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"Espada Preta - Black Scabbard Fish" Funchal Things to Do Tip by MikeAtSea

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  Black Scabbard Fish
by MikeAtSea
 
  • Black Scabbard Fish - Funchal
      Black Scabbard Fish
    by MikeAtSea
  • Black Scabbard Fish - Funchal
      Black Scabbard Fish
    by MikeAtSea
 

The Black Scabbard is a fish that resides somewhere between 600 - 1600 meters below sea level. It is the traditional fish of Madeira, a quiet odd looking fish. To my tasting I am happy that I ate it before I saw it... :-) Apparently one can only catch it during night time, since it moves back down to the deep levels of the ocean as soon as there is light.

Directions: See the fish on the Farmers Market

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 14, 2007
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