List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Philippines
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Table 1: 385 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: 7 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 409 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 385 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name in Country Habitat Depth (m)
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia affinisnative Gilbert's halosaurid fish  benthopelagic730 - 2560 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia mediorostrisnative   bathypelagic800 - 1315 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish  bathypelagic 
Alepocephaliformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus andersoninative   bathydemersal 
Alepocephaliformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus bicolornative Bicolor slickhead  bathydemersal439 - 1080 
Trachichthyiformes Anoplogastridae Anoplogaster brachyceranative Shorthorn fangtooth  bathypelagic 
Trachichthyiformes Anoplogastridae Anoplogaster cornutanative Common fangtooth  bathypelagic2 - 4992 
Acanthuriformes Antigoniidae Antigonia rubescensnative Indo-Pacific boarfish  benthopelagic50 - 750 
Acanthuriformes Antigoniidae Antigonia rubicundanative Rosy deepsea boarfish  bathydemersal125 - 340 
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish  demersal14 - 60 
Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae Apristurus herklotsinative Longfin catshark Pating bathydemersal533 - 864 
Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae Apristurus platyrhynchusnative Borneo catshark  bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyripnus pharosnative   bathypelagic100 - 492 
Anguilliformes Congridae Ariosoma sazonovinative   benthopelagic160 - 440 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus brunneusnative Brown lefteye flounder Dapang bilog bathydemersal267 - 292 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Aseraggodes cyaneusnative   reef-associated 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Aseraggodes kaianusnative   demersal150 - 252 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes ijimainative Ijima's snaggletooth  bathypelagic154 - 500 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes indicusnative Black snaggletooth  bathypelagic1 - 3000 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes indopacificusnative Indo-Pacific snaggletooth  bathypelagic100 - 3178 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes lucifernative Pacific astronesthid fish  bathypelagic25 - 704 
Ateleopodiformes Ateleopodidae Ateleopus japonicusnative Pacific jellynose fish  bathydemersal140 - 600 
Eupercaria/misc Sciaenidae Atrobucca nibenative Blackmouth croaker Alakak demersal45 - 200 
Tetraodontiformes Triacanthodidae Atrophacanthus japonicusnative   bathypelagic300 - 2000 
Trachichthyiformes Trachichthyidae Aulotrachichthys latusnative Philippine luminous roughy Philippine luminous roughy bathypelagic164 - 723 
Alepocephaliformes Alepocephalidae Bajacalifornia erimoensisnative   bathypelagic892 - 966 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Barathronus algrahaminative   bathydemersal1137 - 1300 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Barathronus maculatusnative Spotted gelatinous cusk  bathydemersal386 - 1525 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Bassozetus compressusnative Abyssal assfish  bathydemersal1134 - 5456 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Bassozetus elongatusnative   bathydemersal1990 - 4970 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Bassozetus robustusnative Robust assfish  bathydemersal1035 - 4420 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus guttulatusnative Lined conger  bathydemersal270 - 1270 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus odontostomusnative Toothy conger  bathydemersal 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus retrotinctusnative Blackedge conger Barong bathydemersal150 - 450 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus wallaceinative Longnose conger  bathydemersal250 - 500 
Gadiformes Bathygadidae Bathygadus entomelasnative   benthopelagic636 - 796 
Gadiformes Bathygadidae Bathygadus sulcatusendemic   bathydemersal717 - 970 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois atricolornative Attenuated spider fish  bathydemersal250 - 5150 
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois guentherinative Tribute spiderfish  bathydemersal800 - 1500 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathyuroconger parvibranchialisnative   bathydemersal 
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathyuroconger vicinusnative Large-toothed conger  benthopelagic120 - 1318 
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Bellottia armigernative   bathydemersal 
Perciformes/Bembropoidei Bembropidae Bembrops filiferusnative Sharpnosed duckbill  bathydemersal62 - 450 
Perciformes/Bembropoidei Bembropidae Bembrops platyrhynchusnative Natal duckbill  bathydemersal200 - 549 
Scombriformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus suluensisnative Philippine frostfish Balila benthopelagic200 - 500 
Scombriformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus tenuisnative Slender frostfish Balila benthopelagic200 - 850 
Scombriformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus tuckerinative Tucker's frostfish Balila benthopelagic500 - 790 
Scombriformes Trichiuridae Benthodesmus vityazinative Vityaz' frostfish Balila benthopelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema fibulatumnative Spinycheek lanternfish  bathypelagic 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema pterotumnative Skinnycheek lanternfish  benthopelagic10 - 300 
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