Fish Facts: Dealfish – Trachipterus arcticus

Dealfish are found in the North Atlantic to as far south as Florida. Not much is known but they are about them. They feed on small fishes and squids.

The bottom picture recently surfaced… I jest. The fish washed up on the beach in Florida. It has been misidentifed by some as anĀ oarfish. It is not. There is another close relative of this fish that lives around Australia and other places that is very similiar. It also goes by the name dealfish. But the scientific name is different. Same genus name different species name.