Pelagic-neritic fish - Fish living in the pelagic-neritic environment

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Kestratherina esox

Surf sprite

Topsmelt silverside - Atherinops affinis, the topsmelt silverside or simply topsmelt, is a species of neotropical silverside native to the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Atherinella nocturna

Atherinella beani

Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Delta silverside

Hypoatherina tsurugae

Spatular-scale silverside

Pricklenose silverside

Gulf grunion

Pitcher silverside

Atherinason hepsetoides

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Backwaters silverside

Crenulated silverside

Samoan surf sardine

Jack silverside

Panama silverside

Guatemala silverside

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Cape silverside

Membras vagrans


Marine sailfin silverside

False grunion

Phallostethus lehi

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Mercer's tusked silverside - Mercer's tusked silverside originates from the western Central Pacific.

Ogilby's hardyhead

California grunion

Broadstripe silverside

Moon silverside

Tidewater silverside

Landia silverside

Flower of the wave

Whitley's silverside

Atherinosoma elongata

Bright silverside

Kiener's silverside


Spotted hardyhead

Atherina lopeziana

Tide-water silverside - Inland silversides are quite elongate even for silverside, with lengths 6 to 7 times depth.

Odontesthes nigricans

Order Aulopiformes

Stemonosudis distans

Synodus mundyi

Macroparalepis johnfitchi

Stemonosudis miscella

Synodus pylei

Saurida umeyoshii - The Shortfin saury lizardfish which is also known as Saurida argentea is a type of lizardfish or Synodontidae that lives mainly in the Western Pacific

Synodus sanguineus

Order Beloniformes

Senegal needlefish

Butterfly flyingfish

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Philippine snubnose halfbeak - Melapedalion breve is a species of halfbeak.

Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus

Spotfin flyingfish


Hyporhamphus yuri

Long billed half beak

Sharpchin flyingfish

Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus

California halfbeak

Hyporhamphus neglectus


Hyporhamphus kronei

Tringa flyingfish

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

Tropical half-beak fish

Hyporhamphus gernaerti


Strongylura fluviatilis

Cheilopogon katoptron

Nomorhamphus australis

African sailfin flyingfish

White-finned flyingfish

Skipper halfbeak

Zenarchopterus clarus

Eastern river garfish

Exocoetus peruvianus

Largescale flyingfish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus

Short-nosed flying fish


Shortfin halfbeak

Cape halfbeak

D'urville's long-tom

Smallhead flyingfish

Blotchwing flyingfish

False halfbeak

Keeltail needlefish

Malabar halfbeak

Short garfish

Bony flyingfish

Japanese halfbeak

Danichthys ilma

Hyporhamphus paucirastris

Exocoetus gibbosus

Cypselurus hexazona

American halfbeak

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Three-by-two garfish

Choelo halfbeak

Strongylura notata forsythia

Atlantic flyingfish - Like many other flyingfishes, the Atlantic flyingfish has a cylindrical body, and large tail and pectoral fins that it uses for flight.

Blackspot flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Arabian flyingfish

Bangkok halfbeak

Central American halfbeak

Hardhead - The hardhead halfbeak, Chriodorus atherinoides, is a species of halfbeak found across in coastal waters of the western Western Atlantic region from the southern USA to Mexico including Cuba and the Bahamas.

Silver needlefish - The freshwater garfish, Xenentodon cancila is the sole member of its genus.

Cypselurus starksi

Black-tipped garfish

Manyspotted flyingfish

Ornamented flyingfish

Bluntnose flyingfish


California flyingfish

Bermuda halfbeak

Congaturi halfbeak

Cheilopogon intermedius

Platybelone argalus platura

Californian needlefish

Cheilopogon abei

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Hirundichthys socotranus

Sind halfbeak

Quoy's garfish

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Cypselurus hiraii

Southern sea garfish

Easter island flyingfish

Shortfin flyingfish

Halfbeak - The New Zealand piper, Hyporhamphus ihi, is a halfbeak found all around New Zealand in shallow inshore waters.

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Salminus franciscanus

Steindachnerina notograptos

Order Clupeiformes

Bagan anchovy

Day's pellona

Crescent long-tailed ilisha


Argentine anchoita - By biomass, it is the largest fish resource of the southwest Atlantic Ocean .

Taiwan sardinella - Taiwan Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Dusky hairfin anchovy

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Cuban anchovy

Threadfin shad - The Threadfin Shad, Dorosoma petenense, is a small pelagic planktivor common in rivers, large streams, and reservoirs of the Southeastern United States.

Cuban longfin herring

Sandy sprat - The Sandy sprat, Hyperlophus vittatus, also known as the glassies, glassy, white pilchard, or whitebait, is a type of sprat fish.

Heller's anchovy

Spotty-face anchovy

Long-horned anchovy

Pacific sabretooth anchovy

Pacific anchoveta

Chosa herring - Organisms of the species Clupea pallasii manifest a bluish-green dorsal area with silver-white sides and bellies; they are otherwise unmarked.

Regan's anchovy



Commerson's anchovy

Javan ilisha

Hamilton's thryssa

Perth herring

Fringescale round herring - The Blue sprat, Spratelloides robustus, also known as the blue bait, blue sardineor bluebaitis, is a type of sprat fish.

Slender tardoor

Russell's smooth-back herring

Elongate anchovy

Swatow thryssa

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Azov shad - Alosa tanaica is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Alosa.

Middling thread herring

Gulf menhaden - The Gulf menhaden occurs throughout the Gulf of Mexico, but its distribution is heterogeneous.

Blue herring - During mating season, assemble below dams in spring .

Panama longfin herring

Walker's anchovy

Reeve's shad

Slender white sardine

Sind sardinella - Sind Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Blacksaddle herring

Madeiran sardinella - Madeiran Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Ganges river sprat

China anchovy

Guinean sprat

Hidden ilisha

Scofield's anchovy

Camiguana anchovy

False panama anchovy

Philippine anchovy

Bleeker's blacktip sardinella - Bleeker's Blacktip Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Whitehead's thryssa

False indian anchovy

Ilisha compressa

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Carribean anchovy

Australian sprat

Slender anchovy

Ronquillo's anchovy

Humphead thryssa

Nematalosa resticularia

Chinese gizzard shad

Kelee shad

Day's round herring

Silverstriped round herring - The Slender sprat, Spratelloides gracilis, is a type of sprat fish.

Equatorial longfin herring

Indonesian gizzard shad

Dussumier's thryssa

Atlantic piquitinga

Bony fish - Menhaden historically occurred in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA, although their presence in northern waters has diminished in the 20th Century.

Blackburns's anchovy

Pacific menhaden

Australian spotted herring

Kyack - Alewives are perhaps best known for their invasion of the Great Lakes by using the Welland Canal to bypass Niagara Falls.

Galapagos thread herring

Brazilian menhaden

Blueback glut herring - Blueback Shad is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Alosa.

Piquitinga anchovy

Hilsa shad - As it is anadromous in nature , the hilsa lives in the sea for most of its life, but migrates up to 1,200 km inland through rivers in the Indian sub-continent for spawning.

Richardson's sardinella - Richardson's Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Castelnau's herring

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Broadhead anchovy

Indian pellona

Kalimantan ilisha

Yellowfin herring


Konoshiro gizzard shad

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Brazilian sardinella - Brazilian Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

Bengal thryssa

Tropical longfin herring

Rio anchovy

Araucanian herring

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

Chame Point anchovy


Thai anchovy

Lobejaw ilisha

Malabar sprat

Malabar thryssa

Galathea gizzard shad

Two-finned round herring

Dove's longfin herring

Jenyns' sprat


Chefoo thryssa

Graceful piquitinga

Reunion herring

Spiny toothed herringlet

Black Sea shad - Black Sea Shad is a species of fish in the Clupeidae family.

Argentine menhaden

Pacific sardine - The South American pilchard, Sardinops sagax, is a sardine of the Family Clupeidae, the only member of the genus Sardinops, found in the indo-Pacific oceans.

Goto's herring


Toli shad - Tenualosa toli or Ilsha Chandana is a shad of the Clupeidae family, available in western Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal to the Java Sea and the South China Sea.

Deep-bodied herring

Australian freshwater herring


Californian anchovy

Marquesan sardinella - Marquesan Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Northern gulf anchovy


Fiji sardinella - Fiji Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Pacific flatiron herring

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Andhra anchovy

Pacific ilisha

Neglected grenadier anchovy

Deep body anchovy

American gizzard shad - Like other gizzard shads, the body is deep somewhat forward of the middle.

Western Australian gizzard shad

Translucent sprat - The Glassy sprat, Hyperlophus translucidus, is a type of sprat fish.

Longfinger anchovy

Stolephorus shantungensis

New Guinea thryssa - The freshwater anchovy is a species of fish in the Engraulidae family.

Gilchrist's round herring

Atlantic anchoveta

Thai gizzard shad

Gautama thryssa

Pacific piquitinga

White Sea herring - Organisms of the species Clupea pallasii manifest a bluish-green dorsal area with silver-white sides and bellies; they are otherwise unmarked.

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Lewis' round herring

Bigeyed longfin herring

Cayenne anchovy

Whitehead's round herring

Gulf herring

Atlantic shad - The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes.

Slender thread herring

Finescale menhaden

Alabama shad - The Alabama shad spawns in medium to large flowing rivers from the Mississippi River drainage to the Suwannee River, Florida.

Trinidad anchovy

Hilsa herring

Yellowtail sardinella - Yellowtail Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Herklotsichthys collettei

Caribbean longfin herring

Bali sardinella - Bali Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

American coastal pellona

Big eye ilisha

Bigfin anchovy

European anchovy - It is easily distinguished by its deeply-cleft mouth, the angle of the gape being behind the eyes.

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

Hasselt's sprat - Until the 1980s in the eastern Mediterranean slender rainbow sardines were frequently confused with the rainbow sardine .


European pilchard - The terms sardine and pilchard are not precise, and the usual meanings vary by region; for instance, to many people a sardine is a young European pilchard.

Malabar thryssa

Bareback anchovy

African ilisha

Gray's grenadier anchovy

Bermuda anchovy

Eigenmann's anchovy

Nelson's anchovy

Banded ilisha

Marasri's thryssa

Nematalosa persara

Falkland sprat - The Falkland sprat, Sprattus fuegensis, is a herring-like, marine fish in the family Clupeidae found in the subtropical southwest Atlantic Ocean from 40° S to Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands.

Vaqueira longfin herring

Poey's anchovy

Day's thryssa

Blackstripe herring

Smooth-belly sardinella

Whitefin wolf-herring

Yellowfin menhaden

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Balboa anchovy

Bonga shad

Koningsberger's herring

Fall herring - Alosa mediocris is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Alosa.

Starks's anchovy

Anchoveta - Anchoveta are pelagic fish in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, and are regularly caught on the coasts of Peru, and Chile.

East african sardinella - East African Sardinella is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella.

Blackburn's herring

Order Cyprinodontiformes

Rainwater killifish - The rainwater killifish, is a species of fish in the Fundulidae family.

Lowland livebearer

Order Elopiformes

West African ladyfish - The West African ladyfish, Elops lacerta, is a species of fish in the Elopidae family.

Tenpounder - This species is found in coastal regions of the Indian ocean.

Pacific ladyfish - The Pacific Tenpounders have very round bodies with terminal mouths, and profound gill formations known as pseudobranchiae.

Senegalese ladyfish - The Senegalese ladyfish grows to a maximum total length of 90 centimeters and a maximum weight of 5.

Order Gadiformes

Bregmaceros lanceolatus

Patagonian hake

Bregmaceros pescadorus


Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Bregmaceros neonectabanus

Bregmaceros arabicus

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

Eastern keelback mullet

Thoburn's mullet

So-iny mullet

Bobo mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

Freshwater mullet

Snouted mullet - Only one species in this genus is recorded in Fishbase .

Golden grey mullet

Fairy mullet

Largescaled mullet

Order Myctophiformes

Idiolychnus urolampus

Order Ophidiiformes

Lonely coralbrotula

Echiodon atopus

Order Orectolobiformes

Floral banded wobbegong - The floral banded wobbegong is a recently described species of carpet shark found in the Indian Ocean off southwestern Australia.

Order Osmeriformes

European smelt - The body of the European smelt is typically 15 to 18 cm long, slender and slightly flattened on either side.

Eurachon - The common names of this fish have a somewhat confusing relationship.

Plecoglossus altivelis chinensis - The name "sweetfish" is due to the sweetness of its flesh.

Arctic rainbow smelt

Stokell's smelt - Stokell's smelt, Stokellia anisodon, is a smelt, the only member of the genus Stokellia, found in rivers between the Waiau and Waitaki Rivers on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Bathylagichthys parini

Order Perciformes

Plectranthias elaine

Trachinops caudimaculatus


Acropoma boholensis

Nuchequula mannusella

Southern rays bream

Planctanthias longifilis

Australian bonito - The Australian bonito, horse mackerel or little bonito, Sarda australis, a fish of the family Scombridae, is found around eastern Australia and New Zealand in depths to about 30 m , in open water.

Apogon rubellus

Grammatonotus ambiortus

Bullet mackerel - The bullet tuna is a comparatively small and slender tuna.

Transparent goby

Japanese Spanish mackerel

Bonito - The green jack is formally classified within the genus Caranx, one of a number of groups of fish referred to as jacks and trevallies.


Rapson's ponyfish

Demoiselle - The New Zealand demoiselle, Chromis dispilus, is a damselfish of the genus Chromis, found between North Cape and East Cape of the North Island of New Zealand to depths of about 60 metres, off rocky coasts.

Spanish mackerel

Silver moony - One of the most commonly kept in brackish water aquaria.

Dactylanthias baccheti

Spicara martinicus


Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Trachurus aleevi

Swallowtail dart

African threadfish - The African threadfish is one of three members of the diamond trevally genus Alectis, which itself is one of 33 genera encapsulated in the jack family Carangidae.

Pacific barracuda

Manylined grunter

Apogonichthys landoni

Manonichthys jamali

Long barbeled grunter

Badger spiny basslet

Samson fish - The samson fish is a jack of the genus Seriola.

Grey knifefish - The grey knifefish, Bathystethus cultratus, is a sea chub of the genus Bathystethus, found in New Zealand.

Pentapodus numberii

Iniistius auropunctatus

Threefinger threadfin

Apogon mydrus

Small-eyed whipfin mojarra

Broad-barred king mackerel - The Broadbarred king mackerel, Scomberomorus semifasciatus, is a species of fish in the family Scombridae.

Zoramia viridiventer

Hoplolatilus geo

Papuan seerfish

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Yellowfin snook

Indian mackerel - The Indian mackerel is found in warm shallow waters along the coasts of the Indian and Western Pacific oceans.

Atlantic bumper - The Atlantic bumper is best recognized by its profile, the bottom being much more curved than the top.

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Eastern pomfred


Australian tuna

Shining drum

Equulites laterofenestra

Steel pompano

Lucas barracuda

Spotnape ponyfish

Australian ruff - In Victoria and South Australia, it is commonly called the "Tommy Ruff".

Eastern hulafish

Grape-eye seabass

Doydixodon laevifrons

Lesser bream

Mexican bonito

Apogon uninotatus

Halichoeres sazimai

Acanthistius fuscus

Sectator azureus

Spotted seabass

Scaled belly toothpony

Kanadi kingfish - The Kanadi kingfish, Scomberomorus plurilineatus, is a species of fish in the family Scombridae.


Blackspot picarel

Longfin crevalle jack - The longfin crevalle jack is classified within the genus Caranx, one of a number of groups known as the jacks or trevallies.

Chromis planesi

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati

Amarsipus carlsbergi

Japanese jack mackerel

Tapiroid grunter

Sphyraena waitii

Yelloweye croaker

Protammodytes sarisa

Blackfin scad - The blackfin scad is one of five species in the scad genus Alepes, which is one of 33 genera of the jack family, Carangidae.

Common dolphinfish - Although its common name is "dolphin-fish", the mahi-mahi is a fish not a dolphin, and is not at all related to the Delphinidae family of mammals whose common name is simply dolphin.

Steeplined drum

Longfin pompano

Mexican barracuda

Archamia flavofasciata

Blue-fin tuna

Acropoma argentistigma

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Parupeneus moffitti

Bleekeria kallolepis

Chinese seerfish

Iniistius griffithsi

Apogon radcliffei

Australian spotted mackerel - The Australian spotted mackerel, Scomberomorus munroi, is a species of fish in the family Scombridae.

Nelabrichthys ornatus

Cleftbelly trevally - The cleftbelly trevally is the only species in the genus Atropus, which is one of 31 genera in the jack family, Carangidae.

Longfin kingfish - The species, as it is currently recognised, was scientifically described and named by the German naturalist Eduard Rüppell in 1830, based on the holotype specimen taken from Massawa in the Red Sea.

Pterocaesio monikae

Woodwards pomfret

Blotched picarel

Pacific drum

Atlantic rubyfish

Shortfin pompano

Sphyraena tome

Northern kahawai

Oyster pompano

Guinean barracuda

Herring cale

Blue knifefish - The blue knifefish, Labracoglossa nitida, is a sea chub of the genus Labracoglossa, found off eastern Australia, and around offshore islands of the east coast of New Zealand, to depths of 20 m.

Apogon wilsoni

Silverbelly seaperch

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Acanthopagrus chinshira

Pugnose ponyfish

Chu's croaker

Long-finned pike - It is an elongated fish with a pointed snout and silver in color, similar in appearance to a barracuda, and grows up to 84 cm long.

Pentaceros quinquespinis

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Apogon melanopterus

Nonbanded whipfin mojarra

Queensland school mackerel - The Queensland school mackerel, Scomberomorus queenslandicus, is a species of fish in the family Scombridae.

Blacktail picarel

Giant trevally - The giant trevally is a powerful apex predator in most of its habitats, and is known to hunt individually and in schools.

Indian mackerel

Pulauweh wrasse

Korean seerfish

Xyrichtys koteamea

African moony - This species is quite widely kept in brackish and saltwater water aquaria; although it has only very rarely been bred in captivity, it is otherwise hardy and easy to care for.

Wilson's weedfish

Silvermouth trevally

Bigeye picarel

Shortjaw leatherjack

Herring scad - The herring scad is one of five extant species in the scad genus Alepes, a group of fish in the jack family, Carangidae.

Silver drum

Guinean pompano

Sphyraena iburiensis

Order Rajiformes

Giant devil ray - It is larger than the lesser devil ray, and it possesses a spiny tail.

Manta ehrenbergii

Lesser Guinean devil ray

Dasyatis colarensis - The Colares stingray was described by Hugo Santos, Ulisses Gomes, and Patricia Charvet-Almeida in 2004, in the scientific journal Zootaxa.

Lesser devil ray - These rays live in shallow coastal waters and can be found singly or in large shoals.

Order Salmoniformes

Cisco - This species occasionally grows as large as 40 cm and 2.

Atlantic whitefish - The Atlantic whitefish is a freshwater salmonid fish inhabiting the northwestern Atlantic ocean around the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, as well as some freshwater lakes within Nova Scotia.

White char

Bering cisco

Order Scorpaeniformes

Brown bomber - The body of the widow rockfish is elongate and compressed.

Order Syngnathiformes

Monte Bello seahorse

Lost pipefish

Notopogon armatus

Pacific cornetfish

Collared seahorse

Syngnathus phlegon

Order Tetraodontiformes


Pelagic porcupinefish

Spotted triggerfish

Thamnaconus fijiensis