Abudefduf sexfasciatus
Scissortail sergeant major
Acanthocybium
Wahoo
Range: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters, including the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas.
Synonyms: ono
Acanthurus coeruleus
Blue tang surgeonfish
Range: Western Atlantic: New York, USA and Bermuda to the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Ascension Island
Acanthurus dussumieri
Eyestripe surgeonfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian and Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals, southern Great Barrier Reef and Lord Howe Island, Guam in Micronesia; absent from most of central Pacific. Mascarene Island
Acanthurus japonicus
Japan surgeonfish
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Synonyms: Japanese surgeonfish, powder-black surgeon
Acanthurus nigricaudas
Blackstripe surgeonfish
Acanthurus sohal
Arabian surgeonfish
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Persian Gulf
Synonyms: sohal tang, sohal surgeonfish
Aetobatus narinari
Spotted eagle ray
Range: Western Atlantic: North Carolina (summer) and Florida, USA and Bermuda to southern Brazil. Throughout Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, including Antilles. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa to Hawaii, north to Japan, south to Australia. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Puerto Pizarro, Peru and the Galapagos Islands.
Agonus acipenserinus
Sturgeon poacher
Alloclinus holderi
Island kelpfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Santa Cruz Island in southern California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico
Ameca splendens
Butterfly goodeid
Range: Jalisco, Mexico
Amphiprion akindynos
Barrier reef anemonefish
Range: Western Pacific: eastern Australia (Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, northern New South Wales), New Caledonia, and Loyalty Islands
Amphiprion bicinctus
Anemonefish
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Chagos Archipelago
Synonyms: anemone fish, clown fish
Amphiprion ephippium
Red Saddleback Anemonefish
Range: Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, and Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
Synonyms: Saddle Anemonefish, Glühkohlen Anemonenfisch, Sadel Klovnfisk, Poisson-Clown à Selles, Pez Payaso Tomate ,Rybka-Kloun
Amphiprion melanopus
Fire clownfish
Range: Pacific Ocean: Indonesia (from Bali eastward), southern Philippines, New Guinea, Australia (Queensland), New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu (New Hebrides), New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa Islands, Society Islands, Caroline Islands, Marianas, Kiribati and Marshall Islands
Amphiprion ocellaris
Clown anemonefish
Range: Indo-West Pacific: eastern Indian Ocean including Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, and northwest Australia to Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines
Synonyms: false percula clownfish
Amphiprion percula
Percula clownfish
Synonyms: Percula anemonefish
Amphiprion perideraion
Pink anemonefish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to southern Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Philippines, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Caroline Islands, Marianas, Kiribati, and Marshall Islands
Amphiprion polymnus
Saddleback clownfish
Range: Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, China, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia (Northern Territory, Gulf of Carpentaria), New Guinea, New Britain, and Solomon Islands
Anableps anableps
Four-Eyed Fish
Range: South America: Trinidad and Venezuela to the Amazon delta in Brazil
Notable: The "four-eyed fish" is actually a misnomer. It has only two eyes, but both are divided into aerial and aquatic parts. The two retinal regions of each eye, working in concert with two different curvatures of the eyeball above and below water to account for the difference in light refractivity for air and water, allow this amazing fish to see above and below the water surface simultaneously.
Synonyms: Largescale foureyes
Anisotremus davidsonii
Sargo
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: Santa Cruz in central California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico; isolated population in the Gulf of California
Anisotremus interruptus
Yellowtail grunt
Range: Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: yellow-tailed grunt, burrito grunt
Apodichthys flavidus
Penpoint gunnel
Apogon chrysopomus
Spotted-gill cardinalfish
Apogon guadalupensis
Guadalupe cardinalfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: San Clemente Island in southern California, USA to Gulf of California in Mexico and offshore islands
Apogon leptacanthus
Threadfin cardinalfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and Mozambique to Samoa and Tonga, New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia
Synonyms: thread-fin cardinalfish
Apogon novemfasciatus
Apogon properupta
Southern orange-lined cardinalfish
Range: Indo-Pacific
Aracana ornata
Ornate Cowfish
Range: Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia (southern Western Australia to Western Victoria and Tasmania)
Archamia fucata
Orangelined cardinalfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and east coast of Africa, eastward to the Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga; north to Ryukyu Islands; south to northern Australia
Synonyms: orange-lined cardinalfish
Arothron manilensis
Narrow-striped puffer
Range: Western Pacific: Borneo, Philippines, Samoa, Australia and Tonga
Synonyms: striped puffer fish
Arothron meleagris
Guineafowl puffer
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Synonyms: guinea-fowl pufferfish, white-spotted balloon, white-spotted puffer
Azurina hirundo
Swallowtail damselfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Baja California (Mexico) and the Guadalupe and Revillagigedo islands
Synonyms: swallowtailed damsel, swallow tail damsel fish
Balantiocheilus melanopterus
Bala shark
Range: Rivers of Southeast Asia, principally Thailand, Borneo and Sumatra
Synonyms: Silver shark, tricolor sharkminnow
Balistoides conspicillum
Clown triggerfish
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Belonesox belizanus
Topminnow
Range: Central America: from Laguna San Julian, northeast of Ciudad Veracruz in Mexico to Costa Rica. Southern Gulf of Mexico, southern Yucatan and along Central American coast south to Nicaragua. Introduced in freshwater in Florida
Synonyms: top minnow, pike killifish, pike livebearer
Bodianus diplotaenia
Mexican hogfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Guadalupe Island and throughout the Gulf of California to Chile, including the Cocos, Malpelo, Revillagigedo and the Galapagos islands
Synonyms: vieja
Calloplesiops altivelis
Mimic Roundhead
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Tonga and the Line Islands
Synonyms: comet
Caranx caballus
Green jack
Range: Eastern Pacific: Santa Cruz Island, California, USA to Peru, including the Gulf of California and the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: jurel verde
Caranx melampygus
Blue-spotted jack
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Ducie Island, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia. Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico to Panama
Synonyms: blue spotted jack, blue jack
Caranx sexfasciatus
Bigeye jack
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Hawaii, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia and New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: southwestern coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico and the Gulf of California to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: big eye jack, big-eyed jack, horseeye jack, horse-eye jack
Carcharhinus falciformis
Silky shark
Range: Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Eastern Atlantic: Spain, Madeira to northern Angola; Cape Verde. Indo-Pacific: scattered records from the Red Sea and Natal, South Africa to China, New Zealand, and the Caroline, Hawaiian, Phoenix and Line islands. Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico to northern Chile. Highly migratory species.
Carcharhinus galapagensis
Galapagos shark
Carcharhinus leucas
Bull shark
Range: Widespread in warm oceans, rivers and lakes. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Morocco, Senegal to Angola. Indo-West Pacific: Kenya and South Africa to India, then, Viet Nam to Australia. Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico to Ecuador and possibly occurring in Peru
Synonyms: Zambezi shark, tiburon toro
Carcharhinus perezi
Caribbean reef shark
Range: Western Atlantic: Florida, USA to southern Brazil, including the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Antilles
Synonyms: Grey reef shark
Carcharodon carcharias
Great white shark
Range: Cosmopolitan, mostly amphitemperate. Western Atlantic: Newfoundland to Argentina; Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba and Lesser Antilles. Eastern Atlantic: France to South Africa, Mediterranean. Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Seychelles, South Africa. Western Pacific: Siberia to New Zealand and the Marshall Is.; south Australia. Central Pacific: Hawaii. Eastern Pacific: Alaska to Chile.
Synonyms: white pointer, white death, jaws
Centropyge aurantonotus
Flameback angelfish
Range: Western Atlantic: southern Caribbean Islands including Barbados and Curaçao; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Centropyge loricula
Flame angel
Range: Central Pacific.
Synonyms: flame angelfish, flaming angelfish, Japanese pygmy angelfish
Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
Swell shark
Chaetodipterus zonatus
Pacific spadefish
Range: Eastern Pacific: San Diego, California, USA to Peru.
Chaetodon auriga
Threadfin butterflyfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands; throughout Micronesia
Chaetodon capistratus
Foureye butterflyfish
Range: Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to West Indies and northern South America. Also Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, and Antilles
Synonyms: Four-eye butterfly fish
Chaetodon lunula
Racoon butterflyfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia. Southeast Atlantic: South Africa
Synonyms: racoon butterfly fish
Chaetodon ornatissimus
Ornate butterflyfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Hawaii, the Marquesas, and Ducie Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia
Synonyms: ornate butterfly
Chaetodon semilarvatus
Masked butterflyfish
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
Synonyms: masked butterfly, Golden butterflyfish, bluecheek butterflyfish
Chaetodon ulietensis
Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish
Range: Indo-Pacific
Synonyms: double saddle butterflyfish
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi
Scribbled angelfish
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Cheilinus fasciatus
Redbreasted wrasse
Chelmon rostratus
Copperband butterflyfish
Range: Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Sea to Ryukyu Islands and south to Australia
Chiloscyllium plagiosum
Whitespotted bamboo shark
Synonyms: white-spotted bamboo shark
Chirolophis decoratus
Decorated warbonnet
Chirolophis nugator
Mosshead warbonnet
Choerodon fasciatus
Harlequin tuskfish
Range: Western Pacific.
Chromileptis altiveles
Panther grouper
Chromis cyanea
Blue chromis
Range: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and the Carribean Sea. Including the Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico and Antilles
Chromis limbaughi
Connie's Damsel
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California
Synonyms: Limbaugh's damsel, chromis
Chromis punctipinnis
Blacksmith
Range: Eastern Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico
Synonyms: blacksmith chromis
Chromis vanderbilti
Vanderbilt's chromis
Range: Western Pacific: Taiwan to the Hawaiian and throughout Micronesia
Chromis viridis
Blue-green chromis
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Synonyms: blue green chromis, blue green damselfish, blue-green puller, green puller
Chrysiptera cyanea
Sapphire devil
Range: Indo-West Pacific: eastern edge of the Indian Ocean and Western Australia to New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Marianas and Caroline Islands, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands
Synonyms: blue damselfish, blue devil, cornflower sargeant-major, sky-blue damsel
Chrysiptera hemicyanea
Azure damsel
Range: Indo-West Pacific: eastern Indian Ocean and Indonesia
Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura
Blue-head fairy wrasse
Range: Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Indonesia, and Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Eastern Indian Ocean: Rowely Shoals, Similan Islands, Andaman Sea and Christmas Island
Synonyms: velvet wrasse, velvet multicolor wrasse, purple fairy wrasse, blueside wrasse
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus
Coral hawkfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to East London, South Africa and east to the Marquesas Islands, north to the Mariana Islands, south to New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Colombia and the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: Halcon de coral
Cirrhitops fasciatus
Hawaiian hawkfish
Citharichthys sp.
Sanddabs
Synonyms: flatfish
Citharichthys stigmaeus
Speckled sanddab
Synonyms: sand dab
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Port-and-starboard light fish
Range: Australia
Synonyms: pinecone fish
Coris formosa
Queen coris wrasse
Ctenochaetus strigosus
Spotted surgeonfish
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to the Hawaiian Is., and Johnston I.
Synonyms: Kole tang, Yelloweye Bristletooth, Goldring Bristletooth, Goldring Surgeonfish, Yelloweye Surgeonfish
Ctenopoma acutirostre
African climbing perch
Range: Africa: Congo river basin
Synonyms: spotted ctenopoma, spotted climbing perch
Cyphotilapia frontosa
Bumphead Cichlid
Range: Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Synonyms: Paratilapia frontosa, Pelmatochromis frontosus
Dascyllus aruanus
White-tailed damselfish
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Synonyms: whitetail damsel, banded humbug, whitetail cascyllus, black and white damselfish, domino, humbug damselfish, humbug dascyllus, three-stripe damselfish, white-tailed footballer
Dasyatis americana
Southern stingray
Range: Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil, including the Antilles
Diodon holocanthus
Freckled porcupinefish
Echeneis naucrates
Live sharksucker
Range: Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and Bermuda to Uruguay.
Ecsenius gravieri
Red Sea mimic blenny
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea (including the Gulf of Aqaba) to the westernmost Gulf of Aden
Elacatinus oceanops
Neon goby
Range: Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida to Texas (USA) southward to Belize
Synonyms: Gobiosoma evelynae
Electrophorus electricus
Electric eel
Range: South America
Embiotoca jacksoni
Black perch
Range: Eastern Pacific: Fort Bragg in northern California, USA to central Baja California in Mexico, including Guadalupe Island
Enoplosus armatus
Old Wife
Range: Indo-Pacific: Endemic to Australia
Forcipiger flavissimus
Yellow longnose butterflyfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 12484) to the Hawaiian and Easter islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico and from the Revillagigedo and Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: forceps butterflyfish, yellow long-nose butterfly
Galeocerdo cuvier
Tiger shark
Range: Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to Uruguay, including Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic: Iceland to Angola. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Hawaii and Tahiti, north to southern Japan, south to New Zealand. Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Peru, including the Revillagigedo, Cocos, and Galapagos islands. Highly migratory species.
Synonyms: Requin tigre, tiburon tigre, tigerhai
Geophagus altifrons
Earth-eating cichlid
Range: South America
Synonyms: Earth-eater cichlid
Gibbonsia montereyensis
Crevice rockfish
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Nurse shark
Range: Western Atlantic: Rhode Island, USA to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and Carribean, Antilles. Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde to Gabon; accidental to France. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California and southern Baja California, Mexico to Peru
Girella nigricans
Opaleye perch
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: Central California to southern Baja, Mexico
Glossolepis incisus
Red rainbowfish
Range: Asia: Lake Sentani in Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Gramma loreto
Royal gramma basslet
Range: Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas, and Central America to northern South America
Gramma melacara
Blackcap gramma basslet
Range: Western Central Atlantic: West Indies including the Bahamas and Central America.
Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Black tetra
Range: South America: Paraguay and Guapore river basins
Synonyms: long-finned black tetra
Gymnothorax favagineus
Honeycomb moray eel
Gymnothorax mordax
California moray eel
Range: Eastern Pacific: Point Conception in California, USA to southern Baja California in Mexico. Also includes the Galápagos Islands
Haemulon album
White margate
Range: Western Atlantic: Florida Keys (USA), Bermuda, and Bahamas to Brazil. Found throughout the West Indies
Haemulon flavolineatum
French grunt
Range: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, South Carolina (USA), and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil; throughout the West Indies and the coasts of Central America
Halichoeres insularis
Halichoeres semicinctus
Rock wrasse
Range: Eastern Pacific: Point Conception in California, USA to Guadalupe Island (off north-central Baja California) and the Gulf of California in Mexico
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
Red Irish Lord
Hemiscyllium ocellatum
Epaulette shark
Heniochus acuminatus
Longfin pennantfish
Synonyms: long-finned pennant fish
Hermosilla azurea
Zebra perch
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, USA to Gulf of California
Synonyms: sea chubb, zebra chubb
Heterodontus francisci
Horn shark
Range: Eastern Pacific: central California, USA to the Gulf of California, and probably Ecuador and Peru
Synonyms: horned shark
Heterostichus rostratus
Giant kelpfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico including Guadalupe Island
Hexagrammos decagrammus
Kelp greenling
Hippocampus abdominalis
Pot-bellied seahorse
Range: Southeastern Australia and New Zealand
Synonyms: Pot belly seahorse
Hippocampus barbouri
Barbour's seahorse
Range: Philippines and Indonesia.
Hippocampus erectus
Lined seahorse
Range: Western Atlantic Ocean (Nova Scotia to Venezuela)
Hippocampus reidi
Longsnout seahorse
Range: Western Atlantic.
Hippocampus sp.
Seahorse
Holacanthus clarionensis
Clarion angelfish
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: southern tip of Baja California, Mexico; also from Clarion, and the Revillagigedo Group off the western coast of Mexico and from Clipperton Island
Synonyms: Clarion angel fish, Holocanthus clarionensis
Holacanthus passer
King angelfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: passer angelfish, angel real, Holocanthus passer
Hydrolagus colliei
Spotted ratfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Cape Spencer, Alaska to Bahía Sebastian Vizcaíno, Baja California (Mexico).
Hypsurus caryi
Rainbow surfperch
Range: Eastern Pacific: Cape Mendocino in northern California, USA to northern Baja California, Mexico
Synonyms: rainbow seaperch
Hypsypops rubicundus
Johnrandallia nigrirostris
Barberfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Panama, including the Cocos, Malpelo and Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: barber fish, mariposa barbero, blacknosed butterflyfish
Katsuwonus pelamis
Skipjack tuna
Range: Cosmopolitan in tropical and warm-temperate waters. Not found in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Highly migratory species
Kyphosus elegans
Cortez chubb
Range: Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands
Kyphosus vaigiensis
Brassy chub
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa south to South Africa and eastward to the Hawaiian, Tuamotu, and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia
Synonyms: brassy chubb, lowfin rudderfish, lowfin drum
Labidochromis sp.
Lions' cove yellow labido
Range: Lake Malawi
Lactoria cornuta
Longhorn cowfish
Range: Indo-Pacific
Lepisosteus oculatus
Spotted gar
Lepomis megalotis
Longear sunfish
Range: United States: watersheds of the Mississippi River and Great Lakes.
Synonyms: long-ear sunfish, long-eared sunfish
Leporinus affinis
Headstander
Range: South America: Amazon River basin
Synonyms: Leporinus fasciatus, black-banded leporinus
Leuresthes tenuis
California grunion
Range: Baja California to Monterey Bay, although most significant spawning events are observed south of Point Conception.
Liza vaigiensis
Diamond scale mullet
Lutjanus griseus
Mangrove snapper
Range: Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda southward to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including West Indies, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
Lutjanus jordani
Jordan's snapper
Range: Eastern Pacific: from southern Mexico to Peru; also offshore islands including Mapelo, Cocos and the Galapagos Islands
Lutjanus kasmira
Bluestrip snapper
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. Southeast Atlantic: East London, South Africa
Synonyms: blue-stripe snapper, blue striped snapper
Lutjanus viridis
Blue and gold snapper
Range: Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Ecuador. Most common at offshore islands including Mapelo, Galapagos, Tres Marias and Revillagigedo
Synonyms: blue-gold snapper
Lythrypnus dalli
Malapterurus electricus
Electric catfish
Range: Africa: Nile and tropical Africa, Lake Tanganyika
Manta birostris
Medialuna californiensis
Halfmoon perch
Range: Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada to Gulf of California; rare north of Point Conception in California, USA
Synonyms: half moon perch
Melanotaenia boesemani
Boeseman's rainbowfish
Range: Asia: known only from the Ajamaru Lakes region in Vogelkop Peninsula, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Melanotaenia trifasciata
Banded rainbowfish
Range: Coasts and rivers of northwestern Pacific (China south to Vietnam)
Synonyms: Goyder River rainbowfish
Metynnis hypsauchen
Silver dollar fish
Range: South America: Amazon and Paraguay River basins
Synonyms: Metynnis schreitmuelleri
Mobula sp.
Mobula ray
Synonyms: manta ray, mantaraya
Mola mola
Ocean sunfish
Range: Warm and temperate zones of all oceans. Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada to Peru and Chile. Eastern Atlantic: Scandinavia to South Africa (occasionally western Baltic, Mediterranean). Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada to Argentina
Synonyms: sunfish, moonfish, mondfisch, manbow, pez luna, pesce luna
Myliobatis californica
California bat ray
Range: Eastern Pacific: Oregon, USA to Gulf of California and the Galapagos Islands
Narcine entemedor
Lesser electric ray
Range: Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru
Synonyms: lesser torpedo ray, giant electric ray
Naso brevirostris
Spotted unicornfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia
Naso lituratus
Orangespine unicornfish
Range: Pacific Ocean: Honshu, Japan south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; east in Oceania to the Hawaiian Islands, all the islands of French Polynesia, and the Pitcairn Islands. In the eastern Pacific, from Clipperton Island
Synonyms: orangespined surgeonfish, orange-spined unicornfish
Naso vlamingii
Big-nosed unicornfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line, Marquesan and Tuamotus islands; north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Throughout Micronesia.
Nautichthys oculofasciatus
Sailfin sculpin
Range: Northeastern Pacific: St. Lawrence I., Alaska to San Miguel I., southern California, USA. Possibly occuring in Japan.
Synonyms: sail-fin sculpin, sailor fish
Negaprion brevirostris
Lemon shark
Range: Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean; also in Gulf of Mexico. Northeast Atlantic: Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire. Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California and Gulf of California (Mexico) to Ecuador
Neoclinus blanchardi
Sarcastic fringehead
Range: Eastern Pacific: San Francisco to central Baja California
Neolamprologus brichardi
Lyretail cichlid
Range: Africa: Endemic to the northern part of Lake Tanganyika
Synonyms: Lamprologus brichardi
Oncorhynchus aguabonita
Golden Trout
Range: North America: Upper Kern River basin, Tulare and Kern counties in California, USA
Notable: The Golden Trout is the state fish of California.
Synonyms: Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita, Oncorhynchus aguabonita whitei
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Chinook salmon
Synonyms: King salmon
Ophioblennius steindachneri
Panamic fanged blenny
Range: Eastern Pacific: Bahía Sebastían Vizcaino and the northern Gulf of California (Isla Angel de la Guarda and Puerto Lobos) to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: large-banded blenny
Ophiodon elongatus
Lingcod
Range: Northeast Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to Northern Baja California, Mexico
Synonyms: ling cod, ling-cod
Opistognathus rosenblatti
Blue-spotted jawfish
Orthopristis forbesi
Galapagos grunt
Range: Southeast Pacific: endemic to the Galapagos Islands
Orthopristis sp.
Osteoglossum bicirrhosum
Silver arowana
Oxycirrhites typus
Longnose hawkfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to northern Colombia and the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: longsnout hawkfish
Oxyjulis californica
Oxylebius pictus
Painted greenling
Range: Eastern Pacific: Kodiak Island, Alaska to Point San Carlos, central Baja California, Mexico
Papilloculiceps longiceps
Indian Ocean crocodile fish
Range: Western Pacific: known from the Philippines, Borneo, Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Palau, and Yap Island to Ishigaki Island, Mentawai Islands (Indonesia)
Synonyms: tentacled flathead, Cymbacephalus beauforti
Paracanthurus hepatus
Palette surgeonfish
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Notable: Paracanthurus hepatus was made famous as the character Dory in the animated motion picture "Finding Nemo".
Synonyms: blue surgeonfish, blue tang, dory, hapetus tang, flagtail surgeonfish, indo-pacific blue tang, palette surgeon, wedgetail blue tang, wedge-tail blue tang, regal tang, blue tang, paracanthus hepatus, paracanthurus hepetus, dory fish
Paracirrhites arcatus
Arc eye hawkfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line and Mangareva islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and Rapa; throughout Micronesia
Synonyms: arc-eye hawkfish
Paracirrhites forsteri
Blackside hawkfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia and the Austral Islands; throughout Micronesia and also known from the Society Islands
Synonyms: black-side hawkfish
Paralabrax clathratus
Paranthias colonus
Parapeneus margaritatus
Pearly goatfish
Parophrys vetulus
English sole
Range: Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea to Bahia San Cristobal, central Baja California, Mexico
Synonyms: Pleuronectes vetulus
Phanerodon furcatus
White seaperch
Range: Eastern Pacific: Vancouver (Canada) to northern Baja California (Mexico)
Synonyms: white surfperch
Phycodurus eques
Leafy Seadragon
Range: Southern coastline of Australia extending from Kangaroo Island, South Australia to Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
Synonyms: leafy sea dragon
Platyrhinoidis triseriata
Thornback ray
Range: Eastern Pacific: San Francisco, USA to Baja California, Mexico
Plectropomus areolatus
Squaretail coralgrouper
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Phoenix Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia
Synonyms: square-tail coral grouper
Plectropomus laevis
Saddleback grouper
Range: Indo-Pacific: Kenya to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique, eastward to the Tuamotus, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland, Ausralia and including most islands of the Indian Ocean and of western and central Pacific
Synonyms: Plectropomus maculatus, saddle grouper, Blacksaddled coralgrouper
Plectropomus maculatus
Spotted coralgrouper
Range: Western Pacific: Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Arafura Sea, Solomon Islands, and Western Australia
Synonyms: spotted coral grouper
Pleuronichthys coenosus
C-O sole
Range: Northeastern Pacific: Sitka, southeastern Alaska to Bahia San Quintin, northern Baja California, Mexico.
Synonyms: C-O turbot, popeye
Polypterus sp.
Bichir
Range: African rivers and lakes.
Pomacanthus asfur
Arabian angelfish
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Synonyms: Red Sea angelfish
Pomacanthus imperator
Emperor angelfish
Pomacanthus paru
French angelfish
Range: Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and Bahamas to Brazil. Also Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
Synonyms: French angel fish
Pomacanthus semicirculatus
Semicircle angelfish
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Synonyms: koran angelfish, koran angel, half-circled angelfish
Pomacanthus xanthometopon
Blueface angelfish
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Synonyms: yellowface angelfish, blue face angel, blue-faced angelfish, yellow-faced angelfish, yellow face angel, yellowmask angelfish
Potomotrygon motoro
Freshwater stingray
Premnas biaculeatus
Spinecheek clownfish
Synonyms: maroon clownfish
Prionace glauca
Blue shark
Range: Oceanic, highly migratory. Circumglobal in temperate and tropical waters. Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada to Argentina. Central Atlantic. Eastern Atlantic: Norway to South Africa, including the Mediterranean. Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Indonesia, Japan, Australia, New Caledonia, and New Zealand. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to Chile.
Synonyms: great blue shark, requin bleu
Prionurus laticlavius
Yellow-tailed surgeonfish
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: Costa Rica to Colombia, including the Revillagigedo, Cocos and Galapagos islands
Synonyms: yellowtailed surgeonfish, yellow tail surgeon fish
Pristigenys serrula
Popeye catalufa
Range: Eastern Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, along continental shelf to Peru, including Revillagigedo, Cocos and the Galapagos Islands
Prognathodes falcifer
Scythe-mark butterflyfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Santa Catalina Island, southern California, USA to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: Scythe butterfly, scythe-marked butterfly fish, Chaetodon falcifer
Protopterus annectens
African lungfish
Notable: Lungfish belong to a prehistoric group of fishes that lived over 300 million years ago. When submerged, these fish must occasionally swim to the surface and gulp air or they will drown. The African lungfish has adapted to survive out of water for several years. When swamp waters recede, the lungfish burrows into the mud and covers itself with a thick coat of slime. The slime hardens into a cocoon which prevents the lungfish from drying out. The lungfish emerges from its cocoon after the first seasonal rains refill the swamp.
Pseudanthias dispar
Pacific flame anthias
Pseudanthias hypselosoma
Stocky anthias
Range: Indo-Pacific: Maldives to Samoa, north to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef
Pseudanthias pascalus
Purple Queen anthias
Range: Pacific Ocean: Bali and the Ryukyu Islands to the Tuomoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia
Synonyms: amethyst anthias
Pseudanthias pleurotaenia
Square-spot fairy basslet
Range: Pacific Ocean: Indonesia to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals and New Caledonia. Throughout Micronesia
Synonyms: squarespot anthias, square spotted anthias
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Jewel fairy basslet
Range: Indo-Pacific.
Synonyms: fairy basslet, lyretail anthias, sea goldie, lyretail coralfish, lyretail anthias, orange basslet, orange seaperch, red coral perch, scalefin anthias, scalefin basslet, scalefin fairy basslet, lyretail fairy basslet
Pseudochromis sankeyi
Striped dottyback
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden and the southwestern part of the Red Sea
Pseudotropheus estherae
Red zebra mbuna
Range: Lake Malawi
Synonyms: Metriaclima estherae, Maylandia estherae
Pseudotropheus zebra
Piebald zebra mbuna
Range: Lake Malawi
Pterapogon kauderni
Banggai cardinalfish
Range: Western Central Pacific: Restricted to Banggai Islands and Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Synonyms: Banggai cardinal fish
Ptereleotris zebra
Zebra dartfish
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and islands in the western Indian Ocean to the Line and Marquesan Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef; Mariana and Marshall Islands in Micronesia
Synonyms: chinese zebra goby
Pterois miles
Lionfish
Range: Indian Ocean: Red Sea south to Port Alfred, South Africa and east to Sumatra, Indonesia. Also known in eastern Mediterranean
Synonyms: lion fish, devil firefish
Pterois volitans
Lionfish
Pterophyllum altum
Altum angelfish
Range: South America: Amazon and Oronoco River basins
Pteroplatytrygon violacea
Pygocentrus nattereri
Red piranha
Range: South America: Amazon River basin, Paraguay-Paraná River basin, Brazilian coastal rivers
Synonyms: red-bellied piranha
Rathbunella hypoplecta
Stripedfin ronquil
Range: Eastern Pacific: San Francisco to northern Baja California
Rhamphocottus richardsoni
Grunt sculpin
Rhincodon typus
Rhinobatos productus
Shovelnose guitarfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: San Francisco, USA to the Gulf of California
Synonyms: shovelnose guitar fish
Rhinogobiops nicholsii
Blackeye goby
Range: Eastern Pacific: Wales Island, northern British Columbia, Canada to Punta Rompiente, central Baja California, Mexico
Synonyms: black-eyed goby, Coryphopterus nicholsi
Rhinopias frondossa
Weedy scorpionfish
Rhinopias sp.
Scorpionfish
Ronquilus jordani
Northern ronquil
Scomber japonicus
Pacific mackerel
Scorpaena mystes
Pacific spotted scorpionfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: California, USA to northern Chile, including the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: stone scorpion fish, lapon, peces escorpion, spotted scorpionfish
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Cabezon
Range: Eastern Pacific: Southeastern Alaska to central Baja California, Mexico
Scorpaenodes xyris
Rainbow scorpionfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: California, USA to Peru and the Galapagos Islands
Synonyms: rainbow scorpion fish
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala
Flathead scorpionfish
Range: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Sodwana Bay, South Africa to the Mariana Islands, north to Taiwan; Palau and Guam in Micronesia
Synonyms: flathead scorpion fish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephalus
Scorpaenpsis sp.
Sebastes atrovirens
Kelp rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Central California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico
Sebastes carnatus
Gopher rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Eureka in northern California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico
Sebastes caurinus
Copper rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Kenai Peninsula, Gulf of Alaska to central Baja California, Mexico.
Sebastes chrysomelas
Black-and-yellow rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Northern California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico
Sebastes constellatus
Starry rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: San Francisco to southern Baja California
Sebastes diploproa
Splitnosed rockfish
Range: Northeast Pacific: Alaska Peninsula to Cedros I., Baja California and the Gulf of California in Mexico.
Synonyms: Split-nose rockfish, lobe-jawed rockfish
Sebastes flavidus
Yellowtail rockfish
Sebastes miniatus
Vermillion rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific from British Columbia to Baja California.
Synonyms: Pacific Red Snapper, Pacific Snapper, Oregon Red Snapper, Oregon Snapper, Rot Barsch, Rood Baars, Scorfano, Rocote Bermejo, Galinha-do-Mar, Sebastós, Karmazyn Wermilon, Gulstribet Klippefisk, Rødfisk, Kungsfisk, Uer, Karfi, Puna-Ahven, Menuke
Sebastes mystinus
Blue rockfish
Sebastes nebulosus
China rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: southeast Alaska to Redondo Beach and San Miguel Island, southern California, USA
Sebastes nigrocinctus
Tiger rockfish
Sebastes paucispinis
Bocaccio
Range: Eastern Pacific: Stepovak Bay, Alaskan Peninsula to Punta Blanca, Baja California, Mexico
Sebastes pinniger
Canary rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: south of the Shelikof Strait in the Gulf of Alaska to Cape Colnett, Baja California, Mexico
Sebastes rastrelliger
Grass rockfish
Sebastes rosaceus
Rosy rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Puget Sound, Washington, USA to central Baja California, Mexico; but doubtful north of California
Synonyms: sebastes rosaceous
Sebastes ruberrimus
Yelloweye rockfish
Sebastes rubrivinctus
Flag rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: San Francisco, California, USA to Cape San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico.
Synonyms: rocote bandera
Sebastes serranoides
Olive rockfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Redding Rock in northern California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico
Sebastes serriceps
Treefish
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: San Francisco in California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico
Synonyms: tree fish
Sebastes sp.
Sebastes umbrosus
Honeycomb rockfish
Sectator ocyurus
Rainbow chubb
Range: Eastern Pacific: Baja California to Peru, but have been taken in the artificially warmed waters off the Encina Power Plant in San Diego, California, USA, far outside normal range. Northwest Pacific: Hachijôjima, Japan. Central Pacific: Hawaii and the Society Islands
Synonyms: bluestriped chubb
Selar crumenophthalmus
Big eye scad
Range: Circumtropical. Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Rapa, north to southern Japan and Hawaiian Islands, south to New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada, Bermuda and Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo, Brazil; throughout the Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde to southern Angola
Synonyms: bigeye scad, big-eye scad, atulai, purse-eyed scad, akule, silver scad, steenbrass, selar crumenopthalmus
Semicossyphus pulcher
California sheephead wrasse
Range: Eastern Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, USA to Guadalupe Island (off northern central Baja California) and Gulf of California
Synonyms: sheep-head wrasse
Seriola lalandi
North Pacific Yellowtail
Range: Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada to Chile
Synonyms: Seriola lalandei dorsalis, yellowtail amberjack, yellowtail jack, California yellowtail, mossback
Serranocirrhitus latus
Sunburst anthias
Range: Western Pacific: Japan and Taiwan south to New Caledonia, Fiji, and the Great Barrier Reef; Palau in Micronesia
Synonyms: fathead anthias, hawk anthias
Siganus doliatus
Barred spinefoot rabbitfish
Synonyms: barred rabbitfish, barred spinefoot
Siganus punctatus
Goldspotted spinefoot rabbitfish
Synonyms: goldspotted rabbitfish, goldspotted spinefoot, gold-spotted rabbitfish
Siganus unimaculatus
Onespot rabbitfish
Sparisoma viride
Stoplight parrotfish
Range: Western Atlantic: southern Florida (USA), Bermuda, Bahamas, and throughout the Caribbean Sea to Brazil
Sphaeramia nematoptera
Pajama cardinalfish
Sphyraena barracuda
Great barracuda
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and east coast of Africa to Hawaii, Marquesas and Tuamotos Islands; throughout Micronesia. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and throughout the Caribbean Sea to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal; Mauritania; St. Paul's Rocks; São Tomé Island
Synonyms: greater barracuda
Sphyraena idiastes
Sphyrna lewini
Squatina californica
Stegastes leucorus leucorus
Whitetail gregory
Range: Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico, including the Revillagigedo and Guadalupe islands
Synonyms: white-tail gregory, white-tailed gregory
Stegostoma fasciatum
Zebra shark
Range: Southeast asia
Synonyms: leopard shark
Stenotomus chrysops
Scup
Range: Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia in Canada to Florida in USA
Stereolepis gigas
Giant black sea bass
Range: Eastern Pacific: Humboldt Bay in California, USA to Mexico. Northwest Pacific: Japan
Synonyms: giant seabass, black seabass, black sea bass
Symphysodon discus
Wild discus
Range: Rio Negro River, Amazon Basin, South America
Synodontis multipunctatus
Clownfish or squeeker
Range: Africa: Lake Tanganyika
Taeniura lymma
Blue-spotted stingray
Taeniura meyeni
Marbled stingray
Range: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to southern Japan, Micronesia, tropical Australia and Lord Howe Island. Eastern Pacific: oceanic islands (Cocos and the Galapagos)
Synonyms: marbled ray, marble ray, marble stingray, Taeniura meyeri, blotched fantail ray, black-spotted stingray
Thalassoma grammaticum
Island wrasse
Thalassoma hardwicke
Sixbar wrasse
Thalassoma lutescens
Thalassoma rueppellii
Klunzinger's wrasse
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea
Synonyms: Thalassoma klunzingeri
Thunnus albacares
Yellowfin tuna
Range: Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea. Highly migratory species
Synonyms: yellow-fin tuna, ahi tuna, yellow fin tuna
Torpedo californica
Pacific torpedo ray
Range: Eastern Pacific: Dixon Entrance, British Columbia, Canada to Sebastian Vizcaino Bay, Baja California, Mexico
Synonyms: pacific electric ray, electric torpedo ray
Toxotes jaculatrix
Banded archerfish
Trachinotus stilbe
Steel pompano
Range: Eastern Pacific: Ecuador and Peru, including Revillagigedo and Galapagos Islands
Trachurus symmetricus
Triaenodon obesus
Triakis semifasciata
Leopard shark
Urobatis jamaicensis
Yellow stingray
Range: Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to northern South America. Also in Bahamas, Yucatan and throughout Caribbean.
Synonyms: round stingray, yellow spotted stingray, maid stingray
Variola louti
Coral grouper
Xanthichthys mento
Redtail trigger fish
Range: Eastern Pacific
Synonyms: red-tail trigger fish, red-tailed triggerfish
Xenistius californiensis
Salema
Range: Eastern Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, USA to Peru; common in southern California but rare north of Point Conception, California
Xenocys jessiae
Black-striped salema
Range: Southeast Pacific: endemic to the Galapagos Is.
Synonyms: black striped salema
Xenomystus nigri
African knifefish
Range: West African rivers and coastal river basins
Zanclus cornutus
Moorish idol
Range: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Rapa and Ducie Islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to the Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Pacific: southern Gulf of California to Peru
Synonyms: moor idol, moorfish
Zaniolepis latipinnis
Longspine combfish
Range: Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada to central Baja California, Mexico
Zebrasoma desjardinii
Desjardin's Indian sailfin tang
Range: Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Maldives
Zebrasoma flavescens
Yellow tang
Range: Pacific: Ryukyu, Mariana, Marshall, Marcus, Wake and Hawaiian islands.
Synonyms: lemon sailfin, somber surgeonfish, yellow sailfin tang
Zebrasoma veliferum
Sailfin tang
Range: Indo-Pacific: Indonesia to the the Hawaiian and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Rapa I.; throughout Micronesia. Replaced by the similar Z. desjardinii in the Indian Ocean. Also known in Line, Society, Austral and Rapa Islands
Zebrasoma xanthurum
Yellowtail tang
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Persian Gulf