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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 127089

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiuridae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupea haumela Forsskål, 1775
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiuris haumela (Forsskål, 1775) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus argenteus Shaw, 1803
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus coxii Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus haumela (Forsskål, 1775)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus japanicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus lajor Bleeker, 1854
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus lepturus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus malabaricus Day, 1865
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus nitens Garman, 1899
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichyurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100
page(s): 246 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpeshku shiritUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpeshk thikë  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPacific cutlassfish [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlargehead hairtailUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhairtailUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic cutlassfish  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorרצוען דק-זנב  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΛέπτουρο σπαθόψαρο  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortrådstjert  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortrådstjert  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsable del Pacífico [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsable del Atlántico  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkilkuyruk baligi  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus lepturus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBomolochus decapteri Yamaguti, 1936 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachiella trichiuri Gnanamuthu, 1951 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus amblygenitalis Pillai, 1961 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus arii Bassett-Smith, 1898 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus chelifer Wilson C.B., 1905 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus nengai Rangnekar, Rangnekar & Murti, 1953 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus rotundigenitalis Yü, 1933 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus uruguayensis Thomsen, 1949 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNothobomolochus trichiuri Pillai & Natarajan, 1977 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeniculus trichiuri Gnanamuthu, 1951 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus trichiuri Krøyer, 1863 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetacaligus uruguayensis (Thomsen, 1949) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetacaligus latus Ho & Lin, 2002 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMetacaligus trichiuri (Krøyer, 1863) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbitacolax trichiuri Kim I.H. & Moon, 2013 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (106 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (356 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (171 nucleotides; 86 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Occurs on continental shelf, occasionally in shallow waters and at surface at night. Generally found on muddy bottoms of shallow coastal waters and may often penetrate estuaries (Ref.9351). Immature fish feed mostly on euphausiids, small pelagic planktonic crustaceans, small fishes while adults feed on anchovies, sardines, myctophiids etc. and occasionally on squids and crustaceans. Adults and juveniles have opposing complementary vertical diurnal feeding migration. Large adults usually feed on pelagic prey near the surface during the daytime and migrate to the bottom at night. Juveniles and small adults form schools 100 m above the bottom during the daytime and form loose feeding aggregations at night-time near the surface where they prey on planktonic organisms. Caught in estuaries and offshore waters throughout the world (Ref. 9688). Also caught with encircling nets (Ref. 9351). Marketed salted/dried and also frozen (Ref. 9351). Excellent taste when fried or grilled; also for sashimi when fresh. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Worldwide distribution, except eastern Pacific, in warm seas. Western Atlantic north to Massachusetts, common from Chesapeake Bay south. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127089
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127089 on 2014-08-28
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