List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Yemen
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Table 1: 53 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: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 55 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 53 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Perciformes Trichiuridae Aphanopus microphthalmusnative Smalleye scabbardfish  benthopelagic810 - 1022 
Scorpaeniformes Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish  demersal14 - 60 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus indicusnative Smallbelly catshark  bathydemersal1289 - 1840 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus aculeatusnative Lovely hatchetfish  bathypelagic100 - 2056 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus arabicusnative Arabian flounder  bathydemersal83 - 220 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes lucifernative Pacific astronesthid fish  bathypelagic25 - 704 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops caudimaculanative   bathydemersal186 - 500 
Torpediniformes Narcinidae Benthobatis moresbyinative Dark blind ray  bathydemersal787 - 1071 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus tuckerinative Tucker's frostfish  benthopelagic500 - 790 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema pterotumnative Skinnycheek lanternfish  benthopelagic10 - 300 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Borostomias antarcticusnative Snaggletooth  bathydemersal300 - 2630 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Bythaelurus hispidusnative Bristly catshark  bathydemersal200 - 403 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus carebaresnative Indian deepwater dragonet  bathydemersal135 - 330 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark  bathydemersal50 - 1440 
Perciformes Champsodontidae Champsodon capensisnative Gaper  bathypelagic64 - 552 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus cornigernative Spinyjaw greeneye  bathydemersal265 - 458 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides hoskyniinative   bathydemersal2300 - 2820 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pallidanative Tan bristlemouth  bathypelagic16 - 4663 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus carpenterinative Hooked tonguesole  bathydemersal27 - 420 
Zeiformes Parazenidae Cyttopsis roseanative Rosy dory  bathypelagic150 - 730 
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus kurroidesnative Redtail scad  reef-associated100 - 300 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus coeruleusnative Blue lantern fish  bathypelagic457 - 549 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus drachmanninative Drachmann's lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Squaliformes Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucusnative Bramble shark  bathydemersal10 - 900 
Perciformes Emmelichthyidae Emmelichthys nitidus nitidusnative Cape bonnetmouth  bathydemersal86 - 500 
Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae Eridacnis radcliffeinative Pygmy ribbontail catshark  bathydemersal71 - 766 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper  reef-associated45 - 400 
Gadiformes Moridae Gadella dancoheninative   bathydemersal398 - 420 
Anguilliformes Muraenesocidae Gavialiceps arabicusnative   bathydemersal380 - 497 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  pelagic-oceanic 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Halaelurus boesemaninative Speckled catshark  demersal37 - 250 
Anguilliformes Congridae Heteroconger congroidesnative   bathypelagic 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus druzhinininative   bathypelagic330 - 445 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Hymenocephalus puntnative   bathydemersal375 - 530 
Perciformes Serranidae Hyporthodus octofasciatusnative Eightbar grouper  bathydemersal150 - 300 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Iago omanensisnative Bigeye houndshark  bathydemersal110 - 2195 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Lepidotrigla multispinosanative Indian Ocean spiny gurnard  bathydemersal230 - 335 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites meteorinative   benthopelagic175 - 337 
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Neoharriotta pumilanative   bathydemersal 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Neoscombrops cynodonnative Silver splitfin  bathypelagic100 - 550 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Parascombrops pellucidusnative   bathydemersal179 - 210 
Carcharhiniformes Pseudotriakidae Planonasus parininative Dwarf False Catshark  bathydemersal1000 - 1120 
Perciformes Serranidae Plectranthias intermediusnative   bathydemersal190 - 290 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia fuscanative   bathydemersal19 - 435 
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 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Psenopsis cyaneanative Indian ruff  bathydemersal179 - 300 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Rouleina lividanative   bathypelagic760 - 1500 
Perciformes Gempylidae Thyrsitoides marleyinative Black snoek  benthopelagic 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Trichiurus auriganative Pearly hairtail  benthopelagic250 - 350 
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis uraspisnative Whitemouth jack  reef-associated20 - 130 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis conchifernative Silvery John dory  benthopelagic50 - 600 
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