List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Portugal
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Table 1: 194 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: 0 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 194 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 194 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Ahliesaurus berryinative   bathypelagic 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia phalacranative Hawaiian halosaurid fish  benthopelagic500 - 2300 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish Lírio-ferro bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus bairdiinative Baird's slickhead Celindra bathydemersal365 - 1700 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus rostratusnative Risso's smooth-head Celindra bathydemersal300 - 2250 
Aulopiformes Anotopteridae Anotopterus pharaonative Daggertooth  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Aphanopus carbonative Black scabbardfish Espada preta bathypelagic200 - 2300 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina sphyraenanative Argentine Argentina bathydemersal50 - 700 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus aculeatusnative Lovely hatchetfish  bathypelagic100 - 2056 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus gigasnative Hatchetfish  bathypelagic300 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus hemigymnusnative Half-naked hatchetfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus olfersiinative   bathypelagic100 - 800 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes gemmifernative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes leucopogonnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes nigernative   bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Barbantus curvifronsnative Palebelly searsid  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus vaillantinative   bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus melanobranchusnative Vaillant's grenadier  bathydemersal400 - 2600 
Osmeriformes Bathylagidae Bathylagichthys greyaenative Grey's deepsea smelt  bathypelagic25 - 1000 
Osmeriformes Bathylagidae Bathylagus euryopsnative Goiter blacksmelt  bathypelagic500 - 3237 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois dubiusnative Mediterranean spiderfish  bathydemersal260 - 2800 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Bathysolea profundicolanative Deepwater sole Linguado-da-fundura bathypelagic200 - 1350 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Bathytroctes michaelsarsinative Michael Sars smooth-head  bathypelagic2010 - 5057 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Bathytroctes microlepisnative Smallscale smooth-head  bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Bellottia apodanative   bathydemersal30 - 569 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus simonyinative Simony's frostfish  benthopelagic200 - 900 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema glacialenative Glacier lantern fish  pelagic-oceanic 
Beryciformes Berycidae Beryx decadactylusnative Alfonsino Imperador bathydemersal110 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys indicusnative Lanternfish  bathypelagic25 - 900 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Brotulotaenia crassanative Violet cuskeel  bathypelagic249 - 1100 
Lophiiformes Diceratiidae Bufoceratias wedlinative   bathypelagic300 - 1750 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Cataetyx alleninative   bathydemersal480 - 1000 
Perciformes Draconettidae Centrodraco acanthopomanative North Atlantic slope dragonet  bathydemersal170 - 594 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark  bathydemersal50 - 1440 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus lusitanicusnative Lowfin gulper shark  bathydemersal300 - 1400 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus squamosusnative Leafscale gulper shark Lixa bathydemersal145 - 2400 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus uyatonative Little gulper shark  bathydemersal50 - 1400 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Centroscyllium fabriciinative Black dogfish  bathydemersal180 - 1600 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus coelolepisnative Portuguese dogfish  bathydemersal150 - 3700 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus crepidaternative Longnose velvet dogfish Sapata-preta bathydemersal230 - 1500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus maderensisnative Madeira lantern fish  bathypelagic51 - 1480 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus danaenative Dana viperfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus sloaninative Sloane's viperfish  bathypelagic200 - 4700 
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax pictusnative Pink frogmouth  bathydemersal200 - 978 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Chiasmodon nigernative Black swallower  pelagic-oceanic700 - 2745 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Chimaera monstrosanative Rabbit fish Ratazana bathydemersal40 - 1400 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chirostomias pliopterusnative   bathypelagic 
Hexanchiformes Chlamydoselachidae Chlamydoselachus anguineusnative Frilled shark Cobra bathydemersal 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye Olho-verde bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus caelorhincusnative Hollowsnout grenadier Lagartixa-do-mar benthopelagic90 - 1485 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus labiatusnative Spearsnouted grenadier  bathydemersal460 - 2220 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Conocara macropterumnative Longfin smooth-head  bathypelagic800 - 2200 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Conocara murrayinative Murray's smooth-head  bathypelagic1200 - 2603 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides guentherinative Günther's grenadier  bathydemersal831 - 2830 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides rupestrisnative Roundnose grenadier Lagartixa-da-rocha bathypelagic180 - 2600 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone acclinidensnative Benttooth bristlemouth  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone brauerinative Garrick  bathypelagic10 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone lividanative   bathypelagic300 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone microdonnative Veiled anglemouth  bathypelagic200 - 5301 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pallidanative Tan bristlemouth  bathypelagic16 - 4663 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pseudopallidanative Slender bristlemouth  bathypelagic 
Zeiformes Parazenidae Cyttopsis roseanative Rosy dory Galo-de-natura bathypelagic150 - 730 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Dalatias lichanative Kitefin shark  bathydemersal37 - 1800 
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Deania calceanative Birdbeak dogfish Sapata bathydemersal60 - 1490 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus bertelseninative Bertelsen's lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus holtinative Small lantern fish  bathypelagic40 - 777 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus metopoclampusnative Spothead lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1085 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus rafinesquiinative White-spotted lantern fish  bathypelagic40 - 2173 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diogenichthys atlanticusnative Longfin lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Diplophos taenianative Pacific portholefish  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus oxyrinchusnative Longnosed skate Raia-bicuda bathydemersal15 - 900 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmus argenteusnative Silver spinyfin  bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Bathylagidae Dolicholagus longirostrisnative Longsnout blacksmelt  bathypelagic200 - 1497 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Dysomma brevirostrenative Pignosed arrowtooth eel  benthopelagic200 - 1000 
Squaliformes Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucusnative Bramble shark Peixe-prego bathydemersal10 - 900 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Echiostoma barbatumnative Threadfin dragonfish  bathypelagic30 - 4200 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Electrona rissonative Electric lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1485 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus princepsnative Great lanternshark  bathydemersal300 - 2213 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus pusillusnative Smooth lanternshark Xarinha-preta benthopelagic 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus spinaxnative Velvet belly  bathydemersal200 - 2490 
Saccopharyngiformes Eurypharyngidae Eurypharynx pelecanoidesnative Pelican eel  bathypelagic500 - 7625 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias obscurusnative   bathypelagic20 - 1900 
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Evermannella balbonative Balbo sabretooth  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Flagellostomias boureeinative Longbarb dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Gadomus longifilisnative Treadfin grenadier  bathypelagic630 - 2165 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus melastomusnative Blackmouth catshark Leitao demersal55 - 1873 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius rouleinative Roule's goby  bathydemersal320 - 385 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Gonichthys cocconative Cocco’s lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Gonostoma denudatumnative   bathypelagic100 - 700 
Ateleopodiformes Ateleopodidae Guentherus altivelanative Jellynose  bathydemersal200 - 800 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosauropsis macrochirnative Abyssal halosaur  bathydemersal1100 - 3300 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosaurus johnsonianusnative Halosaur  bathydemersal680 - 2200 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus compressusnative   bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus groenlandicusnative Atlantic footballfish  bathypelagic 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus affinisnative Smalleyed rabbitfish Ratazana-da-fundura bathydemersal300 - 3000 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus lusitanicusendemic   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum benoitinative Benoit's lanternfish  bathypelagic51 - 700 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum hygomiinative Bermuda lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Ichthyococcus ovatusnative Lightfish  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Idiacanthus fasciolanative Ribbon sawtail fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus crocodilusnative Jewel lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus intricariusnative Diamondcheek lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 750 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus pusillusnative Pygmy lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 850 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah Peixe-cravo bathypelagic 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar Escolar-preto benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Lepidopus caudatusnative Silver scabbardfish Espada branca benthopelagic42 - 620 
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Lepidorhombus whiffiagonisnative Megrim Arreiro bathydemersal100 - 700 
Osmeriformes Leptochilichthyidae Leptochilichthys agassiziinative Agassiz' smooth-head  bathypelagic2000 - 3100 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Leptostomias gladiatornative   bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestidiops sphyrenoidesnative   bathypelagic50 - 600 
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja fullonicanative Shagreen ray Raia pregada bathydemersal30 - 550 
Lophiiformes Linophrynidae Linophryne coronatanative   bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia dofleininative Dofleini's lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia gemellariinative Cocco's lantern fish  bathypelagic25 - 800 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius budegassanative Blackbellied angler Tamboril-preto bathydemersal70 - 1013 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius piscatoriusnative Angler Tamboril bathydemersal20 - 1000 
Lampriformes Lophotidae Lophotus lacepedenative Crested oarfish  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Magnisudis atlanticanative Duckbill barracudina  pelagic-oceanic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier Peixe-rato bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Malacosteus nigernative Stoplight loosejaw  bathypelagic500 - 3886 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Margrethia obtusirostranative Bighead portholefish  bathypelagic100 - 1739 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Maurolicus muellerinative Silvery lightfish  bathypelagic271 - 1524 
Lophiiformes Melanocetidae Melanocetus johnsoniinative Humpback anglerfish  bathypelagic100 - 4500 
Osmeriformes Bathylagidae Melanolagus bericoidesnative Bigscale deepsea smelt  bathypelagic100 - 1700 
Gadiformes Melanonidae Melanonus zugmayerinative Arrowtail  bathypelagic991 - 3000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias bartonbeaninative Scaleless black dragonfish  bathypelagic25 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias macrophotusnative   bathypelagic530 - 945 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias valdiviaenative Valdivia black dragon fish  bathypelagic40 - 1600 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Mirognathus normaninative Norman's smooth-head  bathypelagic1500 - 3000 
Lamniformes Mitsukurinidae Mitsukurina owstoninative Goblin shark Tubarão-demónio bathydemersal30 - 1300 
Osmeriformes Opisthoproctidae Monacoa grimaldiinative Mirrorbelly  bathypelagic 
Gadiformes Moridae Mora moronative Common mora Mora bathypelagic450 - 2500 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum punctatumnative Spotted lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium atrumnative Dusky lanternfish  bathypelagic60 - 1100 
Osmeriformes Microstomatidae Nansenia groenlandicanative Greenland argentine  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys scolopaceusnative Slender snipe eel  bathypelagic100 - 4337 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Neonesthes capensisnative Cape snaggletooth  bathypelagic70 - 1650 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nesiarchus nasutusnative Black gemfish Peixe espada preto benthopelagic200 - 1200 
Anguilliformes Derichthyidae Nessorhamphus ingolfianusnative Duckbill oceanic eel  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Nettastoma melanurumnative Blackfin sorcerer  bathypelagic37 - 1647 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia aequalisnative Common Atlantic grenadier  benthopelagic200 - 2320 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia sclerorhynchusnative Roughtip grenadier  bathypelagic130 - 3200 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Normichthys operosusnative Multipore searsid  bathypelagic 
Notacanthiformes Notacanthidae Notacanthus chemnitziinative Snubnosed spiny eel  benthopelagic125 - 3285 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notolychnus valdiviaenative Topside lampfish  bathypelagic25 - 700 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus resplendensnative Patchwork lampfish  bathypelagic777 - 2121 
Aulopiformes Omosudidae Omosudis lowiinative Omosudid  bathypelagic 
Lophiiformes Oneirodidae Oneirodes eschrichtiinative Bulbous dreamer  bathypelagic750 - 2500 
Osmeriformes Opisthoproctidae Opisthoproctus soleatusnative Barrel-eye  bathypelagic300 - 800 
Squaliformes Oxynotidae Oxynotus centrinanative Angular roughshark Peixe-porco bathydemersal40 - 777 
Squaliformes Oxynotidae Oxynotus paradoxusnative Sailfin roughshark Peixe-porco-de-vela bathydemersal265 - 720 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Pachystomias microdonnative Smalltooth dragonfish  bathypelagic660 - 4000 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Paralepis coregonoidesnative Sharpchin barracudina  bathypelagic50 - 1032 
Cetomimiformes Cetomimidae Parataeniophorus gulosusnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Photostomias guerneinative   bathypelagic1138 - 3100 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Platytroctes apusnative Legless searsid  bathypelagic385 - 5393 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Polymetme corythaeolanative Rendezvous fish  benthopelagic165 - 800 
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish Cherna demersal40 - 600 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pontinus kuhliinative Offshore rockfish Cantareiro bathydemersal100 - 600 
Carcharhiniformes Pseudotriakidae Pseudotriakis microdonnative False catshark  bathydemersal173 - 1890 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Rhadinesthes decimusnative Slender snaggletooth  bathypelagic 
Saccopharyngiformes Saccopharyngidae Saccopharynx ampullaceusnative Gulper eel  bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Sagamichthys schnakenbeckinative Schnakenbeck's searsid  bathypelagic365 - 1200 
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Scopelosaurus lepidusnative Blackfin waryfish  benthopelagic70 - 1404 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Scymnodon ringensnative Knifetooth dogfish Arreganhada bathypelagic200 - 1600 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Searsia koefoedinative Koefoed's searsid  bathypelagic450 - 1500 
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus cabrillanative Comber Alecrim demersal5 - 500 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer beaniinative Stout sawpalate  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer lanceolatoidesnative Short-tooth sawpalate  bathypelagic150 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops bathyphilusnative Spark anglemouth  bathypelagic700 - 3000 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops elongatusnative Elongated bristlemouth fish  bathypelagic25 - 4740 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Simenchelys parasiticanative Snubnosed eel  bathydemersal136 - 2620 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Somniosus microcephalusnative Greenland shark Tubarão-da-noite benthopelagic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Spectrunculus grandisnative Pudgy cuskeel  bathydemersal800 - 4300 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx diaphananative Diaphanous hatchet fish  bathypelagic400 - 3676 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx pseudobscuranative Highlight hatchetfish  bathypelagic800 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias brevibarbatusnative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias longibarbatusnative Longbarb scaly dragonfish  bathypelagic400 - 1463 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Symbolophorus veranyinative Large-scale lantern fish  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus affinisnative Grey cutthroat Moreão-do-golfo benthopelagic290 - 2400 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus kaupiinative Kaup's arrowtooth eel Moreão-de-natura bathydemersal120 - 4800 
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Torpedo torpedonative Common torpedo Tremelga demersal2 - 400 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus arcticusnative Dealfish  bathypelagic300 - 600 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus trachypterusnative Mediterranean dealfish Peixe-tábua bathypelagic100 - 600 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Trachonurus sulcatusnative Bristly grenadier  bathypelagic700 - 1500 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Trachyrincus scabrusnative Roughsnout grenadier  bathydemersal395 - 1700 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Trigla lyranative Piper gurnard Bode bathydemersal 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Valenciennellus tripunctulatusnative Constellationfish  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria nimbarianative Oceanic lightfish  bathypelagic20 - 5000 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria poweriaenative Power's deep-water bristle-mouth fish  bathypelagic50 - 1500 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Xenodermichthys copeinative Bluntsnout smooth-head  bathypelagic100 - 2650 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Zameus squamulosusnative Velvet dogfish Areganhada-de-focinho-comprido benthopelagic 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion hololepisnative  Galito-rosado bathydemersal180 - 700 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis conchifernative Silvery John dory Galo-branco benthopelagic50 - 600 
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