Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024

Dr. M. Pilar Olivar, Dr. María Quintela, Dr. Konstantinos Tsagarakis are currently inviting submissions as Guest Editors of the Special Issue of Fishes...

“Mesopelagic Fish Ecology, Biology and Evolution” 

Topics of interest for publication in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
 mesopelagic fish community composition and abundance, horizontal and vertical distribution, links with abiotic features, interactions (e.g., trophic) with other organisms, contribution to the biological pump, biogeography, genetic population structure and connectivity, evolutionary adaptations, the potential for exploitation, climate impacts, other threats, and any other aspect that improves understanding of their ecology, biology, and evolution

  • vertical migrations
  • biological pump
  • oxygen minimum zones
  • lanternfish
  • hatchetfish
  • lightfishes
  • bristlemouths
  • deep-sea
  • twilight zone
  • fisheries
  • biogeography
  • population genetics
  • connectivity
  • feeding ecology

For more information, please visit please visit the Special Issue website:
Please note that, according to factors such as the quality of the paper, the Editorial Office can provide discounts for Article Processing Charges.

Fishes is an international, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. It has the characteristics of high visibility and timely paper processing time.
Open Access free and unlimited access for readers;
High visibility indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus and all major indexing databases;
Rapid publication manuscripts are peer-reviewed, and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3 days.
If you are interested in this project, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the Guest Editors or the Editorial office at