List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Ecuador
n = 85
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Table 1: 84 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: 85 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 84 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Aculeola nigranative Hooktooth dogfish  demersal110 - 560 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Amblyraja hyperboreanative Arctic skate  bathydemersal140 - 2500 
Beryciformes Anoplogastridae Anoplogaster cornutanative Common fangtooth  bathypelagic2 - 4992 
Gadiformes Moridae Antimora rostratanative Blue antimora  bathypelagic350 - 3000 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus nasutusnative Largenose catshark  bathydemersal400 - 925 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus olfersiinative  Pez hacha bathypelagic100 - 800 
Anguilliformes Congridae Ariosoma prorigerumnative Slope conger  bathydemersal380 - 740 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus varidensnative Largehead conger Congrio bathydemersal165 - 935 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Bellator gymnostethusnative Naked-belly searobin Trigla demersal 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys longipesnative Popeye lampfish  bathypelagic50 - 1021 
Perciformes Bramidae Brama dussumierinative Lesser bream  pelagic-neritic1 - 300 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Bythaelurus canescensnative Dusky catshark  bathydemersal250 - 700 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Centroscyllium nigrumnative Combtooth dogfish Tiburón benthopelagic269 - 1170 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Cephalurus cephalusnative Lollipop catshark Tiburón renacuajo bathydemersal155 - 927 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Cherublemma emmelasnative Black brotula Congrio negro bathydemersal102 - 740 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides angulicepsnative Loosescale grenadier  bathydemersal720 - 2400 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides boopsnative Shortsnout grenadier  bathydemersal605 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides bucephalusnative Narrowsnout grenadier  bathypelagic1480 - 2880 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides capitonative Bighead grenadier  bathypelagic305 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides carminifernative Carmine grenadier  bathypelagic589 - 1870 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides delsolarinative Trident grenadier  bathydemersal300 - 1650 
Anguilliformes Derichthyidae Derichthys serpentinusnative Narrownecked oceanic eel  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus pacificusnative Pacific headlightfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus thetanative California headlightfish  bathypelagic10 - 3400 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Dicrolene filamentosanative  Brótula bathydemersal935 - 1867 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Dicrolene nigranative  Brótula bathydemersal600 - 1867 
Saccopharyngiformes Eurypharyngidae Eurypharynx pelecanoidesnative Pelican eel  bathypelagic500 - 7625 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Facciolella equatorialisnative Dogface witch eel  bathypelagic64 - 1000 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel Escolar pelagic-oceanic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Gonichthys tenuiculusnative Slendertail lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus sagamiusnative Pacific footballfish  bathypelagic613 - 1200 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Holtbyrnia latifronsnative Streaklight tubeshoulder  bathypelagic225 - 1400 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus pacificusnative Eastern Pacific roughy  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum atratumnative Thickhead lanternfish  bathypelagic600 - 3132 
Perciformes Serranidae Hyporthodus mystacinusnative Misty grouper  bathydemersal30 - 400 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Isistius brasiliensisnative Cookie cutter shark  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Kali macrodonnative   bathypelagic 
Perciformes Uranoscopidae Kathetostoma averruncusnative Smooth stargazer Buldog bathydemersal13 - 384 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus parvicaudanative Slimtail lampfish  bathypelagic100 - 500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus steinbeckinative Longfin lampfish  bathypelagic80 - 100 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah Epromar bathypelagic 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar Mírame lindo benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Lepidopus fitchinative Pacific scabbardfish Sable negro benthopelagic100 - 500 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes caulinarisnative Spottedtail angler Pez sapo demersal15 - 311 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycenchelys hadrogeneianative   bathydemersal700 - 1000 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycenchelys incisanative   bathydemersal 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Magnisudis atlanticanative Duckbill barracudina  pelagic-oceanic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Malacosteus nigernative Stoplight loosejaw  bathypelagic500 - 3886 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Mataeocephalus tenuicaudanative Slendertail grenadier  bathypelagic700 - 1600 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Maurolicus breviculusnative   bathypelagic 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Melamphaes macrocephalusnative   bathypelagic62 - 500 
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius gayi peruanusnative Peruvian hake Merluza bathydemersal50 - 500 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Monolene maculipinnanative Pacific deepwater flounder Lenguado bathydemersal205 - 384 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum aurolaternatumnative Golden lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myxiniformes Myxinidae Myxine circifronsnative Whiteface hagfish  bathydemersal700 - 1860 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium idostigmanative   bathypelagic100 - 500 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel Escolar bathypelagic914 - 1646 
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys scolopaceusnative Slender snipe eel Anguila bathypelagic100 - 4337 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia latirostratanative Broadsnout grenadier  bathydemersal589 - 1400 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia orbitalisnative Spectacled grenadier  bathydemersal523 - 800 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia parininative Parin's grenadier  bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia stelgidolepisnative California grenadier  bathydemersal277 - 909 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus resplendensnative Patchwork lampfish  bathypelagic777 - 2121 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ophichthus tetratremanative   bathydemersal700 - 1000 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion barbigernative  Pez cocodrilo demersal 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion crustosumnative   bathydemersal305 - 486 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pontinus furcirhinusnative  Brujo larguiespina bathydemersal 
Perciformes Serranidae Pronotogrammus eosnative Bigeye bass  bathydemersal155 - 325 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Pseudonus acutusnative   bathydemersal915 - 1620 
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja velezinative Velez ray Raya demersal35 - 300 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Rosenblattichthys volucrisnative Chubby pearleye  bathypelagic 
Saccopharyngiformes Saccopharyngidae Saccopharynx lavenberginative   bathypelagic2000 - 3000 
Myctophiformes Neoscopelidae Scopelengys tristisnative Pacific blackchin  bathypelagic400 - 1830 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Scopelogadus bispinosusnative Twospine bigscale  bathypelagic200 - 4000 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer beaniinative Stout sawpalate Anguila bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer sectornative Sawtooth eel  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Stemonosudis macruranative   bathypelagic18 - 330 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias atriventernative Black-belly dragonfish  bathypelagic100 - 1500 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Sudis atroxnative Fierce pike smelt  bathypelagic30 - 2250 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus diabolicusnative Devil's tonguefish  bathydemersal 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus oligomerusnative Spotfin tonguefish Hojita bathydemersal80 - 300 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania bifurcatanative Threadfin slickhead  bathydemersal300 - 2000 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Zu cristatusnative Scalloped ribbonfish  bathypelagic 
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