Oarfish Info: "I caught an Oarfish! Good, I needed a paddle!"

The Oarfish, Scientifically the Regalecus Glesne; (lit. Giant oarfish), 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.

Museum Info Edit

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.

  • It can be found anytime of the day
  • It can be found December to May
  • Size is limitless

Reality Edit

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 zoo plankton. They have also been found to eat Jellyfish, Squid, Crustaceans and other creatures.