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Urochordates

Family

Common name

 

Sea squirts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lampreys & hagfishes

Family

Common name

Myxinidae

Hagfishes, slime eels

Petromyzontidae

Lampreys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharks and rays

Family

Common name

Carcharhinidae

Requiem sharks

Dasyatidae

Stingrays

Ginglymostomatidae Carpet sharks

Hemiscyllidae

Bamboo and epaulette sharks

Lamnidae

Mackerel sharks

Myliobatidae

Mantas, mobulas and eagle rays

  Narcinidae Electric rays
 

Orectolobidae

Wobbegongs

  Potamotrygonidae Freshwater stingrays
  Urolophidae Round stingrays
     

Bony fishes

Family

Common name

Acanthuridae

Tangs and surgeonfishes

Anablepidae

Four-eyed fish

Antennariidae

Frogfishes and anglerfishes

Aplodactylidae

Marblefishes

Apogonidae

Cardinalfish

Aulostomidae

Trumpetfishes

  Balistidae Triggerfishes
  Batrachoididae Toadfishes
 

Berycidae

Alfonsinos

 

Blenniidae

Blennies

 

Bothidae

Lefteye flounders

 

Caesionidae

Fusiliers

 

Callanthidae

Goldies

 

Callionymidae

Dragonets

  Carangidae Jacks and trevallies
 

Centriscidae

Shrimpfishes

 

Centropomidae

Snooks, glassfishes

 

Ceratodontidae

Australian lungfish

 

Chaenopsidae

Tube blennies

 

Chaetodontidae

Butterflyfishes

 

Characidae

Characins

 

Cheimarrichthyidae

Torrentfish

  Cichlidae Cichlids
 

Cirrhitidae

Hawkfishes

  Clinidae Blennoids
  Congridae Conger and garden eels
 

Cyprinodontidae

Pupfishes or toothcarps

  Dactylopteridae Flying gurnards
  Diodontidae Porcupinefishes
  Doradidae Thorny catfishes
 

Echeneidae

Remoras

 

Eleotridae

Sleepers and gudgeons

  Ephippidae Spadefishes and batfishes
 

Galaxiidae

Galaxiids

 

Gobiesocidae

Clingfishes

 

Gobiidae

Gobies

  Gonorhynchidae Sandfishes, sand eels, beaked salmon
 

Grammatidae

Basslets

 

Haemulidae

Grunts and sweetlips

 

Holocentridae

Soldierfishes and squirrelfishes

  Kuhliidae Flagtails
 

Kyphosidae

Drummers

  Latridae Morwongs and trumpeters
 

Labridae

Wrasses and parrotfishes

 

Lethrinidae

Emperors and breams

 

Lutjanidae

Snappers

  Macrorhamphosidae Bellowsfish and Snipe fish
 

Malacanthidae

Tilefishes

 

Monocanthidae

Filefishes and leatherjackets

  Monocentridae Pinecone and pineapplefishes
 

Mormyridae

Elephant fishes

 

Mullidae

Goatfishes

 

Muraenidae

Moray eels

 

Nemipteridae

Coral breams

 

Ogcocephalidae

Bat fishes

 

Ophichthidae

Snake eels

  Opistognathidae Jawfishes or smilers
  Osphronemidae Gouramis
 

Osteoglossidae

Bonytongues

 

Ostraciidae

Boxfishes

  Pegasidae Sea Moths
 

Pempheridae

Sweepers

 

Percichthyidae

Temperate perches

 

Percophidae

Opalfishes and duckbills

  Pholodichthyidae Convict blennies (Engineer goby)
 

Pimelodidae

Long-whiskered catfish

 

Pinguipedidae

Sandperches

 

Platycephalidae

Flatheads

 

Pleuronectidae

Righteye founders

 

Plotosidae

Marine catfishes

 

Poecilidae

Livebearers

 

Pomacanthidae

Angelfishes

 

Pomacentridae

Damselfishes and anemonefishes

 

Priacanthidae

Bigeyes

  Protopteridae African lungfishes
  Ptereleotridae Dartfishes
 

Pseudochromidae

Dottybacks

 

Psychrolutidae

Toadfishes, fathead sculpins and fatheads

  Sciaenidae Drums
 

Scombridae

Tunas and mackerels

 

Scorpaenidae

Scorpionfishes, lionfishes and stonefishes

 

Serranidae

Cods and basslets

 

Siganidae

Rabbitfishes

  Soleidae Soles
  Solenostomidae Ghost pipefishes
  Sparidae Sea breams and porgies
  Sphyraenidae

Barracudas

 

Synanceiidae

Stonefish

 

Syngnathidae

Seahorses, pipefish and seadragons

 

Synodontidae

Lizardfishes or grinners

  Tetraodontidae Pufferfishes
 

Tetrarogidae

Waspfishes

  Theraponidae Grunters
 

Tripterygidae

Triplefins

  Uranoscopidae Stargazers
 

Zanclidae

Moorish Idol

Amphibians

 

 

Frogs

Family

Common name

  Bombinatoridae Fire-bellied toads
Bufonidae True toads

Centrolinidae

Glass frogs

Ceratobatrachidae

Formerly classified as Ranid frogs - no current common name

Ceratophryidae Horned frogs

Craugastoridae

Fleshbelly frogs

Dendrobatidae

Poison arrow frogs

Eleutherodactylidae Rain frogs

Hylidae

Amero-Australian treefrogs

Hyperoliidae

Malagasy treefrogs

  Leiopelmatidae New Zealand frogs
 

Leptodactylidae

Southern frogs

  Mantellidae Mantellas
  Megophrynidae Asian litter frogs
 

Microhylidae

Narrowmouth frogs and toads

  Myobatrachidae Australasian ground frogs
 

"Ranidae"

True frogs

 

Rhacophoridae

Afro-Asian treefrogs

 

Rhinophrynidae

Mexican burrowing toad

 

 

 

Amphibians - Salamanders

Family

Common name

Ambystomatidae

Mole salamanders

Cryptobranchidae

Giant salamanders

Plethodontidae

Lungless salamanders

Salamandridae

True Salamanders

 

 

 

 

 

Amphibians - Caecilians

Family

Common name

Typhlonectes natans Caecilian thumb Typhlonectidae Caecilian
   
   
   
   
     

Reptiles

 

 

Tuataras

Family

Common name

Sphenodontidae

Tuatara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tortoises and turtles

Family

Common name

Bataguridae

Asian river turtles, leaf turtles, Asian box turtles

Chelidae

Sideneck turtles

Cheloniidae

Hard-shelled sea turtles

Chelydridae

Snapping turtles

Emydidae

Cooters, sliders, American boxturtles

Pelomedusidae

South American river turtles

 

Testudinidae

Tortoises

 

 

 

Snakes

Family

Common name

Boidae

Boas

Colubridae Ratsnakes, racers etc

Dipsadidae

Coral snakes and others

Elapidae

Cobras, kraits, seasnakes, death adders & allies

Pythonidae

Pythons

Viperidae

Vipers and pitvipers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lizards

Family

Common name

Anguidae

Crocodile lizards

Agamidae

Chaemeleonidae

Chameleons

Corytophanidae

Helmeted or casque head lizards

Gekkonidae

Geckoes

Iguanidae

Iguanas

  Polychrotidae Anoles
 

Scincidae

Skinks

  Teidae Caiman lizards
  Varanidae Monitors
 

 

 

Crocodiles and alligators

Family

Common name

Alligatoridae

Alligators and caimans

Crocodylidae

Crocodiles and false ghavials

Gavialidae

Gavials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birds

Family

Common name

Accipitridae

Hawks, eagles, falcons

Alcedinidae

Kingfishers

Anatidae

Ducks, geese and swans

Anhimidae

Screamers

Apterygidae

Kiwis

Aramidae

Limpkin

Ardeidae

Herons, bitterns, egrets

  Callaeidae New Zealand wattlebirds
  Casuariidae Cassowaries
  Columbidae Pigeons and doves
  Dromaiidae Emus
  Fregatidae Frigatebirds
  Loriidae Lories and lorikeets
  Meliphagidae Honeyeaters
  Monarchidae Monarch flycatchers
  Pelecanidae Pelicans
  Psittacidae Parrots, parakeets, conures and cockatoos
  Rallidae Rails, coots, crakes
  Recurvirostridae Avocets
 

Spheniscidae

Penguins

  Strigiformes Owls
  Sulidae Gannets and boobies
  Threskiornithidae Ibises
 

Xenicidae

New Zealand wrens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mammals

Family

Common name

Ailuridae

Red panda

Aotidae

Night or owl monkeys, douroucoulis

Atelidae

Howler, spider and woolly monkeys

Bovidae

Cloven hoofed mammals

Canidae

Wolves, jackals, foxes, and wild dogs

  Cebidae Marmosets, tamarins, capuchins and squirrel monkeys
 

Cercopithecidae

Old world monkeys

  Dasyuridae "Marsupial mice"
 

Delphinidae

Dolphins

 

Didelphidae

Western Hemisphere Opossums

 

Felidae

Cats

  Herpestidae Mongooses
 

Hominidae

Humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutan

 

Hylobatidae

Gibbons and siamangs

  Lemuridae True lemurs
 

Lorisidae

Lorises and pottos

 

Macropodidae

Kangaroos, wallabies and bettongs

 

Mustelidae

Weasels, mink, ferrets, badgers and otters

 

Ornithorhynchidae

Platypus

  Ochotonidae Pikas
  Phalangeridae Brushtailed possums and cuscuses
  Phascolarctidae Koalas
  Procaviidae Hyraxes
  Pseudocheiridae Ringtail possums
 

Phyllostomatidae

New World leaf-nosed bats

 

Pinnipedia

Seals, furseals, walruses

  Procyonidae Coatis, raccoons and ringtails
 

Pteropodidae

Fruit bats

  Scandentia Tree shrews
 

Sciuridae

Squirrels, marmots

  Suidae Pigs
 

Sirenia

Manatees and dugongs

 

Tachyglossidae

Echidna

 

Tarsiidae

Tarsiers

 

Vespertilionidae

Evening bats and vesper bats

                


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