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

Order Anguilliformes

Leptocephalus ophichthoides

Order Atheriniformes

Kestratherina esox

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

Surf sprite

Ogilby's hardyhead

Bright silverside


Rough silverside

Odontesthes argentinensis

Atherina lopeziana

Hypoatherina tsurugae

Atherinosoma elongata

Gulf grunion

Atherinella nocturna

Spotted hardyhead

Atherinella beani

Key silverside - The key silverside is a U.


Backwaters silverside

Crenulated silverside

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.

Spatular-scale silverside

Leptatherina presbyteroides

Pitcher silverside

Atherinason hepsetoides

Membras vagrans

Delta silverside


Marine sailfin silverside

Phallostethus lehi

Pricklenose silverside

California grunion

Panama silverside

Guatemala silverside

Tidewater silverside

Landia silverside

Cape silverside

Flower of the wave

Whitley's silverside

Jack silverside

Hawaiian Islands silverside

Kiener's silverside

Broadstripe silverside

Moon 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 mundyi

Macroparalepis johnfitchi

Stemonosudis miscella

Synodus pylei

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

Order Beloniformes

Senegal needlefish

Blackspot flyingfish

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

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

Hyporhamphus kronei

Tringa flyingfish

California flyingfish

Cheilopogon intermedius

Tropical half-beak fish

Hyporhamphus gernaerti


Strongylura fluviatilis

Southeastern snub-nosed garfish

Cheilopogon abei

Nomorhamphus australis

African sailfin flyingfish

Skipper halfbeak

Zenarchopterus clarus

Cypselurus hiraii

Eastern river garfish

Exocoetus peruvianus

Easter island flyingfish

Hyporhamphus melanopterus


Butterfly flyingfish

Shortfin halfbeak

Cape halfbeak

D'urville's long-tom

Spotfin flyingfish

False halfbeak

Keeltail needlefish

Malabar halfbeak

Bony flyingfish

Short garfish

Japanese halfbeak


Hyporhamphus paucirastris

Exocoetus gibbosus

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus

American halfbeak

Cheilopogon katoptron

Three-by-two garfish

Choelo halfbeak

Strongylura notata forsythia

White-finned flyingfish

Simpletooth halfbeak

Arabian 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

Bluntnose flyingfish

Smallhead flyingfish


Blotchwing flyingfish

Bermuda halfbeak

Congaturi halfbeak

Platybelone argalus platura

Californian needlefish

Rhynchorhamphus naga

Hirundichthys socotranus

Zenarchopterus xiphophorus

Danichthys ilma

Sind halfbeak

Cypselurus hexazona

Quoy's garfish

Blunt-snouted flying fish

Cheilopogon pitcairnensis

Southern sea garfish

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.

Order Carcharhiniformes

Blotched catshark - Reproduction is oviparous.

Order Characiformes

Salminus franciscanus

Steindachnerina notograptos

Order Clupeiformes

Bagan anchovy

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

Crescent long-tailed ilisha

Day's pellona

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

Bigfin anchovy

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

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

Dusky hairfin anchovy

Neglected grenadier 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


Spotty-face anchovy

Atlantic anchoveta

Long-horned anchovy

Pacific sabretooth anchovy


Commerson's anchovy

Javan ilisha

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

Eigenmann's anchovy

Carribean anchovy

Poey's anchovy

Russell's smooth-back herring

Finescale menhaden

Swatow thryssa

Herklotsichthys ovalis

Middling thread herring

Panama longfin herring

Balboa anchovy

Slender white sardine

Reeve's shad

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.

Reynald's grenadier anchovy

China 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

Camiguana anchovy

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


Philippine anchovy

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

False indian anchovy

Ilisha compressa

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

Australian sprat

Heller's anchovy

Ronquillo's anchovy

Humphead thryssa

Nematalosa resticularia

Whitefin wolf-herring

Kelee shad

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

Equatorial longfin herring

Yellowfin menhaden

Dussumier's thryssa

Atlantic piquitinga


Elongate anchovy

Pacific menhaden

Australian spotted herring

Galapagos thread herring

Chame Point anchovy

Walker'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.

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

Castelnau's herring

Humpback hairfin anchovy

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy

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

Indian pellona

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

Scofield's anchovy

Yellowfin herring

Australian anchovy - The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton.

Konoshiro gizzard shad

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

Pacific anchoveta

Bengal thryssa

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

False panama anchovy

Araucanian herring

Slender anchovy

Malabar sprat

Thai anchovy

Lobejaw ilisha

Malabar thryssa

Galathea gizzard shad

Two-finned round herring

Dove's longfin herring

Deep body anchovy

Indonesian gizzard shad

Jenyns' sprat

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

Chefoo thryssa

Graceful piquitinga

Reunion 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.

Goto's herring

Ganges river sprat

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Blackburns's 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.

Piquitinga anchovy

Australian freshwater herring

Californian anchovy

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

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.



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

Pacific flatiron herring

Shorthead hairfin anchovy

Japanese grenadier anchovy

Andhra anchovy

Pacific ilisha

Chinese gizzard shad

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

Western Australian gizzard shad

Day's round herring

Rio anchovy

Stolephorus shantungensis

Gilchrist's round herring

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

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

Pacific piquitinga

Lewis' round herring

Bigeyed longfin herring


Bermuda anchovy


Brazilian menhaden

Whitehead's round herring

Gulf herring

Slender thread herring

Smooth-belly sardinella


Hilsa herring

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

Herklotsichthys collettei

Caribbean longfin herring

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

Many-fingered grenadier anchovy

Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy

Big eye ilisha

American coastal pellona

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

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


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

Northern gulf anchovy

Longfinger anchovy

Nelson's anchovy

Banded ilisha

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

Cuban anchovy

Thai gizzard shad

Argentine menhaden

Day's thryssa

Blackstripe herring

Spiny toothed herringlet

Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis

Bonga shad

Koningsberger's herring

Regan's anchovy

Cayenne anchovy

Trinidad anchovy

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

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

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 neonectabanus

Patagonian hake

Bregmaceros arabicus

Big-eye unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros lanceolatus

Bregmaceros pescadorus


Australian unicorn-cod

Bregmaceros pseudolanceolatus

Stellate codlet

Order Gobiesociformes

Sao Tom

Order Mugiliformes

Eastern keelback mullet

Thoburn's mullet

Bobo mullet

Freshwater mullet

Striped mullet

Freshwater mullet

Robust mullet

Golden grey mullet

So-iny mullet

Fairy mullet

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

Largescaled 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

Bathylagichthys parini

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.

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

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.

Order Perciformes

Plectranthias elaine

Bleekeria kallolepis

Northern kahawai


Trachinops caudimaculatus

Nuchequula mannusella

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

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

Apogon wilsoni

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

Apogon melanopterus

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

Badger spiny basslet

Rapson's ponyfish


Spanish mackerel

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

Spicara martinicus


Anatolanthias apiomycter

Lepidammodytes macrophthalmus

Trachurus aleevi

Swallowtail dart

Pacific barracuda

Manylined grunter

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.

Pentapodus numberii

Threefinger threadfin

Iniistius auropunctatus

Apogon rubellus

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

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

Acanthistius fuscus

Transparent goby

Pterocaesio flavifasciata

Eastern pomfred


Amarsipus carlsbergi

Equulites laterofenestra

Shining drum

Steel pompano

Lucas barracuda

Spotnape ponyfish

Southern rays bream

Grape-eye seabass

Eastern hulafish

Apogonichthys landoni

Mexican bonito

Halichoeres sazimai

Sectator azureus

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.

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

Apogon mydrus

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


Acropoma argentistigma

Blackspot picarel

Monterey Spanish mackerel

Xyrichtys cyanifrons

Monodactylus kottelati

Japanese jack mackerel

Tapiroid grunter

Sphyraena waitii

Yelloweye croaker

Protammodytes sarisa

Steeplined drum

Longfin pompano

Mexican barracuda

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

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

Blue-fin tuna

Hypoplectrodes semicinctum

Parupeneus moffitti

Chinese seerfish

Iniistius griffithsi

Apogon uninotatus

Yellowfin snook

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.

Nelabrichthys ornatus

Acanthopagrus chinshira

Pterocaesio monikae

Woodwards pomfret

Blotched picarel

Australian tuna

Atlantic rubyfish

Pacific drum

Shortfin pompano

Sphyraena tome

Oyster pompano

Guinean barracuda

Herring cale

Doydixodon laevifrons

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.

Archamia flavofasciata

Hapalogenys merguiensis

Silverbelly seaperch

Pugnose ponyfish

Chu's croaker

Spotted seabass

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.

Acropoma boholensis

Pentaceros quinquespinis

East Asian fourfinger threadfin

Apogon radcliffei

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

Blacktail picarel

Indian mackerel

Korean seerfish

Wilson's weedfish

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.

Silvermouth trevally

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.

Shortjaw leatherjack

Silver drum

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

Lost pipefish

Notopogon armatus

Pacific cornetfish

Collared seahorse

Syngnathus phlegon

Order Tetraodontiformes


Pelagic porcupinefish

Thamnaconus fijiensis

Spotted triggerfish