The ribbon fish (Regalecus glesne) belongs to the class Actinopterygii, the family Regalecidae. It can be found in tropical waters and tempered to depths of almost 1000 meters.
It is believed that the members of this family are globally distributed.
It is also known under the names: frame fish, oarfish, seafood or giant fish.
The interesting thing about this fish is that it does not belong to the cartilaginous fish. It is one over the Osteichthyes, which has bones.
The name of the family to which it belongs (Regalecidae) comes from the Latin word regalis which means royal, royal.
On February 17, 2003, a copy of 3.3 meters length and 63 kg weight was taken.
Ribbon Fish’s Food
The main food source is zooplankton. They feed on small fish, crabs, shrimps and invertebrates.
Ribbon Fish’s Aspect
It has a long and shiny silver body, and on the dorsal side it has a red-lit ridge that stands out. In the front part above the head, the ridge is higher.
The longest ribbon fish was seen in Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1963. It was over 15 meters long.
The pectoral fins located at the bottom are reduced in size. They do not help the fish very much in locomotion.
The skin is not covered with paws, however, some spots can be observed that are said to disappear after the fish die shortly.
Ribbon Fish’s Behavior
Ribbon fish is a very rare fish. He lives at depths of 900 meters and is said to come to the surface only when he is ill or is dying.
It is not a fish that can be consumed due to its gelatinous consistency.
Ribbon Fish’s Reproduction
Little is known about ribbon fish reproduction.
It has a reproduction period from July to December. After 3 months the larvae hatch and as they grow they go to greater depths.