Definition of king of the herrings in English:
Another term for allis shad and oarfish.
- The oarfish, or king of the herrings, Regalecus glesne, is an obvious candidate for sea-serpent sightings.
- The rarely seen king of the herrings is the world's longest bony fish and has been documented to 41 feet in length, with reports to 50 feet, and 600 pounds.
- One of the alternate names for the oarfish is King of the Herrings. It grows to over 20 feet in length!