The scientific name of this fish is Alepisaurus ferox, and the common name in English is the long-snouted lancetfish.
Alepisaurus ferox lives in the marine environment, and is known to be found in deep-water ocean. They can be found in:
- Western Pacific
- Eastern Pacific
- Aleutian Islands to Chile
- Western Atlantic
- Gulf of Maine
- Gulf of Mexico
- Caribbean Sea
- Eastern Atlantic
- Indian Ocean
- Northwest Atlantic
- South China Sea
- East China Sea 
The dorsal fin of Alepisaurus ferox is high up.[clarification needed] It has about three rays beginning with the third or fourth ray being strongly exerted. It is known to have a large mouth with two fangs. They are generally pale, iridescent, dark around their dorsal, and all of their fins are either dark brown or black.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Alepisaurus ferox" in FishBase. February 2012 version.
- "Alepisaurus ferox Lowe, 1833". FishBase. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
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