T. N. Gill, 1884
Pricklefishes are a family, Stephanoberycidae, of fishes in the order Stephanoberyciformes.
They are deep-water fishes, only living below 1,000 metres (3,300 ft), and have been found down to 5,000 metres (16,000 ft). It is thought that they are bathypelagic (deep ocean dwelling) or benthic (bottom dwelling) as they are known to eat crabs.
Their common name derives from the large spiny form of their scales in some species.