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

Avocettina acuticeps

Acromycter longipectoralis

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

Black saw-toothed eel

Benthenchelys indicus

Bean's sawtooth eel

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

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

Labichthys yanoi

Leptocephalus congroides

Serrivomer garmani

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

Avocettina bowersii

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

Crossthroat sawpalate

Avocettina paucipora

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

Stemonosudis bullisi


Ahliesaurus berryi

Evermannella ahlstromi

Sharpchin barracudina

Scopelosaurus craddocki

Japanese barracudina

Antarctic jonasfish

Lestidiops similis

Scopelarchus stephensi

Scopelarchoides danae

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

Macroparalepis danae

Stemonosudis intermedia

Lestidiops indopacifica

Zugmayer's pearleye

Stemonosudis siliquiventer

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Undistinguished sabretooth

Atlantic sabretooth

Lestidium bigelowi


Southern barracudina

Lestidiops pacificus

Scopelarchoides signifer

Macroparalepis nigra

Stemonosudis elegans



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

Ahliesaurus brevis

White barracudina

Evermannella megalops

Stemonosudis molesta

Scopelosaurus gibbsi

Uncisudis advena

Naked barracuda



Longfin pearleye

Chubby pearleye

Scopelarchoides kreffti

Macroparalepis longilateralis

Paralepis speciosa


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

Scopelosaurus adleri

Coccorella atrata

Lestidium prolixum

Slender barracudina

Bigfin pearleye

Scopelarchoides climax

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


Stemonosudis gracilis

Lestidiops extrema

Benthalbella elongata

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

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Stemonosudis rothschildi


Scopelosaurus mauli

Uncisudis longirostra

Atlantic barracudina

Fierce pike smelt

Magnisudis indica

Strange pike smelt

Benthalbella macropinna

Scopelarchoides nicholsi


Order Beryciformes

Slimy head

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.

Longwing spinyfin

Hoplostethus melanopterus

Hoplostethus druzhinini

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

Hoplostethus crassispinus

Hoplostethus shubnikovi

Hoplostethus mikhailini


Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus abramovi

Hoplostethus rifti

Aulotrachichthys latus

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.

Diretmoides veriginae

Slimy head

Hoplostethus fedorovi

Parinoberyx horridus

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Atlantic roughy

Parin's spiny fin

Hoplostethus marisrubri

Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius

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.

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 .

Apristurus internatus - Reproduction is oviparous.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Order Cetomimiformes

Pink flabby whalefish

Vitiaziella cubiceps


Savage's birdsnouted whalefish

Gyrinomimus bruuni

Festive ribbonfish

Parataeniophorus gulosus

Megalomycter teevani

Cetomimus teevani

Cetichthys parini

Gyrinomimus simplex

Procetichthys kreffti

Ataxolepis apus

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

Parataeniophorus brevis

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

Ataxolepis henactis

Cetomimus picklei

Ditropichthys storeri

Cetichthys indagator

Gyrinomimus myersi

Order Chimaeriformes

Hydrolagus lusitanicus


Order Gadiformes

Patagonian codling

Myers' grenadier

Gadella edelmanni

Coryphaenoides grahami


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

Large-eye grenadier

Hymenocephalus antraeus

Kumba hebetata

Roundhead grenadier

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Pugnose grenadier

Dusky rattail

Macrouroides inflaticeps

Physiculus therosideros

Bristly grenadier

Physiculus nigriscens

Bluntnose grenadier

Narrowsnout grenadier

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

Threadfin grenadier

Mediterranean grenadier

Echinomacrurus mollis

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

Physiculus roseus

Guttigadus nudicephalus

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

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.

Doublethread grenadier

Coryphaenoides macrolophus

Coryphaenoides camurus

Hymenocephalus aterrimus

Bathypelagic rattail

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

Coelorinchus nazcaensis

Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps

Grenadier fish

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Fragile grenadier

Whitson's grenadier

Finescale mora

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Physiculus parini

Parin's grenadier

Gadomus multifilis

Coryphaenoides microps

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Globehead grenadier

Kumba punctulata

Gadella brocca


Hymenocephalus striatulus

Striped codlet

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

Physiculus sazonovi

Trachonurus sentipellis

Physiculus longifilis

Blunt-nosed 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.

Shortbeard grenadier

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Gadomus capensis

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Naked snout rattail

Laemonema melanurum

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Squalogadus modificatus

Bighead grenadier

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Dogtooth grenadier

Berry's grenadier

Kumba maculisquama

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

Coelorinchus trunovi

Sphagemacrurus richardi

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

Bathygadus spongiceps

Physiculus peregrinus

Bluntsnout 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

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

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

Oneirodes sabex

Dolopichthys karsteni

Linophryne bipennata

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Linophryne andersoni

Melanocetus eustalus

Gigantactis microphthalmus

Torpedo batfish

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Oneirodes pietschi

Pentherichthys venustus

Gigantactis longicauda

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Chirophryne xenolophus

Oneirodes melanocauda

Himantolophus cornifer

Oneirodes heteronema

Gigantactis golovani

Linophryne quinqueramosa

Caulophryne polynema

Linophryne macrodon

Prickly anglerfish - The prickly anglerfish, Himantolophus appelii, is a footballfish of the family Himantolophidae, found around the world in the southern oceans , in deep water.

Chaenophryne ramifera

Oneirodes cristatus

Plainchin dreamarm

Rhynchactis microthrix

Linophryne densiramus

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

Oneirodes basili

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

Oneirodes theodoritissieri

Oneirodes pterurus

Dolopichthys dinema

Linophryne argyresca

Melanocetus rossi

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Lophodolos indicus

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Two-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes myrionemus

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.

Atlantic footballfish

Oneirodes macronema

Gigantactis gargantua

Triplewart seadevil

Linophryne pennibarbata

Caulophryne pelagica

Himantolophus brevirostris

Oneirodes flagellifer

Smooth dreamer

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes whitleyi

Robia legula

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Linophryne indica

Bufoceratias wedli

Linophryne brevibarbata

Oneirodes anisacanthus

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

Oneirodes schistonema

Dolopichthys pullatus

Rhynchactis leptonema

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

Himantolophus pseudalbinares

Oneirodes plagionema

Himantolophus mauli

Oneirodes micronema

Gigantactis longicirra

Acentrophryne dolichonema

Pietschichthys horridus

Linophryne racemifera

Himantolophus crinitus

Oneirodes kreffti

Gigantactis gracilicauda

Gigantactis balushkini

Linophryne maderensis

Himantolophus azurlucens

Oneirodes dicromischus

Linophryne digitopogon

Bufoceratias shaoi

Haplophryne triregium

Oneirodes bradburyae

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

Spiny dreamer

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

Himantolophus nigricornis

Diceratias trilobus

Smooth anglerfish

Gigantactis kreffti

Himantolophus macroceras

Oneirodes macrosteus

Gigantactis gibbsi

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Linophryne polypogon

Caulophryne pietschi

Himantolophus compressus

Oneirodes haplonema

Linophryne lucifer

Himantolophus albinares

Smooth dreamer

Oneirodes clarkei

Rhynchactis macrothrix

Linophryne coronata

Oneirodes appendixus

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

Oneirodes schmidti

Puck pinnata

Linophryne arcturi

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Gigantactis savagei

Pacific footballfish

Oneirodes posti

Himantolophus melanolophus

Oneirodes mirus

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Gigantactis macronema

Acentrophryne longidens

Whalehead dreamer

Gigantactis herwigi

Linophryne sexfilis

Himantolophus danae

Oneirodes luetkeni

Gigantactis elsmani

Linophryne parini

Himantolophus borealis

Nightmare dreamer

Order Myctophiformes

Lantern fish

Broadfin lampfish

Gonichthys venetus

Andersen's lantern fish

Lampadena dea

Diaphus pallidus

Spothead lantern fish


Garnet lanternfish

Nannobrachium indicum

Nannobrachium cuprarium

Taaningichthys paurolychnus


Diaphus lobatus

Horned lanternfish

Golden lanternfish

Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Longfin lanternfish


Popeye lampfish

Evermann's lantern fish

Doflein's false headlightfish

Diaphus garmani

Rakery beaconlamp

Diaphus trachops

Protomyctophum luciferum



Spinycheek lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus fraseri

Diaphus dehaveni

Diaphus basileusi

Arctic telescope

Lampadena pontifex

Bolin's lantern fish

Nannobrachium crypticum

Electrona antarctica

Nannobrachium phyllisae


Gilbert's large lantern fish

Neoscopelus microchir

Diaphus nielseni

Wisner's lantern fish

Myctophum lychnobium

Hintonia candens



Metelectrona ahlstromi

Mead's lanternfish

Diaphus jenseni


Lampanyctus simulator

Reinhardt's lantern fish


Parvilux boschmai

Benoit's lanternfish


Diaphus faustinoi

Highseas lampfish

Bigeye lanternfish

Brokenline lanternfish

Taaning's lantern fish

Chubby flashlightfish

Golden-nosed lantern fish


Lampadena yaquinae

Diaphus roei


Diaphus parri



Nannobrachium wisneri

Diaphus antonbruuni

Blue lanternfish

Diaphus minax

Myctophum orientale


Nannobrachium fernae

Laura's lantern fish

Diaphus longleyi

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

Slimtail lampfish

Diaphus umbroculus


Bolinichthys nikolayi

Symbolophorus rufinus

Cocco's lantern fish

Diaphus handi

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Diaphus drachmanni

Pig-headed lantern fish

Pacific blackchin


Lampanyctus hubbsi

Diaphus subtilis

Skinnycheek lanternfish

Electron subantarctic


Protomyctophum bolini

Mirror lanterfish


Pinpoint lampfish

Slendertail lanternfish

Diaphus aliciae


Diaphus ostenfeldi

Spiny lantern fish

Metelectrona ventralis

Diaphus megalops

Lantern fish

Smallfin lanternfish

Nannobrachium idostigma


Taaningichthys minimus

Diaphus kuroshio

Japanese lanternfish

Longfin lampfish

Hygophum bruuni


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.

Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus

Fragile lantern fish

Triphoturus oculeum


Diaphus thiollierei


Gymnoscopelus braueri

Diaphus dahlgreni

Protomyctophum gemmatum

Spinytail lampfish

Diaphus similis

Diaphus arabicus

Protomyctophum andriashevi


Transparent lantern fish

Nannobrachium bristori

Black lantern fish

Gonichthys barnesi

Tarletonbeania taylori

Large-scaled lantern fish


Spotted laternfish

Nannobrachium gibbsi

Diaphus lucidus

Myctophum indicum

Lampanyctus vadulus


Diaphus whitleyi

Lantern fish


Krefftichthys anderssoni

Hudson's lanternfish

Topside lampfish

Thickhead lanternfish

Smallfin lanternfish

Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Diaphus ehrhorni

Protomyctophum parallelum

Lampanyctus iselinoides

Diaphus taaningi

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

Order Notacanthiformes

Aldrovandia rostrata

Halosaurus sinensis

Longnose tapirfish

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


Notacanthus indicus

Halosaurus attenuatus

Aldrovandia oleosa

Halosaurus parvipennis

Polyacanthonotus africanus

Halosaurus carinicauda

Bonapart's spiny eel

Order Ophidiiformes

Pelagic brotula

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Barathronus parfaiti

Bony-eared assfish

Barathronus bicolor

Aphyonus bolini

Brotulotaenia nigra

Barathronus multidens

Marshall slopebrotula

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

Apagesoma edentatum

Gunther's cuskeel

Violet cuskeel

Barathronus unicolor

Barathronus bruuni

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

Lamprogrammus niger

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Barathronus pacificus

Barathrites parri

Brotulotaenia nielseni

Alcockia rostrata

Leucobrotula adipata

Barathronus diaphanus

Two-spined slopebrotula

Apagesoma delosommatus

Nielsen's catetyx

Order Osmeriformes

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Snubnose blacksmelt

Salmon smooth-head

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

Abyssal smooth-head

Krefft's smooth-head

Maulisia acuticeps

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Bathylagus niger

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Leptoderma lubricum

Koefoed's smooth-head

Threadfin smooth-head

Dolichopteryx rostrata

Mentodus perforatus

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

Rouleina watasei

Blackhead salmon

Mentodus crassus

Fanfin smooth-head

Rouleina guentheri

Nansenia megalopa

Brown slickhead

Multipore searsid

Winged spookfish


Nansenia antarctica

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

Schnakenbeck's searsid

Searsioides multispinus

Smallscale searsid

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Longsnout blacksmelt

California smoothtongue

Elongate smooth-head

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

Bathylagus borealis

Vaillant's smooth-head

Bathytroctes inspector

Hairfin smooth-head

Barbantus elongatus

Mentodus longirostris

Bathylaco nielseni

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

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Rouleina eucla

Nansenia iberica

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

Winteria telescopa

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Werner's smooth-head

Toothless smooth-head

Pygmy argentine

Shining tubeshoulder

Koefoed's searsid

Palegold searsid

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Blackchin blacksmelt

Conocara kreffti

Leptoderma retropinna

Michael Sars smooth-head

Dolichopteryx trunovi

Bathytroctes breviceps

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Mentodus eubranchus

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Normichthys yahganorum

Rouleina livida

Nansenia sanrikuensis

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.

Bathytroctes squamosus

Starry smooth-head

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Bathylagus tenuis

Murray's smooth-head

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Bighead searsid

Ghost smelt

Conocara bertelseni

Leptoderma affinis

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Deep-sea smelt

Threadfin slickhead

Mentodus mesalirus


Pectinantus parini

Bluntsnout slickhead

Narcetes lloydi

Leaf searsid

Eared blacksmelt

Mentodus bythios

Asquamiceps hjorti

Rouleina euryops

Nansenia longicauda

Bajacalifornia arcylepis

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

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.

Loosescale smooth-head

Nansenia ahlstromi

Smallscale smooth-head

Sagamichthys gracilis

Norman's smooth-head

Searsioides calvala

Maulisia isaacsi

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Pacific black smelt

Longfin smooth-head

Bruce's argentine

Agassiz' smooth-head

Bathytroctes elegans

Antillean smooth-head

Palebelly searsid

Robust blacksmelt

Bathylagus andriashevi

Mentodus facilis

Madeiran smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Bigeye smooth-head

Softskin smooth-head

Greenland argentine

Order Perciformes

Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons

Melanostigma orientale

New Zealand ruffe

Stout slipskin

Lycodapus derjugini

Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens

Pseudoscopelus scutatus

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

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

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

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.

Pale eelpout

Pseudoscopelus lavenbergi

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Barracuda cardinalfish

Bothrocara nyx

Lycenchelys imamurai

Malakichthys similis

Kali macrodon

Deepsea herring

Sherborn's cardinalfish

Stubraker sculpin


Pseudoscopelus parini

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.

African barrelfish

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

Kali falx

Bathyclupea gracilis

Bigmouth veilfin

Tonga escolar


Seleniolycus robertsi

Melanostigma inexpectatum

Trewavas croaker

Lycodapus microchir

Pseudoscopelus microps


Pseudoscopelus aphos

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni

Tasmanian ruffe

Kali macrura

Bathyclupea megaceps

Black swallower


Howella zina

Melanostigma vitiazi

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Paracaristius heemstrai

Dysalotus oligoscolus

Melanostigma bathium

Bigtooth eelpout

Pseudoscopelus cephalus

Pachycara dolichaulus

Malakichthys mochizuki

Thinlip splitfin

Plectranthias robertsi

Platyberyx opalescens

Kali indica

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

Bathyclupea hoskynii

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

Bathysolea lactea

Smallmouth moonflounder

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

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

Saccopharynx ramosus


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

Acantholiparis caecus

Gelatinous dwarf snailfish

Careproctus marginatus

Genioliparis kafanovi

Marvelous dwarf snailfish

Tadpole liparid

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


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

Abyssoberyx levisquamosus

Scopeloberyx microlepis

Melamphaes laeviceps

Order Stomiiformes

Sladen's hatchet fish

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

Astronesthes haplophos


Ichthyococcus polli

Eustomias bifilis

Scaleless dragonfish

Highfin dragonfish

Argyripnus pharos

Eustomias ioani

Bathophilus altipinnis

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Eustomias schiffi

Maurolicus stehmanni

Astronesthes exsul

Photonectes parvimanus

Eustomias albibulbus

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

Opostomias micripnus

Maurolicus kornilovorum

Astronesthes atlanticus

Scaleless dragonfish

Cyclothone pygmaea

Astronesthes splendida

Borostomias mononema

Eustomias gibbsi

Margrethia valentinae

Eustomias posti



Eustomias curtatus

Triplophos hemingi

Eustomias parini

Eustomias minimus

Chauliodus minimus

Astronesthes leucopogon

Alcock's boafish

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Eustomias cancriensis

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

Thysanactis dentex

Eustomias melanostigmoides

Bathophilus kingi

Bigeye lightfish

Aristostomias lunifer

Maurolicus javanicus

Astronesthes indopacificus

Shortbarbel dragonfish

Leptostomias longibarba


Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana



Eustomias bertelseni

Eustomias longiramis

Scaleless black dragonfish

Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.

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.

Eustomias tetranema

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

Astronesthes decoratus

Photonectes leucospilus

Astronesthes trifibulatus

Polyipnus soelae

Eustomias inconstans

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

Eustomias dispar

Eustomias paxtoni

Photonectes achirus

Cyclothone parapallida

Astronesthes quasiindicus

Bonapartia pedaliota

Deep-water bristlemouth

Astronesthes macropogon

Valdivia black dragon fish

Eustomias crossotus

Eustomias multifilis

Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Astronesthes lamellosus

Stomias lampropeltis

Melanostomias melanopogon

Eustomias bulbiramis

Eustomias micraster

Bathophilus proximus

Chauliodus dentatus

Heterophotus ophistoma

Eustomias magnificus

Bathophilus indicus

Emperor seamount lightfish

Eustomias uniramis

Astronesthes illuminatus

Black-belly dragonfish

Atlantic fangjaw

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Thorophos euryops

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


Lovely hatchetfish

Eustomias schmidti

Maurolicus walvisensis

Astronesthes formosana

Sternoptyx obscura

Pitgum lanternfish

Maurolicus mucronatus

Astronesthes bilobatus

Photonectes caerulescens

Astronesthes tanibe

Borostomias pacificus

Arrow dragonfish

Polyipnus inermis

Eustomias hulleyi

Odontostomias masticopogon

Diplophos australis

Eustomias problematicus

Eustomias parri

Scaleless dragonfish

Ebeling's fangjaw

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

Melanostomias pollicifer

Eustomias cirritus

Eustomias monoclonoides

Chauliodus pammelas

Benttooth bristlemouth

Pacific astronesthid fish

Aristostomias polydactylus

Astronesthes karsteni

Stomias danae

Melanostomias globulifer

Torpedo dragonfish

Eustomias braueri

Eustomias mesostenus

Scaleless dragonfish

Leptostomias multifilis

Astronesthes gudrunae

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.

Half-naked hatchetfish

Maurolicus australis

Eustomias tomentosis

Argyripnus iridescens

Eustomias interruptus

Eustomias satterleei

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Astronesthes dupliglandis

Slender snaggletooth

Photonectes margarita

Eustomias aequatorialis


Photonectes albipennis

Slender bristlemouth

Astronesthes similus

Borostomias elucens

Eustomias elongatus

Araiophos eastropas

Manducus maderensis

Eustomias pinnatus

Sonoda paucilampa


Astronesthes martensii

Eustomias cryptobulbus

Eustomias pacificus

Astronesthes lampara

Scaly dragonfish

Tentacle dragonfish

Eustomias bulbornatus

Eustomias micropterygius

Scaleless dragonfish

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

Elongated bristlemouth fish

Pacific blackdragon

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Thorophos nexilis

Eustomias medusa

Bathophilus irregularis


Aristostomias grimaldii

Maurolicus inventionis

Eustomias vitiazi

Astronesthes indicus

Scaly dragonfish

Scaleless dragonfish


Astronesthes galapagensis

Highlight hatchetfish

Photostomias goodyeari

Bulldog lightfish

Eustomias austratlanticus

Eustomias lanceolatus

Bathophilus brevis

Pacific hatchet fish

Eustomias spherulifer

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.

Astronesthes chrysophekadion

Photonectes gracilis

Astronesthes tatyanae

Panama snaggletooth

Polyipnus meteori

Eustomias ignotus

Odontostomias micropogon

Diplophos pacificus

Eustomias quadrifilis

Eustomias patulus

Slender fangjaw

Yellow bristlemouth


Eustomias digitatus



Melanostomias stewarti

Eustomias contiguus

Threelight dragonfish

Eustomias monoclonus

Chauliodus schmidti


Astronesthes kreffti

Stomias gracilis

Melanostomias melanopogon

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Eustomias metamelas

Bathophilus pawneei

Yarrella argenteola

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

Allocyttus guineensis

Rosy dory


Neocyttus acanthorhynchus

Stethopristes eos

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

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.

False boarfish