Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Trichiuridae
(Cutlassfishes) > Trichiurinae
Etymology: Trichiurus: Greek, thrix = hair + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Waltair Coast, Andhra Pradesh, northeastern India, Bengal Bay and northern Gulf of Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44252)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 101 - 106;
Vertebrae: 149 - 153. Color when preserved, head and body yellowish tan; all fin membranes hyaline; dusky dermal process on tip of each jaw clearly remained. Body extremely elongated, ribbon-like. Top of supraoccipital crest situated vertically above posterior margin of eye. Very slightly pigmented on upper part of anterior dorsal fin membranes. Posterior margin of preopercle clearly visible because clearly projected externally, but anterior margin of preopercle not clear. First anal fin spine base situated below 32nd-35th dorsal fin ray base (Ref. 44252).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Burhanuddin, A.I., Y. Iwatsuki, T. Yoshino and S. Kimura, 2002. Small and valid species of T. brevis Wang and You, 1992 and T. russelli Dutt and Thankam, 1966, defined as the "T. russelli complex" (Perciformes: Trichiuridae). Ichthyol. Res. 49(3):211-223. (Ref. 44252)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00186 (0.00076 - 0.00457), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .