List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Guinea
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Table 1: 206 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: 207 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 206 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Ahliesaurus berryinative   bathypelagic 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia gracilisnative   bathypelagic460 - 2560 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia oleosanative   bathypelagic1200 - 1900 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia phalacranative Hawaiian halosaurid fish  benthopelagic500 - 2300 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus rostratusnative Risso's smooth-head  bathydemersal300 - 2250 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus affinisnative Pacific hatchet fish  bathypelagic1 - 3872 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus gigasnative Hatchetfish  bathypelagic300 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus hemigymnusnative Half-naked hatchetfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus sladeninative Sladen's hatchet fish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Ariommatidae Ariomma melanumnative Brown driftfish  bathydemersal180 - 600 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Asquamiceps caeruleusnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes caulophorusnative   pelagic-oceanic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes gemmifernative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes leucopogonnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes macropogonnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes micropogonnative   bathypelagic120 - 600 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes nigernative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes richardsoninative Richardson's snaggletooth  bathypelagic275 - 1000 
Aulopiformes Aulopidae Aulopus cadenatinative Guinean flagfin  demersal50 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus brevisnative   bathypelagic75 - 1650 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus digitatusnative   bathypelagic75 - 550 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus nigerrimusnative Scaleless dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus bertininative   bathydemersal200 - 400 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus melanobranchusnative Vaillant's grenadier  bathydemersal400 - 2600 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathymicrops regisnative   bathydemersal3300 - 5782 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois dubiusnative Mediterranean spiderfish  bathydemersal260 - 2800 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois grallatornative Tripodfish  bathydemersal878 - 4720 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois quadrifilisnative   bathydemersal402 - 1408 
Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae Bathyraja hesperafricananative West African skate  bathydemersal750 - 2000 
Aulopiformes Bathysauridae Bathysaurus feroxnative Deep-sea lizardfish  bathydemersal600 - 3500 
Aulopiformes Bathysauridae Bathysaurus mollisnative Highfin lizardfish  bathydemersal1550 - 4903 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Bathytroctes microlepisnative Smallscale smooth-head  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathytyphlops sewellinative   bathydemersal2980 - 4200 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathyuroconger vicinusnative Large-toothed conger  benthopelagic120 - 1318 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops greyinative Roundtail duckbill  bathydemersal200 - 420 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops heterurusnative Squaretail duckbill  demersal50 - 400 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Benthalbella infansnative Zugmayer's pearleye  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema glacialenative Glacier lantern fish  pelagic-oceanic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys photothoraxnative Spurcheek lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 750 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys supralateralisnative Stubby lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 850 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Bonapartia pedaliotanative Longray fangjaw  bathypelagic100 - 1200 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Borostomias elucensnative   bathypelagic500 - 2500 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Borostomias mononemanative Sickle snaggletooth  bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Cataetyx bruuninative   bathydemersal235 - 460 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark  bathydemersal50 - 1440 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Centroscyllium fabriciinative Black dogfish  bathydemersal180 - 1600 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus coelolepisnative Portuguese dogfish  bathydemersal150 - 3700 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus warmingiinative Warming's lantern fish  bathypelagic391 - 2056 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Chascanopsetta lugubrisnative Pelican flounder  bathydemersal60 - 3210 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus schmidtinative   bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Chlopsidae Chlopsis olokunnative   demersal46 - 200 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye  bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus geronimonative   benthopelagic200 - 510 
Anguilliformes Colocongridae Coloconger cadenatinative   bathydemersal270 - 600 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Conocara macropterumnative Longfin smooth-head  bathypelagic800 - 2200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides marshallinative   bathydemersal1134 - 1556 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone albanative Bristlemouth  bathypelagic25 - 4938 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone brauerinative Garrick  bathypelagic10 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone lividanative   bathypelagic300 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone microdonnative Veiled anglemouth  bathypelagic200 - 5301 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone obscuranative Hidden bristlemouth  bathypelagic900 - 3500 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pallidanative Tan bristlemouth  bathypelagic16 - 4663 
Zeiformes Parazenidae Cyttopsis roseanative Rosy dory  bathypelagic150 - 730 
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex angolensisnative Angolan dentex  demersal15 - 300 
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex congoensisnative Congo dentex  demersal130 - 400 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Desmodema polystictumnative Polka-dot ribbonfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus brachycephalusnative Short-headed lantern fish  bathypelagic200 - 600 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus holtinative Small lantern fish  bathypelagic40 - 777 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus mollisnative Soft lanternfish  bathypelagic50 - 600 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus perspicillatusnative Transparent lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus taaninginative Slopewater lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 475 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Dibranchus atlanticusnative Atlantic batfish  bathydemersal45 - 1300 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diogenichthys atlanticusnative Longfin lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Diplophos taenianative Pacific portholefish  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus doutreinative Violet skate  bathydemersal163 - 1200 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmichthys parininative Parin's spinyfish  bathypelagic 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmoides pauciradiatusnative Longwing spinyfin  bathypelagic 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmus argenteusnative Silver spinyfin  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Dolichosudis fuliginosanative   bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Dolopichthys dinemanative   bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Dysomma brevirostrenative Pignosed arrowtooth eel  benthopelagic200 - 1000 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Echelus pachyrhynchusnative   bathydemersal200 - 500 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Echiostoma barbatumnative Threadfin dragonfish  bathypelagic30 - 4200 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Einara macrolepisnative Loosescale smooth-head  bathypelagic1300 - 2000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Electrona rissonative Electric lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1485 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus pollinative African lanternshark  bathydemersal300 - 1000 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus spinaxnative Velvet belly  bathydemersal200 - 2490 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias dendriticusnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias filifernative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias lipochirusnative   pelagic-oceanic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias obscurusnative   bathypelagic20 - 1900 
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Evermannella balbonative Balbo sabretooth  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Flagellostomias boureeinative Longbarb dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus pollinative African sawtail catshark  bathydemersal200 - 720 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  pelagic-oceanic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Gonichthys cocconative Cocco’s lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Gonostoma atlanticumnative Atlantic fangjaw  bathypelagic50 - 1352 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Gonostoma denudatumnative   bathypelagic100 - 700 
Zeiformes Grammicolepididae Grammicolepis brachiusculusnative Thorny tinselfish  bathypelagic300 - 1026 
Ateleopodiformes Ateleopodidae Guentherus altivelanative Jellynose  bathydemersal200 - 800 
Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae Gymnura micruranative Smooth butterfly ray Kunkasari yékhè demersal 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosaurus oveniinative   bathydemersal440 - 1700 
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Helicolenus dactylopterusnative Blackbelly rosefish  bathydemersal50 - 1100 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark  bathydemersal 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Herwigia krefftinative Krefft's smooth-head  bathypelagic1000 - 3200 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Heterophotus ophistomanative Wingfin snaggletooth  bathypelagic790 - 1420 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Holtbyrnia macropsnative Bigeye searsid  benthopelagic100 - 1000 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Hoplunnis punctatanative Slender duckbill eel  demersal 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum reinhardtiinative Reinhardt's lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum taaninginative Tåning’s lanternfish  bathypelagic250 - 1000 
Ateleopodiformes Ateleopodidae Ijimaia loppeinative Loppe's tadpole fish  bathydemersal200 - 700 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Isistius brasiliensisnative Cookie cutter shark  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Kaperangus microlepisnative Thinlip splitfin  bathypelagic50 - 500 
Gadiformes Moridae Laemonema laureysinative Guinean codling  bathydemersal200 - 618 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena anomalanative Anomalous lanternfish  bathypelagic330 - 2000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena luminosanative Luminous lanternfish  bathypelagic50 - 1021 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus alatusnative Winged lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 1500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus nobilisnative Noble lampfish  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus tenuiformisnative Slender lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Lamprogrammus exutusnative Legless cuskeel  bathydemersal260 - 700 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Leptoderma macropsnative Grenadier smooth-head  bathydemersal500 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Leptostomias longibarbanative   bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja leucostictanative Whitedappled skate  demersal70 - 600 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia dofleininative Dofleini's lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes kempinative Longspine African angler  demersal50 - 400 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius budegassanative Blackbellied angler  bathydemersal70 - 1013 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius vaillantinative Shortspine African angler  bathydemersal200 - 800 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus occidentalisnative Western softhead grenadier  bathydemersal140 - 1945 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Malacosteus nigernative Stoplight loosejaw  bathypelagic500 - 3886 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Maulisia maulinative Maul's searsid  bathypelagic400 - 1200 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Melamphaes leprusnative   bathypelagic150 - 350 
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius pollinative Benguela hake  bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Monolene microstomanative Smallmouth moonflounder  bathypelagic25 - 460 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Monomitopus metriostomanative   bathydemersal235 - 1570 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum affinenative Metallic lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum asperumnative Prickly lanternfish  bathypelagic244 - 1948 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum nitidulumnative Pearly lanternfish  bathypelagic412 - 1537 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum obtusirostrenative Bluntsnout lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  bathypelagic914 - 1646 
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys curvirostrisnative Boxer snipe eel  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys scolopaceusnative Slender snipe eel  bathypelagic100 - 4337 
Albuliformes Albulidae Nemoossis bellocinative Longfin bonefish  bathydemersal20 - 500 
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Neoharriotta pinnatanative Sicklefin chimaera  bathydemersal150 - 500 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Nettastoma melanurumnative Blackfin sorcerer  bathypelagic37 - 1647 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia aequalisnative Common Atlantic grenadier  benthopelagic200 - 2320 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia duodecimnative Twelve-rayed grenadier  bathydemersal329 - 1261 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia micronychodonnative Smalltooth grenadier  bathydemersal366 - 1620 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia sclerorhynchusnative Roughtip grenadier  bathypelagic130 - 3200 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notolychnus valdiviaenative Topside lampfish  bathypelagic25 - 700 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus caudispinosusnative Lobisomem  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus resplendensnative Patchwork lampfish  bathypelagic777 - 2121 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Odontostomias micropogonnative   bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Odontostomops normalopsnative Undistinguished sabretooth  pelagic-oceanic400 - 1000 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Oneirodes macrosteusnative   bathypelagic 
Squaliformes Oxynotidae Oxynotus centrinanative Angular roughshark  bathydemersal40 - 777 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Pachystomias microdonnative Smalltooth dragonfish  bathypelagic660 - 4000 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Parasudis fraserbrunnerinative   bathydemersal100 - 700 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pentheroscion mbizinative   demersal50 - 350 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion cataphractumnative African armoured searobin  demersal50 - 848 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Photonectes leucospilusnative   bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Platytroctes apusnative Legless searsid  bathypelagic385 - 5393 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Pollichthys maulinative Stareye lightfish  bathypelagic100 - 600 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Polyipnus pollinative Round hatchetfish  bathydemersal250 - 600 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Polymetme corythaeolanative Rendezvous fish  benthopelagic165 - 800 
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish  demersal40 - 600 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pontinus kuhliinative Offshore rockfish  bathydemersal100 - 600 
Pleuronectiformes Psettodidae Psettodes bennettiinative Spiny turbot  demersal15 - 50 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Pseudoscopelus cordilluminatusnative   bathypelagic537 - 1164 
Lampriformes Radiicephalidae Radiicephalus elongatusnative Tapertail  pelagic-oceanic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja rouxinative   demersal 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella barnardinative Bigthorn skate  bathydemersal170 - 1700 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella bigelowinative Bigelow's ray  bathydemersal650 - 4156 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella leopardanative Leopard skate  bathydemersal170 - 1920 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Rouleina maderensisnative Madeiran smooth-head  bathypelagic595 - 1450 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Scopelarchus analisnative Short fin pearleye  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Neoscopelidae Scopelengys tristisnative Pacific blackchin  bathypelagic400 - 1830 
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Scopelosaurus lepidusnative Blackfin waryfish  benthopelagic70 - 1404 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus cervigoninative West African catshark  demersal45 - 500 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Searsia koefoedinative Koefoed's searsid  bathypelagic450 - 1500 
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus cabrillanative Comber  demersal5 - 500 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer beaniinative Stout sawpalate  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer schmidtinative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops bathyphilusnative Spark anglemouth  bathypelagic700 - 3000 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx diaphananative Diaphanous hatchet fish  bathypelagic400 - 3676 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx pseudobscuranative Highlight hatchetfish  bathypelagic800 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias affinisnative Günther's boafish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias lampropeltisnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias longibarbatusnative Longbarb scaly dragonfish  bathypelagic400 - 1463 
Lampriformes Stylephoridae Stylephorus chordatusnative Tube-eye  bathypelagic300 - 800 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Synagrops bellusnative Blackmouth bass  bathydemersal60 - 910 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania antillarumnative Antillean smooth-head  bathypelagic455 - 1460 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania homopteranative Hairfin smooth-head  bathypelagic560 - 1690 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania longifilisnative Longtail slickhead  bathypelagic750 - 1550 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania mekistonemanative Threadfin smooth-head  bathypelagic600 - 1500 
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Torpedo torpedonative Common torpedo  demersal2 - 400 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus trachypterusnative Mediterranean dealfish  bathypelagic100 - 600 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Trigla lyranative Piper gurnard  bathydemersal 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Valenciennellus tripunctulatusnative Constellationfish  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Venefica proboscideanative Whipsnout sorcerer  bathydemersal385 - 2200 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria nimbarianative Oceanic lightfish  bathypelagic20 - 5000 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Xenodermichthys copeinative Bluntsnout smooth-head  bathypelagic100 - 2650 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Yarrella blackfordinative   bathypelagic350 - 1000 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion longipinnisnative   bathydemersal200 - 450 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis conchifernative Silvery John dory  benthopelagic50 - 600 
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