List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Suriname
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Table 1: 200 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 7 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: 207 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 200 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia oleosanative   bathypelagic1200 - 1900 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus brevirostrisnative Short snouted lancetfish  bathypelagic640 - 1591 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish  bathypelagic 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Allocyttus verrucosusnative Warty dory  bathypelagic 
Rajiformes Anacanthobatidae Anacanthobatis americananative American legskate  bathydemersal200 - 900 
Beryciformes Anoplogastridae Anoplogaster cornutanative Common fangtooth  bathypelagic2 - 4992 
Perciformes Caproidae Antigonia combatianative Shortspine boarfish  bathydemersal115 - 585 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus parvipinnisnative Smallfin catshark  bathydemersal600 - 1380 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Apristurus profundorumnative Deep-water catshark  bathydemersal1100 - 1750 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina bruceinative Bruce's argentine  bathypelagic200 - 400 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina striatanative Striated argentine  bathypelagic100 - 600 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus aculeatusnative Lovely hatchetfish  bathypelagic100 - 2056 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus affinisnative Pacific hatchet fish  bathypelagic1 - 3872 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus sladeninative Sladen's hatchet fish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Ariommatidae Ariomma melanumnative Brown driftfish  bathydemersal180 - 600 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Aristostomias grimaldiinative   bathypelagic25 - 800 
Cetomimiformes Barbourisiidae Barbourisia rufanative Velvet whalefish  bathydemersal120 - 2000 
Perciformes Bathyclupeidae Bathyclupea argenteanative   bathypelagic505 - 677 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus bullisinative Bullish conger  bathydemersal366 - 475 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus melanobranchusnative Vaillant's grenadier  bathydemersal400 - 2600 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathymicrops regisnative   bathydemersal3300 - 5782 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois quadrifilisnative   bathydemersal402 - 1408 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois viridensisnative   bathydemersal476 - 1477 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathytyphlops marionaenative Marion's spiderfish  bathydemersal 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathyuroconger vicinusnative Large-toothed conger  benthopelagic120 - 1318 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops anatirostrisnative Duckbill flathead  bathydemersal100 - 400 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops ocellatusnative Ocellate duckbill  bathydemersal394 - 579 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops quadrisellanative   bathydemersal347 - 914 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus tenuisnative Slender frostfish  benthopelagic200 - 850 
Beryciformes Berycidae Beryx decadactylusnative Alfonsino  bathydemersal110 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys distofaxnative   pelagic-oceanic100 - 690 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys supralateralisnative Stubby lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 850 
Rajiformes Rajidae Breviraja nigriventralisnative Blackbelly skate  bathydemersal549 - 776 
Rajiformes Rajidae Breviraja spinosanative Spinose skate  bathydemersal323 - 675 
Lophiiformes Diceratiidae Bufoceratias wedlinative   bathypelagic300 - 1750 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Caraibops trispinosusnative Threespine bass  bathydemersal36 - 550 
Lophiiformes Caulophrynidae Caulophryne jordaninative Fanfin angler  bathypelagic100 - 1510 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus warmingiinative Warming's lantern fish  bathypelagic391 - 2056 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Chascanopsetta lugubrisnative Pelican flounder  bathydemersal60 - 3210 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus sloaninative Sloane's viperfish  bathypelagic200 - 4700 
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax pictusnative Pink frogmouth  bathydemersal200 - 978 
Hexanchiformes Chlamydoselachidae Chlamydoselachus anguineusnative Frilled shark  bathydemersal 
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye  bathydemersal50 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus caelorhincusnative Hollowsnout grenadier  benthopelagic90 - 1485 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus caribbaeusnative Blackfin grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 700 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus occanative Swordsnout grenadier  bathydemersal400 - 2220 
Anguilliformes Colocongridae Coloconger meadinative   bathydemersal650 - 925 
Lophiiformes Ceratiidae Cryptopsaras couesiinative Triplewart seadevil  bathypelagic 
Zeiformes Parazenidae Cyttopsis roseanative Rosy dory  bathypelagic150 - 730 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dactylobatus clarkiinative Hookskate  bathydemersal475 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus fragilisnative Fragile lantern fish  bathypelagic15 - 1313 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus garmaninative Garman's lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus problematicusnative Problematic lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 820 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus taaninginative Slopewater lanternfish  bathypelagic40 - 475 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Dibranchus atlanticusnative Atlantic batfish  bathydemersal45 - 1300 
Lophiiformes Diceratiidae Diceratias pileatusnative   bathypelagic640 - 1430 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Dicrolene intronigernative Digitate cusk eel  bathydemersal700 - 1785 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus bullisinative Bullis skate  bathydemersal200 - 600 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus teevaninative Prickly brown ray  bathydemersal320 - 940 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmichthys parininative Parin's spinyfish  bathypelagic 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmoides pauciradiatusnative Longwing spinyfin  bathypelagic 
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmus argenteusnative Silver spinyfin  bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Bathylagidae Dolicholagus longirostrisnative Longsnout blacksmelt  bathypelagic200 - 1497 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Dolichosudis fuliginosanative   bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Dysommina rugosanative   benthopelagic260 - 775 
Scorpaeniformes Setarchidae Ectreposebastes imusnative Midwater scorpionfish  bathypelagic150 - 2000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Electrona rissonative Electric lantern fish  bathypelagic90 - 1485 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus macropsnative Luminous deepsea cardinalfish  bathydemersal550 - 1300 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus pandionisnative Bigeye  bathydemersal200 - 600 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis oculatusnative Queen snapper Brème bathydemersal100 - 450 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus bigelowinative Blurred smooth lantern shark  benthopelagic163 - 1000 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus gracilispinisnative Broadbanded lanternshark  benthopelagic70 - 1000 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus virensnative Green lanternshark  bathydemersal100 - 1000 
Perciformes Callionymidae Foetorepus agassiziinative Spotfin dragonet  bathydemersal48 - 700 
Perciformes Callionymidae Foetorepus dagmaraenative Dagmar’s dragonet  bathydemersal 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Gadomus arcuatusnative Doublethread grenadier  bathypelagic610 - 1370 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Gadomus longifilisnative Treadfin grenadier  bathypelagic630 - 2165 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  pelagic-oceanic 
Stephanoberyciformes Gibberichthyidae Gibberichthys pumilusnative Gibberfish  bathypelagic320 - 1100 
Lophiiformes Gigantactinidae Gigantactis macronemanative   bathypelagic650 - 2500 
Lophiiformes Gigantactinidae Gigantactis vanhoeffeninative   bathypelagic300 - 5300 
Zeiformes Grammicolepididae Grammicolepis brachiusculusnative Thorny tinselfish  bathypelagic300 - 1026 
Rajiformes Rajidae Gurgesiella atlanticanative Atlantic pygmy skate  bathydemersal374 - 480 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax conspersusnative Saddled moray  bathydemersal100 - 310 
Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae Gymnura micruranative Smooth butterfly ray Butterfly ray demersal 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosaurus guentherinative   bathypelagic550 - 1600 
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Helicolenus dactylopterusnative Blackbelly rosefish  bathydemersal50 - 1100 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark  bathydemersal 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Heterophotus ophistomanative Wingfin snaggletooth  bathypelagic790 - 1420 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus albinaresnative   bathypelagic330 - 1950 
Lophiiformes Himantolophidae Himantolophus groenlandicusnative Atlantic footballfish  bathypelagic 
Tetraodontiformes Triacanthodidae Hollardia hollardinative Reticulate spikefish  bathydemersal230 - 915 
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus occidentalisnative Atlantic Roughy  bathypelagic485 - 550 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus albertinative   bathydemersal570 - 1470 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Hydrolagus mirabilisnative Large-eyed rabbitfish  bathydemersal450 - 1933 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Ichthyococcus pollinative   bathypelagic300 - 750 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Kuronezumia bubonisnative Bulbous rattail  benthopelagic585 - 1300 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena luminosanative Luminous lanternfish  bathypelagic50 - 1021 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus nobilisnative Noble lampfish  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus tenuiformisnative Slender lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus vadulusnative   bathypelagic 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah  bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Lamprogrammus nigernative   bathypelagic741 - 2000 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestidiops mirabilisnative Strange pike smelt  bathypelagic 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestidium atlanticumnative Atlantic barracudina  bathypelagic50 - 1270 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestrolepis intermedianative   bathypelagic35 - 1320 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes reticulatusnative Reticulated goosefish  bathydemersal64 - 820 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius gastrophysusnative Blackfin goosefish  bathydemersal40 - 700 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Luciobrotula corethromycternative   bathydemersal220 - 1830 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Macrouroides inflaticepsnative Inflated whiptail  bathypelagic747 - 4000 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Magnisudis atlanticanative Duckbill barracudina  pelagic-oceanic 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus occidentalisnative Western softhead grenadier  bathydemersal140 - 1945 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Malacosteus nigernative Stoplight loosejaw  bathypelagic500 - 3886 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Manducus maderensisnative   bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Maulisia maulinative Maul's searsid  bathypelagic400 - 1200 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Melamphaes polylepisnative   bathypelagic200 - 2250 
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 biseriatusnative   bathypelagic620 - 760 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias macrophotusnative   bathypelagic530 - 945 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias melanopsnative   bathypelagic350 - 1024 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias tentaculatusnative Tentacle dragonfish  bathypelagic30 - 950 
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius albidusnative Offshore silver hake  bathydemersal80 - 1170 
Lamniformes Mitsukurinidae Mitsukurina owstoninative Goblin shark  bathydemersal30 - 1300 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Monolene sessilicaudanative Deepwater flounder  bathydemersal150 - 550 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Monomitopus agassiziinative   benthopelagic48 - 1125 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Mustelus higmaninative Smalleye smooth-hound  demersal1 - 900 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum nitidulumnative Pearly lanternfish  bathypelagic412 - 1537 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum obtusirostrenative Bluntsnout lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  bathypelagic914 - 1646 
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys scolopaceusnative Slender snipe eel  bathypelagic100 - 4337 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites monocellatusnative   benthopelagic115 - 440 
Perciformes Gempylidae Neoepinnula americananative American sackfish  benthopelagic184 - 457 
Myctophiformes Neoscopelidae Neoscopelus macrolepidotusnative Large-scaled lantern fish  bathypelagic300 - 1180 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nesiarchus nasutusnative Black gemfish  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 atlanticanative Western Atlantic grenadier  bathydemersal366 - 1097 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia cyranonative   bathypelagic860 - 915 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia suillanative   bathydemersal860 - 915 
Aulopiformes Omosudidae Omosudis lowiinative Omosudid  bathypelagic 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Parascombrops spinosusnative Keelcheek bass  bathydemersal87 - 544 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion ecuadorensenative   bathydemersal 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion gracilenative Slender searobin  bathydemersal30 - 475 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion imberbenative   bathydemersal247 - 274 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion truncatumnative Black armoured searobin  bathydemersal155 - 910 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Photonectes gracilisnative Graceful dragonfish  bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Platytroctes apusnative Legless searsid  bathypelagic385 - 5393 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Poecilopsetta inermisnative   bathydemersal182 - 793 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Polymetme corythaeolanative Rendezvous fish  benthopelagic165 - 800 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Polymetme thaeocorylanative   bathydemersal213 - 1400 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia loweinative Beardfish  bathydemersal50 - 600 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia nobilisnative Stout beardfish  bathydemersal100 - 770 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pontinus helenanative   bathydemersal 
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Porichthys bathoiketesnative   bathydemersal179 - 320 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides macrophthalmusnative Cardinal snapper  benthopelagic110 - 550 
Perciformes Serranidae Pronotogrammus eosnative Bigeye bass  bathydemersal155 - 325 
Perciformes Nomeidae Psenes cyanophrysnative Freckled driftfish  bathypelagic20 - 550 
Perciformes Nomeidae Psenes pellucidusnative Bluefin driftfish  bathypelagic 
Anguilliformes Congridae Pseudophichthys splendensnative Purplemouthed conger  bathydemersal37 - 1647 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Pseudoscopelus altipinnisnative   bathypelagic30 - 2390 
Rajiformes Rajidae Rajella purpuriventralisnative Purplebelly skate  bathydemersal 
Cetomimiformes Rondeletiidae Rondeletia bicolornative   bathypelagic 
Cetomimiformes Rondeletiidae Rondeletia loricatanative Redmouth whalefish  bathypelagic100 - 3500 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Schroederichthys tenuisnative Slender catshark  bathydemersal72 - 410 
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Scopelarchoides danaenative Dana pearleye  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Neoscopelidae Scopelengys tristisnative Pacific blackchin  bathypelagic400 - 1830 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Scopelogadus mizolepisnative Ragged bigscale  bathypelagic300 - 3385 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus boanative Boa catshark  bathydemersal329 - 676 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus haeckeliinative Freckled catshark  demersal 
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer beaniinative Stout sawpalate  bathypelagic 
Scorpaeniformes Setarchidae Setarches guentherinative Channeled rockfish  benthopelagic150 - 780 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops elongatusnative Elongated bristlemouth fish  bathypelagic25 - 4740 
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Snyderidia caninanative   bathydemersal110 - 1762 
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Squaliolus laticaudusnative Spined pygmy shark  bathypelagic200 - 1200 
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Steindachneria argenteanative Luminous hake  bathydemersal400 - 500 
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Stemonosudis rothschildinative Rothschild's barracudina  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx diaphananative Diaphanous hatchet fish  bathypelagic400 - 3676 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx pseudobscuranative Highlight hatchetfish  bathypelagic800 - 2000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias affinisnative Günther's boafish  bathypelagic 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus marginatusnative Margined tonguefish  bathydemersal37 - 750 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus pigernative Deepwater tonguefish  bathydemersal75 - 549 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Synagrops bellusnative Blackmouth bass  bathydemersal60 - 910 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus brevidorsalisnative Shortdorsal cutthroat eel  benthopelagic900 - 3000 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania homopteranative Hairfin smooth-head  bathypelagic560 - 1690 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Thysanactis dentexnative Broomfin dragonfish  bathypelagic100 - 1000 
Gadiformes Phycidae Urophycis cirratanative Gulf hake  bathydemersal27 - 684 
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Venefica proceranative   bathydemersal326 - 2304 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Verilus pseudomicrolepisnative   bathydemersal180 - 576 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Xenodermichthys copeinative Bluntsnout smooth-head  bathypelagic100 - 2650 
Zeiformes Grammicolepididae Xenolepidichthys dalgleishinative Spotted tinselfish  benthopelagic128 - 885 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Yarrella blackfordinative   bathypelagic350 - 1000 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Zalieutes mcgintyinative Tricorn batfish  demersal 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Zameus squamulosusnative Velvet dogfish  benthopelagic 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis conchifernative Silvery John dory  benthopelagic50 - 600 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Zu cristatusnative Scalloped ribbonfish  bathypelagic 
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