List of Deep-water Fishes reported from India
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Table 1: 136 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 17 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 3 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 156 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 136 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 
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Acroteriobatus variegatusendemic Stripenose guitarfish Variegated shovelnose guitarfish demersal10 - 40 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia affinisnative Gilbert's halosaurid fish  benthopelagic730 - 2560 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia mediorostrisnative   bathypelagic800 - 1315 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia phalacranative Hawaiian halosaurid fish  benthopelagic500 - 2300 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish  bathypelagic 
Scorpaeniformes Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish  demersal14 - 60 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus investigatorisnative Broadnose catshark  bathydemersal 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Atrobucca trewavasaenative  Trewavas croaker bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Aulastomatomorpha phospheropsnative Luminous slickhead  bathydemersal1717 - 2020 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Bassozetus glutinosusnative Glutin assfish  bathydemersal1500 - 2040 
Perciformes Bathyclupeidae Bathyclupea hoskyniinative  चाळत bathypelagic340 - 403 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus furvescensnative Blackfin rat tail  bathypelagic797 - 1295 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois atricolornative Attenuated spider fish  bathydemersal250 - 5150 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois guentherinative Tribute spiderfish  bathydemersal800 - 1500 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois insularumnative   bathydemersal 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathyuroconger vicinusnative Large-toothed conger  benthopelagic120 - 1318 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops caudimaculanative   bathydemersal186 - 500 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops platyrhynchusnative Natal duckbill  bathydemersal200 - 549 
Torpediniformes Narcinidae Benthobatis moresbyinative Dark blind ray  bathydemersal787 - 1071 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus oligoradiatusnative Sparse-rayed frostfish  benthopelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema pterotumnative Skinnycheek lanternfish  benthopelagic10 - 300 
Beryciformes Berycidae Beryx decadactylusnative Alfonsino  bathydemersal110 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys pyrsobolusnative Fiery lanternfish  pelagic-oceanic60 - 778 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Bythaelurus hispidusnative Bristly catshark  bathydemersal200 - 403 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus carebaresnative Indian deepwater dragonet  bathydemersal135 - 330 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus hemiodonnative Pondicherry shark பால் சுரா demersal 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus moluccensisnative Smallfin gulper shark Arrowspine dogfish bathydemersal125 - 823 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus squamosusnative Leafscale gulper shark  bathydemersal145 - 2400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Centroscyllium ornatumnative Ornate dogfish  bathydemersal521 - 1262 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus crepidaternative Longnose velvet dogfish  bathydemersal230 - 1500 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Cephaloscyllium silasinative Indian swellshark  bathydemersal250 - 500 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Chascanopsetta lugubrisnative Pelican flounder  bathydemersal60 - 3210 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus pammelasnative   bathypelagic400 - 2500 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus sloaninative Sloane's viperfish  bathypelagic200 - 4700 
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax penicillatusnative Pencil coffinfish  bathydemersal343 - 658 
Perciformes Serranidae Chelidoperca maculicaudanative Indian perchlet Indian perchlet demersal180 - 320 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye  bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus cornigernative Spinyjaw greeneye  bathydemersal265 - 458 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus flabellispinnisnative   benthopelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus parallelusnative Spiny grenadier  bathydemersal630 - 990 
Anguilliformes Colocongridae Coloconger ranicepsnative Froghead eel  bathydemersal300 - 1134 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides hextiinative   bathydemersal865 - 2300 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides macrolophusnative   bathypelagic522 - 1080 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides woodmasoninative   bathydemersal1240 - 1829 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone microdonnative Veiled anglemouth  bathypelagic200 - 5301 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus carpenterinative Hooked tonguesole Alcock's tongue-sole bathydemersal27 - 420 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus disparnative Roundhead toungesole ळीप demersal 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus dubiusnative Carrot tonguesole ळीप demersal 
Zeiformes Parazenidae Cyttopsis roseanative Rosy dory  bathypelagic150 - 730 
Scorpaeniformes Dactylopteridae Dactyloptena macracanthanative Spotwing flying gurnard  demersal45 - 177 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Deania profundorumnative Arrowhead dogfish  bathydemersal205 - 1800 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Desmodema polystictumnative Polka-dot ribbonfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus luetkeninative Luetken's lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 750 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus splendidusnative Horned lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Diceratiidae Diceratias bispinosusnative Two-rod anglerfish  bathypelagic533 - 2306 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus johannisdavisinative Travancore skate  bathydemersal410 - 549 
Squaliformes Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucusnative Bramble shark Bramble shark bathydemersal10 - 900 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Enchelybrotula paucidensnative   bathydemersal1993 - 2820 
Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae Eridacnis radcliffeinative Pygmy ribbontail catshark  bathydemersal71 - 766 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper  reef-associated45 - 400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus pusillusnative Smooth lanternshark  benthopelagic 
Lampriformes Lophotidae Eumecichthys fiskinative Unicorn crestfish  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Fenestraja mamillidensnative Prickly skate  bathydemersal 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Gadomus multifilisnative   bathypelagic786 - 1650 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel ബലാം pelagic-oceanic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Glyptophidium argenteumnative   bathydemersal295 - 815 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Halaelurus quagganative Quagga catshark Quagga catshark demersal54 - 187 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Halicmetus rubernative   bathydemersal344 - 549 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Halieutaea coccineanative Scarlet seabat  bathydemersal 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosaurus carinicaudanative   bathypelagic797 - 1609 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark  bathydemersal 
Myliobatiformes Hexatrygonidae Hexatrygon bickellinative Sixgill stingray  bathydemersal350 - 1120 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus kellogginative Great seahorse  bathydemersal 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Holcomycteronus pterotusnative   bathydemersal1830 - 3195 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum reinhardtiinative Reinhardt's lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Serranidae Hyporthodus octofasciatusnative Eightbar grouper  bathydemersal150 - 300 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Iago omanensisnative Bigeye houndshark  bathydemersal110 - 2195 
Scorpaeniformes Platycephalidae Inegocia japonicanative Japanese flathead  demersal7 - 85 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Kali indicanative  ആരമി ഥൊരരെസ bathypelagic1000 - 3300 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lipocheilus carnolabrumnative Tang's snapper Tang's snapper demersal90 - 340 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes mutilusnative Smooth angler  bathydemersal234 - 760 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes triradiatusnative Shortspine goosefish  bathydemersal208 - 1560 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Lophodolos indicusnative   bathypelagic750 - 1625 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Malthopsis luteanative Longnose seabat  bathydemersal100 - 500 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Megatrygon micropsnative Smalleye stingray Annandale's stingray benthopelagic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Monomitopus conjugatornative   bathydemersal540 - 760 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Monomitopus nigripinnisnative   bathydemersal700 - 1510 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum aurolaternatumnative Golden lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum indicumnative   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum spinosumnative Spiny lantern fish Kelahi-fitham bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Narcetes erimelasnative   bathypelagic1300 - 2600 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  bathypelagic914 - 1646 
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys scolopaceusnative Slender snipe eel  bathypelagic100 - 4337 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites multistriatusnative   benthopelagic300 - 580 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites steatiticusnative Barred cusk eel  benthopelagic195 - 460 
Perciformes Gempylidae Neoepinnula orientalisnative Sackfish  benthopelagic200 - 570 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Nettenchelys taylorinative   benthopelagic 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Parascombrops pellucidusnative   bathydemersal179 - 210 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Platytroctes apusnative Legless searsid  bathypelagic385 - 5393 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Platytroctes mirusnative Leaf searsid  bathypelagic 
Myliobatiformes Plesiobatidae Plesiobatis daviesinative Deep-water stingray  bathydemersal44 - 780 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Poecilopsetta coloratanative Coloured righteye flounder  bathydemersal214 - 800 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Poecilopsetta praelonganative Alcock's narrow-body righteye flounder  bathydemersal216 - 714 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia fuscanative   bathydemersal19 - 435 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Porogadus trichiurusnative   bathydemersal1335 - 2310 
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 
Anguilliformes Congridae Promyllantor purpureusnative   bathydemersal1120 - 2250 
Perciformes Nomeidae Psenes cyanophrysnative Freckled driftfish അയില പാര bathypelagic20 - 550 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Psenopsis cyaneanative Indian ruff  bathydemersal179 - 300 
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Pseudorhombus micrognathusnative  Norman's flounder bathydemersal33 - 392 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Pterygotrigla macrorhynchusnative Longnose gurnard  bathydemersal300 - 500 
Perciformes Gempylidae Rexea bengalensisnative Bengal escolar  benthopelagic143 - 820 
Pleuronectiformes Samaridae Samariscus longimanusnative Longfinned flounder  bathydemersal185 - 333 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Scalicus investigatorisnative   bathydemersal550 - 658 
Scorpaeniformes Setarchidae Setarches guentherinative Channeled rockfish  benthopelagic150 - 780 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops elongatusnative Elongated bristlemouth fish  bathypelagic25 - 4740 
Scorpaeniformes Platycephalidae Sorsogona tuberculatanative Tuberculated flathead Knobby flathead demersal9 - 80 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Sphagemacrurus pumilicepsnative Dwarf whiptail  bathypelagic732 - 1880 
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus mitsukuriinative Shortspine spurdog  benthopelagic29 - 600 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias affinisnative G√ľnther's boafish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Symbolophorus evermanninative Evermann's lantern fish  bathypelagic100 - 500 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus trifasciatusnative Threeband tonguesole  bathydemersal220 - 737 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Tauredophidium hextiinative   bathydemersal1500 - 2660 
Perciformes Gempylidae Thyrsitoides marleyinative Black snoek  benthopelagic 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Trichiurus auriganative Pearly hairtail  benthopelagic250 - 350 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tylerius spinosissimusnative Spiny blaasop  bathydemersal250 - 435 
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis uraspisnative Whitemouth jack  reef-associated20 - 130 
Perciformes Lethrinidae Wattsia mossambicanative Mozambique large-eye bream  reef-associated100 - 200 
Anguilliformes Congridae Xenomystax trucidansnative   bathydemersal 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis conchifernative Silvery John dory  benthopelagic50 - 600 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis nebulosanative Mirror dory  benthopelagic30 - 800 
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