noun (plural same or cutlassfishes)
A long, slender marine fish with sharp teeth and a dorsal fin running the length of the back.
- Family Trichiuridae: several species, including the Atlantic Trichiurus lepturus (also called snakefish), an important food fish in the tropics.
- The scabbard fish, variety of the cutlassfish, is the most highly regarded of the cutlassfish family.
- Atlantic cutlassfish, or ribbonfish as they're more often called in Texas, have no scales.
- Oh, and I caught a bunch of cutlassfish in the lagoon of Puerto Maya on my fly rod.
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