Deepsea lizardfish

Deepsea lizardfish
Deepsea lizardfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Bathysauridae
Genus: Bathysaurus
Species: B. ferox
Binomial name
Bathysaurus ferox
Günther, 1878

The deepsea lizardfish, Bathysaurus ferox, is a lizardfish of the family Bathysauridae, found in tropical and subtropical seas worldwide.


Deepsea lizardfish are covered in tough scales and are dark brown or black with black eyes and a black lining to the mouth and gill cavity.Its length is between 50 and 65 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Bathysaurus ferox" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8