Bañon, Rafael, Arronte, Juan Carlos, Rodriguez-Cabello, Cristina, Piñeiro, Carmen-Gloria, Punzon, Antonio & Serrano, Alberto, 2016, Commented checklist of marine fishes from the Galicia Bank seamount (NW Spain), Zootaxa 4067 (3), pp. 293-333 : 324

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Familly Centrolophidae  

Centrolophus niger (Gmelin, 1789)   —Blackfish

13 specimens were caught at depths between 735 and 868 m. Length data were available for 11 specimens ranging from 46 to 89 cm TL. Habitat and Distribution: oceanic, epipelagic or mesopelagic species with juveniles occurring in surface waters; depth range 40–1,050 m, usually 300– 700 m. Circumglobal, including the western Baltic Sea, North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, but absent in the northern Pacific Ocean. Vulnerability: DD ( IUCN), VHV (FishBase).

Schedophilus medusophagus (Cocco, 1839)   —Cornish blackfish

One specimen of 56 cm TL was caught at 766 m depth. Habitat and Distribution: mesopelagic species between 3 and 900 m depth. Present in temperate waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and western Mediterranean Sea. In the eastern Atlantic Ocean, it occurs from Iceland and Ireland to Morocco, including the Azores and Madeira Islands. Vulnerability: DD ( IUCN), MV (FishBase).