List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Iceland
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Table 1: 174 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 8 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: 182 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 174 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus brevirostrisnative Short snouted lancetfish Litli földungur bathypelagic640 - 1591 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish Stóri földungur bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus agassiziinative Agassiz' slickhead Berhaus bathydemersal600 - 2500 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus bairdiinative Baird's slickhead Gjölnir bathydemersal365 - 1700 
Rajiformes Rajidae Amblyraja hyperboreanative Arctic skate Skjótta skata bathydemersal140 - 2500 
Rajiformes Rajidae Amblyraja jenseninative Shorttail skate Jensens-skata bathydemersal366 - 2295 
Beryciformes Anoplogastridae Anoplogaster cornutanative Common fangtooth Bjúgtanni bathypelagic2 - 4992 
Aulopiformes Anotopteridae Anotopterus pharaonative Daggertooth Sláni bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Moridae Antimora rostratanative Blue antimora Fjólumóri bathypelagic350 - 3000 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Aphanopus carbonative Black scabbardfish Stinglax bathypelagic200 - 2300 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus laurussoniinative Iceland catshark Gíslaháfur bathydemersal560 - 1550 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus micropsnative Smalleye catshark  bathydemersal1000 - 2200 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Arctozenus rissonative Spotted barracudina Litla geirsíli bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina silusnative Greater argentine Stóri gulllax bathydemersal140 - 1440 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina sphyraenanative Argentine Litli gullax bathydemersal50 - 700 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus gigasnative Hatchetfish Stóri silfurfiskur bathypelagic300 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus hemigymnusnative Half-naked hatchetfish Suðræni silfurfiskur bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus olfersiinative  Norræni silfurfiskur bathypelagic100 - 800 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes gemmifernative  Stjarnmeiti bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Bajacalifornia megalopsnative Bigeye smooth-head Slétthaus bathypelagic150 - 3200 
Osmeriformes Bathylagidae Bathylagus euryopsnative Goiter blacksmelt Skjár bathypelagic500 - 3237 
Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae Bathyraja spinicaudanative Spinytail skate Maríuskata bathydemersal140 - 1463 
Aulopiformes Bathysauridae Bathysaurus feroxnative Deep-sea lizardfish Vargakjaftur bathydemersal600 - 3500 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus simonyinative Simony's frostfish Silfurbendill benthopelagic200 - 900 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema glacialenative Glacier lantern fish Ísalaxsíld pelagic-oceanic 
Beryciformes Berycidae Beryx decadactylusnative Alfonsino Rauðserkur bathydemersal110 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Borostomias antarcticusnative Snaggletooth Broddatanni bathydemersal300 - 2630 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Bythites islandicusnative  Blámævill bathydemersal223 - 285 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Careproctus micropusnative  Litli hveljusogfiskur bathydemersal100 - 1800 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Careproctus reinhardtinative Sea tadpole Hveljusogfiskur bathydemersal75 - 1750 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Cataetyx laticepsnative  Flathaus bathydemersal500 - 2400 
Lophiiformes Caulophrynidae Caulophryne jordaninative Fanfin angler  bathypelagic100 - 1510 
Lophiiformes Caulophrynidae Caulophryne polynemanative  Frenja bathypelagic900 - 1250 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Centrolophus nigernative Rudderfish Svarthveðnir bathypelagic40 - 1050 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus squamosusnative Leafscale gulper shark Rauðháfur bathydemersal145 - 2400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Centroscyllium fabriciinative Black dogfish Svartháfur bathydemersal180 - 1600 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus coelolepisnative Portuguese dogfish Gljáháfur bathydemersal150 - 3700 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus crepidaternative Longnose velvet dogfish Þorsteinsháfur bathydemersal230 - 1500 
Lophiiformes Ceratiidae Ceratias holboellinative Kroyer's deep-sea angler fish Sædjöfull bathypelagic400 - 4400 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus maderensisnative Madeira lantern fish Madeirulaxsíld bathypelagic51 - 1480 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Chaenophryne draconative Smooth dreamer  bathypelagic350 - 1750 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Chaenophryne longicepsnative Can-opener smoothdream Slétthyrna bathypelagic500 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus sloaninative Sloane's viperfish Slóans gelgja bathypelagic200 - 4700 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Chimaera monstrosanative Rabbit fish Geirnyt bathydemersal40 - 1400 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus caelorhincusnative Hollowsnout grenadier Trjónuhali benthopelagic90 - 1485 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides armatusnative Abyssal grenadier  bathypelagic282 - 5180 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides brevibarbisnative  Mjóhali bathypelagic1500 - 4700 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides guentherinative G√ľnther's grenadier Ingólfshali bathydemersal831 - 2830 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides mediterraneusnative Mediterranean grenadier Loðhali bathypelagic1000 - 4262 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides rupestrisnative Roundnose grenadier Slétthali bathypelagic180 - 2600 
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Cottunculus micropsnative Polar sculpin Marhnýtill bathydemersal165 - 1342 
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Cottunculus thomsoniinative Pallid sculpin Tómasarhnýtill bathydemersal100 - 1600 
Lophiiformes Ceratiidae Cryptopsaras couesiinative Triplewart seadevil Surtur bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone acclinidensnative Benttooth bristlemouth Njarðarstirnir bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone albanative Bristlemouth Hvítstirnir bathypelagic25 - 4938 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone brauerinative Garrick Marstirnir bathypelagic10 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone lividanative  Sæstirnir bathypelagic300 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone microdonnative Veiled anglemouth Ægisstirnir bathypelagic200 - 5301 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pallidanative Tan bristlemouth Græðisstirnir bathypelagic16 - 4663 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pseudopallidanative Slender bristlemouth Stjörnustirnir bathypelagic 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Dalatias lichanative Kitefin shark Skarðaháfur bathydemersal37 - 1800 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Deania calceanative Birdbeak dogfish Flatnefur bathydemersal60 - 1490 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus rafinesquiinative White-spotted lantern fish Rafinslaxsíld bathypelagic40 - 2173 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus nidarosiensisnative Norwegian skate Þrændaskata bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmus argenteusnative Silver spinyfin Marsilfri bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Echiodon drummondiinative  Sníkir bathydemersal52 - 403 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus telescopusnative Black cardinal fish Glyrnir bathydemersal75 - 1200 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus princepsnative Great lanternshark Dökkháfur bathydemersal300 - 2213 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus spinaxnative Velvet belly Litli loðháfur bathydemersal200 - 2490 
Saccopharyngiformes Eurypharyngidae Eurypharynx pelecanoidesnative Pelican eel Gapaldur bathypelagic500 - 7625 
Gadiformes Lotidae Gaidropsarus argentatusnative Arctic rockling Rauða sævesla bathydemersal150 - 2260 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus murinusnative Mouse catshark Jensensháfur bathydemersal475 - 1200 
Lophiiformes Gigantactinidae Gigantactis vanhoeffeninative  Trjónunefur bathypelagic300 - 5300 
Gadiformes Moridae Guttigadus latifronsnative  Mórubróðir bathydemersal770 - 1875 
Gadiformes Moridae Halargyreus johnsoniinative Slender codling Silfurþvari bathypelagic450 - 3000 
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Harriotta raleighananative Pacific longnose chimaera Langnefur bathydemersal200 - 2600 
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Helicolenus dactylopterusnative Blackbelly rosefish Svartgóma bathydemersal50 - 1100 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus albinaresnative   bathypelagic330 - 1950 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus groenlandicusnative Atlantic footballfish Lúsífer bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus maulinative  Litli lúsífer bathypelagic400 - 750 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Histiobranchus bathybiusnative Deep-water arrowtooth eel Leiráll benthopelagic295 - 5440 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Holtbyrnia anomalanative Bighead searsid Græðisangi bathypelagic700 - 2700 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Holtbyrnia macropsnative Bigeye searsid Marangi benthopelagic100 - 1000 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus atlanticusnative Orange roughy Búrfiskur bathypelagic180 - 1809 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus affinisnative Smalleyed rabbitfish Stuttnefur bathydemersal300 - 3000 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus mirabilisnative Large-eyed rabbitfish Digurnefur bathydemersal450 - 1933 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus pallidusnative  Gránefur bathydemersal800 - 2700 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena speculigeranative Mirror lanternfish Gljálaxsíld bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus crocodilusnative Jewel lanternfish Fenrislaxsíld bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus intricariusnative Diamondcheek lanternfish Atlantslaxsíld bathypelagic40 - 750 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus macdonaldinative Rakery beaconlamp Brúnalaxsíld bathypelagic60 - 1464 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah Guðlax bathypelagic 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Lepidopus caudatusnative Silver scabbardfish Marbendill benthopelagic42 - 620 
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Lepidorhombus whiffiagonisnative Megrim Stórkjafta bathydemersal100 - 700 
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja fullonicanative Shagreen ray Náskata bathydemersal30 - 550 
Lophiiformes Linophrynidae Linophryne algibarbatanative  Skagasurtla bathypelagic400 - 2200 
Lophiiformes Linophrynidae Linophryne coronatanative  Surtlusystir bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Linophrynidae Linophryne lucifernative  Surtla bathypelagic 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Liparis fabriciinative Gelatinous snailfish Dökki sogfiskur bathydemersal12 - 1800 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius piscatoriusnative Angler Skötuselur bathydemersal20 - 1000 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Lophodolos acanthognathusnative Whalehead dreamer  bathypelagic650 - 1500 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycenchelys kolthoffinative Checkered wolf eel Blettaálbrosma bathydemersal202 - 930 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycenchelys muraenanative Moray wolf eel Álbrosma bathydemersal350 - 1700 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycenchelys sarsiinative Sar's wolf eel Sars-álbrosma bathydemersal150 - 600 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycodes adolfinative Adolf's eelpout  bathydemersal1371 - 1880 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycodes esmarkiinative Greater eelpout Dílamjóri bathydemersal251 - 1090 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycodes frigidusnative Glacial eelpout Flatmjóri bathydemersal475 - 3000 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycodes seminudusnative Longear eelpout Hálfberi mjóri bathydemersal357 - 1400 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycodes squamiventernative Scalebelly eelpout Nafnlausi mjóri bathydemersal357 - 1808 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Lycodonus flagellicaudanative  Aurláki bathydemersal800 - 1993 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Magnisudis atlanticanative Duckbill barracudina Digra geirsíli pelagic-oceanic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier Silfurhali bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Rajiformes Rajidae Malacoraja spinacidermisnative Soft skate Sjafnarskata bathydemersal450 - 1568 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Malacosteus nigernative Stoplight loosejaw Kolbíldur bathypelagic500 - 3886 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Maulisia maulinative Maul's searsid Njarðarangi bathypelagic400 - 1200 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Maurolicus muellerinative Silvery lightfish Norræna gulldepla bathypelagic271 - 1524 
Osmeriformes Bathylagidae Melanolagus bericoidesnative Bigscale deepsea smelt Dökkskjár bathypelagic100 - 1700 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Mirognathus normaninative Norman's smooth-head  bathypelagic1500 - 3000 
Gadiformes Moridae Mora moronative Common mora Móra bathypelagic450 - 2500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum punctatumnative Spotted lanternfish Punktalaxsíld bathypelagic 
Myxiniformes Myxinidae Myxine iosnative White-headed hagfish Slímáll bathydemersal614 - 1625 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium atrumnative Dusky lanternfish Úthafslaxsíld bathypelagic60 - 1100 
Osmeriformes Microstomatidae Nansenia groenlandicanative Greenland argentine Grænlandsnaggur bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys scolopaceusnative Slender snipe eel Álsnípa bathypelagic100 - 4337 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Neocyttus helgaenative False boarfish Göltur bathypelagic988 - 1210 
Rajiformes Rajidae Neoraja caeruleanative Blue ray Bláskata bathydemersal600 - 1262 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nesiarchus nasutusnative Black gemfish Nasi benthopelagic200 - 1200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia aequalisnative Common Atlantic grenadier Litli langhali benthopelagic200 - 2320 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Normichthys operosusnative Multipore searsid Sæangi bathypelagic 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Notacanthus bonapartenative Shortfin spiny eel Smábroddabakur bathypelagic487 - 2000 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Notacanthus chemnitziinative Snubnosed spiny eel Broddabakur benthopelagic125 - 3285 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Oneirodes anisacanthusnative  Oddhyrna bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Oneirodes carlsberginative  Ljóshyrna bathypelagic360 - 1000 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Oneirodes eschrichtiinative Bulbous dreamer Svarthyrna bathypelagic750 - 2500 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Oneirodes macrosteusnative  Broddhyrna bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Oneirodes myrionemusnative  Gaddhyrna bathypelagic 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Pachycara microcephalumnative  Jensensmjóri bathydemersal 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Paralepis coregonoidesnative Sharpchin barracudina Stóra geirsíli bathypelagic50 - 1032 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Paraliparis bathybiusnative Black seasnail Úthafssogfiskur bathydemersal20 - 4009 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Photostylus pycnopterusnative Starry smooth-head  bathypelagic701 - 2868 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Platytroctes apusnative Legless searsid  bathypelagic385 - 5393 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Platytroctes mirusnative Leaf searsid  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Pollichthys maulinative Stareye lightfish Polli bathypelagic100 - 600 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Polyacanthonotus rissoanusnative Smallmouth spiny eel Fjölbroddabakur bathydemersal500 - 2800 
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish Blákarpi demersal40 - 600 
Carcharhiniformes Pseudotriakidae Pseudotriakis microdonnative False catshark Kambháfur bathydemersal173 - 1890 
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Psychrolutes subspinosusnative  Gaddahnýtill bathydemersal1337 - 1750 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella bathyphilanative Deep-water ray Djúpskata bathydemersal600 - 2172 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella fyllaenative Round ray Pólskata bathydemersal170 - 2050 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella linteanative Sailray Hvítaskata bathydemersal150 - 1170 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Rhadinesthes decimusnative Slender snaggletooth Skeggmeiti bathypelagic 
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Rhinochimaera atlanticanative Straightnose rabbitfish Trjónufiskur bathydemersal500 - 1500 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Rhodichthys reginanative Threadfin seasnail Rósafiskur bathydemersal1080 - 2365 
Cetomimiformes Rondeletiidae Rondeletia loricatanative Redmouth whalefish Rauðskoltur bathypelagic100 - 3500 
Saccopharyngiformes Saccopharyngidae Saccopharynx ampullaceusnative Gulper eel Pokakjaftur bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Sagamichthys schnakenbeckinative Schnakenbeck's searsid Ránarangi bathypelagic365 - 1200 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Scopelogadus beaniinative Bean's bigscale Kistufiskur bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Scopelosaurus lepidusnative Blackfin waryfish Uggi benthopelagic70 - 1404 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Searsia koefoedinative Koefoed's searsid Ægisangi bathypelagic450 - 1500 
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Sebastes mentellanative Beaked redfish Djúpkarfi bathypelagic300 - 1441 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer beaniinative Stout sawpalate Trjónuáll bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops bathyphilusnative Spark anglemouth Ránarstirnir bathypelagic700 - 3000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops elongatusnative Elongated bristlemouth fish Kjálkastirnir bathypelagic25 - 4740 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Somniosus microcephalusnative Greenland shark Hákarl benthopelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias boa boanative Boa dragonfish  bathypelagic200 - 2173 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias boa feroxnative  Marsnákur bathypelagic20 - 800 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Symbolophorus veranyinative Large-scale lantern fish Deplalaxsíld bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus kaupiinative Kaup's arrowtooth eel Djúpáll bathydemersal120 - 4800 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Thalassobathia pelagicanative  Drumbur bathypelagic500 - 1000 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus arcticusnative Dealfish Vogmær bathypelagic300 - 600 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Trigonolampa miricepsnative Threelight dragonfish Kolskeggur bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Valenciennellus tripunctulatusnative Constellationfish Deplasilfurfiskur bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Xenodermichthys copeinative Bluntsnout smooth-head Bersnati bathypelagic100 - 2650 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Zameus squamulosusnative Velvet dogfish Færeyjaháfur benthopelagic 
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