Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Deal Fish

Deal Fish. (Trachypterus arcticus), a North Atlantic deep-sea fish of the Acanthopterygian family Trachypteridae, containing the Ribbon-fish (q.v.). The body, which in large specimens may be six feet long and a foot high, is very thin and brittle; colour, silvery-white; dorsal and caudal fins red.