The Oarfish is a large, elongated species of fish, typically reaching lengths of up to 56 feet. They have a laterally compressed body, a long, thin dorsal fin, and two long, thin pectoral fins. They are silver-gray in color with red fins, and their bodies are covered in small scales.
The Oarfish, also known as Regalecus glesne, is found in temperate and tropical waters around the world. They inhabit depths of up to 3,000 feet, and can often be found near the surface.
They feed mainly on plankton and small fish, and they are believed to be capable of rapid bursts of speed when hunting.
Oarfish are generally solitary, but can be seen swimming in large schools. They are capable of rapid bursts of speed when hunting, and they feed mainly on plankton and small fish.
Regalecidae is the family of which the Oarfish belongs. The family consists of 10 species in total, the Oarfish being one of them. It is part of the genus Regalecus, which includes two species: Regalecus glesne (the Oarfish) and Regalecus russelii (the Giant Oarfish).