n. pl. scabbardfish or scab·bard·fish·es
Any of several marine fishes of the family Trichiuridae, having a long, ribbonlike body and sharp teeth.
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In previous research, Yokoyama showed how the scabbardfish, which today spends much of its life at depths of 25 to 100 meters, needed just one genetic mutation to switch from UV to blue-light vision.
TACs for black scabbardfish were raised slightly in zones BSFV, VI, VII and XII, VIII, IX, X and XII; the status quo was maintained in zones I, II, and III; and there was a slight reduction in TACs in zone CECAF 34.
Their findings on scabbardfish links molecular evolution to functional changes and the possible environmental factors driving them.
They also formally adopted quotas for 2009 and 2010 TACs for certain deepsea fish including sharks, black scabbardfish, orange roughy and forkbeards approved informally in October.
The "fishery" consists mainly of: 1) targeted deep-sea elasmobranch longlining; 2) targeted pelagic elasmobranch surface longlining; 3) bycatch of deep-sea elasmobranchs from black scabbardfish, Aphanopus carbo, longlining; 4) bycatch of pelagic elasmobranchs from teleost gill-netting, purse seining, and bottom trawling; and 5) bycatch of skates and rays from crustacean bottom trawling.
If formally adopted by the European Parliament, the legislation will set total allowable catches for black scabbardfish, blue ling, greater silver smelt, ling, orange roughy, red seabream, roundnose, grenadier and tusk, all of which feature on many sea-fish menus.
Don't miss the fish hall for a look at the fearsomely ugly local black scabbardfish, which apparently tastes much better than it looks.
Otolith shape analysis as a tool for stock discrimination of the black scabbardfish, Aphanopus carbo Lowe, 1839 (Pisces: Trichiuridae), in Portuguese waters.
It also proposes to increase by 20% and 5%, respectively, the TACs for two stocks of black scabbardfish in Western waters (West of Scotland/Ireland).
It voices the same criticism for roundnose grenadier and black scabbardfish, for which the state of stocks is viewed positively by scientists.
Ministers have shown concern about the health of deep-sea stocks generally, voting to cut catches by 33% for orange roughy, blue ling, deep sea sharks, black scabbardfish and tusk.