A widely distributed marine fish (Regalecus glesne) having a slender silvery body up to 11 meters (36 feet) in length, a bright red dorsal fin along its entire length, and an undulating motion in swimming resembling that of a snake.
A very long ribbonfish, Regalecus glesne, with long slender ventral fins
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