Talk:Ribbonfish

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News Story[edit]

Should someone add in the following story?
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july232006/king_fish_72206.php

To0n 18:43, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Fish of the Niebelungen?[edit]

Is it vagmaer? I've a crossword dictionary (admittedly, not an excellent source...) calling it vaagmer (mare of the sea). TREKphiler hit me ♠ 05:09, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

I think it's unlikely that this is the same fish they were talking about in Die Niebelungen, plus, the story is in German, and this is an Icelandic word. We're talking about two different, but related languages, after all.--Mr Fink (talk) 05:15, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
*sigh* (I'm batting 1.000 for unclarity.) Not actually in the opera... (Wagner="vagmaer"? No?) Vagmaer =vaagmer, thanx to spelling mistake by editor? TREKphiler hit me ♠ 05:51 & 05:53, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Taxobox Picture[edit]

The picture accompanying the "ribbonfish" article appears to be an immature oarfish--not the same species. I invite some more experienced editor to take the appropriate action to fix this.

The original source of the picture identifies it as a polka dot ribbonfish, Desmodema polystictum. A juvenile oarfish that size would be more elongated and have the distinctive crests already developing, as well as having the distinctive profile.--Mr Fink (talk) 03:40, 22 August 2013 (UTC)