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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Kiener's silverside

Crenulated silverside

Bright silverside

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

Odontesthes nigricans


Kestratherina esox

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

Atherina lopeziana

Surf sprite

Delta silverside

Phallostethus lehi

Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Atherinella nocturna

Pricklenose silverside

Atherinella beani

Gulf grunion

Whitley's silverside

Spatular-scale silverside

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Pitcher silverside

Backwaters silverside

Jack silverside

Atherinason hepsetoides

Samoan surf sardine

False grunion

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

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Panama silverside

Membras vagrans


Guatemala silverside

Marine sailfin silverside

Ogilby's hardyhead

Cape silverside

California grunion

Hypoatherina tsurugae

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Tidewater silverside

Broadstripe silverside

Landia silverside

Atherinosoma elongata

Spotted hardyhead

Moon silverside

Flower of the wave

Order Aulopiformes

Stemonosudis miscella

Synodus sanguineus

Synodus mundyi

Macroparalepis johnfitchi

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

Stemonosudis distans

Synodus pylei

Order Beloniformes

Shortfin halfbeak


Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Cape halfbeak

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Butterfly flyingfish

Spotfin flyingfish

Keeltail needlefish

Malabar halfbeak

Bony flyingfish

Japanese halfbeak

Hyporhamphus paucirastris

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


Senegal needlefish


American halfbeak

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

Three-by-two garfish

Choelo halfbeak

Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus

Cheilopogon katoptron

White-finned flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Largescale flyingfish

Central American halfbeak

Arabian flyingfish

Nomorhamphus australis

Strongylura fluviatilis

African sailfin flyingfish

Black-tipped garfish

Short-nosed flying fish


Bluntnose flyingfish

Bermuda halfbeak

Congaturi halfbeak

Exocoetus peruvianus

Zenarchopterus clarus

Smallhead flyingfish

Blotchwing flyingfish

Platybelone argalus platura

Sind halfbeak

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Danichthys ilma

Hirundichthys socotranus

Cypselurus hexazona

D'urville's long-tom

Quoy's garfish

False halfbeak

Southern sea garfish

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Short garfish

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

Shortfin flyingfish

Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus

Exocoetus gibbosus

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

Hyporhamphus yuri

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.

Sharpchin flyingfish

Cypselurus starksi

California halfbeak

Long billed half beak

Hyporhamphus neglectus

Ornamented flyingfish

Strongylura notata forsythia

Manyspotted flyingfish

Hyporhamphus kronei

Tringa flyingfish

Tropical half-beak fish

Hyporhamphus gernaerti

Bangkok halfbeak

California flyingfish

Cheilopogon intermedius


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

Cheilopogon abei

Skipper halfbeak

Cypselurus hiraii

Eastern river garfish

Californian needlefish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus

Easter island flyingfish

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Steindachnerina notograptos

Salminus franciscanus

Order Clupeiformes

Banded ilisha

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

Nematalosa persara

Nelson's anchovy

Castelnau's herring

Marasri's thryssa

Vaqueira longfin herring

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


Day's thryssa

Yellowfin herring

Kalimantan ilisha

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

Blackstripe herring

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Broadhead anchovy

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

Eigenmann's anchovy

Bonga shad

Carribean anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Pacific anchoveta

Two-finned round herring

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

Reunion herring

Day's pellona

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

Balboa anchovy

Jenyns' sprat

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

Cuban longfin herring

Ganges river sprat

Spotty-face anchovy

Goto's herring

Starks's anchovy

Long-horned anchovy

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

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.

Pacific sabretooth anchovy


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

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

Perth herring

Commerson's anchovy

Slender tardoor

Hamilton's thryssa

Australian freshwater herring

Javan ilisha

Pacific ilisha

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

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Andhra anchovy

Pacific flatiron herring

Middling thread herring

Heller's anchovy

Swatow thryssa

Panama longfin herring

Day's round herring


Reeve's shad

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

Slender white sardine

Chinese gizzard shad

Gilchrist's round herring

Lewis' round herring

Guinean sprat

Camiguana anchovy

Elongate anchovy

Chame Point anchovy

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.

Gulf herring

Philippine anchovy

Walker's anchovy

Whitehead's thryssa

Scofield's anchovy

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

Brazilian menhaden

Humphead thryssa

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

Nematalosa resticularia

Ronquillo's anchovy

Herklotsichthys collettei

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

Equatorial longfin herring

False panama anchovy

Dussumier's thryssa

Big eye ilisha

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

Atlantic piquitinga

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

Galapagos thread herring

Slender anchovy

Pacific menhaden

African ilisha

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.

Indonesian gizzard shad

Deep body anchovy

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.

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.

Indian pellona

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Blackburns's anchovy

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Konoshiro gizzard shad

Argentine menhaden

Spiny toothed herringlet

Tropical longfin herring

Araucanian herring

Koningsberger's herring

Piquitinga anchovy

Bengal thryssa

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

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


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

Lobejaw ilisha

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

Galathea gizzard shad

Thai anchovy

Blackburn's herring

Malabar sprat

Malabar thryssa

Rio anchovy

Chefoo thryssa

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

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

Graceful piquitinga

Dusky hairfin anchovy

Neglected grenadier anchovy

Bagan anchovy

Dove's longfin herring

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

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.


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.

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

Deep-bodied herring


Bermuda anchovy

Atlantic anchoveta

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


Californian anchovy

Russell's smooth-back herring

Smooth-belly sardinella

Herklotsichthys ovalis



Finescale menhaden

Stolephorus shantungensis

Blacksaddle herring


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

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

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

Western Australian gizzard shad

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

China anchovy

Bigeyed longfin herring

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

Northern gulf anchovy

Gautama thryssa

Hidden ilisha

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

Pacific piquitinga

Ilisha compressa

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

Gray's grenadier anchovy

False indian anchovy

Slender thread herring

Longfinger anchovy

Whitehead's round herring

Thai gizzard shad

Cuban anchovy

Australian sprat

Caribbean longfin herring

Hilsa herring

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

Kelee shad

American coastal pellona

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

Cayenne anchovy

Regan's anchovy

Yellowfin menhaden

Whitefin wolf-herring

Australian spotted herring

Bareback anchovy

Trinidad anchovy

Malabar thryssa

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

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

Bigfin anchovy

Order Cyprinodontiformes

Lowland livebearer

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

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

Bregmaceros pescadorus


Patagonian hake

Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Bregmaceros neonectabanus

Bregmaceros arabicus

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

Largescaled mullet

So-iny mullet

Eastern keelback mullet

Freshwater mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Bobo mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

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

Golden grey mullet

Fairy 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

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

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

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.

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

Arctic rainbow smelt

Bathylagichthys parini

Order Perciformes

Lucas barracuda

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Grape-eye seabass

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.

Apogon wilsoni

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.

Southern rays bream

Sectator azureus

Halichoeres sazimai

Shortjaw leatherjack

Badger spiny basslet

Apogon melanopterus

Silvermouth trevally

Mexican bonito

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

Silver drum

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

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.

Scaled belly toothpony

Dactylanthias baccheti

Guinean pompano

Trachinops caudimaculatus

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Blackspot picarel

Nuchequula mannusella

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.

Protammodytes sarisa

Sphyraena waitii

Mexican barracuda

Rapson's ponyfish

Apogon rubellus


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

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

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

Acanthistius fuscus

Transparent goby

Trachurus aleevi

Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Chinese seerfish

Swallowtail dart

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

Yellowfin snook

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

Amarsipus carlsbergi

Woodwards pomfret

Manonichthys jamali

Blotched picarel

Australian tuna

Pterocaesio monikae

Threefinger threadfin

Zoramia viridiventer

Iniistius auropunctatus

Sphyraena tome

Doydixodon laevifrons

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.

Apogonichthys landoni

Guinean barracuda

Lesser bream

Pugnose ponyfish

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Spotted seabass

Acropoma argentistigma

Apogon mydrus

Steel pompano

Shining drum

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

Chromis planesi

Nonbanded whipfin mojarra

Pentaceros quinquespinis

Equulites laterofenestra

Spotnape ponyfish

Wilson's weedfish

Eastern hulafish

Indian mackerel

Korean seerfish

Blacktail 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.

Bigeye picarel

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.

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

Sphyraena iburiensis


Plectranthias elaine

Apogon uninotatus

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati


Bleekeria kallolepis

Tapiroid grunter

Grammatonotus ambiortus

Yelloweye croaker

Planctanthias longifilis

Acanthopagrus chinshira

Japanese jack mackerel

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.

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

Steeplined drum

Japanese Spanish mackerel

Longfin pompano

Blue-fin tuna

Spanish mackerel

Spicara martinicus

Parupeneus moffitti

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.

Iniistius griffithsi


Pacific barracuda

Nelabrichthys ornatus

Manylined grunter

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.

Archamia flavofasciata

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

Long barbeled grunter

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.

Acropoma boholensis

Apogon radcliffei

Hoplolatilus geo

Pentapodus numberii

Atlantic rubyfish

Shortfin pompano

Pacific drum

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

Pulauweh wrasse

Small-eyed whipfin mojarra

Herring cale

Oyster pompano

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

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.

Papuan seerfish

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

Eastern pomfred

Silverbelly seaperch


Chu's croaker

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Northern kahawai

Order Rajiformes

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

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.

Order Salmoniformes

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

White char

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.

Bering cisco

Order Scorpaeniformes

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

Order Syngnathiformes

Lost pipefish

Collared seahorse

Monte Bello seahorse

Notopogon armatus

Pacific cornetfish

Syngnathus phlegon

Order Tetraodontiformes

Pelagic porcupinefish


Spotted triggerfish

Thamnaconus fijiensis