Peixe-espada

Peixe-espada (Trichiurus lepturus) in English Largehead Hairtail. Found from North, to South coast of Brazil. With fish scales, tail very long, compressed, with large mouth and sharp canine teeth, large eyes, very long dorsal fin, caudal and pelvic fins absent; anal fin consists of a series of spines well separated. Lateral line well below the median region of the body. The colour is uniformly silver with bluish reflections. Reaches 1.5 m in length and 4kg. Coastal species, found in shoals in shallow and calm with a bottom of sand or mud. It feeds mainly on small fish.