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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Panama silverside

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

Guatemala silverside

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Cape silverside

Marine sailfin silverside

Pricklenose silverside

Phallostethus lehi

Odontesthes argentinensis

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Rough silverside

Hypoatherina tsurugae

Broadstripe silverside

California grunion

Moon silverside

Spotted hardyhead

Flower of the wave

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Jack silverside

Bright silverside

Backwaters silverside

Crenulated silverside


Kiener's silverside

Atherina lopeziana

Kestratherina esox

Surf sprite

Membras vagrans

Delta silverside


Ogilby's hardyhead

Atherinella nocturna

Atherinella beani

Tidewater silverside

Atherinosoma elongata

Spatular-scale silverside

Landia silverside

Whitley's silverside

Pitcher silverside

Gulf grunion

Atherinason hepsetoides

Samoan surf sardine

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

False grunion

Odontesthes nigricans

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

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

Cypselurus starksi

California halfbeak

Manyspotted flyingfish

Ornamented flyingfish

Hyporhamphus neglectus

Strongylura notata forsythia

California flyingfish

Hyporhamphus kronei

Hyporhamphus gernaerti

Arabian flyingfish

Cheilopogon intermedius

Tropical half-beak fish

Cheilopogon abei

Nomorhamphus australis

African sailfin flyingfish

Bluntnose flyingfish

Skipper halfbeak

Cypselurus hiraii

Eastern river garfish

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

Malabar halfbeak

Bony flyingfish

Short garfish

Japanese halfbeak

Shortfin flyingfish

Senegal needlefish


Hyporhamphus paucirastris

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

American halfbeak

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

Cheilopogon katoptron

Three-by-two garfish

Choelo halfbeak

White-finned flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Tringa flyingfish

Bangkok halfbeak

Largescale flyingfish

Central American halfbeak

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

Blotchwing flyingfish

Bermuda halfbeak

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Hirundichthys socotranus

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Danichthys ilma

Sind halfbeak


D'urville's long-tom

Cypselurus hexazona

Quoy's garfish

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

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

Chefoo thryssa

Jenyns' sprat

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

Bermuda anchovy

Neglected grenadier anchovy


Dusky hairfin anchovy

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

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

Bagan anchovy

Day's pellona

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

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

Smooth-belly sardinella

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

Hamilton's thryssa

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


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

Northern gulf anchovy

Middling thread herring


Stolephorus shantungensis

Blacksaddle herring

Longfinger anchovy

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

Panama longfin herring

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

Thai gizzard shad

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

Hidden ilisha

China anchovy

Guinean sprat

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.

Gautama thryssa

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

Cuban anchovy

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

Whitehead's thryssa

Regan's anchovy

Gray's grenadier anchovy

Cayenne anchovy

Ilisha compressa

False indian anchovy

Whitehead's round herring

Brazilian menhaden

Hilsa herring

Humphead thryssa

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

Trinidad anchovy

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.

Whitefin wolf-herring

Kelee shad

Bigfin anchovy

Australian spotted herring


Galapagos thread herring

Castelnau's herring

Eigenmann's anchovy

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

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

Broadhead anchovy

Indian pellona

Blackstripe herring

Argentine menhaden

Day's thryssa

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

Carribean anchovy

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Humpback hairfin anchovy

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

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

Balboa anchovy

Tropical longfin herring

Bonga shad

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Pacific anchoveta

Bengal thryssa

Malabar thryssa

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

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

Ganges river sprat

Spotty-face anchovy

Goto's herring

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.


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.

Chame Point anchovy

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Elongate anchovy

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Pacific ilisha

Andhra anchovy

Finescale menhaden

Swatow thryssa

Russell's smooth-back herring

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

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.

Chinese gizzard shad

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

Walker's anchovy

Western Australian gizzard shad

Scofield's anchovy

Lewis' round herring

Bigeyed longfin herring

Camiguana anchovy

Gulf herring

False panama anchovy

Slender thread herring

Philippine anchovy

Herklotsichthys collettei

Slender anchovy

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

Indonesian gizzard shad

Big eye ilisha

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

American coastal pellona

Atlantic piquitinga

Yellowfin menhaden

Dussumier's thryssa

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

Deep body anchovy

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

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

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Goldspotted grenadier anchovy

Blackburns's anchovy

African ilisha

Bareback anchovy

Pacific menhaden

Marasri's thryssa

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

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.

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.

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Konoshiro gizzard shad

Yellowfin herring

Spiny toothed herringlet


Vaqueira longfin herring

Koningsberger's herring

Rio anchovy

Araucanian herring

Blackburn's herring


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

Malabar sprat

Lobejaw ilisha

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

Fairy mullet

Eastern keelback mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

Golden grey mullet

So-iny mullet

Freshwater 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.

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.

Archamia flavofasciata

Spicara martinicus

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

Acanthopagrus chinshira

Iniistius griffithsi

Trachurus aleevi

Apogon radcliffei


Pacific barracuda

Swallowtail dart

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

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.

Atlantic rubyfish

Pacific drum

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

Pulauweh wrasse

Hoplolatilus geo

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

Zoramia viridiventer

Northern kahawai

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.

Lesser bream

Acropoma boholensis

Papuan seerfish

Eastern pomfred

Apogon wilsoni


Steel pompano

Apogon melanopterus

Lucas barracuda

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Pentaceros quinquespinis

Indian mackerel

Grape-eye seabass

Eastern hulafish

Spotnape ponyfish

Sectator azureus

Halichoeres sazimai

Mexican bonito

Anatolanthias apiomycter

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.

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


Silver drum

Bleekeria kallolepis

Plectranthias elaine

Badger spiny basslet

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati

Blackspot picarel

Apogon rubellus

Sphyraena waitii

Yelloweye croaker

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

Japanese jack mackerel

Tapiroid grunter

Longfin pompano

Transparent goby

Mexican barracuda

Blue-fin tuna

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Parupeneus moffitti

Rapson's ponyfish


Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Yellowfin snook

Amarsipus carlsbergi

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

Woodwards pomfret

Australian tuna

Apogonichthys landoni

Blotched picarel

Acanthistius fuscus

Shortfin pompano

Apogon mydrus

Sphyraena tome

Threefinger threadfin

Iniistius auropunctatus

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

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.

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.

Equulites laterofenestra

Shining drum

Southern rays bream

Acropoma argentistigma

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.

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

Blacktail picarel

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.

Apogon uninotatus

Bigeye picarel

Shortjaw leatherjack

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

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