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Pelagic Fishes

Scientific name Assurger anzac (Alexander, 1917)
Common name Razorback Scabbardfish
Japanese name Nagayumetachimodoki
Habitat Bathypelagic (open ocean, mid-water)
Depth 150 to 450 meters
Diet Fish and squid
Size 6 to 8 feet
Abundance Uncommon
Distribution Scattered temperate locations worldwide
Notes Sometimes captured by trawls and longlines; first three dorsal membranes marked with black

 

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