List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Israel
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Table 1: 67 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 3 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: 71 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 67 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 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina sphyraenanative Argentine Caspata bathydemersal50 - 700 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes martensiinative   bathypelagic 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Atrobucca geniaenative   bathypelagic300 - 750 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Aulotrachichthys sajademalensisnative Saya de Malha luminous roughy  bathypelagic143 - 274 
Perciformes Malacanthidae Branchiostegus sawakinensisnative Freckled tilefish  demersal45 - 180 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Cataetyx laticepsnative   bathydemersal500 - 2400 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark Kotsan khad snapir bathydemersal50 - 1440 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus maderensisnative Madeira lantern fish  bathypelagic51 - 1480 
Perciformes Champsodontidae Champsodon omanensisnative   bathydemersal135 - 1120 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye  bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone brauerinative Garrick  bathypelagic10 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pygmaeanative   bathypelagic500 - 1400 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus coeruleusnative Blue lantern fish  bathypelagic457 - 549 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus holtinative Small lantern fish  bathypelagic40 - 777 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus rafinesquiinative White-spotted lantern fish  bathypelagic40 - 2173 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus oxyrinchusnative Longnosed skate  bathydemersal15 - 900 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Electrona rissonative Electric lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1485 
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Evermannella balbonative Balbo sabretooth  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus melastomusnative Blackmouth catshark Galeus demersal55 - 1873 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Gonichthys cocconative Cocco’s lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax baranesinative   benthopelagic 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax elegansnative Elegant moray  reef-associated92 - 450 
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Helicolenus dactylopterusnative Blackbelly rosefish  bathydemersal50 - 1100 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark Sheva-zim bathydemersal 
Perciformes Pentacerotidae Histiopterus typusnative Sailfin armourhead  reef-associated40 - 421 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum benoitinative Benoit's lanternfish  bathypelagic51 - 700 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum hygomiinative Bermuda lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Iago omanensisnative Bigeye houndshark  bathydemersal110 - 2195 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus crocodilusnative Jewel lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus pusillusnative Pygmy lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 850 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestidiops jayakarinative Pacific barracudina  bathypelagic50 - 2000 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestrolepis luetkeninative Naked barracuda  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia dofleininative Dofleini's lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius budegassanative Blackbellied angler  bathydemersal70 - 1013 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius piscatoriusnative Angler  bathydemersal20 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Maurolicus muellerinative Silvery lightfish  bathypelagic271 - 1524 
Gadiformes Moridae Mora moronative Common mora Gadela bathypelagic450 - 2500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum punctatumnative Spotted lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Lamniformes Odontaspididae Odontaspis feroxnative Smalltooth sand tiger Karish khol ayom benthopelagic10 - 2000 
Squaliformes Oxynotidae Oxynotus centrinanative Angular roughshark Trizan bathydemersal40 - 777 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Paralepis speciosanative   bathypelagic660 - 1485 
Perciformes Nemipteridae Parascolopsis baranesinative   bathydemersal160 - 500 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion cataphractumnative African armoured searobin  demersal50 - 848 
Gadiformes Moridae Physiculus marisrubrinative   bathydemersal730 - 1470 
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish  demersal40 - 600 
Perciformes Gobiidae Priolepis goldshmidtaenative   bathydemersal 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides filamentosusnative Crimson jobfish  benthopelagic40 - 400 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Pterygotrigla spirainative   bathydemersal250 - 440 
Anguilliformes Congridae Rhynchoconger trewavasaenative   bathydemersal300 - 500 
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus cabrillanative Comber Okonus matzui demersal5 - 500 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Somniosus rostratusnative Little sleeper shark  bathydemersal200 - 1330 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias affinisnative Günther's boafish  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Sudis hyalinanative   bathypelagic200 - 2000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Symbolophorus veranyinative Large-scale lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Istiophoridae Tetrapturus belonenative Mediterranean spearfish  pelagic-oceanic 
Perciformes Gempylidae Thyrsitoides marleyinative Black snoek  benthopelagic 
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Torpedo torpedonative Common torpedo  demersal2 - 400 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Trachyrincus scabrusnative Roughsnout grenadier  bathydemersal395 - 1700 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Trichiurus auriganative Pearly hairtail  benthopelagic250 - 350 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tylerius spinosissimusintroduced Spiny blaasop  bathydemersal250 - 435 
Perciformes Mullidae Upeneus davidarominative Darom's goatfish Darom's goatfish bathydemersal150 - 500 
Perciformes Uranoscopidae Uranoscopus marisrubrinative   bathydemersal 
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis uraspisnative Whitemouth jack  reef-associated20 - 130 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria mabahissnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria poweriaenative Power's deep-water bristle-mouth fish  bathypelagic50 - 1500 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Zu cristatusnative Scalloped ribbonfish  bathypelagic 
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