- They are a pelagic lampriform fish. In Layman's terms: a ray-finned fish in the pelagic zone.
- Etymology: Regalecus russlii: Latin, regalis = belong to a king.
- Dorsal fin makes up most of the body, from the eyes to the entire length of the fish
- A Giant Oarfish was once pictured with United States Navy SEAL trainees near San Diego, California (23 ft./300lbs.)
According to the April 1997 issue of All Hands, a U.S. Navy publication, they were dared to eat the sea serpent by the Scripps' Senior Museum Scientist H.J. Walker.
"Walker dared the BUD/S trainees to sample their find, knowing well that oarfish, when cooked, tastes like paper. He tried eating it himself when an oarfish was caught in some fishing nets off Southern California coast a decade ago."
Apparently, oarfish taste like a giant college ruled notebook.
To get more acquainted with the them, take a look at these video clips of oarfish caught on camera.
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