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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Guatemala silverside

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

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Cape silverside

Marine sailfin silverside

Pricklenose silverside

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Phallostethus lehi

Odontesthes argentinensis

Rough silverside

Broadstripe silverside

Hypoatherina tsurugae

California grunion

Moon silverside

Spotted hardyhead

Flower of the wave

Jack silverside

Bright silverside

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Backwaters silverside


Crenulated silverside

Kiener's silverside

Atherina lopeziana

Kestratherina esox

Surf sprite

Ogilby's hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Membras vagrans

Delta silverside


Atherinella beani

Atherinosoma elongata

Spatular-scale silverside

Tidewater silverside

Landia silverside

Pitcher silverside

Whitley's silverside

Gulf grunion

Atherinason hepsetoides

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.

Panama silverside

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

False grunion

Odontesthes nigricans

Order Aulopiformes

Stemonosudis distans

Synodus pylei

Stemonosudis miscella

Macroparalepis johnfitchi

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

Order Beloniformes

Exocoetus gibbosus

Blackspot flyingfish

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

Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus

Hyporhamphus yuri


Sharpchin flyingfish

Long billed half beak

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

California halfbeak

Cypselurus starksi

Manyspotted flyingfish

Hyporhamphus neglectus

Ornamented flyingfish

Strongylura notata forsythia

California flyingfish

Hyporhamphus kronei

Hyporhamphus gernaerti

Arabian flyingfish

Tropical half-beak fish

Cheilopogon intermedius

Cheilopogon abei

Nomorhamphus australis

African sailfin flyingfish

Bluntnose flyingfish

Skipper halfbeak

Eastern river garfish

Cypselurus hiraii

Zenarchopterus clarus

Easter island flyingfish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus

Californian needlefish

Platybelone argalus platura

Butterfly flyingfish

Shortfin halfbeak

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Spotfin flyingfish

Cape halfbeak

False halfbeak

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Malabar halfbeak

Bony flyingfish

Short garfish

Japanese halfbeak

Shortfin flyingfish

Senegal needlefish

Hyporhamphus paucirastris


American halfbeak

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

Three-by-two garfish

Cheilopogon katoptron

Choelo halfbeak

White-finned flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Tringa flyingfish

Bangkok halfbeak

Central American halfbeak

Largescale flyingfish

Short-nosed flying fish

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

Black-tipped garfish

Strongylura fluviatilis


Smallhead flyingfish


Congaturi halfbeak

Exocoetus peruvianus

Bermuda halfbeak

Blotchwing flyingfish

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Hirundichthys socotranus

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Sind halfbeak

Danichthys ilma


D'urville's long-tom

Quoy's garfish

Cypselurus hexazona

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Southern sea garfish

Keeltail needlefish

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.

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Salminus franciscanus

Steindachnerina notograptos

Order Clupeiformes

Graceful piquitinga

Chefoo thryssa

Jenyns' sprat

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

Neglected grenadier anchovy

Dusky hairfin anchovy

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

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

Bagan anchovy

Day's pellona


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.

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.

Atlantic anchoveta

Long-horned anchovy

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


Northern gulf anchovy

Hamilton's thryssa

Perth herring

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

Slender tardoor

Californian anchovy

Australian freshwater herring

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Middling thread herring


Longfinger anchovy

Thai gizzard shad

Chame Point 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.

Stolephorus shantungensis

Blacksaddle herring

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

Panama longfin herring

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

Hidden ilisha

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

China anchovy

Guinean sprat

Pacific piquitinga

Gautama thryssa

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

Brazilian menhaden

Cayenne anchovy

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

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

Whitehead's thryssa

Gray's grenadier anchovy

Ilisha compressa

False indian anchovy

Whitehead's round herring

Trinidad anchovy

Bigfin anchovy

Hilsa herring

Humphead thryssa

Nematalosa resticularia

Australian sprat

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

Equatorial longfin herring

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

Kelee shad

Whitefin wolf-herring


Deep body anchovy

Australian spotted herring

Galapagos thread herring

Eigenmann's anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Argentine menhaden

Castelnau's herring

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

Banded ilisha

Nelson's anchovy

Kalimantan ilisha

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

Broadhead anchovy

Indian pellona

Blackstripe herring

Day's thryssa

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

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Balboa anchovy

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.

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

Bonga shad

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Pacific anchoveta

Bengal thryssa

Starks's anchovy


Malabar thryssa

Galathea gizzard shad

Two-finned round herring

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

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

Reunion herring

Dove's longfin herring

Heller's anchovy

Bermuda anchovy

Ganges river sprat

Spotty-face anchovy

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.


Smooth-belly sardinella

Finescale menhaden

Elongate anchovy

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

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

Swatow thryssa

Russell's smooth-back herring

Walker's anchovy

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

Scofield's anchovy

Day's round herring

Slender white sardine

Reeve's shad

Gilchrist's round herring

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

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

Chinese gizzard shad

Western Australian gizzard shad

Lewis' round herring

Bigeyed longfin herring

Camiguana anchovy

False panama anchovy

Cuban anchovy

Gulf herring

Slender thread herring

Philippine anchovy

Slender anchovy

Indonesian gizzard shad

Regan's anchovy

Yellowfin menhaden

Herklotsichthys collettei

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

Caribbean longfin herring

Ronquillo's anchovy

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

Big eye ilisha

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

American coastal pellona

Atlantic piquitinga

Dussumier's thryssa

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

Blackburns's anchovy

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

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

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

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

African ilisha

Bareback anchovy

Pacific menhaden

Piquitinga anchovy


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.

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.

Konoshiro gizzard shad

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Yellowfin herring

Spiny toothed herringlet

Vaqueira longfin herring

Rio anchovy

Carribean anchovy

Koningsberger's herring

Araucanian herring



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

Blackburn's herring

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

Lobejaw ilisha

Malabar sprat

Thai anchovy

Order Cyprinodontiformes

Lowland livebearer

Rainwater killifish - The rainwater killifish, is a species of fish in the Fundulidae family.

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


Patagonian hake

Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Bregmaceros neonectabanus

Bregmaceros arabicus

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros lanceolatus

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

Freshwater mullet

Eastern keelback mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

Fairy mullet

Golden grey mullet

So-iny mullet

Bobo 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

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.

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.

Order Perciformes


Trachinops caudimaculatus

Nuchequula mannusella

Protammodytes sarisa

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.

Archamia flavofasciata

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

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

Steeplined drum

Spanish mackerel

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

Spicara martinicus

Acanthistius fuscus

Apogon radcliffei

Iniistius griffithsi

Trachurus aleevi


Pacific barracuda

Swallowtail dart

Amarsipus carlsbergi

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.

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.

Northern kahawai

Lesser bream

Pacific drum

Atlantic rubyfish

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

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

Zoramia viridiventer

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.

Papuan seerfish

Acropoma argentistigma

Apogon wilsoni

Eastern pomfred


Apogon melanopterus

Steel pompano

Lucas barracuda

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Pentaceros quinquespinis

Indian mackerel

Grape-eye seabass

Eastern hulafish

Spotnape ponyfish

Sectator azureus

Halichoeres sazimai

Mexican bonito

Bleekeria kallolepis

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.

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

Dactylanthias baccheti


Silver drum

Plectranthias elaine

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati

Blackspot picarel

Acanthopagrus chinshira

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.

Sphyraena waitii

Yelloweye croaker

Planctanthias longifilis

Japanese jack mackerel

Tapiroid grunter

Transparent goby

Longfin pompano

Mexican barracuda

Blue-fin tuna

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Parupeneus moffitti


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.

Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Yellowfin snook

Chinese seerfish

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

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

Nelabrichthys ornatus

Manylined grunter

Acropoma boholensis

Apogonichthys landoni

Woodwards pomfret

Australian tuna

Blotched picarel

Apogon mydrus

Shortfin pompano

Sphyraena tome

Iniistius auropunctatus

Threefinger threadfin

Pentapodus numberii

Guinean barracuda

Herring cale

Doydixodon laevifrons

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

Oyster pompano

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Silverbelly seaperch

Pugnose ponyfish

Chu's croaker

Spotted seabass

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.

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

Southern rays bream

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

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

Shining drum

Equulites laterofenestra

Wilson's weedfish

Korean seerfish

Xyrichtys koteamea

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.

Blacktail picarel

Badger spiny basslet

Apogon uninotatus

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

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.

Bigeye picarel

Shortjaw leatherjack

Anatolanthias apiomycter

Guinean pompano

Sphyraena iburiensis

Order Rajiformes

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.

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.

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

Monte Bello seahorse

Pacific cornetfish

Syngnathus phlegon

Notopogon armatus

Collared seahorse

Lost pipefish

Order Tetraodontiformes

Thamnaconus fijiensis

Spotted triggerfish

Pelagic porcupinefish