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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Panama silverside

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

Guatemala silverside

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Cape silverside

Membras vagrans


Delta silverside

Marine sailfin silverside

Phallostethus lehi

Pricklenose silverside

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Broadstripe silverside

California grunion

Moon silverside

Tidewater silverside

Landia silverside

Flower of the wave

Whitley's silverside

Jack silverside

Bright silverside

Kiener's silverside


Atherina lopeziana

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

Odontesthes nigricans

False grunion

Kestratherina esox

Surf sprite

Ogilby's hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Atherinella beani

Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Hypoatherina tsurugae

Atherinosoma elongata

Spatular-scale silverside

Pitcher silverside

Gulf grunion

Spotted hardyhead

Atherinason hepsetoides

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Backwaters silverside

Samoan surf sardine

Crenulated silverside

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

Order Aulopiformes

Stemonosudis distans

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

Stemonosudis miscella

Synodus sanguineus

Synodus mundyi

Macroparalepis johnfitchi

Order Beloniformes

Hyporhamphus paucirastris


Exocoetus gibbosus

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

American halfbeak

Hyporhamphus yuri


California halfbeak

Cypselurus starksi

Three-by-two garfish

Cheilopogon katoptron

Choelo halfbeak

Strongylura notata forsythia

White-finned flyingfish

Arabian flyingfish

Bangkok halfbeak

Central American halfbeak

Largescale flyingfish

African sailfin flyingfish

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

Short-nosed flying fish

Black-tipped garfish


Skipper halfbeak

Bluntnose flyingfish

Smallhead flyingfish

Bermuda halfbeak

Blotchwing flyingfish

Congaturi halfbeak

Californian needlefish

Platybelone argalus platura

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Hirundichthys socotranus

Quoy's garfish

Cypselurus hexazona

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Southern sea garfish

False halfbeak

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Japanese halfbeak

Shortfin flyingfish

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

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

Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus

Senegal needlefish

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

Blackspot flyingfish

Sharpchin flyingfish

Long billed half beak

Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus

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.

Manyspotted flyingfish

Hyporhamphus neglectus

Ornamented flyingfish

California flyingfish

Hyporhamphus kronei

Simpletooth halfbeak

Tringa flyingfish

Tropical half-beak fish

Cheilopogon intermedius

Hyporhamphus gernaerti

Strongylura fluviatilis


Cheilopogon abei

Nomorhamphus australis

Exocoetus peruvianus

Zenarchopterus clarus

Eastern river garfish

Cypselurus hiraii

Easter island flyingfish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus

Sind halfbeak

Danichthys ilma


Butterfly flyingfish

Shortfin halfbeak

Cape halfbeak

D'urville's long-tom

Spotfin flyingfish

Keeltail needlefish

Malabar halfbeak

Short garfish

Bony flyingfish

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Steindachnerina notograptos

Salminus franciscanus

Order Clupeiformes

Dove's longfin herring

Bagan anchovy

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

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

Day's pellona

Chefoo thryssa

Graceful piquitinga

Jenyns' sprat

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

Reunion herring

Smooth-belly sardinella


Goto's herring

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.

Ganges river sprat

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

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


Northern gulf anchovy

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

Californian anchovy

Australian freshwater herring

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


Pacific flatiron herring

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

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Longfinger anchovy

Cuban anchovy

Thai gizzard shad

Western Australian gizzard shad

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

Chinese gizzard shad

Stolephorus shantungensis

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

Gilchrist's round herring

Gautama thryssa

Pacific 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.

Bigeyed longfin herring

Lewis' round herring

China anchovy

Hidden ilisha

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

Guinean sprat

Regan's anchovy

Cayenne anchovy

False indian anchovy

Ilisha compressa

Whitehead's round herring

Brazilian menhaden

Gulf herring

Slender thread herring

Trinidad anchovy

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

Caribbean longfin herring

Australian sprat

Hilsa herring

Herklotsichthys collettei

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

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

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

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


Malabar thryssa

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.

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

Eigenmann's anchovy

Carribean anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Nelson's anchovy

Banded ilisha

Marasri's thryssa

Nematalosa persara

Spiny toothed herringlet

Vaqueira longfin herring

Broadhead anchovy

Kalimantan ilisha

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

Indian pellona

Day's thryssa

Blackstripe herring

Argentine menhaden

Balboa anchovy

Bonga shad

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Koningsberger's herring

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

Starks's anchovy


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

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.

Blackburn's herring

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

Dusky hairfin anchovy

Neglected grenadier anchovy

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.

Heller's anchovy

Long-horned anchovy

Pacific sabretooth anchovy

Atlantic anchoveta

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.

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.

Spotty-face anchovy


Elongate anchovy

Chame Point anchovy

Commerson's anchovy

Javan ilisha


Hamilton's thryssa

Perth herring

Andhra anchovy

Pacific ilisha

Swatow thryssa

Russell's smooth-back herring

Finescale menhaden

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Middling thread herring

Walker's anchovy

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

Scofield's anchovy

Blacksaddle herring

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

Panama longfin herring

Day's round herring

Reeve's shad

Slender white sardine

Camiguana anchovy

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

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

False panama anchovy

Philippine anchovy

Whitehead's thryssa

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

Gray's grenadier anchovy

Slender anchovy

Deep body anchovy

Indonesian gizzard shad

Ronquillo's anchovy

Humphead thryssa

Nematalosa resticularia

Dussumier's thryssa

Atlantic piquitinga

Yellowfin menhaden

Kelee shad

Whitefin wolf-herring

Equatorial longfin herring

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

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

Big eye ilisha

American coastal pellona

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Blackburns's anchovy

African ilisha

Bareback anchovy

Pacific menhaden

Australian spotted herring

Galapagos thread herring

Piquitinga anchovy

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.


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.

Castelnau's herring

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

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Konoshiro gizzard shad

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Yellowfin herring

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

Rio anchovy

Araucanian herring

Bengal thryssa

Pacific anchoveta

Tropical longfin herring

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


Bermuda anchovy


Thai anchovy

Lobejaw ilisha

Malabar sprat

Malabar thryssa

Galathea gizzard shad

Order Cyprinodontiformes

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

Lowland livebearer

Order Elopiformes

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.

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.

Order Gadiformes

Bregmaceros pescadorus


Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Patagonian hake

Bregmaceros neonectabanus

Bregmaceros arabicus

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros lanceolatus

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

So-iny mullet

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

Largescaled mullet

Freshwater mullet

Eastern keelback mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Bobo mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

Fairy mullet

Golden grey 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.

Arctic rainbow smelt

Bathylagichthys parini

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.

Order Perciformes

Blackspot picarel

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Japanese jack mackerel

Tapiroid grunter

Yelloweye croaker

Sphyraena waitii

Protammodytes sarisa

Archamia flavofasciata

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.

Steeplined drum

Longfin pompano

Mexican barracuda

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

Blue-fin tuna

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Acropoma boholensis

Apogon radcliffei

Chinese seerfish

Iniistius griffithsi

Yellowfin snook

Nelabrichthys ornatus

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

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

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.

Pterocaesio monikae

Woodwards pomfret

Blotched picarel

Australian tuna

Northern kahawai

Sphyraena tome

Pacific drum

Atlantic rubyfish

Shortfin pompano

Oyster pompano

Herring cale

Guinean barracuda

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.

Lesser bream

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

Silverbelly seaperch

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Chu's croaker

Pugnose ponyfish

Apogon melanopterus

Badger spiny basslet

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Pentaceros quinquespinis

Nonbanded whipfin mojarra

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.

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

Chromis planesi

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

Korean seerfish

Blacktail picarel

Indian mackerel

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Silvermouth trevally

Shortjaw leatherjack

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.

Dactylanthias baccheti


Silver drum

Guinean pompano

Sphyraena iburiensis

Nuchequula mannusella

Plectranthias elaine

Bleekeria kallolepis

Trachinops caudimaculatus


Apogon rubellus

Grammatonotus ambiortus

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.

Planctanthias longifilis

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

Acanthistius fuscus

Transparent goby

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.

Japanese Spanish mackerel

Parupeneus moffitti


Rapson's ponyfish

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

Spanish mackerel

Spicara martinicus

Amarsipus carlsbergi

Trachurus aleevi


Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Manylined grunter

Swallowtail dart

Pacific barracuda

Apogonichthys landoni

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.

Manonichthys jamali

Long barbeled grunter

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

Apogon mydrus

Acropoma argentistigma

Iniistius auropunctatus

Threefinger threadfin

Pentapodus numberii

Small-eyed whipfin mojarra

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

Zoramia viridiventer

Hoplolatilus geo

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

Pulauweh wrasse

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

Papuan seerfish

Doydixodon laevifrons

Spotted seabass

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Eastern pomfred


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

Shining drum

Equulites laterofenestra

Steel pompano

Lucas barracuda

Spotnape ponyfish

Southern rays bream

Eastern hulafish

Grape-eye seabass

Apogon uninotatus

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

Halichoeres sazimai

Mexican bonito

Sectator azureus

Acanthopagrus chinshira

Scaled belly toothpony

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.

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.

Order Rajiformes

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.

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

Order Salmoniformes

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

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

Order Scorpaeniformes

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

Order Syngnathiformes

Notopogon armatus

Pacific cornetfish

Collared seahorse

Syngnathus phlegon

Monte Bello seahorse

Lost pipefish

Order Tetraodontiformes

Thamnaconus fijiensis

Spotted triggerfish

Pelagic porcupinefish