List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Tanzania (United Republic of)
n = 75
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Table 1: 69 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 4 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 2 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 75 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 69 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Perciformes Acropomatidae Acropoma japonicumnative Glowbelly  bathypelagic100 - 500 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia affinisnative Gilbert's halosaurid fish  benthopelagic730 - 2560 
Perciformes Ariommatidae Ariomma parininative Parin's ariomma  bathydemersal205 - 250 
Tetraodontiformes Triacanthodidae Atrophacanthus japonicusnative   bathypelagic300 - 2000 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathytyphlops sewellinative   bathydemersal2980 - 4200 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops nematopterusnative   bathydemersal183 - 293 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema pterotumnative Skinnycheek lanternfish  benthopelagic10 - 300 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus africanusnative African deepwater dragonet  bathydemersal178 - 220 
Perciformes Champsodontidae Champsodon capensisnative Gaper  bathypelagic64 - 552 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Chascanopsetta lugubrisnative Pelican flounder Wayo bathydemersal60 - 3210 
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax penicillatusnative Pencil coffinfish  bathydemersal343 - 658 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye  bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis woodsinative Wood's chromis  demersal50 - 175 
Pleuronectiformes Citharidae Citharoides macrolepisnative Twospot largescale flounder  bathydemersal182 - 200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus melanosagmatusnative   bathypelagic293 - 400 
Anguilliformes Colocongridae Coloconger ranicepsnative Froghead eel  bathydemersal300 - 1134 
Rajiformes Rajidae Cruriraja andamanicanative Andaman leg skate  bathydemersal274 - 511 
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus kurroidesnative Redtail scad Lungu reef-associated100 - 300 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Dicrolene multifilisnative Slender brotula  bathydemersal344 - 1700 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus macropsnative Luminous deepsea cardinalfish  bathydemersal550 - 1300 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus robustusnative Robust cardinalfish  bathydemersal500 - 3000 
Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae Eridacnis radcliffeinative Pygmy ribbontail catshark  bathydemersal71 - 766 
Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae Eridacnis sinuansnative African ribbontail catshark  bathydemersal180 - 480 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper  reef-associated45 - 400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus sentosusnative Thorny lanternshark  bathydemersal200 - 500 
Gadiformes Moridae Gadella edelmanninative   bathypelagic638 - 977 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Gadomus multifilisnative   bathypelagic786 - 1650 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  pelagic-oceanic 
Stephanoberyciformes Gibberichthyidae Gibberichthys latifronsnative   bathydemersal750 - 2000 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Glyptophidium macropusnative   benthopelagic40 - 550 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus kellogginative Great seahorse  bathydemersal 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus melanopusnative Smallscale slimehead  bathydemersal400 - 914 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Hymenogadus gracilisnative Slender membranehead  bathypelagic300 - 618 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Hypogaleus hyugaensisnative Blacktip tope Papa demersal40 - 230 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lamprologus signatusnative   bathydemersal 
Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae Latimeria chalumnaenative Coelacanth  demersal150 - 700 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Lepidotrigla multispinosanative Indian Ocean spiny gurnard  bathydemersal230 - 335 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes mutilusnative Smooth angler  bathydemersal234 - 760 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Mataeocephalus acipenserinusnative Sturgeon grenadier  bathypelagic400 - 1300 
Lophiiformes Melanocetidae Melanocetus johnsoniinative Humpback anglerfish  bathypelagic100 - 4500 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Monomitopus nigripinnisnative   bathydemersal700 - 1510 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum fissunovinative   bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Microstomatidae Nansenia groenlandicanative Greenland argentine  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  bathypelagic914 - 1646 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites kenyaensisnative   bathydemersal240 - 300 
Perciformes Gempylidae Neoepinnula orientalisnative Sackfish  benthopelagic200 - 570 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia polylepisnative   bathydemersal353 - 786 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia semiquincunciatanative   bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Okamejei heemstrainative East African skate  bathydemersal260 - 500 
Perciformes Ostracoberycidae Ostracoberyx dorygenysnative   bathydemersal256 - 711 
Perciformes Cepolidae Owstonia weberinative   bathydemersal183 - 350 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Poecilopsetta natalensisnative African righteye flounder  bathydemersal250 - 450 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Polyipnus indicusnative   benthopelagic50 - 500 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides filamentosusnative Crimson jobfish  benthopelagic40 - 400 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides sieboldiinative Lavender jobfish  benthopelagic100 - 360 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides zonatusnative Oblique-banded snapper  benthopelagic70 - 300 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Pycnocraspedum squamipinnenative Pelagic cusk  benthopelagic200 - 500 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Scalicus investigatorisnative   bathydemersal550 - 658 
Scorpaeniformes Setarchidae Setarches guentherinative Channeled rockfish  benthopelagic150 - 780 
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus mitsukuriinative Shortspine spurdog  benthopelagic29 - 600 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Synagrops japonicusnative Blackmouth splitfin  benthopelagic50 - 1000 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus brevidorsalisnative Shortdorsal cutthroat eel  benthopelagic900 - 3000 
Perciformes Callionymidae Synchiropus monacanthusnative Deep-water dragonet  bathydemersal175 - 428 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Taeniopsetta ocellatanative Indo-Pacific ocellated flounder  demersal150 - 278 
Perciformes Gempylidae Thyrsitoides marleyinative Black snoek  benthopelagic 
Perciformes Lethrinidae Wattsia mossambicanative Mozambique large-eye bream  reef-associated100 - 200 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion hololepisnative   bathydemersal180 - 700 
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