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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Kestratherina esox

Surf sprite

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

Membras vagrans


Ogilby's hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Atherinella beani

Rough silverside

Tidewater silverside

Atherinosoma elongata

Spatular-scale silverside

Pitcher silverside

Whitley's silverside

Spotted hardyhead

Gulf grunion

Atherinason hepsetoides

Backwaters silverside

Samoan surf sardine

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

Odontesthes nigricans

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

Panama silverside

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Guatemala silverside

Cape silverside

Delta silverside

Marine sailfin silverside

Phallostethus lehi

Pricklenose silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Broadstripe silverside

Hypoatherina tsurugae

California grunion

Moon silverside

Landia silverside

Flower of the wave

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Jack silverside

Bright silverside


Crenulated silverside

Kiener's silverside

Atherina lopeziana

False grunion

Order Aulopiformes

Synodus mundyi

Macroparalepis johnfitchi

Saurida umeyoshii - The Shortfin saury lizardfish which is also known as Saurida argentea is a type of lizardfish or Synodontidae that lives mainly in the Western Pacific

Stemonosudis distans

Synodus pylei

Stemonosudis miscella

Synodus sanguineus

Order Beloniformes

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

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Hyporhamphus paucirastris

Senegal needlefish

Blackspot flyingfish

Exocoetus gibbosus

American halfbeak

Three-by-two garfish

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.

Choelo halfbeak

Cypselurus starksi

Long billed half beak

Ornamented flyingfish

Manyspotted flyingfish

Tringa flyingfish

California flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Central American halfbeak

Cheilopogon intermedius

Bangkok halfbeak

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

Black-tipped garfish


Strongylura fluviatilis

Cheilopogon abei


Bermuda halfbeak

Congaturi halfbeak

Cypselurus hiraii

Easter island flyingfish

Hirundichthys socotranus

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Sind halfbeak


Butterfly flyingfish

D'urville's long-tom

Spotfin flyingfish

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Quoy's garfish

Southern sea garfish

Keeltail needlefish

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

Malabar halfbeak

Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus



Hyporhamphus yuri

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus

California halfbeak

Cheilopogon katoptron

Sharpchin flyingfish

Hyporhamphus neglectus

Strongylura notata forsythia

White-finned flyingfish

Hyporhamphus kronei

Hyporhamphus gernaerti

Largescale flyingfish

Arabian flyingfish

Tropical half-beak fish

Nomorhamphus australis

African sailfin flyingfish

Short-nosed flying fish

Skipper halfbeak

Bluntnose flyingfish

Smallhead flyingfish

Eastern river garfish

Blotchwing flyingfish

Exocoetus peruvianus

Zenarchopterus clarus

Hyporhamphus melanopterus

Platybelone argalus platura

Californian needlefish

Shortfin halfbeak

Danichthys ilma

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Cape halfbeak

Cypselurus hexazona

False halfbeak

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Bony flyingfish

Short garfish

Japanese halfbeak

Shortfin flyingfish

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

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Steindachnerina notograptos

Salminus franciscanus

Order Clupeiformes

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

Reunion herring

Neglected grenadier anchovy

Dove's longfin herring

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

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


Spotty-face anchovy

Atlantic anchoveta

Deep-bodied herring

Long-horned anchovy

Pacific sabretooth 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.

Goto's herring

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

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


Commerson's anchovy

Javan ilisha

Californian anchovy

Hamilton's thryssa

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Andhra anchovy

Finescale menhaden

Pacific ilisha


Russell's smooth-back herring

Swatow thryssa

Pacific flatiron herring


Chame Point anchovy

Elongate anchovy

Reeve's shad

Gilchrist's round herring

Western Australian gizzard shad

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

Bigeyed longfin herring

Lewis' round herring

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

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

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

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

Walker's anchovy

Scofield's anchovy

Gulf herring

Gray's grenadier anchovy

Slender thread herring

Whitehead's round herring

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

Whitehead's thryssa

False panama anchovy

Humphead thryssa

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

Herklotsichthys collettei

Caribbean longfin herring

Ronquillo's anchovy

American coastal pellona

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

Yellowfin menhaden

Big eye ilisha

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

Dussumier's thryssa

Whitefin wolf-herring

Atlantic piquitinga

Slender anchovy

Deep body anchovy

Indonesian gizzard shad

Bareback anchovy

African ilisha

Longfin Pacific anchovy

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

Blackburns's anchovy

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.

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.

Yellowfin herring

Konoshiro gizzard shad

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

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Vaqueira longfin herring

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

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

Piquitinga anchovy


Araucanian herring

Pacific anchoveta

Bonga shad

Bengal thryssa

Koningsberger's 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.

Rio anchovy

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

Blackburn's herring

Thai anchovy

Lobejaw ilisha

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

Malabar thryssa

Jenyns' sprat

Chefoo thryssa

Graceful piquitinga

Dusky hairfin anchovy

Day's pellona

Bagan anchovy

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

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

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



Bermuda 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.

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.

Ganges river sprat

Smooth-belly sardinella

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


Perth herring

Slender tardoor

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

Australian freshwater herring

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Middling thread herring

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

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


Northern gulf anchovy

Stolephorus shantungensis

Slender white sardine

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

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

Blacksaddle herring

Chinese gizzard shad

Panama longfin herring

Day's round herring

Guinean sprat

China anchovy

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.

Hidden ilisha

Camiguana anchovy

Gautama thryssa

Pacific piquitinga

Longfinger anchovy

Cuban anchovy

Thai gizzard shad

False indian anchovy

Brazilian menhaden

Ilisha compressa

Philippine anchovy

Regan's anchovy

Cayenne anchovy

Nematalosa resticularia

Australian sprat

Hilsa herring

Equatorial longfin herring

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

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

Kelee shad

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

Trinidad anchovy

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

Bigfin anchovy

Australian spotted herring

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

Galapagos thread herring

Pacific menhaden

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


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

Castelnau's herring

Nelson's anchovy

Banded ilisha

Marasri's thryssa

Day's thryssa

Spiny toothed herringlet

Blackstripe herring

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Indian pellona

Broadhead anchovy

Argentine menhaden

Kalimantan ilisha

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Eigenmann's anchovy

Carribean anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Tropical longfin herring

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

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

Balboa anchovy

Galathea gizzard shad

Two-finned round herring

Malabar sprat

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 neonectabanus

Bregmaceros arabicus

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros lanceolatus

Bregmaceros pescadorus


Patagonian hake

Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

Eastern keelback mullet

Bobo mullet

Freshwater mullet

Striped mullet

Golden grey mullet

So-iny mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Fairy mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

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

Largescaled 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

Bathylagichthys parini

Stokell's smelt - Stokell's smelt, Stokellia anisodon, is a smelt, the only member of the genus Stokellia, found in rivers between the Waiau and Waitaki Rivers on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Eurachon - The common names of this fish have a somewhat confusing relationship.

Plecoglossus altivelis chinensis - The name "sweetfish" is due to the sweetness of its flesh.

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

Order Perciformes

Trachinops caudimaculatus

Monodactylus kottelati

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Blackspot picarel

Bleekeria kallolepis

Plectranthias elaine

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.

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

Apogon rubellus

Japanese jack mackerel

Yelloweye croaker

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.

Badger spiny basslet

Transparent goby

Longfin pompano

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

Parupeneus moffitti


Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Chinese seerfish

Manylined grunter

Swallowtail dart

Nelabrichthys ornatus

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

Amarsipus carlsbergi

Woodwards pomfret

Apogonichthys landoni

Blotched picarel

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

Apogon mydrus

Shortfin pompano

Pulauweh wrasse

Sphyraena tome

Pentapodus numberii

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

Iniistius auropunctatus

Atlantic rubyfish

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

Acanthistius fuscus

Herring cale

Guinean barracuda

Chu's croaker

Pugnose ponyfish

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Hapalogenys merguiensis

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

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Shining drum

Nonbanded whipfin mojarra

Eastern hulafish

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.

Korean seerfish

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

Wilson's weedfish

Xyrichtys koteamea

Blacktail picarel

Southern rays bream

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.

Shortjaw leatherjack

Bigeye picarel

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

Mexican bonito

Apogon uninotatus

Silvermouth trevally

Acropoma argentistigma

Guinean pompano

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.

Sphyraena iburiensis

Dactylanthias baccheti

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.


Nuchequula mannusella

Protammodytes sarisa

Grammatonotus ambiortus

Japanese Spanish mackerel

Steeplined drum

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

Spanish mackerel

Archamia flavofasciata

Spicara martinicus

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

Rapson's ponyfish

Blue-fin tuna

Yellowfin snook

Iniistius griffithsi

Apogon radcliffei

Trachurus aleevi


Pacific barracuda

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

Acanthopagrus chinshira

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

Australian tuna

Pterocaesio monikae

Long barbeled grunter

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

Hoplolatilus geo

Zoramia viridiventer

Threefinger threadfin

Pacific drum

Small-eyed whipfin mojarra

Lesser bream

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.

Oyster pompano

Papuan seerfish

Northern kahawai

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.

Eastern pomfred

Apogon wilsoni


Spotted seabass

Silverbelly seaperch

Acropoma boholensis

Apogon melanopterus

Steel pompano

Chromis planesi

Lucas barracuda

Pentaceros quinquespinis

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.

Equulites laterofenestra

Indian mackerel

Grape-eye seabass

Spotnape ponyfish

Sectator azureus

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.

Halichoeres sazimai

Anatolanthias apiomycter

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


Silver drum

Scaled belly toothpony

Order Rajiformes

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.

Manta ehrenbergii

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

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

Notopogon armatus

Pacific cornetfish

Collared seahorse

Lost pipefish

Monte Bello seahorse

Syngnathus phlegon

Order Tetraodontiformes


Pelagic porcupinefish

Thamnaconus fijiensis

Spotted triggerfish