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Largehead hairtail

Similar term(s): trichiurus lepturus, cutlass fish.

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The largehead hairtail is a long slender fish present throughout tropical and temperate salt and brackish waters of the world. This fish generally lives over muddy bottoms of shallow coastal waters and has a long, eellike body and a short dorsal fin that extends the length of the back.

Largehead hairtails can grow up to be up to 1.2 m long. They live in schools and feed mainly on prawns and small fish.

The largehead hairtail is often used as a food fish.

For more information on the largehead hairtail, click here: www.fao.org/fishery/species/2468 

Source: GreenFacts

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Largehead hairtail (Trichiurus lepturus) Largehead hairtail

Source: Fish Species Largehead Hairtail 

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