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Opahs and Relatives: Lampridiformes - Opahs, Their Relatives, And People

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Opahs and their relatives, especially the large, long species, attract considerable public attention when they are stranded or beached, because of their rarity and unusual appearance. Opahs have excellent meat and are prized when they are caught by commercial fishermen going for other fish. The relatives are considered inedible by those who have tasted them.


The oarfish is a fabled species whose tremendous length, bright crimson fins, long dorsal rays, silvery form, and tendency to appear suddenly at the ocean surface after wind storms brought fearful cries of "sea monster!" from sailors 100 years ago.

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