List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Oman
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Table 1: 31 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 0 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: 32 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 31 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Scorpaeniformes Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish  demersal14 - 60 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus indicusnative Smallbelly catshark  bathydemersal1289 - 1840 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus arabicusnative Arabian flounder Arabian flounder bathydemersal83 - 220 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema pterotumnative Skinnycheek lanternfish  benthopelagic10 - 300 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus carebaresnative Indian deepwater dragonet Indian deepwater dragonet bathydemersal135 - 330 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus omanensisnative Oman dragonet Oman dragonet demersal 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus hemiodonnative Pondicherry shark Jarjur demersal 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Cephaloscyllium silasinative Indian swellshark  bathydemersal250 - 500 
Perciformes Champsodontidae Champsodon omanensisnative   bathydemersal135 - 1120 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus carpenterinative Hooked tonguesole Carpenter's tonguesole bathydemersal27 - 420 
Squaliformes Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucusnative Bramble shark  bathydemersal10 - 900 
Perciformes Emmelichthyidae Erythrocles schlegeliinative Japanese rubyfish  demersal 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper  reef-associated45 - 400 
Anguilliformes Muraenesocidae Gavialiceps taeniolanative   bathydemersal350 - 1046 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  pelagic-oceanic 
Heterodontiformes Heterodontidae Heterodontus ramalheiranative Whitespotted bullhead shark  demersal40 - 305 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus kellogginative Great seahorse  bathydemersal 
Perciformes Pentacerotidae Histiopterus typusnative Sailfin armourhead  reef-associated40 - 421 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Hymenocephalus puntnative   bathydemersal375 - 530 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Hypogaleus hyugaensisnative Blacktip tope Amahmel demersal40 - 230 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Iago omanensisnative Bigeye houndshark  bathydemersal110 - 2195 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestidiops jayakarinative Pacific barracudina  bathypelagic50 - 2000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Parascombrops pellucidusnative   bathydemersal179 - 210 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides filamentosusnative Crimson jobfish Andaq asli benthopelagic40 - 400 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides sieboldiinative Lavender jobfish  benthopelagic100 - 360 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides zonatusnative Oblique-banded snapper  benthopelagic70 - 300 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Pseudoscopelus cordilluminatusnative   bathypelagic537 - 1164 
Scorpaeniformes Platycephalidae Sorsogona tuberculatanative Tuberculated flathead  demersal9 - 80 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Trichiurus auriganative Pearly hairtail Saflac benthopelagic250 - 350 
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis uraspisnative Whitemouth jack  reef-associated20 - 130 
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