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

Labichthys carinatus

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

Serrivomer schmidti

Saurenchelys taiwanensis

Nessorhamphus danae

Avocettina acuticeps

Serrivomer danae

Nemichthys larseni

Benthenchelys pacificus

Black saw-toothed eel

Bean's sawtooth eel

Dogface witch-eel

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

Labichthys yanoi

Duckbill oceanic eel

Serrivomer garmani

Avocettina bowersii

Leptocephalus bellottii

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

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.

Acromycter longipectoralis

Black sawtooth eel

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

Benthenchelys indicus

Chlopsis longidens

Crossthroat sawpalate

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

Avocettina paucipora

Leptocephalus congroides

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

Stemonosudis bullisi

Naked barracuda


Scopelosaurus craddocki

Chubby pearleye

Longfin pearleye


Scopelarchoides kreffti

Paralepis speciosa

Stemonosudis intermedia

Scopelosaurus adleri

Macroparalepis danae

Lestidium prolixum

Bigfin pearleye

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Undistinguished sabretooth

Slender barracudina

Benthalbella elongata

Lestidiops extrema

Scopelarchoides climax

Atlantic sabretooth

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

Southern barracudina

Macroparalepis nigra

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Stemonosudis rothschildi

Stemonosudis elegans

Fierce pike smelt

Atlantic barracudina

Uncisudis advena

Scopelosaurus gibbsi

Benthalbella macropinna

Strange pike smelt

Scopelarchoides nicholsi

Ahliesaurus berryi


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

White barracudina

Macroparalepis longilateralis

Sharpchin barracudina

Evermannella ahlstromi

Japanese barracudina

Antarctic jonasfish

Lestidiops similis

Scopelarchus stephensi


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

Coccorella atrata

Zugmayer's pearleye

Lestidiops indopacifica

Scopelarchoides danae

Stemonosudis siliquiventer

Stemonosudis gracilis



Lestidium bigelowi

Uncisudis longirostra

Scopelosaurus mauli


Lestidiops pacificus

Scopelarchoides signifer

Ahliesaurus brevis



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

Magnisudis indica

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


Stemonosudis molesta

Evermannella megalops

Order Beryciformes

Parinoberyx horridus

Longwing spinyfin

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Atlantic roughy

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 marisrubri

Hoplostethus crassispinus

Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Hoplostethus rubellopterus

Hoplostethus metallicus

Aulotrachichthys latus

Hoplostethus fragilis

Hoplostethus abramovi

Diretmoides veriginae

Parmops echinatus

Paratrachichthys argyrophanus

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 melanopterus

Hoplostethus druzhinini

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.

Parin's spiny fin

Hoplostethus shubnikovi

Hoplostethus mikhailini

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius


Hoplostethus confinis

Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus rifti

Slimy head

Hoplostethus fedorovi

Order Carcharhiniformes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Order Cetomimiformes

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

Vitiaziella cubiceps

Pink flabby whalefish


Danacetichthys galathenus

Festive ribbonfish

Cetomimus teevani

Trunov southern cetomimid

Cetichthys parini

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

Parataeniophorus brevis

Gyrinomimus myersi

Procetichthys kreffti

Ataxolepis apus

Cetomimus kerdops

Savage's birdsnouted whalefish

Gyrinomimus bruuni

Cetomimus gillii

Parataeniophorus gulosus

Megalomycter teevani

Gyrinomimus simplex

Ataxolepis henactis

Cetomimus picklei

Ditropichthys storeri

Cetichthys indagator

Order Chimaeriformes


Hydrolagus lusitanicus

Order Gadiformes

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Patagonian codling

Roundhead grenadier

Kumba hebetata

Pugnose grenadier

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Parin's grenadier

Physiculus parini

Dusky rattail

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Gadomus multifilis

Coryphaenoides microps

Striped codlet

Hymenocephalus striatulus

Macrouroides inflaticeps

Gadella brocca


Narrowsnout grenadier

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

Kumba gymnorhynchus

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

Bighead mora

Trachonurus sentipellis

Physiculus sazonovi

Kumba musorstom

Slendertail grenadier

Coelorinchus vityazae

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Blunt-nosed grenadier

Physiculus longifilis

Muraenolepis andriashevi

Gadomus capensis

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Bighead grenadier

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Dogtooth grenadier

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

Bathypelagic rattail

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

Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps

Coelorinchus nazcaensis

Bluntsnout grenadier

Physiculus peregrinus

Grenadier fish

Myers' grenadier

Gadella edelmanni

Coryphaenoides grahami


Whitson's grenadier

Large-eye grenadier

Hymenocephalus antraeus

Globehead grenadier

Fragile grenadier

Bristly grenadier

Physiculus therosideros

Kumba punctulata

Smallhead moray cod

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

Bluntnose grenadier

Physiculus nigriscens

Finescale mora

Echinomacrurus mollis

Threadfin grenadier

Mediterranean grenadier

Carmine grenadier

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

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.

Shortbeard grenadier

Kumba calvifrons

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Laemonema melanurum

Naked snout rattail

Squalogadus modificatus

Berry's grenadier

Kumba maculisquama

Sphagemacrurus richardi

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

Coelorinchus trunovi

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

Physiculus roseus

Guttigadus nudicephalus

Nezumia cyrano

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

Bathygadus spongiceps

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.

Doublethread grenadier

Coryphaenoides macrolophus

Coryphaenoides camurus

Hymenocephalus aterrimus

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.

Crested oarfish


Southern ribbonfish

Taper-tail ribbonfish

Regalecus russelii

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

Order Lophiiformes

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes thysanema

Gigantactis longicirra

Gigantactis gracilicauda

Pietschichthys horridus

Linophryne racemifera

Short-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes alius

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.

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Torpedo batfish

Oneirodes pietschi

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Gigantactis balushkini

Linophryne maderensis

Oneirodes melanocauda

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Chirophryne xenolophus

Bufoceratias shaoi

Linophryne digitopogon

Linophryne bicornis

Gigantactis watermani

Oneirodes heteronema

Himantolophus cornifer

Dolopichthys jubatus

Plainchin dreamarm

Linophryne algibarbata

Gigantactis microdontis

Stargazing seadevil

Oneirodes cristatus

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.

Chaenophryne ramifera

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.

Gigantactis kreffti

Caulophryne pietschi

Linophryne polypogon

Oneirodes pterurus

Gigantactis gibbsi

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Linophryne lucifer

Two-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes myrionemus

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Oneirodes macronema

Atlantic footballfish

Rhynchactis macrothrix

Linophryne coronata

Acentrophryne longidens

Oneirodes flagellifer

Himantolophus brevirostris

Puck pinnata

Linophryne arcturi

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Gigantactis savagei

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Gigantactis macronema

Whalehead dreamer

Bulbous dreamer

Smooth dreamer

Oneirodes whitleyi

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.

Gigantactis herwigi

Linophryne sexfilis

Oneirodes anisacanthus

Oneirodes plagionema

Himantolophus pseudalbinares

Gigantactis elsmani

Linophryne parini

Bufoceratias thele

Phyllorhinichthys balushkini - P.

Linophryne escaramosa

Oneirodes micronema

Himantolophus mauli

Dolopichthys karsteni

Linophryne bipennata

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Oneirodes kreffti

Himantolophus crinitus

Oneirodes dicromischus

Himantolophus azurlucens

Linophryne andersoni

Melanocetus eustalus

Gigantactis microphthalmus

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.

Pentherichthys venustus

Gigantactis longicauda

Gigantactis golovani

Caulophryne polynema

Linophryne quinqueramosa

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

Oneirodes rosenblatti

Diceratias trilobus

Smooth anglerfish

Himantolophus nigricornis

Linophryne macrodon

Oneirodes macrosteus

Himantolophus macroceras

Rhynchactis microthrix

Linophryne densiramus

Oneirodes haplonema

Himantolophus compressus

Dolopichthys dinema

Linophryne argyresca

Melanocetus rossi

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Gigantactis meadi

Lophodolos indicus

Oneirodes clarkei

Himantolophus albinares

Smooth dreamer

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.

Gigantactis ios

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.

Linophryne trewavasae

Oneirodes posti

Pacific footballfish

Gigantactis gargantua

Triplewart seadevil

Caulophryne pelagica

Linophryne pennibarbata

Bufoceratias wedli

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Linophryne indica

Oneirodes mirus

Himantolophus melanolophus

Robia legula

Oneirodes luetkeni

Himantolophus danae

Dolopichthys pullatus

Rhynchactis leptonema

Linophryne brevibarbata

Acentrophryne dolichonema

Nightmare dreamer

Himantolophus borealis

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

Order Myctophiformes

Cocco's lantern fish

Diaphus handi

Diaphus pallidus

Lampadena dea

Lantern fish

Symbolophorus rufinus

Bolinichthys nikolayi


Skinnycheek lanternfish

Pacific blackchin

Pig-headed lantern fish

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Diaphus drachmanni

Spothead lantern fish


Diaphus lobatus


Horned lanternfish

Longfin lanternfish

Golden lanternfish

Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Electron subantarctic


Diaphus trachops

Rakery beaconlamp

Pinpoint lampfish

Slendertail lanternfish

Diaphus aliciae


Protomyctophum luciferum


Smallfin lanternfish

Nannobrachium idostigma

Nannobrachium crypticum

Taaningichthys minimus


Japanese lanternfish

Diaphus kuroshio

Bolin's lantern fish

Arctic telescope

Lampadena pontifex

Diaphus nielseni

Wisner's lantern fish

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

Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus

Fragile lantern fish

Gymnoscopelus braueri

Diaphus dahlgreni

Mead's lanternfish

Metelectrona ahlstromi

Myctophum lychnobium


Hintonia candens


Diaphus arabicus

Lampanyctus simulator

Taaning's lantern fish

Bigeye lanternfish

Brokenline lanternfish

Black lantern fish

Tarletonbeania taylori

Large-scaled lantern fish

Gonichthys barnesi

Diaphus roei


Lampadena yaquinae

Nannobrachium gibbsi


Lantern fish

Topside lampfish

Krefftichthys anderssoni

Hudson's lanternfish

Diaphus parri




Myctophum orientale

Smallfin lanternfish

Thickhead lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Diaphus ehrhorni

Diaphus minax

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

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

Gonichthys venetus

Andersen's lantern fish

Diaphus umbroculus

Slimtail lampfish

Broadfin lampfish

Garnet lanternfish

Nannobrachium indicum

Diaphus subtilis


Lampanyctus hubbsi


Protomyctophum bolini

Mirror lanterfish

Nannobrachium cuprarium

Taaningichthys paurolychnus

Diaphus ostenfeldi


Spiny lantern fish

Evermann's lantern fish

Popeye lampfish


Doflein's false headlightfish

Diaphus garmani

Spinycheek lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus fraseri

Diaphus dehaveni

Diaphus megalops

Metelectrona ventralis

Lantern fish

Longfin lampfish

Electrona antarctica

Diaphus basileusi

Diaphus thiollierei


Nannobrachium phyllisae

Neoscopelus microchir


Gilbert's large lantern fish

Diaphus similis

Protomyctophum gemmatum

Spinytail lampfish


Nannobrachium bristori


Reinhardt's lantern fish


Diaphus jenseni

Transparent lantern fish

Protomyctophum andriashevi



Spotted laternfish

Parvilux boschmai

Benoit's lanternfish

Highseas lampfish


Diaphus faustinoi

Diaphus lucidus

Myctophum indicum

Lampanyctus vadulus

Chubby flashlightfish

Golden-nosed lantern fish

Diaphus antonbruuni

Diaphus whitleyi


Nannobrachium wisneri

Diaphus taaningi

Protomyctophum parallelum

Lampanyctus iselinoides


Blue lanternfish

Diaphus richardsoni

Protomyctophum chilense

Lampadena urophaos atlantica

Nannobrachium fernae

Order Notacanthiformes

Halosaurus sinensis

Aldrovandia oleosa

Longnose tapirfish

Polyacanthonotus africanus


Bonapart's spiny eel

Aldrovandia rostrata

Halosaurus attenuatus

Halosaurus parvipennis

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

Notacanthus indicus

Halosaurus carinicauda

Order Ophidiiformes

Barathronus bicolor

Apagesoma delosommatus

Barathronus parfaiti

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Aphyonus bolini

Barathronus multidens

Alcockia rostrata

Brotulotaenia nielseni

Leucobrotula adipata

Two-spined slopebrotula

Gunther's cuskeel

Barathronus bruuni

Apagesoma edentatum

Barathronus unicolor

Nielsen's catetyx

Pelagic brotula

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Bony-eared assfish

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Barathronus pacificus

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

Lamprogrammus niger

Barathrites parri

Brotulotaenia nigra

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

Marshall slopebrotula

Barathronus diaphanus

Violet cuskeel

Order Osmeriformes

Mentodus eubranchus

Krefft's smooth-head

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Snubnose blacksmelt

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Salmon smooth-head

Rouleina livida

Nansenia sanrikuensis

Normichthys yahganorum

Bathylagus niger

Maulisia acuticeps

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Mentodus perforatus

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

Bluethroat argentine

Bathytroctes squamosus

Starry smooth-head

Brown slickhead

Threadfin slickhead

Deep-sea smelt

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Leptoderma affinis

Winged spookfish


Mentodus mesalirus

Searsioides multispinus

Longsnout blacksmelt

California smoothtongue

Smallscale searsid

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Elongate smooth-head

Bluntsnout slickhead

Narcetes lloydi

Pectinantus parini

Leaf searsid

Eared blacksmelt

Mentodus bythios

Fanfin smooth-head

Normichthys herringi

Barbantus elongatus

Bathylagus borealis

Rouleina euryops

Nansenia longicauda

Loosescale smooth-head

Nansenia ahlstromi

Bathylaco nielseni

Bajacalifornia microstoma

Smallscale smooth-head

Sagamichthys gracilis

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

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

Bathytroctes elegans

Agassiz' smooth-head

Antillean smooth-head

Mentodus facilis

Winteria telescopa

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Werner's smooth-head

Blackchin blacksmelt

Palegold searsid

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Conocara kreffti

Madeiran smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Koefoed's searsid

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Softskin smooth-head

Greenland argentine

Abyssal smooth-head

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Koefoed's smooth-head

Leptoderma lubricum

Threadfin smooth-head

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

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Bathylagus tenuis

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Murray's smooth-head

Rouleina watasei

Blackhead salmon

Mentodus crassus

Rouleina guentheri

Nansenia megalopa

Multipore searsid

Ghost smelt

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Bighead searsid

Conocara bertelseni


Nansenia antarctica

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

Schnakenbeck's searsid

Bajacalifornia arcylepis

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

Bathytroctes inspector

Vaillant's smooth-head

Hairfin smooth-head

Dolichopteryx minuscula

Fangtooth smooth-head

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 .

Mentodus longirostris

Searsioides calvala

Norman's smooth-head

Pacific black smelt

Maulisia isaacsi

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Longfin smooth-head

Rouleina nuda

Narcetes erimelas

Binghamichthys aphos

Legless searsid

Asquamiceps hjorti

Palebelly searsid

Robust blacksmelt

Bathylagus andriashevi

Rouleina eucla

Nansenia iberica

Toothless smooth-head

Bigeye smooth-head

Michael Sars smooth-head

Leptoderma retropinna

Shining tubeshoulder

Pygmy argentine

Bruce's argentine

Dolichopteryx trunovi

Bathytroctes breviceps

Order Perciformes

Plectranthias parini

Kali parri

Stout slipskin

Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons


Kali falx

Lycodapus derjugini

Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens

Blue driftfish

Tonga escolar

Bigmouth veilfin

Malakichthys barbatus

Melanostigma inexpectatum

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni

Bathyclupea argentea

Pseudoscopelus sagamianus

Tasmanian ruffe

Seleniolycus pectoralis

Atrobucca geniae

Pale eelpout

Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi

Kali macrura

Lycenchelys imamurai

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Barracuda cardinalfish

Howella zina

Melanostigma vitiazi

Malakichthys similis

Deepsea herring

Dysalotus oligoscolus

Paracaristius heemstrai

Melanostigma bathium

Pachycara dolichaulus

Thinlip splitfin

Plectranthias robertsi

Stubraker sculpin

Pseudoscopelus parini

Pseudoscopelus bothrorrhinos

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

Platyberyx opalescens

Kali indica

Deepwater slipskin

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

New Zealand ruffe

Melanostigma orientale

Malakichthys levis


Bathyclupea gracilis

Trewavas croaker

Seleniolycus robertsi


Pseudoscopelus scutatus

Eumegistus brevorti

Lycodapus microchir

Pseudoscopelus microps

Plectranthias pallidus

Kali normani

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.

Longfin fathead

Kali colubrina


Pseudoscopelus aphos

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.

Caristius groenlandicus

Bathyclupea megaceps

Black swallower

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.

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.

Bothrocara nyx

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Bigtooth eelpout

Pseudoscopelus cephalus

Kali macrodon


Sherborn's cardinalfish

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.

Malakichthys mochizuki

Bathyclupea hoskynii

Cocoa snapper

Silver splitfin

Atlantic soft pout

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

Brilliant pomfret

Order Pleuronectiformes

Bathysolea lactea

Smallmouth moonflounder

Deepwater sole

Order Polymixiiformes

Japanese beardfish

Order Saccopharyngiformes

Monognathus berteli

Gulper eel

Monognathus taningi

Saccopharynx thalassa

Monognathus nigeli

Saccopharynx harrisoni

Monognathus bruuni

Monognathus rosenblatti

Monognathus jesperseni

Saccopharynx paucovertebratis

Saccopharynx berteli

Monognathus bertini

Saccopharynx trilobatus

Monognathus ozawai

Monognathus herringi

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 smithi

Monognathus jesse

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

Saccopharynx ramosus


Monognathus boehlkei

Monognathus rajui

Monognathus isaacsi

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.

Order Scorpaeniformes

Notoliparis antonbruuni

Blackmouth rockfish

Smalleye dwarf snailfish

Midwater scorpionfish

Acantholiparis caecus

Squaloliparis dentatus

Genioliparis kafanovi

Careproctus marginatus

Sargasso dwarf snailfish

Tadpole liparid

Short-headed sculpin

Multipore dwarf snailfish

Edentoliparis terraenovae

Paraliparis carlbondi

Icelus mandibularis

Deepwater rockfish - S.

Stein's dwarf snailfish

Gelatinous dwarf snailfish

Marvelous dwarf snailfish

Paraliparis skeliphrus

Genioliparis ferox

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Order Stephanoberyciformes

Scopelogadus beanii

Poromitra unicornis


Melamphaes macrocephalus


Melamphaes indicus

Slender bigscale



Melamphaes polylepis

Longjaw bigscale


Melamphaes eulepis


Abyssoberyx levisquamosus

Melamphaes spinifer

Twospine bigscale

Melamphaes parini

Scopeloberyx microlepis

Large-headed midnight fish

Melamphaes laeviceps


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


Malacosarcus macrostoma


Scopelogadus unispinis

Poromitra gibbsi

Little bigscale


Melamphaes leprus

Melamphaes ebelingi

Order Stomiiformes

Eustomias curtifilis

Highfin dragonfish

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.

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.

Cyclothone obscura

Astronesthes exsul

Benttooth bristlemouth

Eustomias cirritus

Melanostomias pollicifer

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Bathophilus altipinnis

Eustomias ioani

Eustomias schiffi

Astronesthes atlanticus

Astronesthes splendida



Eustomias gibbsi

Margrethia valentinae

Eustomias posti

Stomias danae

Eustomias braueri

Melanostomias globulifer

Torpedo dragonfish

Eustomias parini

Leptostomias multifilis

Eustomias bibulboides

Ichthyococcus parini

Sladen's hatchet fish

Astronesthes leucopogon

Argyripnus pharos

Astronesthes indopacificus

Eustomias aequatorialis

Photonectes margarita

Eustomias minimus

Chauliodus minimus

Slender snaggletooth

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Maurolicus javanicus

Borostomias elucens

Photonectes albipennis

Slender bristlemouth

Eustomias elongatus

Bigeye lightfish

Bathophilus kingi

Eustomias melanostigmoides


Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.

Scaleless black dragonfish

Eustomias longiramis

Eustomias tetranema


Eustomias cryptobulbus

Astronesthes decoratus

Astronesthes trifibulatus

Astronesthes quasiindicus

Eustomias bulbornatus

Tentacle dragonfish

Polyipnus soelae

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.

Eustomias radicifilis

Scaly dragonfish

Scaly dragonfish

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Thorophos nexilis

Elongated bristlemouth fish

Pacific blackdragon

Eustomias paxtoni

Aristostomias lunifer

Astronesthes macropogon

Eustomias multifilis

Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Highlight hatchetfish

Scaleless dragonfish


Eustomias austratlanticus

Photostomias goodyeari

Bulldog lightfish

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.

Astronesthes lamellosus

Astronesthes illuminatus

Bathophilus proximus

Eustomias micraster

Chauliodus dentatus

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.

Panama snaggletooth

Photonectes gracilis

Yellow bristlemouth

Eustomias digitatus

Bathophilus indicus

Eustomias magnificus

Heterophotus ophistoma

Emperor seamount lightfish

Eustomias uniramis

Astronesthes formosana

Eustomias schmidti


Eustomias contiguus

Threelight dragonfish

Melanostomias stewarti


Longfin dragonfish

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

Astronesthes bilobatus

Astronesthes tanibe


Polyipnus inermis

Odontostomias masticopogon

Eustomias hulleyi

Diplophos australis

Eustomias problematicus

Stomias gracilis

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Melanostomias melanopogon

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Eustomias bifilis

Ichthyococcus polli

Ebeling's fangjaw

Eustomias parri

Scaleless dragonfish


Leptostomias robustus

Pacific astronesthid fish

Maurolicus stehmanni

Eustomias albibulbus

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

Photonectes parvimanus

Eustomias monoclonoides

Chauliodus pammelas

Lovely hatchetfish

Astronesthes karsteni

Astronesthes gudrunae

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias mesostenus

Opostomias micripnus

Maurolicus kornilovorum

Borostomias mononema

Scaleless dragonfish

Cyclothone pygmaea

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

Maurolicus australis

Eustomias tomentosis


Eustomias curtatus

Triplophos hemingi

Astronesthes dupliglandis


Astronesthes similus

Alcock's boafish

Eustomias cancriensis

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Eustomias interruptus

Eustomias satterleei

Sonoda paucilampa

Manducus maderensis

Eustomias pinnatus

Shortbarbel dragonfish

Eustomias bituberoides

Thysanactis dentex

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.

Aristostomias polydactylus

Astronesthes martensii

Eustomias pacificus

Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana

Leptostomias longibarba

Eustomias bertelseni



Astronesthes lampara

Half-naked hatchetfish

Argyripnus iridescens

Astronesthes indicus

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias micropterygius

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

Pachystomias microdon

Maurolicus parvipinnis

Scaleless dragonfish

Photonectes leucospilus

Maurolicus inventionis

Eustomias vitiazi

Bonapartia pedaliota

Photonectes achirus

Cyclothone parapallida

Eustomias dispar

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


Bathophilus irregularis

Eustomias medusa

Araiophos eastropas

Astronesthes galapagensis

Bathophilus brevis

Eustomias lanceolatus

Eustomias spherulifer

Deep-water bristlemouth

Eustomias crossotus

Valdivia black dragon fish

Astronesthes tatyanae

Astronesthes chrysophekadion


Polyipnus meteori

Odontostomias micropogon

Eustomias ignotus

Diplophos pacificus

Eustomias quadrifilis

Stomias lampropeltis

Eustomias bulbiramis

Melanostomias melanopogon

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Thorophos euryops

Atlantic fangjaw

Slender fangjaw

Eustomias patulus

Black-belly dragonfish

Aristostomias grimaldii


Eustomias monoclonus

Chauliodus schmidti

Sternoptyx obscura

Maurolicus walvisensis

Eustomias australensis

Photostomias atrox

Slim lightfish

Pacific hatchet fish

Astronesthes kreffti

Astronesthes haplophos

Yarrella argenteola

Bathophilus pawneei

Eustomias metamelas

Pitgum lanternfish

Maurolicus mucronatus

Arrow dragonfish

Borostomias pacificus

Photonectes caerulescens

Order Tetraodontiformes

Triacanthodes intermedius

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

Atrophacanthus japonicus

Order Zeiformes

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.

Allocyttus guineensis

False boarfish

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

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.


Rosy dory

Neocyttus acanthorhynchus