Rare giant oarfish found in Misamis Oriental




A Giant Oarfish, a rare fish was recently found off the coast of Balingasag in Misamis Oriental.

The fish measured approximately 3 meters long and 1 foot wide was found by fishermen off the coast of Sitio Cala-Cala, Bgy. Cogon in Balingasag.

Also known as the King of Herrings, it is the world’s longest bony fish, reaching up to 17 meters and weighing upwards of 300 kg! Living 300-1000 meters below the ocean’s surface, it is a rarely-seen deep sea wonder. Nevertheless, many scientists believe that this colossal beast may be responsible for many of the strange sea monster sightings reported throughout the years.

The Giant Oarfish has a red crown that comes when it gets older. The red crown is it’s Dorsal Fin. The Giant Oarfish lives deep in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Giant Oarfish is about 28 feet long and can weigh up to 600 pounds.

facebook photos and info by Aljun Fermo

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7 Comments

  1. proud_kagayanon says:

    karon pako makakita ani nga matang sa isda. Talagsaon gyud! Similar siya ug ulo sa pandawan pero lahi raman sab ang iya color kay may pagka silver. Dili pud siya diwit-diwit kay medyo may pagakalapad man iya lawas.

  2. Gene Eric says:

    Dili ni siya common nga isda, walay common local names (gi check nako sa libro- Guide to Philippine Flora and Fauna Vol. IX-Fishes). Sa ocean ra ni siya ga puyo, na padpad lang siguro diri or na luya o masakiton.  Chada ni e preserve ug ibutang sa museum.

  3. Gene Eric says:

    Inon-onan kuno ingon sa akong tapad. Gi gutom na tingale. : )

  4. agoy says:

    gikinilaw nani sa nkakita for sure… mau unta miabot sa mga huna huna sa tao anang naa sa hulagway nga epreserved ky deep seas rani gapuyo… nkaabot sa ato bay bay it means either na disturb nana cla sa ila habitat or nasaag lng…

  5. rey says:

    Looks like “pandawan” but just very big. 

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