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

Avocettina paucipora

Labichthys carinatus

Serrivomer schmidti

Serrivomer danae

Nemichthys larseni

Benthenchelys pacificus

Black saw-toothed eel

Bean's sawtooth eel

Dogface witch-eel

Labichthys yanoi

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

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

Serrivomer garmani

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

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.

Avocettina bowersii

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

Black sawtooth eel

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

Acromycter longipectoralis

Avocettina acuticeps

Chlopsis longidens

Benthenchelys indicus

Crossthroat sawpalate

Leptocephalus congroides

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

Naked barracuda

Stemonosudis bullisi



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

Scopelosaurus craddocki


Chubby pearleye

Antarctic jonasfish

White barracudina

Paralepis speciosa

Scopelarchus stephensi

Longfin pearleye

Macroparalepis danae

Stemonosudis intermedia

Scopelarchoides danae

Lestidium prolixum

Slender barracudina

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Undistinguished sabretooth

Atlantic sabretooth

Lestidiops extrema

Southern barracudina

Benthalbella elongata

Scopelarchoides signifer

Macroparalepis nigra

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Stemonosudis rothschildi

Stemonosudis elegans

Atlantic barracudina

Fierce pike smelt

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

Strange pike smelt

Benthalbella macropinna

Scopelarchoides kreffti

Ahliesaurus berryi

Macroparalepis longilateralis

Evermannella ahlstromi

Sharpchin barracudina

Japanese barracudina

Lestidiops similis


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

Bigfin pearleye

Stemonosudis siliquiventer


Stemonosudis gracilis

Scopelarchoides climax

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

Lestidium bigelowi


Scopelosaurus mauli

Uncisudis longirostra


Lestidiops pacificus


Magnisudis indica


Scopelarchoides nicholsi

Ahliesaurus brevis


Evermannella megalops

Stemonosudis molesta

Order Beryciformes

Longwing spinyfin

Parinoberyx horridus

Common fangtooth - While understandably named for their disproportionately large, fang-like teeth and unapproachable visage, fangtooths are actually quite small and harmless to humans: the larger of the two species, the common fangtooth, reaches a maximum length of just 16 centimetres ; the shortthorn fangtooth is about half this size.

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Aulotrachichthys latus

Atlantic roughy

Hoplostethus marisrubri

Hoplostethus crassispinus

Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Hoplostethus rubellopterus

Hoplostethus metallicus

Hoplostethus fragilis

Hoplostethus abramovi

Diretmoides veriginae

Parmops echinatus

Paratrachichthys argyrophanus

Slimy head

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius

Hoplostethus melanopterus

Hoplostethus druzhinini

Parin's spiny fin

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.

Shorthorn fangtooth - While understandably named for their disproportionately large, fang-like teeth and unapproachable visage, fangtooths are actually quite small and harmless to humans: the larger of the two species, the common fangtooth, reaches a maximum length of just 16 centimetres ; the shortthorn fangtooth is about half this size.

Hoplostethus shubnikovi

Hoplostethus mikhailini


Hoplostethus confinis

Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus rifti

Slimy head

Hoplostethus fedorovi

Order Carcharhiniformes

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.

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.

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.

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.

Order Cetomimiformes

Pink flabby whalefish

Vitiaziella cubiceps


Gyrinomimus bruuni

Ataxolepis apus

Festive ribbonfish

Cetomimus teevani

Cetichthys parini

Parataeniophorus brevis

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

Gyrinomimus simplex

Procetichthys kreffti

Cetomimus kerdops

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

Ataxolepis henactis

Savage's birdsnouted whalefish

Danacetichthys galathenus

Cetomimus gillii

Parataeniophorus gulosus

Trunov southern cetomimid

Megalomycter teevani

Cetomimus picklei

Ditropichthys storeri

Cetichthys indagator

Gyrinomimus myersi

Order Chimaeriformes


Hydrolagus lusitanicus

Order Gadiformes

Patagonian codling


Hymenocephalus antraeus

Kumba hebetata

Roundhead grenadier

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Pugnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Gadomus multifilis

Coryphaenoides microps

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Gadella brocca


Bristly grenadier

Physiculus therosideros

Macrouroides inflaticeps

Narrowsnout grenadier

Dusky rattail

Bluntnose grenadier

Physiculus nigriscens

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

Muraenolepis andriashevi

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Kumba calvifrons

Gadomus capensis

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

Physiculus roseus

Guttigadus nudicephalus

Bighead grenadier

Nezumia cyrano

Fragile grenadier

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

Hymenocephalus aterrimus

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

Bathypelagic rattail

Coelorinchus nazcaensis

Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps

Myers' grenadier

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Whitson's grenadier

Gadella edelmanni

Coryphaenoides grahami

Grenadier fish

Parin's grenadier

Physiculus parini

Large-eye grenadier

Globehead grenadier

Hymenocephalus striatulus

Striped codlet

Kumba punctulata

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

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

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

Threadfin grenadier

Echinomacrurus mollis

Mediterranean grenadier

Trachonurus sentipellis

Physiculus sazonovi

Carmine 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

Blunt-nosed grenadier

Physiculus longifilis

Laemonema melanurum

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Naked snout rattail

Squalogadus modificatus

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Dogtooth grenadier

Kumba maculisquama

Berry's grenadier

Coelorinchus trunovi

Sphagemacrurus richardi

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

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.

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

Doublethread grenadier

Coryphaenoides macrolophus

Bathygadus spongiceps

Bluntsnout grenadier

Physiculus peregrinus

Coryphaenoides camurus

Order Lampriformes

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.

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.

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.

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

Taper-tail ribbonfish

Crested oarfish

Regalecus russelii


Southern ribbonfish

Order Lophiiformes

Gigantactis longicirra

Bufoceratias thele

Phyllorhinichthys balushkini - P.

Linophryne escaramosa

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes thysanema

Acentrophryne dolichonema

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

Gigantactis gracilicauda

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Linophryne bipennata

Oneirodes alius

Short-rod anglerfish

Linophryne andersoni

Melanocetus eustalus

Gigantactis microphthalmus

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Torpedo batfish

Oneirodes pietschi

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Gigantactis balushkini

Chirophryne xenolophus

Oneirodes melanocauda

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Dolopichthys jubatus

Caulophryne polynema

Linophryne quinqueramosa

Oneirodes heteronema

Himantolophus cornifer

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 algibarbata

Gigantactis microdontis

Linophryne macrodon

Linophryne densiramus

Oneirodes basili

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

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

Gigantactis kreffti

Gigantactis gibbsi

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Linophryne argyresca

Melanocetus rossi

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Oneirodes pterurus

Two-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes myrionemus

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Lophodolos indicus

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

Caulophryne pelagica

Linophryne pennibarbata

Oneirodes flagellifer

Himantolophus brevirostris

Puck pinnata

Oneirodes whitleyi

Gigantactis macronema

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Bufoceratias wedli

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Linophryne indica

Smooth dreamer

Bulbous dreamer

Acentrophryne longidens

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

Gigantactis herwigi

Linophryne brevibarbata

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

Gigantactis elsmani

Oneirodes micronema

Himantolophus mauli

Oneirodes kreffti

Himantolophus crinitus

Dolopichthys karsteni

Pietschichthys horridus

Linophryne racemifera

Linophryne maderensis

Oneirodes dicromischus

Himantolophus azurlucens

Bufoceratias shaoi

Linophryne digitopogon

Oneirodes bradburyae

Haplophryne triregium

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

Gigantactis longicauda

Pentherichthys venustus

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

Oneirodes rosenblatti

Gigantactis golovani

Linophryne bicornis

Gigantactis watermani

Stargazing seadevil

Diceratias trilobus

Smooth anglerfish

Himantolophus nigricornis

Oneirodes macrosteus

Himantolophus macroceras

Rhynchactis microthrix

Caulophryne pietschi

Linophryne polypogon

Oneirodes haplonema

Himantolophus compressus

Dolopichthys dinema

Smooth dreamer

Oneirodes clarkei

Himantolophus albinares

Gigantactis meadi

Linophryne lucifer

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

Gigantactis ios

Linophryne arcturi

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Gigantactis savagei

Oneirodes posti

Pacific footballfish

Gigantactis gargantua

Triplewart seadevil

Robia legula

Whalehead dreamer

Oneirodes mirus

Himantolophus melanolophus

Linophryne sexfilis

Oneirodes luetkeni

Himantolophus danae

Dolopichthys pullatus

Rhynchactis leptonema

Linophryne parini

Nightmare dreamer

Himantolophus borealis

Order Myctophiformes

Symbolophorus rufinus


Andersen's lantern fish

Gonichthys venetus

Lampadena dea

Diaphus pallidus

Lantern fish


Spothead lantern fish

Bolinichthys nikolayi

Taaningichthys paurolychnus

Diaphus lobatus

Horned lanternfish


Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Longfin lanternfish

Golden lanternfish

Electron subantarctic

Diaphus garmani

Doflein's false headlightfish

Skinnycheek lanternfish

Rakery beaconlamp

Diaphus trachops

Pinpoint lampfish

Smallfin lanternfish

Nannobrachium idostigma

Diaphus dehaveni

Gymnoscopelus fraseri



Protomyctophum luciferum

Lampadena pontifex

Bolin's lantern fish

Arctic telescope

Nannobrachium crypticum

Taaningichthys minimus


Diaphus basileusi

Gilbert's large lantern fish

Neoscopelus microchir


Diaphus nielseni

Wisner's lantern fish

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


Mead's lanternfish

Metelectrona ahlstromi


Myctophum lychnobium

Hintonia candens

Lampanyctus simulator

Diaphus jenseni



Diaphus faustinoi

Highseas lampfish


Brokenline lanternfish

Taaning's lantern fish

Bigeye lanternfish

Black lantern fish

Golden-nosed lantern fish

Lampadena yaquinae

Diaphus roei


Nannobrachium gibbsi



Lantern fish

Diaphus antonbruuni


Diaphus parri

Diaphus minax

Myctophum orientale

Thickhead lanternfish

Blue lanternfish


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.

Laura's lantern fish

Lampanyctus turneri

Myctophum fissunovi

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.

Broadfin lampfish

Diaphus handi

Cocco's lantern fish

Smallfin lanternfish

Slimtail lampfish

Diaphus umbroculus

Lampanyctus hubbsi

Diaphus subtilis


Garnet lanternfish

Nannobrachium indicum

Diaphus drachmanni

Pig-headed lantern fish

Pacific blackchin

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides


Mirror lanterfish


Protomyctophum bolini

Nannobrachium cuprarium

Diaphus aliciae

Slendertail lanternfish


Diaphus ostenfeldi

Spiny lantern fish

Evermann's lantern fish


Lantern fish

Diaphus megalops

Metelectrona ventralis

Diaphus kuroshio

Japanese lanternfish

Popeye lampfish

Longfin lampfish

Electrona antarctica

Fragile lantern fish

Triphoturus oculeum

Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus

Spinycheek lanternfish


Diaphus thiollierei

Nannobrachium phyllisae

Diaphus dahlgreni

Gymnoscopelus braueri

Spinytail lampfish

Diaphus similis

Protomyctophum gemmatum



Transparent lantern fish

Protomyctophum andriashevi

Nannobrachium bristori


Reinhardt's lantern fish

Diaphus arabicus

Tarletonbeania taylori

Large-scaled lantern fish

Gonichthys barnesi


Spotted laternfish

Parvilux boschmai

Benoit's lanternfish

Diaphus lucidus

Lampanyctus vadulus

Myctophum indicum

Chubby flashlightfish

Nannobrachium wisneri

Krefftichthys anderssoni

Hudson's lanternfish

Topside lampfish


Diaphus whitleyi

Diaphus ehrhorni

Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Lampanyctus iselinoides

Diaphus taaningi

Protomyctophum parallelum


Short-headed lantern fish

Lampadena urophaos atlantica

Diaphus richardsoni

Protomyctophum chilense

Nannobrachium fernae

Order Notacanthiformes

Halosaurus sinensis

Longnose tapirfish

Aldrovandia oleosa


Notacanthus indicus

Halosaurus attenuatus

Aldrovandia rostrata

Halosaurus parvipennis

Polyacanthonotus africanus

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

Halosaurus carinicauda

Bonapart's spiny eel

Order Ophidiiformes

Pelagic brotula

Apagesoma edentatum

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Barathronus parfaiti

Barathronus bicolor

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Brotulotaenia nigra

Marshall slopebrotula

Barathronus multidens

Alcockia rostrata

Leucobrotula adipata

Gunther's cuskeel

Violet cuskeel

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Barathronus unicolor

Barathronus bruuni

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Apagesoma delosommatus

Bony-eared assfish

Lamprogrammus niger

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

Barathronus pacificus

Barathrites parri

Aphyonus bolini

Brotulotaenia nielseni

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

Two-spined slopebrotula

Barathronus diaphanus

Nielsen's catetyx

Order Osmeriformes

Bigeye smooth-head

Fanfin smooth-head

Michael Sars smooth-head

Krefft's smooth-head

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Salmon smooth-head

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Maulisia acuticeps

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Rouleina livida

Nansenia sanrikuensis

Threadfin smooth-head

Bathytroctes breviceps

Snubnose blacksmelt

Mentodus perforatus

Bluethroat argentine

Bathylagus niger

Mentodus crassus

Leptoderma affinis

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

Multipore searsid

Bathytroctes squamosus

Winged spookfish


Schnakenbeck's searsid

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Searsioides multispinus

Longsnout blacksmelt

Elongate smooth-head

Smallscale searsid

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Brown slickhead

Pectinantus parini

Bluntsnout slickhead

Narcetes lloydi

Rouleina euryops

Nansenia longicauda

Hairfin smooth-head

Loosescale smooth-head

Nansenia ahlstromi

California smoothtongue

Mentodus longirostris

Bathylagus borealis

Legless searsid

Barbantus elongatus

Bathylaco nielseni

Agassiz' smooth-head

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Werner's smooth-head

Bajacalifornia microstoma

Smallscale smooth-head

Winteria telescopa

Koefoed's searsid

Conocara kreffti

Palegold searsid

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

Madeiran smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Shining tubeshoulder

Pygmy argentine

Bathytroctes elegans

Softskin smooth-head

Greenland argentine

Abyssal smooth-head

Blackchin blacksmelt

Mentodus eubranchus

Bruce's argentine

Leptoderma lubricum

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Normichthys yahganorum

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

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

Asquamiceps hjorti

Koefoed's smooth-head

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Murray's smooth-head

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Rouleina watasei

Blackhead salmon

Conocara bertelseni

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Bighead searsid

Rouleina guentheri

Nansenia megalopa

Threadfin slickhead

Deep-sea smelt

Mentodus mesalirus

Nansenia antarctica

Bathylagus tenuis

Ghost smelt

Leaf searsid

Eared blacksmelt

Mentodus bythios


Normichthys herringi

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

Vaillant's smooth-head

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.

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

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

Sagamichthys gracilis

Bathytroctes inspector

Searsioides calvala

Norman's smooth-head

Longfin smooth-head

Maulisia isaacsi

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Bajacalifornia arcylepis

Rouleina nuda

Narcetes erimelas

Fangtooth smooth-head

Antillean smooth-head

Robust blacksmelt

Rouleina eucla

Nansenia iberica

Toothless smooth-head

Pacific black smelt

Mentodus facilis

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

Binghamichthys aphos

Leptoderma retropinna

Palebelly searsid

Bathylagus andriashevi

Dolichopteryx trunovi

Order Perciformes


Bathyclupea hoskynii

New Zealand ruffe

Melanostigma orientale

Stout slipskin

Pseudoscopelus obtusifrons

Pseudoscopelus astronesthidens

Lycodapus derjugini

Eumegistus brevorti

Blue driftfish

Kali normani

Plectranthias pallidus

Malakichthys barbatus

Kali colubrina

Seleniolycus pectoralis

Pseudoscopelus sagamianus

Caristius groenlandicus

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni

Bathyclupea argentea

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

Howella zina

Bothrocara nyx


Lycenchelys imamurai

Barracuda cardinalfish

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Malakichthys similis

Kali macrodon

Trewavas croaker

Dysalotus oligoscolus

Paracaristius heemstrai

Pachycara dolichaulus

Pseudoscopelus parini

Thinlip splitfin

Deepsea herring

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

Midwater eelpout


Stubraker sculpin

Deepwater slipskin

Pseudoscopelus bothrorrhinos

Silver splitfin

Atlantic soft pout

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.

Howella parini

Kali parri

Plectranthias parini

Malakichthys levis

Kali falx

Bigmouth veilfin

Tonga escolar


Seleniolycus robertsi

Pseudoscopelus scutatus

Bathyclupea gracilis

Melanostigma inexpectatum

Lycodapus microchir

Pseudoscopelus microps

Pseudoscopelus aphos

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.

Longfin fathead


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

Paracaristius maderensis

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Bathyclupea megaceps

Melanostigma vitiazi

Melanostigma bathium

Bigtooth eelpout

Pseudoscopelus cephalus

Sherborn's cardinalfish

Plectranthias robertsi

Malakichthys mochizuki

Kali indica

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

Platyberyx opalescens

Atrobucca geniae

Cocoa snapper


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

Pseudoscopelus stellatus

Order Pleuronectiformes

Bathysolea lactea

Smallmouth moonflounder

Deepwater sole

Order Polymixiiformes

Japanese beardfish

Order Saccopharyngiformes

Gulper eel

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 harrisoni

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

Saccopharynx ramosus

Monognathus rosenblatti

Monognathus jesperseni

Saccopharynx berteli

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

Monognathus ozawai

Monognathus herringi

Saccopharynx thalassa

Monognathus smithi

Monognathus jesse

Monognathus boehlkei


Saccopharynx paucovertebratis

Monognathus rajui

Monognathus isaacsi

Order Scorpaeniformes

Blackmouth rockfish

Icelus mandibularis

Smalleye dwarf snailfish

Midwater scorpionfish

Squaloliparis dentatus

Acantholiparis caecus

Sargasso dwarf snailfish

Genioliparis kafanovi

Tadpole liparid

Short-headed sculpin

Edentoliparis terraenovae

Paraliparis carlbondi

Notoliparis antonbruuni

Multipore dwarf snailfish

Deepwater rockfish - S.

Stein's dwarf snailfish

Gelatinous dwarf snailfish

Careproctus marginatus

Genioliparis ferox

Paraliparis skeliphrus

Marvelous dwarf snailfish

Order Squaliformes

Lantern sharks - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Cylindrical lantern shark - Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.

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

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

Etmopterus dislineatus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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

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.

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

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

Etmopterus caudistigmus - Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 macrocephalus


Melamphaes indicus


Slender bigscale



Melamphaes polylepis



Melamphaes eulepis

Scopelogadus unispinis


Melamphaes spinifer

Large-headed midnight fish

Melamphaes parini

Abyssoberyx levisquamosus

Melamphaes laeviceps


Scopelogadus beanii

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

Melamphaes pumilus

Highsnout bigscale


Melamphaes hubbsi

Longjaw bigscale

Malacosarcus macrostoma


Poromitra gibbsi

Little bigscale

Melamphaes leprus

Melamphaes ebelingi

Twospine bigscale

Scopeloberyx microlepis

Order Stomiiformes

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.

Ichthyococcus polli

Eustomias bifilis

Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes quasiindicus

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.

Maurolicus breviculus

Astronesthes macropogon

Eustomias schiffi

Benttooth bristlemouth

Bathophilus pawneei

Eustomias albibulbus

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

Photonectes parvimanus

Aristostomias lunifer

Eustomias ioani

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Highfin dragonfish

Cyclothone pygmaea

Borostomias mononema

Scaleless dragonfish

Hatchet fish - The Giant Hatchetfish or Greater Silver Hatchetfish a marine hatchetfish of the genus Argyropelecus, is found in every ocean except the north Pacific in deep tropical and subtropical waters.

Eustomias gibbsi

Astronesthes lamellosus

Eustomias posti

Margrethia valentinae

Stomias danae

Bathophilus altipinnis

Eustomias curtatus

Triplophos hemingi

Astronesthes illuminatus

Eustomias parini

Leptostomias multifilis

Slender snaggletooth

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Eustomias cancriensis

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Astronesthes formosana

Eustomias minimus

Chauliodus minimus

Eustomias melanostigmoides

Bigeye lightfish

Maurolicus javanicus

Slender bristlemouth

Photonectes albipennis

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

Scaleless dragonfish

Gonostoma longipinnis

Astronesthes tanibe

Astronesthes bilobatus


Eustomias bertelseni


Eustomias longiramis

Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.


Eustomias tetranema


Bathophilus kingi

Borostomias elucens

Scaly dragonfish

Photonectes leucospilus

Eustomias inconstans

Polyipnus soelae

Pacific astronesthid fish

Eustomias radicifilis

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 paxtoni

Scaly dragonfish

Scaleless black dragonfish

Eustomias dispar

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

Argyripnus iridescens

Lovely hatchetfish

Astronesthes karsteni

Eustomias crossotus

Valdivia black dragon fish

Araiophos eastropas

Astronesthes gudrunae

Eustomias multifilis

Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Scaleless dragonfish

Highlight hatchetfish


Eustomias bulbiramis

Melanostomias melanopogon

Astronesthes dupliglandis

Eustomias micraster

Chauliodus dentatus


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.

Eustomias uniramis

Emperor seamount lightfish

Yellow bristlemouth

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Thorophos euryops

Atlantic fangjaw

Eustomias magnificus

Heterophotus ophistoma

Astronesthes similus

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


Astronesthes martensii

Eustomias schmidti


Bathophilus proximus

Slim lightfish

Eustomias australensis

Photostomias atrox

Aristostomias polydactylus

Bathophilus indicus

Borostomias pacificus

Arrow dragonfish

Photonectes caerulescens

Half-naked hatchetfish

Eustomias hulleyi

Odontostomias masticopogon

Polyipnus inermis

Astronesthes lampara

Eustomias problematicus

Diplophos australis

Stomias gracilis

Leptostomias robustus


Longfin dragonfish

Eustomias curtifilis

Astronesthes indicus

Eustomias parri

Scaleless dragonfish

Ebeling's fangjaw

Eustomias monoclonoides

Chauliodus pammelas

Maurolicus stehmanni

Eustomias cirritus

Melanostomias pollicifer

Astronesthes galapagensis

Eustomias braueri

Melanostomias globulifer

Torpedo dragonfish

Astronesthes chrysophekadion

Eustomias mesostenus

Astronesthes tatyanae

Opostomias micripnus

Maurolicus kornilovorum

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.


Eustomias tomentosis

Maurolicus australis


Eustomias satterleei

Alcock's boafish

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias aequatorialis

Photonectes margarita

Aristostomias grimaldii

Eustomias interruptus


Eustomias elongatus

Argyripnus pharos

Eustomias pinnatus

Sonoda paucilampa

Manducus maderensis

Shortbarbel dragonfish


Astronesthes kreffti

Pacific hatchet fish

Eustomias cryptobulbus

Astronesthes haplophos

Eustomias pacificus

Leptostomias longibarba

Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana

Eustomias bulbornatus

Tentacle dragonfish

Astronesthes exsul

Eustomias micropterygius

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

Scaleless dragonfish

Pachystomias microdon

Maurolicus parvipinnis

Eustomias medusa


Eustomias vitiazi

Maurolicus inventionis

Cyclothone parapallida

Photonectes achirus

Pacific blackdragon

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Thorophos nexilis

Elongated bristlemouth fish

Astronesthes splendida

Astronesthes atlanticus

Bulldog lightfish

Eustomias austratlanticus

Photostomias goodyeari


Eustomias lanceolatus


Eustomias spherulifer

Deep-water bristlemouth

Scaleless dragonfish

Bathophilus irregularis

Bonapartia pedaliota

Panama snaggletooth

Photonectes gracilis

Sladen's hatchet fish

Eustomias ignotus

Odontostomias micropogon

Polyipnus meteori

Astronesthes leucopogon

Eustomias quadrifilis

Diplophos pacificus

Stomias lampropeltis

Black-belly dragonfish

Bathophilus brevis

Eustomias digitatus

Astronesthes indopacificus

Eustomias patulus

Slender fangjaw

Eustomias contiguus

Threelight dragonfish

Melanostomias stewarti


Eustomias monoclonus

Chauliodus schmidti

Sternoptyx obscura

Maurolicus walvisensis

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Melanostomias melanopogon

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Astronesthes decoratus

Eustomias metamelas

Yarrella argenteola

Astronesthes trifibulatus

Pitgum lanternfish

Maurolicus mucronatus

Order Tetraodontiformes

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

Triacanthodes intermedius

Atrophacanthus japonicus

Order Zeiformes

Stethopristes eos

Rosy dory


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

Neocyttus acanthorhynchus

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

Allocyttus guineensis