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Encyclopedia > List of fish families

This is a list of fish families sorted alphabetically by scientific name. A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold-blooded; covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ... In biological classification, family (Latin: familia, plural familiae) is 1) a rank or 2) a taxon in that rank. ...



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Ab-Am - An-Ap - Ar-Au


Ab-Am

The deep-sea sculpins are a small family (Abyssocottidae) of sculpins that are almost entirely restricted to Lake Baikal in Siberia, most of them living at depths below 170m. ... Genera Acanthurus Ctenochaetus Naso (unicornfishes) Paracanthurus Prionurus Zebrasoma (tangs) Acanthuridae (thorn tail) is the family of surgeonfishes, tangs, and unicornfishes. ... Species  A. abbreviatus  A. altus  A. apurensis  A. britskii  A. falcatus - Freshwater barracuda, spotted cachorro  A. falcirostris - Slender freshwater barracuda, big-eyed cachorro  A. grandoculis  A. heterolepis  A. isalineae  A. lacustris  A. maculipinna  A. microlepis  A. minimus  A. nasutus  A. pantaneiro Acestrorhynchus (needle jaw ) is a genus of about 15... Genera Many; see text The American soles are a family (Achiridae) of flatfish occurring in both freshwater and marine environments of the Americas. ... The southern (or armless) flounders are a small family of flounders found in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic waters. ... Family Acipenseridae Unterfamilie Acipenserinae Genus Acipenser Acipenser baerii Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii baerii Baikal sturgeon, Acipenser baerii baicalensis Shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum (USA) Yangtze sturgeon, Acipenser dabryanus Lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens (USA) Russian sturgeon, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Green sturgeon, Acipenser medirostris Sakhalin sturgeon, Acipenser mikadoi Japanese sturgeon, Acipenser multiscutatus Adriatic sturgeon... Genera Acropoma Apogonops Doederleinia Malakichthys Neoscombrops Pseudohowella Synagrops Verilus Acropomatidae, also known as the lanternbellies or the temperate ocean-basses is a family of perciform fish consisting of about 35 marine species. ... Genera Adrianichthys Horaichthys Oryzias Xenopoecilus The ricefishes are a family (Adrianichthyidae) of small ray-finned fish that are found in fresh and brackish waters from India to Japan and out into the Indo-Australian Archipelago, most notably Sulawesi. ... Genera Ageneiosus Asterophysus Auchenipterichthys Auchenipterus Centromochlus Entomocorus Epapterus Gelanoglanis Glanidium Liosomadoras Parauchenipterus Pseudauchenipterus more The driftwood catfishes are a family Auchenipteridae of scaleless catfish found in rivers from Argentina. ... Genera Agonopsis Agonus Anoplagonus Aspidophoroides Bathyagonus Bothragonus Brachyopsis Chesnonia Freemanichthys Hypsagonus Leptagonus Occella Odontopyxis Pallasina Percis Podothecus Stellerina Tilesina Ulcina Xeneretmus The poachers are a family (Agonidae) of small bottom-dwelling cold-water marine fish. ... Genera Acrochordonichthys Akysis Breitensteinia The stream catfishes are a family Akysidae of catfishes found in the fresh waters of southeast Asia. ... Genera Albula Pterothrissa The bonefishes are a family (Albulidae) of ray-finned fish that are popular as game fish in Florida and elsewhere. ... Species Alepisaurus ferox Lowe, 1833 Alepisaurus brevirostris Gibbs, 1960 Lancetfish (genus Alepisaurus Lowe, 1833) (Lat. ... Genera See text. ... Genera Alestes Arnoldichthys Brycinus Hemigrammopetersius Hydrocynus Phenacogrammus African tetras (family Alestiidae) are a group of Characiformes fish exclusively found in Africa. ... Species Alopias pelagicus Alopias superciliosus Alopias vulpinus Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks of the family Alopiidae. ... Genera  Ambassis  Chanda  Denariusa  Gymnochanda  Paradoxodacna  Parambassis  Pseudambassis  Tetracentrum Ambassidae (the Asiatic glassfishes) is a family of freshwater and marine fishes in order Perciformes. ... Amblycipitidae is a family of the Siluriformes order, commonly called Loach Catfishes. ... Genera  Amblyopsis  Chologaster  Forbesichthys  Speoplatyrhinus  Typhlichthys The cavefishes are a family Amblyopsidae of fish found in caves and adapted to life in the dark, notably lacking eyes and of a pale or white color. ... Binomial name Amia calva The bowfins are an order (Amiiformes) of primitive ray_finned fish. ... Genera (many, see text) A sand lance or sandlance is a fish belonging to the family Ammodytidae. ... Genera Loach catfishes (Amphiliidae) are a family of catfish. ...

An-Ap

Genera Anabas Ctenopoma Microctenopoma Sandelia The Anabantidae are a family of perciform fish commonly called the Labyrinth fish but also known as the Climbing Gouramies or Climbing Perches. ... [[{{{diversity_link}}}|Diversity]] {{{diversity}}} Binomial name {{{binomial}}} Trinomial name {{{trinomial}}} Type Species {{{type_species}}} Genera Anableps Jenynsia Oxyzygonectes [[Image:{{{range_map}}}|{{{range_map_width}}}|]] Synonyms {{{synonyms}}} Four-eyed fishes, or Anablepidae, are a small group of freshwater and brackish water fishes living on river estuaries in Central and South America. ... Species See text. ... Genera Anarhichas Anarrhichthys See text for species. ... Species See text Anguillidae is a family of fishes that contains many of the freshwater eels. ... Genera Anomalops Phthanophaneron Kryptophanaron Parmops Photoblepharon Phthanophaneron Protoblepharon The term flashlight fish can either refer to: a family of fish, the Anomalopidae, also known as the lanterneye fish any one of a number of individual species, most but not all within that family, most commonly to the flashlight fish Photoblepharon... Species Anoplogaster brachycera Anoplogaster cornuta Fangtooths, also known as Ogrefish, are deep-sea, ferocious-looking beryciform fish of the family Anoplogastridae (sometimes incorrectly spelt Anoplogasteridae). ... Genera Anoplopoma Erilepis Anoplopomatidae, or the sablefish family, is a family of ray_finned fish consisting of just two species, both commercially important: Sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria Skilfish Erilepis zonifer Categories: Animal stubs | Anoplopomatidae ... Genera Subfamily Anostominae  Abramites - Headstander and highbacked headstander  Anostomoides  Anostomus  Gnathodolus  Laemolyta  Leporellus  Leporinus  Pseudanos  Rhytiodus  Sartor  Schizodon  Synaptolaemus Subfamily Chilodontinae  Caenotropus (also Tylobranchus)  Chilodus The Anostomidae fish family belongs to the Characiformes order, fish in this family are primarily located in South America. ... Binomial name Anotopterus nikparini Kukuev, 1998 The North Pacific daggertooth, Anotopterus nikparini, is a daggertooth, the only member of the genus Anotopterus, which is the only genus in the family Anotopteridae. ... Genera Allenichthys Antennarius Antennatus Echinophryne Histiophryne Histrio Kuiterichthys Lophiocharon Nudiantennarius Phyllophryne Rhycherus Tathicarpus See text for species. ... Binomial name Aphredoderus sayanus (Gilliams, 1824) The pirate perch, Aphredoderus sayanus, is a freshwater fish of the Percopsiformes order. ... Genera Aphyonus Barathronus Meteoria Nybelinella Parasciadonus Sciadonus See text for species. ... Genera Apistops Apistus Cheroscorpaena See text for species. ... Genera Little velvetfishes or simply velvetfishes (Aploactinidae) are a family of scorpaeniform fishes. ... Killifish are small egg laying tooth-carp fish belonging to the order Cyprinodontiformes. ... Genera Aplodactylus Crinodus See text for species. ... Genera Apogon Apogonichthys Archamia Astrapogon Cercamia Cheilodipterus Coranthus Foa Fowleria Glossamia Gymnapogon Holapogon Lachneratus Mionorus Neamia Paxton Phaeoptyx Pseudamia Pseudamiops Pterapogon Rhabdamia Siphamia Sphaeramia Vincentia The Apogonidae are a family of ray-finned fish also known as the cardinalfishes. ... The ghost knifefishes are a family (Apteronotidae) of knifefishes. ...

Ar-Au

Genera Argentina Glossanodon See text for species. ... Genera 14 Genera including: Arius Ariopsis Bagre Hexanematichthys The Ariidae are an unusual group of catfish that live primarily in the sea; the majority of catfish families are strictly freshwater and have little tolerance for brackish or marine conditions. ... Species Arripis georgianus Arripis trutta Arripis truttacea Arripis xylabion Australian salmon or Australasian salmon, also known as kahawai in New Zealand English, are medium-sized perciform marine fish of the small family Arripidae (also spelt Arripididae). ... [[{{{diversity_link}}}|Diversity]] {{{diversity}}} Binomial name {{{binomial}}} Trinomial name {{{trinomial}}} Type Species {{{type_species}}} Genera Bunocephalus Pterobunocephalus . ... Genus Astroblepus The naked sucker-mouth catfishes are a small family, Astroblepidae, of catfishes found in torrental streams in the andean area of South America. ... Genera See text The silversides are a family, Atherinidae, of fish in the order Atheriniformes. ... Genera See text. ... Genera Ageneiosus Asterophysus Auchenipterichthys Auchenipterus Centromochlus Entomocorus Epapterus Gelanoglanis Glanidium Liosomadoras Parauchenipterus Pseudauchenipterus more The driftwood catfishes are a family Auchenipteridae of scaleless catfish found in rivers from Argentina. ... Genera Aulostomus The family Aulostomidae is a monogeneric family of highly-specialized, tubularly-elongated marine fishes commonly known as trumpetfishes. ...

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Genera Bagridae are a family of catfish. ... Genera See text Triggerfishes are the brightly coloured fishes of the family Balistidae. ... The hillstream loaches are a family (Balitoridae) of small Eurasian fish that generally live in fast-flowing streams and have a large sucker mouth and modified ventral fins used for clinging to rocks. ... Binomial name Banjos banjos (Richardson, 1846) Banjos banjos is a perciform fish, the only species in the genus Banjos and family Banjosidae. ... Binomial name Barbourisia rufa Parr, 1945 Synonyms Family-level: Barbourisidae Parr, 1945 (lapsus) The velvet whalefish, Barbourisia rufa, is a deep-sea whalefish, the sole member of its family Barbourisiidae. ... Species See text. ... Subfamilies Acanthodraco Akarotaxis Bathydraco Cygnodraco Gerlachea Gymnodraco Parachaenichthys Prionodraco Psilodraco Racovitzia Vomeridens See text for species. ... Genera Bathylagichthys Bathylagoides Bathylagus Dolicholagus Leuroglossus Lipolagus Melanolagus Pseudobathylagus See text for species. ... Binomial name Bathylutichthys taranetzi Balushkin & Voskoboinikova, 1990 Bathylutichthys taranetzi is the only member of the fish family Bathylutichthyidae and the only species in the Bathylutichthys genus. ... Genera Bathymaster Rathbunella Ronquilus Ronquils (sometimes spelt ronchils) are perciform marine fish of the small family Bathymasteridae. ... Genera Subfamily Batrachoidinae Amphichthys Austrobatrachus Barchatus Batrichthys Batrachoides Batrachomoeus Chatrabus Halobatrachus Halophryne Opsanus Perulibatrachus Riekertia Sanopus Tharbacus Triathalassothia Subfamily Porichthyinae Aphos Porichthys Subfamily Thalassophryninae Daector Thalassophryne The toadfishes are a type of ray-finned fish normally found on the sand and mud bottoms of coastal waters worldwide, notable for somewhat... Genera Ablennes Belone Lhotskia Platybelone Stenocaulis Strongylura(common needlefishes) Thalassosteus Tylosurus Xenentodon(Asian freshwater needlefishes) Needlefishes (family Belonidae) are piscivorous fishes usually associated with shallow marine habitats or the surface of the open sea. ... Genera Belontiinae Belontia Luciocephalus/Trichogastrinae Colisa Ctenops Luciocephalus Parasphaerichthys Polyacanthus Sphaerichthys Trichogaster Macropodinae Betta Macropodus Malpulutta Parosphromenus Pseudosphromenus Trichopsis Osphroneminae Belontia Osphronemus The gouramies are a family Osphronemidae of freshwater perciform fish. ... Genera Many; see text Combtooth blennies are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the family Blenniidae. ... Genera Arnoglossus Asterorhombus Bothus Chascanopsetta Crossorhombus Engyophrys Engyprosopon Grammatobothus Japonolaeops Kamoharaia Laeops Lophonectes Monolene Neolaeops Parabothus Perissias Psettina Taeniopsetta Tosarhombus Trichopsetta See text for species. ... Genera Bovichtus Cottoperca Halaphritis See text for species. ... Genera See text for genera and species. ... Species See text. ... Genera Brama Collybus Eumegistus Pteraclis Pterycombus Taractes Taractichtys Xeno0brama A pomfret is a type of fish belonging to the family Bramidae. ... Species See text. ... Genera and species See text. ...

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Genera Callanthias Grammatonotus Parabarossia See text for species. ... Genera Aspidoras Brochis Callichthys Corydoras Dianema Hoplosternum Lepthoplosternum Megalechis Scleromystax The family Callichthyidae hails from South America and contains some of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish such as the corydoras. ... For the fictional dragonet of Pern, see fire-lizard. ... Genera Antigonia (11 species) Capros (1 species) The Caproidae, common name boarfish, are a small family of zeiform marine fish composed of two genera and 12 species. ... A family of fishes which includes the Pompanos and Jacks Pilot fish - Naucrates ductor Categories: Fish stubs ... Genera Carapus Echiodon Eurypleuron Encheliophis Onuxodon Pyramodon Snyderidia The Pearlfish is a general name for a variety of marine fish species in the Carapidae family. ... Genera Carcharhinus Galeocerdo Glyphis Isogomphodon Lamiopsis Loxodon Nasolamia Negaprion Prionace Rhizoprionodon Scoliodon Sphyrna Triaenodon The requiem sharks are a family (Carcharhinidae) that includes some of the best-known and most common types of sharks, such as the tiger shark, blue shark, bull shark, and milk shark. ... Genera and species See text. ... Genera See text Catostomidae is the sucker fish family of the Cypriniformes order. ... Genera Caulophryne Robia See text for species. ...

Ce

Genera and species See text. ... Genera  Acantharchus  Ambloplites  Archoplites  Centrarchus  Enneacanthus  Lepomis  Micropterus  Pomoxis Sunfish range The sunfishes are a family (Centrarchidae) of freshwater ray-finned fish belonging to the order Perciformes. ... Subfamilies Centriscinae Macroramphosinae See text for genera and species. ... Genera Centrolophus Hyperoglyphe Icichthys Psenopsis Schedophilus Seriolella Tubbia See text for species. ... Genera Centrophorus Deania The gulper sharks are a family (Centrophoridae) of squaliform sharks. ... Genera (see text) The Centropomidae are a family of freshwater and marine fishes in order Perciformes. ... Genera Acanthocepola Cepola Owstonia Pseudocepola Sphenanthias See text for species. ... Genera Ceratias Cryptopsaras See text for species. ... Binomial name Neoceratodus forsteri The Queensland Lungfish is the sole member of the family Ceratodontidae, and one of the only three lungfish species that remain. ... Genera Many; see text Flabby whalefish are small, deep-sea cetomimiform fish of the family Cetomimidae. ... [[{{{diversity_link}}}|Diversity]] {{{diversity}}} Binomial name {{{binomial}}} Trinomial name {{{trinomial}}} Type Species {{{type_species}}} Genera Cetopsis Hemicetopsis Pseudocetopsis [[Image:{{{range_map}}}|{{{range_map_width}}}|]] Synonyms {{{synonyms}}} Whale catfishes (family Cetopsidae, order Siluriformes) are a small family of fishes. ... Binomial name Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) The Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus), also known as the Bone Shark, is the second largest fish alive, after the Whale Shark. ...

Ch

Genera Chaca Chacidae are a family of catfish. ... Genera Many; see text The blennioid family Chaenopsidae includes the pike-blennies, tube-blennies and flagblennies: all perciform marine fish. ... Genera Amphichaetodon Chaetodon Chelmon Chelmonops Coradion Forcipiger Hemitaurichthys Heniochus Johnrandallia Parachaetodon Prognathodes The butterflyfish are a group of conspicuous tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae. ... Binomial name Chanos chanos (Forsskål, 1775) The milkfish (Chanos chanos) is an important food fish in Southeast Asia. ... Neopagetopsis ionah, length: ca. ... Genera Channa Parachanna Channidae is a family of freshwater perciform fish commonly known as snakeheads. ... Genera Subfamily Alestiinae - African tetras  Alestes (or Brycinus)  Hydrocynus  Micralestes  Phenacogrammus  Rhabdalestes  and 13 other genera Subfamily Characidiinae  8 genera Subfamily Characinae  Acestrorhynchus - Pike characins  Aphyocharax  Boehlkea  Chalceus  Charax  Cynodo  Exodon  Hasemania  Hydrolycus  Nematobrycon  Petitella  Priocharax  Rhaphiodon  Roeboides  Thayeria  ... Subfamily Crenuchinae  Crenuchus  Poecilocharax Subfamily Glandulocaudinae  16 genera Subfamily Iguanodectinae  Iguanodectes... Genera Bihunichthys Chaudhuria Chendol Garo Nagaichthys Pillaia The earthworm eels are a family (Chaudhuriidae) of small eel-like fish related to the swamp-eels and spiny eels. ... Genera Bathychaunax Chaunax See text for species. ... Genera (see below) Morwongs are perch-like fish comprising the family Cheilodactylidae. ... Genera Chiasmodon Dysalotus Kali Pseudoscopelus See text for species. ... Genus Caenotropus Chilodus The Chilodontidae is a small family of ray-finned fishes found in South America. ... The wolf herrings are a family (Chirocentridae) of two marine species of ray-finned fish related to the herrings. ... Genera Chironemus Threpterius See text for species. ... Binomial name Chlamydoselachus anguineus Garman, 1884 The frilled shark or frill shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) is a primitive shark, the sole living member of the Chlamydoselachidae in the order Hexanchiformes. ... Genera Bathysauroides Chlorophthalmus Parasudis Greeneyes are deep-sea aulopiform marine fish of the small family Chlorophthalmidae. ...

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Genera Apistogramma - Dwarf Cichlids Astronotus (Oscars) Boulengerochromis Cichlasoma - American Ciclids Crenicichla Pterophyllum - Freshwater Angelfish Symphysodon - Discus Teleogramma Tilapia Cichlids are a family of perciform fishes. ... Genera Amblycirrhitus Cirrhitichthys Cirrhitops Cirrhitus Cristacirrhitus Cyprinocirrhites Isocirrhitus Itycirrhitus Neocirrhites Notocirrhitus Oxycirrhites Paracirrhites Hawkfish are strictly tropical, perciform marine fish of the family Cirrhitidae. ... Genera Allabenchelys Channallabes Clariallabes Clarias Dinotopteroides Dinotopterus Dolichallabes Encheloclarias Gymnallabes Heterobranchus Horaglanis Platyallabes Platyclarias Tanganikallabes Uegitglanis Xenoclarias Xenoglanis Airbreathing catfishes are fishes comprising the family Clariidae. ... Genera Many; see text Clinids are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the family Clinidae. ... Genera See text. ... Loaches are freshwater fishes of the family Cobitidae, small bottom-dwelling fishes with a flattened ventral profile. ... Genera Alertichthys Congiopodus Perryena Zanclorhynchus See text for species. ... Genera many, see text Congridae is the family of conger and garden eels. ... Binomial name Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 The Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), also known as dolphin fish or dorado, are a species of surface-dwelling fish found in tropical and subtropical waters. ... The Cottidae is a family of fish that belongs to the Order Scorpaeniformes. ... Genera Baikal sculpins, (family Cottocomephoridae), are a family of scorpaeniform fishes. ... Genera Apodocreedia Chalixodytes Creedia Crystallodytes Limnichthys Schizochirus Tewara See text for species. ... Genera Boulengerella Ctenolucius Ctenoluciidae, also known as pike-characids, is a small family of freshwater fishes from Central and South America. ... Genera Cyphocharax Steindachnerina Prochilodus Semaprochilodus . ...

Cy

Genera Aptocyclus Cyclopsis Cyclopteropsis Cyclopterus Eumicrotremus Lethotremus Lumpsuckers or Lumpfish are mostly small scorpaeniform marine fish of the family Cyclopteridae. ... Binomial name Cyema atrum Günther, 1878 Neocyema erythrosoma Castle, 1978 The bobtail snipe eels are two species of deep-sea fishes in the family Cyematidae. ... Genera Subfamily Cynodontinae  Cynodon  Hydrolycus  Rhaphiodon Subfamily Roestinae  Gilbertolus  Roestes Cynodontidae fishes (order Characiformes), or dogteeth tetras, are a family of freshwater fishes found in the Neotropics. ... Genera Cynoglossus Paraplagusia Symphurus See text for species. ... Genera (many, see text) The family Cyprinidae, named after the Greek word for goldfish, consists of the carps and minnows. ... Genera Aphanius Cualac Cubanichthys Cyprinodon Floridichthys Garmanella Jordanella Lebias Megupsilon Orestias The pupfishes are a group of small fishes belonging to ten or so genera of the family Cyprinodontidae of ray-finned fish, and are related to the killifishes. ...

D

The flying gurnards are a family (Dactylopteridae) of marine fish notable for their greatly enlarged pectoral fins, which they use to walk along sandy sea floors while looking for crustaceans and other small invertebrates. ... Genera Many; see text Sand stargazers are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the odd family Dactyloscopidae. ... The sleeper sharks are a family (Dalatiidae) of sharks. ... Genera Dasyatis Himantura Pastinachus Pteroplatytrygon Taeniura Urogymnus Stingrays are rays in the family Dasyatidae. ... Binomial name Denticeps clupeoides The denticle herring (Denticeps clupeoides) is a small (15 cm) species of ray-finned fish found only in the rivers of Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon, related to the herrings, but notable for its large anal fin and its array of denticles under the head giving it... Genera Derichthys Nessorhamphus See text for species. ... Genera Bufoceratias Diceratias See text for species. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Dinolestes lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834) The long-finned pike or yellowfin pike, Dinolestes lewini, is a species of perciform fish, the only species in the genus Dinolestes and family Dinolestidae. ... Porcupinefish are fish of the family Diodontidae (order Tetraodontiformes). ... Genera Diretmus Diretmichthys Diretmoides See text for species. ... [[{{{diversity_link}}}|Diversity]] {{{diversity}}} Binomial name {{{binomial}}} Trinomial name {{{trinomial}}} Type Species {{{type_species}}} {{{subdivision_ranks}}} [[Image:{{{range_map}}}|{{{range_map_width}}}|]] Synonyms {{{synonyms}}} Thorny catfishes (family Doradidae, order Siluriformes) are a family of fishes found in South America. ... Genera Centrodraco Draconetta See text for species. ... Species See text. ...

E-F

Genera 10 species in 5 genera: Echeneis Phtheiricthys Remora Remorina Rhombochirus Remora are long, slender brown fish (order Perciformes, family Echeneidae) 30-90 cm long (1-3 feet) with a modified dorsal fin used as an oval sucker-like attachment organ with slat-like structures that open and close to... Species See text. ... Species (see text) Elassoma Jordan, 1849, is a genus of freshwater fish, the only member of family Elassomatidae and suborder Elassomatoidei of order Perciformes. ... Binomial name Electrophorus electricus Linnaeus, 1766 The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a species of fish. ... Genera ~35, see text The Eleotridae are a family of fish found predominately in the found in the tropical Indo-Pacific. ... Species Elops affinis Elops hawaiensis Elops lacerta Elops machnata Elops saurus Elops senegalensis Elopidae is the family of ray-finned fish that contains only one genus, Elops. ... Genera Amphistichus Brachyistius Cymatogaster Ditrema Embiotoca Hyperprosopon Hypsurus Hysterocarpus Micrometrus Neoditrema Phanerodon Rhacochilus Zalembius See text for species. ... Genera Emmelichthys Erythrocles Plagiogeneion See text for species. ... The anchovies are a family (Engraulidae) of small but common fish. ... Binomial name Enoplosus armatus (White, 1790) The oldwife, Enoplosus armatus, is a species of perciform fish, the only species in the genus Enoplosus and family Enoplosidae. ... Genera Chaetodipterus Ephippus Parapsettus Platax Proteracanthus Rhinoprenes Tripterodon Zabidius Ephippidae is the fish family containing the spadefishes. ... Genera Brephostoma Brinkmannella Epigonus Florenciella Microichthys Rosenblattia Sphyraenops See text for species. ... Genera Erethistidae are a family of catfishes. ... Genera Ereunias Marukawichthys See text for species. ... Genera Erythrinus Hoplerythrinus Hoplias The Erythrinidae, also known as Trahiras, are a family of freshwater fishes found in the rivers of South America. ... Species  E. americanus –       grass and redfin pickerels  E. lucius – northern pike  E. masquinongy – muskellunge  E. niger – chain pickerel   – Amur pike Esox Linnaeus, 1758, is a genus of freshwater fish, the only member of the pike family (family Esocidae) of order Esociformes. ... Binomial name Euclichthys polynemus The Eucla Cod (Euclichthys polynemus) is a deepwater marine fish belonging to the cod order (Gadiformes). ... It has been suggested that Umbrella Mouth Gulper Eel be merged into this article or section. ... Genera Coccorella Evermannella Odontostomops See text for species. ... Genera Cheilopogon Cypselurus Danichthys Exocoetus Fodiator Hirundichthys Oxyporhamphus Parexocoetus Prognichthys The Execoetidae or flyingfishes are a marine fish family comprising about 70 species grouped in 7 to 9 genera. ... Species See text. ... Genera Adinia Fundulus Leptolucania Lucania Fundulidae is the family of topminnows and killifishes. ...

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Genera Gadus (cod) and others Gadidae is a family of marine fish, included in the order Gadiformes. ... Genera Galaxias Lepidogalaxias Neochanna The Galaxiidae is a family of freshwater fishes of Gondwana origin. ... Genera Carnegiella Gasteropelecus Thoracocharax The family Gasteropelecidae consists of the Freshwater Hatchetfish. ... Genera Apeltes Culaea Gasterosteus Pungitius Spinachia The Gasterosteidae are a family of fishes including the Sticklebacks. ... Genera Diplospinus Epinnula Gempylus Lepidocybium Nealotus Neoepinnula Nesiarchus Paradiplospinus Promethichthys Rexea Rexichthys Ruvettus Thyrsites Thyrsitoides Thyrsitops Tongaichthys See text for species. ... Genera See text. ... Species Gigantura chuni Gigantura indica Telescopefish are small, deep-sea aulopiform fish comprising the small family Giganturidae. ... Binomial names Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788) Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson, 1831) Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum (Günther, 1867) Nurse sharks are cosmopolitan carpet sharks belonging to the family Ginglymostomatidae. ... Binomial name Gnathanacanthus goetzeei The red velvetfish Gnathanacanthus goetzeei (Bleeker, 1855) is a marine scorpaeniform fish of the inshore waters of western and southern Australia. ... Genera See text. ... Genera Many, e. ... Species The beaked salmon (also beaked sandfish) are a type of long thin gonorynchiform ray-finned fish that live on sandy bottoms near shorelines. ... Genera Bonapartia Cyclothone Diplophos Gonostoma Manducus Margrethia Pollichthys* Sigmops* Triplophos Vinciguerria* Zaphotias* *disputed Gonostomatidae are a family of deep-water marine fish, commonly named bristlemouths, lightfishes or anglemouth. ... Genera Allodontichthys Allophorus Allotoca Ameca Ataeniobus Chapalichthys Characodon Crenichthys Empetrichthys Gerardinichthys Goodea Hubbsina Ilyodon Neoophorus Skiffia Xenoophorus Xenotaenia Xenotoca Zoogoneticus The Splitfins or Goodeids are the family Goodeidae of bony fish. ... Genera Gramma Lipogramma The basslets are a small family Grammatidae of fish in the perch-like order Perciformes. ... Genera Grammicolepis Macrurocyttus Xenolepidichthys See text for species. ...

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Binomial name Gymnarchus niloticus Cuvier, 1829 Gymnarchus niloticus, other names in English including aba, aba aba, frankfish, and African knifefish, is the only species in the family Gymnarchidae within the order Osteoglossiformes. ... Genera  Electrophorus  Gymnotus The naked-back knifefishes are a family (Gymnotidae) of knifefishes that do not have a dorsal fin. ... Genera Aetoplatea Gymnura See text for species. ... The true algae eaters are a single-genus family (Gyrinocheilidae, Gyrinocheilus) of small Southeast Asian fish that live in fast-flowing water, hold on to fixed objects using a sucker-like mouth, and feed primarily on algae. ...

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Genera See text. ... Genera Aldrovandia Halosauropsis Halosaurus Halosaurs are eel-like fish found only at great ocean depths. ... Binomial name Helostoma temminckii Cuvier, 1829 Kissing gouramis, also known as kissers (Helostoma temminckii), are large tropical freshwater fish comprising the monotypic gourami family Helostomatidae (from the Greek elos [stud, nail], stoma [mouth]). Highly commercial food fish which are farmed in their native Southeast Asia, kissing gouramis are also popular... Genera See text for genera and species. ... Genera Anodus Argonectes Bivibranchia Hemiodus Micromischodus The Hemidontidae is a small family of ray-finned fishes found South America. ... Genera A halfbeak is a freshwater and viviparous bony fish of the family Hemiramphidae that is notable for its unusual shaped jaws, the uppermost of which is often less than half the length of the lowermost. ... Genera See text for genera and species. ... Genera Blepsias Hemitripterus Nautichthys See text for species. ... Species See text. ... Genera Hexagrammos Ophiodon Oxylebius Pleurogrammus Zaniolepis The family of marine fishes Hexagrammidae incorporates the greenlings. ... Species Heptranchias perlo Hexanchus griseus Hexanchus vitulus Notorynchus cepedianus Hexanchidae (cow sharks) are charatcterized by extra pairs of gill slits. ... Species See text The sixgill stingrays are a family, Hexatrygonidae, of rays containing a single genus, Hexatrygon. ... Species Himantolophus albinares Himantolophus appelii Himantolophus azurlucens Himantolophus borealis Himantolophus brevirostris Himantolophus compressus Himantolophus cornifer Himantolophus crinitus Himantolophus danae Himantolophus groenlandicus Himantolophus macroceras Himantolophus macroceratoides Himantolophus mauli Himantolophus melanolophus Himantolophus multifurcatus Himantolophus nigricornis Himantolophus paucifilosus Himantolophus pseudoalbinares Himantolophus sagamius The footballfishes are a family (Himantolophidae) of globose, deep-sea ceratioid... Species Hiodon alosoides Hiodon tergisus Hiodon consteniorum (extinct) The mooneyes are a family Hiodontidae of primitive ray-finned fish comprising two living and one extinct species in the genus Hiodon. ... Genera Corniger Holocentrus Myripristis Neoniphon Ostichthys Plectrypops Pristilepis Sargocentron The Holocentridae is a family of ray-finned fish also known as squirrel or soldierfish. ... Species See text. ...

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Binomial name Icosteus aenigmaticus Lockington, 1880 The ragfish, Icosteus aenigmaticus (Lockington, 1880), is an odd ray-finned fish of the northern Pacific Ocean; although a perciform, its skeleton is mostly cartilage, and the larvae have pelvic fins that disappear as they mature. ... The Ictaluridae, sometimes called Ictalurids are catfish native to North America. ... Species Indostomus crocodilus Indostomus paradoxus Indostomus spinosus The family of fishes Indostomidae is very small. ... Genera Emmelichthyops Inermia See text for species. ... Genera Bathymicrops Bathypterois Bathysauropsis Bathytyphlops Ipnops See text for species. ... Genera Tetrapturus Makaira This article refers to the fish. ... Genera See text. ... Species Kuhlia boninensis Kuhlia caudavittata Kuhlia marginata Kuhlia mugil Kuhlia munda Kuhlia nutabunda Kuhlia rupestris Kuhlia sandvicensis Kuhlia taeniura The flagtails or aholeholes are a family (Kuhliidae) of perciform fish of the Indo-Pacific area. ... Species Kurtus gulliveria Kurtus indicus The nurseryfishes or forehead brooders are a family (Kurtidae) of fish that are notable for carrying their egg clusters on hooks protruding from the forehead (supraoccipital) of the males. ... Subfamilies See text. ...

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Genera (60 genera) The wrasses are a family (family Labridae) of reef safe marine fish, many of which are brightly-colored and popular for aquaria. ... Genera Many; see text Labrisomids are small blennioids, perciform marine fish belonging to the family Labrisomidae. ... Lamnidae is a family of sharks. ... Species Lampris guttatus Lampris immaculatus Opah (also known colloquially as moonfish, sunfish, kingfish, and Jerusalem haddock) are large, colourful, deep-bodied pelagic Lampriform fish comprising the small family Lampridae (also spelled Lamprididae). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Genera Latridopsis Latris Mendosoma See text for species. ... Genera 6, including Nannobrycus Nannostomus Pyrrhulina The Lebiasinidae (order Characiformes), also known as Pencil fish, are a family of freshwater fishes found in South America. ... Genera Gazza Leiognathus Secutor See text for species. ... Binomial name Lepidogalaxias salamandroides Mees, 1961 The salamanderfish, Lepidogalaxias salamandroides, is the only species in the family Lepidogalaxiidae. ... Binomial name Lepidosiren paradoxa The South American Lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa Fitzinger 1837) is the single species of lungfish found in swamps and slow-moving waters of South America. ... Eukaryota > Metazoa > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata > Euteleostomi > Actinopterygii > Neopterygii > Semionotiformes > Lepisosteidae Lepisosteidae is a group of Semionotiformes animals that contains: Lepisosteus Lepisosteus oculatus Lepisosteus osseus Lepisosteus platyrhynchus Lepisosteus spatula ... Binomial name Leptocharias smithii (Müller & Henle, 1839) The barbeled houndshark, Leptocharias smithii, the only member of the genus Leptocharias, which is in turn the only member of the family Leptochariidae, is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Mauritania to Namibia at depths of between 10 and 75 m. ... Genera and species See text. ... Subfamilies Lethrininae Monotaxinae See text for species. ... Genera Acentrophryne Borophryne Haplophryne Linophryne Photocorynus Leftvents are small, deep-sea lophiiform fish comprising the family Linophrynidae. ... The Liparidae are a family of scorpaeniform fish, the Snailfish. ...

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Species Lobotes pacificus Lobotes surinamensis Tripletails are perciform fishes in the family Lobotidae. ... Genera Lophiodes Lophiomus Lophius Sladenia See text for species. ... Genera Eumecichthys Lophotus See text for species. ... Genera about 70, see text The armored catfishes are a family Loricariidae of catfish noted for the covering of bony plates covering their bodies. ... Genera Brosme Ciliata Enchelyopus Gaidropsarus Lota Molva See text for species. ... Genera Aphareus Aprion Apsilus Etelis Hemilutjanus Hoplopagrus Lipocheilus Lutjanus Macolor Ocyurus Paracaesio Pinjalo Pristipomoides Randallichthys Rhomboplites Symphorus The Lutjanidae or snappers are a family of perciform fishes, mainly marine but with some members living in estuaries, and entering fresh water to feed. ... Binomial name Luvarus imperialis Rafinesque, 1810 The louvar or luvar, Luvarus imperialis, is a species of perciform fish, the only species in the genus Luvarus and family Luvaridae. ...

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Genera Many; see text Grenadiers or rattails (less commonly whiptails) are generally large, brown to black gadiform marine fish of the family Macrouridae. ... Genera Branchiostegus Caulolatilus Hoplolatilus Lopholatilus Malacanthus Tilefish, also known as blanquillo are mostly small perciform marine fish comprising the family Malacanthidae. ... Electric catfish (family Malapteruridae) is the common name of several species of freshwater catfish with the ability to produce an electric shock of up to 350 volts. ... The Mastacembelidae are a family of fishes, known as the spiny eels. ... Binomial name Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno and Struhsaker, 1983 The Megamouth Shark (Megachasma pelagios) is an extremely rare and unusual species of shark, first seen in 1976, with 21 specimens having been found as of 2004. ... Species Megalops atlanticus Megalops cyprinoides The tarpons are large coastal fish notable as a prize of anglers. ... Genera Melamphaes Poromitra Scopeloberyx Scopelogadus Sio See text for species. ... Species Melanocetus eustalus Melanocetus johnsonii Melanocetus murrayi Melanocetus niger Melanocetus rossi Black seadevils are small, deep-sea lophiiform fish comprising the family Melanocetidae. ... Genera Melanonus See text for species Melanonidae is a family of cod-like marine fishes. ... Genera See text The Rainbowfishes or blue-eyes are a family of freshwater fish that are found in northern and eastern Australia and New Guinea and some other nearby islands. ... Species Mene maculata Mene rhombea † Mene purdyi † Mene oblonga † The moonfish of the genus Mene, the sole extant genus of the family Menidae are disk-shaped fish which bear a vague resemblance to gourami, thanks to their thread-like pelvic fins. ... Genera Lyconodes Lyconus Macruronus Merluccius Steindachneria Merlucciidae is a family of fish, including most hakes, within the order Gadiformes (cods & allies). ... Genera Cerdale Clarkichthys Gunnellichthys Microdesmus Paragunnellichthys See text for species. ... Genera Microstoma Nansenia Xenophthalmichthys See text for species. ... Binomial name Mitsukurina owstoni Jordan, 1898 The Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rarely seen species of shark. ...

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Genera Acanthocleithron Atopochilus Brachysynodontis Chiloglanis Euchilichthys Hemisynodontis Microsynodontis Mochokiella Mochokus Synodontis The Mochokidae are a family of catfish from Africa that includes the squeakers and upside-down catfish. ... Genera Masturus Mola Ranzania Molidae is the family of the molas or ocean sunfishes, bizarre-looking fish whose bodies come to an end just behind dorsal and anal fins, giving them a half-a-fish appearance. ... Genera Many; see text Filefish (also known as foolfish, leatherjackets or shingles) are tropical to subtropical tetraodontiform marine fish of the diverse family Monacanthidae. ... Genera Cleidopus Monocentris Pineconefish are small and unusual beryciform marine fish of the family Monocentridae. ... Genera Monodactylus Schuettea Monodactylidae (moonfishes, fingerfishes) is a family of about 6 species of fishes, in the order Perciformes. ... Species See text. ... Genera Antimora Auchenoceros Eeyorius Eretmophorus Gadella Guttigadus Halargyreus Laemonema Lepidion Lotella Mora Notophycis Physiculus Pseudophycis Rhynchogadus Salilota Svetovidovia Tripterophycis See text for species. ... Subfamilies Mormyrinae Petrocephalinae The family Mormyridae, sometimes called Elephantfish, are freshwater fishes native to Africa in the order Osteoglossiformes. ... Genera Dicentrarchus Morone Moronidae, also known as the temperate basses, is a family of perciform fish consisting of 6 marine species. ... Family Mugilidae The Mugilidae is the family of the mullets. ... Genera Mulloidichthys Mullus Parupeneus Pseudupeneus Upeneichthys Upeneus Goatfish are tropical marine perciform fish of the family Mullidae. ... Genera See text Moray eels are large cosmopolitan eels of the family Muraenidae. ... Genera Benthosema Bolinichthys Centrobranchus Ceratoscopelus Diaphus Diogenichthys Electrona Gonichthys Gymnoscopelus Hintonia Hygophum Idiolychnus Krefftichthys Lampadena Lampanyctodes Lampanyctus Lampichthys Lepidophanes Lobianchia Loweina Metelectrona Myctophum Nannobrachium Notolychnus Notoscopelus Parvilux Protomyctophum Scopelopsis Stenobrachius Symbolophorus Taaningichthys Tarletonbeania Triphoturus Lanternfish (or myctophids, from the Greek words mykter, nose and ophis, serpent) are small, deep sea... Genera Myliobatis Rhinoptera Pteromylaeus Aetobatus Aetomylaeus Eagle rays (Myliobatidae) are a family of mostly large rays living in the open sea rather than at the bottom of the sea. ... Genera Eptatretus Myxine Nemamyxine Neomyxine Notomyxine A hagfish is any of several marine chordates of the class Myxini, also known as Hyperotreti. ...

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Genera (examples) Afronandus Nandus Polycentropsis Pristolepis Asian leaffishes are small freshwater fishes of the Nandidae family, from Southern Asia. ... Genera Benthobatis Crassinarke Diplobatis Discopyge Heteronarce Narcine Narke Temera Typhlonarke See text for species. ... Binomial name Nematistius pectoralis Gill, 1862 The roosterfish, Nematistius pectoralis, is a game fish common in the marine waters surrounding Mexico, from the Gulf of California to Panama, and in the eastern Pacific, from California to Peru. ... Genera Avocettina Labichthys Nemichthys See text for species. ... Genera Nemipterus Parascolopsis Pentapodus Scaevius Scolopsis See text for species. ... Genera Facciolella Hoplunnis Leptocephalus Nettastoma Nettenchelys Saurenchelys Venefica See text for species. ... Genera Cubiceps Nomeus Parapsenes Psenes See text for species. ... Binomial name Normanichthys crockeri Clark, 1937 Normanichthys crockeri is a ray-finned fish, the only member of the Normanichthyidae family. ... Genera Lipogenys Notacanthus Polyacanthonotus See text for species. ... Genera Chitala Notopterus Papyrocranus Xenomystus See text for species. ... Genera Ahliesaurus Luciosudis Scopelosaurus See text for species. ... Species Genus Aethotaxis    mitopteryx Genus Cryothenia    peninsulae Genus Dissostichus    eleginoides    mawsoni Genus Gobionotothen    acuta    barsukovi    gibberifrons    marionensis Genus Gvozdarus    svetovidovi Genus Lepidonotothen    kempi    larseni    macrophthalma    mizops    nudifrons    squamifrons Genus Notothenia    angustata    coriiceps    cyanobrancha    microlepidota    rossii Genus Pagothenia    borchgrevinki    brachysoma Genus Paranotothenia    dewitti    magellanica Genus Patagonotothen (all non-Antarctic)    brevicauda    canina...

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Genera Haletta Neoodax Odax Siphonognathus See text for species. ... ... Genera Micropercops Neodontobutis Odontobutis Perccottus Sineleotris Terateleotris See text for species. ... Genera Coelophrys Dibranchus Halicmetus Halieutaea Halieutichthys Halieutopsis Malthopsis Ogcocephalus Solocisquama Zalieutes See text for species. ... Binomial name Omosudis lowii Günther, 1887 The hammerjaw or omosudid, Omosudis lowii, is a small deep-sea aulopiform fish, found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters to 4,000 m (13,000 ft) depth. ... Genera Bertella Chaenophryne Chirophryne Ctenochirichthys Danaphryne Dolopichthys Leptacanthichthys Lophodolos Microlophichthys Oneirodes Pentherichthys Phyllorhinichthys Pietschichthys Puck Spiniphryne Tyrannophryne See text for species. ... Genera Brachysomophis Myrichthys Ophichthus Ophichthidae is a family of eels, comprising species commonly called worm eels and snake eels. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Genera Bathylychnops Dolichopteryx Macropinna Opisthoproctus Rhynchohyalus Winteria Barreleyes, also known as spookfish (a name also applied several species of chimaera), are small, deep-sea, odd-looking osmeriform fish comprising the family Opisthoproctidae. ... Genera Opistognathus Lonchopishtus Stalix Opistognathidae (opisto = behind, gnath = mouth), commonly referred to as jawfishes, are classified within Order Perciformes, Suborder Percoidei. ... Species See text. ... A Spotted Wobbegong, Orectolobus maculatus, showing the camouflage pattern and skin flaps typical of wobbegongs. ... Genera Allocyttus Neocyttus Oreosoma Pseudocyttus See text for species. ... Genera Belontiinae Belontia Luciocephalus/Trichogastrinae Colisa Ctenops Luciocephalus Parasphaerichthys Polyacanthus Sphaerichthys Trichogaster Macropodinae Betta Macropodus Malpulutta Parosphromenus Pseudosphromenus Trichopsis Osphroneminae Belontia Osphronemus The gouramies are a family Osphronemidae of freshwater perciform fish. ... Sub-families Heterotidinae Osteoglossinae Arowanas, also known as aruanas or arawanas are freshwater bony fish of the family Osteoglossidae, sometimes known as bony tongues. ... Genera See text. ...

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Genera Helicophagus Pangasianodon Pangasius See text for species. ... Classification Pantodontidae is made up of one species known as the African butterflyfish or Freshwater butterflyfish. ... Genera Arctozenus Lestidiops Lestidium Lestrolepis Macroparalepis Notolepis Paralepis Pontosudis Stemonosudis Sudis Uncisudis The Barracudina are any of about 50 species of marine fishes of the family Paralepididae, found almost worldwide in deep waters. ... Genera Ancylopsetta Cephalopsetta Citharichthys Cyclopsetta Etropus Gastropsetta Hippoglossina Paralichthys Pseudorhombus Syacium Tarphops Tephrinectes Thysanopsetta Xystreurys See text for species. ... Genera See text for genera and species. ... Species See text. ... Genera Australian prowfishes are a family, Pataecidae, of scorpaeniform fishes. ... Genera Eurypegasus Pegasus Pegasidae is a chordata family of the order gasterosteiformes with two genera and five species. ... In football (soccer), sweeper is a defensive position. ... Genera Evistias Histiopterus Parazanclistius Paristiopterus Pentaceropsis Pentaceros Pseudopentaceros Zanclistius See text for species. ... Genera Bathysphyraenops (disputed) Bostockia Coreoperca Edelia Gadopsis Guyu Howella Lateolabrax Maccullochella Macquaria Nannatherina Nannoperca Percichthys Siniperca The Family Percichthyidae are known as the Temperate perches. ... Genera Ammocrypta Crystallaria Etheostoma Gymnocephalus Perca Percarina Percina Romanichthys Sander Zingel The Percidae are a family of perciform fish found in fresh and brackish waters of the Northern Hemisphere. ... Genera Acanthaphritis Bembrops Chrionema Dactylopsaron Enigmapercis Hemerocoetes Matsubaraea Osopsaron Percophis Pteropsaron Squamicreedia See text for species. ... Percopsidae is a family within the order Percopsiformes. ... Genera Gargariscus Heminodus Paraheminodus Peristedion Satyrichthys See text for species. ... Subfamilies Geotriinae Mordaciinae Petromyzontinae A lamprey is a type of fish with a toothed, funnel-like, jawless sucking mouth, with which most species bore into the flesh of other fishes to suck their blood. ...

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Genera Apodichthys Pholis Rhodymenichthys See text for species. ... Genera Ichthyococcus Phosichthys Pollichthys Polymetme Vinciguerria Woodsia Yarrella See text for species. ... Binomial name Phractolaemus ansorgii The hingemouth (Phractolaemus ansorgii) is a small freshwater fish that is only found in west central Africa, the sole member of the family Phractolaemidea. ... Genera Phycis Urophycis See text for species. ... Long-whiskered catfishes are fishes of the Pimelodidae family, a large family (more than 50 genera) of Central and South American catfishes. ... Genera Kochichthys Parapercis Pinguipes Prolatilus Pseudopercis See text for species. ... Genera Ambiserrula Cociella Cymbacephalus Elates Eurycephalus Grammoplites Inegocia Kumococius Leviprora Onigocia Papilloculiceps Platycephalus Ratabulus Rogadius Solitas Sorsogona Suggrundus Sunagocia Thysanophrys The family Platycephalidae is a group of marine fishes most commonly referred to as flatheads. ... Genera See text for genera and species. ... Binomial name Plecoglossus altivelis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) The ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis) is a amphidromous fish, the only species in its genus, Plecoglossus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846, and in family Plecoglossidae (order Osmeriformes). ... Binomial name Plesiobatis daviesi (Wallace, 1967) The deepwater stringray, Plesiobatis daviesi, is a species of ray, the only species in the genus Plesiobatis and family Plesiobatidae. ... Genera Acanthoclinus Acanthoplesiops Assessor Beliops Belonepterygion Calloplesiops Fraudella Notograptus Paraplesiops Plesiops Steeneichthys Trachinops See text for species. ... Genera Acanthopsetta Ammotretis Atheresthes Azygopus Clidoderma Colistium Cleisthenes Clidoderma Colisteum Dexistes Embassichthys Eopsetta Errex Glyptocephalus - fluke Hippoglossoides Hippoglossus - halibut Hypsopsetta Isopsetta Lepidopsetta Limanda - mud dabs Liopsetta - eelback flounder Lyopsetta Marleyella Microstomus - smear dab Nematops Oncopterus Paralichthodes Parophrys Pelotretis Peltorhamphus Platichthys - starry flounder Pleuronectes - northern flounder, plaice Pleuronichthys Poecilopsetta Psammodiscus Psettichthys... Genera Anodontiglanis Cnidoglanis Euristhmus Neosiluroides Neosilurus Oloplotosus Paraplotosus Plotosus Porochilus Tandanus The eeltail catfish are a family (Plotosidae) of catfish whose tails are elongated in an eel-like fashion. ...

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Genera Alfaro Belonesox Brachyrhapis Cnesterodon Gambusia (mosquitofishes) Girardichthys Girardinus Heterandria Heterophallus Jenynsia Limia Micropoecilia Phallichthys Phalloceros Phalloptychus Platypoecilus Poecilia (mollies) Poeciliopsis Priapella Pseudoxiphophorus Quitana Xiphophorus (swordtails, platys) Poeciliidae is a family of fresh-water fishes which are live-bearing aquarium fish (they give birth to live young). ... Genera (examples) Monocirrhus Polycentrus Leaffishes are small freshwater fishes of the Polycentridae family, from Southern Asia. ... Genera Polymixia Berycopsis (extinct) Dalmatichthys (extinct) Omosoma (extinct) Omosomopsis (extinct) The beardfishes are a small family (Polymixiidae) of deep-sea marine ray-finned fish named for their pair of long hyoid barbels. ... Genera Eleutheronema Filimanus Galeoides Parapolynemus Leptomelanosoma Parapolynemus Pentanemus Polydactylus Polynemus Threadfins are silvery grey perciform marine fish of the family Polynemidae. ... Species Polyodon spathula Psephurus gladius Paddlefishes (family Polyodontidae) are bizarre-looking primitive ray-finned fishes whose snouts are greatly elongated, about 1/2 the length of the rest of the body. ... Genera Polyprion Sterolepis See text for species. ... Genera Erpetoichthys Polypterus The bichirs are a family (Polypteridae) of primitive ray-finned fishes, the sole family in the order Polypteriformes. ... Genera Apolemichthys Centropyge Chaetodontoplus Genicanthus Holacanthus Pomacanthus Pygoplites Marine angelfish are perciform fish of the family Pomacanthidae. ... Genera Many, e. ... Binomial name Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) are marine fish found in all oceans except for the eastern Pacific. ... [[{{{diversity_link}}}|Diversity]] {{{diversity}}} Binomial name {{{binomial}}} Trinomial name {{{trinomial}}} Type Species {{{type_species}}} Genera Paratrygon Plesiotrygon Potamotrygon Taeniura [[Image:{{{range_map}}}|{{{range_map_width}}}|]] Synonyms {{{synonyms}}} River stingrays are neotropical freshwater fishes of the Potamotrygonidae family (order Rajiformes), with three genera. ... Genera Priacanthus (12 species) Pristigenys (4 species) Heteropriacanthus (1 species) Cookeolus (1 species) Priacanthidae is a family of fish, common name bigeye, comprising of 18 species of marine fish. ... Genera Anoxypristis Pristis See text for species. ... Genera Pliotrema Pristiophorus The sawsharks or saw sharks are an order (Pristiophoriformes) of sharks bearing long blade-like snouts edged with teeth, which they use to slash and disable their prey. ... Genera Ichthyoelephas Prochilodus Semaprochilodus The Prochilodontidae are a small family of fishes found in South America. ... Genera See text for genera and species The finback catsharks are a small family (Proscylliidae) of sharks, with only 7 species in 4 genera. ... Species Protopterus aethiopicus Protopterus amphibius Protopterus annectens Protopterus dolloi The African lungfish are the genus Protopterus and constitute the four species of lungfish found in Africa. ...

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Binomial name Pseudocarcharias kamoharai (Matsubara, 1936) Known range - dark blue Possible range - light blue The crocodile shark, Pseudocarcharias kamoharai, the only member of the genus Pseudocarcharias (in turn the only member of its family Pseudocarchariidae), is a shark found in the tropical and subtropical waters of all oceans, at depths... Subfamilies & Genera See text. ... Genera See text. ... Binomial name Pseudotriakis microdon Capello, 1867 The false catshark, Pseudotriakis microdon, the only member of the genus Pseudotriakis, which is in turn the only member of the family Pseudotriakidae, is found circumglobally between latitudes 64° N and 12° S at depths of between 200 and 1,500 m. ... Genera 7 or 8, including: Cottunculus Dasycottus Malacocottus Psychrolutes The fish family Psychrolutidae contains the fatheads or fathead sculpins, including the blobfishes. ... Genera Aioliops Nemateleotris Oxymetopon Parioglossus Ptereleotris See text for species. ... Binomial name Ptilichthys goodei Bean, 1881 The quillfish, Ptilichthys goodei, is a species of perciform fish, the only species in the genus Ptilichthys and family Ptilichthyidae. ...

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Cobia is also a municipality in Dambovita county, Romania; See: Cobia, Romania Binomial name Rachycentron canadum Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) - also known as black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeaters, etc. ... Genera See text. ... Genera Agrostichthys Regalecus Oarfish are large, greatly elongated, pelagic lampridiform fish comprising the small family Regalecidae. ... Genera Prototroctes Retropinna Stokellia See text for spcies. ... Genera (examples) Gymnoramphichthys Iracema Ramphichthys Sand knifefishes are freshwater fishes of the Rhamphichthyidae family, from South America. ... Binomial name Rhamphocottus richardsonii Günther, 1874 The grunt sculpin or grunt-fish, Rhamphocottus richardsonii, is the only member of the fish family Rhamphocottidae. ... Binomial name Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828 The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a large, distinctively marked member of the subclass Elasmobranchii of the class Chondrichthyes. ... Genera See text. ... Genera Rivulidae are a family of fish in the order Cyprinodontiformes. ... Binomial name Rondeletia bicolor Goode & Bean, 1895 Rondeletia loricata Abe & Hotta, 1963 The redmouth whalefishes are two species of deep-sea whalefishes in the genus Rondeletia, the only genus in the family Rondeletiidae. ...

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Saccopharyngidae is a family of deep sea spiny eels (gulper eels) with large mouths, distensible stomachs and long scaleless bodies. ... Genera See text for genera and species. ... Genera (see text) Salmonidae is a family of ray-finned fish, the only family of order Salmoniformes. ... Genera Bolbometopon Calotomus Cetoscarus Chlorurus Cryptotomus Hipposcarus Leptoscarus Nicholsina Scarus Sparisoma Parrotfish are mostly tropical, perciform marine fish of the family Scaridae. ... Genera The scats are a small family, Scatophagidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes. ... Genera The schilbid catfishes or Schilbeidae are a family of catfishes native to Africa, South and Southeast Asia. ... Species  S. brevipinguis     Schindleria Giltay, 1934, is a genus of marine fish. ... Genera See text. ... Genera See text for genera and species. ... Genera Acanthocybium Allothunnus Auxus Cybiosarda Euthynnus Gasterochisma Grammatorcynus Gymnosarda Katsuwonus Orcynopsis Rastrelliger Sarda Scomber Scomberomorus Thunnus Scombridae is the family of the mackerels, tunas, and bonitos, and thus includes many of the most important and familiar food fishes. ... Binomial name Scombrolabrax heterolepsis The longfin escolar Scombrolabrax heterolepsis, also known as the black mackerel, is a widespread but uncommon deep sea fish that presents some difficulties for taxonomy. ... The gnomefishes are a small family Scombropidae of marine fish, consisting of three species in the genus Scombrops. ... Genera Lepidorhombus Phrynorhombus Psetta Scophthalmus Zeugopterus Turbots or windowpanes (family Scophthalmidae) are a group of fish found in marine or brackish waters. ... Genera (many) The scorpionfishes or rockfishes are a family (Scorpaenidae) of mostly marine fish that includes many of the worlds most venomous species. ... Genera Apristurus Asymbolus Atelomycterus Aulohalaelurus Cephaloscyllium Cephalurus Galeus Halaelurus Haplolepharus Holohalaelurus Parmaturus Pentanchus Poroderma Schroederichthys Scyliorhinus The cat sharks or catsharks are a large family (Scyliorhinidae) of sharks, with over 110 species recorded. ...

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Genera Adelosebastes Helicolenus Hozukius Sebastes Sebasticus Sebastolobus Trachyscorpia The Sebastidae are a family of marine fish in the order Scorpaeniformes. ... Subfamilies Anthiinae Epinephelinae - Groupers Grammistinae The Serranidae or serranids are a family of fish, belonging to the order Perciformes. ... Genera Serrivomer Stemonidium See text for species. ... Genera Ectreposebastes Lioscorpius Setarches See text for species. ... Species See text. ... Genera Sillaginodes Sillaginopsis Sillago See text for species. ... Genera Freshwater catfishes or sheatfishes (Siluridae) are a family of catfishes. ... Genera Sucker catfishes or sisorid catfishes (Sisoridae) are a family of catfishes. ... Genera (22 genera) The soles are a family (Soleidae) of flatfishes found in both oceans and freshwater, feeding on small crustaceans and other invertebrates. ... Species Solenostomus armatus Solenostomus cyanopterus Solenostomus halimeda Solenostomus leptosoma Solenostomus paradoxus The false pipefishes or ghost pipefishes or tubemouth fishes are a small family Solenostomidae in the order Syngnathiformes. ... Genera Archosargus- Sheepshead porgies Argyrozona Boops Calamus Chrysophrys Dentex Diplodus- Spottail porgies Lagodon- Pinfishes Lithognathus Mylio Oblada Pagellus Pagrus Puntazzo Sarpa Sparus Spondyliosoma Stenotomus The Sparidae is a family of fish, included in the order Perciformes. ... This article is about a type of fish, for other uses see barracuda (disambiguation) The barracuda (Sphyraenus, family Sphyraenidae) is a ray-finned fish notable for its large size (up to 1. ... Genera Eusphyra Sphyrna Sphyrnidae is a family of hammerhead sharks containing only two genera, one of which, Eusphyra, contains only one species. ... Genera See text. ... Species (16 species, see text) The angel sharks are an unusual group of sharks, with their flattened bodies and broad pectoral fins that give them a strong resemblance to skates and rays. ... Binomial name Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann, 1783) The Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is a common carpet shark of inshore Indo-Pacific waters notable for its very long caudal fin, nearly as long as its body. ... Genera Acanthochaenus Malacosarcus Stephanoberyx See text for species. ... Genera Subfamily Sternoptychinae - Marine hatchetfishes  Argyropelecus  Polypipnus  Sternoptyx Subfamily Maurolicinae  Araiophos  Argyripnus  Danaphos  Maurolicus  Sonoda  Thorophos  Valenciennellus Deep-sea hatchetfishes (Sternoptychidae) are a family of deep-sea fishes. ... Genera Glass knifefishes (Sternopygidae) are a family of fishes in the order Gymnotiformes. ... Genera See text. ... Genera Aristostomias Astronesthes Bathophilus Borostomias Chauliodus Chirostomias Echiostoma Eupogonesthes Eustomias Flagellostomias Grammatostomias Heterophotus Idiacanthus Leptostomias Malacosteus Melanostomias Neonesthes Odontostomias Opostomias Pachystomias Photonectes Photostomias Rhadinesthes Stomias Tactostoma Thysanactis Trigonolampa See text for species Stomiidae is a family of deep-sea ray-finned fish including the barbeled dragonfishes and (in the subfamily... Genera Pampus Peprilus Stromateus See text for species. ... Binomial name Stylephorus chordatus Shaw, 1791 The tube-eye or thread-tail, Stylephorus chordatus, is a deep-sea Lampriformes fish, the only fish in the genus Stylephorus and family Stylephoridae. ...

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Genera Choridactylus Erosa Inimicus Leptosynanceia Minous Pseudosynanceia Synanceia Trachicephalus See text for species Stonefishes (Family Synanceiidae, Nelson, 1994) are a family of ray-finned fish, found in the Indo-Pacific region. ... Genera Atractodenchelys Diastobranchus Dysomma Dysommina Haptenchelys Histiobranchus Ilyophis Linkenchelys Meadia Simenchelys Synaphobranchus Thermobiotes Cutthroat eels are a family, Synaphobranchidae, of eels. ... Genera Macrotrema Monopterus Ophisternon Synbranchus The swamp eels (also written swamp-eels) are a family (Synbranchidae) of freshwater eel-like fishes of the worldwide tropics. ... Syngnathidae is a family of fishes, including seahorses, pipehorse, pipefish and sea dragons, among others. ... Genera (three, see text) The Synodontidae is a family of fish that are frequently referred to as the lizard fishes. ...

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Genera Amniataba Bidyanus Hannia Hephaestus Lagusia Leiopotherapon Mesopristes Pelates Pelsartia Pingalla Rhynchopelates Scortum Syncomistes Terapon Variichthys See text for species. ... Species See text. ... Genera Amblyrhynchotes Arothron Auriglobus Canthigaster Carinotetraodon Chelonodon Colomesus Contusus Ephippion Feroxodon Fugu Gastrophysus Javichthys Lagocephalus Liosaccus Marilyna Monotretus Omegaphora Pelagocephalus Polyspina Reicheltia Sphoeroides Takifugu Tetractenos Tetraodon Torquigener Tylerius Xenopterus The pufferfish, also called blowfish, swellfish, balloonfish are fish making up the family Tetraodontidae, within the order Tetraodontiformes. ... Genera Lasiognathus Thaumatichthys See text for species. ... Genera The family Torpedinidae contains 22 species of electric rays or torpedoes, flat cartilaginous fishes that produce electricity as a defense and feeding mechanism. ... Species Toxotes blythii Toxotes chatareus Toxotes jaculatrix Toxotes lorentzi Toxotes microlepis Toxotes oligolepis The archerfishes (also seen as archer fish) are a family (Toxotidae) of fish notable for their habit of preying on insects and other animals by shooting them down with squirts of water from the mouth. ... Genera Aulotrachichthys Gephyroberyx Hoplostethus Optivus Paratrachichthys Parinoberyx Sorosichthys Trachichthys Slimeheads, also known as roughies and redfish, are mostly small, exceptionally long-lived, deep-sea beryciform fish comprising the family Trachichthyidae (derived from the Greek trachys [rough] and ichthys [fish]). Found in temperate to tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and... Genera Trachinus Echiichtys Weever refers to the eight fish of family Trachinidae, order Perciformes. ... Genera TrachipterasDemodemaZu The ribbonfishes are the Trachipteridae family of marine fishes. ... Genuses Acanthopleurus (extinct) Pseudotriacanthus Triacanthus Trixiphichthys Tripodichthys Triplespines (Tracanthidae) are a family in the order order of the Tetraodontiformes, which consists of seven species in seven genera, in addition to one extinct genus. ... Genera See text Hound sharks are a family, Triakidae, of ground sharks, consisting of about 40 species in 9 genera. ... Genera Aphanopus Assurger Benthodesmus Demissolinea Eupleurogrammus Evoxymetopon Lepidopus Lepturacanthus Tentoriceps Trichiurus See text for species. ... Species See text. ... Genera (examples) Bullockia Eremophilus Henonemus Ituglanis Listrura Miuroglanis Pareiodon Parasteglophilus Paravandellia Plectrochilus Stauroglanis Sylvinichthys Trichogenes Trichomycterus Vandellia Pencil or parasitic catfishes are small fishes of the family Trichomycteridae (order Siluriformes), comprising about 42 genera and 178 species. ... Genera Aspitrigla Bellator Chelidonichthys Eutrigla Lepidotrigla Prionotus Pterygotrigla Trigla See text for species. ... Binomial name Triodon macropterus Lesson, 1831 The threetooth puffer, Triodon macropterus, is a tetraodontiform fish, the only species in the genus Triodon and family Triodontidae. ... Genera Many; see text Threefin or triplefin blennies are blennioids, small perciform marine fish of the family Tripterygiidae. ...

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A fish is a poikilothermic (cold-blooded)* water-dwelling vertebrate with gills.
Taxonomically, fish are a paraphyletic group whose exact relationships are much debated; a common division is into the jawless fish (class Agnatha, 75 species including lampreys and hagfish), the cartilaginous fish (class Chondrichthyes, 800 species including sharks and rays), with the remainder classed as bony fish (class Osteichthyes).
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A fish is a poikilothermic water-dwelling vertebrate with gills.
Fishes (over 27,315 species) are a paraphyletic group and are divided into the bony fishes (class Osteichthyes, 22,000 species); cartilaginous fishes (class Chondrichthyes, 800 species); and various groups of jawless fishes (75 species), including lampreys and hagfish.
Fishes is the proper English plural form of fish that biologists use when speaking about two or more fish species, as in "There are over 25,000 fishes in the world" (meaning that there are over 25,000 fish species in the world).
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