List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Mozambique
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Table 1: 178 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 12 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: 191 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 178 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 Farolito bathypelagic100 - 500 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Allocyttus verrucosusnative Warty dory  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae Anacanthobatis marmoratanative Spotted legskate Raia pintalgada bathydemersal230 - 322 
Beryciformes Anoplogastridae Anoplogaster cornutanative Common fangtooth  bathypelagic2 - 4992 
Perciformes Caproidae Antigonia hulleyinative   demersal183 - 194 
Perciformes Caproidae Antigonia undulatanative   demersal185 - 438 
Gadiformes Moridae Antimora rostratanative Blue antimora  bathypelagic350 - 3000 
Scorpaeniformes Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish Rascasso ocelado demersal14 - 60 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus longicephalusnative Longhead catshark  bathydemersal680 - 950 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina euchusnative   bathydemersal 
Anguilliformes Congridae Ariosoma mauritianumnative Blunt-tooth conger Safio mauriciano bathydemersal360 - 800 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes trifibulatusnative Triplethread snaggletooth  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Atrobucca nibenative Blackmouth croaker Corvina boca negra demersal45 - 200 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus wallaceinative Longnose conger Safio de rolo bathydemersal250 - 500 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus cottoidesnative Codheaded rattail  bathydemersal1000 - 1600 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathymyrus smithinative Maputo conger Safio comum bathydemersal 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois atricolornative Attenuated spider fish  bathydemersal250 - 5150 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois grallatornative Tripodfish  bathydemersal878 - 4720 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois perceptornative   bathydemersal700 - 1600 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathytyphlops marionaenative Marion's spiderfish  bathydemersal 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathyuroconger vicinusnative Large-toothed conger  benthopelagic120 - 1318 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops platyrhynchusnative Natal duckbill Patudo do Natal bathydemersal200 - 549 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Benthalbella infansnative Zugmayer's pearleye  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus elongatusnative Elongate frostfish  benthopelagic178 - 950 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema pterotumnative Skinnycheek lanternfish  benthopelagic10 - 300 
Beryciformes Berycidae Beryx decadactylusnative Alfonsino Alfonsino comum bathydemersal110 - 1000 
Perciformes Malacanthidae Branchiostegus doliatusnative Ribbed tilefish Riscado raiado bathydemersal90 - 612 
Perciformes Malacanthidae Branchiostegus sawakinensisnative Freckled tilefish Riscado sardento demersal45 - 180 
Lophiiformes Diceratiidae Bufoceratias shaoinative   bathypelagic 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Bythaelurus lutariusnative Mud catshark Pata-roxa de lodo bathydemersal338 - 766 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus carebaresnative Indian deepwater dragonet  bathydemersal135 - 330 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark Lixa granulosa bathydemersal50 - 1440 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus lusitanicusnative Lowfin gulper shark Lixa lusitânica bathydemersal300 - 1400 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus moluccensisnative Smallfin gulper shark Lixa barbatana curta bathydemersal125 - 823 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus uyatonative Little gulper shark Lixa pequena bathydemersal50 - 1400 
Lophiiformes Centrophrynidae Centrophryne spinulosanative Horned lantern fish  bathypelagic590 - 2325 
Lophiiformes Ceratiidae Ceratias tentaculatusnative Southern seadevil  bathydemersal100 - 2900 
Perciformes Champsodontidae Champsodon capensisnative Gaper  bathypelagic64 - 552 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Chascanopsetta lugubrisnative Pelican flounder Areeiro pelicano bathydemersal60 - 3210 
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax penicillatusnative Pencil coffinfish  bathydemersal343 - 658 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye Olho verde achatado bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus punctatusnative Spotted greeneye Olho verde moteado bathydemersal 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis woodsinative Wood's chromis  demersal50 - 175 
Squaliformes Squalidae Cirrhigaleus aspernative Roughskin spurdog Quelme rugoso bathydemersal200 - 650 
Pleuronectiformes Citharidae Citharoides macrolepisnative Twospot largescale flounder Carta bathydemersal182 - 200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus acanthigernative Surgeon grenadier  bathydemersal800 - 1500 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus brauerinative Shovelnose grenadier Lagartixa vulgar bathydemersal400 - 1200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus trunovinative   bathypelagic421 - 552 
Anguilliformes Colocongridae Coloconger scholesinative Indo-Pacific shorttail conger Safio mole bathydemersal412 - 970 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides carapinusnative Carapine grenadier  bathydemersal384 - 5610 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides striaturusnative Striate whiptail  bathypelagic823 - 1738 
Rajiformes Rajidae Cruriraja parcomaculatanative Roughnose legskate Raia triangular bathydemersal150 - 620 
Zeiformes Parazenidae Cyttopsis roseanative Rosy dory São Pedro rosado bathypelagic150 - 730 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Dalatias lichanative Kitefin shark Carocho bathydemersal37 - 1800 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Deania quadrispinosanative Longsnout dogfish Sapata bathydemersal150 - 1360 
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus kurroidesnative Redtail scad Carapau mauana reef-associated100 - 300 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus brachycephalusnative Short-headed lantern fish  bathypelagic200 - 600 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus effulgensnative Headlight fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus metopoclampusnative Spothead lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1085 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus mollisnative Soft lanternfish  bathypelagic50 - 600 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Dicrolene multifilisnative Slender brotula Abrótia comprida bathydemersal344 - 1700 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Dicrolene quinquariusnative   bathydemersal700 - 1300 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Diplophos taenianative Pacific portholefish  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus lanceorostratusendemic Rattail skate Raia ratazana bathydemersal 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus springerinative Roughbelly skate Raia barriguda bathydemersal88 - 740 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus stenorhynchusnative Prow-nose skate Raia focinhuda bathydemersal253 - 761 
Squaliformes Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucusnative Bramble shark  bathydemersal10 - 900 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Electrona rissonative Electric lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1485 
Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae Eridacnis sinuansnative African ribbontail catshark  bathydemersal180 - 480 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper Pargo cauda comprida reef-associated45 - 400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus pusillusnative Smooth lanternshark Lixinha-de-fundura lisa benthopelagic 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus sentosusnative Thorny lanternshark Lixinha-de-fundura espinhosa bathydemersal200 - 500 
Lampriformes Lophotidae Eumecichthys fiskinative Unicorn crestfish Cornuda unicórno bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Moridae Gadella macruranative Longtail cod  benthopelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Gadomus capensisnative   bathypelagic850 - 1480 
Anguilliformes Muraenesocidae Gavialiceps bertelseninative   bathydemersal670 - 1200 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel Escolar serpente pelagic-oceanic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Glyptophidium longipesnative Bigeye brotula Abrótia vulgar bathydemersal360 - 825 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Gonostoma atlanticumnative Atlantic fangjaw  bathypelagic50 - 1352 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax elegansnative Elegant moray  reef-associated92 - 450 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosauropsis macrochirnative Abyssal halosaur  bathydemersal1100 - 3300 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark Canhabota boca doce bathydemersal 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Herwigia krefftinative Krefft's smooth-head  bathypelagic1000 - 3200 
Heterodontiformes Heterodontidae Heterodontus ramalheiranative Whitespotted bullhead shark Tubarão dorminhoco de Moçambique demersal40 - 305 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Hexanchus nakamurainative Bigeyed sixgill shark Canhabota olho grande bathydemersal 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus melanolophusnative   bathypelagic360 - 880 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Holohalaelurus punctatusnative African spotted catshark Pata-roxa africana bathydemersal220 - 440 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Hoplobrotula gnathopusnative False kinglip Abrótia falsa benthopelagic180 - 550 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus melanopusnative Smallscale slimehead  bathydemersal400 - 914 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus mikhailininative   bathypelagic273 - 525 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus tenebricusnative   bathypelagic825 - 885 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus africanusnative African chimaera  bathydemersal421 - 750 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Hypogaleus hyugaensisnative Blacktip tope  demersal40 - 230 
Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae Indobatis orinative Black legskate Raia preta bathydemersal1000 - 1725 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Ipnops agassiziinative Grideye fish  bathydemersal1392 - 4163 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Isistius brasiliensisnative Cookie cutter shark  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Kali indicanative   bathypelagic1000 - 3300 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Laeops pectoralisnative Longarm flounder Areeiro peitoral bathydemersal180 - 310 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus alatusnative Winged lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 1500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus australisnative Southern lanternfish  pelagic-oceanic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus festivusnative Festive lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 1052 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus lepidolychnusnative Mermaid lanternfish  bathypelagic312 - 332 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus pusillusnative Pygmy lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 850 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah  bathypelagic 
Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae Latimeria chalumnaenative Coelacanth  demersal150 - 700 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar Escolar negro benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Lepidotrigla multispinosanative Indian Ocean spiny gurnard Ruivo espinhoso bathydemersal230 - 335 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestrolepis luetkeninative Naked barracuda  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja wallaceinative Yellowspotted skate Raia sardenta bathydemersal70 - 450 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia dofleininative Dofleini's lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia gemellariinative Cocco's lantern fish  bathypelagic25 - 800 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes insidiatornative Natal angler Diabo de Natal bathydemersal200 - 600 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes mutilusnative Smooth angler Diabo liso bathydemersal234 - 760 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Megatrygon micropsnative Smalleye stingray  benthopelagic 
Lamniformes Mitsukurinidae Mitsukurina owstoninative Goblin shark  bathydemersal30 - 1300 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum phengodesnative Bright lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium atrumnative Dusky lanternfish  bathypelagic60 - 1100 
Osmeriformes Microstomatidae Nansenia indicanative   benthopelagic 
Torpediniformes Narcinidae Narcine rierainative Slender electric ray  bathydemersal169 - 214 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  bathypelagic914 - 1646 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites analisnative Black-edged cusk-eel  benthopelagic100 - 1830 
Perciformes Gempylidae Neoepinnula orientalisnative Sackfish Escolar oriental benthopelagic200 - 570 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Neoscombrops cynodonnative Silver splitfin Maconde sombreado bathypelagic100 - 550 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Nettastoma parvicepsnative Duck-billed eel  benthopelagic60 - 1190 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia propinquanative Aloha grenadier  benthopelagic219 - 914 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia semiquincunciatanative   bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia spinosanative Sawspine whiptail  bathydemersal560 - 900 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notolychnus valdiviaenative Topside lampfish  bathypelagic25 - 700 
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Notopogon xenosomanative Longspine bellowfish Trombeteiro espinhoso bathydemersal255 - 610 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus resplendensnative Patchwork lampfish  bathypelagic777 - 2121 
Rajiformes Rajidae Okamejei heemstrainative East African skate  bathydemersal260 - 500 
Beryciformes Holocentridae Ostichthys archiepiscopusnative Straighthead soldierfish Esquilo focinhudo benthopelagic90 - 400 
Perciformes Cepolidae Owstonia weberinative   bathydemersal183 - 350 
Scorpaeniformes Parabembridae Parabembras robinsoninative African deep-water flathead  bathydemersal200 - 600 
Perciformes Callionymidae Paracallionymus costatusnative Ladder dragonet  bathydemersal37 - 457 
Tetraodontiformes Triacanthodidae Paratriacanthodes retrospinisnative Sawspine spikefish  bathydemersal418 - 920 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion weberinative   bathydemersal 
Myliobatiformes Plesiobatidae Plesiobatis daviesinative Deep-water stingray Ratão de profundidade bathydemersal44 - 780 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Poecilopsetta natalensisnative African righteye flounder  bathydemersal250 - 450 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Poecilopsetta vayneinative   bathydemersal65 - 510 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Polymetme corythaeolanative Rendezvous fish  benthopelagic165 - 800 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia busakhininative Busakhin's beardfish  bathydemersal410 - 660 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia nobilisnative Stout beardfish  bathydemersal100 - 770 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides filamentosusnative Crimson jobfish  benthopelagic40 - 400 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides zonatusnative Oblique-banded snapper Pargo de bandas obliquas benthopelagic70 - 300 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Psenopsis obscuranative Obscure ruff Pâmpano obscura bathydemersal200 - 800 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Pterygotrigla macrorhynchusnative Longnose gurnard  bathydemersal300 - 500 
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Rhinochimaera africananative Paddlenose chimaera  bathydemersal549 - 1450 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Rouleina attritanative Softskin smooth-head  bathypelagic450 - 2300 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Saccogaster tuberculatanative Bagbelly cusk  bathydemersal440 - 850 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Scopelarchoides danaenative Dana pearleye  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Scopelarchoides signifernative   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Scopelopsis multipunctatusnative Multispotted lanternfish  bathypelagic3 - 2000 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Selachophidium guentherinative Barbed brotula Abrótia barbuda bathypelagic200 - 980 
Scorpaeniformes Setarchidae Setarches guentherinative Channeled rockfish Requeime de natura benthopelagic150 - 780 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Sphagemacrurus pumilicepsnative Dwarf whiptail  bathypelagic732 - 1880 
Perciformes Cepolidae Sphenanthias simoterusnative   bathydemersal475 - 500 
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus mitsukuriinative Shortspine spurdog Quelme mitsukuri benthopelagic29 - 600 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias nebulosusnative Alcock's boafish  bathypelagic640 - 730 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus ocellatusnative Double-spot tonguesole Linguado oculado bathydemersal430 - 640 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus strictusnative Blackbelly tonguesole Linguado pintado bathydemersal392 - 730 
Perciformes Callionymidae Synchiropus monacanthusnative Deep-water dragonet  bathydemersal175 - 428 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania longifilisnative Longtail slickhead  bathypelagic750 - 1550 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Thamnaconus fajardoinative Spotted filefish Porco manchado demersal130 - 150 
Perciformes Gempylidae Thyrsitoides marleyinative Black snoek Escolar gracioso benthopelagic 
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus delagoanative African scad Carapau africano benthopelagic 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tylerius spinosissimusnative Spiny blaasop  bathydemersal250 - 435 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Venefica proboscideanative Whipsnout sorcerer  bathydemersal385 - 2200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Ventrifossa divergensnative Plainfin grenadier  bathydemersal183 - 772 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Ventrifossa mystaxnative   bathydemersal421 - 832 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Ventrifossa nasutanative Conesnout grenadier Rato narigudo bathydemersal395 - 960 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria nimbarianative Oceanic lightfish  bathypelagic20 - 5000 
Perciformes Lethrinidae Wattsia mossambicanative Mozambique large-eye bream Imperador de olho grande reef-associated100 - 200 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion hololepisnative   bathydemersal180 - 700 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion leptolepisnative Elongate dory  bathypelagic330 - 700 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion longipinnisnative   bathydemersal200 - 450 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis conchifernative Silvery John dory São Pedro prateado benthopelagic50 - 600 
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