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Acanthuridae

Tangs and surgeonfishes

Common name & details

Acanthurus blochii Ringtail surgeonfish (Great Barrier Reef)
Acanthurus coeruleus Blue tang (Belize)
Acanthurus leucopareius Whitebar surgeonfish (Hawaii)
Acanthurus lineatus Striped surgeonfish (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
Acanthurus mata Yellowmask surgeonfish (Raja Ampat)
Acanthurus nigricans Goldrim surgeonfish (Fiji)
Acanthurus olivaceus Orangeband surgeonfish (Fiji)
  Acanthurus pyroferus Mimic surgeonfish (Fiji)
  Acanthurus triostegus Convict tang (Fiji)
  Acanthurus vlamingii Bignose Unicornfish (Great Barrier Reef and Raja Ampat)
  Acanthurus xanthopterus Yellowfin surgeonfish (Hawaii)
  Ctenochaetus binotatus Twospot bristletooth (Fiji)
  Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus Bluelipped bristletooth (Fiji)
  Ctenochaetus strigosus Goldring surgeonfish (Hawaii)
  Naso brevirostris Spotted unicornfish (Fiji)
  Naso caeruleacauda Bluetail unicornfish (Raja Ampat)
  Naso hexacanthus Sleek unicornfish (Great Barrier Reef)
  Naso lituratus Orangespine surgeonfish (Fiji)
  Paracanthurus hepatus Blue tang (captive)
  Prionurus laticlavius Razor surgeonfish (Isla Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands)
  Prionurus punctatus Yellowtail surgeonfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Zebrasoma flavescens Yellow tang (captive)
  Zebrasoma velifera Pacific sailfin tang (Fiji)
     

Anablepidae

Four-eyed fish

Common name & details

Anableps anableps Four-eyed fish
   
   
   
   
   
     

Antennariidae

Frogfishes and anglerfishes

Common name & details

Giant frogfish thumbnail Antennarius commersoni Giant frogfish (Sulawesi and Hawaii)
Antennarius pictus Painted frogfish (Lembeh Straits)
Antennarius striatus Striated frogfish (Lembeh Straits)
   
   
   
     

Aplodactylidae

Marblefishes

Common name & details

Aplodactylus arctidens Marblefish (New Zealand)
Aplodactylus etheridgii Notch-head marblefish (New Zealand)
   
   
   
   
     

Apogonidae

Cardinalfishes

Common name & details

Apogon apogonoides Goldbelly cardinalfish (Fiji)
Apogon aureus Ringtailed cardinalfish
Apogon compressus Ochre-striped cardinalfish
Apogon chrysopomus Spotgill cardinalfish (Raja Ampat)
Apogon chrysotaenia Yellowlined cardinalfish (Raja Ampat)
Apogon cyanosoma Yellow-striped cardinalfish (Fiji)
Apogon exostigma Narrow-stripe cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Apogon fraenatus Spurcheek cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Apogon franssedai Faintbanded cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Apogon hoeveni Frostfin cardinalfish (Lembeh Strait)
  Apogon kallopterus Iridescent cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Apogon leptacanthus Threadfin cardinalfish
  Apogon multilineatus Many-lined cardinalfish
  Apogon nigrofasciatus Blackstripe cardinalfish (Sulawesi)
  Apogon parvulus Redspot cardinalfish (Raja Ampat)
  Apogon thermalis Sangi cardinalfish (Raja Ampat)
  Archamia fucata Narrowlined cardinalfish (Fiji and Indonesia)
  Cheilodipterus artus Wolf cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Cheilodipterus isostigmus Toothy cardinalfish
  Cheilodipterus macrodon Tiger cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus Fivelined cardinalfish
  Ostorhinchus bandanensis Banda cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Ostorhinchus properupta Coral cardinalfish (Philippines)
  Pristiapogon kallopterus Iridescent cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Pterapogon kauderni Banggai cardinalfish (Lembeh Straits)
  Rhabdamia cypselurus Black-nosed cardinalfish (Raja Ampat)
  Rhabdamia gracilis Slender cardinalfish (Fiji)
  Sphaeramia nematoptera Pajama cardinalfish
  Sphaeramia orbicularis Orbicular cardinalfish (Raja Ampat)
     

Aulostomidae

Trumpetfishes

Common name & details

trumpetfish photo thumbnail Aulostomus chinensis Trumpetfish (Fiji)
Aulostomus maculatus Trumpetfish (Belize)
   
   
   
   
     

Balistidae

Triggerfishes

Common name & details

Balistapus undulatus Orange-lined triggerfish (Fiji)
Balistes polylepis Finescale triggerfish (Sea of Cortez)
Balistes vetula Queen triggerfish (Belize)
Balistoides conspicillum Clown triggerfish (Fiji)
Balistoides viridescens Titan triggerfish (Fiji)
Melichthys vidua Pinktail triggerfish (Fiji)
  Odonus niger Redtooth triggerfish (Raja Ampat)
  Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus Yellowmargin triggerfish (Fiji)
  Sufflamen bursa Scythe triggerfish (Fiji)
  Sufflamen chrysopterus Halfmoon triggerfish (Fiji)
  Xanthichthys auromarginatus Gilded triggerfish (Hawaii)
  Xanthichthys mento  Crosshatch triggerfish (Isla Benedicto, Mexico)
     

Batrachoididae

Toadfishes

Common name & details

whitespotted toadfish thumb Halophryne diemensis Banded toadfish (frogfish) (Raja Ampat)
Sanopus astrifer Whitespotted toadfish (Belize)
   
   
   
   
     

Berycidae

Alfonsinos

Common name & details

Centroberyx affinis Golden snapper
   
   
   
   
   
     

Blenniidae

Blennies

Common name & details

Aspidontus dussumieri Lance blenny (Raja Ampat)
Camouflage blenny Fiji
Crossosalarias macrospilus Triplespot blenny (Raja Ampat)
Escenius bathi Bath's blenny (Raja Ampat)
Escenius? blenny Fiji
Escenius lividanalis Blackspot blenny (Raja Ampat)
  Escenius midas Midas blenny (Fiji)
  Escenius stigmatura Tailspot blenny (Raja Ampat)
  Escenius yaeyamaensis Yaeyama blenny (Raja Ampat)
  Meiacanthus grammistes Striped fangblenny (Raja Ampat)
  Ophioblennius steindachneri Panamic fanged blenny (Sea of Cortez)
  Parablennius laticlavius Crested blenny (New Zealand)
  Plagiotremus azaleus Sabertooth blenny (Sea of Cortez)
  Plagiotremus laudandus Fijian fangblenny
  Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos Bluestriped fangblenny (Raja Ampat)
  Plagiotremus tapeinosoma Piano Fangblenny (Great Barrier Reef)
  Salarias patzneri Patzner's blenny (Raja Ampat)
  Xenomedea rhodopyga Redrump blenny (Sea of Cortez)
     

Bothidae

Lefteye flounders

Common name & details

Arnoglossus scapha Witch (New Zealand)
Asterorhombus filifer Longlure flounder (Fiji)
Bothus mancus Peacock flounder (Fiji)
Engyprosopon grandisquama Largescale flounder (Philippines)
Paralichthys tropicus Tropical flounder (Belize)
   
   
   
     

Caesionidae

Fusiliers

Common name & details

Caesio caerulaurea Scissortail fusilier (Raja Ampat)
Caesio cuning Yellowtail fusilier (Raja Ampat)
Caesio teres Blue and yellow fusilier (Fiji)
Caesio varilineata Variable-lined fusilier (Raja Ampat)
Pterocaesio pisang Banana fusilier (Fiji)
Pterocaesio tile Bluestreak fusilier (Raja Ampat)
Pterocaesio trilineata Threestripe fusilier
  Paracaesio xanthura Blue-and-yellow snapper (Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia)
  Unidentified fusilier Fusilier at cleanerfish station (Raja Ampat)
     

Callionymidae

Dragonets

Common name & details

Dactylopus dactylopus Fingered dragonet (Philippines)
Dactylopus kuiteri Orange & Black dragonet (Philippines, Lembeh Strait)
Diplogrammus goramensis Goram dragonet (Raja Ampat)
Synchiropus bartlesi Bartel's dragonet (Raja Ampat)
Synchiropus morrisoni Morrison's dragonet (Sulawesi)
Synchiropus splendidus Mandarinfish (Raja Ampat)
   
   
     

Carangidae

Jacks & Trevallies

Common name & details

Carangoides bajad Orange-spotted trevally (Raja Ampat)
Caranx caballus Green jack (Sea of Cortez)
Caranx lugubris Black jack (Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Islands)
Caranx melampygus Bluefin trevally (Fiji)
Caranx sexfasciatus Bigeye trevally (Sulawesi)
Decapterus muroadsi Amberstripe scad (Guadalupe, Mexico)
Trachinotus blochii Snubnose Pompano (Great Barrier Reef)
Trachinotus rhodopus Gafftopsail pompano (Isla Carmen, Mexico)
  Uraspis helvola Cottonmouth Jack (Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Islands)
     

Centropomidae

Snooks and glassfishes

Common name & details

Centropomus unidecimalis Snook
   
   
   
   
     

Ceratodontidae

Australian lungfish

Common name & details

Neoceratodus forsteri Australian lungfish
   
   
   
   
     

Chaenopsidae

Tube blennies

Common name & details

thumbnail of signal blenny

Acanthemblemaria crockeri

Browncheek blenny (Sea of Cortez)

Chaenopsis species

Tube blenny (Sea of Cortez)

Emblemaria hypacanthus

Gulf signal blenny (Sea of Cortez)

Emblemariopsis bahamensis Blackhead blenny (Glover's Reef, Belize)
Lucayablennius zingaro Arrow blenny (Glover's Reef, Belize)
   
     

Chaetodontidae

Butterflyfishes

Common name & details

Chaetodon aculeatus Longnose butterflyfish (Roatan, Honduras)
Chaetodon adiergastos Panda butterflyfish (Raja Ampat)
Chaetodon auriga Threadfin butterflyfish (Fiji)
Chaetodon baronessa Eastern triangular butterflyfish (Fiji)
Chaetodon bennetti Eclipse butterflyfish (Fiji)
Chaetodon capistratus Foureye Butterflyfish (Belize)
  Chaetodon citrinellus Speckled butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon ephippium Saddled butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon kleinii Blacklip butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon lineolatus Lined butterflyfish (Great Barrier Reef)
  Chaetodon lunula Raccoon butterflyfish (Raja Ampat)
  Chaetodon lunulatus Redfin butterflyfish (Fiji?)
  Chaetodon melannotus Black-backed butterflyfish (Raja Ampat)
  Chaetodon mertensii Yellowback butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon multicinctus Multiband butterflyfish (Hawai'i)
  Chaetodon ocellatus Spotfin butterflyfish (Belize)
  Chaetodon ocellicaudus Spot-tail butterflyfish (Philippines)
  Chaetodon octofasciatus Eight-banded butterflyfish (Raja Ampat)
  Chaetodon ornatissimus Ornate butterflyfish (Raja Ampat)
  Chaetodon pelewensis Dot & dash butterflyfish (Philippines)
  Chaetodon plebeius Blue-spot butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon punctatofasciatus Spot-banded butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon quadrimaculatus Fourspot butterflyfish (Hawaii)
  Chaetodon rafflesi Latticed butterflyfish (Raja Ampat)
  Chaetodon reticulatus Reticulated butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon speculum Oval-spot butterflyfish (Raja Ampat)
  Chaetodon striatus Banded butterflyfish (Belize)
  Chaetodon ulietensis Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon unimaculatus Teardrop butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon vagabundus Vagabond butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Chaetodon xanthurus Crosshatch butterflyfish (Philippines)
  Chelmon rostratus Long-beaked coralfish (Captive, Denver Zoo)
  Coradion chrysozonus Orange-banded coralfish (Raja Ampat)
  Coradion melanopus Two-eyed coralfish (Philippines)
  Forcipiger flavissimus Long-nose butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Forcipiger longirostris Big longnose butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Hemitaurichthys polylepis Pyramid butterflyfish (Fiji)
  Heniochus chrysostomus Pennant bannerfish (Fiji)
  Heniochus diphreutes Schooling bannerfish (Fiji)
  Heniochus monoceros Masked bannerfish (Fiji)
  Heniochus singularis Singular bannerfish (Raja Ampat)
  Heniochus varius Humphead bannerfish (Raja Ampat)
  Johnrandallia nigrirostris Barberfish (Sea of Cortez)
     

Characidae

Characins

Common name & details

Astyanax mexicanus Blind cave fish (Captive)
   
   
   
   
   
     
   

Cheimarrichthyidae

Torrentfish

Common name & details

Cheimarrichthys forsteri Torrentfish (New Zealand)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Cichlidae

Cichlids

Common name & details

Lake Malawi cichlid thumbnail

Various cichlids Lake Malawi cichlids (Malawi)
   
   
   
   
   
     
     

Cirrhitidae

Hawkfishes

Common name & details

Cirrhitichthys falco Dwarf  hawkfish
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus Pixy hawkfish (Fiji)
Cirrhitus rivulatus Giant hawkfish (Sea of Cortez)
Oxycirrhites typus Longnose hawkfish on seafan
Paracirrhites arcatus Arc-eyed hawkfish
  Paracirrhites forsteri Freckled hawkfish
     

Clinidae

Blennoids

Common name & details

Cristiceps aurantiacus Crested weedfish Cristiceps aurantiacus Crested weedfish (New Zealand)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Congridae

Conger & Garden eels

Common name and details

Heteroconger hassi Spotted garden eel, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat Gorgasia maculata Spaghetti garden eel (Raja Ampat)
Heteroconger hassi Spotted garden eel (Raja Ampat)
Heteroconger longissimus Brown garden eel (Roatan, Honduras)
   
   
   
     

Cyprinodontidae

Pupfishes or toothcarps

Common name & details

Cyprinodon pecosensis Pecos pupfish (USA endangered)
   
   
   
   
     

Dactylopteridae

Flying gurnards

Common name & details

Dactyloptena orientalis, Helmut gurnard, Lembeh Straits thumb Dactyloptena orientalis Helmet or flying gurnard (Lembeh Straits)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Diodontidae

Porcupinefishes

Common name & details

Chilomycterus reticulatus Spotfin burrfish (Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Islands)
Cyclichthys orbicularis Orbicular burrfish (Lembeh Straits)
Diodon holocanthus Balloonfish (Sea of Cortez)
Diodon liturosus Black-blotched porcupinefish
   
   
   
     

Echeneidae

Remoras, Sharksuckers

Common name & details

remora Echeneis naucrates Sharksucker or remora (Fiji)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Eleotridae

Gudgeons and sleepers

Common name & details

Giuris margaritacea Ornate sleeper, Snake-headed gudgeon (Fiji)
Gobiomorphus huttoni Red-finned bully (New Zealand)
Hypseleotris guentheri Rainbow prigi (Fiji)
   
   
   

Enoplosidae

Scientific Name

Common Name and Details

Enoplosus armatus Old wife, Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia IMG_7582 thumbnail.jpg Enoplosus armatus Old wife (Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Ephippidae

Spadefishes, Batfishes

Common name & details

thumbnail of spadefish Platax batavianus Batavia spadefish (Raja Ampat)
Platax pinnatus Pinnate spadefish (Raja Ampat)
Platax teira Longfin spadefish (Raja Ampat)
   
   
   
     
     

Galaxiidae

Galaxiids

Common name & details

Galaxias argenteus Giant kokopu (New Zealand)
Galaxias brevipinnis Koaro (New Zealand)
Galaxias maculatus Inanga (New Zealand)
Whitebait Juvenile galaxiids, local New Zealand delicacy
   
     

Gobiesocidae

Clingfishes

Common name & details

Discotrema crinophila Crinoid clingfish (Fiji)
Gastrocyathus gracilis Slender clingfish (New Zealand)
Gastroscyphus hectoris Hector's clingfish (New Zealand)
Haplocylix littoreus Giant clingfish (New Zealand)
Trachelochismus melobesia Striped clingfish (New Zealand)
     

Gobiidae

Gobies

Common name & details

Amblygobius decussatus Crosshatch goby (Raja Ampat)
Amblygobius phalaena Brown-barred goby (Fiji)
Amblygobius rainfordi Old Glory (Fiji)
Amblyeleotris guttatus Spotted shrimp goby (Sulawesi)
Amblyeleotris gymnocephala Nakedhead shrimp goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
Amblyeleotris randalli Randall's shrimp goby (Fiji)
  Amblyeleotris steinitzi Steinitz' shrimp goby (Fiji)
  Amblyeleotris species Unidentified shrimp goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Awaous guamensis Scribbled goby (Fiji)
  Bryaninops dianneae Fijian sponge goby
  Bryaninops tigris Black coral goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Bryaninops yongei Seawhip goby
  Coryphopterus alloides Barfin goby (Roatan, Honduras)
  Coryphopterus aureus Goldenspot goby (Raja Ampat, Philippines)
  Coryphopterus glaucofraenum Bridled goby (Belize)
  Coryphopterus hyalinus or personatus Glass or masked goby (Belize)
  Coryphopterus lipernes Peppermint goby (Belize)
  Coryphopterus neophytus Neophyte goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Coryphopterus signipinnis Signalfin goby (Raja Ampat)
  Coryphopterus urospilus Redlight goby (Sea of Cortez)
  Cryptocentrus cinctus Banded shrimp goby
  Elacatinus punticulatus Redhead goby gold stripe variant
  Eviota albolineata Redspotted pygmy goby (Raja Ampat)
  Eviota prasites Red & whitespotted pygmy goby (Raja Ampat)
  Eviota smaragdus Ear-spot pygmy goby (Fiji)
  Eviota species Pygmy goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Exyrias bellisimus Beautiful goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Gnatholepis anjerensis Eyebar goby
  Gnatholepis cauerensis Sand goby (Sulawesi)
  Gobiodon citrinus? Lemon coral goby
  Gobiosoma illecebrosum Barsnout goby (Cozumel)
  Gobiosoma oceanops Neon goby (Belize)
  Istigobius sp. Raja Ampat, West Papua
  Luposicya lupus Pair with eggs (Solomon Islands)
  Lythrypnus dalli Blue-banded goby (Sea of Cortez)
  Pleurosicya boldinghi Soft coral ghost goby (Raja Ampat)
  Pleurosicya elongata Elongate ghostgoby (Raja Ampat)
  Pleurosicya mossambica Common ghostgoby (Philippines)
  Redigobius leveri Lever's Fijian goby (Fiji, endemic freshwater)
  Sicypopterus lagocephalus Freshwater herbivorous goby (Fiji)
  Sicyopus zosterophorum Freshwater goby (Fiji)
  Signigobius biocellatus Signal goby (Indonesia and Solomon Islands)
  Stiphodon rutilaureus Stiphodon (Fiji)
  Trimma benjamini Benjamin's goby
  Valenciennea decora Goby pair (Fiji)
  Valenciennea muralis Mural goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Valenciennea puellaris Orange-dashed goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Valenciennea sexguttatus Sixspot goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
  Valenciennea strigata Bluestreak goby (Raja Ampat, West Papua)
     

Gonorhynchidae

Sand eels, sandfish, beaked salmon

Common name & details

sand eel thumbnail Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus Sand eel, sandfish, beaked salmon (Captive, New Zealand)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Grammatidae

Basslets

Common name & details

Gramma loreto Basslet (Belize)
Gramma melacara Blackcap basslet (Belize)
   
   
   
   
     

Haemulidae

Grunts & Sweetlips

Common name & details

Anisostremus interruptus Burrito grunt (Sea of Cortez)
Haemulon flavolineatum French grunt (Belize)
Haemulon sp. juveniles Juvenile grunts (Belize)
Haemulon plumieri White grunt (Belize)
Haemulon sexfasciatum Graybar grunt (Loreto, Baja)
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Many-spotted sweetlips
Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus Gold-spotted sweetlips (Philippines)
Plectorhinchus lineatus Diagonal-banded sweetlips (Raja Ampat)
Plectorhinchus multivittatum Many-lined sweetlips (Raja Ampat)
  Plectorhincus picus Dotted sweetlips (Fiji)
  Plectorhinchus polytaenia Ribbon sweetlips (Raja Ampat)
  Plectorhincus vittatus Oriental sweetlips (Fiji)
     

Holocentridae

Soldierfishes and Squirrelfishes

Common name & details

Holocentrus rufus Long-spine squirrelfish (Belize)
Myripristis adusta Shadowfin soldierfish (Raja Ampat)
Myripristis berndti Big-scale soldierfish (Fiji)
Myripristis botche Splendid soldierfish (Raja Ampat)
Myripristis jacobus Blackbar soldierfish (Roatan, Honduras)
Myripristis kuntee Epaulette soldierfish (Raja Ampat)
Myripristis leiognathus Panamic soldierfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Myripristis violacea Violet soldierfish (Fiji)
  Neoniphon opercularis Blackfin squirrelfish (Fiji)
  Myripristis vittata White-tip soldierfish (Fiji)
  Neoniphon sammara Spotfin soldierfish (Fiji)
  Sargocentron caudimaculatum Tailspot squirrelfish (Fiji)
  Sargocentron cornutum Three-spot squirrelfish (Philippines)
  Sargocentron coruscum Reef squirrelfish (Roatan, Honduras)
  Sargocentron diadema Crown squirrelfish (Fiji)
  Sargocentron ittodai Samurai squirrelfish (Fiji)
  Sargocentron spiniferum Sabre squirrelfish (Fiji)
  Sargocentron suborbitalis Tinsel squirrelfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Sargocentron violaceum Violet squirrelfish (Fiji)
     

Kuhliidae

Flagtails or aholeholes

Common name & details

Kuhlia marginata Dark-margined flagtail, Kuhlia marginata Dark-margined flagtail (Fiji)
Kuhlia munda Silver flagtail (Fiji)
Kuhlia rupestris Rock flagtail (Fiji)
   
   
   
     

Kyphosidae

Drummers

Common name & details

Atypichthys latus Mado (New Zealand)
Atypichthys strigatus Australian mado (Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia)
Kyphosus analogus Blue-bronze chub (Sea of Cortez)
Microcanthus strigatus Stripey (Byron Bay, Australia)
Scorpis lineolatus Sweep (New Zealand)
   
   
   
     

Labridae

Wrasses and parrotfishes

Common name & details

Anampses melanurus White-spotted wrasse (Raja Ampat)
Anampses neoguinaicus New Guinea wrasse (Great Barrier Reef)
Bodianus anthioides Lyretail hogfish (Fiji)
Bodianus diplotaenia Mexican hogfish
Bodianus loxozonus Blackfin hogfish (Fiji)
Bodianus mesothorax Blackbelt wrasse juvenile (Raja Ampat)
Bodianus rufus Spanish hogfish (Belize)
  Bodianus vulpinus Red pigfish (captive) New Zealand
  Bulbometopon muricatum Bumphead parrotfish (Raja Ampat)
  Calatomus spinidens Raggedtoothed parrotfish (Philippines)
  Cetoscarus ocellatus Spotted parrotfish juvenile (Great Barrier Reef)
  Cheilinus chlorourus Floral wrasse (Fiji)
  Cheilinus fasciatus Redbreasted wrasse (Raja Ampat)
  Cheilinus undulatus Napoleon or Humphead wrasse (Raja Ampat)
  Cheilio inermis Cigar wrasse (Philippines and Fiji)
  Chlorurus microrhinos Steephead parrotfish (Fiji)
  Chlorurus sordidus Bullethead parrotfish (Fiji)
  Choerodon anchorago Anchor tuskfish (Raja Ampat)
  Choerodon fasciatus Harlequin tuskfish (captive Denver Zoo)
  Choerodon zosterophorus Darkstripe tuskfish (Philippines)
  Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura Bluesided wrasse (Raja Ampat)
  Cirrhilabrus lubbocki Orangeback wrasse (Philippines)
  Cirrhilabrus punctatus Dotted wrasse (Fiji)
  Cirrhilabrus temminckii? Peacock wrasse (Philippines)
  Clepticus parrae Creole wrasse (Belize)
  Coris aygula Clown cloris (captive Denver Zoo)
  Coris batuensis Batu coris (Raja Ampat)
  Coris gaimard Yellowtail coris (Raja Ampat)
  Coris sandageri Sandager's wrasse (New Zealand)
  Epibulus insidiator Slingjaw wrasse (Fiji)
  Gomphosus varius Bird wrasse (Hawaii)
  Halichoeres biocellatus Twospot wrasse (Fiji)
  Halichoeres chrysus Canary wrasse (Raja Ampat)
  Halichoeres garnoti Yellowhead wrasse (Belize)
  Halichoeres hortulanus Checkerboard wrasse (Fiji)
  Halichoeres nebulosus Nebulous wrasse (Raja Ampat)
  Halichoeres prosopeion Twotone wrasse (Raja Ampat)
  Halichoeres scapularis Zigzag wrasse (Raja Ampat)
  Hemigymnus fasciatus Barred thicklip (Fiji)
  Hologymnosus annulatus Ring wrasse juvenile phase (Raja Ampat)
  Hologymnosus doliatus Pastel ring wrasse initial phase (Raja Ampat)
  Iniistius aneitensis Whitepatch razorfish (Philippines)
  Iniistius pavo Peacock razorfish (Philippines)
  Labrichthys unilineatus Tubelip wrasse (Fiji)
  Labroides bicolor Bicolor cleaner wrasse (Fiji)
  Labroides dimidiatus Bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Fiji, Raja Ampat)
  Labroides phthirophagus Hawaiian cleaner wrasse (Hawaii)
  Labropsis xanthonota Wedge-tailed wrasse (Fiji)
  Leptoscarus vaigensis Marbled parrotfish (Philippines)
  Lachnolaimus maximus Hogfish (Belize)
  Macropharyngodon meleagris Leopard wrasse (Fiji)
  Macropharyngodon negroensis Black wrasse (Fiji)
  Notolabrus fucicola Banded wrasse (New Zealand)
  Novaculichthys taeniourus Rockmover wrasse (Fiji)
  Oxycheilinus bimaculatus Twospot wrasse (Philippines)
  Oxycheilinus digrammus Linecheeked wrasse (Fiji)
  Oxycheilinus rodochrous Oriental wrasse (Indonesia)
  Pseudolabrus miles Scarlet wrasse (New Zealand)
  Pseudolabrus ocellatus Spotty (New Zealand)
  Pteragogus cryptus Cryptic wrasse (Philippines)
  Pteragogus enneacanthus Cockerel wrasse (Philippines)
  Scarus forsteni Bluepatch parrotfish (Fiji)
  Scarus ghobban Bicolor parrotfish (Fiji)
  Scarus quoyi Quoy's Parrotfish (Great Barrier Reef)
  Scarus schlegeli Yellowbar parrotfish (Fiji)
  Scarus tricolor Tricolor parrotfish (Raja Ampat)
  Scarus taeniopterus Princess parrotfish (Belize)
  Sparisoma aurofrenatum Redband parrotfish (Belize)
  Sparisoma viride Stoplight parrotfish (Belize)
  Thalassoma amblycephalum Two-tone wrasse (Fiji)
  Thalassoma bifasciatum Bluehead wrasse (Belize)
  Thalassoma duperrey Saddle wrasse (Hawaii)
  Thalassoma jansenii Jansen's wrasse (Fiji and Indonesia)
  Thalassoma lucasanum Cortez rainbow wrasse (Sea of Cortez)
  Thalassoma lunare Crescent wrasse (Fiji)
  Thalassoma lutescens Sunset wrasse (Fiji)
     

Latridae

Trumpeters

Common name & details

Morwong fuscus Red morwong, Byron Bay, Australia Cheilodactylus vestitus Crested morwong (Byron Bay, Julian Rocks, Australia)
Morwong fuscus Red trumpeter (Byron Bay, Julian Rocks, Australia)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Lethrinidae

Emperors & Breams

Common name & details

Gnathodentex aureolineatus Striped large-eye bream (Fiji)
Lethrinus obsoletus Orange-striped emperor (Fiji)
Lethrinus olivaceus Longface emperor (kri Eco, Raja Ampat)
Monotaxis grandoculis Humpnose bigeye bream (Fiji)
   
   
   
     

Lutjanidae

Snappers

Common name & details

Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster (Belize)
Lutjanus biguttatus Two-spot snapper (Fiji)
Lutjanus bohar Red snapper (Philippines)
Lutjanus ehrenbergii Blackspot snapper (Fiji)
Lutjanus fulviflamma Longspot snapper (Great Barrier Reef)
Lutjanus fulvus Blacktail snapper (Raja Ampat)
Lutjanus guttatus Spotted rose snapper (Sea of Cortez)
Lutjanus kasmira Bluestripe snapper (Fiji)
  Lutjanus mahogani Mahogany snapper (Roatan, Honduras)
  Lutjanus quinquelineatus Five-lined snapper (Fiji)
  Lutjanus russelli Russell's snapper (Raja Ampat)
  Lutjanus semicinctus Blackbanded snapper (Raja Ampat)
  Lutjanus viridis Blue-and-gold snapper (Sea of Cortez)
  Macolor macularis Midnight snapper (Fiji)
  Ocyurus chrysurus Yellowtail snapper (Belize)
     

Macrorhamphosidae

Bellowsfishes or Snipe fishes

Common name & details

Notopogon lillei Crested bellowsfish
   
   
   
   
   
     

Malacanthidae

Tilefishes

Common name & details

Bluehead tilefish Hoplatilus starcki Bluehead tilefish (Fiji)
Malacanthus brevirostris Flagtail blanquillo (Fiji)
Malacanthus latovittatus Blue blanquillo (Fiji)
   
   
   
     

Monacanthidae

Filefishes and leatherjackets

Common name & details

Paraluteres prionurus, Mimic filefish, Kadavu, Fiji Acreichthys radiatus Radial filefish (Philippines)
Acreichthys tomentosus Bristle-tailed filefish (Lembeh Strait)
Aluterus scriptus Scrawled filefish (Fiji and West Papua)
Cantherhines dumerilii Barred or vagabond filefish (Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Islands)
Cantherhines macrocerus Whitespotted filefish (Belize)
Cantherhines pardalis Wirenet filefish (Philippines)
  Chaetodermis pencilligera Leafy filefish (Captive)
  Monacanthus tuckeri Slender filefish (Roatan)
  Oxymonacanthus longirostris Longnose filefish
  Paraluteres prionurus Mimic filefish
  Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos Shortsnout filefish (Puerto Galera, Philippines)
  Pervagor aspricaudus Orangetail filefish (Philippines)
  Pseudomonacanthus macrurus? Strapweed filefish (Raja Ampat)
     
     

Monocentridae

Pineconefishes and pineapplefishes

Common name & details

Cleidopus gloriamaris Pineconefish (captive, Denver Zoo)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Mormyridae

Elephantfishes

Common name & details

Mormyrops anguilloides Chisembe, Nkhata Bay, Lakle Malawi  thumbnail Mormyrops anguilloides Chisembe, Nkhata Bay, Lake Malawi, Malawi
   
   
   
   
   
     

Mullidae

Goatfishes

Common name & details

Goatfish at night Goatfish at night (Fiji)
Mulloidichthys dentatus Mexican goatfish (Sea of Cortez)
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus Yellowstripe goatfish ( Raja Ampat)
Mulloidichthys martinicus Yellow goatfish (Roatan)
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis
Yellowfin goatfish (Fiji)
Parupeneus barberinoides Bicolor goatfish (Fiji)
Parupeneus barbarinus
Dash-dot goatfish (Fiji)
  Parupeneus bifasciatus Double bar goatfish (Fiji)
  Parupeneus ciliatus Cardinal goatfish (Fiji)
  Parupeneus multifasciatus
Manybar goatfish (Fiji)
  Parupeneus pleurostigma Sidespot goatfish (Fiji)
  Pseudupeneus maculatus Spotted goatfish (Belize)
  Upeneus tragula Freckled goatfish (Raja Ampat)
     

Muraenidae

Morays

Common name & details

Anarchias galapagensis Hard tail moray (Sea of Cortez)
Gymnomuraena zebra Zebra moray (Sea of Cortez & Philippines)
Gymnothorax castaneus Panamic green moray (Sea of Cortez)
Gymnothorax eurostus Abbott's moray (Hawaii)
Gymnothorax fimbriatus Fimbriated moray (Raja Ampat)
Gymnothorax funebris Green moray (Belize)
Gymnothorax javanicus Giant moray (Niue)
  Gymnothorax meleagris Whitemouthed moray eel (Fiji)
  Gymnothorax moringa Spotted moray (Cozumel & Belize)
  Gymnothorax nubilus Grey moray (New Zealand)
  Gymnothorax pictus Peppered moray (Fiji)
  Gymnothorax prasinus Yellow moray (New Zealand)
  Gymnothorax zonipectis Bartail moray (Raja Ampat)
  Muraena lentiginosa Jewel moray (Sea of Cortez)
  Rhinomuraena quaesita Blue ribbon eel or leafnose moray (Fiji)
  Siderea thysoidea White-eyed moray (Philippines)
     

Nemipteridae

Coral bream

Common name & details

Pentapodus caninus Small-toothed whiptail (Raja Ampat)
Pentapodus emeryii Double whiptail (Raja Ampat)
Pentapodus trivittatus Three-striped whiptail (Raja Ampat)
Scolopsis affinis? Pale monocle bream (Raja Ampat)
Scolopsis bilineatus Bridled monocle bream (Fiji)
Scolopsis ciliatus Whitestreak monocle bream (Philippines)
  Scolopsis temporalis Rainbow monocle bream (Raja Ampat)
  Scolopsis trilineatus Three-lined monocle bream (Fiji)
     

Ogcocephalidae

Batfish

Common name & details

Ogcocephalus nasutus Shortnosed batfish, Glover's Reef, Belize
   
   
   
   
     

Ophichthidae

Snake Eels

Common name & details

ophichthidae.htm Brachysomophis henshawi Snake eel (Philippines)
Myrichthys breviceps Sharptail eel (Belize)
Myrichthys colubrinus Banded snake eel (Raja Ampat)
Ophichthus melanochir Black-finned snake eel (Philippines)
Ophichthus triserialis Pacific snake eel (Sea of Cortez)
   
   
   
     

Opistognathidae

Jawfishes or smilers

Common name & details

Opistognathus aurifrons Yellowheaded jawfish (Belize)
Opistognathus punctatus  Finespotted jawfish (Sea of Cortez)
Opistognathus randalli Yellowbarred jawfish (Sulawesi)
Opistognathus rosenblatti  Blue-spotted jawfish (Sea of Cortez)
   
   
   
     

Osphronemidae

Gouramis

Common name & details

  Osphronemus gourami Giant gourami (Captive, Fort Worth Zoo)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Osteoglossidae

   
Asian arowana Arapaima gigas Arapaima (Captive, Fort Worth Zoo)
Osteoglossum bicirrhosus Silver arowana (Captive, Fort Worth Zoo)
Scleropages formosus Asian arowana (Captive, Fort Worth Zoo)
   
   
   
     

Ostraciidae

Boxfishes

Common name & details

Lactophrys bicaudalis Spotted trunkfish (Belize)
Lactophrys polygonia Honeycomb cowfish (Belize)
Lactoria cornuta Longhorn cowfish (captive, Denver Zoo)
Ostracion cubicus Yellow boxfish (Raja Ampat)
Ostracion meleagris Spotted boxfish, (Raja Ampat)
  Ostracion solorensis Solor boxfish (Philippines)
     

Pegasidae

Sea Moths

Common name & details

Sea moth thumbnail Eurypegasus draco Dragon Sea Moth (Raja Ampat)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Pempheridae

Sweepers

Common name & details

Parapriacanthus ransonetti Golden sweeper (Raja Ampat)
Pempheris adspersus Bigeye (New Zealand)
Pempheris oualensis Copper sweeper (Fiji)
Pempheris vanicolensis Vanikoro sweeper (Raja Ampat)
   
   
     

Percichthyidae

Temperate perches

Common name & details

Maccullochella macquariensis Trout cod
Maccullochella peelii Murray River cod
Macquaria australasica Macquarie Perch
Nannoperca australis Tasmanian pygmy perch
   
   
     

Percophidae

Opalfishes and duckbills

Common name & details

Hemerocoetes sp. Opalfish (New Zealand)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Pholodichthyidae

Convict blennies

Common name & details

Pholidichthys leucotaenia Engineer goby
   
   
   
   
   
     

Pimelodidae

Long-whiskered catfish

Common name & details

     
   
   
   
   
   
     

Pinguipedidae

Sandperches

Common name & details

Parapercis clathrata Latticed sandperch (Fiji)
Parapercis colias Blue cod (New Zealand)
Parapercis cylindrica Yellowtail sandperch (Raja Ampat)
Parapercis hexophthlama Speckled sandperch (Fiji)
Parapercis millipunctata Spotted sandperch (Raja Ampat)
Parapercis schauinslandi Red-spotted sandperch (Fiji)
Parapercis stricticeps Whitestreak grubfish (Byron Bay, Australia)
  Parapercis tetracantha Reticulated sandperch (Raja Ampat)
     

Platycephalidae

Flatheads

Common name & details

Cymbacephalus beauforti Crocodilefish (Indonesia)
Thysanophrys chiltonae Longsnout flathead (Philippines)
   
   
   
     

Pleuronectidae

Righteye flounders

Common name & details

Samariscus triocellatus Threespot flounder
   
   
   
   
   
     

Plotosidae

Marine catfish

Common name & details

Plotosus lineatus Striped catfish (juveniles, Fiji)
   
   
   
   
     

Poecilidae

Livebearers

Common name & details

Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish
   
   
   
   
     

Pomacanthidae

Angelfishes

Common name & details

Apolemichthys trimaculatus

Three-spot angelfish (Raja Ampat, Indonesia)
Centropyge bicolor Bicolor angelfish (Fiji)
Centropyge bispinosus Two-spine angelfish
Centropyge flavissimus Lemonpeel angelfish (Fiji)
Centropyge heraldi Yellow pygmy angelfish (Great Barrier Reef)
Centropyge vroliki Pearl-scaled angelfish (Raja Ampat)

Chaetodontoplus mesoleucas

Vermiculated angelfish (Raja Ampat, Indonesia)
Genicanthus lamarck Blackstriped angelfish (Raja Ampat, Indonesia)
  Genicanthus melanospilus Blackspot angelfish (Fiji)
  Holacanthus ciliaris Queen angelfish (Belize)
  Holacanthus clarionensis Clarion Angelfish (Mexico)
  Holacanthus passer King angelfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Parma alboscapularis Black angelfish (New Zealand)
  Pomacanthus arcuatus Gray angelfish (Bahamas)
  Pomacanthus imperator Imperial angelfish (Fiji)
  Pomacanthus paru French angelfish (Roatan, Belize)
  Pomacanthus semicirculatus Semicircle angelfish juvenile (Fiji)
  Pomacanthus sexfasciatus Six-banded angelfish (Raja Ampat, Indonesia)
  Pomacanthus xanthometapon Yellow-mask angelfish (Raja Ampat, Indonesia)
  Pomacanthus zonipectus Cortez angelfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Pygoplites diacanthus Regal angelfish (Fiji)
     

Pomacentridae

Damelfishes and anemonefishes (clownfishes)

Common name & details

Abudefduf abdominalis Hawaiian sergeant (Hawaii)
Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scissortail sergeant (Fiji)
Abudefduf sordidus Blackspot sergeant (Hawaii)
Abudefduf troscheli Panamic Sergeant Major (Sea of Cortez)
Abudefduf vaigensis Indo-Pacific Sergeant (Fiji)
Acanthochromis polyacanthus Spiny Chromis (Great Barrier Reef)
Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel (Fiji)
  Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster White-belly damsel (Great Barrier Reef)
  Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis Orbicular damsel (Fiji)
  Amphiprion akindynos Barrier Reef anemonefish (Byron Bay, Australia)
  Amphiprion barberi Barber's anemonefish (Fiji)
  Amphiprion chrysopterus Orange-finned anemonefish (Fiji)
  Amphiprion clarkii Clark's anemonefish (Sulawesi)
  Amphiprion frenatus Tomato anemonefish (Philippines)
  Amphiprion leucokranos White-bonnet anemonefish (Raja Ampat)
  Amphiprion ocellaris False clownfish (Raja Ampat)
  Amphiprion percula Clown anemonefish (Great Barrier Reef)
  Amphiprion perideraion Pink anemonefish (Fiji)
  Amphiprion polymnus Saddleback anemonefish (Philippines)
  Amphiprion sandracinos Orange anemonefish (Raja Ampat)
  Chromis alpha Yellow speckled chromis (Fiji)
  Chromis amboinensis Ambon chromis (Raja Ampat, Fiji)
  Chromis analis Yellow damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Chromis atrilobata Scissortail chromis (Sea of Cortez)
  Chromis atripectoralis Black axil chromis (Fiji)
  Chromis atripes Darkfin chromis (Kadavu, Fiji)
  Chromis cyanea Blue chromis (Glover's Reef, Belize)
  Chromis enchrysurus Yellowtail reeffish (Glover's Reef, Belize)
  Chromis insolata Sunshinefish (Glover's Reef, Belize)
  Chromis iomelas Pacific half-and-half chromis (Fiji)
  Chromis limbaughi Blue and yellow chromis (Sea of Cortez)
  Chromis margaritifer Bicolor chromis (Taveuni, Fiji)
  Chromis retrofasciatus Blackbar chromis (Fiji)
  Chromis scotochiloptera Philippines chromis (Raja Ampat)
  Chromis viridis Blue green chromis (Fiji)
  Chromis xanthura Pale-tail chromis (Fiji)
  Chrysiptera bleekeri Bleeker's demoiselle (Raja Ampat)
  Chrysiptera rollandi Roland's damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Chrysiptera talboti Talbot's demoiselle (Raja Ampat)
  Chrysiptera taupou South Seas devil (Fiji)
  Dascyllus albisella Hawaiian damsel (Hawaii)
  Dascyllus aruanus Humbug damsel (Fiji)
  Dascyllus reticulatus Reticulated damsel (Fiji)
  Dascyllus species Common, but possibly new, damsel (Kadavu, Fiji)
  Dascyllus trimaculatus Three spot damsel, adult (Fiji)
  Dischistodus chrysopoecilus Pale spot damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Dischistodus melanotus Blackvent damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus Monarch damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Microspathodon chrysurus Yellowtail damselfish (Belize)
  Micospathodon bairdii Bumphead damselfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Microspathodon dorsalis Giant damselfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Neoglyphidodon melas Black damsel (Great Barrier Reef)
  Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Neoglyphidodon oxydon Javanese damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Neoglyphidodon thoracotaeniatus Barhead damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Neopomacentus azysron Yellowtail demoiselle (Raja Ampat)
  Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus Johnston damsel (Fiji)
  Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus Jewel damsel (Fiji)
  Pomacentrus amboinensis Ambon damsel (Philippines)
  Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Pomacentrus cuneatus Wedgespot damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Pomacentrus imitator Imitator damsel (Fiji)
  Pomacentrus moluccensis Lemon damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Pomacentrus nigromanus Goldback damsel (Fiji)
  Pomacentrus nigromarginatus Blackmargin damselfish (Fiji)
  Pomacentrus reidi Reid's damsel (Great Barrier Reef)
  Pomacentrus simsiang Blueback damsel (Raja Ampat)
  Pomacentrus stigma Blackspot damsel (Philippines)
  Pomacentrus vaiuli Princess damsel (Fiji)
  Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek anemonefish (Raja Ampat)
  Stegastes albifasciatus Whitebar gregory (Fiji)
  Stegastes fasciolatus Pacific Gregory (Great Barrier Reef)
  Stegastes flavilatus Beaubrummel (Sea of Cortez)
  Stegastes fuscus Dusky damselfish (Belize)
  Stegastes leucorus Whitetail damselfish (Isla Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands)
  Stegastes leucostictus Beaugregory (Glover's Reef. Belize)
  Stegastes nigricans Dusky gregory (Kadavu, Fiji)
  Stegastes partitus Bicolor damselfish (Belize)
  Stegastes planifrons Threespot damselfish (Glover's Reef, Belize)
  Stegastes redemptus Clarion damselfish (Isla Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands)
     

Priacanthidae

Bigeyes

Common name & details

Priacanthus hamrur Crescent-tailed bigeye (Fiji)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Protopteridae

African lungfishes

Common name & details

Protopterus annectens African lungfish
   
   
   
   
   

Pseudochromidae

Dottybacks

Common name & details

Pseudochromis splendens Splendid dottyback, Raja Ampat, West Papua Cypho zaps Checkered dottyback (Raja Ampat)
Pictichromis coralensis Bicolor dottyback (Great Barrier Reef)
Pseudochromis ammeri Raja dottyback (Raja Ampat)
Pseudochromis diadema Purpletop dottyback (Philippines)
Pseudochromis perspicillatus Southeast Asian blackstripe dottyback (Raja Ampat)
Pseudochromis porphyreus Magenta dottyback (Raja Ampat)
Pseudochromis splendens Splendid dottyback (Raja Ampat)
   
     
     

Psychrolutidae

Toadfishes, fathead sculpins or fatheads

Common name & details

Neophrynichthys latus Dark toadfish (captive)
   
   
   
   
     

Ptereleotridae

Dartfishes

Common name & details

fire goby Nemateleotris magnifica Fire goby (various)
Ptereleotris evides Two tone dartfish (various)
Ptereleotris hanae Threadfin dartfish
Ptereleotris heteroptera Spottail dartfish (Fiji)
Ptereleotris zebra Zebra dartfish (Fiji)
   
     

Scatophagidae

Scats

Common name & details

Scatophagus argus Scatophagus argus Scat (Aquarium photo)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Sciaenidae

Drums

Common name & details

Equetus punctatus Spotted drum (Belize)
Sciaenops ocellatus Red drum or Redfish
   
   
   
   

Scombridae

Tunas and mackerels

Common name & details

Scomber japonicus Pacific chub mackerel, Guadalupe, Mexico  thumb Scomber japonicus Pacific chub mackerel (Guadalupe, Mexico)
   
   
   
   
   
     
     

Scorpaenidae

Scorpionfishes & lionfishes

Common name & details

Helicolenus percoides Jock Stewart or sea perch
Pterois antennata Spotfin lionfish (Raja Ampat)
Pterois volitans Lionfish
Scorpaena cardinalis Northern scorpionfish (New Zealand)
Scorpaena mystes Stone scorpionfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Scorpaena papillosa New Zealand scorpionfish
  Scorpaena plumieri Spotted scorpionfish (Belize)
  Scorpaenodes diabolus Devil scorpionfish
  Scorpaenodes xyris Rainbow scorpionfish (Sea of Cortez)
  Scorpaenopsis oxycephala Tasseled scorpionfish
  Scorpaenopsis papuensis Papuan scorpionfish (Raja Ampat)
  Taenianotus triacanthus Leaf scorpionfish
     

Serranidae

Cods and basslets

Common name & details

Alphestes immaculatus Pacific Mutton Hamlet (Sea of Cortez)
Anthias pleurotaenia Squarespot anthias (Sulawesi)
Anyperodon leucogrammicus Slender grouper (Raja Ampat)
Caesioperca lepidoptera Butterfly perch (New Zealand)
Caprodon longimanus Pink maomao (New Zealand)
Cephalopholis argus Peacock grouper (Fiji)
  Cephalopholis cyanostigma Bluespotted grouper (Raja Ampat)
  Cephalopholis miniata Coral grouper (Raja Ampat)
  Cephalopholis panamensis Panama Graysby (Sea of Cortez)
  Cephalopholis spiloparaea Strawberry grouper
  Cephalopholis urodeta Flagtail grouper (Fiji)
  Dermatolepis dermatolepis Leather bass, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico
  Diploprion bifasciatum Doublebanded soapfish (Raja Ampat)
  Epinephelus caeruleopunctatus Whitespotted grouper (Fiji)
  Epinephelus clippertonensis Clipperton grouper (Roca Partida, Revillagigedos Islands, Mexico)
  Epinephelus cruentatus Graysby (Belize)
  Epinephelus fasciatus Blacktip grouper (Fiji)
  Epinephelus fulvus Coney (Belize)
  Epinephelus fuscoguttatus Flowery cod (Fiji)
  Epinephelus guttatus Red hind (Belize)
  Epinephelus labriformis Flag cabrilla (Sea of Cortez)
  Epinephelus maculatus Highfin grouper (Philippines)
  Epinephelus merra Honeycomb grouper (Fiji)
  Epinephelus ongus Whitestreaked grouper (Philippines)
  Epinephelus striatus Nassau grouper and neon goby (Belize)
  Epinephelus tukula Potato grouper or potato cod (Great Barrier Reef)
  Hypoplectrodes huntii Banded perch (New Zealand)
  Hypoplectrus unicolor ("puella") Barred hamlet (Belize)
  Hypoplectrus unicolor ("nigricans") Black hamlet (Belize)
  Hypoplectrus unicolor ('indigo") Indigo hamlet (Belize)
  Lepidoperca tasmanica Wavy-lined perch
  Luzonichthys waitei Slender anthias (Fiji)
  Mycteroperca bonaci Black grouper (Bahamas)
  Mycteroperca rosacea Leopard grouper (Sea of Cortez)
  Mycteroperca tigris Tiger grouper (Belize)
  Paranthias colonus Pacific creolefish (Sea of Cortez)
  Plectropomus oligocanthus Highfin coral trout (Raja Ampat)
  Plectropomus laevis Blacksaddle coral grouper (Great Barrier Reef)
  Plectropomus leopardus Leopard Coral grouper (Great Barrier Reef)
  Plectropomus oligocanthus Highfin coral trout (Raja Ampat)
  Pseudanthias dispar Redfin anthias (Raja Ampat)
  Pseudanthias huchti Threadfin anthias (Raja Ampat)
  Pseudanthias hypselosoma Stocky anthias (Fiji)
  Pseudanthias pascalus Purple queen anthias
  Pseudanthias pleurotaenia Squarespot anthias
  Pseudanthias squamipinnis Scalefin anthias
  Pseudanthias tuka Purple anthias (Raja Ampat)
  Rypticus saponaceus Greater soapfish (Bahamas)
  Serranus psittacinus Barred serrano (Sea of Cortez)
  Serranocirrhitus latus Hawk anthias
  Serranus tigrinus Harlequin bass (Belize)
     

Siganidae

Rabbitfishes

Common name & details

Siganus argenteus Forktail rabbitfish (Fiji)
Siganus corallinus Coral rabbitfish (Raja Ampat)
Siganus guttatus Golden rabbitfish (Raja Ampat)
Siganus puellus Masked rabbitfish (Raja Ampat)
Siganus uspi Bicolor rabbitfish (Fiji)
   
     

Soleidae

True soles (sounds like a revival meeting)

Common name & details

Peltorhamphus novaezeelandiae Common sole, patiki
   
   
   
   
     

Solenostomidae

Ghost pipefishes

Common name & details

Solenostomus paradoxus  Ornate ghost pipefish 2 thumb.jpg Solenostomus cyanopterus Robust pipefish, Lembeh Straits
Solenostomus paradoxus Ornate ghost pipefish
   
   
   
   
     

Sparidae

Sea breams and porgies

Common name & details

Calamos bajonado Calamus bajonado Jolthead Porgy, Roatan, Honduras
Chrysophrys auratus Snapper, Poor Knights, New Zealand
   
   
   
   
     

Sphyraenidae

Barracuda

Common name & details

Pickhandle barracuda thumb Sphyraena jello Pickhandle barracuda (Fiji)
Sphyraena jenie Blackfin barracuda (Fiji)
   
   
   
   
     

Synanceiidae

Stonefishes and kin

Common name & details

Inimicus didactylus Demon stinger (Indonesia)
Synanceia verrucosa Reef stonefish (Indonesia)
   
   
   
   
     

Syngnathidae

Seahorses, pipefish and seadragons

Common name & details

Acentronura breviperula Shortpouch pygmy pipehorse (Raja Ampat)
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus Network pipefish (Fiji)
Corythoichthys haematopterus Reeftop pipefish (Raja Ampat)
Corythoichthys ocellatus Orange-spotted pipefish (Raja Ampat)
Corythoichthys sp. 1 Unidentified pipefish (Indonesia)
Corythoichthys sp. 2 of Kuiter 2009 White-faced pipefish (Kadavu, Fiji)
  Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus Ringed pipefish (Raja Ampat)
  Hippocampus abdominalis Bigbelly seahorse (New Zealand)
  Hippocampus barbouri Zebra-snout seahorse (Philippines)
  Hippocampus bargibanti Pygmy seahorse (Indonesia)
  Hippocampus denise Denise's pygmy seahorse (Raja Ampat, Indonesia)
  Hippocampus kuda Oceanic seahorse (captive)
  Hippocampus pontohi Pontoh's pygmy seahorse (Raja Ampat)
  Hippocampus reidi Longsnout seahorse (Belize)
  Phycodurus eques Leafy sea dragon (captive)
  Solegnathus spinosissimus Spiny seadragon (Fiordland, New Zealand)
  Solestomus paradoxus Ornate ghost pipefish (Indonesia)
     

Synodontidae

Lizardfishes or grinners

Common name & details

Synodus intermedius Sand diver (Belize)
Synodus jaculum Javelinfish (Philippines)
Synodus lacertinus Calico lizardfish (Sea of Cortez)
Synodus variegatus Reef lizardfish (Fiji)
Trachinocephalus myops Snakefish (Lembeh)
   
   
     

Tetraodontidae

Pufferfishes

Common name & details

Arothron hispidus White-spotted puffer (Fiji)
Arothron mappa Map puffer (Fiji)
Arothron nigropunctatus Blackspotted puffer (Fiji)
Arothron stellatus Star puffer (Sulawesi)
Canthigaster bennetti Whitebelly toby (Philippines)
Canthigaster compressa Fingerprint toby (Philippines)
Canthigaster papua Papuan puffer (Raja Ampat)
Canthigaster punctatissima Spotted sharpnose puffer (Sea of Cortez)
  Canthigaster rostrata Sharpnose puffer (Belize)
  Canthigaster solandri Spotted toby (Raja Ampat)
  Canthigaster valentini Black-saddled toby (Fiji)
  Sphoeroides lobatus Longnose puffer (Sea of Cortez)
  Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail puffer (Roatan, Honduras)
     

Theraponidae

Grunters

Common name & details

Crescent banded grunter thumb Terapon jarbua Crescent banded grunter (Fiji)
   
   
   
   
   
     

Tripterygiidae

Triplefins

Common name

Axoclinus carminalis Carmine triplefin (Sea of Cortez)
Crocodilichthys gracilis Lizard triplefin (Sea of Cortez)
Enneapterygius mirabilis Miracle triplefin (Raja Ampat)
Enneapterygius philippinus Philippine triplefin (Raja Ampat)
Forsterygion flavonigrum Yellow-black triplefin (New Zealand)
  Forsterygion lapillum Common triplefin (New Zealand)
  Forsterygion malcolmi Mottled triplefin (New Zealand)
  Forsterygion maryannae Oblique swimming triplefin (New Zealand)
 

Forsterygion robustus

Robust triplefin (New Zealand)
  Helicogramma striata Striped triplefin (Raja Ampat)
  Karalepis stewarti Scaly-headed triplefin (New Zealand)
  Notoclinops caerulepunctatus Blue-dot triplefin (New Zealand)
  Notoclinops segmentatus Blue-eyed triplefin (New Zealand)
  Notoclinops yaldwyni Yaldwyn's triplefin (New Zealand)
  Ruanowho whero Spectacled triplefin (New Zealand)
  Unidentified triplefin Unidentified triplefin (Raja Ampat)
     

Uranoscopidae

Stargazers

Common name

Genyagnus monopterygius Spotted stargazer or kourepoua (captive, New Zealand)
Uranoscopus sulphureus Whitemargin stargazer (Philippines)
   
   
   
     

Zanclidae

Moorish Idol

Common name

Zanclus cornutus, Moorish Idol Zanclus cornutus Moorish Idol (Fiji and Raja Ampat)
   
   
   
   
   
     

 


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