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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Kestratherina esox

Moon silverside

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

Surf sprite

Ogilby's hardyhead

Bright silverside

Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis


Hypoatherina tsurugae

Atherina lopeziana

Atherinosoma elongata

Gulf grunion

Spotted hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Backwaters silverside

Atherinella beani

Crenulated silverside

Samoan surf sardine

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

Spatular-scale silverside

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Pitcher silverside

Membras vagrans


Delta silverside

Marine sailfin silverside

Atherinason hepsetoides

Phallostethus lehi

Pricklenose silverside

California grunion

Panama silverside

Tidewater silverside

Landia silverside

Guatemala silverside

Flower of the wave

Whitley's silverside

Cape silverside

Jack silverside

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Kiener's silverside

Broadstripe silverside

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

Odontesthes nigricans

False grunion

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

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

Blackspot flyingfish

Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus


Hyporhamphus yuri

Long billed half beak

Sharpchin flyingfish

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.

California halfbeak

Cypselurus starksi

Manyspotted flyingfish

Hyporhamphus neglectus

Ornamented flyingfish

Hyporhamphus kronei

Tringa flyingfish

California flyingfish

Tropical half-beak fish

Cheilopogon intermedius

Hyporhamphus gernaerti


Strongylura fluviatilis

Cheilopogon abei

Nomorhamphus australis

African sailfin flyingfish

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Skipper halfbeak

Zenarchopterus clarus

Eastern river garfish

Cypselurus hiraii

Exocoetus peruvianus

Easter island flyingfish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus


Butterfly flyingfish

Shortfin halfbeak

Cape halfbeak

D'urville's long-tom

Spotfin flyingfish

False halfbeak

Keeltail needlefish

Malabar halfbeak

Short garfish

Bony flyingfish

Japanese halfbeak

Hyporhamphus paucirastris


Exocoetus gibbosus

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

American halfbeak

Three-by-two garfish

Cheilopogon katoptron

Choelo halfbeak

Strongylura notata forsythia

White-finned flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Arabian flyingfish

Bangkok halfbeak

Central American halfbeak

Largescale flyingfish

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

Short-nosed flying fish

Black-tipped garfish

Bluntnose flyingfish

Smallhead flyingfish


Bermuda halfbeak

Blotchwing flyingfish

Congaturi halfbeak

Platybelone argalus platura

Californian needlefish

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Hirundichthys socotranus

Sind halfbeak

Danichthys ilma

Quoy's garfish

Cypselurus hexazona

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Southern sea garfish

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.

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Salminus franciscanus

Steindachnerina notograptos

Order Clupeiformes

Bagan anchovy

Day's pellona

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

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

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

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

Neglected grenadier anchovy

Trinidad anchovy

Bigfin anchovy

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

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

Long-horned anchovy

Pacific sabretooth anchovy

Atlantic anchoveta



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

Swatow thryssa

Finescale menhaden

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Middling thread herring

Cuban anchovy

Eigenmann's anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Panama longfin herring

Regan'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.

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

China anchovy

Guinean sprat

Hidden ilisha

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

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

Camiguana anchovy

Balboa anchovy

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

Philippine anchovy

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

Whitehead's thryssa

Gray's grenadier anchovy

False indian anchovy

Ilisha compressa

Starks's anchovy


Australian sprat

Ronquillo's anchovy

Humphead thryssa

Nematalosa resticularia

Kelee shad

Whitefin wolf-herring

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

Equatorial longfin herring

Dussumier's thryssa

Atlantic piquitinga

Yellowfin menhaden

Heller's anchovy

Pacific menhaden

Australian spotted herring

Galapagos thread herring

Carribean anchovy


Elongate 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

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Broadhead anchovy

Indian pellona

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.

Yellowfin herring

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

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.

Walker's anchovy

Scofield's anchovy

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

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.

Araucanian herring

False panama 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

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

Reunion herring

Slender anchovy

Indonesian gizzard shad

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

Ganges river sprat

Chame Point anchovy

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

Blackburns's anchovy

Australian freshwater herring

Californian anchovy

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


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

Pacific flatiron herring

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Andhra anchovy

Pacific ilisha

Piquitinga anchovy


Western Australian gizzard shad

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

Chinese gizzard shad

Day's round herring

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.

Lewis' round herring

Bigeyed longfin herring

Rio anchovy

Whitehead's round herring

Brazilian menhaden

Gulf herring

Slender thread herring

Deep body anchovy



Longfin Pacific 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.

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

American coastal pellona

Big eye ilisha

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

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


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

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

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

Bareback anchovy

African ilisha


Northern gulf 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

Day's thryssa

Blackstripe herring

Argentine menhaden

Spiny toothed herringlet

Longfinger anchovy

Thai gizzard shad

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Bonga shad

Koningsberger's herring

Bermuda anchovy

Cayenne 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

Smooth-belly sardinella

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 neonectabanus

Patagonian hake

Bregmaceros arabicus

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros lanceolatus

Bregmaceros pescadorus


Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

Freshwater mullet

Eastern keelback mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Bobo mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

Fairy mullet

Golden grey mullet

So-iny mullet

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

Largescaled mullet

Order Myctophiformes

Idiolychnus urolampus

Order Ophidiiformes

Echiodon atopus

Lonely coralbrotula

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

Bathylagichthys parini

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.

Order Perciformes

Plectranthias elaine

Bleekeria kallolepis

Trachinops caudimaculatus


Nuchequula mannusella

Northern kahawai

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.

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.

Grammatonotus ambiortus

Apogon wilsoni

Acanthistius fuscus

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


Rapson's ponyfish

Spanish mackerel

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

Spicara martinicus

Apogon melanopterus


Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Trachurus aleevi

Swallowtail dart

Pacific barracuda

Manylined grunter

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.

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.

Pentapodus numberii

Acropoma argentistigma

Iniistius auropunctatus

Threefinger threadfin

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.

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

Zoramia viridiventer

Hoplolatilus geo

Pulauweh wrasse

Papuan seerfish

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

Apogon rubellus

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Eastern pomfred


Transparent goby

Shining drum

Equulites laterofenestra

Steel pompano

Lucas barracuda

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Spotnape ponyfish

Southern rays bream

Eastern hulafish

Grape-eye seabass

Mexican bonito

Halichoeres sazimai

Sectator azureus

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

Apogonichthys landoni

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.


Dactylanthias baccheti

Blackspot picarel

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati

Apogon mydrus

Japanese jack mackerel

Tapiroid grunter

Sphyraena waitii

Yelloweye croaker

Protammodytes sarisa

Steeplined drum

Longfin pompano

Mexican barracuda

Amarsipus carlsbergi

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.

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

Blue-fin tuna

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Parupeneus moffitti

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

Chinese seerfish

Acropoma boholensis

Iniistius griffithsi

Yellowfin snook

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

Nelabrichthys ornatus

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

Apogon uninotatus

Pterocaesio monikae

Woodwards pomfret

Blotched picarel

Australian tuna

Pacific drum

Atlantic rubyfish

Shortfin pompano

Sphyraena tome

Oyster pompano

Guinean barracuda

Herring cale

Doydixodon laevifrons

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.

Silverbelly seaperch

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Pugnose ponyfish

Chu's croaker

Spotted seabass

Archamia flavofasciata

Pentaceros quinquespinis

Badger spiny basslet

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

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

Blacktail picarel

Indian mackerel

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

Apogon radcliffei

Silvermouth trevally

Bigeye picarel

Shortjaw leatherjack

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.

Silver drum

Guinean pompano

Sphyraena iburiensis

Order Rajiformes

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

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

Manta ehrenbergii

Lesser Guinean devil ray

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

Order Salmoniformes

Bering cisco

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.

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

Thamnaconus fijiensis

Spotted triggerfish