Oarfish Deep Sea Creatures On Sea And Sky

The strange-looking oarfish is the longest bony fish in the sea. Known scientifically as Regalecus glesne, it is a member of the Regalecidae family of fishes. It is also commonly referred to as the king of herrings. Even though it is a deep water species, it is not too uncommon to see an oarfish..The gulper eel, known scientifically as Eurypharynx pelecanoides, is one of the most bizarre looking creatures in the deep sea. This giant mouth gives the eel its other common name of umbrella mouth gulper. Gulper eels themselves are preyed upon by lancet fish and other deep sea .