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"I caught an oarfish! Good, I needed a paddle!"
Oarfish
Oarfish
Scientific Name
Regalecus glesne
Family
Regalecidae - Oarfish
Time of Year
Time of Day
All day
Location
Size
N/A
Selling Price
9,000 Bells

The OarfishRegalecus glesne, is a rare oceanic fish that can be found all day, between the months of December and May. It can be sold for 9,000 Bells.

MuseumEdit

An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.

"Oarfish are deep-sea-dwelling fish with long, thin, silver bodies and one red fin lining their backs. They can reach lengths of over 10 yards, making them huge and striking fish. They usually swim by twisting their long, thin bodies, but they can also swim in more vertical positions. Their mouths are small compared to their bodies and they have no teeth, so they're large but not imposing."

In real lifeEdit

OarfishIRL

The Giant Oarfish, also known as the King of Herrings, can be found worldwide, excluding polar regions. It is the world's longest bony fish, reaching lengths of up to 36 ft (though they're commonly found at 9.8 ft). Its physical characteristics and its wave-like swimming have led to speculation that it may be the source of many "sea-serpent" sightings.

Since it's rare to encounter this fish, little is known of their behavior and ecology. Apparently, they're solitary animals, frequently diving up to 3,300 ft. They feed mainly on zooplankton. They have also been found to eat shrimp, crustaceans, small fish, jellyfish, and squid.

GalleryEdit

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