Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Trichiuridae
(Cutlassfishes) > Trichiurinae
Etymology: Trichiurus: Greek, thrix = hair + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical
Northwest Pacific: South China Sea. Has never been observed in the vicinity of the Taiwan Strait according to C. Li (pers. comm.).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 54.5 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 100 - 110;
Vertebrae: 147 - 155. Body extremely elongated, ribbon-like. Top of supraoccipital crest situated vertically above posterior margin of eye. Very slightly pigmented on upper part of anterior dorsal fin membranes. Posterior margin of preopercle indistinct because it is almost embedded below membranes, but anterior margin of preopercle very visible because it clearly projected externally. First anal fin spine base situated below 32nd-35th dorsal fin ray base. (Ref. 44252).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Burhanuddin, A.I., Y. Iwatsuki, T. Yoshino and S. Kimura, 2002. Small and valid species of T. brevis Wang and You, 1992 and T. russelli Dutt and Thankam, 1966, defined as the "T. russelli complex" (Perciformes: Trichiuridae). Ichthyol. Res. 49(3):211-223. (Ref. 44252)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .