Evoxymetopon taeniatus  Gill, 1863

Channel scabbardfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes) > Lepidopinae
Etymology: Evoxymetopon: Greek, eu = good + Greek, oxys = sharpen + Greek, metopon = brow (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gill.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 200 m (Ref. 13628), usually 100 - 200 m (Ref. 13628).   Deep-water; 35°N - 29°S, 126°E - 39°W (Ref. 6181)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6181); common length : 155 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6181); max. published weight: 1.7 kg (Ref. 5217)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 81-90; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 60. Lateral line fairly straight, running mid laterally or slightly nearer the ventral contour than the dorsal contour. First anal fin ray scale-like, others ordinal and short. Pelvic fins reduced to a scale-like process spine. Body silvery white with slight red-brownish on dorsal part; several longitudinal pale yellow stripes on body.

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Western Atlantic: Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, and off southern Brazil (specimens found at the Institut für Seefischerei, Universität Hamburg collected from 24°40'S, 44°35'W). Northwest Pacific: Cheju Do Island, south of Korean Peninsula.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on the continental slope and sometimes the continental shelf.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Parin, Nikolay V. | Collaborators

Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin, 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00096 - 0.00500), b=2.99 (2.79 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (62 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.