|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Alepisauridae||Alepisaurus ferox||Lowe||1833||Longnose Lancetfish|
Unique Characters: Large (to 2 m) aulopiform fishes, very elongate, slender and compressed flabby body. Dorsal fin nearly as long as body and sail-like. Small adipose fin above posterior part of anal fin. Pectoral fins set very low on body and longer than pelvic fins which are located about midbody. Large mouth with large hollow teeth. No spines present in any fins. Scales absent. Caudal peduncle with midlateral adipose keel. Body iridescent blue-black above, grey-silver below; dorsal fin blue-black.
Similar Species: None.