Kinds of Fish

Species listed are from www.fishbase.org

Scientific name -- Other names
Abyssocottidae -- Deep-water Sculpins
Acanthuridae -- Surgeonfishes; Tangs; Unicornfishes family
Acipenseridae -- Sturgeons
Acropomatidae -- Lanternbellies; Temperate Ocean-basses
Adrianichthyidae -- Ricefishes
Agonidae -- Poachers
Akysidae -- Stream Catfishes
Albulidae -- Bonefishes
Alepisauridae -- Lancefishes
Alepocephalidae -- Slickheads
Alestiidae -- African Tetras
Alopiidae -- Thresher Sharks
Amarsipidae
Ambassidae -- Asiatic Glassfishes
Amblycipitidae -- Torrent Catfishes
Amblyopsidae -- Cavefishes
Amiidae -- Bowfins
Ammodytidae -- Sand Laces
Amphiliidae -- Loach Catfishes
Anabantidae -- Climbing Gouramies
Anablepidae -- Four-eyed Fishes; Onesided Livebearers and White-eye
Anacanthobatidae -- Smooth Skates
Anarhichadidae -- Wolffishes
Anguillidae -- Freshwater Eels
Anomalopidae -- Lanterneye Fishes
Anoplogastridae -- Fangtooth
Anoplopomatidae -- Sablefishes
Anostomidae -- Headstanders
Anotopteridae -- Daggertooth
Antennariidae -- Frogfishes
Aphredoderidae -- Pirate Perches
Aphyonidae
Apistidae
Aploactinidae -- Velvetfishes
Aplocheilidae -- Killifishes
Aplodactylidae -- Marblefishes
Apogonidae -- Cardinalfishes
Apteronotidae -- Ghost Knifefishes
Arapaimidae -- Bonytongues
Argentinidae -- Argentines or Herring Smelts
Ariidae -- Sea Catfishes
Ariommatidae -- Ariommatids
Arripidae -- Australian Salmon
Artedidraconidae -- Barbled Plunderfishes
Aspredinidae -- Banjo Catfishes
Astroblepidae -- Naked Sucker-mouth Catfishes
Ateleopodidae -- Jellynose Fishes
Atherinidae -- Silversides
Atherinopsidae -- Neotropical Silversides
Auchenipteridae -- Driftwood Catfishes
Aulopidae -- Aulopus
Aulorhynchidae -- Tubesnouts
Aulostomidae -- Trumpetfishes
Badidae
Bagridae -- Bagrid Catfishes
Balistidae -- Triggerfishes
Balitoridae -- River Loaches
Banjosidae
Barbourisiidae -- Velvet Whalefishes
Bathyclupeidae
Bathydraconidae -- Antarctic Dragonfishes
Bathylagidae -- Deep-sea Smelts
Bathylutichthyidae
Bathymasteridae -- Ronquils
Bathysauroididae
Batrachoididae -- Toadfishes
Bedotiidae -- Madagascar Rainbowfishes
Belonidae -- Needlefishes
Bembridae -- Deepwater Flatheads
Berycidae -- Alfonsinos
Blenniidae -- Combtooth Blennies
Bothidae -- Lefteye Flounders
Bovichtidae -- Thornfishes
Brachaeluridae -- Blind Sharks
Brachionichthyidae -- Handfishes
Bramidae -- Pomfrets
Bregmacerotidae -- Codlets
Bythitidae -- Viviparous Brotulas
Caesionidae -- Fusiliers
Callanthiidae -- Splendid Perches
Callichthyidae -- Callichthyid Armored Catfishes
Callionymidae -- Dragonets
Callorhinchidae -- Plownose Chimaeras
Caproidae -- Boarfishes
Caracanthidae -- Orbicular Velvetfishes
Carangidae -- Jacks and Pompanos
Carapidae -- Pearlfishes
Carcharhinidae -- Requiem Sharks
Caristiidae -- Manefishes
Catostomidae -- Suckers
Caulophrynidae -- Fanfins
Centracanthidae
Centrarchidae -- Sunfishes
Centriscidae -- Snipefishes; Shrimpfishes
Centrogeniidae
Centrolophidae -- Medusafishes
Centrophoridae
Centrophrynidae -- Deep-sea Anglerfish
Centropomidae -- Snooks
Cepolidae -- Bandfishes
Ceratiidae -- Seadevils
Ceratodontidae -- Australian Lungfishes
Cetomimidae -- Flabby Whalefishes
Cetopsidae -- Whale Catfishes
Cetorhinidae -- Basking Sharks
Chacidae -- Squarehead or Angular Catfish
Chaenopsidae -- Pike- Tube- and Flagblennies
Chaetodontidae -- Butterflyfishes
Champsodontidae
Chanidae -- Milkfish
Channichthyidae -- Crocodile Icefishes
Channidae -- Snakeheads
Characidae -- Characins
Chaudhuriidae
Chaunacidae -- Sea Toads
Cheilodactylidae -- Morwongs
Cheimarrhichthyidae -- Torrentfish
Chiasmodontidae
Chilodontidae
Chimaeridae -- Shortnose Chimaeras or Ratfishes
Chirocentridae -- Wolf Herring
Chironemidae -- Kelpfishes
Chlamydoselachidae -- Frilled Sharks
Chlopsidae -- False Morays
Chlorophthalmidae -- Greeneyes
Cichlidae -- Cichlids
Cirrhitidae -- Hawkfishes
Citharidae -- Citharids
Citharinidae
Clariidae -- Airbreathing Catfishes
Clinidae -- Clinids
Clupeidae -- Herrings; Shads; Sardines; Menhadens
Cobitidae -- Loaches
Coiidae
Colocongridae
Comephoridae -- Baikal Oilfishes
Congiopodidae -- Racehorses or Pigfishes
Congridae -- Conger and Garden Eels
Coryphaenidae -- Dolphinfishes
Cottidae -- Sculpins
Cottocomephoridae
Cranoglanididae -- Armorhead Catfishes
Creediidae -- Sandburrowers
Cryptacanthodidae -- Wrymouths
Ctenoluciidae -- Pike-characids
Curimatidae
Cyematidae -- Lumpfishes
Cynodontidae
Cynoglossidae -- Tonguefishes
Cyprinidae -- Minnows; Carps
Cyprinodontidae -- Pupfishes
Cyttidae
Dactylopteridae -- Flying Gurnards
Dactyloscopidae -- Sand Stargazers
Dalatiidae -- Sleeper Sharks
Dasyatidae -- Stingrays
Dentatherinidae -- Tusked Silversides
Denticipitidae -- Denticle Herring
Derichthyidae -- Longneck Eels
Diceratiidae -- Double Anglers
Dichistiidae -- Galjoen Fishes
Dinolestidae -- Long-finned Pike
Dinopercidae -- Cavebasses
Diodontidae -- Porcupinefishes Burrfishes
Diplomystidae
Diretmidae -- Spinyfishes
Doradidae -- Thorny Catfishes
Draconettidae
Drepaneidae -- Sicklefishes
Echeneidae -- Remoras
Echinorhinidae -- Bramble Sharks
Elassomatidae -- Pygmy Sunfishes
Eleginopidae
Eleotridae -- Sleepers
Elopidae -- Tenpounders
Embiotocidae -- Surfperches
Emmelichthyidae -- Rovers
Engraulidae -- Anchovies
Enoplosidae -- Oldwife
Ephippidae -- Spadefishes; Batfishes; Scats
Epigonidae -- Deepwater Cardinalfishes
Erethistidae
Ereuniidae
Erythrinidae -- Trahiras
Eschmeyeridae
Esocidae -- Pikes
Euclichthyidae -- Eucla Cods
Eurypharyngidae -- Gulpers
Evermannellidae -- Sabertooth Fishes
Exocoetidae -- Flyingfishes
Fistulariidae -- Cornetfishes
Fundulidae -- Topminnows; Killifishes
Gadidae -- Hakes; Burbots
Galaxiidae -- Galaxiids
Gasteropelecidae -- Freshwater Hatchetfishes
Gasterosteidae -- Sticklebacks; Tubesnouts
Gempylidae -- Snake Mackerels
Geotriidae -- Southern Lampreys
Gerreidae -- Mojarras
Gibberichthyidae -- Gibberfishes
Gigantactinidae -- Whipnose Anglers
Giganturidae -- Telescopefish
Ginglymostomatidae -- Nurse Sharks
Glaucosomatidae -- Pearl Perches
Gnathanacanthidae -- Red Velvetfish
Gobiesocidae -- Clingfishes; Singleslits
Gobiidae -- Gobies
Gonorynchidae -- Beaked Salmons
Gonostomatidae -- Bristlemouths
Goodeidae -- Splitfins
Grammatidae -- Basslets
Grammicolepididae -- Grammicolepidids
Gymnarchidae
Gymnotidae -- Naked-back Knifefishes
Gymnuridae -- Butterfly Rays
Gyrinocheilidae -- Algae Eaters
Haemulidae -- Grunts
Halosauridae -- Halosaurs
Harpagiferidae -- Spiny Plunderfishes
Helostomatidae -- Kissing Gourami
Hemigaleidae -- Weasel Sharks
Hemiodontidae
Hemiramphidae -- Halfbeaks
Hemiscylliidae -- Bamboo Sharks
Hemitripteridae -- Sea Ravens or Sailfin Sculpins
Hepsetidae
Heptapteridae
Heterenchelyidae
Heterodontidae -- Bullhead, Horn, or Port Jackson Sharks
Heteropneustidae -- Airsac Catfishes
Hexagrammidae -- Greenlings
Hexanchidae -- Cow Sharks
Hexatrygonidae -- Sixgill Stingrays
Himantolophidae -- Footballfishes
Hiodontidae -- Mooneyes
Hispidoberycidae
Holocentridae -- Squirrelfishes; Soldierfishes
Hoplichthyidae -- Ghost Flatheads
Hypopomidae
Hypoptychidae -- Sand Eel
Icosteidae -- Ragfish
Ictaluridae -- North American Freshwater Catfishes
Indostomidae
Inermiidae -- Bonnetmouths
Ipnopidae
Istiophoridae -- Bllfishes
Kneriidae -- Shellears
Kraemeriidae -- Sand Darters
Kuhliidae -- Aholeholes
Kurtidae -- Nurseryfishes
Kyphosidae -- Sea Chubs
Labridae -- Wrasses
Labrisomidae -- Labrisomids
Lactariidae -- False Trevallies
Lamnidae -- Mackerel Sharks or White Shark
Lampridae -- Opah
Lateolabracidae
Latimeriidae -- Gombessa
Latridae -- Trumpeters
Lebiasinidae
Leiognathidae -- Slimys, Slipmouths, or Ponyfishes
Lepidogalaxiidae -- Salamanderfishes
Lepidosirenidae -- Aestivating Lungfishes
Lepisosteidae -- Gars
Leptobramidae -- Beachsalmon
Leptochariidae -- Barbeled Houndsharks
Leptochilichthyidae -- Leptochilichthyids
Leptoscopidae -- Southern Sandfishes
Lethrinidae -- Emperors or Scavengers
Linophrynidae -- Leftvents
Liparidae -- Snailfishes
Lobotidae -- Tripletails
Lophichthyidae -- Lophyichthyid Frogfishes
Lophiidae -- Goosefishes
Lophotidae -- Crestfishes
Loricariidae -- Armored Catfishes
Lutjanidae -- Snappers
Luvaridae -- Louvar
Macrouridae -- Grenadiers or Rattails
Malacanthidae -- Tilefishes
Malapteruridae -- Electric Catfishes
Mastacembelidae -- Spiny Eels
Megachasmidae -- Megamouth Sharks
Megalomycteridae -- Largenose Fishes
Megalopidae -- Tarpons
Melamphaidae -- Bigscale Fishes or Ridgeheads
Melanocetidae -- Black Seadevils
Melanonidae -- Melanonids
Melanotaeniidae -- Rainbowfishes; Blue Eyes
Menidae -- Moonfish
Merlucciidae -- Merluccid Hakes
Microdesmidae -- Wormfishes
Microstomatidae
Mirapinnidae -- Hairyfish; Tapetails or Ribbonbearers
Mitsukurinidae -- Goblin Shark
Mochokidae -- Squeakers or Upside-down Catfishes
Molidae -- Molas or Ocean Sunfishes
Monacanthidae -- Filefishes
Monocentridae -- Pinecone Fishes
Monodactylidae -- Moonyfishes or Finferfishes
Monognathidae
Moridae -- Morid Cods
Moringuidae -- Worm or Spaghetti Eels
Mormyridae -- Elephantfishes
Moronidae -- Temperate Basses
Mugilidae -- Mullets
Mullidae -- Goatfishes
Muraenesocidae -- Pike Congers
Muraenidae -- Moray Eels
Muraenolepididae -- Eel Cods
Myctophidae -- Lanternfishes
Myliobatidae -- Eagle Rays; Manta Rays
Myrocongridae
Myxinidae -- Hagfishes
Nandidae -- Asian Leaffishes
Narcinidae -- Numbfishes
Nemastistiidae -- Roosterfish
Nematogenyidae -- Mountain Catfishes
Nemichthyidae -- Snipe Eels
Nemipteridae -- Threadfin Breams; Whiptail Breams
Neoceratiidae -- Toothed Seadevils
Neoscopelidae
Neosebastidae
Nettastomatidae -- Duckbill Eels
Nomeidae -- Driftfishes
Normanichthyidae
Notacanthidae -- Deep-sea Spiny Eels
Notocheiridae -- Surf Sardines
Notograptidae
Notopteridae -- Featherbacks or Knifefishes
Notosudidae -- Waryfishes
Nototheniidae -- Cod Icefishes
Odacidae -- Cales; Weed-whitings
Odontaspididae -- Sand Tigers
Odontobutidae
Ogcocephalidae -- Batfishes
Olyridae -- Longtail Catfishes
Omosudidae
Oneirodidae -- Dreamers
Ophichthidae -- Snake Eels
Ophidiidae -- Cusk-eels
Opisthoproctidae -- Barreleyes or Spookfishes
Opistognathidae -- Jawfishes
Oplegnathidae -- Knifejaws
Orectolobidae -- Carpet or Nurse Sharks
Oreosomatidae -- Oreos
Osmeridae -- Smelts
Osphronemidae -- Gouramies
Osteoglossidae -- Arowanas
Ostraciidae -- Boxfishes
Ostracoberycidae
Pangasiidae -- Shark Catfishes
Pantodontidae -- Freshwater Butterflyfish
Parabembridae
Parabrotulidae -- False Brotulas
Parakysidae -- Parakysid Catfishes
Paralepididae -- Barracudinas
Paralichthyidae -- Large-tooth Flounders
Parascorpididae -- Jutjaws
Parascylliidae -- Collared Carpet Sharks
Paraulopidae
Parazenidae -- Parazen
Parodontidae
Pataecidae -- Australian Prowfishes
Pegasidae -- Seamoths
Pempheridae -- Sweepers
Pentacerotidae -- Armorheads
Percichthyidae -- Temperate Perches
Percidae -- Perches
Perciliidae
Percophidae -- Duckbills
Percopsidae -- Trout-perches
Peristediidae -- Armored Searobins or Armored Gurnards
Petromyzontidae -- Lampreys
Phallostethidae -- Priapiumfishes
Pholidae -- Gunnels
Pholidichthyidae -- Convict Blenny
Phosichthyidae -- Lightfishes
Phractolaemidae -- Hingemouths
Phycidae -- Phycid Hakes
Pimelodidae -- Long-whiskered Catfishes
Pinguipedidae -- Sandperches
Platycephalidae -- Flatheads
Platytroctidae -- Tubeshoulders
Plectrogenidae
Plesiobatidae -- Deepwater Stingray
Plesiopidae -- Roundheads
Pleuronectidae -- Righteye Flounders
Plotosidae -- Eeltail Catfishes
Poeciliidae -- Poeciliids
Polycentridae -- Leaffishes
Polymixiidae -- Beardfishes
Polynemidae -- Threadfins
Polyodontidae -- Paddlefishes
Polyprionidae -- Wreckfishes
Polypteridae -- Bichirs
Pomacanthidae -- Angelfishes
Pomacentridae -- Damselfishes
Pomatomidae -- Bluefishes
Potamotrygonidae -- River Stingrays
Priacanthidae -- Bigeyes or Catalufas
Pristidae -- Sawfishes
Pristigasteridae -- Pristigasterids
Pristiophoridae -- Saw Sharks
Prochilodontidae
Profundulidae -- Middle American Killifishes
Proscylliidae -- Finback Catsharks
Protopteridae -- African Lungfishes
Psettodidae -- Psettodids
Pseudaphritidae
Pseudocarchariidae -- Crocodile Sharks
Pseudochromidae -- Dottybacks
Pseudomugilidae -- Blue Eyes
Pseudopimelodidae -- Bumblebee Catfishes; Dwarf Marbled Catfishes
Pseudotriakidae -- False Catsharks
Pseudotrichonotidae
Psilorhynchidae
Psychrolutidae -- Fatheads
Ptilichthyidae -- Quillfish
Rachycentridae -- Cobia
Radiicephalidae
Rajidae -- Skates
Regalecidae -- Oarfishes
Retropinnidae -- New Zealand Smelts
Rhamphichthyidae -- Sand Knifefishes
Rhamphocottidae -- Grunt Sculpins
Rhincodontidae -- Whale Shark
Rhinobatidae -- Guitarfish
Rhinochimaeridae -- Longnose Chimaeras
Rhyacichthyidae -- Loach Gobies
Rivulidae -- Rivulines
Rondeletiidae -- Redmouth Whalefishes
Saccopharyngidae -- Swallowers
Salangidae -- Icefishes or Noodlefishes
Salmonidae -- Salmonids
Samaridae
Scaridae -- Parrotfishes
Scatophagidae -- Scats
Schilbeidae -- Schilbid Catfishes
Schindleriidae
Sciaenidae -- Drums or Croakers
Scoloplacidae -- Spiny Dwarf Catfishes
Scomberesocidae -- Sauries
Scombridae -- Mackerels; Tunas; Bonitos
Scombrolabracidae
Scombropidae -- Gnomefishes
Scopelarchidae -- Pearleyes
Scophthalmidae -- Turbots
Scorpaenidae -- Rockfishes; Rockcods; Thornyheads; Sebastidae
Scyliorhinidae -- Cat Sharks
Scytalinidae -- Graveldivers
Serranidae -- Sea Basses; Groupers and Fairy basslets
Serrivomeridae -- Sawtooth Eels
Setarchidae
Siganidae -- Rabbitfishes
Sillaginidae -- Smelt-whitings
Siluridae -- Sheatfishes
Sisoridae -- Sisorid Catfishes
Soleidae -- Soles
Solenostomidae -- Ghost Pipefishes
Sparidae -- Porgies
Sphyraenidae -- Barracudas
Sphyrnidae -- Hammerhead Sharks; Bonnethead Sharks; Scoopheads Sharks
Squalidae -- Dogfish Sharks
Squatinidae -- Angel Sharks
Stegostomatidae -- Zebra Sharks
Stephanoberycidae -- Priklefishes
Sternoptychidae
Sternopygidae -- Glass Knifefishes
Stichaeidae -- Pricklebacks
Stomiidae -- Barbeled Dragonfishes
Stromateidae -- Butterfishes
Stylephoridae -- Tube-eye or Thread-tail
Sundasalangidae -- Sundaland Noodlefishes
Symphysanodontidae
Synanceiidae -- Stonefishes
Synaphobranchidae -- Cutthroat Eels
Synbranchidae -- Swamp-eels
Syngnathidae -- Pipefishes; Seahorses
Synodontidae -- Lizardfishes
Telmatherinidae -- Sailfin Silversides
Terapontidae -- Grunters or Tigerperches
Tetrabrachiidae
Tetragonuridae -- Squaretails
Tetraodontidae -- Puffers
Tetrarogidae -- Wasp Fishes
Thaumatichthyidae -- Wolftrap Anglers
Torpedinidae -- Electric Rays
Toxotidae -- Archerfishes
Trachichthyidae -- Slimeheads
Trachinidae -- Weaverfishes
Trachipteridae -- Ribbonfishes
Triacanthidae -- Triplespines
Triacanthodidae -- Spikefishes
Triakidae -- Houndsharks
Trichiuridae -- Cutlassfishes
Trichodontidae -- Sandfishes
Trichomycteridae -- Pencil or Parasitic Catfishes
Trichonotidae -- Sanddivers
Triglidae -- Searobins
Triodontidae -- Three-toothed Puffer
Tripterygiidae -- Threefin Blennies
Umbridae -- Mudminnows
Uranoscopidae -- Stargazers
Urolophidae -- Round Rays
Valenciidae
Veliferidae -- Velifers
Xenisthmidae
Xiphiidae -- Swordfish
Zanclidae -- Moorish Idol
Zaniolepididae
Zaproridae -- Prowfish
Zeidae -- Dories
Zeniontidae -- Zeniontids
Zoarcidae -- Eelpouts

Updated: 2012-11-20 17:37:03

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