lancetfish


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lan·cet·fish

 (lăn′sĭt-fĭsh′)
n. pl. lancetfish or lan·cet·fish·es
Either of two large, elongated marine fishes (Alepisaurus ferox or A. brevirostris) having long sharp teeth, a large dorsal fin, and no scales.
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Noun1.lancetfish - large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
Alepisaurus, genus Alepisaurus - slender scaleless predaceous tropical deep-sea fishes
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The most commonly discarded bony fishes were the longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox) and snake mackerel (Gempylus serpens), accounting for 28.
2012b), we also found high mortality rates at haulback with the use of nylon monofilament and wire leaders for commonly discarded species such as the longnose lancetfish (60% and 61%), and the snake mackerel (88% and 81%, respectively),
Length-length and length-weight relationships of oilfish (Ruvettus pretiosus), escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum), snake mackerel (Gempylus serpens), and longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox) from the Gulf of Mexico and the western North Atlantic Ocean, Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30: 241-243, 2014.
Occurrence of Phronima sedentaria (Forskal, 1775) (Amphipoda: Hyperiidea) in the stomach of the longnose lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox (Lowe, 1833) (Aulepiformes, Alepisauroidei) in the north and tropical Atlantic Ocean.
The porbeagle feeds mainly on fish such as herring, lancetfish and mackerel but also eats cod, redfish, haddock, squid and shellfish.
Unlike the great white, however, the porbeagle has a white patch on the trailing edge of the dorsal fin and eats mostly bony fish like mackerel, herring, lancetfish and sauries.
In descending order of their proportion in the catch they were bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox), blue shark (Prionace glauca), mahimahi (Coryphaena hippurus), sickle pomfret (Taractichthys steindachneri), snake mackerel (Gempylus serpens), skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), albacore (Thunnus alalunga), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax), escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum), ono (Acanthocybium solandri), and shortbill spearfish (Tetrapturus angustirostris).
However, longnose lancetfish is assigned atrophic level of 3.
Most (97%) of the fish caught on longlines belonged to 10 different species of large oceanic predatory fishes, including longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox), four scombrids (wahoo [Acanthocybium solandri], albacore [Thunnus alalunga], yellowfin tuna [T albacares], and bigeye tuna [T.
This was the case for all models, except for several models of albacore and long-nosed lancetfish.
Analysis of published information on lancetfish food habits (Haedrich, 1964, 1969; Haedrich and Nielsen, 1966; Parin, 1968; Parin et al.