|230 in. 600 cm||Huge|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|Scientific name||Regalecus glesne|
|Regional names|| Pesce remo |
- "I caught an oarfish! Good, I needed a paddle!" —New Leaf
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In New Leaf
In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list 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."
The oarfish is a shy deep sea fish that is extremely long. Known as the "King of the Herrings", it is the longest bony fish alive. It is assumed that many historical reports of sea serpents may actually have been oarfish. Although large in size they pose no threat to humans due to their diet of crustaceans, small fish, and other small creatures.