Black scabbardfish

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Trichiuridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body is extremely elongated. The snout is large with strong fang-like teeth. Pelvic fins represented by a single spine in juveniles but entirely absent in adults. Color is coppery black with iridescent tint. The inside of the mouth and gill cavities black.

International Designations

Germany: 
Schwarzer Degenfisch
France: 
Sabre noir
Italy: 
Pesce sciabola nero
Portugal: 
Espada preta
UK: 
Black scabbardfish
China: 
黑等鳍叉尾带鱼
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
FAO code: 
BSF
Scientific name: 
Aphanopus carbo
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
8236