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rib·bon·fish

 (rĭb′ən-fĭsh′)
n. pl. ribbonfish or rib·bon·fish·es
1. Any of several marine fishes of the family Trachipteridae, having a long, narrow, compressed body.
2. A cutlassfish.

ribbonfish

(ˈrɪbənˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any of various soft-finned deep-sea teleost fishes, esp Regalecus glesne (see oarfish), that have an elongated compressed body. They are related to the opah and dealfishes

rib•bon•fish

(ˈrɪb ənˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several marine fishes of the family Trachipteridae, with a long, compressed, ribbonlike body.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ribbonfish - thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal finribbonfish - thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
genus Regalecus, Reglaecus - type genus of the Regalecidae
2.ribbonfish - marine fish having a long compressed ribbonlike body
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
dealfish, Trachipterus arcticus - deep-sea ribbonfish
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The effects of curdlan on the rheological properties of restructured ribbonfish (Trichiurus spp.) meat gel.
The specimen was cast and a model made for display in the Marine Hall (Emboden 1974), with a relatively large, fan-shaped, dorsally-directed tail fin added (inaccurate because it resembles the upper lobe of the caudal fin of a ribbonfish, Trachipteridae).
4,4X strong treble hooks rigged in stinger fashion and barbed some two inches apart in the mid section of the ribbonfish.
Population dynamics and fishery of ribbonfish (Trichiurus lepturus) of Saurastra Coast.
Benthic varieties include the marine jewfish, croakers, grunters, snappers, groupers, ribbonfish and pomfrets.
According to exporters, cuttlefish and ribbonfish are the most sought after varieties for importers.
Benthic variety includes Jew fish, Croakers, Grunters, Shaper, Groupers, Ribbonfish, and Pomfret.
Diet overlap of immigrant narrowbarred Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepede, 1802) and the largehead hairtail ribbonfish Trichiurus lepturus (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Egyptian Mediterranean coast.
Food and feeding habits of ribbonfish Trichiurus lepturus in coastal waters of south-western Taiwan.
As for baits, when going after kingfish, "Usually we'll use one downrigger with a ribbonfish, and the other with a live bait like a speedo, runner or goggle-eye," Mitchell said.
Lepturacanthus savala (Cuvier, 1829) (Sueo, 1976; Nakamura and Parin, 1993), a commercial marine fish are commonly known as ribbonfish, hairtail, talwar, tinji and chindi in Pakistan belongs to family Trichiuridae (Bianchi, 1985; Romero, 2002).
Some species earlier commonly found such as grouper (gassir), croakers, catfishes (sumandari khagga) and ribbonfish (chin) are not encountered while some important species like sharks, rays and guitarfish are either not found at all or not in as much abundance as found previously.