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

Serrivomer schmidti

Serrivomer danae

Nemichthys larseni

Avocettina acuticeps

Benthenchelys pacificus

Black saw-toothed eel

Bean's sawtooth eel

Dogface witch-eel

Bathymyrus echinorhynchus

Labichthys yanoi

Acromycter longipectoralis

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

Serrivomer garmani

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

Avocettina bowersii

Leptocephalus bellottii

Saurenchelys taiwanensis

Nessorhamphus danae

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

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.

Benthenchelys indicus

Chlopsis longidens

Crossthroat sawpalate

Avocettina paucipora

Leptocephalus congroides

Order Ateleopodiformes

Parateleopus microstomus

Order Aulopiformes

Naked barracuda

Stemonosudis bullisi



Scopelosaurus craddocki


Chubby pearleye

Longfin pearleye

Antarctic jonasfish

Paralepis speciosa

Scopelarchus stephensi

Macroparalepis danae

Stemonosudis intermedia

Scopelarchoides danae

Ahliesaurus berryi

Lestidium prolixum

Slender barracudina

Uncisudis posteropelvis

Undistinguished sabretooth

Atlantic sabretooth

Lestidiops extrema

Benthalbella elongata

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

Southern barracudina

Scopelarchoides signifer

Macroparalepis nigra

Dolichosudis fuliginosa

Stemonosudis rothschildi

Stemonosudis elegans

Atlantic barracudina

Fierce pike smelt

Uncisudis advena

Scopelosaurus gibbsi

Strange pike smelt

Benthalbella macropinna

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

Scopelarchoides kreffti

Macroparalepis longilateralis

Sharpchin barracudina

Evermannella ahlstromi

Ahliesaurus brevis

White 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

Lestidium bigelowi



Uncisudis longirostra

Scopelosaurus mauli

Lestidiops pacificus



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

Magnisudis indica

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

Scopelarchoides nicholsi


Stemonosudis molesta

Evermannella megalops

Order Beryciformes

Longwing spinyfin

Parinoberyx horridus

Hoplostethus tenebricus

Atlantic roughy

Hoplostethus marisrubri

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 crassispinus

Paratrachichthys sajademalensis

Hoplostethus rubellopterus

Hoplostethus metallicus

Hoplostethus fragilis

Hoplostethus abramovi

Aulotrachichthys latus

Diretmoides veriginae

Parmops echinatus

Paratrachichthys argyrophanus

Slimy head

Hoplostethus melanopterus

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 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.

Hoplostethus shubnikovi

Hoplostethus mikhailini


Hoplostethus confinis

Aulotrachichthys prosthemius

Paratrachichthys fernandezianus

Hoplostethus rifti

Slimy head

Hoplostethus fedorovi

Order Carcharhiniformes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Order Cetomimiformes

Vitiaziella cubiceps

Pink flabby whalefish


Gyrinomimus bruuni

Festive ribbonfish

Cetomimus teevani

Cetichthys parini

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

Parataeniophorus brevis

Gyrinomimus simplex

Procetichthys kreffti

Cetomimus kerdops

Ataxolepis apus

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

Savage's birdsnouted whalefish

Danacetichthys galathenus

Cetomimus gillii

Parataeniophorus gulosus

Trunov southern cetomimid

Megalomycter teevani

Ataxolepis henactis

Cetomimus picklei

Ditropichthys storeri

Cetichthys indagator

Gyrinomimus myersi

Order Chimaeriformes


Hydrolagus lusitanicus

Order Gadiformes

Patagonian codling


Hymenocephalus antraeus

Kumba hebetata

Roundhead grenadier

Pugnose grenadier

Coelorinchus melanosagmatus

Coryphaenoides striaturus

Dusky rattail

Rhynchogadus hepaticus

Gadomus multifilis

Coryphaenoides microps

Gadella brocca


Bristly grenadier

Physiculus therosideros

Macrouroides inflaticeps

Narrowsnout grenadier

Physiculus nigriscens

Bluntnose grenadier

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

Bighead mora

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

Kumba musorstom

Slendertail grenadier

Coelorinchus vityazae

Muraenolepis andriashevi

Coryphaenoides semiscaber

Kumba calvifrons

Gadomus capensis

Coryphaenoides mcmillani

Guttigadus nudicephalus

Physiculus roseus

Kaiwi Channel grenadier

Bighead grenadier

Nezumia cyrano

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

Sphagemacrurus pumiliceps

Coelorinchus nazcaensis

Myers' grenadier

Tripterophycis svetovidovi

Grenadier fish

Whitson's grenadier

Gadella edelmanni

Coryphaenoides grahami

Physiculus parini

Parin's grenadier

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.

Fragile grenadier

Smallhead moray cod

Coryphaenoides spinulosus

Finescale mora

Echinomacrurus mollis

Threadfin grenadier

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

Physiculus longifilis

Blunt-nosed grenadier

Laemonema melanurum

Naked snout rattail

Ventrifossa paxtoni

Squalogadus modificatus

Hymenocephalus barbatulus

Dogtooth grenadier

Kumba maculisquama

Berry's grenadier

Sturgeon-like grenadier fish

Sphagemacrurus richardi

Coelorinchus trunovi

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.

Bathygadus spongiceps

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

Physiculus peregrinus

Bluntsnout grenadier

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

Linophryne escaramosa

Phyllorhinichthys balushkini - P.

Bufoceratias thele

Bulbous dreamer

Oneirodes thysanema

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

Acentrophryne longidens

Linophryne bipennata

Danaphryne nigrifilis

Short-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes alius

Linophryne andersoni

Gigantactis microphthalmus

Melanocetus eustalus

Torpedo batfish

Tyrannophryne pugnax - The most distinctive feature of T.

Himantolophus paucifilosus

Oneirodes pietschi

Gigantactis balushkini

Himantolophus macroceratoides

Chirophryne xenolophus

Oneirodes melanocauda

Dolopichthys jubatus

Linophryne quinqueramosa

Caulophryne polynema

Himantolophus cornifer

Oneirodes heteronema

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

Chaenophryne ramifera

Oneirodes cristatus

Plainchin dreamarm

Linophryne algibarbata

Gigantactis microdontis

Linophryne macrodon

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

Gigantactis kreffti

Gigantactis gibbsi

Ctenochirichthys longimanus

Linophryne argyresca

Cosmopolitan whipnose

Melanocetus rossi

Oneirodes pterurus

Himantolophus multifurcatus

Two-rod anglerfish

Oneirodes myrionemus

Lophodolos indicus

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

Rhynchactis macrothrix

Linophryne pennibarbata

Caulophryne pelagica

Himantolophus brevirostris

Oneirodes flagellifer

Puck pinnata

Oneirodes whitleyi

Gigantactis macronema

Photocorynus spiniceps - The known mature male individuals are 6.

Linophryne indica

Phyllorhinichthys micractis - P.

Bufoceratias wedli

Smooth dreamer

Bulbous dreamer

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 .

Gigantactis paxtoni

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

Himantolophus pseudalbinares

Oneirodes plagionema

Gigantactis elsmani

Himantolophus mauli

Oneirodes micronema

Himantolophus crinitus

Oneirodes kreffti

Dolopichthys karsteni

Linophryne racemifera

Pietschichthys horridus

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

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

Acentrophryne dolichonema

Linophryne bicornis

Gigantactis watermani

Stargazing seadevil

Himantolophus nigricornis

Diceratias trilobus

Smooth anglerfish

Himantolophus macroceras

Oneirodes macrosteus

Rhynchactis microthrix

Linophryne polypogon

Caulophryne pietschi

Himantolophus compressus

Oneirodes haplonema

Dolopichthys dinema

Himantolophus albinares

Smooth dreamer

Oneirodes clarkei

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

Gigantactis savagei

Murray's abyssal anglerfish

Pacific footballfish

Oneirodes posti

Gigantactis gargantua

Triplewart seadevil

Robia legula

Whalehead dreamer

Himantolophus melanolophus

Oneirodes mirus

Linophryne sexfilis

Himantolophus danae

Oneirodes luetkeni

Dolopichthys pullatus

Rhynchactis leptonema

Linophryne parini

Himantolophus borealis

Nightmare dreamer

Order Myctophiformes


Bolinichthys nikolayi

Symbolophorus rufinus

Gonichthys venetus

Andersen's lantern fish

Lampadena dea

Diaphus pallidus

Lantern fish


Skinnycheek lanternfish

Spothead lantern fish

Taaningichthys paurolychnus


Diaphus lobatus

Horned lanternfish

Lampanyctus tenuiformis

Longfin lanternfish

Golden lanternfish

Electron subantarctic

Doflein's false headlightfish

Diaphus garmani

Rakery beaconlamp

Diaphus trachops

Pinpoint lampfish

Smallfin lanternfish

Nannobrachium idostigma

Gymnoscopelus fraseri

Diaphus dehaveni



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

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.


Mead's lanternfish

Metelectrona ahlstromi


Hintonia candens

Myctophum lychnobium

Lampanyctus simulator

Diaphus jenseni



Highseas lampfish

Diaphus faustinoi

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

Smallfin lanternfish

Blue lanternfish

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.

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

Cocco's lantern fish

Diaphus handi

Slimtail lampfish

Diaphus umbroculus

Lampanyctus hubbsi

Diaphus subtilis


Garnet lanternfish

Nannobrachium indicum

Gymnoscopelus hintonoides

Diaphus drachmanni

Pacific blackchin

Pig-headed lantern fish


Mirror lanterfish


Protomyctophum bolini

Nannobrachium cuprarium

Slendertail lanternfish

Diaphus aliciae


Diaphus ostenfeldi

Spiny lantern fish


Popeye lampfish

Evermann's lantern fish

Lantern fish

Spinycheek lanternfish

Diaphus megalops

Metelectrona ventralis

Diaphus kuroshio

Japanese lanternfish

Longfin lampfish

Electrona antarctica

Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus

Triphoturus oculeum

Fragile lantern fish


Diaphus thiollierei

Nannobrachium phyllisae

Gymnoscopelus braueri

Diaphus dahlgreni

Spinytail lampfish

Diaphus similis

Protomyctophum gemmatum



Transparent lantern fish

Protomyctophum andriashevi

Nannobrachium bristori

Reinhardt's lantern fish


Diaphus arabicus

Gonichthys barnesi

Tarletonbeania taylori

Large-scaled lantern fish


Spotted laternfish

Benoit's lanternfish

Parvilux boschmai

Diaphus lucidus

Lampanyctus vadulus

Myctophum indicum

Chubby flashlightfish

Nannobrachium wisneri

Krefftichthys anderssoni

Hudson's lanternfish

Topside lampfish


Diaphus whitleyi

Gymnoscopelus microlampas

Diaphus ehrhorni

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 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

Alcockia rostrata

Pelagic brotula

Brotulotaenia brevicauda

Barathronus parfaiti

Apagesoma delosommatus

Barathronus bicolor

Parabrotula plagiophthalmus

Brotulotaenia nigra

Bony-eared assfish

Aphyonus bolini

Marshall slopebrotula

Barathronus multidens

Leucobrotula adipata

Gunther's cuskeel

Violet cuskeel

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

Barathronus unicolor

Apagesoma edentatum

Barathronus bruuni

Parabrotula tanseimaru

Thalassobathia nelsoni

Lamprogrammus niger

Bassozetus zenkevitchi

Aphyonus brevidorsalis

Barathronus pacificus

Barathrites parri

Brotulotaenia nielseni

Two-spined slopebrotula

Barathronus diaphanus

Nielsen's catetyx

Order Osmeriformes

Bruce's argentine

Krefft's smooth-head

Holtbyrnia ophiocephala

Dolichopteryx binocularis

Snubnose blacksmelt

Salmon smooth-head

Maulisia acuticeps

Holtbyrnia conocephala

Bathylagus niger

Fiolenti's smooth-head

Rouleina livida

Nansenia sanrikuensis

Threadfin smooth-head

Mentodus perforatus

Bathylagichthys longipinnis

Bluethroat argentine

Mentodus crassus

Bathytroctes squamosus

Leptoderma affinis

Bathytroctes macrognathus

Brown slickhead

Multipore searsid

Winged spookfish


Schnakenbeck's searsid

Searsioides multispinus

Smallscale searsid

Holtbyrnia laticauda

Longsnout blacksmelt

California smoothtongue

Elongate smooth-head

Bluntsnout slickhead

Narcetes lloydi

Pectinantus parini

Rouleina euryops

Nansenia longicauda

Hairfin smooth-head

Barbantus elongatus

Bathylagus borealis

Fanfin smooth-head

Bathylaco nielseni

Loosescale smooth-head

Nansenia ahlstromi

Mentodus longirostris

Legless searsid

Bajacalifornia microstoma

Smallscale smooth-head

Bajacalifornia aequatoris

Agassiz' smooth-head

Bathytroctes elegans

Dolichopteryx brachyrhynchus

Werner's smooth-head

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

Winteria telescopa

Koefoed's searsid

Palegold searsid

Teardrop tubeshoulder

Blackchin blacksmelt

Conocara kreffti

Madeiran smooth-head

Nansenia tenuicauda

Pygmy argentine

Shining tubeshoulder

Bathylagoides argyrogaster

Softskin smooth-head

Greenland argentine

Abyssal smooth-head

Bathytroctes zugmayeri

Mentodus eubranchus

Asquamiceps caeruleus

Leptoderma lubricum

Koefoed's smooth-head

Bajacalifornia erimoensis

Normichthys yahganorum

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

Streaklight tubeshoulder

Dolichopteryx anascopa

Bathylagus tenuis

Murray's smooth-head

Rouleina watasei

Blackhead salmon

Matsuichthys aequipinnis

Bighead searsid

Ghost smelt

Conocara bertelseni

Rouleina guentheri

Nansenia megalopa

Threadfin slickhead

Deep-sea smelt

Mentodus mesalirus


Nansenia antarctica

Eared blacksmelt

Leaf searsid

Mentodus bythios

Bathytroctes pappenheimi

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.

Vaillant's smooth-head

Bathytroctes inspector

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.

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

Sagamichthys gracilis

Searsioides calvala

Norman's smooth-head

Maulisia isaacsi

Holtbyrnia intermedia

Pacific black smelt

Longfin smooth-head

Rouleina nuda

Binghamichthys aphos

Narcetes erimelas

Antillean smooth-head

Palebelly searsid

Robust blacksmelt

Bathylagus andriashevi

Rouleina eucla

Nansenia iberica

Toothless smooth-head

Mentodus facilis

Asquamiceps hjorti

Bigeye smooth-head

Leptoderma retropinna

Michael Sars smooth-head

Dolichopteryx trunovi

Bathytroctes breviceps

Order Perciformes


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

Bathyclupea argentea

Seleniolycus pectoralis

Pseudoscopelus sagamianus

Caristius groenlandicus

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.

Atrobucca geniae

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

Pseudoscopelus altipinnis

Barracuda cardinalfish

Malakichthys similis

Kali macrodon

Deepsea herring

Dysalotus oligoscolus

Paracaristius heemstrai

Pachycara dolichaulus

Pseudoscopelus parini

Thinlip splitfin

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

Atlantic soft pout

Silver splitfin

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


Bathyclupea gracilis

Kali falx

Tonga escolar

Bigmouth veilfin

Seleniolycus robertsi


Pseudoscopelus scutatus

Trewavas croaker

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

Bathyclupea megaceps

Black swallower

Paracaristius maderensis

Seleniolycus laevifasciatus

Pseudoscopelus pierbartus

Melanostigma vitiazi

Aethotaxis mitopteryx pawsoni

Melanostigma bathium

Bigtooth eelpout

Pseudoscopelus cephalus

Sherborn's cardinalfish


Plectranthias robertsi

Malakichthys mochizuki

Kali indica

Platyberyx opalescens

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

Bathyclupea hoskynii

Cocoa snapper

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


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

Saccopharynx ramosus

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

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

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

Acantholiparis caecus

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


Abyssoberyx levisquamosus

Melamphaes indicus


Slender bigscale



Melamphaes polylepis



Melamphaes eulepis

Scopelogadus unispinis


Melamphaes spinifer

Large-headed midnight fish

Melamphaes parini

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

Highfin dragonfish

Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes haplophos

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.

Astronesthes exsul

Eustomias schiffi

Benttooth bristlemouth

Photonectes parvimanus

Eustomias albibulbus

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

Valenciennellus carlsbergi

Bathophilus altipinnis

Eustomias ioani

Cyclothone pygmaea

Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes splendida

Borostomias mononema

Eustomias gibbsi

Astronesthes atlanticus

Margrethia valentinae

Eustomias posti

Stomias danae

Triplophos hemingi

Eustomias curtatus


Eustomias parini


Leptostomias multifilis

Astronesthes leucopogon

Maurolicus rudjakovi

Slender snaggletooth

Eustomias cancriensis

Melanostomias nigroaxialis

Sladen's hatchet fish

Eustomias minimus

Chauliodus minimus

Argyripnus pharos

Bigeye lightfish

Bathophilus kingi

Eustomias melanostigmoides

Astronesthes indopacificus

Maurolicus javanicus

Borostomias elucens

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.

Gonostoma longipinnis

Thysanactis dentex

Eustomias bituberoides

Scaleless dragonfish



Eustomias bertelseni

Vinciguerria mabahiss - Vinciguerria mabahiss is a species of Vinciguerria.

Scaleless black dragonfish

Eustomias longiramis


Eustomias tetranema


Scaly dragonfish

Photonectes leucospilus

Astronesthes trifibulatus

Polyipnus soelae

Eustomias inconstans

Astronesthes decoratus

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

Eustomias paxtoni

Astronesthes quasiindicus

Scaly dragonfish

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

Eustomias dispar

Eustomias crossotus

Valdivia black dragon fish

Aristostomias lunifer

Eustomias multifilis

Chauliodus vasnetzovi - Viperfish

Astronesthes macropogon

Scaleless dragonfish


Highlight hatchetfish

Eustomias bulbiramis

Melanostomias melanopogon

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.

Bathophilus proximus

Eustomias micraster

Chauliodus dentatus

Astronesthes lamellosus

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 illuminatus

Emperor seamount lightfish

Eustomias uniramis

Yellow bristlemouth

Atlantic fangjaw

Thorophos euryops

Eustomias bimargaritatus

Heterophotus ophistoma

Bathophilus indicus

Eustomias magnificus


Longfin dragonfish

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

Astronesthes formosana

Eustomias schmidti


Slim lightfish

Photostomias atrox

Eustomias australensis

Arrow dragonfish

Photonectes caerulescens

Astronesthes tanibe

Borostomias pacificus

Polyipnus inermis

Eustomias hulleyi

Odontostomias masticopogon

Astronesthes bilobatus

Diplophos australis

Eustomias problematicus

Stomias gracilis


Leptostomias robustus


Eustomias curtifilis

Ebeling's fangjaw

Eustomias parri

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias monoclonoides

Chauliodus pammelas

Pacific astronesthid fish

Maurolicus stehmanni

Eustomias cirritus

Melanostomias pollicifer

Torpedo dragonfish

Eustomias braueri

Melanostomias globulifer

Lovely hatchetfish

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias mesostenus

Astronesthes karsteni

Maurolicus kornilovorum

Opostomias micripnus

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

Astronesthes gudrunae

Maurolicus australis

Eustomias tomentosis


Astronesthes dupliglandis

Eustomias satterleei

Alcock's boafish

Photonectes margarita


Eustomias aequatorialis

Eustomias interruptus

Eustomias elongatus

Manducus maderensis

Sonoda paucilampa

Eustomias pinnatus

Astronesthes similus

Shortbarbel dragonfish

Eustomias cryptobulbus

Aristostomias polydactylus

Eustomias pacificus

Astronesthes martensii

Leptostomias longibarba

Sternoptyx pseudodiaphana

Eustomias bulbornatus

Tentacle dragonfish

Half-naked hatchetfish

Scaleless dragonfish

Eustomias micropterygius

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

Astronesthes lampara

Maurolicus parvipinnis

Scaleless dragonfish

Pachystomias microdon

Argyripnus iridescens


Bathophilus irregularis

Eustomias medusa

Astronesthes indicus

Maurolicus inventionis

Eustomias vitiazi

Bonapartia pedaliota

Cyclothone parapallida

Photonectes achirus

Pacific blackdragon

Elongated bristlemouth fish

Thorophos nexilis

Eustomias bimargaritoides

Bulldog lightfish

Photostomias goodyeari

Eustomias austratlanticus

Araiophos eastropas

Bathophilus brevis

Eustomias lanceolatus

Astronesthes galapagensis

Eustomias spherulifer

Deep-water bristlemouth

Photonectes gracilis

Astronesthes tatyanae

Panama snaggletooth

Polyipnus meteori

Eustomias ignotus

Odontostomias micropogon

Astronesthes chrysophekadion

Diplophos pacificus

Eustomias quadrifilis

Stomias lampropeltis


Black-belly dragonfish

Eustomias digitatus

Slender fangjaw

Eustomias patulus

Threelight dragonfish

Eustomias contiguus

Melanostomias stewarti

Aristostomias grimaldii

Eustomias monoclonus

Chauliodus schmidti


Maurolicus walvisensis

Sternoptyx obscura

Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Eustomias brevibarbatus

Melanostomias melanopogon

Pacific hatchet fish

Yarrella argenteola

Bathophilus pawneei

Eustomias metamelas

Astronesthes kreffti

Maurolicus mucronatus

Pitgum lanternfish

Order Tetraodontiformes

Atrophacanthus japonicus

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

Triacanthodes intermedius

Order Zeiformes

Stethopristes eos

Rosy dory


Allocyttus guineensis

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.

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

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