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

Serrivomer garmani

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

Avocettina bowersii

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.

Nemichthys larseni

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

Benthenchelys pacificus

Black sawtooth eel

Chlopsis longidens

Crossthroat sawpalate

Avocettina paucipora

Leptocephalus congroides

Duckbill oceanic eel

Labichthys carinatus

Serrivomer schmidti

Serrivomer danae

Avocettina acuticeps

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

Black saw-toothed eel

Benthenchelys indicus

Bean's sawtooth eel

Dogface witch-eel

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

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

Labichthys yanoi

Acromycter longipectoralis

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

Naked barracuda


Longfin pearleye

Chubby pearleye


Scopelarchoides kreffti

Macroparalepis longilateralis

Sharpchin barracudina

Evermannella ahlstromi

Ahliesaurus brevis


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

Scopelosaurus adleri

Coccorella atrata

Lestidiops indopacifica

Zugmayer's pearleye

Lestidium prolixum

Stemonosudis siliquiventer

Slender barracudina

Bigfin pearleye


Stemonosudis gracilis

Scopelarchoides climax

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

Scopelosaurus mauli

Uncisudis longirostra




Magnisudis indica

Fierce pike smelt

Atlantic barracudina

Benthalbella macropinna

Strange pike smelt

Scopelarchoides nicholsi


Stemonosudis molesta

Evermannella megalops

Stemonosudis bullisi


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

White barracudina

Scopelosaurus craddocki

Japanese barracudina

Antarctic jonasfish

Paralepis speciosa

Lestidiops similis

Scopelarchus stephensi

Scopelarchoides danae

Macroparalepis danae

Stemonosudis intermedia

Ahliesaurus berryi

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Undistinguished sabretooth

Atlantic sabretooth

Lestidiops extrema

Benthalbella elongata


Lestidium bigelowi

Southern barracudina

Lestidiops pacificus

Scopelarchoides signifer

Macroparalepis nigra

Stemonosudis rothschildi

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Stemonosudis elegans

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

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

Scopelosaurus gibbsi

Uncisudis advena

Order Beryciformes

Slimy head

Hoplostethus melanopterus

Parinoberyx horridus

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Hoplostethus druzhinini

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.

Parin's spiny fin

Hoplostethus shubnikovi

Hoplostethus mikhailini


Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Hoplostethus confinis

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius

Hoplostethus rifti

Slimy head

Parmops echinatus

Paratrachichthys argyrophanus

Hoplostethus fedorovi

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.

Longwing spinyfin

Atlantic roughy

Hoplostethus marisrubri

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

Hoplostethus crassispinus

Hoplostethus rubellopterus

Hoplostethus metallicus

Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus fragilis

Hoplostethus abramovi

Aulotrachichthys latus

Diretmoides veriginae

Order Carcharhiniformes

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.

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

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

Apristurus internatus - Reproduction is oviparous.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Order Cetomimiformes

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

Ataxolepis henactis

Cetomimus picklei

Ditropichthys storeri

Cetichthys indagator

Gyrinomimus myersi

Pink flabby whalefish

Vitiaziella cubiceps


Gyrinomimus bruuni

Festive ribbonfish

Cetomimus teevani

Cetichthys parini

Gyrinomimus simplex

Parataeniophorus brevis

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

Procetichthys kreffti

Ataxolepis apus

Cetomimus kerdops

Order Chimaeriformes


Hydrolagus lusitanicus

Order Gadiformes

Myers' grenadier

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Grenadier fish

Whitson's grenadier

Coryphaenoides grahami

Gadella edelmanni

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Parin's grenadier

Physiculus parini

Large-eye grenadier

Globehead grenadier

Striped codlet

Hymenocephalus striatulus

Kumba punctulata

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

Kumba gymnorhynchus

Smallhead moray cod

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

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

Mediterranean grenadier

Echinomacrurus mollis

Threadfin grenadier

Carmine grenadier

Trachonurus sentipellis

Physiculus sazonovi

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.

Blunt-nosed grenadier

Physiculus longifilis

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Naked snout rattail

Laemonema melanurum

Squalogadus modificatus

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Dogtooth grenadier

Berry's grenadier

Kumba maculisquama

Coelorinchus trunovi

Sphagemacrurus richardi

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

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.

Coryphaenoides macrolophus

Doublethread grenadier

Bluntsnout grenadier

Physiculus peregrinus

Coryphaenoides camurus

Patagonian codling


Hymenocephalus antraeus

Roundhead grenadier

Kumba hebetata

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Pugnose grenadier

Dusky rattail

Coryphaenoides microps

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Gadomus multifilis

Fragile grenadier

Macrouroides inflaticeps


Gadella brocca

Bristly grenadier

Physiculus therosideros

Bluntnose grenadier

Physiculus nigriscens

Narrowsnout grenadier

Finescale mora

Bighead mora

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

Kumba musorstom

Coelorinchus vityazae

Slendertail grenadier

Kumba calvifrons

Muraenolepis andriashevi

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Gadomus capensis

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

Physiculus roseus

Guttigadus nudicephalus

Bighead grenadier

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

Order Lampriformes

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.

Crested oarfish

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.

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

Order Lophiiformes

Gigantactis longicirra

Oneirodes micronema

Himantolophus mauli

Oneirodes kreffti

Himantolophus crinitus

Dolopichthys karsteni

Gigantactis gracilicauda

Pietschichthys horridus

Linophryne racemifera

Gigantactis balushkini

Linophryne maderensis

Oneirodes dicromischus

Himantolophus azurlucens

Bufoceratias shaoi

Linophryne digitopogon

Oneirodes bradburyae

Haplophryne triregium

Spiny dreamer

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

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

Oneirodes rosenblatti

Linophryne bicornis

Gigantactis watermani

Stargazing seadevil

Smooth anglerfish

Himantolophus nigricornis

Diceratias trilobus

Linophryne algibarbata

Gigantactis microdontis

Acentrophryne dolichonema

Gigantactis kreffti

Oneirodes macrosteus

Himantolophus macroceras

Rhynchactis microthrix

Dolopichthys dinema

Gigantactis gibbsi

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Caulophryne pietschi

Linophryne polypogon

Oneirodes haplonema

Himantolophus compressus

Smooth dreamer

Oneirodes clarkei

Himantolophus albinares

Linophryne lucifer

Linophryne coronata

Oneirodes appendixus

Oneirodes schmidti

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

Linophryne arcturi

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Gigantactis savagei

Oneirodes posti

Pacific footballfish

Oneirodes mirus

Himantolophus melanolophus

Robia legula

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Gigantactis macronema

Whalehead dreamer

Linophryne sexfilis

Oneirodes luetkeni

Himantolophus danae

Rhynchactis leptonema

Dolopichthys pullatus

Gigantactis herwigi

Gigantactis elsmani

Linophryne parini

Nightmare dreamer

Himantolophus borealis

Oneirodes thysanema

Bufoceratias thele

Phyllorhinichthys balushkini - P.

Linophryne escaramosa

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes alius

Short-rod anglerfish

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

Oneirodes sabex

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

Linophryne bipennata

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Acentrophryne longidens

Linophryne andersoni

Melanocetus eustalus

Gigantactis microphthalmus

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Torpedo batfish

Oneirodes pietschi

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Pentherichthys venustus

Gigantactis longicauda

Chirophryne xenolophus

Oneirodes melanocauda

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Oneirodes heteronema

Himantolophus cornifer

Dolopichthys jubatus

Gigantactis golovani

Caulophryne polynema

Linophryne quinqueramosa

Linophryne macrodon

Chaenophryne ramifera

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.

Plainchin dreamarm

Linophryne densiramus

Oneirodes basili

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

Oneirodes theodoritissieri

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

Linophryne argyresca

Melanocetus rossi

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Oneirodes pterurus

Lophodolos indicus

Oneirodes myrionemus

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Two-rod anglerfish

Gigantactis meadi

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 macronema

Atlantic footballfish

Rhynchactis macrothrix

Gigantactis gargantua

Triplewart seadevil

Caulophryne pelagica

Linophryne pennibarbata

Oneirodes flagellifer

Himantolophus brevirostris

Puck pinnata

Oneirodes whitleyi

Bufoceratias wedli

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Linophryne indica

Smooth dreamer

Bulbous dreamer

Linophryne brevibarbata

Oneirodes anisacanthus

Oneirodes schistonema

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

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

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

Gigantactis paxtoni

Oneirodes plagionema

Himantolophus pseudalbinares

Order Myctophiformes

Broadfin lampfish

Bolinichthys nikolayi

Symbolophorus rufinus


Cocco's lantern fish

Diaphus handi

Slimtail lampfish

Diaphus umbroculus


Lampanyctus hubbsi

Diaphus subtilis

Garnet lanternfish

Nannobrachium indicum

Skinnycheek lanternfish

Pig-headed lantern fish

Pacific blackchin

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Diaphus drachmanni

Electron subantarctic


Protomyctophum bolini

Mirror lanterfish


Nannobrachium cuprarium

Slendertail lanternfish

Diaphus aliciae


Diaphus ostenfeldi

Spiny lantern fish

Lantern fish

Metelectrona ventralis

Diaphus megalops

Japanese lanternfish

Diaphus kuroshio

Longfin lampfish

Electrona antarctica

Taaningichthys minimus



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


Diaphus thiollierei

Nannobrachium phyllisae



Gymnoscopelus braueri

Diaphus dahlgreni

Protomyctophum gemmatum

Spinytail lampfish

Diaphus similis

Protomyctophum andriashevi


Transparent lantern fish

Nannobrachium bristori

Diaphus arabicus

Tarletonbeania taylori

Large-scaled lantern fish

Gonichthys barnesi


Spotted laternfish

Diaphus lucidus

Myctophum indicum

Lampanyctus vadulus


Diaphus whitleyi

Nannobrachium wisneri


Lantern fish

Topside lampfish

Krefftichthys anderssoni

Hudson's lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Diaphus ehrhorni

Protomyctophum parallelum

Lampanyctus iselinoides

Diaphus taaningi


Smallfin lanternfish

Thickhead lanternfish

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

Protomyctophum chilense

Lampadena urophaos atlantica

Diaphus richardsoni

Nannobrachium fernae

Lantern fish

Gonichthys venetus

Andersen's lantern fish

Lampadena dea

Diaphus pallidus

Spothead lantern fish


Taaningichthys paurolychnus

Horned lanternfish


Diaphus lobatus

Golden lanternfish

Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Longfin lanternfish

Popeye lampfish

Evermann's lantern fish


Doflein's false headlightfish

Diaphus garmani

Rakery beaconlamp

Diaphus trachops

Pinpoint lampfish

Protomyctophum luciferum



Smallfin lanternfish

Nannobrachium idostigma

Spinycheek lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus fraseri

Diaphus dehaveni

Diaphus basileusi

Arctic telescope

Lampadena pontifex

Bolin's lantern fish

Nannobrachium crypticum

Neoscopelus microchir


Gilbert's large lantern fish

Diaphus nielseni

Wisner's lantern fish

Metelectrona ahlstromi

Mead's lanternfish

Myctophum lychnobium

Hintonia candens



Diaphus jenseni

Lampanyctus simulator


Reinhardt's lantern fish

Parvilux boschmai

Benoit's lanternfish

Highseas lampfish


Diaphus faustinoi

Bigeye lanternfish

Brokenline lanternfish

Taaning's lantern fish

Black lantern fish

Chubby flashlightfish

Golden-nosed lantern fish


Lampadena yaquinae

Diaphus roei

Nannobrachium gibbsi



Diaphus antonbruuni


Diaphus parri

Blue lanternfish

Diaphus minax

Myctophum orientale

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.

Laura's lantern fish

Diaphus longleyi

Myctophum fissunovi

Lampanyctus turneri

Order Notacanthiformes

Halosaurus parvipennis

Polyacanthonotus africanus

Aldrovandia oleosa

Halosaurus carinicauda

Bonapart's spiny eel

Halosaurus sinensis

Longnose tapirfish

Aldrovandia rostrata


Notacanthus indicus

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

Halosaurus attenuatus

Order Ophidiiformes

Barathronus bruuni

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

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Apagesoma delosommatus

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Lamprogrammus niger

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

Barathronus pacificus

Barathrites parri

Aphyonus bolini

Brotulotaenia nielseni

Leucobrotula adipata

Two-spined slopebrotula

Barathronus diaphanus

Apagesoma edentatum

Nielsen's catetyx

Pelagic brotula

Alcockia rostrata

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Barathronus parfaiti

Barathronus bicolor

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Brotulotaenia nigra

Marshall slopebrotula

Barathronus multidens

Bony-eared assfish

Gunther's cuskeel

Violet cuskeel

Barathronus unicolor

Order Osmeriformes

Abyssal smooth-head

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

Mentodus eubranchus

Leptoderma lubricum

Koefoed's smooth-head

Rouleina livida

Nansenia sanrikuensis

Normichthys yahganorum

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Bluethroat argentine

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

Dolichopteryx rostrata

Starry smooth-head

Murray's smooth-head

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Bathylagus tenuis

Conocara bertelseni

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Bighead searsid

Ghost smelt

Threadfin slickhead

Deep-sea smelt

Mentodus mesalirus


Nansenia antarctica

Bluntsnout slickhead

Narcetes lloydi

Pectinantus parini

Leaf searsid

Eared blacksmelt

Mentodus bythios

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

Fanfin smooth-head

Vaillant's smooth-head

Bathytroctes inspector

Rouleina euryops

Nansenia longicauda

Normichthys herringi

Bajacalifornia arcylepis

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

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

Dolichopteryx minuscula

Fangtooth smooth-head

Sagamichthys gracilis

Searsioides calvala

Norman's smooth-head

Longfin smooth-head

Maulisia isaacsi

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Pacific black smelt

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

Antillean smooth-head

Palebelly searsid

Robust blacksmelt

Bathylagus andriashevi

Toothless smooth-head

Mentodus facilis

Bigeye smooth-head

Leptoderma retropinna

Michael Sars smooth-head

Madeiran smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Softskin smooth-head

Greenland argentine

Dolichopteryx trunovi

Bathytroctes breviceps

Salmon smooth-head

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Snubnose blacksmelt

Krefft's smooth-head

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Maulisia acuticeps

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Bathylagus niger

Threadfin smooth-head

Mentodus perforatus

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

Rouleina watasei

Blackhead salmon

Mentodus crassus

Bathytroctes squamosus

Leptoderma affinis

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Rouleina guentheri

Nansenia megalopa

Multipore searsid

Brown slickhead


Winged spookfish

Schnakenbeck's searsid

Searsioides multispinus

Elongate smooth-head

Smallscale searsid

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Longsnout blacksmelt

California smoothtongue

Hairfin smooth-head

Barbantus elongatus

Bathylagus borealis

Mentodus longirostris

Bathylaco nielseni

Nansenia ahlstromi

Loosescale smooth-head

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

Binghamichthys aphos

Rouleina nuda

Narcetes erimelas

Legless searsid

Bajacalifornia microstoma

Smallscale smooth-head

Asquamiceps hjorti

Rouleina eucla

Nansenia iberica

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

Agassiz' smooth-head

Bathytroctes elegans

Werner's smooth-head

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Winteria telescopa

Shining tubeshoulder

Pygmy argentine

Koefoed's searsid

Conocara kreffti

Palegold searsid

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Blackchin blacksmelt

Bruce's argentine

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Order Perciformes


Plectranthias parini

Kali parri

Malakichthys levis

Bathyclupea gracilis

Kali falx

Bigmouth veilfin

Tonga escolar


Seleniolycus robertsi

Pseudoscopelus scutatus

Melanostigma inexpectatum

Trewavas croaker

Lycodapus microchir

Pseudoscopelus microps

Pseudoscopelus aphos


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

Bathyclupea megaceps

Paracaristius maderensis

Howella zina

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Melanostigma vitiazi

Melanostigma bathium

Bigtooth eelpout

Pseudoscopelus cephalus

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni

Malakichthys mochizuki

Thinlip splitfin

Plectranthias robertsi

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

Platyberyx opalescens

Kali indica

Bathyclupea hoskynii

Cocoa snapper

Howella parini


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

Pseudoscopelus stellatus

Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons

New Zealand ruffe

Melanostigma orientale

Stout slipskin


Lycodapus derjugini

Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens

Eumegistus brevorti

Blue driftfish

Plectranthias pallidus

Kali normani

Malakichthys barbatus

Bathyclupea argentea

Longfin fathead

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

Kali colubrina

Caristius groenlandicus

Seleniolycus pectoralis

Pseudoscopelus sagamianus

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.

Atrobucca geniae

Pale eelpout

Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi

Bothrocara nyx

Lycenchelys imamurai

Barracuda cardinalfish

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Malakichthys similis

Kali macrodon

Deepsea herring

Paracaristius heemstrai

Dysalotus oligoscolus


Sherborn's cardinalfish

Pachycara dolichaulus

Pseudoscopelus parini

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.

Stubraker sculpin

Silver splitfin

Atlantic soft pout

Deepwater slipskin

Pseudoscopelus bothrorrhinos

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.

Order Pleuronectiformes

Smallmouth moonflounder

Deepwater sole

Bathysolea lactea

Order Polymixiiformes

Japanese beardfish

Order Saccopharyngiformes

Gulper eel

Monognathus ozawai

Monognathus herringi

Saccopharynx thalassa

Saccopharynx harrisoni

Monognathus smithi

Monognathus jesse

Monognathus boehlkei

Saccopharynx paucovertebratis

Saccopharynx berteli

Monognathus rajui

Monognathus isaacsi

Monognathus berteli

Saccopharynx trilobatus

Saccopharynx hjorti

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

Monognathus taningi

Monognathus nigeli

Monognathus bruuni

Saccopharynx ramosus

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


Monognathus rosenblatti

Monognathus jesperseni

Monognathus bertini

Saccopharynx lavenbergi

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

Order Scorpaeniformes

Paraliparis carlbondi

Edentoliparis terraenovae

Notoliparis antonbruuni

Multipore dwarf snailfish

Deepwater rockfish - S.

Stein's dwarf snailfish

Gelatinous dwarf snailfish

Careproctus marginatus

Marvelous dwarf snailfish

Paraliparis skeliphrus

Genioliparis ferox

Tadpole liparid

Acantholiparis caecus

Short-headed sculpin

Blackmouth rockfish

Icelus mandibularis

Smalleye dwarf snailfish

Midwater scorpionfish

Squaloliparis dentatus

Sargasso dwarf snailfish

Genioliparis kafanovi

Order Squaliformes

Lantern sharks - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Cylindrical lantern shark - Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.

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

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

Etmopterus dislineatus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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

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

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

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

Etmopterus caudistigmus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Etmopterus dianthus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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

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

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

Order Stephanoberyciformes



Scopelogadus beanii

Melamphaes macrocephalus

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.

Melamphaes hubbsi



Melamphaes polylepis

Longjaw bigscale

Malacosarcus macrostoma


Poromitra gibbsi

Melamphaes ebelingi

Melamphaes spinifer

Twospine bigscale

Scopeloberyx microlepis

Melamphaes parini

Melamphaes laeviceps

Poromitra unicornis


Melamphaes pumilus


Slender bigscale

Abyssoberyx levisquamosus

Highsnout bigscale


Scopelogadus unispinis


Melamphaes eulepis


Little bigscale


Melamphaes leprus

Large-headed midnight fish

Order Stomiiformes


Leptostomias robustus

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


Eustomias curtifilis

Scaleless dragonfish

Ebeling's fangjaw

Eustomias parri

Astronesthes exsul

Chauliodus pammelas

Eustomias monoclonoides

Maurolicus stehmanni

Benttooth bristlemouth

Pacific astronesthid fish

Melanostomias pollicifer

Eustomias cirritus

Astronesthes atlanticus


Stomias danae

Astronesthes karsteni

Melanostomias globulifer

Torpedo dragonfish

Eustomias braueri

Eustomias mesostenus

Scaleless dragonfish

Opostomias micripnus

Maurolicus kornilovorum

Ichthyococcus parini

Eustomias bibulboides

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

Sladen's hatchet fish

Argyripnus pharos

Astronesthes indopacificus

Eustomias satterleei

Photonectes margarita

Eustomias aequatorialis


Eustomias interruptus

Eustomias elongatus

Sonoda paucilampa

Manducus maderensis

Eustomias pinnatus

Shortbarbel dragonfish

Borostomias elucens

Photonectes albipennis

Slender bristlemouth

Astronesthes similus



Astronesthes martensii

Eustomias cryptobulbus

Eustomias pacificus

Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana

Leptostomias longibarba

Astronesthes decoratus

Pachystomias microdon

Maurolicus parvipinnis

Scaleless dragonfish

Scaly dragonfish

Astronesthes lampara

Tentacle dragonfish

Eustomias bulbornatus

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

Eustomias micropterygius

Scaleless dragonfish


Eustomias medusa

Bathophilus irregularis

Maurolicus inventionis

Eustomias vitiazi

Thorophos nexilis

Elongated bristlemouth fish

Pacific blackdragon

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Aristostomias lunifer

Photostomias goodyeari

Bulldog lightfish

Eustomias austratlanticus

Eustomias lanceolatus

Bathophilus brevis

Eustomias spherulifer

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 illuminatus

Panama snaggletooth

Photonectes gracilis

Astronesthes tatyanae

Odontostomias micropogon

Polyipnus meteori

Eustomias ignotus

Diplophos pacificus

Eustomias quadrifilis

Slender fangjaw

Eustomias patulus

Black-belly dragonfish

Yellow bristlemouth


Eustomias digitatus

Astronesthes formosana

Threelight dragonfish

Melanostomias stewarti

Eustomias contiguus

Chauliodus schmidti

Eustomias monoclonus

Sternoptyx obscura

Maurolicus walvisensis



Astronesthes bilobatus

Stomias gracilis

Astronesthes kreffti

Melanostomias melanopogon

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Yarrella argenteola

Eustomias metamelas

Bathophilus pawneei

Pitgum lanternfish

Maurolicus mucronatus

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.

Ichthyococcus polli

Eustomias bifilis

Scaleless dragonfish

Highfin dragonfish

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Eustomias ioani

Bathophilus altipinnis

Eustomias schiffi

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

Photonectes parvimanus

Eustomias albibulbus

Lovely hatchetfish

Astronesthes gudrunae

Borostomias mononema

Scaleless dragonfish

Cyclothone pygmaea

Astronesthes splendida

Eustomias gibbsi

Margrethia valentinae

Eustomias posti



Triplophos hemingi

Eustomias curtatus

Eustomias parini

Leptostomias multifilis

Astronesthes dupliglandis

Chauliodus minimus

Eustomias minimus

Slender snaggletooth

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Alcock's boafish

Astronesthes leucopogon

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Eustomias cancriensis

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.

Eustomias bituberoides

Bigeye lightfish

Eustomias melanostigmoides

Bathophilus kingi

Maurolicus javanicus

Aristostomias polydactylus



Eustomias bertelseni

Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.

Eustomias longiramis

Scaleless black dragonfish

Eustomias tetranema

Half-naked hatchetfish

Argyripnus iridescens

Astronesthes indicus

Photonectes leucospilus

Astronesthes trifibulatus

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

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

Eustomias dispar

Eustomias paxtoni

Scaly dragonfish

Bonapartia pedaliota

Photonectes achirus

Cyclothone parapallida

Astronesthes quasiindicus

Araiophos eastropas

Astronesthes galapagensis

Deep-water bristlemouth

Astronesthes macropogon

Valdivia black dragon fish

Eustomias crossotus

Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Eustomias multifilis

Highlight hatchetfish


Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes chrysophekadion

Stomias lampropeltis

Astronesthes lamellosus

Melanostomias melanopogon

Eustomias bulbiramis

Chauliodus dentatus

Eustomias micraster

Bathophilus proximus

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

Thorophos euryops

Atlantic fangjaw

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Heterophotus ophistoma

Eustomias magnificus

Bathophilus indicus

Aristostomias grimaldii

Photostomias atrox

Slim lightfish

Eustomias australensis


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

Longfin dragonfish

Eustomias schmidti

Pacific hatchet fish

Astronesthes haplophos

Borostomias pacificus

Arrow dragonfish

Photonectes caerulescens

Astronesthes tanibe

Odontostomias masticopogon

Polyipnus inermis

Eustomias hulleyi

Diplophos australis

Eustomias problematicus

Order Tetraodontiformes

Triacanthodes intermedius

Atrophacanthus japonicus

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

Order Zeiformes

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

Stethopristes eos

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


Rosy dory

Neocyttus acanthorhynchus