Largehead Hairtail Fish

Hairtail Fish

Largehead Hairtail Fish

The largehead hairtail (also beltfish, Trichiurus lepturus) is a member of the cutlassfish family, Trichiuridae. It is a long, slender fish found throughout the tropical and temperate oceans of the world. The Atlantic, East Pacific and Northwest Pacific populations are also known as Atlantic cutlassfish, Pacific cutlassfish and Japanese cutlassfish, respectively.

Largehead Hairtail Fish

Largehead hairtails can grow to 2.34 m (7.7 ft) in length, although most only are 1 m (3.3 ft). The largest recorded weight is 5 kg (11 lb) and the oldest recorded age is 15 years. They prefer coastal regions and sometimes enter estuaries. They are found at depths of 0 to 589 m (0 to 1,932 ft) with most records between 100 and 350 m (330 and 1,150 ft).

Largehead Hairtail Fish

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Trichiuridae
Genus: Trichiurus
Species: T. lepturus
Binomial name: Trichiurus lepturus

Largehead Hairtail Fish call in other languages:

Languages Fish Name
Afrikaans Haarstert
Chinese (Min Nan) Pe̍h-tòa-hî
Breton Sabrenn (pesk)
Catalan Sabre cuafí
Cebuano Espada (mananap)
Czech Tkaničnice atlantská
Basque Sable-arrain itsasgabe
French Trichiurus
Galician Peixe sabre
Hakka Chinese Pà-tai-ǹg
Korean 갈치
Indonesian Layur
Italian Trichiurus lepturus
Javanese Layur
Dutch Haarstaartdegenvis
Japanese タチウオ
Norwegian Trådstjert
Portuguese Peixe-espada
Russian Обыкновенная рыба-сабля
Finnish Trichiurus
Swedish Hårstjärt
Tagalog Trichiurus lepturus
Tamil கார்த்திகை வாளை
Thai ปลาดาบเงินใหญ่
Vietnamese Cá hố
Walloon Pexhon-cingue
Waray Langkuy
Cantonese 白帶魚
Chinese 白帶魚