Bathypelagic fish - Fish living in the bathypelagic environment

The bathyal zone or bathypelagic – from Greek βαθύς , deep – is the pelagic zone that extends from a depth of 1000 to 4000 meters below the ocean surface. It lies between the mesopelagic above, and the abyssopelagic below.

Order Anguilliformes

Duckbill oceanic eel

Labichthys carinatus

Leptocephalus bellottii

Serrivomer schmidti

Serrivomer danae

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

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

Avocettina paucipora

Black saw-toothed eel

Benthenchelys indicus

Bean's sawtooth eel

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

Labichthys yanoi

Avocettina acuticeps

Leptocephalus congroides

Acromycter longipectoralis

Serrivomer garmani

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

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

Dogface witch-eel

Chlopsis longidens

Avocettina bowersii

Crossthroat sawpalate

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

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

Stemonosudis bullisi

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


Sharpchin barracudina

Evermannella ahlstromi

Scopelosaurus craddocki

Japanese barracudina

Antarctic jonasfish

Lestidiops similis

Scopelarchus stephensi

Scopelarchoides danae

Macroparalepis danae

Stemonosudis intermedia

Lestidiops indopacifica

Zugmayer's pearleye

Stemonosudis siliquiventer

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Undistinguished sabretooth

Ahliesaurus berryi

Atlantic sabretooth


Lestidium bigelowi

Southern barracudina

Lestidiops pacificus

Scopelarchoides signifer

Macroparalepis nigra

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

Stemonosudis elegans



Stemonosudis molesta

Evermannella megalops

Uncisudis advena

Scopelosaurus gibbsi

Naked barracuda


Chubby pearleye


Longfin pearleye

Scopelarchoides kreffti

Macroparalepis longilateralis

Paralepis speciosa


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

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

Scopelosaurus adleri

Ahliesaurus brevis

Coccorella atrata

White barracudina

Lestidium prolixum

Slender barracudina

Bigfin pearleye

Scopelarchoides climax


Stemonosudis gracilis

Lestidiops extrema

Benthalbella elongata

Stemonosudis rothschildi

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Uncisudis longirostra

Scopelosaurus mauli


Fierce pike smelt

Atlantic barracudina

Magnisudis indica

Strange pike smelt

Benthalbella macropinna

Scopelarchoides nicholsi


Order Beryciformes

Slimy head

Longwing spinyfin

Hoplostethus melanopterus

Hoplostethus druzhinini

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius

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 shubnikovi

Hoplostethus mikhailini

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.


Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus abramovi

Hoplostethus rifti

Diretmoides veriginae

Slimy head

Hoplostethus fedorovi

Parinoberyx horridus

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Atlantic roughy

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.

Parin's spiny fin

Hoplostethus marisrubri

Aulotrachichthys latus

Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Hoplostethus confinis

Hoplostethus rubellopterus

Hoplostethus metallicus

Hoplostethus fragilis

Parmops echinatus

Paratrachichthys argyrophanus

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Apristurus internatus - Reproduction is oviparous.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Order Cetomimiformes

Vitiaziella cubiceps

Pink flabby whalefish


Savage's birdsnouted whalefish

Gyrinomimus bruuni

Ataxolepis henactis

Festive ribbonfish

Parataeniophorus gulosus

Megalomycter teevani

Cetomimus teevani

Cetichthys parini

Gyrinomimus simplex

Procetichthys kreffti

Cetomimus kerdops

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

Cetomimus gillii

Danacetichthys galathenus

Trunov southern cetomimid

Ataxolepis apus

Parataeniophorus brevis

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

Cetomimus picklei

Ditropichthys storeri

Cetichthys indagator

Gyrinomimus myersi

Order Chimaeriformes

Hydrolagus lusitanicus


Order Gadiformes

Patagonian codling

Myers' grenadier

Coryphaenoides grahami

Gadella edelmanni


Large-eye grenadier

Hymenocephalus antraeus

Roundhead grenadier

Kumba hebetata

Pugnose grenadier

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Macrouroides inflaticeps

Bristly grenadier

Physiculus therosideros

Physiculus nigriscens

Bluntnose grenadier

Narrowsnout grenadier

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

Mediterranean grenadier

Echinomacrurus mollis

Threadfin grenadier

Bighead mora

Slendertail grenadier

Coelorinchus vityazae

Carmine grenadier

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

Kumba musorstom

Kumba calvifrons

Muraenolepis andriashevi

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

Grenadier fish

Physiculus roseus

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

Guttigadus nudicephalus

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.

Nezumia cyrano

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

Coryphaenoides macrolophus

Doublethread grenadier

Coryphaenoides camurus

Hymenocephalus aterrimus

Bathypelagic rattail

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

Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps

Coelorinchus nazcaensis

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Whitson's grenadier

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Physiculus parini

Parin's grenadier

Coryphaenoides microps

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Gadomus multifilis

Globehead grenadier

Kumba punctulata


Gadella brocca

Hymenocephalus striatulus

Striped codlet

Kumba gymnorhynchus

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

Smallhead moray cod

Bathygadus spongiceps

Trachonurus sentipellis

Physiculus sazonovi

Physiculus longifilis

Blunt-nosed grenadier

Finescale mora

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

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Gadomus capensis

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Laemonema melanurum

Naked snout rattail

Squalogadus modificatus

Bighead grenadier

Dogtooth grenadier

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Berry's grenadier

Kumba maculisquama

Sphagemacrurus richardi

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

Coelorinchus trunovi

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

Dusky rattail

Physiculus peregrinus

Bluntsnout grenadier

Fragile grenadier

Order Lampriformes

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.

Regalecus russelii

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.

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

Order Lophiiformes

Oneirodes thysanema

Phyllorhinichthys balushkini - P.

Linophryne escaramosa

Bufoceratias thele

Bulbous dreamer

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.

Dolopichthys karsteni

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Linophryne bipennata

Melanocetus eustalus

Linophryne andersoni

Gigantactis microphthalmus

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Torpedo batfish

Oneirodes pietschi

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Pentherichthys venustus

Gigantactis longicauda

Acentrophryne longidens

Oneirodes melanocauda

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Chirophryne xenolophus

Oneirodes heteronema

Himantolophus cornifer

Gigantactis golovani

Linophryne quinqueramosa

Caulophryne polynema

Linophryne macrodon

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

Plainchin dreamarm

Rhynchactis microthrix

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.

Oneirodes pterurus

Dolopichthys dinema

Melanocetus rossi

Linophryne argyresca

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Lophodolos indicus

Two-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes myrionemus

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Gigantactis meadi

Gigantactis ios

Linophryne trewavasae

Horned lantern fish - The horned lantern fish occurs in the Pacific Ocean from Baja California south to the Marquesas Islands and the Gulf of California.

Oneirodes macronema

Atlantic footballfish

Triplewart seadevil

Gigantactis gargantua

Linophryne pennibarbata

Caulophryne pelagica

Oneirodes flagellifer

Himantolophus brevirostris

Bulbous dreamer

Smooth dreamer

Oneirodes whitleyi

Robia legula

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Linophryne indica

Bufoceratias wedli

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.

Rhynchactis leptonema

Dolopichthys pullatus

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 .

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 .

Gigantactis paxtoni

Oneirodes plagionema

Himantolophus pseudalbinares

Oneirodes micronema

Himantolophus mauli

Gigantactis longicirra

Pietschichthys horridus

Linophryne racemifera

Oneirodes kreffti

Himantolophus crinitus

Gigantactis gracilicauda

Gigantactis balushkini

Linophryne maderensis

Oneirodes dicromischus

Himantolophus azurlucens

Linophryne digitopogon

Bufoceratias shaoi

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

Dolopichthys jubatus

Linophryne bicornis

Gigantactis watermani

Linophryne algibarbata

Gigantactis microdontis

Stargazing seadevil

Diceratias trilobus

Smooth anglerfish

Himantolophus nigricornis

Gigantactis kreffti

Acentrophryne dolichonema

Oneirodes macrosteus

Himantolophus macroceras

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Gigantactis gibbsi

Linophryne polypogon

Caulophryne pietschi

Oneirodes haplonema

Himantolophus compressus

Linophryne lucifer

Oneirodes clarkei

Himantolophus albinares

Smooth dreamer

Rhynchactis macrothrix

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.

Puck pinnata

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Linophryne arcturi

Gigantactis savagei

Oneirodes posti

Pacific footballfish

Oneirodes mirus

Himantolophus melanolophus

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Gigantactis macronema

Whalehead dreamer

Gigantactis herwigi

Linophryne sexfilis

Oneirodes luetkeni

Himantolophus danae

Gigantactis elsmani

Linophryne parini

Nightmare dreamer

Himantolophus borealis

Order Myctophiformes

Lantern fish

Broadfin lampfish

Andersen's lantern fish

Gonichthys venetus

Diaphus pallidus

Lampadena dea

Spothead lantern fish


Garnet lanternfish

Nannobrachium indicum

Nannobrachium cuprarium

Taaningichthys paurolychnus

Diaphus lobatus


Horned lanternfish

Longfin lanternfish

Golden lanternfish

Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Evermann's lantern fish


Popeye lampfish

Diaphus garmani

Doflein's false headlightfish

Diaphus trachops

Rakery beaconlamp


Protomyctophum luciferum


Spinycheek lanternfish

Diaphus dehaveni

Gymnoscopelus fraseri

Diaphus basileusi

Bolin's lantern fish

Arctic telescope

Lampadena pontifex

Nannobrachium crypticum

Electrona antarctica

Nannobrachium phyllisae

Gilbert's large lantern fish

Neoscopelus microchir


Diaphus nielseni

Wisner's lantern fish

Myctophum lychnobium


Hintonia candens


Mead's lanternfish

Metelectrona ahlstromi

Diaphus jenseni


Lampanyctus simulator


Reinhardt's lantern fish

Parvilux boschmai

Benoit's lanternfish

Diaphus faustinoi

Highseas lampfish


Taaning's lantern fish

Bigeye lanternfish

Brokenline lanternfish

Chubby flashlightfish

Golden-nosed lantern fish

Diaphus roei


Lampadena yaquinae

Diaphus parri




Nannobrachium wisneri

Diaphus antonbruuni

Blue lanternfish

Diaphus minax

Myctophum orientale


Nannobrachium fernae

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

Diaphus umbroculus

Slimtail lampfish

Symbolophorus rufinus


Bolinichthys nikolayi

Diaphus handi

Cocco's lantern fish

Diaphus drachmanni

Pacific blackchin

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Pig-headed lantern fish

Diaphus subtilis


Lampanyctus hubbsi

Skinnycheek lanternfish

Electron subantarctic



Protomyctophum bolini

Mirror lanterfish

Pinpoint lampfish

Diaphus aliciae

Slendertail lanternfish

Diaphus ostenfeldi


Spiny lantern fish

Diaphus megalops

Metelectrona ventralis

Lantern fish

Smallfin lanternfish

Nannobrachium idostigma

Taaningichthys minimus


Diaphus kuroshio

Japanese lanternfish

Longfin lampfish

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


Fragile lantern fish

Triphoturus oculeum

Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus

Diaphus thiollierei



Diaphus dahlgreni

Gymnoscopelus braueri

Diaphus similis

Protomyctophum gemmatum

Spinytail lampfish

Diaphus arabicus

Transparent lantern fish

Protomyctophum andriashevi


Nannobrachium bristori

Black lantern fish

Tarletonbeania taylori

Large-scaled lantern fish

Gonichthys barnesi


Spotted laternfish

Nannobrachium gibbsi

Diaphus lucidus

Myctophum indicum

Lampanyctus vadulus

Diaphus whitleyi


Lantern fish


Hudson's lanternfish

Topside lampfish

Krefftichthys anderssoni

Thickhead lanternfish

Smallfin lanternfish

Diaphus ehrhorni

Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Diaphus taaningi

Protomyctophum parallelum

Lampanyctus iselinoides

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

Diaphus richardsoni

Protomyctophum chilense

Lampadena urophaos atlantica

Order Notacanthiformes

Halosaurus sinensis

Longnose tapirfish

Aldrovandia rostrata


Notacanthus indicus

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

Halosaurus attenuatus

Halosaurus parvipennis

Polyacanthonotus africanus

Aldrovandia oleosa

Halosaurus carinicauda

Bonapart's spiny eel

Order Ophidiiformes

Pelagic brotula

Barathrites parri

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Alcockia rostrata

Apagesoma delosommatus

Barathronus diaphanus

Brotulotaenia nigra

Marshall slopebrotula

Barathronus unicolor

Bony-eared assfish

Aphyonus bolini

Gunther's cuskeel

Barathronus bicolor

Violet cuskeel

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

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

Apagesoma edentatum

Barathronus multidens

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Lamprogrammus niger

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Barathronus bruuni

Brotulotaenia nielseni

Leucobrotula adipata

Two-spined slopebrotula

Barathronus parfaiti

Barathronus pacificus

Nielsen's catetyx

Order Osmeriformes

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Salmon smooth-head

Abyssal smooth-head

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

Krefft's smooth-head

California smoothtongue

Maulisia acuticeps

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Leptoderma lubricum

Koefoed's smooth-head

Threadfin smooth-head

Bruce's argentine

Barbantus elongatus

Bathylagus borealis

Bajacalifornia arcylepis

Dolichopteryx rostrata

Mentodus perforatus

Bathylaco nielseni

Rouleina watasei

Blackhead salmon

Mentodus crassus

Rouleina guentheri

Nansenia megalopa

Multipore searsid

Winged spookfish


Nansenia antarctica

Asquamiceps hjorti

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

Schnakenbeck's searsid

Searsioides multispinus

Longsnout blacksmelt

Smallscale searsid

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Elongate smooth-head

Bigeye smooth-head

Blackchin blacksmelt

Vaillant's smooth-head

Bathytroctes inspector

Hairfin smooth-head

Mentodus longirostris

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

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Rouleina nuda

Narcetes erimelas

Binghamichthys aphos

Legless searsid

Rouleina eucla

Nansenia iberica

Winteria telescopa

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Werner's smooth-head

Toothless smooth-head

Bathylagus tenuis

Shining tubeshoulder

Pygmy argentine

Koefoed's searsid

Palegold searsid

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Conocara kreffti

Leptoderma retropinna

Michael Sars smooth-head

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

Ghost smelt

Brown slickhead

Dolichopteryx trunovi

Bathytroctes breviceps


Mentodus eubranchus

Normichthys yahganorum

Rouleina livida

Nansenia sanrikuensis

Bluethroat argentine

Fanfin 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.

Fangtooth smooth-head

Bathytroctes squamosus

Starry smooth-head

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Murray's smooth-head

Pacific black smelt

Bajacalifornia microstoma

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Bighead searsid

Conocara bertelseni

Leptoderma affinis

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Threadfin slickhead

Deep-sea smelt

Mentodus mesalirus

Palebelly searsid

Bathylagus andriashevi

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

Pectinantus parini

Bluntsnout slickhead

Narcetes lloydi

Leaf searsid

Mentodus bythios

Eared blacksmelt

Rouleina euryops

Nansenia longicauda

Normichthys herringi

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

Dolichopteryx minuscula

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

Nansenia ahlstromi

Loosescale smooth-head

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Snubnose blacksmelt

Smallscale smooth-head

Sagamichthys gracilis

Searsioides calvala

Norman's smooth-head

Maulisia isaacsi

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Longfin smooth-head

Bathylagus niger

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Agassiz' smooth-head

Bathytroctes elegans

Antillean smooth-head

Robust blacksmelt

Mentodus facilis

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

Madeiran smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Softskin smooth-head

Greenland argentine

Order Perciformes

Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons

New Zealand ruffe

Melanostigma orientale

Stout slipskin

Lycodapus derjugini

Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens

Pseudoscopelus scutatus

Eumegistus brevorti

Blue driftfish

Plectranthias pallidus

Kali normani

Malakichthys barbatus

Deepsea herring

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

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.

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.

Pale eelpout

Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Barracuda cardinalfish

Bothrocara nyx

Lycenchelys imamurai

Malakichthys similis

Kali macrodon

Bathyclupea gracilis

Sherborn's cardinalfish

Stubraker sculpin

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.

Atlantic soft pout

Silver splitfin

Deepwater slipskin

Pseudoscopelus bothrorrhinos

Cocoa snapper

Pseudoscopelus stellatus

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.

Malakichthys levis


Plectranthias parini

Kali parri

Bathyclupea megaceps

Atrobucca geniae

Kali falx

Tonga escolar

Bigmouth veilfin

Seleniolycus robertsi


Melanostigma inexpectatum

Lycodapus microchir

Pseudoscopelus microps


Pseudoscopelus aphos

Tasmanian ruffe

Kali macrura

Black swallower

Bathyclupea hoskynii

Howella zina

Melanostigma vitiazi

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Paracaristius heemstrai

Dysalotus oligoscolus

Melanostigma bathium

Bigtooth eelpout

Pseudoscopelus cephalus


Pachycara dolichaulus

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni

Malakichthys mochizuki

Thinlip splitfin

Plectranthias robertsi

Trewavas croaker

Platyberyx opalescens

Kali indica

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


Bathyclupea argentea

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.


Order Pleuronectiformes

Deepwater sole

Smallmouth moonflounder

Bathysolea lactea

Order Polymixiiformes

Japanese beardfish

Order Saccopharyngiformes

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

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

Gulper eel

Monognathus ozawai

Monognathus herringi

Saccopharynx thalassa

Saccopharynx harrisoni

Monognathus smithi

Monognathus jesse

Monognathus boehlkei

Saccopharynx paucovertebratis

Saccopharynx berteli

Monognathus rajui

Monognathus isaacsi

Order Scorpaeniformes

Paraliparis carlbondi

Edentoliparis terraenovae

Blackmouth rockfish

Icelus mandibularis

Smalleye dwarf snailfish

Squaloliparis dentatus

Sargasso dwarf snailfish

Paraliparis skeliphrus

Genioliparis ferox

Multipore dwarf snailfish

Notoliparis antonbruuni

Midwater scorpionfish

Deepwater rockfish - S.

Stein's dwarf snailfish

Gelatinous dwarf snailfish

Careproctus marginatus

Genioliparis kafanovi

Marvelous dwarf snailfish

Tadpole liparid

Acantholiparis caecus

Short-headed sculpin

Order Squaliformes

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.

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.

Order Stephanoberyciformes


Poromitra unicornis


Melamphaes pumilus


Abyssoberyx levisquamosus

Highsnout bigscale

Melamphaes hubbsi



Scopelogadus unispinis



Little bigscale


Melamphaes leprus

Melamphaes ebelingi

Large-headed midnight fish


Scopelogadus beanii

Melamphaes macrocephalus

Melamphaes indicus

Slender bigscale

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


Melamphaes polylepis

Longjaw bigscale

Malacosarcus macrostoma


Melamphaes eulepis

Poromitra gibbsi

Melamphaes spinifer

Twospine bigscale

Melamphaes parini

Scopeloberyx microlepis

Melamphaes laeviceps

Order Stomiiformes

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.


Leptostomias robustus

Ichthyococcus polli

Eustomias bifilis

Scaleless dragonfish

Scaleless black dragonfish

Astronesthes martensii

Aristostomias polydactylus

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Eustomias ioani

Eustomias schiffi

Maurolicus stehmanni

Photonectes parvimanus

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

Eustomias albibulbus

Half-naked hatchetfish

Astronesthes lampara

Opostomias micripnus

Maurolicus kornilovorum

Cyclothone pygmaea

Scaleless dragonfish

Borostomias mononema

Eustomias gibbsi

Astronesthes indicus

Margrethia valentinae

Eustomias posti


Triplophos hemingi

Eustomias curtatus

Eustomias parini

Astronesthes galapagensis

Eustomias minimus

Chauliodus minimus

Alcock's boafish

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Eustomias cancriensis

Thysanactis dentex

Scaleless dragonfish

Black dragonfish - Idiacanthus atlanticus is a barbeled dragonfish of the family Stomiidae, found circumglobally in southern subtropical and temperate oceans between latitudes 25°S and 60°S, at depths down to 2,000 m.

Eustomias bituberoides

Gonostoma longipinnis

Bigeye lightfish

Eustomias melanostigmoides

Maurolicus javanicus

Shortbarbel dragonfish

Astronesthes chrysophekadion

Bathophilus proximus

Astronesthes tatyanae

Bathophilus indicus


Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana

Leptostomias longibarba



Eustomias bertelseni

Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.

Eustomias longiramis

Eustomias tetranema

Argyripnus pharos

Aristostomias grimaldii

Longfin 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.

Eustomias radicifilis

Pachystomias microdon

Maurolicus parvipinnis

Scaleless dragonfish

Photonectes leucospilus

Polyipnus soelae

Eustomias inconstans

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

Eustomias dispar

Eustomias paxtoni

Cyclothone parapallida

Photonectes achirus

Bonapartia pedaliota

Astronesthes kreffti

Pacific hatchet fish

Astronesthes haplophos

Deep-water bristlemouth

Valdivia black dragon fish

Eustomias crossotus

Eustomias multifilis

Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Astronesthes exsul

Stomias lampropeltis

Melanostomias melanopogon

Eustomias bulbiramis

Eustomias micraster

Chauliodus dentatus

Eustomias magnificus

Heterophotus ophistoma

Emperor seamount lightfish

Eustomias uniramis

Black-belly dragonfish

Thorophos euryops

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Atlantic fangjaw

Astronesthes splendida

Astronesthes atlanticus

Scaleless dragonfish




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.

Eustomias schmidti

Sternoptyx obscura

Maurolicus walvisensis

Sladen's hatchet fish

Astronesthes leucopogon

Pitgum lanternfish

Maurolicus mucronatus

Arrow dragonfish

Photonectes caerulescens

Borostomias pacificus

Polyipnus inermis

Odontostomias masticopogon

Eustomias hulleyi

Diplophos australis

Astronesthes indopacificus

Eustomias problematicus

Ebeling's fangjaw

Eustomias parri

Scaleless dragonfish

Cyclothone obscura

Hatchetfish - Phosichthys argenteus, a lightfish and the only member of the genus Phosichthys, is found in deep subtropical waters of all oceans, from depths of 500 to 2,000 m.

Eustomias curtifilis


Melanostomias pollicifer

Eustomias cirritus

Eustomias monoclonoides

Chauliodus pammelas

Benttooth bristlemouth

Astronesthes decoratus

Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes trifibulatus

Stomias danae

Melanostomias globulifer

Eustomias braueri

Torpedo dragonfish

Eustomias mesostenus

Bathophilus irregularis

Astronesthes quasiindicus

Leptostomias multifilis

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

Astronesthes macropogon

Aristostomias lunifer

Bathophilus brevis

Eustomias interruptus

Eustomias satterleei

Slender snaggletooth

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Photonectes margarita

Eustomias aequatorialis

Slender bristlemouth

Photonectes albipennis

Borostomias elucens

Eustomias elongatus

Sonoda paucilampa

Manducus maderensis

Eustomias pinnatus

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


Eustomias cryptobulbus

Eustomias pacificus

Astronesthes formosana

Scaly dragonfish

Tentacle dragonfish

Eustomias bulbornatus

Eustomias micropterygius

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

Thorophos nexilis

Pacific blackdragon

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Elongated bristlemouth fish


Eustomias medusa

Maurolicus inventionis

Eustomias vitiazi

Scaly dragonfish

Bathophilus pawneei

Astronesthes tanibe

Astronesthes bilobatus

Highfin dragonfish


Highlight hatchetfish


Scaleless dragonfish

Photostomias goodyeari

Bulldog lightfish

Eustomias austratlanticus

Eustomias lanceolatus

Eustomias spherulifer

Argyripnus iridescens

Bathophilus altipinnis

Pacific astronesthid fish

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.

Photonectes gracilis

Panama snaggletooth

Polyipnus meteori

Odontostomias micropogon

Eustomias ignotus

Diplophos pacificus

Eustomias quadrifilis

Slender fangjaw

Eustomias patulus

Araiophos eastropas

Yellow bristlemouth

Eustomias digitatus

Lovely hatchetfish

Astronesthes karsteni

Astronesthes gudrunae


Threelight dragonfish

Melanostomias stewarti

Eustomias contiguus

Eustomias monoclonus

Chauliodus schmidti

Astronesthes dupliglandis


Stomias gracilis

Melanostomias melanopogon

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Yarrella argenteola

Eustomias metamelas

Bathophilus kingi

Astronesthes similus

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

Rosy dory


Allocyttus guineensis

Neocyttus acanthorhynchus

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.

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.

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

False boarfish