user_mobilelogo

Perciformes


The Perciformes (sometimes called the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri) is a large order of ray-finned fishes containing about 40% of all bony fishes. Perciformes refer to a perch-like appearance. The order is very various and contains both marine and freshwater species.

There are about 7,000 described species belonging to this order.

 

Species list:

ammodytes dubiusAmmodytes dubius
(Northern sand lance)

Scientific name: Ammodytes dubius (Reinhardt, 1837)
Popular names: Northern sand lance, sand eels
Danish name: Nordlig tobis

Family: Ammodytidae (Sand lances)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites: Davis Strait and North Sea

Depth: 0 - 100 meter
Max. size: ~ 25 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=202}

anarhichas denticulatusAnarhichas denticulatus
(Northern wolffish)

Scientific name: Anarhichas denticulatus (Reinhardt, 1837)
Popular names: Northern wolffish or rock turbot
Danish name: Blå havkat

Family: Anarhichadidae (Wolffishes)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Observation site: Davis strait, Denmark Strait

Depth: 60 - 1700 meter (benthopelagic)
Max. size: ~ 180 cm / ~ 20 kg

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=203}

anarhichas lupusAnarhichas lupus
(Atlantic wolffish)

Scientific name: Anarhichas lupus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Popular names: Atlantic wolffish, ocean catfish, seawolf
Danish name: Stribet havkat

Family: Anarhichadidae (Wolffishes)

Distribution: Northeast to northwest Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 0 - 500 meter (demersal)
Max. size: ~ 150 cm / 23 kg

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=204}

anarhichas minorAnarhichas minor
(Spotted wolffish)

Scientific name: Anarhichas minor (Olafsen, 1772)
Popular names: Spotted wolffish
Danish name: Plettet havkat

Family: Anarhichadidae (wolffishes)

Distribution: Northwest and northeast Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: Davis Strait and Denmark Strait

Depth: 25-600 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 180 cm / 28 kg

 

Description


 

 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=313}

aphanopus carboAphanopus carbo
(Black scabbardfish)

Scientific name: Aphanopus carbo (Lowe, 1839)
Popular names: Black scabbardfish
Danish name: Sort sabelfisk

Family: Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes)

Distribution: Northwest Atlantic Ocean, Northeast Pacific
Depth: 200 - 1700 meter (bathypelagic)
Max. size: ~ 110 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=205}

callionymus lyraCallionymus lyra
(Common dragonet)

Scientific name: Callionymus lyra (Linnaeus, 1758)
Popular names: Common dragonet
Danish name: Stribet fløjfisk

Family: Callionymidae (Dragonets)

Distribution: Eastern Atlantic
Capture sites: The North Sea

Depth: 5 - 500 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 30 cm

 

Description



Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=290}

 

chiasmodon nigerChiasmodon niger
(Black swallower)

Scientific name: Chiasmodon niger (Johnson, 1864)
Popular names: Black swallower
Danish name: Slughalsfisk

Family: Chiasmodontidae (Snaketooth fishes)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 300 - 2700 meter
Max. size: ~ 25 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=206}

dicentrarchus labraxDicentrarchus labrax (European seabass)

Scientific name: Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758)
Popular names: European seabass
Danish name: Bars

Family: Moronidaea (Temperate basses)

Distribution: Eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea
Capture sites: The North Sea

Depth: 10 - 100 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 100 cm / 12 kg

 

Description



Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=291}

 

echiichthys viperaEchiichthys vipera
(Lesser weever)

Scientific name: Echiichthys vipera (Cuvier, 1829)
Popular names: Lesser weever
Danish name: Lille fjæsing

Family: Trachinidae (Weeverfishes)

Distribution: Eastern Atlantic
Capture sites: The North Sea

Depth: 0 - 150 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 15 cm

 

Description



Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=292}

eumesogrammus praecisusEumesogrammus praecisus
(Fourline snakeblenny)

Scientific name: Eumesogrammus praecisus
(Krøyer, 1836)
Popular names: Fourline snakeblenny 
Danish name: Firliniet slimfisk 

Family: Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks)

Distribution: Northwestern Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Alaska and North Pacific Ocean 
Capture site: Davis Strait

Depth: 0-400 meter (benthopelagic) 
Max. size: 22 cm


Description


Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=314}

gymnelus viridisGymnelus viridis
(Fish doctor)

Scientific name: Gymnelus viridis (Fabricius, 1780)
Popular names: Fish doctor
Danish name: Grøn fiskedoktor

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: Northwest Atlantic Ocean, Northeast Pacific
Capture sites: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 0 - 300 meter (demersal)
Max. size: ~ 25 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=207}

leptoclinus maculatusLeptoclinus maculatus
(Daubed shanny)

Scientific name: Leptoclinus maculatus (Fries, 1838)
Popular names: Daubed shanny
Danish name: Plettet langebarn

Family: Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks)

Distribution: Circumglobal
Depth: 15 - 600 meter (demersal)
Max. size: ~ 20 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=208}

Lycenchelys kolthoffiLycenchelys kolthoffi
(Checkered wolf eel)

Scientific name: Lycenchelys kolthoffi (Jensen, 1904)
Popular names: Checkered wolf eel, Lycode quadrillée
Danish name: Kolthoffs Ålebrosme, Kolthoffs porebrosme

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites:

Depth: 200 - 900 meter
Max. size: ~ 23 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=441}

Lycenchelys muraenaLycenchelys muraena
(Moray wolf eel)

Scientific name: Lycenchelys muraena (Collett, 1878)
Popular names: Moray wolf eel
Danish name: Muræne-porebrosme

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites: Davis Straits

Depth: 350 - 1700 meter
Max. size: ~ 22.6 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=443}

Lycodes esmarkiiLycodes esmarkii
(Greater eelpout)

Scientific name: Lycodes esmarkii (Collett, 1875)
Popular names: Greater eelpout
Danish name: Esmarks ålebrosme

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 250 - 1100 meter
Max. size: ~ 75 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=444}

lycodes eudipleurostictusLycodes eudipleurostictus
(Doubleline eelpout)

Scientific name: Lycodes eudipleurostictus (Jensen, 1902)
Popular names: Doubleline eelpout
Danish name: Dobbeltlinjet ålebrosme

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: Arctic
Capture sites:

Depth: 0 - 1200 meter (demersal)
Max. size: ~ 44.5 cm

Description



Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=385}

lycodes luetkeniiLycodes luetkenii
(Lütken's eelpout)

Scientific name: Lycodes luetkenii (Collet, 1880)
Popular names: Lütken's eelpout
Danish name: Lütkens ålebrosme

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: Arctic to Northeast Atlantic. Greenland to Spitsbergen.
Depth: 800-1400 meter (bathydermasal)
Max. size: ~ 35 cm

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=315}

Lycodes paamiutiLycodes paamiuti
(Paamiut eelpout)

Scientific name: Lycodes paamiuti (Møller, 2001)
Popular names: Paamiut eelpout
Danish name: Paamiuts ålebrosme

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 350 - 1300 meter
Max. size: ~ 24 cm

Description



Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=409}

lycodes squamiventer2Lycodes squamiventer
(Scalebelly eelpout)

Scientific name: Lycodes squamiventer (Jensen, 1904)
Popular names: Scalebelly eelpout
Danish name: Bugskællet ålebrosme

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: Arctic, Northwest to Northeast Atlantic: Beaufort Sea, Davis Strait and waters east of Iceland
Capture site:

Depth: 357 - 1808 m (bathydemersal)
Max. size: 26 cm

Description



Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=341}

lycodes vahliLycodes vahlii
(Vahl's eelpout)

Scientific name: Lycodes vahlii (Reinhardt, 1831)
Popular names: Vahl's eelpout, Checker eelpout
Danish name: Vahls ålebrosme

Family: Zoarcidae (Eelpouts)

Distribution: Arctic to Northwest Atlantic: Canada to Greenland
Capture sites:

Depth: 0 - 1200 meter (bathydemersal)
Max. size: ~ 52 cm

Description



Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=386}

scomber scombrusScomber scombrus
(Atlantic mackerel)

Scientific name: Scomber scombrus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Popular names: Atlantic mackerel or just mackerel
Danish name: Makrel

Family: Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites: North Sea and Denmark Strait

Depth: 0 - 1000 meter (pelagic-neritic)
Max. size: 60 cm / 3.4 kg

 

Description


 

Pictures


{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=337}