Deep-sea smelt

The Deep-sea smelt lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 0 - 1700 m environment.

The deep-sea smelts are a family, Bathylagidae, of osmeriform fishes. They are marine fishes found in deep waters throughout the oceans, down to 1,500 m in depth. They are small fishes, growing up to 25 cm long. They feed on plankton, especially krill. More

* Struhsaker's deep-sea smelt, Glossanodon struhsakeri Cohen, 1970. References - * "Argentinidae". FishBase. Ed. Rainer Froese and Daniel Pauly. January 2006 version. More

deep-sea smelt, and barracudinas — taken in the mid-water tows, has been a single specimen of a rare lanternfish, the slender pearleye, Benthalbella elongata (below, left). More

hake and deep-sea smelt are also prey of Dall's porpoise in some areas. In the northwest Pacific they feed primarily on lanternfish. They are known to consume about 12.7-13.6 kg of food daily, primarily at night. More

Bathylagus antarcticus is a deep-sea smelt of the genus Bathylagus, found in all the southern oceans as far south as Antarctica, from the surface to depths of 2.49 mi 3. More

Common names

Bigscale deepsea smelt in English
deep-sea smelt in English
Dökkskjár in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Kleinmaul in German (Deutsch)
Nettai soko iwashi in Japanese (日本語)
热带深海鲑 in Mandarin Chinese
熱帶深海鮭 in Mandarin Chinese
黑淵鮭 in Mandarin Chinese
黑渊鲑 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Osmeriformes
Family : Bathylagidae
Genus : Melanolagus
Species : Melanolagus bericoides
Authority : Borodin, 1929