Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772

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Full Name

Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772

Common names

  • Giant oarfish eng
  • King of herrings eng
  • King of the herring eng
  • more


Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011


Not terrestrial, Marine, Marine

Georeferenced data

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Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in united kingdom exclusive economic zone Source: MEDIN (2011). UK checklist of marine species derived from the applications Marine Recorder and UNICORN, version 1. 0.
  • Present in mrgid:8940 gulf of maine Source: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
  • Present in mrgid:4288 gulf of mexico Source: Felder, D. L. and D. K. Camp (eds. ), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.
  • Present in mrgid:7130 european marine waters Source: van der Land, J. ; Costello, M. J. ; Zavodnik, D. ; Santos, R. S. ; Porteiro, F. M. ; Bailly, N. ; Eschmeyer, W. N. ; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M. J. et al. (Ed. ) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374
  • Present in new zealand exclusive economic zone Source: King, C. M. ; Roberts, C. D. ; Bell, B. D. ; Fordyce, R. E. ; Nicoll, R. S. ; Worthy, T. H. ; Paulin, C. D. ; Hitchmough, R. A. ; Keyes, I. W. ; Baker, A. N. ; Stewart, A. L. ; Hiller, N. ; McDowall, R. M. ; Holdaway, R. N. ; McPhee, R. P. ; Schwarzhans, W. W. ; Tennyson, A. J. D. ; Rust, S. ; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D. P. (Ed. ) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.

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Type Specimen


Anon. (2000). FishBase 2000 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 4 cd-roms pp.

Ascanius, P. 1767-1805. Icones rerum naturalium, ou figures enluminées d'histoire naturelle du Nord. Copenhagen, 1767-1806. 5 parts, 36 pp. , 50 pls. Pt. 1 (1867), 22 pp. , Pls. 1-10; 2 (1772), 8 pp. , Pls. 11-20; 3 (1775), 6 pp. , Pls. 21-30; 4 (1777), 6 pp. , Pls. 31-40; 5 (1805), 8 pp. , Pls. 41-50.

Bauchot, M.-L. (1987) Poissons osseux.: p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome.

Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (2003) Chinese aquatic germplasm resources database.:

Compiled by Roberts, C.D.; Paulin, C.D.; Stewart, A.L.; McPhee, R.P.; McDowall, R.M., King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicol, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, R.; Macadie, I. 24: Phylum CHORDATA: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, Checklist of New Zealand Chordata. Living lancelets, jawless fishes, cartilaginous fishes, and bony fishes. In: New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 1.

Costa, F. (1991) Atlante dei pesci dei mari italiani.: Gruppo Ugo Mursia Editore S.p.A. Milano, Italy. 438 p.

Deval, M.C. (2002) Common names of marine fishes of Turkey.: Unpublished report.

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www. dyntaxa. se [15-01-2013].


Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

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