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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Kestratherina esox

Jack silverside

Surf sprite

Bright silverside

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Membras vagrans

Delta silverside



Atherina lopeziana

California grunion

Ogilby's hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Tidewater silverside

Landia silverside

Atherinella beani

Whitley's silverside

Atherinosoma elongata

Samoan surf sardine

Spatular-scale silverside

Kiener's silverside

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

False grunion

Odontesthes nigricans

Pitcher silverside

Atherinason hepsetoides

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

Marine sailfin silverside

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

Phallostethus lehi

Panama silverside

Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Guatemala silverside

Hypoatherina tsurugae

Cape silverside

Pricklenose silverside

Gulf grunion

Spotted hardyhead

Flower of the wave

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Broadstripe silverside

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Backwaters silverside

Moon silverside

Crenulated silverside

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


Hyporhamphus paucirastris

American halfbeak

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

Cheilopogon katoptron

Three-by-two garfish

Choelo halfbeak

White-finned flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Bangkok halfbeak

Largescale flyingfish

Central American halfbeak

Arabian flyingfish

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

Short-nosed flying fish

Black-tipped garfish


Strongylura fluviatilis

Bluntnose flyingfish

Smallhead flyingfish


Congaturi halfbeak

Blotchwing flyingfish

Bermuda halfbeak

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Hirundichthys socotranus

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.

Blackspot flyingfish

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

Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus

Hyporhamphus yuri


Sharpchin flyingfish

Long billed half beak

Zenarchopterus quadrimaculatus

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.

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

Short garfish

Bony flyingfish

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 .

Chefoo thryssa

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

Graceful piquitinga

Jenyns' sprat

Reunion herring

Dove's longfin herring

False panama anchovy

Ganges river sprat

Poey's anchovy

Spotty-face 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.

Deep-bodied herring

Goto's herring

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.

Slender anchovy

Californian anchovy

Australian freshwater herring

Deep body anchovy

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

Balboa anchovy

Javan ilisha


Commerson's anchovy

Pacific flatiron herring

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

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Pacific ilisha

Andhra anchovy

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Starks's anchovy

Day's round herring

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

Gilchrist's round herring

Chinese gizzard shad

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

Western Australian gizzard shad

Bigeyed longfin herring

Lewis' round herring

Camiguana anchovy

Gautama thryssa

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

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


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

Brazilian menhaden

Whitehead's round herring

Gulf herring

Slender thread herring

Philippine anchovy

Rio anchovy

Elongate anchovy

Ronquillo's anchovy

Hilsa herring

Herklotsichthys collettei

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

Caribbean longfin herring

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

Big eye ilisha

American coastal pellona

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

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


Walker's anchovy

Bermuda anchovy

Malabar thryssa

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.

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

African ilisha

Bareback anchovy

Smooth-belly sardinella

Marasri's thryssa

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

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Konoshiro gizzard shad

Yellowfin herring

Day's thryssa

Argentine menhaden

Blackstripe herring

Spiny toothed herringlet

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

Northern gulf anchovy

Koningsberger's herring

Indonesian gizzard shad

Araucanian herring

Bonga shad

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Longfinger anchovy

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

Cuban anchovy

Blackburn's herring

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

Blackburns's anchovy

Malabar sprat

Lobejaw ilisha

Thai anchovy

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

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

Day's pellona

Bagan anchovy

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

Neglected grenadier anchovy

Dusky hairfin anchovy

Piquitinga anchovy

Regan's 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.

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

Cuban longfin herring

Long-horned anchovy

Atlantic anchoveta

Pacific sabretooth anchovy

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

Hamilton's thryssa

Bigfin anchovy

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.

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

Swatow thryssa

Finescale menhaden

Russell's smooth-back herring

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Middling thread herring



Panama longfin herring


Stolephorus shantungensis

Reeve's shad

Slender white sardine

Blacksaddle herring

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

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

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

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

Hidden ilisha

Guinean sprat

China anchovy

Eigenmann's anchovy


Carribean anchovy

Whitehead's thryssa

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

Gray's grenadier anchovy

Ilisha compressa

False indian anchovy


Humphead thryssa

Nematalosa resticularia

Australian sprat

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.

Dussumier's thryssa

Yellowfin menhaden

Atlantic piquitinga

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

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


Pacific menhaden

Australian spotted herring

Galapagos thread herring

Thai gizzard shad

Heller's 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.

Castelnau's herring

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

Cayenne anchovy

Banded ilisha

Nelson's 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

Indian pellona

Broadhead anchovy

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

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Humpback hairfin anchovy


Trinidad anchovy

Chame Point anchovy

Bengal thryssa

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

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

Malabar thryssa

Scofield'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


Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros arabicus

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Bregmaceros neonectabanus

Patagonian hake

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros lanceolatus

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

So-iny mullet

Bobo mullet

Fairy mullet

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

Largescaled mullet

Eastern keelback mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

Freshwater 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

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.

Bathylagichthys parini

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

Plectranthias elaine

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Blackspot picarel

Apogon melanopterus

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.

Yelloweye croaker

Sphyraena waitii

Planctanthias longifilis

Protammodytes sarisa

Japanese jack mackerel

Tapiroid grunter

Acropoma argentistigma

Steeplined drum

Longfin pompano

Mexican barracuda

Blue-fin tuna

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Parupeneus moffitti

Bleekeria kallolepis

Yellowfin snook

Chinese seerfish

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

Nelabrichthys ornatus

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

Manylined grunter

Apogon rubellus

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

Pterocaesio monikae

Woodwards pomfret

Australian tuna

Blotched picarel

Transparent goby

Threefinger threadfin

Iniistius auropunctatus

Pentapodus numberii

Atlantic rubyfish

Pacific drum

Shortfin pompano

Sphyraena tome

Herring cale

Guinean barracuda

Doydixodon laevifrons

Oyster pompano

Acanthopagrus chinshira

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Silverbelly seaperch

Chu's croaker

Pugnose ponyfish

Spotted seabass

Apogonichthys landoni

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

Chromis planesi

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

Blacktail picarel

Indian mackerel

Xyrichtys koteamea

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.

Korean seerfish

Apogon mydrus

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.

Silvermouth trevally

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

Bigeye picarel

Acropoma boholensis

Silver drum

Guinean pompano

Sphyraena iburiensis

Trachinops caudimaculatus


Nuchequula mannusella

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

Southern rays bream

Grammatonotus ambiortus

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 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

Apogon uninotatus

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

Rapson's ponyfish


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

Spanish mackerel

Spicara martinicus

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.


Iniistius griffithsi

Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Trachurus aleevi

Swallowtail dart

Pacific barracuda

Badger spiny basslet

Long barbeled grunter

Manonichthys jamali

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.

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Archamia flavofasciata

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

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

Zoramia viridiventer

Pulauweh wrasse

Hoplolatilus geo

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

Papuan seerfish

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.

Apogon radcliffei

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Eastern pomfred


Equulites laterofenestra

Shining drum

Steel pompano

Lucas barracuda

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Pentaceros quinquespinis

Eastern hulafish

Grape-eye seabass

Spotnape ponyfish

Acanthistius fuscus

Halichoeres sazimai

Mexican bonito

Sectator azureus

Northern kahawai

Lesser bream

Amarsipus carlsbergi

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

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.

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

Dactylanthias baccheti


Apogon wilsoni

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