The Giant Oarfish is a fish that can be seen in the deep areas of the sea
"Its fins are red with the front of the dorsal fin and the ventral fin elongated into fine fibres.
It lives at depths of several hundred metres and appears to swim at an angle.
It rarely comes into contact with humans, so very little is known about its ecology."
"Japan has its own records of mermaids, which say they have long bodies and a white head with long red hair; just like the giant oarfish. While different from the common image of a mermaid as having the upper body of a beautiful woman and the lower body of a fish, it is still a beautiful legend."
This can be seen in The Abyss Zone, swimming vertically.
This is found in the Zahhab Region Depths, swimming on the western side of the Northern Crevasse, around co-ordinates B-2, in the Southern section of this box, and at a depth of roughly 400-420 feet (120-130 meters).
The fish swims in a circle loop around the dark waters of its respective locations, ascending and descending occasionally like the Siphonophore.
In Real Life
In real life the Oarfish is an exceedingly rarely seen creature with most sightings being that of dead animals washing ashore on beaches. It is occasionally called the King of the Herrings.