Bathypelagic fish - Fish living in the bathypelagic environment

The bathyal zone or bathypelagic – from Greek βαθύς , deep – is the pelagic zone that extends from a depth of 1000 to 4000 meters below the ocean surface. It lies between the mesopelagic above, and the abyssopelagic below.

Order Anguilliformes

Acromycter longipectoralis

Duckbill oceanic eel

Labichthys carinatus

Leptocephalus bellottii

Serrivomer schmidti

Serrivomer danae

Avocettina acuticeps

Spotted snipe eel - The eel lives at depths of up to 2,000 m.

Black saw-toothed eel

Benthenchelys indicus

Bean's sawtooth eel

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

Narrownecked oceanic eel - The skin is scaleless and red-brown.

Labichthys yanoi

Leptocephalus congroides

Serrivomer garmani

Avocettina bowersii

Muddy arrowtooth eel - The muddy arrowtooth eel, Ilyophis brunneus, is a cutthroat eel, the only species in the genus Ilyophis.

Saurenchelys taiwanensis

Nessorhamphus danae

Black serrivomerid eel - Stemonidium hypomelas is widely distributed in the Pacific Ocean and the southern Atlantic Ocean, at depths of 500-1,229 m.

Nemichthys larseni

Sawtooth eel - The Samoa sawtooth eel, Serrivomer samoensis, is a sawtooth eel of the genus Serrivomer, found in the south west Pacific at depths between 500 and 2,000 m.

Benthenchelys pacificus

Black sawtooth eel

Dogface witch-eel

Chlopsis longidens

Crossthroat sawpalate

Avocettina paucipora

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

Stemonosudis bullisi


Sharpchin barracudina

Evermannella ahlstromi

Scopelosaurus craddocki

Japanese barracudina

Antarctic jonasfish

Lancet fish - Lancetfishes are large oceanic predatory fishes in the genus Alepisaurus , the only living genus in the family Alepisauridae.

Lestidiops similis

Scopelarchus stephensi

Scopelarchoides danae

Macroparalepis danae

Stemonosudis intermedia

Ahliesaurus brevis

White barracudina

Lestidiops indopacifica

Zugmayer's pearleye

Stemonosudis siliquiventer

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Undistinguished sabretooth

Atlantic sabretooth


Lestidium bigelowi

Southern barracudina

Lestidiops pacificus

Scopelarchoides signifer

Macroparalepis nigra

Stemonosudis elegans



Stemonosudis molesta

Evermannella megalops

Scopelosaurus gibbsi

Uncisudis advena

Daggertooth - The North Pacific daggertooth, Anotopterus nikparini, is a daggertooth in the family Anotopteridae.

Naked barracuda

Conejo de lo alto - Lancetfishes are large oceanic predatory fishes in the genus Alepisaurus , the only living genus in the family Alepisauridae.


Chubby pearleye


Longfin pearleye

Scopelarchoides kreffti

Macroparalepis longilateralis

Paralepis speciosa


Hammerjaw - The large head is dominated by a massive, truncated lower jaw and large, high-set eyes.

Scopelosaurus adleri

Coccorella atrata

Lestidium prolixum

Slender barracudina

Bigfin pearleye

Scopelarchoides climax


Stemonosudis gracilis

Ahliesaurus berryi

Lestidiops extrema

Benthalbella elongata

Stemonosudis rothschildi

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Scopelosaurus mauli

Uncisudis longirostra


Daggertooth - Anotopterus vorax or south ocean daggertooth is a daggertooth described in 1913 by Regan.

Fierce pike smelt

Atlantic barracudina

Magnisudis indica

Strange pike smelt

Benthalbella macropinna

Scopelarchoides nicholsi


Order Beryciformes

Slimy head

Longwing spinyfin

Hoplostethus melanopterus

Hoplostethus druzhinini

Common fangtooth - While understandably named for their disproportionately large, fang-like teeth and unapproachable visage, fangtooths are actually quite small and harmless to humans: the larger of the two species, the common fangtooth, reaches a maximum length of just 16 centimetres ; the shortthorn fangtooth is about half this size.

Common roughy - The sandpaper fish or common roughy, Paratrachichthys trailli, is a slimehead belonging to the family Trachichthyidae, found in southern Australia and southern New Zealand at depths of between 50 and 400 m.

Hoplostethus crassispinus

Hoplostethus shubnikovi

Hoplostethus mikhailini


Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus abramovi

Hoplostethus rifti

Aulotrachichthys latus

Diretmoides veriginae

Slimy head

Hoplostethus fedorovi

Parinoberyx horridus

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Atlantic roughy

Parin's spiny fin

Hoplostethus marisrubri

Shorthorn fangtooth - While understandably named for their disproportionately large, fang-like teeth and unapproachable visage, fangtooths are actually quite small and harmless to humans: the larger of the two species, the common fangtooth, reaches a maximum length of just 16 centimetres ; the shortthorn fangtooth is about half this size.

Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius

Hoplostethus confinis

Hoplostethus rubellopterus

Hoplostethus metallicus

Hoplostethus fragilis

Parmops echinatus

Paratrachichthys argyrophanus

Order Carcharhiniformes

Spatulasnout cat shark - The spatulasnout cat shark, Apristurus platyrhynchus, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in the western Pacific between latitudes 35° N and 1° N.

Springer's sawtail cat shark - The Springer's sawtail cat shark, Galeus springeri, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in the western central Atlantic from Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, the north coast of Hispaniola, and Cuba, at depths of between 450 and 700 m.

Apristurus australis - The pinocchio catshark, Apristurus australis, is a species of fish in the Scyliorhinidae family.

Pale spotted catshark - The pale spotted spotted catshark, Asymbolus pallidus, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found only off Queensland, at depths of between 225 and 400 m.

Whitefin swellshark - Early specimens of the whitefin swellshark were often mistaken for the Australian swellshark or the draughtsboard shark .

Black roughscale catshark - The flatnose cat shark, Apristurus acanutus, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in the northwest Pacific Ocean off Zhujiang, South China Sea.

Narrowbar swellshark - In 1994, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation chief researchers Peter Last and John Stevens applied the provisional name Cephaloscyllium "sp.

Haploblepharus kistnasamyi - This species was once considered to be the "Natal" form of the puffadder shyshark, which differed from the main "Cape" form in appearance and habitat preferences.

Stout catshark - Apristurus fedorovi, or Federov's catshark, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae.

Australian reticulate swellshark - Once thought to be the same species as the reticulated swellshark of Vietnam and Hainan, the Australian reticulate swellshark was described as a separate species by William White and David Ebert in a 2008 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation publication.

Fat catshark - Apristurus pinguis, the fat catshark, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found only in deep water in the East China Sea.

White ghost catshark - Apristurus aphyodes, the white ghost catshark, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found in deep water in the northeast Atlantic between latitudes 57°N and 58°N.

Apristurus internatus - Reproduction is oviparous.

Saddled swellshark - In 1994, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation chief researchers Peter Last and John Stevens recognized five undescribed swellsharks in Australian waters.

Order Cetomimiformes

Vitiaziella cubiceps

Pink flabby whalefish


Savage's birdsnouted whalefish

Gyrinomimus bruuni

Festive ribbonfish

Parataeniophorus gulosus

Megalomycter teevani

Cetomimus teevani

Cetichthys parini

Gyrinomimus simplex

Procetichthys kreffti

Ataxolepis apus

Cetomimus kerdops

Flabby whalefish - Gyrinomimus grahami is a flabby whalefish of the genus Gyrinomimus, found in all the southern oceans.

Cetomimus gillii

Danacetichthys galathenus

Trunov southern cetomimid

Redmouth whalefish - Like the plant genus of the same name, this genus is named after Guillaume Rondelet.

Parataeniophorus brevis

Ataxolepis henactis

Cetomimus picklei

Ditropichthys storeri

Cetichthys indagator

Gyrinomimus myersi

Order Chimaeriformes

Hydrolagus lusitanicus


Order Gadiformes

Patagonian codling

Myers' grenadier

Coryphaenoides grahami

Gadella edelmanni


Large-eye grenadier

Hymenocephalus antraeus

Roundhead grenadier

Kumba hebetata

Pugnose grenadier

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Dusky rattail

Macrouroides inflaticeps

Bristly grenadier

Physiculus therosideros

Bluntnose grenadier

Physiculus nigriscens

Narrowsnout grenadier

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

Mediterranean grenadier

Echinomacrurus mollis

Threadfin grenadier

Bighead mora

Fragile grenadier

Slendertail grenadier

Coelorinchus vityazae

Carmine grenadier

Graceful grenadier - This is one of the smallest of the rattails, growing to no more than 13 cm in length.

Kumba musorstom

Kumba calvifrons

Muraenolepis andriashevi

Finescale mora

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

Physiculus roseus

Guttigadus nudicephalus

Bighead grenadier - The rudis rattail, Coryphaenoides rudis, is a fish of the family Macrouridae, found around the world in tropical and subtropical oceans, at depths between 600 and 2,300 m.

Nezumia cyrano

Couch's whiting - Exploitation of blue whiting only started in the 1970s.

Coryphaenoides macrolophus

Doublethread grenadier

Coryphaenoides camurus

Hymenocephalus aterrimus

Bathypelagic rattail

Kumba japonica - This fish reaches a length of up to 18 cm.

Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps

Coelorinchus nazcaensis

Grenadier fish

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Whitson's grenadier

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Parin's grenadier

Physiculus parini

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Coryphaenoides microps

Gadomus multifilis

Globehead grenadier

Kumba punctulata


Gadella brocca

Striped codlet

Hymenocephalus striatulus

Morid cod - The slender codling or slender cod, Halargyreus johnsonii, is a morid cod, the only species in the genus Halargyreus.

Kumba gymnorhynchus

Smallhead moray cod

Trachonurus sentipellis

Physiculus sazonovi

Blunt-nosed grenadier

Physiculus longifilis

Shortbeard grenadier

Javelin fish - The thorntooth grenadier or javelin fish, Lepidorhynchus denticulatus , is a rattail, the only member of the genus Lepidorhynchus, found around southern Australia and New Zealand, at depths of between 200 and 1,000 m.

Arctic cod - It is widely distributed in the western part of the Arctic basin, also the northwest and northeast coasts of Greenland.

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Gadomus capensis

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Naked snout rattail

Laemonema melanurum

Squalogadus modificatus

Bighead grenadier

Dogtooth grenadier

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Berry's grenadier

Kumba maculisquama

Sphagemacrurus richardi

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

Coelorinchus trunovi

Bathygadus spongiceps

Goggly-eyed cod - The common mora, Mora moro, is a small deep-sea fish, the only species in the genus Mora.

Bluntsnout grenadier

Physiculus peregrinus

Order Lampriformes

Scalloped ribbon fish - The scalloped ribbonfish, Zu cristatus, is a ribbonfish of the family Trachipteridae found circumglobally in all oceans, at depths down to 90 m.

Regalecus russelii

Ribbon fish - Trachipterus trachypterus, is a ribbonfish of the family Trachipteridae, found in tropical and subtropical seas worldwide.

Taper-tail ribbonfish

Sticklebacks - It is found in deep subtropical and tropical waters around the world, living at depths during the day and making nightly vertical migrations to feed on plankton.

Unicorn crestfish - The unicorn crestfish or unicornfish, Eumecichthys fiski, is a very rare, little-known species of crestfish in the family Lophotidae, and the only member of its genus.

Crested oarfish


Southern ribbonfish

Order Lophiiformes

Oneirodes thysanema

Phyllorhinichthys balushkini - P.

Linophryne escaramosa

Bufoceratias thele

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes alius

Short-rod anglerfish

Prickly dreamer - Spiniphryne, also called spiny dreamers, is a genus of deep-sea anglerfish in the family Oneirodidae, containing two species.

Oneirodes sabex

Lasiognathus amphirhamphus - The closest relative of Lasiognathus is Thaumatichthys, which also has enlarged and hinged premaxillaries, escal denticles, and a branched upper operculum.

Dolopichthys karsteni

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Linophryne bipennata

Linophryne andersoni

Melanocetus eustalus

Gigantactis microphthalmus

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Torpedo batfish

Oneirodes pietschi

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Pentherichthys venustus

Gigantactis longicauda

Oneirodes melanocauda

Chirophryne xenolophus

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Oneirodes heteronema

Himantolophus cornifer

Gigantactis golovani

Linophryne quinqueramosa

Caulophryne polynema

Linophryne macrodon

Oneirodes cristatus

Chaenophryne ramifera

Prickly anglerfish - The prickly anglerfish, Himantolophus appelii, is a footballfish of the family Himantolophidae, found around the world in the southern oceans , in deep water.

Plainchin dreamarm

Rhynchactis microthrix

Linophryne densiramus

Oneirodes basili

Haplophryne mollis - Some anglerfishes of the superfamily Ceratioidei employ an unusual mating method.

Oneirodes theodoritissieri

Lasiognathus saccostoma - The closest relative of Lasiognathus is Thaumatichthys, which also has enlarged and hinged premaxillaries, escal denticles, and a branched upper operculum.

Acentrophryne dolichonema

Oneirodes pterurus

Dolopichthys dinema

Linophryne argyresca

Melanocetus rossi

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Lophodolos indicus

Oneirodes myrionemus

Two-rod anglerfish

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Gigantactis meadi

Gigantactis ios

Linophryne trewavasae

Horned lantern fish - The horned lantern fish occurs in the Pacific Ocean from Baja California south to the Marquesas Islands and the Gulf of California.

Oneirodes macronema

Atlantic footballfish

Triplewart seadevil

Gigantactis gargantua

Linophryne pennibarbata

Caulophryne pelagica

Oneirodes flagellifer

Himantolophus brevirostris

Bulbous dreamer

Smooth dreamer

Oneirodes whitleyi

Robia legula

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Linophryne indica

Bufoceratias wedli

Linophryne brevibarbata

Oneirodes anisacanthus

Oneirodes schistonema

Lasiognathus beebei - The closest relative of Lasiognathus is Thaumatichthys, which also has enlarged and hinged premaxillaries, escal denticles, and a branched upper operculum.

Rhynchactis leptonema

Dolopichthys pullatus

Deepsea angler - Linophryne arborifera, or illuminated netdevil, is an anglerfish of the family Linophrynidae, found in all tropical and subtropical oceans at depths below 1,000 m .

Blackdevil - The humpback anglerfish or blackdevil, Melanocetus johnsonii, is a deep-sea anglerfish in the family Melanocetidae, found in tropical to temperate parts of all oceans at depths of up to 2,000 meters .

Gigantactis paxtoni

Oneirodes plagionema

Himantolophus pseudalbinares

Oneirodes micronema

Himantolophus mauli

Gigantactis longicirra

Pietschichthys horridus

Linophryne racemifera

Oneirodes kreffti

Himantolophus crinitus

Gigantactis gracilicauda

Gigantactis balushkini

Linophryne maderensis

Oneirodes dicromischus

Himantolophus azurlucens

Acentrophryne longidens

Linophryne digitopogon

Bufoceratias shaoi

Oneirodes bradburyae

Haplophryne triregium

Spiny dreamer

Lasiognathus waltoni - The closest relative of Lasiognathus is Thaumatichthys, which also has enlarged and hinged premaxillaries, escal denticles, and a branched upper operculum.

Spiniphryne duhameli - Spiniphryne, also called spiny dreamers, is a genus of deep-sea anglerfish in the family Oneirodidae, containing two species.

Oneirodes rosenblatti

Dolopichthys jubatus

Linophryne bicornis

Gigantactis watermani

Linophryne algibarbata

Gigantactis microdontis

Stargazing seadevil

Smooth anglerfish

Diceratias trilobus

Himantolophus nigricornis

Gigantactis kreffti

Oneirodes macrosteus

Himantolophus macroceras

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Gigantactis gibbsi

Linophryne polypogon

Caulophryne pietschi

Oneirodes haplonema

Himantolophus compressus

Linophryne lucifer

Oneirodes clarkei

Smooth dreamer

Himantolophus albinares

Rhynchactis macrothrix

Linophryne coronata

Oneirodes appendixus

Oneirodes schmidti

Lasiognathus intermedius - The closest relative of Lasiognathus is Thaumatichthys, which also has enlarged and hinged premaxillaries, escal denticles, and a branched upper operculum.

Puck pinnata

Linophryne arcturi

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Gigantactis savagei

Oneirodes posti

Pacific footballfish

Oneirodes mirus

Himantolophus melanolophus

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Gigantactis macronema

Whalehead dreamer

Gigantactis herwigi

Linophryne sexfilis

Oneirodes luetkeni

Himantolophus danae

Gigantactis elsmani

Linophryne parini

Nightmare dreamer

Himantolophus borealis

Order Myctophiformes

Lantern fish

Broadfin lampfish

Andersen's lantern fish

Gonichthys venetus

Diaphus pallidus

Lampadena dea

Spothead lantern fish


Garnet lanternfish

Nannobrachium indicum

Nannobrachium cuprarium

Taaningichthys paurolychnus

Diaphus lobatus


Horned lanternfish

Longfin lanternfish

Golden lanternfish

Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Evermann's lantern fish

Popeye lampfish


Diaphus garmani

Doflein's false headlightfish

Diaphus trachops

Rakery beaconlamp


Protomyctophum luciferum


Spinycheek lanternfish

Diaphus dehaveni

Gymnoscopelus fraseri

Diaphus basileusi

Bolin's lantern fish

Arctic telescope

Lampadena pontifex

Nannobrachium crypticum

Electrona antarctica

Nannobrachium phyllisae

Neoscopelus microchir

Gilbert's large lantern fish


Diaphus nielseni

Wisner's lantern fish

Myctophum lychnobium

Hintonia candens



Mead's lanternfish

Metelectrona ahlstromi


Diaphus jenseni

Lampanyctus simulator


Reinhardt's lantern fish

Parvilux boschmai

Benoit's lanternfish

Highseas lampfish

Diaphus faustinoi


Taaning's lantern fish

Bigeye lanternfish

Brokenline lanternfish

Chubby flashlightfish

Golden-nosed lantern fish

Diaphus roei


Lampadena yaquinae

Diaphus parri




Nannobrachium wisneri

Diaphus antonbruuni

Blue lanternfish

Diaphus minax

Myctophum orientale


Nannobrachium fernae

Diaphus longleyi

Laura's lantern fish

Warming's lantern fish - Warming's lantern fish, Ceratoscopelus warmingii, is a lanternfish of the family Myctophidae, found circumglobally in both hemispheres, at depths of between 700 and 1,500 m during the day and between 20 and 200 m at night.

Myctophum fissunovi

Lampanyctus turneri

Diaphus umbroculus

Slimtail lampfish

Symbolophorus rufinus

Bolinichthys nikolayi


Diaphus handi

Cocco's lantern fish

Pacific blackchin

Diaphus drachmanni

Pig-headed lantern fish

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Diaphus subtilis


Lampanyctus hubbsi

Skinnycheek lanternfish

Electron subantarctic



Protomyctophum bolini

Mirror lanterfish

Pinpoint lampfish

Diaphus aliciae

Slendertail lanternfish

Diaphus ostenfeldi


Spiny lantern fish

Diaphus megalops

Metelectrona ventralis

Lantern fish

Smallfin lanternfish

Nannobrachium idostigma

Taaningichthys minimus


Japanese lanternfish

Diaphus kuroshio

Longfin lampfish

Barnards lanternfishes - Symbolophorus barnardi is a lanternfish in the family Myctophidae, found circumglobally in the southern hemisphere between about 30° S and 11° S at depths of between 100 and 800 m.


Hygophum bruuni

Triphoturus oculeum

Fragile lantern fish

Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus

Diaphus thiollierei



Diaphus dahlgreni

Gymnoscopelus braueri

Diaphus similis

Protomyctophum gemmatum

Spinytail lampfish

Diaphus arabicus

Transparent lantern fish

Protomyctophum andriashevi


Nannobrachium bristori

Black lantern fish

Tarletonbeania taylori

Large-scaled lantern fish

Gonichthys barnesi


Spotted laternfish

Nannobrachium gibbsi

Diaphus lucidus

Myctophum indicum

Lampanyctus vadulus

Diaphus whitleyi



Lantern fish

Topside lampfish

Hudson's lanternfish

Krefftichthys anderssoni

Smallfin lanternfish

Thickhead lanternfish

Diaphus ehrhorni

Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Diaphus taaningi

Protomyctophum parallelum

Lampanyctus iselinoides

Electrona paucirastra - Electrona paucirastra is a lanternfish in the family Myctophidae, found around the globe in the southern hemisphere between 35° S and 48° S.

Short-headed lantern fish

Diaphus richardsoni

Protomyctophum chilense

Lampadena urophaos atlantica

Order Notacanthiformes

Halosaurus sinensis

Longnose tapirfish


Notacanthus indicus

Aldrovandia oleosa

Halosaurus attenuatus

Halosaurus parvipennis

Polyacanthonotus africanus

Aldrovandia rostrata

Halosaurus carinicauda

Bonapart's spiny eel

Aldrovandia gracilis - Aldrovandia gracilis is a species of fish in the Halosauridae family.

Order Ophidiiformes

Pelagic brotula

Abyssobrotula galatheae - Though uncommon, this species is known from the tropical and subtropical waters of all oceans.

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Apagesoma edentatum

Barathronus parfaiti

Barathronus bicolor

Brotulotaenia nigra

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Marshall slopebrotula

Barathronus multidens

Gunther's cuskeel

Violet cuskeel

Barathronus unicolor

Barathronus bruuni

Alcockia rostrata

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

Lamprogrammus niger

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Barathronus pacificus

Apagesoma delosommatus

Barathrites parri

Brotulotaenia nielseni

Bony-eared assfish

Aphyonus bolini

Leucobrotula adipata

Two-spined slopebrotula

Barathronus diaphanus

Nielsen's catetyx

Order Osmeriformes

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Snubnose blacksmelt

Salmon smooth-head

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Abyssal smooth-head

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

Krefft's smooth-head

Maulisia acuticeps

Bathylagus niger

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Leptoderma lubricum

Koefoed's smooth-head

Threadfin smooth-head

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Dolichopteryx rostrata

Mentodus perforatus

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

Rouleina watasei

Blackhead salmon

Mentodus crassus

Rouleina guentheri

Nansenia megalopa

Multipore searsid

Brown slickhead


Winged spookfish

Nansenia antarctica

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

Schnakenbeck's searsid

Searsioides multispinus

Longsnout blacksmelt

Smallscale searsid

California smoothtongue

Elongate smooth-head

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Bathylagus borealis

Vaillant's smooth-head

Bathytroctes inspector

Hairfin smooth-head

Barbantus elongatus

Mentodus longirostris

Bathylaco nielseni

Northern smooth-tongue - The Northen smoothtongue is a type of deepwater fish that can grow to a length of 15 centimetres .

Rouleina nuda

Narcetes erimelas

Binghamichthys aphos

Legless searsid

Bajacalifornia microstoma

Rouleina eucla

Nansenia iberica

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

Winteria telescopa

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Werner's smooth-head

Toothless smooth-head

Shining tubeshoulder

Pygmy argentine

Koefoed's searsid

Palegold searsid

Blackchin blacksmelt

Conocara kreffti

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Leptoderma retropinna

Michael Sars smooth-head

Asquamiceps hjorti

Dolichopteryx trunovi

Bathytroctes breviceps

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Mentodus eubranchus

Normichthys yahganorum

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Rouleina livida

Nansenia sanrikuensis

Bruce's argentine

Bluethroat argentine

Bluntsnout smooth-head - The bluntsnout smooth-head, black slickhead, cope's bluntsnout smooth-head, or Atlantic gymnast, Xenodermichthys copei, is a slickhead of the genus Xenodermichthys, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, and the Tasman Sea, at depths of 100 to 2,600 m.

Bathytroctes squamosus

Starry smooth-head

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Bathylagus tenuis

Murray's smooth-head

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Ghost smelt

Conocara bertelseni

Bighead searsid

Leptoderma affinis

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Threadfin slickhead

Deep-sea smelt

Mentodus mesalirus


Bluntsnout slickhead

Narcetes lloydi

Pectinantus parini

Leaf searsid

Eared blacksmelt

Mentodus bythios

Rouleina euryops

Nansenia longicauda

Normichthys herringi

Bajacalifornia arcylepis

Pacific barreleye - Macropinna microstoma is the only species of fish in the genus Macropinna, belonging to Opisthoproctidae, the barreleye family. M.

Mirrorbelly - The 'mirrorbelly' or 'barreleye' is a barreleye of the genus Opisthoproctus, is found in most deep tropical and subtropical oceans and seas, from depths of 200 to 2,000 m.

Dolichopteryx minuscula

Fangtooth smooth-head

Nansenia ahlstromi

Loosescale smooth-head

Smallscale smooth-head

Sagamichthys gracilis

Searsioides calvala

Norman's smooth-head

Maulisia isaacsi

Pacific black smelt

Longfin smooth-head

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Fanfin smooth-head

Agassiz' smooth-head

Bathytroctes elegans

Antillean smooth-head

Palebelly searsid

Robust blacksmelt

Bathylagus andriashevi

Mentodus facilis

Madeiran smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Bigeye smooth-head

Argentine - Argentina striata is a species of fish in the Argentinidae family.

Softskin smooth-head

Greenland argentine

Order Perciformes

Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons

New Zealand ruffe

Melanostigma orientale

Stout slipskin

Lycodapus derjugini

Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens

Pseudoscopelus scutatus

Eumegistus brevorti

Blue driftfish


Plectranthias pallidus

Kali normani

Malakichthys barbatus

Bathyclupea argentea

Longfin fathead

Ericandersonia sagamia - Ericandersonia sagamia is a newly-described eelpout of the family Zoarcidae, found in Sagami Bay, Japan, at depths of between 880 and 930 m.

Kali colubrina

Caristius groenlandicus

Seleniolycus pectoralis

Pseudoscopelus sagamianus

Rosenblattia robusta - Rosenblattia robusta is a species of deepwater cardinalfish, the only member of the genus Rosenblattia, found around the world in southern temperate waters.

Paracaristius maderensis

Squaretail - The smalleye squaretail, Tetragonurus cuvieri, is a squaretail of the genus Tetragonurus found in all tropical and temperate oceans of the world, at depths up to 800 m.

Atrobucca geniae

Limp eelpout - The limp eelpout, Melanostigma gelatinosum, is an eelpout, of the genus Melanostigma, found in all oceans at depths of between 50 and 2,500 m.

Pale eelpout

Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi

Barracuda cardinalfish

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Bothrocara nyx

Lycenchelys imamurai

Malakichthys similis

Kali macrodon

Deepsea herring

Sherborn's cardinalfish

Stubraker sculpin

Pseudoscopelus parini

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni

African barrelfish

Midwater eelpout

Fan-tailed rag-fish - The ragfish body is scaleless and limp, both because of the cartilaginous skeleton, as well as its flabby muscles.

Silver splitfin

Atlantic soft pout

Deepwater slipskin

Pseudoscopelus bothrorrhinos

Cocoa snapper


Pseudoscopelus stellatus

Brilliant pomfret

Eyebrow - The bluefin driftfish or scissortail, Psenes pellucidus, is a pelagic driftfish of the genus Psenes, found in all the world's oceans at depths down to 1,000 m.

Malakichthys levis


Plectranthias parini

Kali parri

Kali falx

Bathyclupea gracilis

Tonga escolar

Bigmouth veilfin

Seleniolycus robertsi


Trewavas croaker

Melanostigma inexpectatum

Lycodapus microchir

Pseudoscopelus microps


Pseudoscopelus aphos

Tasmanian ruffe

Kali macrura

Bathyclupea megaceps

Black swallower

Howella zina

Melanostigma vitiazi

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Paracaristius heemstrai

Dysalotus oligoscolus

Melanostigma bathium

Bigtooth eelpout

Pseudoscopelus cephalus

Pachycara dolichaulus

Malakichthys mochizuki

Thinlip splitfin

Plectranthias robertsi

Platyberyx opalescens

Blackfish - The rudderfish, Centrolophus niger , is a medusafish, the only member of the genus Centrolophus.

Kali indica

Bathyclupea hoskynii

Howella parini

White warehou - The white warehou, Seriolella caerulea, is a medusafish of the family Centrolophidae found in the southern Pacific and southern Atlantic oceans, at depths of between 500 and 800 m.


Order Pleuronectiformes

Deepwater sole

Bathysolea lactea

Smallmouth moonflounder

Order Polymixiiformes

Japanese beardfish

Order Saccopharyngiformes

Monognathus berteli

Saccopharynx trilobatus

Saccopharynx hjorti

Neocyema erythrosoma - The bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fishes in the family Cyematidae, one only in each of two genera.

Monognathus taningi

Monognathus nigeli

Monognathus bruuni

Saccopharynx ramosus

Pelican eel - The pelican eel's most notable feature is its enormous mouth, much larger than its body.


Monognathus rosenblatti

Monognathus jesperseni

Monognathus bertini

Saccopharynx lavenbergi

Bobtail eel - The bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fishes in the family Cyematidae, one only in each of two genera.

Gulper eel

Monognathus ozawai

Monognathus herringi

Saccopharynx thalassa

Saccopharynx harrisoni

Monognathus smithi

Monognathus jesse

Monognathus boehlkei

Saccopharynx paucovertebratis

Saccopharynx berteli

Monognathus rajui

Monognathus isaacsi

Order Scorpaeniformes

Paraliparis carlbondi

Edentoliparis terraenovae

Blackmouth rockfish

Icelus mandibularis

Smalleye dwarf snailfish

Squaloliparis dentatus

Sargasso dwarf snailfish

Paraliparis skeliphrus

Genioliparis ferox

Acantholiparis caecus

Multipore dwarf snailfish

Notoliparis antonbruuni

Midwater scorpionfish

Deepwater rockfish - S.

Stein's dwarf snailfish

Gelatinous dwarf snailfish

Careproctus marginatus

Genioliparis kafanovi

Marvelous dwarf snailfish

Tadpole liparid

Short-headed sculpin

Order Squaliformes

Knifetooth dogfish - The knifetooth dogfish, Scymnodon ringens, is a harmless sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found in the eastern Atlantic, from Scotland to Spain, Portugal, and Senegal, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, between latitudes 58°N and 15°N, at depths of between 200 and 1,600 m.

Lantern sharks - Japanese ichthyologists Shigeru Shirai and Hiroyuki Tachikawa described the blurred lanternshark in a 1993 article in the scientific journal Copeia, as part of a taxonomic revision of the Etmopterus pusillus species group.

Rasptooth dogfish - The rasptooth dogfish, Miroscyllium sheikoi, is a dogfish, the only species in the genus Miroscyllium, found on the Kyushu-Palau Ridge in the northwest Pacific Ocean at depths of 360 m.

Whitetail dogfish - The whitetail dogfish is a rare species known only from a few specimens taken by tuna longliners and trawlers.

Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus - The false lanternshark, Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus, is a shark of the family Dalatiidae found in the western Pacific from the Norfolk Ridge and Lord Howe Ridge off New Caledonia.

Etmopterus dianthus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Isistius labialis - Reproduction is aplacental viviparity in the same way as great white sharks.

Japanese velvet dogfish - The Japanese velvet dogfish, Zameus ichiharai, is a harmless deepwater sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, found in the northwest Pacific from Suruga Bay and adjacent waters of Japan at depths of between 500 and 800 m.

Spined pygmy shark - The spined pygmy shark, Squaliolus laticaudus, is a species of dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae found widely in all oceans.

Lantern sharks - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Cylindrical lantern shark - Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.

Pocket shark - The pocket shark is a very poorly known deepwater shark recorded from the Nazca Submarine Ridge off northern Chile.

Azores dogfish - The Azores dogfish, Scymnodalatias garricki, is a very rare sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae.

Etmopterus dislineatus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Granular dogfish - The granular dogfish has no anal fin, two dorsal spines with the second one much larger than the first, a large second dorsal fin, a long abdomen, small pectoral and pelvic fins, a large eye, prominent nostrils and spiracles, and brownish-black coloration.

Largetooth cookie-cutter shark - The largetooth cookiecutter shark was originally described by New Zealand ichthyologist Jack Garrick and American shark expert Stewart Springer, in a 1964 issue of the scientific journal Copeia.

Pygmy shark - Pygmy sharks are ovoviviparous and produce about 8 young in each litter.

Dwarf lantern shark - American ichthyologists Stewart Springer and George H.

Etmopterus caudistigmus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Cigar shark - The cookiecutter shark , also called the cigar shark, is a species of small dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae.

Order Stephanoberyciformes


Poromitra unicornis


Melamphaes pumilus


Highsnout bigscale

Melamphaes hubbsi



Scopelogadus unispinis



Little bigscale


Melamphaes leprus

Melamphaes ebelingi

Large-headed midnight fish


Scopelogadus beanii

Melamphaes macrocephalus

Melamphaes indicus

Slender bigscale

Yawning - The yawning, Poromitra oscitans, is a fish of the family Melamphaidae, found in tropical and subtropical waters of the indo-Pacific region.

Abyssoberyx levisquamosus


Melamphaes polylepis

Longjaw bigscale

Malacosarcus macrostoma


Melamphaes eulepis

Poromitra gibbsi

Melamphaes spinifer

Twospine bigscale

Melamphaes parini

Scopeloberyx microlepis

Melamphaes laeviceps

Order Stomiiformes

Eustomias trewavasae - Eustomias trewavasae is a small abyssal barbeled dragonfish of the family Stomiidae, found worldwide in tropical and subtropical oceans at depths down to 1,500 m.

Maurolicus breviculus


Leptostomias robustus

Astronesthes haplophos

Eustomias bifilis

Ichthyococcus polli

Scaleless dragonfish

Highfin dragonfish

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Eustomias ioani

Bathophilus altipinnis

Eustomias schiffi

Astronesthes exsul

Maurolicus stehmanni

Smallhead snaggletooth - The anal fin is narrow but long, reaching almost to the caudal fin.

Photonectes parvimanus

Eustomias albibulbus

Opostomias micripnus

Astronesthes atlanticus

Maurolicus kornilovorum

Cyclothone pygmaea

Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes splendida

Borostomias mononema

Eustomias gibbsi

Eustomias posti

Margrethia valentinae



Triplophos hemingi

Eustomias curtatus

Eustomias parini

Eustomias minimus

Chauliodus minimus

Lovely hatchetfish

Alcock's boafish

Astronesthes leucopogon

Eustomias cancriensis

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Thysanactis dentex

Eustomias bituberoides

Scaleless dragonfish

Gonostoma longipinnis

Black dragonfish - Idiacanthus atlanticus is a barbeled dragonfish of the family Stomiidae, found circumglobally in southern subtropical and temperate oceans between latitudes 25°S and 60°S, at depths down to 2,000 m.

Bigeye lightfish

Eustomias melanostigmoides

Bathophilus kingi

Maurolicus javanicus

Shortbarbel dragonfish

Astronesthes indopacificus

Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana

Leptostomias longibarba



Eustomias bertelseni


Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.

Eustomias longiramis

Scaleless black dragonfish

Eustomias tetranema

Diplophos rebainsi - Diplophos rebainsi is a bristlemouth of the family Gonostomatidae, found in the south-east and west Pacific, and the South Atlantic oceans.

Eustomias radicifilis

Pachystomias microdon

Astronesthes decoratus

Maurolicus parvipinnis

Scaleless dragonfish

Photonectes leucospilus

Astronesthes trifibulatus

Polyipnus soelae

Eustomias inconstans

Stareye lightfish - The stareye lightfish is a species in the monotypic genus of Pollichthys.

Eustomias dispar

Eustomias paxtoni

Aristostomias polydactylus

Cyclothone parapallida

Photonectes achirus

Astronesthes quasiindicus

Bonapartia pedaliota

Half-naked hatchetfish

Deep-water bristlemouth

Astronesthes macropogon

Eustomias crossotus

Valdivia black dragon fish

Eustomias multifilis

Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Argyripnus iridescens

Stomias lampropeltis

Astronesthes lamellosus

Eustomias bulbiramis

Melanostomias melanopogon

Eustomias micraster

Bathophilus proximus

Chauliodus dentatus

Eustomias magnificus

Bathophilus indicus

Heterophotus ophistoma

Eustomias uniramis

Emperor seamount lightfish

Araiophos eastropas

Black-belly dragonfish

Astronesthes illuminatus

Thorophos euryops

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Atlantic fangjaw

Photostomias atrox

Eustomias australensis

Slim lightfish


Eustomias jimcraddocki - Eustomias jimcraddocki is a species of abyssal barbeled dragonfish of the family Stomiidae, found in the western North Atlantic.

Longfin dragonfish

Eustomias schmidti

Sternoptyx obscura

Astronesthes formosana

Maurolicus walvisensis

Pitgum lanternfish

Astronesthes bilobatus

Maurolicus mucronatus

Arrow dragonfish

Photonectes caerulescens

Astronesthes tanibe

Borostomias pacificus

Odontostomias masticopogon

Polyipnus inermis

Eustomias hulleyi

Diplophos australis

Eustomias problematicus

Ebeling's fangjaw

Eustomias parri

Scaleless dragonfish

Aristostomias grimaldii

Cyclothone obscura

Hatchetfish - Phosichthys argenteus, a lightfish and the only member of the genus Phosichthys, is found in deep subtropical waters of all oceans, from depths of 500 to 2,000 m.


Eustomias curtifilis

Eustomias cirritus

Melanostomias pollicifer

Eustomias monoclonoides

Chauliodus pammelas

Pacific hatchet fish

Benttooth bristlemouth

Pacific astronesthid fish

Stomias danae

Astronesthes karsteni

Eustomias braueri

Melanostomias globulifer

Torpedo dragonfish

Eustomias mesostenus

Scaleless dragonfish

Leptostomias multifilis

Astronesthes gudrunae

Eustomias bibulboides

Ichthyococcus parini

Oceanic lightfish - The oceanic lightfish, Vinciguerria nimbaria, a lightfish of the genus Vinciguerria, is found in all deep tropical and subtropical oceans and seas, from depths of 20 to 5,000 m.

Eustomias macronema


Eustomias tomentosis

Maurolicus australis

Eustomias interruptus

Eustomias satterleei

Slender snaggletooth

Astronesthes dupliglandis

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Photonectes margarita

Eustomias aequatorialis


Slender bristlemouth

Photonectes albipennis

Astronesthes similus

Borostomias elucens

Eustomias elongatus

Sonoda paucilampa

Eustomias pinnatus

Manducus maderensis


Sladen's hatchet fish


Astronesthes martensii

Eustomias cryptobulbus

Eustomias pacificus

Argyripnus pharos

Scaly dragonfish

Astronesthes lampara

Eustomias bulbornatus

Tentacle dragonfish

Eustomias micropterygius

Scaleless dragonfish

Pacific viperfish - Pacific viperfish can be characterized by its large mouth, long fang-like teeth and long dorsal fin ray .

Thorophos nexilis

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Elongated bristlemouth fish

Pacific blackdragon


Eustomias medusa

Bathophilus irregularis

Eustomias vitiazi

Maurolicus inventionis

Scaly dragonfish

Astronesthes indicus

Highlight hatchetfish

Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes galapagensis


Photostomias goodyeari

Eustomias austratlanticus

Bulldog lightfish

Eustomias lanceolatus

Bathophilus brevis

Eustomias spherulifer

Astronesthes chrysophekadion

Pearlsides - Mueller's Pearlside or Mueller's Bristle-mouth Fish, Maurolicus muelleri, a marine hatchetfish of the genus Maurolicus, is found in deep tropical and subtropical waters of all oceans, from the surface to depths of 1,500 m.

Photonectes gracilis

Astronesthes tatyanae

Panama snaggletooth

Odontostomias micropogon

Polyipnus meteori

Eustomias ignotus

Diplophos pacificus

Eustomias quadrifilis

Slender fangjaw

Eustomias patulus

Aristostomias lunifer

Yellow bristlemouth


Eustomias digitatus



Threelight dragonfish

Eustomias contiguus

Melanostomias stewarti

Eustomias monoclonus

Chauliodus schmidti

Hatchet fish - The Giant Hatchetfish or Greater Silver Hatchetfish a marine hatchetfish of the genus Argyropelecus, is found in every ocean except the north Pacific in deep tropical and subtropical waters.

Stomias gracilis

Astronesthes kreffti

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Melanostomias melanopogon

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Yarrella argenteola

Eustomias metamelas

Bathophilus pawneei

Order Tetraodontiformes

Atrophacanthus japonicus

Sharpfin sunfish - The sharptail mola, Masturus lanceolatus, is a species of mola found circumglobally in tropical and temperate waters.

Triacanthodes intermedius

Order Zeiformes


Rosy dory

Black oreo - The black oreo is very similar in shape to the warty oreo.

Neocyttus acanthorhynchus

Stethopristes eos

Spiky oreo - The spiky oreo, Neocyttus rhomboidalis, is an oreo of the genus Neocyttus, found in all southern oceans at depths of between 200 and 1,300 m.

Elongate dory - The elongate dory, Zenion leptolepis, is a dory, in the genus Zenion, found around South Africa, southern Australia, and New Zealand at depths of between 350 and 700 m.

False boarfish

Allocyttus guineensis