List of Deep-water Fishes reported from South Africa
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Table 1: 499 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 11 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 511 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 499 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Stephanoberyciformes Stephanoberycidae Acanthochaenus luetkeniinative Pricklefish  benthopelagic1655 - 5397 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Acropoma japonicumnative Glowbelly Lanternpens bathypelagic100 - 500 
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Ahliesaurus berryinative   bathypelagic 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia affinisnative Gilbert's halosaurid fish  benthopelagic730 - 2560 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia phalacranative Hawaiian halosaurid fish  benthopelagic500 - 2300 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus brevirostrisnative Short snouted lancetfish Kortneus-lansetvis bathypelagic640 - 1591 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish Langneus-lansetvis bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus australisnative Small scaled brown slickhead  bathydemersal1000 - 2600 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Allocyttus verrucosusnative Warty dory  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Amblyraja hyperboreanative Arctic skate  bathydemersal140 - 2500 
Rajiformes Rajidae Amblyraja robertsiendemic Bigmouth skate Bigmouth skate bathydemersal 
Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae Anacanthobatis marmoratanative Spotted legskate Spotted leg skate bathydemersal230 - 322 
Beryciformes Anoplogastridae Anoplogaster cornutanative Common fangtooth Skerptand bathypelagic2 - 4992 
Aulopiformes Anotopteridae Anotopterus voraxnative Southern ocean daggertooth  bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Moridae Antimora rostratanative Blue antimora  bathypelagic350 - 3000 
Ophidiiformes Aphyonidae Aphyonus brevidorsalisnative   bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Aphyonidae Aphyonus gelatinosusnative Gelatinous blindfish  bathydemersal900 - 2562 
Scorpaeniformes Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish Baardman-wespvis demersal14 - 60 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus micropsnative Smalleye catshark Smalleye cat shark bathydemersal1000 - 2200 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus saldanhaendemic Saldanha catshark Saldanha cat shark bathydemersal453 - 717 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Arctozenus rissonative Spotted barracudina  bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina euchusnative   bathydemersal 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus aculeatusnative Lovely hatchetfish  bathypelagic100 - 2056 
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 olfersiinative   bathypelagic100 - 800 
Anguilliformes Congridae Ariosoma mauritianumnative Blunt-tooth conger Stomptand-seepaling bathydemersal360 - 800 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes bilobatusnative Twinlobe snaggletooth  bathypelagic50 - 2230 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes boulengerinative Boulenger's snaggletooth  bathypelagic12 - 4000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes indicusnative Black snaggletooth  bathypelagic1 - 3000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes martensiinative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes nigernative   bathypelagic 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Atrobucca nibenative Blackmouth croaker Langvin-kob demersal45 - 200 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Austroglossus microlepisnative West coast sole Weskus-tongvis bathydemersal100 - 400 
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Avocettina acuticepsnative Southern snipe eel  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bassanago albescensnative Hairy conger Harige seepaling bathydemersal270 - 1700 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Bassogigas gilliinative   bathydemersal637 - 2239 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Bassozetus robustusnative Robust assfish  bathydemersal1035 - 4420 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus aternative Winged dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus digitatusnative   bathypelagic75 - 550 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus indicusnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus irregularisnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus longipinnisnative   bathypelagic20 - 1646 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus nigerrimusnative Scaleless dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus wallaceinative Longnose conger  bathydemersal250 - 500 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus cottoidesnative Codheaded rattail  bathydemersal1000 - 1600 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus favosusnative   bathydemersal770 - 2745 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus melanobranchusnative Vaillant's grenadier  bathydemersal400 - 2600 
Osmeriformes Bathylagidae Bathylagichthys longipinnisnative   bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathymicrops regisnative   bathydemersal3300 - 5782 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois filiferusnative   bathydemersal1055 - 2835 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois guentherinative Tribute spiderfish  bathydemersal800 - 1500 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois phenaxnative Blackfin spiderfish  bathydemersal800 - 2657 
Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae Bathyraja smithiinative African softnose skate  bathydemersal440 - 1020 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathysauropsis gracilisnative Black lizardfish  bathydemersal1055 - 2835 
Aulopiformes Bathysauridae Bathysaurus feroxnative Deep-sea lizardfish  bathydemersal600 - 3500 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathytyphlops marionaenative Marion's spiderfish  bathydemersal 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathyuroconger vicinusnative Large-toothed conger  benthopelagic120 - 1318 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops platyrhynchusnative Natal duckbill  bathydemersal200 - 549 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Benthalbella infansnative Zugmayer's pearleye  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Benthalbella macropinnanative   bathypelagic 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus elongatusnative Elongate frostfish Slank kalkvis benthopelagic178 - 950 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus tenuisnative Slender frostfish  benthopelagic200 - 850 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus tuckerinative Tucker's frostfish  benthopelagic500 - 790 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema fibulatumnative Spinycheek lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema suborbitalenative Smallfin lanternfish  bathypelagic50 - 2500 
Beryciformes Berycidae Beryx decadactylusnative Alfonsino Beryx bathydemersal110 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys indicusnative Lanternfish  bathypelagic25 - 900 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys supralateralisnative Stubby lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 850 
Perciformes Malacanthidae Branchiostegus doliatusnative Ribbed tilefish Geribde teëlvis bathydemersal90 - 612 
Perciformes Malacanthidae Branchiostegus sawakinensisnative Freckled tilefish Gespikkelde teëlvis demersal45 - 180 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Brotulotaenia crassanative Violet cuskeel  bathypelagic249 - 1100 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Careproctus albescensnative   bathydemersal600 - 1460 
Perciformes Caristiidae Caristius fasciatusnative Greenland manefish  bathypelagic100 - 420 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Cataetyx chthamalorhynchusnative   bathydemersal 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Cataetyx laticepsnative   bathydemersal500 - 2400 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Cataetyx nikinative   bathydemersal1000 - 1100 
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Centriscops humerosusnative Banded yellowfish Balk-snipvis bathydemersal35 - 1000 
Beryciformes Berycidae Centroberyx spinosusnative Short alfonsino Kort alfonsino benthopelagic 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Centrolophus nigernative Rudderfish Swartroef bathypelagic40 - 1050 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark  bathydemersal50 - 1440 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus lusitanicusnative Lowfin gulper shark  bathydemersal300 - 1400 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus moluccensisnative Smallfin gulper shark  bathydemersal125 - 823 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus squamosusnative Leafscale gulper shark Leaf-scale gulper shark bathydemersal145 - 2400 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus uyatonative Little gulper shark  bathydemersal50 - 1400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Centroscyllium fabriciinative Black dogfish  bathydemersal180 - 1600 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus coelolepisnative Portuguese dogfish Portugese dogfish bathydemersal150 - 3700 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus crepidaternative Longnose velvet dogfish  bathydemersal230 - 1500 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus owstoniinative Roughskin dogfish  bathydemersal100 - 1500 
Lophiiformes Ceratiidae Ceratias holboellinative Kroyer's deep-sea angler fish  bathypelagic400 - 4400 
Lophiiformes Ceratiidae Ceratias tentaculatusnative Southern seadevil  bathydemersal100 - 2900 
Lophiiformes Ceratiidae Ceratias uranoscopusnative Stargazing seadevil  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus townsendinative Dogtooth lampfish  bathypelagic100 - 500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus warmingiinative Warming's lantern fish  bathypelagic391 - 2056 
Cetomimiformes Cetomimidae Cetichthys indagatornative   bathypelagic1500 - 3620 
Cetomimiformes Cetomimidae Cetomimus pickleinative   bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Cetonurus globicepsnative Globehead grenadier  bathypelagic860 - 4621 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Chaenophryne draconative Smooth dreamer  bathypelagic350 - 1750 
Perciformes Champsodontidae Champsodon capensisnative Gaper Gaper bathypelagic64 - 552 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Chascanopsetta lugubrisnative Pelican flounder Pelikaan-botvis bathydemersal60 - 3210 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus sloaninative Sloane's viperfish  bathypelagic200 - 4700 
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax penicillatusnative Pencil coffinfish  bathydemersal343 - 658 
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax pictusnative Pink frogmouth  bathydemersal200 - 978 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Chimaera notafricananative Cape chimaera Cape chimaera bathydemersal680 - 1000 
Hexanchiformes Chlamydoselachidae Chlamydoselachus anguineusnative Frilled shark Frilletjieshaai bathydemersal 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus punctatusnative Spotted greeneye  bathydemersal 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis woodsinative Wood's chromis Stekel-chromis demersal50 - 175 
Squaliformes Squalidae Cirrhigaleus aspernative Roughskin spurdog Ruwevel-penhaai bathydemersal200 - 650 
Pleuronectiformes Citharidae Citharoides macrolepisnative Twospot largescale flounder Grootskub-botvis bathydemersal182 - 200 
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Coccorella atlanticanative Atlantic sabretooth  bathypelagic50 - 1000 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Coelophrys micropanative   bathydemersal439 - 1400 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus acanthigernative Surgeon grenadier  bathydemersal800 - 1500 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus brauerinative Shovelnose grenadier Shovel-nose rattail bathydemersal400 - 1200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus fasciatusnative Banded whiptail Banded rattail bathydemersal73 - 1086 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus flabellispinnisnative   benthopelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus kaiyomarunative Campbell whiptail  bathydemersal625 - 1150 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus karreraenative Karrer's whiptail  bathydemersal263 - 1150 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus matamuanative Mahia whiptail  bathydemersal450 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus simorhynchusnative   bathydemersal139 - 986 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus trunovinative   bathypelagic421 - 552 
Anguilliformes Colocongridae Coloconger scholesinative Indo-Pacific shorttail conger  bathydemersal412 - 970 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides armatusnative Abyssal grenadier  bathypelagic282 - 5180 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides carapinusnative Carapine grenadier  bathydemersal384 - 5610 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides grahaminative Graham's whiptail  bathypelagic1034 - 1280 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides mcmillaninative McMillan's whiptail  bathypelagic817 - 1400 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides striaturusnative Striate whiptail  bathypelagic823 - 1738 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides subserrulatusnative Longrayed whiptail  bathydemersal900 - 1180 
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Cottunculus spinosusnative   bathydemersal1460 - 2180 
Rajiformes Rajidae Cruriraja durbanensisendemic Smoothnose legskate Smooth nose leg skate bathydemersal 
Rajiformes Rajidae Cruriraja parcomaculatanative Roughnose legskate Roughnose leg skate bathydemersal150 - 620 
Lophiiformes Ceratiidae Cryptopsaras couesiinative Triplewart seadevil  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone acclinidensnative Benttooth bristlemouth  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone albanative Bristlemouth  bathypelagic25 - 4938 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone microdonnative Veiled anglemouth  bathypelagic200 - 5301 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pseudopallidanative Slender bristlemouth  bathypelagic 
Saccopharyngiformes Cyematidae Cyema atrumnative Bobtail eel  bathypelagic330 - 5100 
Zeiformes Parazenidae Cyttopsis roseanative Rosy dory  bathypelagic150 - 730 
Zeiformes Cyttidae Cyttus traversinative King dory  bathydemersal200 - 978 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Dalatias lichanative Kitefin shark Robhaai bathydemersal37 - 1800 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Deania calceanative Birdbeak dogfish  bathydemersal60 - 1490 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Deania profundorumnative Arrowhead dogfish  bathydemersal205 - 1800 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Deania quadrispinosanative Longsnout dogfish  bathydemersal150 - 1360 
Anguilliformes Derichthyidae Derichthys serpentinusnative Narrownecked oceanic eel  bathypelagic 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Desmodema polystictumnative Polka-dot ribbonfish Gespikkelde lintvis bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus aliciaenative   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus brachycephalusnative Short-headed lantern fish  bathypelagic200 - 600 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus diadematusnative Crown lanternfish  pelagic-oceanic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus effulgensnative Headlight fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus fragilisnative Fragile lantern fish  bathypelagic15 - 1313 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus hudsoninative Hudson's lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus jenseninative Jensen's lanternfish  bathypelagic350 - 1389 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus lucidusnative Spotlight lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus luetkeninative Luetken's lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 750 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus meadinative Mead's lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus metopoclampusnative Spothead lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1085 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus mollisnative Soft lanternfish  bathypelagic50 - 600 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus nielseninative   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus ostenfeldinative Ostenfeld's lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus parrinative Parr's lanternfish  bathypelagic350 - 1071 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus perspicillatusnative Transparent lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus problematicusnative Problematic lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 820 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus richardsoninative   bathypelagic350 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus splendidusnative Horned lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Diastobranchus capensisnative Basketwork eel  bathydemersal183 - 2000 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Dicrolene multifilisnative Slender brotula  bathydemersal344 - 1700 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diogenichthys atlanticusnative Longfin lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diogenichthys panurgusnative   pelagic-oceanic 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Diplacanthopoma nigripinnisnative   bathydemersal410 - 1210 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Diplophos rebainsinative Rebains' portholefish  bathypelagic900 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Diplophos taenianative Pacific portholefish  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus doutreinative Violet skate Javalin skate bathydemersal163 - 1200 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus springerinative Roughbelly skate  bathydemersal88 - 740 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus stenorhynchusnative Prow-nose skate Prownose skate bathydemersal253 - 761 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmichthys parininative Parin's spinyfish  bathypelagic 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmus argenteusnative Silver spinyfin  bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Opisthoproctidae Dolichopteroides binocularisnative   bathypelagic960 - 1200 
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Ebinania costaecanariaenative   bathydemersal300 - 700 
Squaliformes Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucusnative Bramble shark Braamhaai bathydemersal10 - 900 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Echiostoma barbatumnative Threadfin dragonfish  bathypelagic30 - 4200 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Electrona rissonative Electric lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1485 
Perciformes Emmelichthyidae Emmelichthys nitidus nitidusnative Cape bonnetmouth Suidelike rondloper bathydemersal86 - 500 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus denticulatusnative Pencil cardinal Potlood-kardinaal bathydemersal130 - 830 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus macropsnative Luminous deepsea cardinalfish  bathydemersal550 - 1300 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus pandionisnative Bigeye  bathydemersal200 - 600 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus robustusnative Robust cardinalfish  bathydemersal500 - 3000 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus telescopusnative Black cardinal fish Teleskoop-kardinaal bathydemersal75 - 1200 
Myxiniformes Myxinidae Eptatretus profundusnative Fivegill hagfish Vyfkief-slymslang bathydemersal 
Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae Eridacnis sinuansnative African ribbontail catshark African ribbontail cat shark bathydemersal180 - 480 
Perciformes Emmelichthyidae Erythrocles schlegeliinative Japanese rubyfish Japanese robynvis demersal 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper Robyn-snapper reef-associated45 - 400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus bigelowinative Blurred smooth lantern shark Blurred smooth lantern shark benthopelagic163 - 1000 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus compagnoinative  Brown lantern shark bathydemersal479 - 923 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus gracilispinisnative Broadbanded lanternshark Broadband lantern shark benthopelagic70 - 1000 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus pusillusnative Smooth lanternshark  benthopelagic 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus sentosusnative Thorny lanternshark Thorny lantern shark bathydemersal200 - 500 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus spinaxnative Velvet belly Velvet belly lantern shark bathydemersal200 - 2490 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus viatornative   benthopelagic830 - 1400 
Lampriformes Lophotidae Eumecichthys fiskinative Unicorn crestfish Eenhoring-kuifvis bathypelagic 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Euprotomicrus bispinatusnative Pygmy shark  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias bulbornatusnative Grapevine dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias filifernative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias lipochirusnative   pelagic-oceanic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias schmidtinative Schmidt's dragonfish  bathypelagic50 - 150 
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Evermannella balbonative Balbo sabretooth  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Flagellostomias boureeinative Longbarb dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Gadomus capensisnative   bathypelagic850 - 1480 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel Slangmakriel pelagic-oceanic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Genypterus capensisnative Kingklip Koningklip bathydemersal50 - 500 
Lophiiformes Gigantactinidae Gigantactis elsmaninative   bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Gigantactinidae Gigantactis krefftinative   bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Gigantactinidae Gigantactis perlatusnative   bathypelagic670 - 2000 
Lophiiformes Gigantactinidae Gigantactis vanhoeffeninative   bathypelagic300 - 5300 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Glyptophidium longipesnative Bigeye brotula  bathydemersal360 - 825 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Gonichthys barnesinative Barne's lanternfish  bathypelagic 
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 Doring-klatergoudvis bathypelagic300 - 1026 
Ateleopodiformes Ateleopodidae Guentherus altivelanative Jellynose  bathydemersal200 - 800 
Gadiformes Moridae Guttigadus globicepsnative Fat-headed cod  bathydemersal730 - 1400 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Halieutaea coccineanative Scarlet seabat Stekel-seekolf bathydemersal 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Halieutaea hancockinative Hairy seabat Harige seekolf bathydemersal200 - 250 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosauropsis macrochirnative Abyssal halosaur  bathydemersal1100 - 3300 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosaurus oveniinative   bathydemersal440 - 1700 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Haplomacrourus nudirostrisnative Naked snout rattail  bathypelagic690 - 1590 
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Harriotta raleighananative Pacific longnose chimaera  bathydemersal200 - 2600 
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Helicolenus dactylopterusnative Blackbelly rosefish Jakopewer bathydemersal50 - 1100 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark Skerpneus-sewekiefhaai bathydemersal 
Heterodontiformes Heterodontidae Heterodontus ramalheiranative Whitespotted bullhead shark Mosambiekse bulkophaai demersal40 - 305 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Hexanchus nakamurainative Bigeyed sixgill shark Grootoog-seskiefhaai bathydemersal 
Myliobatiformes Hexatrygonidae Hexatrygon bickellinative Sixgill stingray Seskief-pylstert bathydemersal350 - 1120 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus appeliinative Prickly footballfish  bathypelagic338 - 1360 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus cornifernative   bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus groenlandicusnative Atlantic footballfish  bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus pseudalbinaresnative   bathypelagic 
Perciformes Pentacerotidae Histiopterus typusnative Sailfin armourhead Seilvin-pantserkop reef-associated40 - 421 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Holohalaelurus punctatusnative African spotted catshark Spikkel-kathaai bathydemersal220 - 440 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Holohalaelurus reganinative Izak catshark Izak bathydemersal 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Holtbyrnia laticaudanative Tusked tubeshoulder  bathypelagic1140 - 1630 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Holtbyrnia macropsnative Bigeye searsid  benthopelagic100 - 1000 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Hoplobrotula gnathopusnative False kinglip Vals koningklip benthopelagic180 - 550 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus atlanticusnative Orange roughy  bathypelagic180 - 1809 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus cadenatinative Black slimehead Swart slymkop bathypelagic70 - 1000 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus melanopterusnative Blackfin roughy  bathypelagic454 - 1500 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus melanopusnative Smallscale slimehead  bathydemersal400 - 914 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus mikhailininative   bathypelagic273 - 525 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus africanusnative African chimaera African chimaera bathydemersal421 - 750 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum hanseninative Hansen's lanternfish  bathypelagic57 - 728 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum hygomiinative Bermuda lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum proximumnative Firefly lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Hyperoglyphe antarcticanative Bluenose warehou Antarktiese bottervis benthopelagic40 - 1500 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Hypogaleus hyugaensisnative Blacktip tope Kleiner sopvinhaai demersal40 - 230 
Perciformes Serranidae Hyporthodus octofasciatusnative Eightbar grouper Bandiet-klipkabeljou bathydemersal150 - 300 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Idiacanthus atlanticusnative Black dragonfish  bathypelagic1239 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Idiacanthus fasciolanative Ribbon sawtail fish  bathypelagic 
Ateleopodiformes Ateleopodidae Ijimaia loppeinative Loppe's tadpole fish  bathydemersal200 - 700 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Ilyophis brunneusnative Muddy arrowtooth eel  bathypelagic450 - 3120 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Isistius brasiliensisnative Cookie cutter shark  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Kali indicanative   bathypelagic1000 - 3300 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Kali macrodonnative   bathypelagic 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Kali parrinative   bathypelagic1500 - 1900 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Kuronezumia bubonisnative Bulbous rattail  benthopelagic585 - 1300 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Kuronezumia leonisnative Snubnose whiptail  benthopelagic161 - 850 
Gadiformes Moridae Laemonema compressicaudanative   bathydemersal 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Laeops natalensisendemic Khaki flounder Kakie-botvis bathydemersal330 - 420 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Laeops pectoralisnative Longarm flounder Langarm-botvis bathydemersal180 - 310 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena chavesinative Chaves' lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 800 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena luminosanative Luminous lanternfish  bathypelagic50 - 1021 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena notialisnative Notal lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena speculigeranative Mirror lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus alatusnative Winged lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 1500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus australisnative Southern lanternfish  pelagic-oceanic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus festivusnative Festive lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 1052 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus intricariusnative Diamondcheek lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 750 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus lepidolychnusnative Mermaid lanternfish  bathypelagic312 - 332 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus macdonaldinative Rakery beaconlamp  bathypelagic60 - 1464 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus nobilisnative Noble lampfish  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus pusillusnative Pygmy lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 850 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus turnerinative   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampichthys procerusnative Blackhead lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah Gespikkelde opah bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Lamprogrammus nigernative   bathypelagic741 - 2000 
Lophiiformes Thaumatichthyidae Lasiognathus intermediusnative   bathypelagic 
Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae Latimeria chalumnaenative Coelacanth Seelakant demersal150 - 700 
Gadiformes Moridae Lepidion ensiferusnative Patagonian codling  bathypelagic800 - 1000 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar Skolier benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Lepidopus caudatusnative Silver scabbardfish Bottersnoek benthopelagic42 - 620 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Lepidotrigla multispinosanative Indian Ocean spiny gurnard Stekel-knorhaan bathydemersal230 - 335 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Leptobrotula breviventralisnative   benthopelagic220 - 780 
Osmeriformes Leptochilichthyidae Leptochilichthys pinguisnative Vaillant's smooth-head  bathypelagic800 - 1400 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Leptostomias gladiatornative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Leptostomias longibarbanative   bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestrolepis intermedianative   bathypelagic35 - 1320 
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja compagnoinative Tigertail skate Tigertail skate bathydemersal 
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja wallaceinative Yellowspotted skate Witpoeding-rog bathydemersal70 - 450 
Lophiiformes Linophrynidae Linophryne densiramusnative Thickbranch angler  bathypelagic150 - 1400 
Lophiiformes Linophrynidae Linophryne lucifernative   bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Linophrynidae Linophryne parininative   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia dofleininative Dofleini's lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia gemellariinative Cocco's lantern fish  bathypelagic25 - 800 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes insidiatornative Natal angler Natalse monnik bathydemersal200 - 600 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes mutilusnative Smooth angler  bathydemersal234 - 760 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius vomerinusnative Devil anglerfish Monnik bathydemersal150 - 400 
Lampriformes Lophotidae Lophotus lacepedenative Crested oarfish Kuifvis bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Loweina interruptanative   bathypelagic60 - 800 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Lucigadus orinative Bronze whiptail  bathydemersal120 - 1153 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Luciobrotula bartschinative   benthopelagic250 - 1185 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycodes terraenovaenative   bathydemersal630 - 2604 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycodonus vermiformisnative   bathydemersal841 - 1152 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Macroparalepis macrogeneionnative Longfin barracudina  bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Macrourus carinatusnative Ridge scaled rattail  bathydemersal200 - 1200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Rajiformes Rajidae Malacoraja spinacidermisnative Soft skate Ruwevel-rog bathydemersal450 - 1568 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Malthopsis mitrigeranative Twospine batfish  bathydemersal300 - 650 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Margrethia obtusirostranative Bighead portholefish  bathypelagic100 - 1739 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Margrethia valentinaenative   bathypelagic 
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Masturus lanceolatusnative Sharptail mola Skerpstert-sonvis bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Maulisia microlepisnative Smallscale searsid  bathypelagic500 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Maurolicus muellerinative Silvery lightfish  bathypelagic271 - 1524 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Maurolicus walvisensisnative   bathypelagic 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Melamphaes micropsnative   bathypelagic300 - 2516 
Lophiiformes Melanocetidae Melanocetus johnsoniinative Humpback anglerfish  bathypelagic100 - 4500 
Gadiformes Melanonidae Melanonus gracilisnative Pelagic cod  bathypelagic150 - 3613 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Melanostigma gelatinosumnative Limp eelpout  bathypelagic44 - 2561 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias bartonbeaninative Scaleless black dragonfish  bathypelagic25 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias nigernative Fangtooth dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias valdiviaenative Valdivia black dragon fish  bathypelagic40 - 1600 
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius capensisnative Shallow-water Cape hake Vlakwater-stokvis bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius paradoxusnative Deep-water Cape hake Diepwater stokvis bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Mesobius antipodumnative Bathypelagic rattail  bathypelagic846 - 1300 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Metelectrona ventralisnative Flaccid lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Lamniformes Mitsukurinidae Mitsukurina owstoninative Goblin shark Kabouterhaai bathydemersal30 - 1300 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Monomitopus nigripinnisnative   bathydemersal700 - 1510 
Gadiformes Muraenolepididae Muraenolepis andriashevinative   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum asperumnative Prickly lanternfish  bathypelagic244 - 1948 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum aurolaternatumnative Golden lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum nitidulumnative Pearly lanternfish  bathypelagic412 - 1537 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum phengodesnative Bright lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum selenopsnative Wisner's lantern fish  bathypelagic40 - 500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum spinosumnative Spiny lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myxiniformes Myxinidae Myxine capensisnative Cape hagfish Kaapse slymslang bathydemersal175 - 460 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium achirusnative Lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium atrumnative Dusky lanternfish  bathypelagic60 - 1100 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium lineatumnative   bathypelagic60 - 1150 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium wisnerinative   bathypelagic600 - 650 
Osmeriformes Microstomatidae Nansenia ahlstrominative   bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Microstomatidae Nansenia groenlandicanative Greenland argentine  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 Langvin-beenvis bathydemersal20 - 500 
Pleuronectiformes Achiropsettidae Neoachiropsetta milfordinative Finless flounder  bathydemersal100 - 1000 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites analisnative Black-edged cusk-eel Swartrand-kuskpaling benthopelagic100 - 1830 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites natalensisnative   bathydemersal310 - 590 
Perciformes Caristiidae Neocaristius heemstrainative   bathypelagic420 - 1360 
Saccopharyngiformes Cyematidae Neocyema erythrosomaendemic   bathypelagic2000 - 2200 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Neocyttus rhomboidalisnative Spiky oreo  bathypelagic200 - 1240 
Perciformes Gempylidae Neoepinnula orientalisnative Sackfish Sakvis benthopelagic200 - 570 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Neolaeops microphthalmusnative Crosseyed flounder Skeeloog-botvis bathydemersal275 - 400 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Neonesthes capensisnative Cape snaggletooth  bathypelagic70 - 1650 
Rajiformes Rajidae Neoraja stehmanninative African pygmy skate South African pygmy skate bathydemersal292 - 1025 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Neoscombrops cynodonnative Silver splitfin Donker spleetvin bathypelagic100 - 550 
Myctophiformes Neoscopelidae Neoscopelus macrolepidotusnative Large-scaled lantern fish  bathypelagic300 - 1180 
Myctophiformes Neoscopelidae Neoscopelus microchirnative Shortfin neoscopelid  bathypelagic250 - 700 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nesiarchus nasutusnative Black gemfish  benthopelagic200 - 1200 
Anguilliformes Derichthyidae Nessorhamphus ingolfianusnative Duckbill oceanic eel  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Nettastoma parvicepsnative Duck-billed eel  benthopelagic60 - 1190 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia brevibarbatanative Shortbeard grenadier  bathydemersal549 - 1737 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia micronychodonnative Smalltooth grenadier  bathydemersal366 - 1620 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia propinquanative Aloha grenadier  benthopelagic219 - 914 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia spinosanative Sawspine whiptail  bathydemersal560 - 900 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia umbracinctanative   bathydemersal400 - 1600 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Notacanthus chemnitziinative Snubnosed spiny eel  benthopelagic125 - 3285 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Notacanthus sexspinisnative Spiny-back eel  bathydemersal360 - 1300 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notolychnus valdiviaenative Topside lampfish  bathypelagic25 - 700 
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Notopogon macrosolennative Longsnout bellowfish Langsnoet-blaasbalkvis bathydemersal200 - 500 
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Notopogon xenosomanative Longspine bellowfish Langstekel-blaasbalkvis bathydemersal255 - 610 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus caudispinosusnative Lobisomem  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus resplendensnative Patchwork lampfish  bathypelagic777 - 2121 
Perciformes Serranidae Odontanthias caudicinctusnative Blackblotch swallowtail Swartvlek-swaelstert pelagic-oceanic100 - 300 
Lamniformes Odontaspididae Odontaspis feroxnative Smalltooth sand tiger Knopstert-skeurtandhaai benthopelagic10 - 2000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Odontomacrurus murrayinative Roundhead grenadier  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Omosudidae Omosudis lowiinative Omosudid  bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Oneirodes anisacanthusnative   bathypelagic 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Oreosoma atlanticumnative Ox-eyed oreo  bathydemersal220 - 1550 
Perciformes Cepolidae Owstonia weberinative   bathydemersal183 - 350 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Pachycara crassicepsnative   bathydemersal900 - 2191 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Pachystomias microdonnative Smalltooth dragonfish  bathypelagic660 - 4000 
Scorpaeniformes Parabembridae Parabembras robinsoninative African deep-water flathead Afrikaanse diepwater-platkop bathydemersal200 - 600 
Ophidiiformes Parabrotulidae Parabrotula plagiophthalmanative False cusk  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Callionymidae Paracallionymus costatusnative Ladder dragonet Leer-drakie bathydemersal37 - 457 
Perciformes Gempylidae Paradiplospinus gracilisnative Slender escolar  bathydemersal368 - 626 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Paraliparis australisnative   bathydemersal295 - 571 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Paraliparis copei copeinative Blacksnout seasnail  bathydemersal200 - 1976 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Paraliparis copei wilsoninative   bathydemersal885 - 1830 
Tetraodontiformes Triacanthodidae Paratriacanthodes retrospinisnative Sawspine spikefish Saagstekel-spykervis bathydemersal418 - 920 
Zeiformes Parazenidae Parazen pacificusnative Parazen  bathydemersal145 - 500 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Penopus microphthalmusnative   bathydemersal960 - 3535 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Pentherichthys atratusnative   bathypelagic 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion weberinative   bathydemersal 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Phenacoscorpius adenensisnative Toothed no-line scorpionfish  bathydemersal139 - 736 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Phosichthys argenteusnative Silver lightfish  bathypelagic300 - 1050 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Photonectes brauerinative Brauer's dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Photonectes parvimanusnative Fleshyfin dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Emmelichthyidae Plagiogeneion rubiginosumnative Rubyfish Robynvis bathydemersal200 - 500 
Myliobatiformes Plesiobatidae Plesiobatis daviesinative Deep-water stingray Diepwater-pylstert bathydemersal44 - 780 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Poecilopsetta natalensisnative African righteye flounder  bathydemersal250 - 450 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Polyacanthonotus africanusnative   bathypelagic700 - 3000 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Polyacanthonotus challengerinative Longnose tapirfish  bathypelagic777 - 4560 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Polyacanthonotus rissoanusnative Smallmouth spiny eel  bathydemersal500 - 2800 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Polymetme corythaeolanative Rendezvous fish  benthopelagic165 - 800 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia berndtinative Pacific beardfish Pasifiese baardvis reef-associated18 - 585 
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish Wrakvis demersal40 - 600 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Porogadus milesnative Slender cuskeel  bathydemersal1000 - 5055 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides filamentosusnative Crimson jobfish Dagbreek-jobvis benthopelagic40 - 400 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides sieboldiinative Lavender jobfish  benthopelagic100 - 360 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Protomyctophum subparallelumnative Subparallel lanternfish  pelagic-oceanic 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Psednos micrurusnative Barnard's dwarf snailfish  bathydemersal1207 - 1280 
Perciformes Nomeidae Psenes cyanophrysnative Freckled driftfish Gevlekte dryfvis bathypelagic20 - 550 
Perciformes Nomeidae Psenes pellucidusnative Bluefin driftfish Swartlap bathypelagic 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Pseudocyttus maculatusnative Smooth oreo dory Round oreo bathydemersal400 - 1500 
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Psychrolutes macrocephalusnative   bathydemersal419 - 1012 
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Pyramodon ventralisnative Pallid pearlfish  benthopelagic184 - 470 
Lampriformes Radiicephalidae Radiicephalus elongatusnative Tapertail Spitsstert pelagic-oceanic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella barnardinative Bigthorn skate  bathydemersal170 - 1700 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella caudaspinosanative Munchskin skate  bathydemersal310 - 718 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella dissimilisnative Ghost skate Ghost skate bathydemersal719 - 1620 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella leopardanative Leopard skate  bathydemersal170 - 1920 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella ravidulanative Smoothback skate  bathydemersal496 - 1250 
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Rhinobatos holcorhynchusnative Slender guitarfish Slank sandkruiper demersal75 - 253 
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Rhinochimaera africananative Paddlenose chimaera  bathydemersal549 - 1450 
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Rhinochimaera atlanticanative Straightnose rabbitfish  bathydemersal500 - 1500 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Rouleina maderensisnative Madeiran smooth-head  bathypelagic595 - 1450 
Saccopharyngiformes Saccopharyngidae Saccopharynx ramosusnative   bathypelagic1100 - 1500 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Scalicus investigatorisnative   bathydemersal550 - 658 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Schedophilus huttoninative New Zealand ruffe  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Schedophilus velaininative Violet warehou Swerwer-dryfvis bathypelagic40 - 500 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Scopelarchus guentherinative Staring pearleye  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Scopelarchus michaelsarsinative Bigfin pearleye  bathypelagic256 - 500 
Myctophiformes Neoscopelidae Scopelengys tristisnative Pacific blackchin  bathypelagic400 - 1830 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Scopelopsis multipunctatusnative Multispotted lanternfish  bathypelagic3 - 2000 
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Scopelosaurus craddockinative   bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Selachophidium guentherinative Barbed brotula  bathypelagic200 - 980 
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus cabrillanative Comber Kammer demersal5 - 500 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer beaniinative Stout sawpalate  bathypelagic 
Scorpaeniformes Setarchidae Setarches guentherinative Channeled rockfish  benthopelagic150 - 780 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops bathyphilusnative Spark anglemouth  bathypelagic700 - 3000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops elongatusnative Elongated bristlemouth fish  bathypelagic25 - 4740 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Simenchelys parasiticanative Snubnosed eel  bathydemersal136 - 2620 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Sio nordenskjoldiinative Nordenskjold's bigscale  bathypelagic200 - 3000 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Solocisquama stellulatanative   bathydemersal274 - 550 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Somniosus antarcticusnative Southern sleeper shark  benthopelagic485 - 1150 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Spectrunculus grandisnative Pudgy cuskeel  bathydemersal800 - 4300 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Sphagemacrurus richardinative Richard's whiptail  bathypelagic538 - 1260 
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus mitsukuriinative Shortspine spurdog Langneus-penhaai benthopelagic29 - 600 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Stemonosudis elegansnative Tailspot barracudina  bathypelagic18 - 330 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Stemonosudis gracilisnative   bathypelagic20 - 500 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Stemonosudis macruranative   bathypelagic18 - 330 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx pseudobscuranative Highlight hatchetfish  bathypelagic800 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias boa boanative Boa dragonfish  bathypelagic200 - 2173 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias longibarbatusnative Longbarb scaly dragonfish  bathypelagic400 - 1463 
Lampriformes Stylephoridae Stylephorus chordatusnative Tube-eye  bathypelagic300 - 800 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Sudis hyalinanative   bathypelagic200 - 2000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Symbolophorus barnardinative Barnards lanternfishes  bathypelagic100 - 800 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Symbolophorus boopsnative Bogue lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Symbolophorus evermanninative Evermann's lantern fish  bathypelagic100 - 500 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus ocellatusnative Double-spot tonguesole  bathydemersal430 - 640 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus variegatusendemic   bathydemersal550 - 800 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Synagrops japonicusnative Blackmouth splitfin Japanse spleetvin benthopelagic50 - 1000 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus affinisnative Grey cutthroat  benthopelagic290 - 2400 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus kaupiinative Kaup's arrowtooth eel  bathydemersal120 - 4800 
Perciformes Callionymidae Synchiropus monacanthusnative Deep-water dragonet Diepwater-drakie bathydemersal175 - 428 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Taaningichthys bathyphilusnative Deepwater lanternfish  bathypelagic400 - 1550 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Taaningichthys minimusnative Waistcoat lanternfish  bathypelagic90 - 800 
Perciformes Tetragonuridae Tetragonurus cuvierinative Smalleye squaretail Kleinoog-stompstert bathypelagic1 - 800 
Perciformes Gempylidae Thyrsitoides marleyinative Black snoek Swart snoek benthopelagic 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus jacksonensisnative Blackflash ribbonfish Swartstraal-lintvis bathypelagic 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus trachypterusnative Mediterranean dealfish Rondswerwer-lintvis bathypelagic100 - 600 
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus delagoanative African scad Afrikaanse maasbanker benthopelagic 
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Trachyscorpia eschmeyerinative Cape rockfish Kaapse skerpioenvis bathydemersal450 - 1025 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Trigonolampa miricepsnative Threelight dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Triphoturus nigrescensnative Highseas lampfish  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Gadiformes Moridae Tripterophycis gilchristinative Grenadier cod  bathydemersal100 - 1000 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Tubbia tasmanicanative Tasmanian ruffe Pap dryfvis bathypelagic 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tylerius spinosissimusnative Spiny blaasop Stekel-blaasop bathydemersal250 - 435 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Venefica proboscideanative Whipsnout sorcerer  bathydemersal385 - 2200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Ventrifossa divergensnative Plainfin grenadier  bathydemersal183 - 772 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Ventrifossa mystaxnative   bathydemersal421 - 832 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Ventrifossa nasutanative Conesnout grenadier  bathydemersal395 - 960 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria nimbarianative Oceanic lightfish  bathypelagic20 - 5000 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Xenodermichthys copeinative Bluntsnout smooth-head  bathypelagic100 - 2650 
Zeiformes Grammicolepididae Xenolepidichthys dalgleishinative Spotted tinselfish Klatergoudvis benthopelagic128 - 885 
Perciformes Blenniidae Xiphasia matsubarainative Japanese snake blenny Japanse slangblennie benthopelagic 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Zameus squamulosusnative Velvet dogfish  benthopelagic 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion leptolepisnative Elongate dory  bathypelagic330 - 700 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis conchifernative Silvery John dory Beukelaar-dorie benthopelagic50 - 600 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Zu cristatusnative Scalloped ribbonfish Skulprand-lintvis bathypelagic 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Zu elongatusnative Taper-tail ribbonfish Spitsstert-lintvis bathypelagic 
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