Silver scabbardfish

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Silver scabbardfish
Drawing of Lepidopus caudatus from The Royal Natural History (1896).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Trichiuridae
Genus: Lepidopus
Species: L. caudatus
Binomial name
Lepidopus caudatus
(Euphrasen, 1788)

The silver scabbardfish (also frostfish, beltfish), Lepidopus caudatus, is a cutlassfish of the family Trichiuridae found throughout the temperate seas of the world. It grows to over 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) in length.

Silver scabbardfish sold in Syracuse (Italy)


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Lepidopus caudatus" in FishBase. January 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8