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Scabbard Fish (LEPIDOPUS CAUDATUSR)

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SCABBARD FISH / LEPIDOPUS CAUDATUSR
4 8 3.60 7.15 St. Raphael France 300902 H. Ansquer
6 12 2.38 5.4 Europa Point Gibraltar 240694 E. Borrell
AT AT 6.40 14.2 Europa Point Gibraltar 160795 E. Borrell

The Scabbard Fish (LEPIDOPUS CAUDATUSR)

occurs on the continental shelf, along its edge and upper slope down to 400 m (600 m in Australia), usually over sandy and muddy bottoms from 100 to 250 m (over 300 m in Australia). It migrates into midwater at night. Forms schools; occasionally found inshore in upwelling of deep water when it appears at surface.

The Scabbard fish is found in the following regions:- Eastern Atlantic: France and western Mediterranean to Senegal, including Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and offshore seamounts; Cape Fria, Namibia to Agulhas Bank, South Africa including northern Walvis Ridge. Southern Indian Ocean: seamounts 30 to 35°S. Southwest Pacific: Australia (New South Wales to southern West Australia) and New Zealand. Southeast Pacific: Peru. A doubtful record from Cape San Lucas, Mexico.

scabbard fish (LEPIDOPUS CAUDATUSR)

The Scabbard fish has a number of distinguishing features. It has a body that is uniformly silver and the pelvic fin is very small. Dorsal soft rays (total): 98-110; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 59-66; Vertebrae: 105-114. Second anal-fin spine plate-like. Pyloric caeca 20 - 29.

The Scabbard Fish feeds on crustaceans, small squid and fish.

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