Species details

Accepted scientific name:

Bathophilus nigerrimus Giglioli, 1882 (accepted name)


Parabathophilus gloriae Matallanas, 1984 (synonym)

Common names:

Batofilo nero Italian

Fuet Catalan

Ginga-eso Japanese

Goig Catalan

Pisci diavulu Italian

Scaleless dragonfish English

丝须深巨口鱼 Mandarin Chinese

副深口魚 Mandarin Chinese

副深口鱼 Mandarin Chinese

絲鬚深巨口魚 Mandarin Chinese




Phylum Chordata


Class Actinopterygii


Order Stomiiformes


Family Stomiidae


Genus Bathophilus



Algeria; Argentina; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Bahamas; Benin; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Congo, Republic of; Cte d'Ivoire; Cuba; East Brazil Shelf; Eastern Atlantic: off Gibraltar, Western Sahara south to Gabon including western Mediterranean; and off South Africa. Western Atlantic: between 20N and 27N, and from Brazil to Argentina. Indian and Pacific oceans.; Equatorial Guinea; France; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Iberian Coastal; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Italy; Japan; Kuroshio Current; Liberia; Mauritania; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mediterranean Sea; Monaco; Morocco; Nigeria; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Patagonian Shelf; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Spain; Togo; Tunisia; Turks and Caicos Is.; Uruguay; USA (contiguous states); Western Sahara

Additional data:

Type species of the genus.

Source database:

FishBase, Dec 2007

Latest taxonomic scrutiny:

Data last modified by FishBase 13-Jul-1994

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