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Inhabits sunlit depths of the open ocean, feeding
primarily at night. Upper jaw extremely long, flattened to form a
double-edged sword, eyes large, single keel along peduncle. An
excellent food fish depleted due to over-harvesting. Warm &
temperate seas worldwide. Attains 179 inches & 1433 pounds.