The Ribbonfish is a large, thin species of fish, typically reaching lengths of up to 20 feet. They have a laterally compressed body, a long, thin dorsal fin, and two long, thin pectoral fins. They are silver-gray in color, with a black stripe running the length of their body.
The Ribbonfish, also known as Trichiurus lepturus, is found in temperate and tropical waters around the world. They inhabit depths of up to 1,000 feet, and can often be found near the surface.
They feed mainly on small fish and squid, and they are believed to be capable of rapid bursts of speed when hunting.
Ribbonfish are generally solitary, but can be seen swimming in large schools. They are capable of rapid bursts of speed when hunting, and they feed mainly on small fish and squid.
Trichiuridae is the family of which the Ribbonfish belongs. The family consists of 10 species in total, the Ribbonfish being one of them. It is part of the genus Trichiurus, which includes two species: Trichiurus lepturus (the Ribbonfish) and Trichiurus japonicus (the Japanese Ribbonfish).