WoRMS taxon details

Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758

127089  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127089)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 246 [details]   
Description Occurs on continental shelf, occasionally in shallow waters and at surface at night. Generally found on muddy bottoms of...  
Description 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]

Distribution Worldwide distribution, except eastern Pacific, in warm seas. Western Atlantic north to Massachusetts, common from...  
Distribution Worldwide distribution, except eastern Pacific, in warm seas. Western Atlantic north to Massachusetts, common from Chesapeake Bay south. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Trichiurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=127089 on 2018-05-26
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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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 246 [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fritzsche, 1978 [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 246 [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofClupea haumela Forsskål, 1775) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus argenteus Shaw, 1803) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus coxii Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus haumela (Forsskål, 1775)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source  (ofTrichiurus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus lajor Bleeker, 1854) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus malabaricus Day, 1865) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus nitens Garman, 1899) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus lepturus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichyurus lepturus Linnaeus, 1758) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiuris haumela (Forsskål, 1775)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTrichiurus japanicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) ERM. (1998). Fisheries resources and fishing operations in Hong Kong waters. Final report. Submitted to Agriculture & Fisheries Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description 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]

Distribution Worldwide distribution, except eastern Pacific, in warm seas. Western Atlantic north to Massachusetts, common from Chesapeake Bay south. [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian peshku shiritpeshk thikë  [details]
Dutch haarstaartdegenvis  [details]
English Pacific cutlassfish [from synonym]largehead hairtailhairtailAtlantic cutlassfish  [details]
French poisson-sabre commun  [details]
German Haarschwanz  [details]
Hebrew רצוען דק-זנב  [details]
Japanese タチウオ  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Λέπτουρο σπαθόψαρο  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål trådstjert  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk trådstjert  [details]
Spanish sable del Pacífico [from synonym]sable del Atlántico  [details]
Turkish kilkuyruk baligi  [details]