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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Kestratherina esox

Surf sprite

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Membras vagrans


Delta silverside

Ogilby's hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Atherinella beani

California grunion

Atherinosoma elongata

Tidewater silverside

Spatular-scale silverside

Landia silverside

Whitley's silverside

Pitcher silverside

Atherinason hepsetoides

Samoan surf sardine

Kiener's silverside

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

Odontesthes nigricans

False grunion

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

Panama silverside

Guatemala silverside

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

Cape silverside

Marine sailfin silverside

Pricklenose silverside

Phallostethus lehi

Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Hypoatherina tsurugae

Broadstripe silverside

Moon silverside

Gulf grunion

Spotted hardyhead

Flower of the wave

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Jack silverside

Bright silverside

Backwaters silverside

Crenulated silverside


Atherina lopeziana

Order Aulopiformes

Synodus pylei

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

Synodus sanguineus

Stemonosudis distans

Macroparalepis johnfitchi

Stemonosudis miscella

Order Beloniformes

Senegal needlefish

Exocoetus gibbosus

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish


Hyporhamphus paucirastris

American halfbeak

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

Cheilopogon katoptron

Three-by-two garfish

Choelo halfbeak

White-finned flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Bangkok halfbeak

Largescale flyingfish

Central American halfbeak

Arabian flyingfish

Short-nosed flying fish

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

Black-tipped garfish


Strongylura fluviatilis

Bluntnose flyingfish

Smallhead flyingfish


Congaturi halfbeak

Blotchwing flyingfish

Bermuda halfbeak

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Hirundichthys socotranus

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Danichthys ilma

Sind halfbeak

Cypselurus hexazona

Quoy's garfish

D'urville's long-tom

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Southern sea garfish

Keeltail needlefish

Shortfin flyingfish

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

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

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

Blackspot flyingfish

Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus


Hyporhamphus yuri

Long billed half beak

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.

Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus

Cypselurus starksi

California halfbeak

Manyspotted flyingfish

Ornamented flyingfish

Hyporhamphus neglectus

Strongylura notata forsythia

Hyporhamphus kronei

Tringa flyingfish

California flyingfish

Cheilopogon intermedius

Tropical half-beak fish

Hyporhamphus gernaerti

Cheilopogon abei

Nomorhamphus australis

African sailfin flyingfish

Skipper halfbeak

Zenarchopterus clarus

Cypselurus hiraii

Eastern river garfish

Exocoetus peruvianus

Easter island flyingfish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus

Platybelone argalus platura

Californian needlefish


Butterfly flyingfish

Shortfin halfbeak

Spotfin flyingfish

Cape halfbeak

False halfbeak

Malabar halfbeak

Bony flyingfish

Short garfish

Japanese halfbeak

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Steindachnerina notograptos

Salminus franciscanus

Order Clupeiformes

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

Graceful piquitinga

Jenyns' sprat

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

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

Chefoo thryssa


Reunion herring

Dove's longfin herring

Ganges river sprat

Spotty-face anchovy

Deep-bodied herring

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.

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.

Goto's herring

Australian freshwater herring

Californian anchovy


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


Commerson's anchovy

Javan ilisha

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

Pacific flatiron herring

Chame Point anchovy

Elongate anchovy

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Andhra anchovy

Pacific ilisha

Day's round herring

Gilchrist's round herring

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

Walker's anchovy

Western Australian gizzard shad

Chinese gizzard shad

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

Scofield's anchovy

Bigeyed longfin herring

Lewis' round herring

Camiguana anchovy

Pacific piquitinga

Bony fish - Menhaden historically occurred in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA, although their presence in northern waters has diminished in the 20th Century.

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

Gautama thryssa

Brazilian menhaden

Whitehead's round herring

False panama anchovy

Gulf herring

Slender thread herring

Philippine anchovy

Ronquillo's anchovy

Hilsa herring

Slender anchovy

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

Herklotsichthys collettei

Caribbean longfin herring

Indonesian gizzard shad

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

American coastal pellona

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

Big eye ilisha

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

Deep body 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.

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Malabar thryssa

Blackburns's anchovy

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

Bareback anchovy

African ilisha

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

Marasri's thryssa

Piquitinga 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.

Vaqueira longfin herring

Yellowfin herring

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Konoshiro gizzard shad

Blackstripe herring

Argentine menhaden

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

Day's thryssa


Spiny toothed herringlet

Rio anchovy

Koningsberger's herring

Araucanian herring

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Bonga shad

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


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

Blackburn's herring

Thai anchovy

Malabar sprat

Lobejaw ilisha

Day's pellona

Bagan anchovy

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

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

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

Bermuda anchovy


Dusky hairfin anchovy

Neglected grenadier anchovy


Cuban longfin 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.

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

Pacific sabretooth anchovy

Atlantic anchoveta

Smooth-belly sardinella

Long-horned anchovy

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

Hamilton's thryssa


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.

Russell's smooth-back herring

Finescale menhaden

Swatow thryssa

Northern gulf anchovy

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Middling thread herring


Panama longfin herring

Stolephorus shantungensis

Slender white sardine

Reeve's shad

Longfinger anchovy

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

Blacksaddle herring

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

Cuban anchovy

Thai gizzard shad

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

Guinean sprat

China anchovy

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

Hidden ilisha

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

Regan's anchovy

Whitehead's thryssa

Cayenne anchovy

Gray's grenadier anchovy

False indian anchovy

Ilisha compressa

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

Humphead thryssa

Trinidad anchovy

Nematalosa resticularia

Australian sprat

Bigfin anchovy

Whitefin wolf-herring

Kelee shad

Equatorial longfin herring

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

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

Atlantic piquitinga

Yellowfin menhaden

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

Dussumier's thryssa

Pacific menhaden


Australian spotted herring

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.

Eigenmann's anchovy

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

Indian pellona

Broadhead anchovy

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

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

Carribean anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Pacific anchoveta

Bengal thryssa

Balboa anchovy

Tropical longfin herring

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

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

Malabar thryssa

Starks's anchovy

Galathea gizzard shad

Two-finned round 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


Bregmaceros arabicus

Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Bregmaceros neonectabanus

Patagonian hake

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros lanceolatus

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

So-iny mullet

Freshwater mullet

Bobo mullet

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

Largescaled mullet

Fairy mullet

Eastern keelback mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust 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

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.

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.

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

Order Perciformes

Bleekeria kallolepis

Plectranthias elaine

Monodactylus kottelati

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Blackspot picarel

Apogon rubellus

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.

Planctanthias longifilis

Protammodytes sarisa

Tapiroid grunter

Japanese jack mackerel

Steeplined drum

Acanthistius fuscus

Longfin pompano

Transparent goby

Mexican barracuda

Blue-fin tuna

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Parupeneus moffitti

Yellowfin snook

Amarsipus carlsbergi

Chinese seerfish

Nelabrichthys ornatus

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

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

Manylined grunter

Pterocaesio monikae

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.

Woodwards pomfret

Apogonichthys landoni

Blotched picarel

Australian tuna

Pentapodus numberii

Threefinger threadfin

Iniistius auropunctatus

Pacific drum

Atlantic rubyfish

Acropoma argentistigma

Shortfin pompano

Apogon mydrus

Sphyraena tome

Herring cale

Guinean barracuda

Doydixodon laevifrons

Oyster pompano

Silverbelly seaperch

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Chu's croaker

Pugnose ponyfish

Spotted seabass

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.

Nonbanded whipfin mojarra

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

Chromis planesi

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

Blacktail picarel

Southern rays bream

Indian mackerel

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

Wilson's weedfish

Xyrichtys koteamea

Silvermouth trevally

Apogon uninotatus

Shortjaw leatherjack

Bigeye picarel

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.

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

Silver drum

Acanthopagrus chinshira

Guinean pompano

Sphyraena iburiensis


Trachinops caudimaculatus

Nuchequula mannusella

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

Grammatonotus ambiortus

Longfin kingfish - The species, as it is currently recognised, was scientifically described and named by the German naturalist Eduard Rüppell in 1830, based on the holotype specimen taken from Massawa in the Red Sea.

Japanese Spanish mackerel


Rapson's ponyfish

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.

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.

Apogon radcliffei


Iniistius griffithsi

Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Acropoma boholensis

Trachurus aleevi

Swallowtail dart

Pacific barracuda

Manonichthys jamali

Long barbeled grunter

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

Long-finned pike - It is an elongated fish with a pointed snout and silver in color, similar in appearance to a barracuda, and grows up to 84 cm long.

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

Small-eyed whipfin mojarra

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

Pulauweh wrasse

Hoplolatilus geo

Zoramia viridiventer

Papuan seerfish

Northern kahawai

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.

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

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

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.

Eastern pomfred

Apogon wilsoni


Shining drum

Equulites laterofenestra

Badger spiny basslet

Steel pompano

Apogon melanopterus

Lucas barracuda

Pentaceros quinquespinis

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Grape-eye seabass

Eastern hulafish

Spotnape ponyfish

Mexican bonito

Halichoeres sazimai

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Sectator azureus

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.

Scaled belly toothpony

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

Demoiselle - The New Zealand demoiselle, Chromis dispilus, is a damselfish of the genus Chromis, found between North Cape and East Cape of the North Island of New Zealand to depths of about 60 metres, off rocky coasts.


Dactylanthias baccheti

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

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.

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

Collared seahorse

Pacific cornetfish

Lost pipefish

Monte Bello seahorse

Syngnathus phlegon

Order Tetraodontiformes

Pelagic porcupinefish


Thamnaconus fijiensis

Spotted triggerfish