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Lepidopus caudatus (Euphrasen, 1788)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Trichiuridae - cutlassfishes and scabbardfishes »  genus Lepidopus

Scientific synonyms

Trichiurus caudatus Euphrasen, 1788
Lepidopus argenteus Bonnaterre, 1788
Scarcina argyrea Rafinesque, 1810
Trichiurus ensiformis Vandelli, 1797
Trichiurus gladius Holten, 1802
Lepidopus gouanianus Lacépède, 1800
Lepidopus lex Phillipps, 1932
Vandellius lusitanicus Shaw, 1803
Lepidopus peronii Risso, 1810
Ziphotheca tetradens Montagu, 1811

Other names

= Frostfish
= Ribbonfish
= Southern Frostfish

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Images

Lepidopus caudatus - Buttersnoek

Author: Pavel Zuber

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817) - Dense Beaked Whale, Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [645]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/14508]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Lepidopus caudatus (Euphrasen, 1788)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [198721]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Lepidopus caudatus (Euphrasen, 1788)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018

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