- 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.)