Mediterranean Dealfish (Juvenile) (Trachipterus trachypterus)

Also known as Dealfish, Oarfish, Peregrine Dealfish, Peregrine Ribbonfish

Description

Also known as Dealfish, Oarfish, Peregrine Dealfish, Peregrine Ribbonfish.

Found swimming with its head pointing upwards in very deep waters off-shore.
They feed midwater on crustaceans, fish and squid.
Juveniles swim at the surface with their fins trailing mimicking jellyfish.
Length - 300cm
Depth - 100-600m
Circumglobal

Named because of their slender body and ribbony threadfins, adults rarely seen by divers because they live so deep within the oceans. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/1777

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