Deep Sea Fish: List of 35+ Types of Fish that Live in the Deep Sea 1

Deep Sea Fish: List of 35+ Types of Fish that Live in the Deep Sea

Deep Sea Fish! In this article, we will learn a list of deep sea fish in English with ESL picture and example sentences to help you enhance your vocabulary words.

Deep Sea Fish

List of Deep Sea Fish

  • Starry handfish
  • Linophryne arborifera
  • Ogcocephalus parvus
  • Ocellated frogfish
  • Shortnose batfish
  • Prickly anglerfish
  • Longlure frogfish
  • Louisiana pancake batfish
  • Viperfish
  • Hagfish
  • Lanternfish
  • Chimaera
  • Anglerfish
  • Stingray
  • Leafy sea dragon
  • Barreleye
  • Great hammerhead shark
  • Stargazer fish
  • Atlantic wolffish
  • Amphipod
  • Cookiecutter shark
  • Black swallower
  • Atlantic footballfish
  • Fangtooth
  • Lophiomus setigerus
  • Red-lipped batfish
  • Hairy frogfish
  • Clown frogfish shark
  • Dragonfish
  • Sperm whale
  • Pigfish
  • Sixgill shark
  • Redeye gaper
  • Blobfish
  • Coffinfish
  • Frilled shark

Deep Sea Fish with Examples

Learn the names of deep sea fish in English with example sentences.

  • Starry handfish

The starry handfish, Halieutaea stellata, is a batfish of the family Ogcocephalidae found on the continental shelves of the Indo-Pacific oceans at depths of between 50 and 400 m.

  • Linophryne arborifera

Linophryne arborifera, or illuminated netdevil, is an anglerfish of the family Linophrynidae, found in all tropical and subtropical oceans at depths below 1,000 m in the Bathyal zone.

  • Ogcocephalus parvus

Ogcocephalus parvus, the roughback batfish, is a species of batfish found along the coast of the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina in the United States to Brazil.

  • Ocellated frogfish

The ocellated frogfish, Fowlerichthys ocellatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in the western Atlantic including the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, to depths of 150 m.

  • Shortnose batfish

The Shortnose Batfish is found in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean region growing up to 38cm in length.

  • Prickly anglerfish

The prickly anglerfish is a footballfish of the family Himantolophidae, found around the world in the southern oceans, in deep water. 

  • Longlure frogfish

Longlure Frogfish prey mostly on fish, occasionally on crab and shrimp. 

  • Louisiana pancake batfish

The Louisiana pancake batfish, Halieutichthys intermedius, belongs to the batfish family Ogcocephalidae.

  • Viperfish

A viperfish is any species of marine fish in the genus Chauliodus.

  • Hagfish

Hagfish, of the class Myxini (also known as Hyperotreti), are eel-shaped, slime-producing marine fish (occasionally called slime eels)

  • Lanternfish

Lanternfishes are small mesopelagic fish of the large family Myctophidae.

  • Chimaera

Chimaera is the type genus of the cartilaginous fish family Chimaeridae. 

  • Anglerfish

The anglerfish is a fish of the teleost order Lophiiformes.

  • Stingray

Stingrays are unique cartilaginous fish with flat bodies and long, barbed tails.

  • Leafy sea dragon

The leafy seadragon or Glauert’s seadragon, Phycodurus eques, is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae, which includes seadragons, pipefish, and seahorses.

  • Barreleye

Barreleyes typically live near the depth where sunlight from the surface fades to complete blackness.

  • Great hammerhead shark

The great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) is the largest species of hammerhead shark, belonging to the family Sphyrnidae, attaining an average length of 4.6 m (15 ft) and reaching a maximum length of 6.1 m (20 ft).

  • Stargazer fish

The stargazers are a family, Uranoscopidae, of perciform fish that have eyes on top of their heads (hence the name).

  • Atlantic wolffish

The Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus), also known as the seawolf, Atlantic catfish, ocean catfish, devil fish, wolf eel (the common name for its Pacific relative), woof or sea cat, is a marine fish of the wolffish family Anarhichadidae, native to the North Atlantic Ocean.

  • Amphipod

Amphipoda is an order of malacostracan crustaceans with no carapace and generally with laterally compressed bodies. 

  • Cookiecutter shark

The cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis), also called the cigar shark, is a species of small squaliform shark in the family Dalatiidae. 

  • Black swallower

The black swallower, Chiasmodon niger, is a species of deep sea fish in the family Chiasmodontidae.

  • Atlantic footballfish

The Atlantic footballfish (Himantolophus groenlandicus), also known as the man-gobbler, is an anglerfish found in extreme depths of the ocean.

  • Fangtooth

Fangtooths are beryciform fish of the family Anoplogastridae that live in the deep sea. 

  • Lophiomus setigerus

Lophiomus setigerus, the Blackmouth angler, is a species of goosefish found in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans where it occurs at depths of from 30 to 800 metres (98 to 2,625 ft).

  • Red-lipped batfish

The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish is a fish of unusual morphology found around the Galapagos Islands and off Peru at depths of 3 to 76 m.

  • Hairy frogfish

The hairy frogfish is a type of fish that’s covered in spines.

  • Dragonfish

Dragonfish, also called sea moth, any of about five species of small marine fishes comprising the family Pegasidae and the order Pegasiformes. 

  • Sperm whale

The sperm whale or cachalot (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator.

  • Pigfish

The pigfish is a grunt fish in the family Haemulidae. This name derives from the grunting or chattering noise these fish make by rubbing their pharyngeal teeth together.

  • Sixgill shark

The bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus), often simply called the cow shark, is the largest hexanchoid shark, growing to 20 ft (6.1 m) in length.

  • Redeye gaper

The redeye gaper, Chaunax stigmaeus, is a sedentary species of anglerfish in the family Chaunacidae.

  • Blobfish

Psychrolutes marcidus, the smooth-head blobfish, also known simply as blobfish, is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae.

  • Coffinfish

The coffinfish (Chaunax endeavouri) is a species of sea toad of the family Chaunacidae.

  • Frilled shark

The frilled shark and the southern African frilled shark are the two extant species of shark in the family Chlamydoselachidae.

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Deep Sea Fish: List of 35+ Types of Fish that Live in the Deep Sea

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