO code
SFS
Specie
Lepidopus caudatus
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Strumpfbandfisch
France Sabre argenté
Italy Pesce sciabola
Portugal Peixe espada
United Kingdom Silver scabbardfish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
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