Texas Gulf Coast Fishing

Texas Gulf Coast Fishing

Saltwater Fishing Information for the Texas Gulf Coast, Inshore and Offshore

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Ribbon Fish or Cutlass Fish

Family Trichiuridae (order Perciformes)

Description: group of long, thin-bodied fishes found in tropical and subtropical oceans, mostly in deep water. The cutlass fish has a pointed snout, a long dorsal (back) fin that extends the length of its body, and a tapered thin tail. Its numerous teeth are large and sharp.
Where found: INSHORE and OFFSHORE, representatives occur in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
Remarks: They are carnivorous, feeding primarily on other fishes, and have enlarged mouths and sharp, pointed teeth. One species (Trichiurus lepturus) attains a maximum length of 1.5 m (5 feet). The family consists of 10 genera and about 40 species

Ribbon Fish or Cutlass Fish