Ribbon Fish (whole and headless)

Ribbon Fish is a pelagic fish named for their slim, ribbon-like appearance. They are rarely seen alive, as they typically live in deep waters, though are not bottom feeders. It is part of staple diet in some of the South East Asian countries as fresh material and in some in dried salted form.

Inhabits coastal waters and often comes near the surface at night. They feed on a variety of small fishes and crustaceans. It is caught mainly with shore seines, bagnets and coastal bottom trawls in Asian countries.

Ribbon fish is marketed fresh, frozen and iced as well as dried salted in some countries.

Ribbon Fish is usually available throughout the year in varying quantities.

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