cutlassfish

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cut·lass·fish

 (kŭt′ləs-fĭsh′)
n. pl. cutlassfish or cut·lass·fish·es
Any of several marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus and other genera of the family Trichiuridae, having a long, ribbonlike body and sharp teeth.
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Noun1.cutlassfish - long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teethcutlassfish - long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
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The condition of trichiurid stocks in the South China Sea remains unclear.
El-Haweet and Ozawa (1996) questioned whether Lee's phenomenon existed in a trichiurid population from Japan, having found no indication of Lee's or reverse Lee's phenomenon.
There were five nototheniid fish (Dissostichus eleginoides), one morid (Halargyreus johnsonii), and one trichiurid (probably of the genus Aphanopus).