Also known as Atlantic Cutlassfish, Australian Cutlassfish, Australian Hairtail, Beltfish, Common Hairtail, Cox's Hairtail, Grey Ribbonfish, Hairtail, Hairytail, Large-headed Hairtail, Large-headed Ribbonfish, Northern Hairtail, Pacific Cutlassfish, Ribbonfish, Sablefish, Silverfish.
Found in schools, feeding near the surface during the day, migrating to the bottom at night, over shallow muddy bottoms, of estuaries and coastal waters.
They feed on crustaceans, fish, and squid.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 0-589m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Indo-West Pacific
Named after their long slender shape and colour.
Commercially fished, good for sashimi. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Trichiurus-lepturus.html