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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Panama silverside

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Guatemala silverside

Delta silverside

Membras vagrans

Cape silverside


Marine sailfin silverside

Pricklenose silverside

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Hypoatherina tsurugae

California grunion

Broadstripe silverside

Moon silverside

Tidewater silverside

Landia silverside

Flower of the wave

Jack silverside

Bright silverside


Kiener's silverside

Crenulated silverside

False grunion

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

Atherina lopeziana

Odontesthes nigricans

Kestratherina esox

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

Surf sprite

Ogilby's hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Atherinella beani

Phallostethus lehi

Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Atherinosoma elongata

Spatular-scale silverside

Spotted hardyhead

Gulf grunion

Pitcher silverside

Whitley's silverside


Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.

Atherinason hepsetoides

Backwaters 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.

Order Aulopiformes

Stemonosudis distans

Synodus pylei

Stemonosudis miscella

Synodus sanguineus

Synodus mundyi

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 acutus pacificus


Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

Hyporhamphus yuri

California halfbeak

Long billed half beak

Sharpchin flyingfish

Cheilopogon katoptron

Strongylura notata forsythia

White-finned flyingfish

Hyporhamphus neglectus

Hyporhamphus kronei

Tringa flyingfish

Largescale flyingfish

Tropical half-beak fish

Hyporhamphus gernaerti

Bangkok halfbeak


Short-nosed flying fish

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

Smallhead flyingfish

Skipper halfbeak

Exocoetus peruvianus

Blotchwing flyingfish

Eastern river garfish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus

Californian needlefish

Shortfin halfbeak


Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Danichthys ilma

Cape halfbeak

Cypselurus hexazona

Keeltail needlefish

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Bony 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.

Japanese halfbeak

Malabar halfbeak

Exocoetus gibbosus

Senegal needlefish

Blackspot flyingfish

Hyporhamphus paucirastris

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

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish


American halfbeak

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.

Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus

Cypselurus starksi

Three-by-two garfish

Choelo halfbeak

Manyspotted flyingfish

Ornamented flyingfish

California flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Cheilopogon intermedius

Central American halfbeak

Arabian flyingfish

African sailfin flyingfish

Cheilopogon abei

Black-tipped garfish

Nomorhamphus australis

Strongylura fluviatilis


Bluntnose flyingfish

Cypselurus hiraii

Bermuda halfbeak

Congaturi halfbeak

Zenarchopterus clarus

Easter island flyingfish

Platybelone argalus platura

Hirundichthys socotranus

Butterfly flyingfish

Sind halfbeak

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Blunt-snouted flying fish

D'urville's long-tom

Spotfin flyingfish

Quoy's garfish

False halfbeak

Southern sea garfish

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

Shortfin flyingfish

Short garfish

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Salminus franciscanus

Steindachnerina notograptos

Order Clupeiformes

Bagan anchovy

Dove's longfin herring

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

Chefoo thryssa

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

Bermuda anchovy

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

Graceful piquitinga


Dusky hairfin anchovy

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


Toli shad - Tenualosa toli or Ilsha Chandana is a shad of the Clupeidae family, available in western Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal to the Java Sea and the South China Sea.

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

Smooth-belly sardinella

Ganges river sprat

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


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


Herklotsichthys ovalis

Russell's smooth-back herring

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Northern gulf anchovy

Slender white sardine

Western Australian gizzard shad

Stolephorus shantungensis

Blacksaddle herring

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

Chinese gizzard shad

Longfinger anchovy

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

Day's round herring

Hidden ilisha

Cuban anchovy

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

Pacific piquitinga

Thai gizzard shad

Camiguana anchovy

China anchovy

Bigeyed longfin 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.

Gautama thryssa

Ilisha compressa

Regan's anchovy

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

Cayenne anchovy

Philippine anchovy

False indian anchovy

Slender thread herring

Brazilian menhaden

Australian sprat

Caribbean longfin herring

Hilsa herring

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

Trinidad anchovy

Bigfin anchovy

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

Kelee shad

American coastal pellona

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

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy


Pacific menhaden

Australian spotted herring

Bareback anchovy

Malabar thryssa

Castelnau's herring

Marasri's thryssa

Banded ilisha

Eigenmann's anchovy

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

Nematalosa persara

Nelson's anchovy

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Broadhead anchovy

Vaqueira longfin herring

Argentine menhaden

Day's thryssa

Yellowfin herring

Spiny toothed herringlet

Kalimantan ilisha

Carribean anchovy

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

Blackstripe herring

Poey's anchovy

Balboa anchovy

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

Malabar sprat

Two-finned round herring

Reunion herring

Day's pellona

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

Jenyns' sprat

Neglected grenadier anchovy


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

Pacific sabretooth anchovy

Deep-bodied herring

Cuban longfin herring

Spotty-face anchovy

Goto's herring

Atlantic anchoveta

Long-horned anchovy

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.

Heller's anchovy

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.

Australian freshwater herring

Javan ilisha


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

Californian anchovy

Perth herring

Commerson's anchovy

Slender tardoor

Hamilton's thryssa

Middling thread herring

Finescale menhaden

Swatow thryssa

Pacific ilisha

Chame Point anchovy

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

Elongate anchovy

Shorthead hairfin anchovy


Andhra anchovy

Pacific flatiron herring

Gilchrist's round herring

Panama longfin herring

Reeve's shad

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

Walker's anchovy

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

Scofield's anchovy

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

Lewis' round herring

Guinean sprat

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

Whitehead's thryssa

Gray's grenadier anchovy

False panama anchovy

Whitehead's round herring

Gulf herring

Nematalosa resticularia

Ronquillo's anchovy

Herklotsichthys collettei

Humphead thryssa

Slender anchovy

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

Atlantic piquitinga

Indonesian gizzard shad

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

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

Equatorial longfin herring

Yellowfin menhaden

Dussumier's thryssa

Whitefin wolf-herring

Big eye ilisha

Deep body anchovy

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

African ilisha

Longfin Pacific 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.

Blackburns's anchovy

Galapagos thread herring

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.

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

Piquitinga anchovy

Falkland sprat - The Falkland sprat, Sprattus fuegensis, is a herring-like, marine fish in the family Clupeidae found in the subtropical southwest Atlantic Ocean from 40° S to Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands.

Indian pellona

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

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Konoshiro gizzard shad


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

Rio anchovy

Bonga shad

Tropical longfin herring

Araucanian herring

Koningsberger's herring

Pacific anchoveta

Bengal thryssa

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

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

Malabar thryssa

Lobejaw ilisha


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

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

Galathea gizzard shad

Thai anchovy

Blackburn's herring

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 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

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

Arctic rainbow smelt

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.

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


Plectranthias elaine

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati

Tapiroid grunter

Grammatonotus ambiortus

Yelloweye croaker

Planctanthias longifilis

Japanese jack mackerel

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

Longfin pompano

Steeplined drum

Japanese Spanish mackerel

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

Parupeneus moffitti

Blue-fin tuna

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.

Spanish mackerel

Archamia flavofasciata

Spicara martinicus

Rapson's ponyfish

Apogon radcliffei


Yellowfin snook

Acropoma boholensis

Iniistius griffithsi

Pacific barracuda

Nelabrichthys ornatus

Manylined grunter

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

Australian tuna

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

Long barbeled grunter

Small-eyed whipfin mojarra

Hoplolatilus geo

Pentapodus numberii

Shortfin pompano

Pacific drum

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

Threefinger threadfin

Papuan seerfish

Doydixodon laevifrons

Northern kahawai

Herring cale

Lesser bream

Oyster pompano

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

Blue knifefish - The blue knifefish, Labracoglossa nitida, is a sea chub of the genus Labracoglossa, found off eastern Australia, and around offshore islands of the east coast of New Zealand, to depths of 20 m.

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.

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Eastern pomfred

Spotted seabass

Silverbelly seaperch

Apogon wilsoni


Chu's croaker

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.

Badger spiny basslet

Chromis planesi

Apogon melanopterus

Lucas barracuda

Equulites laterofenestra

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.

Grape-eye seabass

Xyrichtys koteamea

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Mexican bonito

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.

Sectator azureus

Halichoeres sazimai

Shortjaw leatherjack

Silvermouth trevally

Guinean pompano

Silver drum

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

Scaled belly toothpony

Nuchequula mannusella

Bleekeria kallolepis

Trachinops caudimaculatus

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Blackspot picarel

Apogon rubellus

Sphyraena waitii

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

Protammodytes sarisa

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.

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum


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

Trachurus aleevi

Amarsipus carlsbergi

Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Chinese seerfish

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

Swallowtail dart

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.

Pterocaesio monikae

Woodwards pomfret

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.

Manonichthys jamali

Apogonichthys landoni

Blotched picarel

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

Acropoma argentistigma

Pulauweh wrasse

Zoramia viridiventer

Iniistius auropunctatus

Apogon mydrus

Sphyraena tome

Atlantic rubyfish

Guinean barracuda

Pugnose ponyfish

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Pentaceros quinquespinis

Steel pompano

Shining drum

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

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Nonbanded whipfin mojarra

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

Blacktail picarel

Spotnape ponyfish

Southern rays bream

Wilson's weedfish

Eastern hulafish

Indian mackerel

Korean seerfish

Apogon uninotatus

Bigeye picarel

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

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.

Acanthopagrus chinshira

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

Sphyraena iburiensis


Order Rajiformes

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.

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.

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

Monte Bello seahorse

Notopogon armatus

Syngnathus phlegon

Lost pipefish

Pacific cornetfish

Collared seahorse

Order Tetraodontiformes

Pelagic porcupinefish

Thamnaconus fijiensis

Spotted triggerfish