|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Ariommatidae||Ariomma melanum||(Ginsburg)||1954||Brown Driftfish|
Unique Characters: Body rounded and elongate, maximum depth 3 or more times in length. Body uniform or dark dorsally and lighter below, without spots. Uniformly dark brown to blackish. Peritoneum dark. Lateral-line scales 50-65, small. Scales on top of head extend to front of eye.
Spotted Driftfish Ariomma regulus. Body somewhat compressed and deep, maximum depth about 2.5 times in length. Body with spots.
Silver-rag Ariomma bondi. Body rounded and elongate, maximum depth 3 or more times in length. Body uniform or dark dorsally and lighter below, without spots. Pale brown or blue dorsally with a silvery underside. Peritoneum pale. Lateral-line scales 30-45, large. Scales on top of head extend only to front of pupil.