List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Hong Kong
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Table 1: 43 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 1 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 0 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 44 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 43 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Scorpaeniformes Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish  demersal14 - 60 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Atrobucca nibenative Blackmouth croaker  demersal45 - 200 
Tetraodontiformes Triacanthodidae Bathyphylax bombifronsnative   bathydemersal 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema pterotumnative Skinnycheek lanternfish  benthopelagic10 - 300 
Gadiformes Bregmacerotidae Bregmaceros lanceolatusnative   pelagic-neritic 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus hemiodonnative Pondicherry shark  demersal 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark  bathydemersal50 - 1440 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Chascanopsetta lugubrisnative Pelican flounder  bathydemersal60 - 3210 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Chimaera phantasmanative Silver chimaera  bathydemersal90 - 540 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus albatrossisnative   bathydemersal300 - 350 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus abbreviatusnative Three-lined tongue sole  demersal20 - 85 
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus kurroidesnative Redtail scad  reef-associated100 - 300 
Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae Eridacnis radcliffeinative Pygmy ribbontail catshark  bathydemersal71 - 766 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper  reef-associated45 - 400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus lucifernative Blackbelly lanternshark  benthopelagic150 - 1250 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark  bathydemersal 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Hymenocephalus nascensnative Nascent membranehead  benthopelagic366 - 855 
Scorpaeniformes Platycephalidae Inegocia japonicanative Japanese flathead Flathead demersal7 - 85 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lipocheilus carnolabrumnative Tang's snapper  demersal90 - 340 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Monomitopus longicepsnative   benthopelagic150 - 960 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites unimaculatusnative Onespot cusk  benthopelagic110 - 567 
Tetraodontiformes Triacanthodidae Paratriacanthodes retrospinisnative Sawspine spikefish  bathydemersal418 - 920 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion nierstraszinative   bathydemersal 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Poecilopsetta coloratanative Coloured righteye flounder  bathydemersal214 - 800 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides auricillanative Goldflag jobfish  benthopelagic90 - 360 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides filamentosusnative Crimson jobfish  benthopelagic40 - 400 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Pterygotrigla hemistictanative Blackspotted gurnard  demersal10 - 420 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Satyrichthys rieffelinative Spotted armoured-gurnard  demersal65 - 600 
Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae Sinobatis melanosomanative Blackbodied leg skate  bathydemersal500 - 1100 
Scorpaeniformes Platycephalidae Sorsogona tuberculatanative Tuberculated flathead  demersal9 - 80 
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus japonicusnative Japanese spurdog  bathydemersal150 - 300 
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus mitsukuriinative Shortspine spurdog  benthopelagic29 - 600 
Squatiniformes Squatinidae Squatina nebulosanative Clouded angelshark  demersal 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Taeniopsetta ocellatanative Indo-Pacific ocellated flounder  demersal150 - 278 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Thamnaconus tessellatusnative   bathydemersal230 - 600 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tylerius spinosissimusnative Spiny blaasop  bathydemersal250 - 435 
Perciformes Uranoscopidae Uranoscopus japonicusnative   bathydemersal250 - 300 
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis uraspisnative Whitemouth jack  reef-associated20 - 130 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Ventrifossa divergensnative Plainfin grenadier  bathydemersal183 - 772 
Perciformes Lethrinidae Wattsia mossambicanative Mozambique large-eye bream  reef-associated100 - 200 
Perciformes Uranoscopidae Xenocephalus elongatusnative   bathypelagic35 - 440 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Zameus squamulosusnative Velvet dogfish  benthopelagic 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion japonicumnative Japanese dory  bathydemersal200 - 400 
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