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

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


Atherina lopeziana

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

False grunion

Odontesthes nigricans

Kestratherina esox

Surf sprite

Ogilby's hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Phallostethus lehi

Atherinella beani

Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Hypoatherina tsurugae

Atherinosoma elongata

Spatular-scale silverside

Pitcher silverside

Gulf grunion

Spotted hardyhead

Kiener's silverside

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

Synodus mundyi

Stemonosudis distans

Synodus pylei

Stemonosudis miscella

Synodus sanguineus

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

Macroparalepis johnfitchi

Order Beloniformes

Hyporhamphus paucirastris


Exocoetus gibbosus

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

American halfbeak

Hyporhamphus yuri

Long billed half beak

Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus

Cypselurus starksi

California halfbeak

Three-by-two garfish

Cheilopogon katoptron

Choelo halfbeak

White-finned flyingfish

Tringa flyingfish

Strongylura fluviatilis

Central American halfbeak

Largescale flyingfish

Zenarchopterus clarus


Short-nosed flying fish

Black-tipped garfish


Skipper halfbeak

Smallhead flyingfish

Bermuda halfbeak

Blotchwing flyingfish

Congaturi halfbeak

D'urville's long-tom


Hirundichthys socotranus

Quoy's garfish

Cypselurus hexazona

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Keeltail needlefish

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Southern sea garfish

Malabar halfbeak

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Short garfish

Japanese halfbeak

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

Blackspot flyingfish

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


Strongylura notata forsythia

Bangkok halfbeak

Sharpchin flyingfish

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

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

Arabian flyingfish

California flyingfish

Hyporhamphus kronei

Simpletooth halfbeak

Tropical half-beak fish

Cheilopogon intermedius

Hyporhamphus gernaerti

African sailfin flyingfish

Cheilopogon abei

Nomorhamphus australis

Californian needlefish

Bluntnose flyingfish

Exocoetus peruvianus

Eastern river garfish

Cypselurus hiraii

Platybelone argalus platura

Easter island flyingfish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Danichthys ilma

Sind halfbeak

Butterfly flyingfish

Shortfin halfbeak

Cape halfbeak

Spotfin flyingfish

False halfbeak

Senegal needlefish

Shortfin flyingfish

Bony flyingfish

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Steindachnerina notograptos

Salminus franciscanus

Order Clupeiformes

Commerson's anchovy

Dove's longfin herring

Hamilton's thryssa

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

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

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

Graceful piquitinga

Reunion herring


Andhra anchovy

Swatow thryssa

Smooth-belly sardinella

Goto's herring

Ganges river sprat

Deep-bodied herring

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



Reeve's shad

Northern gulf anchovy

Russell's smooth-back herring

Californian anchovy


Pacific flatiron herring

Japanese grenadier anchovy

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

Whitehead's thryssa

Longfinger anchovy

Cuban anchovy

Thai gizzard shad

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

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

Chinese gizzard shad

Western Australian gizzard shad

Gilchrist's round herring

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.

Pacific piquitinga

Ronquillo's anchovy

Bigeyed longfin herring

Humphead thryssa

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

Hidden ilisha

Dussumier's thryssa

Regan's anchovy

Cayenne anchovy

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

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

Ilisha compressa

Whitehead's round herring

Brazilian menhaden

Gulf herring

Slender thread herring

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

Trinidad anchovy

Bigfin anchovy

American coastal pellona

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

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

Caribbean longfin herring

Herklotsichthys collettei

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.

Many-fingered grenadier 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.

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


Bareback anchovy

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

Araucanian herring

Bengal thryssa

Eigenmann's anchovy

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

Yellowfin herring

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

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Carribean anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Banded ilisha

Nematalosa persara

Spiny toothed herringlet

Thai anchovy

Vaqueira longfin herring

Malabar thryssa

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

Kalimantan ilisha

Argentine menhaden

Blackstripe herring

Balboa anchovy

Bagan anchovy

Chefoo thryssa

Bonga shad

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

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.

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


Day's pellona

Jenyns' sprat

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

Blackburn's herring

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

Neglected grenadier anchovy

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

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.

Heller's anchovy

Atlantic anchoveta

Pacific sabretooth anchovy

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.

Cuban longfin herring


Slender tardoor

Australian freshwater herring

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

Stolephorus shantungensis

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

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Gautama thryssa

Chame Point anchovy

Elongate anchovy

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

China anchovy

Javan ilisha

Perth herring

Pacific ilisha

Finescale menhaden

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Middling thread herring

False indian anchovy

Walker's anchovy

Scofield's anchovy

Guinean sprat

Lewis' round herring

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

Blacksaddle herring

Panama longfin herring

Day's round herring

Slender white sardine

Camiguana anchovy

Australian sprat

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

Hilsa herring

False panama anchovy

Philippine anchovy

Gray's grenadier anchovy

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

Malabar thryssa

Slender anchovy

Indonesian gizzard shad

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

Deep body anchovy

Nematalosa resticularia

Yellowfin menhaden

Atlantic piquitinga

Kelee shad

Whitefin wolf-herring

Nelson's anchovy

Equatorial longfin herring

Marasri's thryssa

Big eye ilisha

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Blackburns's anchovy

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.

Broadhead anchovy

Day's thryssa

African ilisha

Pacific menhaden

Australian spotted herring

Galapagos thread herring

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

Piquitinga anchovy

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


Indian pellona

Castelnau's herring

Two-finned round herring

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Konoshiro gizzard shad

Rio anchovy

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Pacific anchoveta

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

Tropical longfin herring

Long-horned anchovy


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

Spotty-face anchovy

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

Dusky hairfin anchovy

Bermuda anchovy


Malabar sprat

Lobejaw ilisha

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

Thoburn's mullet

Robust mullet

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

Largescaled mullet

Freshwater mullet

Eastern keelback mullet

Bobo mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater 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

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.

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.

Bathylagichthys parini

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

Order Perciformes

Monodactylus kottelati

Planctanthias longifilis

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

Tapiroid grunter

Yelloweye croaker

Trachurus aleevi

Japanese Spanish mackerel

Spanish mackerel

Spicara martinicus

Swallowtail dart

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.

Parupeneus moffitti

Archamia flavofasciata

Steeplined drum

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

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Apogon radcliffei


Acropoma boholensis

Manylined grunter

Pacific barracuda

Iniistius griffithsi

Yellowfin snook

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

Nelabrichthys ornatus

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.

Australian tuna

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

Pentapodus numberii

Northern kahawai

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

Papuan seerfish

Zoramia viridiventer

Atlantic rubyfish

Pacific drum

Herring cale

Steel pompano

Lesser bream

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.

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

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Eastern pomfred


Eastern hulafish

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Silverbelly seaperch

Chu's croaker

Lucas barracuda

Badger spiny basslet

Apogon melanopterus

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.

Chromis planesi

Wilson's weedfish

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.

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Mexican bonito

Sectator azureus

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

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.

Shortjaw leatherjack

Japanese jack mackerel

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

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Blackspot picarel

Dactylanthias baccheti

Silver drum

Nuchequula mannusella

Longfin pompano

Bleekeria kallolepis


Apogon rubellus

Protammodytes sarisa

Sphyraena waitii

Blue-fin tuna

Grammatonotus ambiortus

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

Mexican barracuda

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.

Rapson's ponyfish


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

Chinese seerfish

Amarsipus carlsbergi

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

Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Shortfin pompano

Blotched picarel

Oyster pompano

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

Pterocaesio monikae

Woodwards pomfret

Long barbeled grunter

Manonichthys jamali

Sphyraena tome

Acropoma argentistigma

Apogon mydrus

Guinean barracuda

Threefinger threadfin

Iniistius auropunctatus

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.

Hoplolatilus geo

Pulauweh wrasse

Doydixodon laevifrons

Xyrichtys koteamea

Pugnose ponyfish

Spotted seabass

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

Silvermouth trevally

Pentaceros quinquespinis

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

Indian mackerel

Korean seerfish

Blacktail picarel

Equulites laterofenestra

Shining drum

Spotnape ponyfish

Guinean pompano

Southern rays bream

Grape-eye seabass

Apogon uninotatus

Bigeye picarel

Trachinops caudimaculatus

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

Halichoeres sazimai

Sphyraena iburiensis

Acanthopagrus chinshira


Plectranthias elaine

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.

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

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

White char

Bering cisco

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

Lost pipefish

Monte Bello seahorse

Syngnathus phlegon

Order Tetraodontiformes

Spotted triggerfish

Pelagic porcupinefish

Thamnaconus fijiensis