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

Leptocephalus bellottii

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

Serrivomer schmidti

Serrivomer danae

Benthenchelys pacificus

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

Avocettina acuticeps

Black saw-toothed eel

Bean's sawtooth eel

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

Chlopsis longidens

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

Leptocephalus congroides

Serrivomer garmani

Labichthys carinatus

Avocettina bowersii

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

Nessorhamphus danae

Saurenchelys taiwanensis

Acromycter longipectoralis

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.

Black sawtooth eel

Dogface witch-eel

Benthenchelys indicus

Crossthroat sawpalate

Labichthys yanoi

Avocettina paucipora

Duckbill oceanic eel

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

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

Longfin pearleye

Scopelosaurus craddocki

Evermannella ahlstromi

Antarctic jonasfish

Japanese barracudina

Paralepis speciosa

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

Lestidiops similis


Scopelarchus stephensi

Coccorella atrata

Lestidiops indopacifica

Scopelarchoides danae

Macroparalepis danae

Stemonosudis intermedia

Undistinguished sabretooth

Benthalbella elongata

Lestidium bigelowi

Southern barracudina

Macroparalepis nigra

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Stemonosudis rothschildi

Lestidiops pacificus

Uncisudis longirostra

Scopelarchoides signifer

Stemonosudis elegans


Ahliesaurus berryi

Fierce pike smelt

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

Benthalbella macropinna

Scopelosaurus gibbsi

Evermannella megalops

Naked barracuda


Sharpchin barracudina


Chubby pearleye

Scopelarchoides kreffti

Macroparalepis longilateralis

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

Zugmayer's pearleye

Scopelosaurus adleri

Lestidium prolixum

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

White barracudina

Bigfin pearleye

Stemonosudis siliquiventer

Slender barracudina

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Lestidiops extrema

Scopelarchoides climax


Stemonosudis gracilis

Atlantic sabretooth

Ahliesaurus brevis



Scopelosaurus mauli


Atlantic barracudina

Magnisudis indica


Stemonosudis molesta

Strange pike smelt

Uncisudis advena

Scopelarchoides nicholsi

Stemonosudis bullisi


Order Beryciformes

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Atlantic roughy

Hoplostethus marisrubri

Hoplostethus crassispinus

Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Hoplostethus rubellopterus

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 metallicus

Hoplostethus fragilis

Hoplostethus abramovi

Parmops echinatus

Diretmoides veriginae

Paratrachichthys argyrophanus

Slimy head

Hoplostethus melanopterus

Aulotrachichthys latus

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

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 mikhailini


Hoplostethus confinis

Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus rifti

Slimy head

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius

Hoplostethus fedorovi

Parinoberyx horridus

Longwing spinyfin

Order Carcharhiniformes

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.

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

Apristurus internatus - Reproduction is oviparous.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Order Cetomimiformes

Gyrinomimus bruuni

Cetomimus gillii

Parataeniophorus brevis

Gyrinomimus simplex

Cetomimus picklei

Cetichthys indagator

Vitiaziella cubiceps

Pink flabby whalefish

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


Ataxolepis apus

Danacetichthys galathenus

Parataeniophorus gulosus

Festive ribbonfish

Cetomimus teevani

Megalomycter teevani

Trunov southern cetomimid

Cetichthys parini

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

Ditropichthys storeri

Procetichthys kreffti

Gyrinomimus myersi

Cetomimus kerdops

Ataxolepis henactis

Savage's birdsnouted whalefish

Order Chimaeriformes

Hydrolagus lusitanicus


Order Gadiformes

Roundhead grenadier

Large-eye grenadier

Physiculus parini

Pugnose grenadier

Globehead grenadier

Dusky rattail

Striped codlet

Hymenocephalus striatulus

Macrouroides inflaticeps

Kumba punctulata

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

Smallhead moray cod

Kumba gymnorhynchus

Bluntnose grenadier

Threadfin grenadier

Mediterranean grenadier

Physiculus sazonovi

Slendertail grenadier

Carmine grenadier

Trachonurus sentipellis

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.

Physiculus longifilis

Laemonema melanurum

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Kumba maculisquama

Guttigadus nudicephalus

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

Coelorinchus trunovi

Berry's grenadier

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

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

Nezumia cyrano

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.

Coryphaenoides macrolophus

Doublethread grenadier

Physiculus peregrinus

Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps

Coryphaenoides camurus

Patagonian codling

Grenadier fish


Whitson's grenadier

Kumba hebetata

Parin's grenadier

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Hymenocephalus antraeus

Gadomus multifilis

Coryphaenoides microps

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Bristly grenadier

Gadella brocca

Physiculus therosideros


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

Narrowsnout grenadier

Physiculus nigriscens

Bighead mora

Echinomacrurus mollis

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

Kumba musorstom

Coelorinchus vityazae

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Muraenolepis andriashevi

Kumba calvifrons

Blunt-nosed grenadier

Squalogadus modificatus

Naked snout rattail

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Fragile grenadier

Gadomus capensis

Physiculus roseus

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

Sphagemacrurus richardi

Bighead grenadier

Finescale mora

Dogtooth grenadier

Bathygadus spongiceps

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

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

Bluntsnout grenadier

Coelorinchus nazcaensis

Bathypelagic rattail

Hymenocephalus aterrimus

Myers' grenadier

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Coryphaenoides grahami

Gadella edelmanni

Order Lampriformes

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.

Regalecus russelii

Southern ribbonfish

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.

Crested oarfish


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.

Order Lophiiformes

Gigantactis microphthalmus

Torpedo batfish

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Oneirodes pietschi

Linophryne andersoni

Bufoceratias shaoi

Gigantactis longicauda

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

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Oneirodes melanocauda

Linophryne quinqueramosa

Gigantactis golovani

Dolopichthys jubatus

Himantolophus cornifer

Oneirodes heteronema

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

Linophryne macrodon

Stargazing seadevil

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

Oneirodes basili

Rhynchactis microthrix

Oneirodes theodoritissieri

Linophryne densiramus

Acentrophryne longidens

Caulophryne pietschi

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Oneirodes pterurus

Linophryne argyresca

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Oneirodes myrionemus

Lophodolos indicus

Two-rod anglerfish

Gigantactis meadi

Smooth dreamer

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

Atlantic footballfish

Oneirodes macronema

Linophryne trewavasae

Gigantactis ios

Gigantactis gargantua

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Himantolophus brevirostris

Oneirodes flagellifer

Triplewart seadevil

Linophryne pennibarbata

Oneirodes whitleyi

Linophryne indica

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Bulbous dreamer

Robia legula

Oneirodes anisacanthus

Rhynchactis leptonema

Oneirodes schistonema

Linophryne brevibarbata

Gigantactis paxtoni

Himantolophus pseudalbinares

Oneirodes plagionema

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 .

Bufoceratias thele

Phyllorhinichthys balushkini - P.

Gigantactis longicirra

Himantolophus mauli

Oneirodes micronema

Himantolophus crinitus

Oneirodes kreffti

Short-rod anglerfish

Linophryne racemifera

Gigantactis gracilicauda

Dolopichthys karsteni

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

Melanocetus eustalus

Himantolophus azurlucens

Oneirodes dicromischus

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Linophryne maderensis

Gigantactis balushkini

Pentherichthys venustus

Chirophryne xenolophus

Haplophryne triregium

Oneirodes bradburyae

Spiny dreamer

Linophryne digitopogon

Oneirodes rosenblatti

Linophryne bicornis

Caulophryne polynema

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

Gigantactis watermani

Plainchin dreamarm

Himantolophus nigricornis

Smooth anglerfish

Linophryne algibarbata

Diceratias trilobus

Gigantactis microdontis

Chaenophryne ramifera

Gigantactis kreffti

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

Himantolophus macroceras

Oneirodes macrosteus

Linophryne polypogon

Gigantactis gibbsi

Dolopichthys dinema

Melanocetus rossi

Himantolophus compressus

Oneirodes haplonema

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Himantolophus albinares

Oneirodes clarkei

Linophryne lucifer

Oneirodes appendixus

Rhynchactis macrothrix

Oneirodes schmidti

Linophryne coronata

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.

Acentrophryne dolichonema

Caulophryne pelagica

Gigantactis savagei

Puck pinnata

Pacific footballfish

Oneirodes posti

Linophryne arcturi

Himantolophus melanolophus

Oneirodes mirus

Whalehead dreamer

Bufoceratias wedli

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Gigantactis macronema

Smooth dreamer

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

Himantolophus danae

Oneirodes luetkeni

Linophryne sexfilis

Gigantactis herwigi

Dolopichthys pullatus

Gigantactis elsmani

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 .

Himantolophus borealis

Nightmare dreamer

Linophryne parini

Linophryne escaramosa

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes thysanema

Oneirodes alius

Oneirodes sabex

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Linophryne bipennata

Pietschichthys horridus

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

Order Myctophiformes

Mirror lanterfish

Protomyctophum bolini

Electron subantarctic

Diaphus lobatus


Nannobrachium cuprarium

Longfin lanternfish

Spiny lantern fish

Diaphus trachops


Diaphus garmani

Doflein's false headlightfish

Metelectrona ventralis

Diaphus dehaveni

Lantern fish


Smallfin lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus fraseri

Longfin lampfish

Taaningichthys minimus

Diaphus basileusi


Bolin's lantern fish

Nannobrachium phyllisae


Neoscopelus microchir


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.

Triphoturus oculeum

Gilbert's large lantern fish


Hygophum bruuni

Diaphus nielseni

Mead's lanternfish


Spinytail lampfish

Protomyctophum gemmatum


Hintonia candens

Diaphus jenseni

Nannobrachium bristori


Protomyctophum andriashevi



Tarletonbeania taylori

Diaphus faustinoi

Spotted laternfish

Taaning's lantern fish

Myctophum indicum

Diaphus roei

Lampanyctus vadulus

Golden-nosed lantern fish

Diaphus antonbruuni


Lantern fish

Diaphus parri

Nannobrachium wisneri

Krefftichthys anderssoni


Lampanyctus iselinoides

Protomyctophum parallelum

Smallfin lanternfish

Thickhead lanternfish

Diaphus minax


Lampadena urophaos atlantica

Protomyctophum chilense

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.

Diaphus longleyi

Laura's lantern fish

Nannobrachium fernae

Diaphus handi

Cocco's lantern fish

Lantern fish

Diaphus umbroculus

Lampadena dea

Diaphus drachmanni

Pacific blackchin


Diaphus subtilis

Garnet lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Taaningichthys paurolychnus


Golden lanternfish


Horned lanternfish

Popeye lampfish


Diaphus ostenfeldi

Pinpoint lampfish

Slendertail lanternfish

Rakery beaconlamp

Evermann's lantern fish

Diaphus aliciae

Spinycheek lanternfish

Diaphus megalops

Nannobrachium idostigma


Protomyctophum luciferum

Electrona antarctica

Japanese lanternfish

Diaphus kuroshio

Nannobrachium crypticum

Lampadena pontifex

Arctic telescope

Diaphus thiollierei

Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus

Fragile lantern fish

Wisner's lantern fish

Diaphus dahlgreni

Myctophum lychnobium

Diaphus similis

Gymnoscopelus braueri


Metelectrona ahlstromi

Diaphus arabicus

Reinhardt's lantern fish

Transparent lantern fish

Lampanyctus simulator


Gonichthys barnesi

Large-scaled lantern fish

Brokenline lanternfish

Bigeye lanternfish

Highseas lampfish

Benoit's lanternfish

Parvilux boschmai


Black lantern fish

Diaphus lucidus

Nannobrachium gibbsi

Lampadena yaquinae


Chubby flashlightfish

Hudson's lanternfish


Diaphus whitleyi


Topside lampfish


Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Blue lanternfish

Diaphus ehrhorni

Myctophum orientale

Diaphus taaningi

Diaphus richardsoni

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.

Lampanyctus turneri

Short-headed lantern fish

Myctophum fissunovi

Andersen's lantern fish

Bolinichthys nikolayi


Diaphus pallidus

Broadfin lampfish

Gonichthys venetus

Slimtail lampfish

Symbolophorus rufinus

Skinnycheek lanternfish

Spothead lantern fish

Nannobrachium indicum

Pig-headed lantern fish

Lampanyctus hubbsi


Order Notacanthiformes

Polyacanthonotus africanus


Notacanthus indicus

Aldrovandia rostrata

Halosaurus attenuatus

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

Longnose tapirfish

Halosaurus parvipennis

Halosaurus carinicauda

Bonapart's spiny eel

Aldrovandia oleosa

Halosaurus sinensis

Order Ophidiiformes

Barathronus parfaiti

Barathronus bicolor

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Lamprogrammus niger

Alcockia rostrata

Apagesoma delosommatus

Barathronus multidens

Brotulotaenia nielseni

Two-spined slopebrotula

Gunther's cuskeel

Aphyonus bolini

Bony-eared assfish

Nielsen's catetyx

Barathronus unicolor

Barathronus bruuni

Pelagic brotula

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Apagesoma edentatum

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

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

Barathronus pacificus

Barathrites parri

Brotulotaenia nigra

Marshall slopebrotula

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Leucobrotula adipata

Barathronus diaphanus

Violet cuskeel

Order Osmeriformes

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

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.

Starry smooth-head

Blackhead salmon

Murray's smooth-head

Rouleina watasei

Bathytroctes squamosus

Rouleina guentheri

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Bruce's argentine

Nansenia megalopa

Brown slickhead

Multipore searsid

Conocara bertelseni

Deep-sea smelt

Threadfin slickhead

Mentodus mesalirus


Nansenia antarctica

Winged spookfish

Leaf searsid

Longsnout blacksmelt

Smallscale searsid

Mentodus bythios

California smoothtongue

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Schnakenbeck's searsid

Pectinantus parini

Searsioides multispinus

Barbantus elongatus

Vaillant's smooth-head

Bathylagus borealis

Bathylaco nielseni

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

Loosescale smooth-head

Bajacalifornia microstoma

Longfin smooth-head

Rouleina nuda

Norman's smooth-head

Smallscale smooth-head

Narcetes erimelas

Nansenia iberica

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

Robust blacksmelt

Antillean smooth-head

Rouleina eucla

Bathytroctes elegans

Mentodus facilis

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Leptoderma retropinna

Blackchin blacksmelt

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Shining tubeshoulder

Fanfin smooth-head

Koefoed's searsid

Palegold searsid

Pygmy argentine

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

Salmon smooth-head

Threadfin smooth-head

Rouleina livida

Koefoed's smooth-head

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

Nansenia sanrikuensis

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Normichthys yahganorum

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Dolichopteryx rostrata

Mentodus perforatus

Bluethroat argentine

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Mentodus crassus

Bathylagus tenuis

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Ghost smelt

Bighead searsid

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Leptoderma affinis


Narcetes lloydi

Elongate smooth-head

Bluntsnout slickhead

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

Eared blacksmelt

Bathytroctes inspector

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

Nansenia longicauda

Bajacalifornia arcylepis

Normichthys herringi

Hairfin smooth-head

Rouleina euryops

Mentodus longirostris

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.

Nansenia ahlstromi

Dolichopteryx minuscula

Maulisia isaacsi

Pacific black smelt

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Sagamichthys gracilis

Binghamichthys aphos

Searsioides calvala

Legless searsid

Palebelly searsid

Agassiz' smooth-head

Bathylagus andriashevi

Winteria telescopa

Toothless smooth-head

Werner's smooth-head

Bigeye smooth-head

Conocara kreffti

Madeiran smooth-head

Michael Sars smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Greenland argentine

Dolichopteryx trunovi

Softskin smooth-head

Bathytroctes breviceps

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Krefft's smooth-head

Abyssal smooth-head

Mentodus eubranchus

Snubnose blacksmelt

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Leptoderma lubricum

Bathylagus niger

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Asquamiceps hjorti

Maulisia acuticeps

Order Perciformes


Pseudoscopelus scutatus

Tonga escolar

Bigmouth veilfin

Malakichthys barbatus

Pseudoscopelus microps

Melanostigma inexpectatum

Longfin fathead

Pseudoscopelus aphos

Bathyclupea argentea

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.

Tasmanian ruffe

Seleniolycus pectoralis

Kali macrura

Black swallower

Pale eelpout

Howella zina

Lycenchelys imamurai

Barracuda cardinalfish

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Melanostigma vitiazi

Malakichthys similis

Dysalotus oligoscolus

Pseudoscopelus cephalus

Melanostigma bathium

Deepsea herring

Paracaristius heemstrai

Atrobucca geniae

Pachycara dolichaulus

African barrelfish

Stubraker sculpin

Plectranthias robertsi

Thinlip splitfin

Deepwater slipskin

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

Kali indica

Platyberyx opalescens

Silver splitfin


Pseudoscopelus stellatus

Howella parini

Malakichthys levis


Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons

Melanostigma orientale

Bathyclupea gracilis

Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens

Blue driftfish

Eumegistus brevorti

Seleniolycus robertsi

Lycodapus microchir

Kali normani

Plectranthias pallidus


Kali colubrina

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.

Pseudoscopelus sagamianus

Caristius groenlandicus


Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi

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.

Bathyclupea megaceps

Paracaristius maderensis

Bothrocara nyx

Trewavas croaker

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Bigtooth eelpout

Kali macrodon

Sherborn's cardinalfish

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

Pseudoscopelus parini

Midwater eelpout

Pseudoscopelus bothrorrhinos

Atlantic soft pout

Bathyclupea hoskynii

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.

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.

Brilliant pomfret

New Zealand ruffe

Stout slipskin

Kali parri

Plectranthias parini

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni


Lycodapus derjugini

Kali falx

Order Pleuronectiformes

Bathysolea lactea

Deepwater sole

Smallmouth moonflounder

Order Polymixiiformes

Japanese beardfish

Order Saccopharyngiformes

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

Saccopharynx hjorti

Monognathus herringi

Monognathus smithi

Monognathus jesse

Saccopharynx ramosus


Monognathus boehlkei

Monognathus rajui

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 isaacsi

Monognathus berteli

Gulper eel

Monognathus taningi

Saccopharynx thalassa

Monognathus nigeli

Saccopharynx harrisoni

Monognathus bruuni

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

Monognathus rosenblatti

Saccopharynx paucovertebratis

Monognathus jesperseni

Saccopharynx berteli

Monognathus bertini

Saccopharynx trilobatus

Monognathus ozawai

Order Scorpaeniformes

Midwater scorpionfish

Stein's dwarf snailfish

Squaloliparis dentatus

Gelatinous dwarf snailfish

Careproctus marginatus

Genioliparis ferox

Marvelous dwarf snailfish

Paraliparis carlbondi

Edentoliparis terraenovae

Notoliparis antonbruuni

Icelus mandibularis

Deepwater rockfish - S.

Smalleye dwarf snailfish

Genioliparis kafanovi

Sargasso dwarf snailfish

Paraliparis skeliphrus

Tadpole liparid

Short-headed sculpin

Blackmouth rockfish

Multipore dwarf snailfish

Acantholiparis caecus

Order Squaliformes

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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.

Lantern sharks - Reproduction is 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.

Cylindrical lantern shark - Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.

Order Stephanoberyciformes

Melamphaes indicus


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

Slender bigscale



Melamphaes polylepis


Scopelogadus unispinis


Melamphaes eulepis

Abyssoberyx levisquamosus

Poromitra gibbsi


Melamphaes spinifer

Melamphaes parini

Melamphaes laeviceps

Scopelogadus beanii

Poromitra unicornis



Melamphaes pumilus

Highsnout bigscale

Melamphaes hubbsi

Malacosarcus macrostoma


Longjaw bigscale


Little bigscale

Melamphaes leprus

Twospine bigscale

Melamphaes ebelingi

Scopeloberyx microlepis

Large-headed midnight fish


Melamphaes macrocephalus

Order Stomiiformes

Stomias danae

Eustomias braueri

Melanostomias globulifer

Cyclothone pygmaea

Eustomias mesostenus

Aristostomias grimaldii


Margrethia valentinae

Eustomias tomentosis

Ichthyococcus parini

Eustomias bibulboides


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.

Astronesthes kreffti

Pacific hatchet fish

Eustomias interruptus

Eustomias satterleei

Photonectes margarita

Astronesthes haplophos

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Eustomias aequatorialis

Bathophilus kingi

Eustomias elongatus

Eustomias pinnatus

Borostomias elucens

Photonectes albipennis

Maurolicus javanicus

Gonostoma longipinnis

Astronesthes exsul

Scaleless black dragonfish

Leptostomias longibarba

Eustomias cryptobulbus

Eustomias pacificus

Astronesthes splendida

Astronesthes atlanticus

Eustomias micropterygius


Scaleless dragonfish


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

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

Scaly dragonfish

Eustomias bulbornatus

Tentacle dragonfish

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Thorophos nexilis

Cyclothone parapallida

Eustomias medusa


Eustomias vitiazi

Pacific blackdragon

Scaly dragonfish

Sladen's hatchet fish

Astronesthes leucopogon


Highlight hatchetfish

Eustomias austratlanticus

Deep-water bristlemouth

Eustomias lanceolatus

Argyripnus pharos

Eustomias spherulifer

Bulldog lightfish

Photostomias goodyeari

Astronesthes indopacificus

Eustomias quadrifilis

Panama snaggletooth

Photonectes gracilis


Polyipnus meteori

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.

Bathophilus proximus

Eustomias ignotus

Eustomias digitatus

Eustomias patulus

Emperor seamount lightfish

Atlantic fangjaw

Bathophilus indicus

Heterophotus ophistoma

Astronesthes decoratus

Astronesthes trifibulatus

Chauliodus schmidti

Longfin dragonfish

Eustomias contiguus

Melanostomias stewarti

Threelight dragonfish

Eustomias monoclonus

Astronesthes quasiindicus

Astronesthes macropogon

Diplophos australis

Stomias gracilis

Odontostomias masticopogon

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Melanostomias melanopogon

Eustomias metamelas

Yarrella argenteola

Aristostomias lunifer

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.

Ichthyococcus polli

Ebeling's fangjaw


Eustomias bifilis

Cyclothone obscura

Scaleless dragonfish

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

Eustomias albibulbus

Benttooth bristlemouth

Eustomias ioani

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Eustomias schiffi

Photonectes parvimanus

Astronesthes illuminatus

Maurolicus stehmanni

Maurolicus kornilovorum

Torpedo dragonfish

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias gibbsi

Opostomias micripnus

Eustomias posti

Borostomias mononema

Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes formosana

Maurolicus australis


Leptostomias multifilis

Eustomias curtatus

Triplophos hemingi

Eustomias parini

Astronesthes bilobatus

Astronesthes tanibe

Eustomias minimus


Chauliodus minimus

Alcock's boafish

Slender snaggletooth

Eustomias cancriensis

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Shortbarbel dragonfish

Eustomias bituberoides

Scaleless dragonfish

Thysanactis dentex

Slender bristlemouth

Eustomias melanostigmoides

Bigeye lightfish

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.

Manducus maderensis

Sonoda paucilampa

Pacific astronesthid fish

Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana

Eustomias bertelseni


Eustomias longiramis

Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.

Eustomias tetranema



Astronesthes karsteni

Lovely hatchetfish

Pachystomias microdon

Eustomias radicifilis

Photonectes leucospilus

Astronesthes gudrunae

Polyipnus soelae

Maurolicus parvipinnis

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias inconstans

Bathophilus irregularis

Eustomias dispar

Eustomias paxtoni

Bonapartia pedaliota

Photonectes achirus

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

Maurolicus inventionis

Elongated bristlemouth fish

Astronesthes dupliglandis


Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Bathophilus brevis

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias crossotus

Valdivia black dragon fish

Eustomias multifilis

Astronesthes similus

Aristostomias polydactylus

Astronesthes martensii

Diplophos pacificus

Chauliodus dentatus

Stomias lampropeltis

Odontostomias micropogon

Eustomias bulbiramis

Melanostomias melanopogon

Eustomias micraster

Yellow bristlemouth

Eustomias magnificus

Eustomias uniramis

Slender fangjaw

Black-belly dragonfish

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Thorophos euryops

Half-naked hatchetfish

Astronesthes lampara

Eustomias australensis


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


Argyripnus iridescens

Eustomias schmidti

Slim lightfish

Photostomias atrox

Astronesthes indicus

Maurolicus walvisensis

Sternoptyx obscura

Polyipnus inermis

Maurolicus mucronatus

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Arrow dragonfish

Bathophilus pawneei

Eustomias hulleyi

Pitgum lanternfish

Araiophos eastropas

Eustomias problematicus

Borostomias pacificus

Photonectes caerulescens

Astronesthes galapagensis

Eustomias parri

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.

Maurolicus breviculus

Scaleless dragonfish

Highfin dragonfish

Leptostomias robustus

Eustomias curtifilis

Astronesthes chrysophekadion

Astronesthes tatyanae

Eustomias cirritus

Melanostomias pollicifer

Eustomias monoclonoides


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

Chauliodus pammelas

Bathophilus altipinnis

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

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

Allocyttus guineensis

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.

False boarfish

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