Serpent of the sea

Thursday, February 14, 2008 |
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Fish That You've Never Seen before

Phylum: Chordata

Superclass: Gnathostomata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Lampridiformes

Family: Regalecidae

Scientific name: Regalecus glesne

This is amazing! A SEA SERPENT as what can call it. The oarfish is the longest fish we know, it is well documented that it can reach 8 meters, but specimens 17 meters in length has been reported. This is enough to scare the wit out of you when you see it haha! I previously read an article about oarfishes at Ate Stef's site and was so curious about it...

...growing up to 50 ft (legendary!) with a red "mane." it lives in the dark depths of the ocean and hardly anything is known about them. they are found beached all over the world-- from california, bahamas, to malaysia. sometimes they get caught in fishing trawlers.

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Oarfish Regalecus glesne September 1th 2007 Isla San Marcos B.C.S. Mexico

Oarfish Regalecus glesne December 26th 1993 Isla San Marcos B.C.S. Mexico

Oarfish Regalecus glesne July 21th 1998 Isla San Marcos B.C.S. Mexico

A live oarfish - Video

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