List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Seychelles
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Table 1: 44 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 0 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: 44 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Aphanopus microphthalmusnative Smalleye scabbardfish  benthopelagic810 - 1022 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus longicephalusnative Longhead catshark  bathydemersal680 - 950 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Arctozenus rissonative Spotted barracudina  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus tuckerinative Tucker's frostfish  benthopelagic500 - 790 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus vityazinative Vityaz' frostfish  benthopelagic 
Beryciformes Berycidae Beryx decadactylusnative Alfonsino  bathydemersal110 - 1000 
Perciformes Bramidae Brama dussumierinative Lesser bream  pelagic-neritic1 - 300 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark  bathydemersal50 - 1440 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus squamosusnative Leafscale gulper shark  bathydemersal145 - 2400 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus coelolepisnative Portuguese dogfish  bathydemersal150 - 3700 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus crepidaternative Longnose velvet dogfish  bathydemersal230 - 1500 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus owstoniinative Roughskin dogfish  bathydemersal100 - 1500 
Perciformes Champsodontidae Champsodon capensisnative Gaper  bathypelagic64 - 552 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus sloaninative Sloane's viperfish  bathypelagic200 - 4700 
Squaliformes Squalidae Cirrhigaleus aspernative Roughskin spurdog  bathydemersal200 - 650 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus amirantensisnative   bathydemersal950 - 1900 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus yuriinative   benthopelagic800 - 1900 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides asprellusnative   bathydemersal1500 - 2290 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone albanative Bristlemouth  bathypelagic25 - 4938 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pallidanative Tan bristlemouth  bathypelagic16 - 4663 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pseudopallidanative Slender bristlemouth  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus fulgensnative   bathypelagic85 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus splendidusnative Horned lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper Zob laflanm reef-associated45 - 400 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  pelagic-oceanic 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark  bathydemersal 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestidiops indopacificanative Indo-Pacific barracudina  bathypelagic15 - 330 
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Masturus lanceolatusnative Sharptail mola  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Myrocongridae Myroconger seychellensisnative   benthopelagic 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  bathypelagic914 - 1646 
Perciformes Gempylidae Neoepinnula orientalisnative Sackfish  benthopelagic200 - 570 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nesiarchus nasutusnative Black gemfish  benthopelagic200 - 1200 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ophichthus hirritusnative   benthopelagic 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ophichthus tomioinative   benthopelagic300 - 423 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides filamentosusnative Crimson jobfish Batrikan benthopelagic40 - 400 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides sieboldiinative Lavender jobfish  benthopelagic100 - 360 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides zonatusnative Oblique-banded snapper Zonn benthopelagic70 - 300 
Carcharhiniformes Pseudotriakidae Pseudotriakis microdonnative False catshark  bathydemersal173 - 1890 
Perciformes Gempylidae Rexea bengalensisnative Bengal escolar  benthopelagic143 - 820 
Perciformes Callionymidae Synchiropus altivelisnative Highfin bigeye dragonet  demersal70 - 600 
Perciformes Gempylidae Thyrsitoides marleyinative Black snoek  benthopelagic 
Perciformes Lethrinidae Wattsia mossambicanative Mozambique large-eye bream  reef-associated100 - 200 
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