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Lepturacanthus savala

(Lepturacanthus savala)

Description

The Savalai hairtail, Lepturacanthus savala, also known as Small-head hairtail, is a species of snapper native to the Indian Ocean and into the west Pacific Ocean as far east as Australia. They inhabit deep waters at depths from 100 m (330 ft). The maximum length is 100.0 cm (39.4 in), and weight reaches 11.0 kg (24.3 lb). The fish comes surface of the water at night to catch small fish, and crustaceans, specially the prawns.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Trichiuridae
Genus:Lepturacanthus
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