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Recent observations

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What

Moonfish Lampris guttatus

Observer

pjd1

Date

January 15, 1996

Description

A single specimen washed up at low tide mark on Waikuku Beach. In reasonable condition (eye had already been peaked out by gulls).

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Oarfish Regalecus glesne

Observer

john_barkla

Date

April 16, 2015

Description

Observed and photographed by my colleague Mike Morrison. A rare find usually associated with deep water in the tropics. This specimen was 3 m in length, 300 mm from spine to belly and 75-100mm thick and was estimated to weigh around 50 kg.

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Oarfish Regalecus glesne

Observer

dremsen

Date

May 11, 2015

Description

Washed ashore at Madaket Beach, Nantucket and reported in The Inquirer and Mirror on 5/11/15. See http://www.ack.net/Oarfishwashesashore050615.html

I thought it prudent to record to iNat in case no one else did.

Photos / Sounds

What

Moonfish Lampris guttatus

Observer

medellin_ortiz

Date

August 23, 2013

Description

Marcaje ac├║stico de opah con el Dr. Dan Cartamil de SCRIPPS.

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What

Moonfish Lampris guttatus

Observer

juliebwalters

Date

November 29, 2013 03:57 PM PST

Description

3 feet in length. Head missing, smooth gray skin with dots.

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Description from Wikipedia

Lampriformes is an order of ray-finned fish. They are collectively called "lamprids" (which is more properly used for the Lampridae) or lampriforms, and unite such open-ocean and partially deep-sea Teleostei as the crestfishes, oarfish, opahs and ribbonfishes. A synonym for this order is Allotriognathi, while an often-seen but apparently incorrect spelling variant is Lampridiformes. They contain 7 extant families which are generally small but highly distinct, and a mere 12 lampriforms genera with some 20 species...

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