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I think this should be moved to "Turtle-fish", which is what Tolkien calls them in the poem. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 17:33, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

I don't agree, since all creature articles on TG are in plural. Since Fastitocalon is said to be the last Turtle-fish, it's quite natural to assume that there were more than one. --Morgan 20:02, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
On a second thought, perhaps I'm being grammatically fooled by myself ;-) "Fish" is a both a plural and a singular noun in English, right? --Morgan 20:05, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
That's right. "Fishes" is very uncommon (tends to be used by children, or - sometimes - to refer to many different types of fish, like "the fishes of the North Atlantic"). In the poem, Tolkien actually uses "Turtle-fish" as the plural, "last of the turtle-fish". --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:23, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Haha! Yeah, let's move the page! ;-) --Morgan 20:24, 16 October 2010 (UTC)