Pelagic-oceanic fish - Fish living in the pelagic-oceanic environment

Order Anguilliformes

Thread eel

Thalassenchelys coheni

Saurenchelys stylura

Thalassenchelys foliaceus

Synaphobranchus dolichorhynchus

Order Atheriniformes

Querimana silverside

Order Aulopiformes

Macroparalepis brevis

Lestidiops bathyopteryx

Lestidiops neles

Paralepis brevirostris

Duckbill barracudina

Scopelosaurus ahlstromi - Scopelosaurus ahlstromi is a waryfish of the family Notosudidae, found in all oceans, at depths of down to 500 m.

Lestidiops cadenati

Hubb's pearleye


Stemonosudis elongata

Scopelosaurus hoedti

Lestidiops distans

Rosenblattichthys nemotoi

Order Beloniformes

Dwarf saury

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus japonicus

Cape needlefish

Banded flyingfish

Shoulderspot needlefish

Agujon needlefish

Short-beaked garfish

Slender halfbeak

Glider flyingfish

Whitetip flyingfish

Sailor flyingfish

Whitespot flyingfish

Pharao flyingfish

Bandwing flyingfish


Platybelone argalus lovii

Stained flyingfish

Black wing flyingfish

Hound needlefish - While the houndfish has no spines, its dorsal fin has 21–25 soft rays, and its anal fin has 19–22.

Margined flyingfish


African flyingfish

Coromandel flyingfish

Guinean flyingfish

Barbel flyingfish

Tylosurus acus imperialis

Pacific saury - It is known as sanma in Japanese, kongchi in Korean, qiu dao yu in Chinese, and saira in Russian.

Keeltail needlefish

Cheilopogon ventralis

Mirrorwing flyingfish - Mirrorwing flyingfish have 10-12 soft rays on their dorsal fins and 11-13 rays on their anal fins.

Gyre flyingfish


Agujon needlefish

Cheilopogon doederleinii

Order Carcharhiniformes

Variegated catshark - The Australian spotted catshark, Asymbolus analis, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found only around Australia between latitudes 32° S and 38° S, at depths of between 10 and 180 m.

Blue whaler shark - The blue shark is the most widely distrubted animal in the world.

Dwarf catshark - Asymbolus pallidus, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found only off West Australia, at depths of between 200 and 400 m.

Holohalaelurus favus - The Holohalaelurus favus is a type of shark in the Western Indian Ocean areas near South Africa.

Gulf smoothhound - Reproduction is Ovoviviparous.

Northern river shark - Northern river sharks are likely piscivorous.

Asymbolus rubiginosus - Asymbolus rubiginosus is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae found only off West Australia, at depths of between 25 and 540 m.

Holohalaelurus grennian - The Holohalaelurus grennian is a type of shark in the Western Indian Ocean waters near Kenya.

Proscyllium magnificum

Cephaloscyllium parvum

Western spotted catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Carcharhinus macrops

Order Cetomimiformes

Cetomimoides parri

Order Clupeiformes

Key anchovy

Marini's anchovy

Order Gadiformes


Silvery cod

Lyconodes argenteus

Ahuru - The ahuru is a small deepwater fish, the only fish of the genus Auchenoceros, found on the east coast of New Zealand.

Svetovidovia lucullus

North Pacific hake - Its length is about 3 ft and they live up to 15 years.

Lyconus pinnatus

Order Lamniformes

Beaumaris shark - The porbeagle is a species of mackerel shark in the family Lamnidae, distributed widely in the cold and temperate marine waters of the North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere.

Megamouth shark - The appearance of the megamouth is distinctive, but little else is known about it.

Crocodile shark - The crocodile shark, Pseudocarcharias kamoharai, is a species of shark and the only member of the family Pseudocarchariidae.

Great white shark - The best selling novel Jaws and the subsequent film by Steven Spielberg provided the great white shark with the image of a "man eater" in the public mind.

Bigeye sand tiger - The bigeye sand tiger, Odontaspis noronhai, is a species of sand shark, family Odontaspididae, possibly found worldwide at depths of 60–1,000 m .

Porbeagle - Adult salmon sharks are medium grey to black over most of the body, with a white underside with darker blotches.

Hoe-mother - This shark is called the basking shark because it is most often observed when feeding at the surface and appears to be basking in the warmer water there.

Order Lampriformes


Regalecus kinoi

Southern opah

Trachipterus ishikawae

Whiptail ribbonfish

Pacific king-of-salmon - King-of-the-salmon, Trachipterus altivelis, is a species of ribbonfish in the family Trachipteridae.

Streamer fish

King of herrings

Tapertail ribbonfish

Order Myctophiformes

Diaphus suborbitalis

Diaphus kora

Andre's lanternfish

Diaphus diadematus

Protomyctophum beckeri

Myctophum ovcharovi

Giant lampfish

Diogenichthys panurgus

Diaphus rivatoni


Diaphus impostor


Large scale lantern fish


Mexican lampfish

Hector's lanternfish - It is a widespread marine fish, known from shallow tropical waters in the south-eastern Atlantic, from the western Pacific off Australia and New Zealand, and from the eastern Pacific off Chile.

Diaphus vanhoeffeni

Diaphus malayanus

Centrobranchus brevirostris

Lantern fish

Loweina terminata

Nannobrachium isaacsi

California flashlightfish

Glacial lanternfish


Diaphus signatus

Diaphus kapalae

Diaphus danae

Reverse gland lanternfish

Myctophum lunatum

Bolinichthys pyrsobolus

Southern lanternfish

Diaphus wisneri

Diaphus regani

Diaphus gigas

Protomyctophum subparallelum - Protomyctophum subparallelum is a lanternfish in the family Myctophidae, found circumglobally in the southern hemisphere south of about 30° S, in deep water.

Bigfin lanternfish

Lamp fish

Metelectrona herwigi

Order Ophidiiformes

Pycnocraspedum phyllosoma

Order Osmeriformes

Nansenia pelagica

Rhynchohyalus natalensis

Breakfast fish - Females reach 20 cm in length, while males are up to 25 cm long.

Nansenia macrolepis

Bathylagichthys problematicus

Nansenia tenera

Nansenia oblita

Persparsia kopua - Persparsia kopua, is a tubeshoulder of the family Platytroctidae, found around the world in the southern hemisphere between latitudes 30° S and 50° S.

Javelin spookfish - The species is notable for unusual protuberances that grow from its eyes, which each have "a well developed lens"

Xenophthalmichthys danae

Nansenia atlantica

Bathylagichthys australis

Order Perciformes

Parabarossia lanceolata

Yellowtail horse mackerel - The yellowtail horse mackerel is very similar to the greenback horse mackerel but has 68 to 73 lateral line scutes, compared with 76 to 82 for the greenback horse mackerel.

Pacific striped marlin - In 2010, Greenpeace International has added the striped marlin to its seafood red list.

Plectranthias lasti

Spotted fanfish - The spotted fanfish, Pteraclis velifera, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the indo-west Pacific oceans from South Africa to New Zealand, at depths to 500 m.

Mackerel icefish

Blackblotch swallowtail

Big eye tunny - In Hawaiian, it is one of two species known as ‘ahi; the other is yellowfin tuna.

Ragfish - The southern driftfish or ragfish, Icichthys australis, is a medusafish of the genus Icichthys found around the world in all southern oceans between latitudes 50° S and 60° S, from the surface down to 2,000 m.

Banded driftfish

Angel - The big-scale pomfret, Taractichthys longipinnis, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the Atlantic ocean, at depths down to 500 m.

R - The slender suckerfish or lousefish, Phtheirichthys lineatus, is a rare species of remora, family Echeneidae, and the only member of the genus Phtheirichthys.


Mocosa ruff

Symphysanodon disii

Scad - The koheru, Decapterus koheru, is a jack of the genus Decapterus, found only between the North Cape and the East Cape of the North Island of New Zealand, in mid-waters of reef and offshore areas.

Gvozdarus balushkini

Broad-bill sword-fish - They are the sole member of their family Xiphiidae.

Barracuda - The body is elongated and covered with small, scarcely visible scales; the back is an iridescent blue, while the sides are silvery, with a pattern of vertical blue bars.

Large-scale cigarfish

Pompano dolphinfish - Pompano dolphinfish have a lifespan of 3 to 4 years.

Arabian blackspot threadfin

Prickly pomfret

Arctic bonito - It is a streamlined, fast-swimming pelagic fish, common in tropical waters throughout the world, where it inhabits surface waters in large shoals , feeding on fish, crustaceans, cephalopods and mollusks.

Bald notothen - Growing to a maximum length of about 28 cm , it is yellow with dark spots and irregular crossbars.

Atlantic white marlin - Average size is 45 to 65 lbs , with females reaching relatively larger sizes.

Plectranthias jothyi

Bluestriped sea chub

Allison's tuna - The yellowfin tuna is often marketed as ahi tuna, from its Hawaiian name ʻahi although the name ʻahi in Hawaiian also refers to the closely related bigeye tuna.

Stout infantfish - S.

Maldives Slopefish

Brama myersi

Marlin sucker


Whitemouth jack



Roundscale spearfish - A team of university and government scientists has confirmed the existence of the enigmatic billfish species closely resembling the heavily fished, overexploited white marlin.

Plectranthias sheni - This is a deep-bodied fish with large mouth and eyes, growing up to 11 cm standard length.

Champsodon longipinnis

Brown rudderfish

Silver driftfish

Bigeye squaretail

Cocinero - The cocinero is classified within the genus Caranx, one of a number of groups known as the jacks or trevallies.

Hyperoglyphe macrophthalma

Akarnax Slopefish

Pelagic butterfish - The pelagic butterfish, Schedophilus maculatus, is a medusafish of the genus Schedophilus found in all warm oceans.

Japanese scad

Caribbean pomfret

Naked-head toothfish

Whale remora - The whalesucker, Remora australis, is a species of remora in the family Echeneidae, so named because it attaches itself exclusively to cetaceans.

Dwarf cigarfish

Bigscaled mackerel - The butterfly kingfish, bigscale mackerel, or butterfly mackerel, Gasterochisma melampus, the only species in the genus Gasterochisma, is found around the world in southern temperate waters, down to 200 m in open water.

Patagonian toothfish - A close relative, the Antarctic toothfish , is found farther south around the edges of the Antarctic shelf; it also lives in the Ross Sea.

Bathyclupea elongata

Inca scad

Bandtail notothen

Palm ruff

Japanese spearfish - The shortbill spearfish, Tetrapturus angustirostris, is a species of marlin found in Indo-Pacific oceans not far from the surface.

Plectranthias klausewitzi

Chiasmodon subniger

Checked swallowtail

Bluefin - The southern bluefin tuna is a large, streamlined, fast swimming fish with a long, slender caudal peduncle and relatively short dorsal, pectoral and anal fins.

Caristius japonicus

Brama pauciradiata

Schedophilus griseolineatus

Bluefish - In South Africa, this fish is commonly known as shad on the east coast, and elf on the west coast.

Mantasucker - The white suckerfish or mantasucker, Remorina albescens, is a species of remora in the family Echeneidae, a group of elongate marine fish with adhesive discs for attaching to larger organisms.

Black fathead

Maori cod - Paranotothenia magellanica, the Maori cod, is also known as Magellanic rockcod, blue notothenia or orange throat notothen.

Antarctic silverfish - The Antarctic Silverfish, Pleuragramma antarcticum is a member of the suborder Notothenioidei of the Perciform fishes.

Atlantic fanfish


Atlantic longbill spearfish

Champsodon nudivittis

Atlantic sailfish - Tests in the 1920s estimated that they were capable of short sprints of up to 111 kilometres per hour, however, a more conservative estimates of 37 to 55 kilometres per hour are more widely accepted .

Pacific black marlin - In 2010, Greenpeace International has added the black marlin to its seafood red list.

North-west ruffe


Longfinned albacore - It is found in the open waters of all tropical and temperate oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea.


Luvar - It is a big ellipsoidal fish, growing to two meters in length.

Neoscombrops atlanticus

Sala y G

Schedophilus marmoratus

Japanese scad

Pacific pomfret

Grey marlinsucker - The spearfish remora, Remora brachyptera, is a remora of the family Echeneidae, found around the world in tropical and subtropical seas.

Slender tuna - The slender tuna, Allothunnus fallai, is a species of tuna, the only species in the genus Allothunnus, found around the world in the southern oceans between latitudes 20° and 50° South.

Longfin cigarfish

Cryothenia amphitreta - In November 2004, a researcher by the name of Paul A.

Escolar - The snake mackerel, Gempylus serpens, is a species of fish in the monotypic genus Gempylus, belonging to the family Gempylidae .

Antarctic toothfish - Though sometimes called the Antarctic Cod, the Antarctic toothfish is quite unrelated to a cod.

Order Pristiophoriformes

Tropical sawshark - This is a small species; the maximum known length is 85 cm for females and 63 cm for males .

Order Rajiformes

Munk's devil ray - The manta de monk, Munk's devil ray, pygmy devil ray, or smoothtail mobula is a species of fish in the Mobulidae family.

Pygmy devilray - It is a brownish-grey colour, with a whitish underside.

Guilers stingray - The pelagic stingray, Pteroplatytrygon violacea, is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, and the sole member of its genus.

Bentfin devil ray - The bentfin devil ray, lesser devil ray, smoothtail devil ray, smoothtail mobula, or Thurton's devil ray is a species of fish in the Mobulidae family.

Fanfin skate

Shortfin devilray

Order Salmoniformes

Sockeye salmon or kokanee - Sockeye salmon , also called red salmon or blueback salmon, is an anadromous species of salmon found in the Pacific Ocean.

Order Scorpaeniformes

Lopholiparis flerxi

Pelagic scorpionfish

Psednos carolinae

Order Squaliformes

Fatspine spurdog

Southern Mandarin Dogfish - C.

Eastern longnose spurdog - Its reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Eastern highfin spurdog - Its reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Kermadec spiny dogfish

Squalus crassispinus - The fatspine spurdog is a rare, small and slender dogfish with a broad head and short snout.

Western longnose spurdog - The western longnose is a rare, small and slender dogfish with a narrow head and long narrow snout.

Western highfin spurdog - Its reproduction is ovoviviparous.

Etmopterus burgessi - Etmopterus burgessi is a newly described lanternshark of the family Dalatiidae in the order Squaliformes.

Edmund's spurdog

Bartail spurdog - The bartail spurdog, Squalus notocaudatus, is a dogfish of the family Squalidae, found on the continental shelf off Queensland, Australia, at depths of between 220 and 450 m .

Order Stomiiformes

Polyipnus bruuni

Eustomias xenobolus

Eustomias leptobolus

Eustomias teuthidopsis

Scaleless dragonfish

Astronesthes tchuvasovi

Eustomias pyrifer

Eustomias dinema

Astronesthes lucibucca

Aristostomias xenostoma

Borostomias abyssorum

Eustomias borealis

Leptostomias gracilis

Melanostomias paucilaternatus

Polyipnus oluolus

Eustomias melanonema

Bathophilus schizochirus

Eustomias vulgaris

Eustomias intermedius

Astronesthes psychrolutes

Eustomias suluensis

Ichthyococcus australis

Eustomias fissibarbis

Photonectes munificus

Astronesthes gibbsi

Eustomias decoratus

Long-threaded dragon fish

Polyipnus surugaensis

Eustomias appositus

Leptostomias bermudensis

Eustomias polyaster

Polyipnus danae

Eustomias lipochirus

Eustomias triramis

Eustomias grandibulbus

Astronesthes zetgibbsi

Astronesthes lupina

Eustomias similis

Eustomias dubius

Photonectes dinema

Astronesthes caulophorus

Eustomias crucis

Leptostomias haplocaulus

Polyipnus ovatus

Eustomias achirus

Eustomias orientalis

Polyipnus asper

Eustomias woollardi

Manducus greyae

Eustomias kreffti

Eustomias tenisoni

Ichthyococcus intermedius

Photonectes phyllopogon

Astronesthes spatulifer

Eustomias flagellifer

Eustomias deofamiliaris

Astronesthes longiceps

Leptostomias macropogon


Eustomias arborifer

Grammatostomias circularis

Leptostomias bilobatus

Eustomias precarius

Melanostomias margaritifer

Polyipnus limatulus

Eustomias macrophthalmus

Bathophilus abarbatus

Eustomias variabilis

Eustomias insularum

Astronesthes oligoa

Eustomias simplex

Scaleless dragonfish

Deepsea loosejaw

Astronesthes fedorovi

Eustomias danae

Leptostomias leptobolus

Polyipnus paxtoni

Eustomias acinosus

Leptostomias analis

Eustomias perplexus

Order Syngnathiformes

Cosmocampus retropinnis

Order Tetraodontiformes

Slender sunfish - Close-up of the head of a slender sunfish

Southern sunfish