Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific. Body extremely elongate and strongly compressed. Maxilla hidden by preorbitals. Jaws usually with fanglike teeth. Dorsal fin very long (extending over length of body); the soft-rayed part usually longer than the spinous part and the parts demarcated by a notch in some species. Caudal fin small, if present. Pectoral fin inserted low on body. Pelvic fin, if present, reduced to 1 scalelike spine and a vestigial soft ray. With 58-192 vertebrae (34-53 + 24-151).
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:494Public Records:314
Specimens with Sequences:451Public Species:19
Specimens with Barcodes:445Public BINs:19
Species:29         
Species With Barcodes:26         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Trichiuridae

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Cutlassfish

The cutlassfishes are about 40 species of predatory fish in the family Trichiuridae (order Perciformes) found in seas throughout the world. Fish of this family are long, slender, and generally steely blue or silver in colour, giving rise to their name. They have reduced or absent pelvic and caudal fins, giving them an eel-like appearance, and large fang-like teeth.[1]

Some of the species are known as scabbardfishes or hairtails or Walla Walla; others are called frostfishes because they appear in late autumn and early winter, around the time of the first frosts.

Classification[edit]

This list of species follows FishBase:[2]

Timeline of genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, G.D. & Gill, A.C. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 190. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Trichiuridae" in FishBase. January 2006 version.
  3. ^ Chakraborty, Yoshino & Iwatsuki (2006). "A new species of scabbardfish, Evoxymetopon macrophthalmus (Scombroidei: Trichiuridae), from Okinawa, Japan". Ichthyological Research 53 (2): 137ff. doi:10.1007/s10228-005-0319-x. 
  4. ^ Anirban Chakraborty, Andi Iqbal Burhanuddin and Yukio Iwatsuki (2005). "A new species, Trichiurus australis (Perciformes: Trichiuridae), from Australia". Ichthyological Research 52 (2): 165–170. doi:10.1007/s10228-005-0268-4. 
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