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

Duckbill oceanic eel

Labichthys carinatus

Serrivomer schmidti

Benthenchelys indicus

Serrivomer danae

Avocettina acuticeps

Nemichthys larseni

Avocettina paucipora

Black saw-toothed eel

Bean's sawtooth eel

Dogface witch-eel

Labichthys yanoi

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

Serrivomer garmani

Benthenchelys pacificus

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

Leptocephalus bellottii

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.

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

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.

Black sawtooth eel

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

Acromycter longipectoralis

Avocettina bowersii

Chlopsis longidens

Crossthroat sawpalate

Leptocephalus congroides

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

Naked barracuda

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

Stemonosudis bullisi

Ahliesaurus brevis



Scopelosaurus craddocki

Chubby pearleye


Antarctic jonasfish

Paralepis speciosa

Scopelarchus stephensi

Macroparalepis danae

Stemonosudis intermedia


Scopelarchoides danae

Lestidium prolixum

Slender barracudina

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Undistinguished sabretooth

Atlantic sabretooth

Lestidiops extrema

Southern barracudina

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

Longfin pearleye

Scopelarchoides signifer

Macroparalepis nigra

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Stemonosudis rothschildi

Stemonosudis elegans

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

Atlantic barracudina

Fierce pike smelt

Scopelosaurus gibbsi

Uncisudis advena

Strange pike smelt

Benthalbella elongata

Scopelarchoides kreffti

Macroparalepis longilateralis

Evermannella ahlstromi

Sharpchin barracudina

White barracudina

Japanese barracudina

Ahliesaurus berryi

Lestidiops similis


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

Scopelosaurus adleri

Coccorella atrata

Lestidiops indopacifica

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

Benthalbella macropinna

Bigfin pearleye

Stemonosudis siliquiventer


Stemonosudis gracilis

Scopelarchoides climax

Lestidium bigelowi



Scopelosaurus mauli

Uncisudis longirostra

Lestidiops pacificus


Magnisudis indica

Zugmayer's pearleye

Scopelarchoides nicholsi


Evermannella megalops

Stemonosudis molesta

Order Beryciformes

Longwing spinyfin

Parinoberyx horridus

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Atlantic roughy

Hoplostethus marisrubri

Hoplostethus crassispinus

Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Hoplostethus rubellopterus

Hoplostethus metallicus

Hoplostethus fragilis

Hoplostethus abramovi

Aulotrachichthys latus

Diretmoides veriginae

Parmops echinatus

Paratrachichthys argyrophanus

Slimy head

Hoplostethus melanopterus

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.

Hoplostethus druzhinini

Parin's spiny fin

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 shubnikovi

Hoplostethus mikhailini


Hoplostethus confinis

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius

Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus rifti

Slimy head

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.

Hoplostethus fedorovi

Order Carcharhiniformes

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.

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.

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

Apristurus internatus - Reproduction is oviparous.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Pink flabby whalefish

Vitiaziella cubiceps


Gyrinomimus bruuni

Festive ribbonfish

Cetomimus teevani

Cetichthys parini

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

Parataeniophorus brevis

Gyrinomimus simplex

Procetichthys kreffti

Cetomimus kerdops

Ataxolepis apus

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

Savage's birdsnouted whalefish

Danacetichthys galathenus

Cetomimus gillii

Parataeniophorus gulosus

Trunov southern cetomimid

Megalomycter teevani

Cetomimus picklei

Ditropichthys storeri

Ataxolepis henactis

Cetichthys indagator

Gyrinomimus myersi

Order Chimaeriformes


Hydrolagus lusitanicus

Order Gadiformes

Patagonian codling


Hymenocephalus antraeus

Kumba hebetata

Roundhead grenadier

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Pugnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Coryphaenoides microps

Gadomus multifilis

Finescale mora


Gadella brocca

Physiculus therosideros

Bristly grenadier

Macrouroides inflaticeps

Narrowsnout grenadier

Bathygadus spongiceps

Physiculus nigriscens

Bluntnose grenadier

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

Bighead mora

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

Kumba musorstom

Slendertail grenadier

Coelorinchus vityazae

Muraenolepis andriashevi

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Kumba calvifrons

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Gadomus capensis

Physiculus roseus

Guttigadus nudicephalus

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

Bighead grenadier

Dusky rattail

Nezumia cyrano

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

Hymenocephalus aterrimus

Bathypelagic rattail

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

Coelorinchus nazcaensis

Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps

Myers' grenadier

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Whitson's grenadier

Coryphaenoides grahami

Gadella edelmanni

Physiculus parini

Parin's grenadier

Large-eye grenadier

Globehead grenadier

Striped codlet

Hymenocephalus striatulus

Kumba punctulata

Kumba gymnorhynchus

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

Fragile grenadier

Smallhead moray cod

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

Mediterranean grenadier

Echinomacrurus mollis

Threadfin grenadier

Physiculus sazonovi

Trachonurus sentipellis

Carmine grenadier

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.

Grenadier fish

Physiculus longifilis

Blunt-nosed grenadier

Laemonema melanurum

Naked snout rattail

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Squalogadus modificatus

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Dogtooth grenadier

Berry's grenadier

Kumba maculisquama

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

Coelorinchus trunovi

Sphagemacrurus richardi

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.

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

Coryphaenoides macrolophus

Doublethread grenadier

Physiculus peregrinus

Bluntsnout grenadier

Coryphaenoides camurus

Order Lampriformes

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.

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.

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.

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

Taper-tail ribbonfish

Crested oarfish

Regalecus russelii


Southern ribbonfish

Order Lophiiformes

Gigantactis longicirra

Phyllorhinichthys balushkini - P.

Linophryne escaramosa

Bufoceratias thele

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes thysanema

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

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

Oneirodes sabex

Gigantactis gracilicauda

Linophryne bipennata

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Short-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes alius

Acentrophryne dolichonema

Linophryne andersoni

Melanocetus eustalus

Gigantactis microphthalmus

Torpedo batfish

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Oneirodes pietschi

Gigantactis balushkini

Chirophryne xenolophus

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Oneirodes melanocauda

Dolopichthys jubatus

Linophryne quinqueramosa

Caulophryne polynema

Himantolophus cornifer

Oneirodes heteronema

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.

Oneirodes cristatus

Plainchin dreamarm

Linophryne algibarbata

Gigantactis microdontis

Linophryne macrodon

Linophryne densiramus

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

Oneirodes basili

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

Oneirodes theodoritissieri

Gigantactis kreffti

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Gigantactis gibbsi

Linophryne argyresca

Melanocetus rossi

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Oneirodes pterurus

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Two-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes myrionemus

Lophodolos indicus

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.

Atlantic footballfish

Oneirodes macronema

Rhynchactis macrothrix

Linophryne pennibarbata

Caulophryne pelagica

Himantolophus brevirostris

Oneirodes flagellifer

Puck pinnata

Oneirodes whitleyi

Gigantactis macronema

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Linophryne indica

Bufoceratias wedli

Smooth dreamer

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes anisacanthus

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

Oneirodes schistonema

Gigantactis herwigi

Linophryne brevibarbata

Acentrophryne longidens

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

Himantolophus pseudalbinares

Oneirodes plagionema

Gigantactis elsmani

Himantolophus mauli

Oneirodes micronema

Himantolophus crinitus

Oneirodes kreffti

Dolopichthys karsteni

Pietschichthys horridus

Linophryne racemifera

Linophryne maderensis

Himantolophus azurlucens

Oneirodes dicromischus

Linophryne digitopogon

Bufoceratias shaoi

Haplophryne triregium

Oneirodes bradburyae

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

Spiny dreamer

Gigantactis longicauda

Pentherichthys venustus

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

Oneirodes rosenblatti

Gigantactis golovani

Linophryne bicornis

Gigantactis watermani

Stargazing seadevil

Himantolophus nigricornis

Diceratias trilobus

Smooth anglerfish

Himantolophus macroceras

Oneirodes macrosteus

Rhynchactis microthrix

Linophryne polypogon

Caulophryne pietschi

Himantolophus compressus

Oneirodes haplonema

Dolopichthys dinema

Smooth dreamer

Himantolophus albinares

Oneirodes clarkei

Gigantactis meadi

Linophryne lucifer

Linophryne coronata

Oneirodes appendixus

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

Oneirodes schmidti

Gigantactis ios

Linophryne arcturi

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Gigantactis savagei

Pacific footballfish

Oneirodes posti

Triplewart seadevil

Gigantactis gargantua

Robia legula

Whalehead dreamer

Himantolophus melanolophus

Oneirodes mirus

Linophryne sexfilis

Himantolophus danae

Oneirodes luetkeni

Rhynchactis leptonema

Dolopichthys pullatus

Linophryne parini

Himantolophus borealis

Nightmare dreamer

Order Myctophiformes


Symbolophorus rufinus

Gonichthys venetus

Andersen's lantern fish

Lampadena dea

Diaphus pallidus

Lantern fish


Spothead lantern fish

Taaningichthys paurolychnus


Horned lanternfish

Diaphus lobatus

Golden lanternfish

Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Longfin lanternfish

Electron subantarctic

Doflein's false headlightfish

Diaphus garmani

Rakery beaconlamp

Diaphus trachops

Pinpoint lampfish

Nannobrachium idostigma

Smallfin lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus fraseri

Diaphus dehaveni

Protomyctophum luciferum



Arctic telescope

Lampadena pontifex

Bolin's lantern fish

Nannobrachium crypticum


Taaningichthys minimus

Diaphus basileusi


Gilbert's large lantern fish

Neoscopelus microchir

Diaphus nielseni

Wisner's lantern fish

Hygophum bruuni

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.


Metelectrona ahlstromi

Mead's lanternfish

Myctophum lychnobium


Hintonia candens

Lampanyctus simulator

Bolinichthys nikolayi

Diaphus jenseni


Skinnycheek lanternfish


Diaphus faustinoi

Highseas lampfish

Bigeye lanternfish

Brokenline lanternfish

Taaning's lantern fish

Black lantern fish

Golden-nosed lantern fish


Lampadena yaquinae

Diaphus roei

Nannobrachium gibbsi



Lantern fish

Diaphus antonbruuni


Diaphus parri

Diaphus minax

Myctophum orientale

Thickhead lanternfish

Blue lanternfish

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.

Diaphus longleyi

Myctophum fissunovi

Lampanyctus turneri

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.

Broadfin lampfish


Cocco's lantern fish

Diaphus handi

Slimtail lampfish

Diaphus umbroculus


Lampanyctus hubbsi

Diaphus subtilis

Nannobrachium indicum

Garnet lanternfish

Pig-headed lantern fish

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Diaphus drachmanni

Pacific blackchin


Protomyctophum bolini

Mirror lanterfish


Nannobrachium cuprarium

Slendertail lanternfish

Diaphus aliciae


Diaphus ostenfeldi

Spiny lantern fish


Evermann's lantern fish

Lantern fish

Metelectrona ventralis

Diaphus megalops


Diaphus kuroshio

Japanese lanternfish

Longfin lampfish

Electrona antarctica

Smallfin lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus

Fragile lantern fish

Triphoturus oculeum


Diaphus thiollierei

Nannobrachium phyllisae

Gymnoscopelus braueri

Diaphus dahlgreni

Protomyctophum gemmatum

Spinytail lampfish

Diaphus similis


Protomyctophum andriashevi


Transparent lantern fish

Nannobrachium bristori

Reinhardt's lantern fish


Diaphus arabicus

Gonichthys barnesi

Tarletonbeania taylori

Large-scaled lantern fish


Spotted laternfish

Benoit's lanternfish

Parvilux boschmai

Diaphus lucidus

Myctophum indicum

Lampanyctus vadulus

Chubby flashlightfish

Nannobrachium wisneri

Popeye lampfish

Krefftichthys anderssoni

Hudson's lanternfish

Topside lampfish


Diaphus whitleyi

Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Diaphus ehrhorni

Protomyctophum parallelum

Lampanyctus iselinoides

Diaphus taaningi


Spinycheek lanternfish

Short-headed lantern fish

Protomyctophum chilense

Lampadena urophaos atlantica

Diaphus richardsoni

Nannobrachium fernae

Order Notacanthiformes

Halosaurus sinensis

Longnose tapirfish

Aldrovandia oleosa


Notacanthus indicus

Halosaurus attenuatus

Aldrovandia rostrata

Halosaurus parvipennis

Polyacanthonotus africanus

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

Halosaurus carinicauda

Bonapart's spiny eel

Order Ophidiiformes

Barathrites parri

Pelagic brotula

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Barathronus diaphanus

Brotulotaenia nigra

Marshall slopebrotula

Barathronus parfaiti

Barathronus bicolor

Leucobrotula adipata

Gunther's cuskeel

Alcockia rostrata

Violet cuskeel

Apagesoma delosommatus

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Barathronus multidens

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Lamprogrammus niger

Bony-eared assfish

Aphyonus bolini

Barathronus unicolor

Barathronus bruuni

Brotulotaenia nielseni

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

Two-spined slopebrotula

Apagesoma edentatum

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

Barathronus pacificus

Nielsen's catetyx

Order Osmeriformes

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

Bruce's argentine

Krefft's smooth-head

Salmon smooth-head

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Maulisia acuticeps

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Bajacalifornia arcylepis

Rouleina livida

Nansenia sanrikuensis

Bathytroctes inspector

Threadfin smooth-head

Fangtooth smooth-head

Mentodus perforatus

Bluethroat argentine

Pacific black smelt

Binghamichthys aphos

Mentodus crassus

Leptoderma affinis

Palebelly searsid

Bathylagus andriashevi

Multipore searsid

Winged spookfish


Michael Sars smooth-head

Schnakenbeck's searsid

Searsioides multispinus

Smallscale searsid

Elongate smooth-head

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Longsnout blacksmelt

Bigeye smooth-head

Bluntsnout slickhead

Narcetes lloydi

Pectinantus parini

Rouleina euryops

Nansenia longicauda

Bathytroctes breviceps

Hairfin smooth-head

Nansenia ahlstromi

Loosescale smooth-head

Snubnose blacksmelt

Mentodus longirostris

Fanfin smooth-head

Legless searsid

Bathylagus niger

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

Agassiz' smooth-head

Werner's smooth-head

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Bathytroctes squamosus

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

Winteria telescopa

Koefoed's searsid

Palegold searsid

Conocara kreffti

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Brown slickhead

Madeiran smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Pygmy argentine

Shining tubeshoulder

Softskin smooth-head

Greenland argentine

Abyssal smooth-head

California smoothtongue

Mentodus eubranchus

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Leptoderma lubricum

Barbantus elongatus

Bathylagus borealis

Normichthys yahganorum

Bathylaco nielseni

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.

Dolichopteryx rostrata

Smallscale smooth-head

Starry smooth-head

Murray's smooth-head

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Bajacalifornia microstoma

Rouleina watasei

Blackhead salmon

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Conocara bertelseni

Bighead searsid

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

Rouleina guentheri

Nansenia megalopa

Bathytroctes elegans

Deep-sea smelt

Threadfin slickhead

Mentodus mesalirus

Nansenia antarctica

Blackchin blacksmelt

Leaf searsid

Eared blacksmelt

Mentodus bythios

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Normichthys herringi

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

Vaillant's smooth-head

Dolichopteryx minuscula

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.

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

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

Koefoed's smooth-head

Sagamichthys gracilis

Norman's smooth-head

Searsioides calvala

Maulisia isaacsi

Longfin smooth-head

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Rouleina nuda

Narcetes erimelas

Antillean smooth-head

Robust blacksmelt

Rouleina eucla

Nansenia iberica

Toothless smooth-head

Bathylagus tenuis

Mentodus facilis

Asquamiceps hjorti

Leptoderma retropinna

Ghost smelt


Dolichopteryx trunovi

Order Perciformes


Bathyclupea megaceps

Melanostigma orientale

New Zealand ruffe

Stout slipskin

Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons

Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens

Lycodapus derjugini

Eumegistus brevorti

Blue driftfish

Plectranthias pallidus

Kali normani

Malakichthys barbatus

Kali colubrina

Seleniolycus pectoralis

Pseudoscopelus sagamianus

Caristius groenlandicus

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.

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.

Pale eelpout

Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi

Atrobucca geniae

Bathyclupea hoskynii

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni

Howella zina

Bothrocara nyx

Lycenchelys imamurai

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Barracuda cardinalfish

Malakichthys similis


Kali macrodon

Dysalotus oligoscolus

Paracaristius heemstrai

Pachycara dolichaulus

Pseudoscopelus parini

Thinlip splitfin

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.

African barrelfish

Stubraker sculpin

Deepwater slipskin

Pseudoscopelus bothrorrhinos

Bathyclupea argentea

Atlantic soft pout

Silver splitfin

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.

Howella parini

Plectranthias parini

Kali parri

Malakichthys levis

Kali falx


Bigmouth veilfin

Tonga escolar


Seleniolycus robertsi

Pseudoscopelus scutatus

Deepsea herring

Melanostigma inexpectatum

Lycodapus microchir

Pseudoscopelus microps

Trewavas croaker

Pseudoscopelus aphos

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.


Tasmanian ruffe

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.

Kali macrura

Black swallower

Paracaristius maderensis

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Melanostigma vitiazi

Melanostigma bathium

Bigtooth eelpout

Pseudoscopelus cephalus

Bathyclupea gracilis

Sherborn's cardinalfish

Plectranthias robertsi

Malakichthys mochizuki

Platyberyx opalescens

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

Kali indica

Cocoa snapper


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.

Pseudoscopelus stellatus

Order Pleuronectiformes

Bathysolea lactea

Smallmouth moonflounder

Deepwater sole

Order Polymixiiformes

Japanese beardfish

Order Saccopharyngiformes

Gulper eel

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 harrisoni

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

Saccopharynx ramosus

Monognathus rosenblatti

Monognathus jesperseni

Saccopharynx berteli

Monognathus bertini

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

Saccopharynx lavenbergi

Monognathus ozawai

Monognathus herringi

Saccopharynx thalassa

Monognathus smithi

Monognathus jesse

Monognathus boehlkei


Saccopharynx paucovertebratis

Monognathus rajui

Monognathus isaacsi

Order Scorpaeniformes

Blackmouth rockfish

Icelus mandibularis

Smalleye dwarf snailfish

Midwater scorpionfish

Squaloliparis dentatus

Sargasso dwarf snailfish

Genioliparis kafanovi

Acantholiparis caecus

Tadpole liparid

Short-headed sculpin

Edentoliparis terraenovae

Paraliparis carlbondi

Notoliparis antonbruuni

Multipore dwarf snailfish

Deepwater rockfish - S.

Stein's dwarf snailfish

Gelatinous dwarf snailfish

Careproctus marginatus

Genioliparis ferox

Paraliparis skeliphrus

Marvelous dwarf snailfish

Order Squaliformes

Lantern sharks - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Cylindrical lantern shark - Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.

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.

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.

Etmopterus dislineatus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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

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.

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

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

Etmopterus caudistigmus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 macrocephalus


Melamphaes indicus


Slender bigscale



Melamphaes polylepis



Melamphaes eulepis

Scopelogadus unispinis


Melamphaes spinifer

Large-headed midnight fish

Melamphaes parini

Melamphaes laeviceps


Abyssoberyx levisquamosus

Scopelogadus beanii

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

Melamphaes pumilus

Highsnout bigscale

Melamphaes hubbsi


Longjaw bigscale

Malacosarcus macrostoma


Poromitra gibbsi

Little bigscale

Melamphaes leprus

Melamphaes ebelingi

Twospine bigscale

Scopeloberyx microlepis

Order Stomiiformes

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.

Ichthyococcus polli

Eustomias bifilis

Astronesthes haplophos

Scaleless dragonfish

Maurolicus breviculus

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.

Eustomias schiffi

Benttooth bristlemouth

Scaleless dragonfish

Photonectes parvimanus

Eustomias albibulbus

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

Astronesthes exsul

Eustomias ioani

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Bonapartia pedaliota

Bathophilus irregularis

Scaleless dragonfish

Borostomias mononema

Cyclothone pygmaea

Astronesthes atlanticus

Eustomias gibbsi

Margrethia valentinae

Astronesthes splendida

Eustomias posti

Stomias danae

Bathophilus brevis


Eustomias curtatus

Triplophos hemingi


Eustomias parini

Leptostomias multifilis

Slender snaggletooth

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Sladen's hatchet fish

Eustomias cancriensis

Chauliodus minimus

Astronesthes leucopogon

Eustomias minimus

Astronesthes indopacificus

Eustomias melanostigmoides

Bigeye lightfish

Maurolicus javanicus

Slender bristlemouth

Photonectes albipennis

Scaleless dragonfish

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.

Gonostoma longipinnis

Argyripnus pharos

Eustomias bituberoides

Thysanactis dentex



Eustomias bertelseni


Eustomias longiramis

Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.

Eustomias tetranema


Scaly dragonfish

Bathophilus pawneei

Photonectes leucospilus

Polyipnus soelae

Astronesthes decoratus

Eustomias inconstans

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

Astronesthes trifibulatus

Eustomias radicifilis

Astronesthes quasiindicus

Eustomias paxtoni

Scaly dragonfish

Highfin dragonfish

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

Eustomias dispar

Valdivia black dragon fish

Aristostomias lunifer

Eustomias crossotus

Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Astronesthes macropogon

Eustomias multifilis


Scaleless dragonfish

Highlight hatchetfish

Bathophilus altipinnis

Melanostomias melanopogon

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.

Eustomias bulbiramis

Chauliodus dentatus

Astronesthes lamellosus

Eustomias micraster

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.

Emperor seamount lightfish

Eustomias uniramis

Yellow bristlemouth

Atlantic fangjaw

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Thorophos euryops

Heterophotus ophistoma

Astronesthes illuminatus

Eustomias magnificus

Astronesthes formosana

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


Eustomias schmidti


Photostomias atrox

Slim lightfish

Eustomias australensis

Borostomias elucens

Bathophilus kingi

Photonectes caerulescens

Borostomias pacificus

Arrow dragonfish

Polyipnus inermis

Astronesthes bilobatus

Eustomias hulleyi

Odontostomias masticopogon

Diplophos australis

Astronesthes tanibe

Eustomias problematicus

Stomias gracilis

Leptostomias robustus


Scaleless black dragonfish

Eustomias curtifilis

Scaleless dragonfish


Eustomias parri

Ebeling's fangjaw

Chauliodus pammelas

Pacific astronesthid fish

Eustomias monoclonoides

Maurolicus stehmanni

Melanostomias pollicifer

Eustomias cirritus

Melanostomias globulifer

Torpedo dragonfish

Lovely hatchetfish

Eustomias braueri

Astronesthes karsteni

Eustomias mesostenus

Maurolicus kornilovorum

Opostomias micripnus

Ichthyococcus parini

Eustomias bibulboides

Astronesthes gudrunae

Eustomias macronema

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.

Maurolicus australis

Eustomias tomentosis



Eustomias satterleei

Alcock's boafish

Bathophilus proximus

Photonectes margarita

Eustomias aequatorialis

Astronesthes dupliglandis

Eustomias interruptus

Eustomias elongatus

Manducus maderensis

Astronesthes similus

Eustomias pinnatus

Sonoda paucilampa

Shortbarbel dragonfish

Bathophilus indicus

Aristostomias polydactylus

Eustomias cryptobulbus

Astronesthes martensii

Eustomias pacificus

Leptostomias longibarba

Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana

Longfin dragonfish

Tentacle dragonfish

Half-naked hatchetfish

Eustomias bulbornatus

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

Astronesthes lampara

Eustomias micropterygius

Maurolicus parvipinnis

Scaleless dragonfish

Pachystomias microdon

Astronesthes indicus

Eustomias medusa


Maurolicus inventionis

Eustomias vitiazi

Cyclothone parapallida

Photonectes achirus

Pacific blackdragon

Elongated bristlemouth fish

Argyripnus iridescens

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Thorophos nexilis

Photostomias goodyeari

Bulldog lightfish

Araiophos eastropas

Eustomias austratlanticus

Astronesthes galapagensis

Eustomias lanceolatus

Eustomias spherulifer

Deep-water bristlemouth

Scaleless dragonfish

Photonectes gracilis

Panama snaggletooth

Polyipnus meteori

Astronesthes chrysophekadion

Eustomias ignotus

Odontostomias micropogon

Diplophos pacificus

Astronesthes tatyanae

Eustomias quadrifilis

Stomias lampropeltis

Black-belly dragonfish


Eustomias digitatus


Eustomias patulus

Slender fangjaw

Melanostomias stewarti

Aristostomias grimaldii

Eustomias contiguus

Threelight dragonfish

Chauliodus schmidti


Eustomias monoclonus

Maurolicus walvisensis

Sternoptyx obscura

Melanostomias melanopogon

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Pacific hatchet fish

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Astronesthes kreffti

Eustomias metamelas

Yarrella argenteola

Maurolicus mucronatus

Pitgum lanternfish

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

Stethopristes eos

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

Rosy dory


Neocyttus acanthorhynchus

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.

Allocyttus guineensis

False boarfish