This mysterious, large sea fish can grow as long as 20 ft with flattened body 1 ft deep and 2 in
wide. Oarfish have a brilliant red fin of spines which runs along its dorsal edge. It is believed that the
oarfish raises this mane as an aggressive show. The oarfish has a small
mouth and teeth are absent. Using gill rakers the oarfish strains the water of small crustaceans. Very
little is known of this fish and it remains somewhat of a mystery to science.
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