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Regalecus glesne

Vessel:
Delaware II
Collector:
A. Kendall
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic
Place:
Virginia, United States, Atlantic
Collection Date:
16 Feb 1978
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Lampriformes Regalecidae
Published Name:
Regalecus glesne
USNM Number:
218388
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
6
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Fishes
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
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Regalecus glesne

Collector:
Edward Ellsberg
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico
Place:
Florida: St. Petersburg Beach. Retired Rear Adm. Edward Ellsberg dragged this 11', 2" fish from the Gulf surf., Pinellas county, Florida, United States, Atlantic
Collection Date:
6 Apr 1967
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Lampriformes Regalecidae
Published Name:
Regalecus glesne
USNM Number:
201458
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Retired Rear Adm. Edward Ellsberg dragged this 11', 2" fish from the Gulf surf. See attached Multimedia newspaper article. Measured in March 2014 and the length is 10' 2". It has shrunk 1 foot in 47 years.
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Payanak As a Mythical Animal and As the Living Species Regalecus Glesne (Oarfish, Regalecidae, Lampridiformes)

Author:
Roberts, Tyson R.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2002
Topic:
Tropics
Biology
Citation:
Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society, 2: 211-224.
Data source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Oarfish Coming to Life

Creator:
National Museum of American History
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Update Date:
2008-02-08T20:26:34Z
Topic:
American History
Synopsis:
For the last six months, OEC modelmaker Carolyn Thome has been hard at work creating the model of a ten-foot-long Regalecus glesne (oarfish), an ocean-dwelling creature at times mistakenly thought to be a sea monster by the rare few who see one in nature. This is one of the four life-size models that will be displayed in the National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Hall, opening in September. Unlike the mold for the Giant Japanese spider crab model, which was made using a real crab specimen, the mold for the oarfish model was formed from a clay sculpture Thome shaped based on photographs o [...]
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National Museum of American History
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