The Ribbonfish Are Any Lampriform Fishes In The Family Trachipteridae. These Pelagic Fish Are Named For Their Slim, Ribbon-Like Appearance. They Are Rarely Seen Alive, As They Typically Live In Deep Waters, Though Are Not Bottom Feeders.They Are Readily Recognized By Their Anatomy — A Long, Compressed, Tape-Like Body, Short Head, Narrow Mouth And Feeble Teeth.