Fish of the Red Sea

=Deepwater species=

See the List of deep water fish of the Red Sea

Demersal species

*Ambassidae
**"Ambassis gymnocephalus", Bald glassy
**"Ambassis urotaenia", Banded-tail glassy perchlet

*Apistidae
**"Apistus carinatus", Ocellated waspfish

*Aploactinidae
**"Cocotropus steinitzi
**"Ptarmus gallus

*Apogonidae
**"Apogon gularis
**"Apogon hungi
**"Apogon micromaculatus
**"Apogon quadrifasciatus", Twostripe cardinal
**"Apogon smithi", Smith's cardinalfish
**"Apogon spongicolus
**"Cheilodipterus novemstriatus", Indian Ocean twospot cardinalfish
**"Cheilodipterus pygmaios
**"Siphamia permutata

*Ariidae
**"Arius thalassinus", Giant seacatfish

*Ariommatidae
**"Ariomma dollfusi

*Balistidae
**"Abalistes stellaris", Starry triggerfish

*Batrachoididae
**"Thalassothia cirrhosa", Toadfish

*Blenniidae
**"Alloblennius jugularis", Jugular blenny
**"Alloblennius pictus
**"Alticus kirkii", Kirk's blenny
**"Alticus saliens", Leaping blenny
**"Antennablennius adenensis", Aden blenny
**"Antennablennius australis", Moustached rockskipper
**"Antennablennius hypenetes", Arabian blenny
**"Ecsenius dentex
**"Entomacrodus epalzeocheilos", Fringelip rockskipper
**"Hirculops cornifer", Highbrow rockskipper
**"Istiblennius flaviumbrinus
**"Istiblennius pox", Scarface rockskipper
**"Istiblennius unicolor", Pallid rockskipper
**"Omobranchus fasciolatus", Arab blenny
**"Omobranchus steinitzi
**"Parablennius cyclops
**"Petroscirtes ancylodon", Arabian fangblenny
**"Xiphasia matsubarai", Japanese snake blenny
**"Xiphasia setifer", Hairtail blenny

*Bothidae
**"Bothus myriaster", Indo-Pacific oval flounder
**"Bothus tricirrhitus
**"Engyprosopon hureaui", Hureau's flounder
**"Engyprosopon latifrons
**"Engyprosopon macrolepis
**"Engyprosopon maldivensis", Olive wide-eyed flounder

*Callionymidae
**"Callionymus bentuviai
**"Callionymus erythraeus", Smallhead dragonet
**"Callionymus filamentosus", Blotchfin dragonet
**"Callionymus gardineri", Longtail dragonet
**"Callionymus marleyi", Sand dragonet
**"Callionymus muscatensis", Muscat dragonet
**"Callionymus oxycephalus
**"Diplogrammus infulatus", Sawspine dragonet
**"Diplogrammus randalli
**"Synchiropus sechellensis

*Caproidae
**"Antigonia indica

*Carcharhinidae
**"Loxodon macrorhinus", Sliteye shark

*Congridae
**"Diploconger polystigmatus
**"Gorgasia cotroneii
**"Gorgasia sillneri
**"Heteroconger balteatus
**"Uroconger lepturus", Slender conger

*Creediidae
**"Limnichthys nitidus", Sand submarine

*Cynoglossidae
**"Cynoglossus arel", Largescale tonguesole
**"Cynoglossus bilineatus", Fourlined tonguesole
**"Cynoglossus dollfusi
**"Cynoglossus gilchristi", Ripplefin tonguesole
**"Cynoglossus kopsii", Shortheaded tonguesole
**"Cynoglossus lachneri", Lachner's tonguesole
**"Cynoglossus lingua", Long tongue sole
**"Cynoglossus pottii
**"Cynoglossus sealarki

*Cyprinodontidae
**"Aphanius dispar dispar

*Dactylopteridae
**"Dactyloptena peterseni", Starry flying gurnard

*Dasyatidae
**"Dasyatis bennetti", Bennett's stingray
**"Himantura gerrardi", Sharpnose stingray
**"Himantura imbricata", Scaly whipray

*Gerreidae
**"Gerres filamentosus", Whipfin silverbiddy

*Gobiesocidae
**"Chorisochismus dentex", Rocksucker
**"Lepadichthys erythraeus

*Gobiidae
**"Amblyeleotris triguttata", Triplespot shrimpgoby
**"Amblygobius magnusi
**"Amoya signatus", Tusk goby
**"Arcygobius baliurus
**"Callogobius amikami
**"Callogobius dori
**"Callogobius flavobrunneus", Slimy goby
**"Coryogalops anomolus", Anomalous goby
**"Coryphopterus humeralis
**"Cryptocentroides arabicus", Arabian goby
**"Favonigobius reichei", Indo-Pacific tropical sand goby
**"Fusigobius maximus
**"Gobius koseirensis
**"Gobius leucomelas
**"Hetereleotris diademata
**"Hetereleotris vulgaris", Common goby
**"Opua elati
**"Pleurosicya prognatha
**"Pomatoschistus marmoratus", Marbled goby
**"Psilogobius randalli
**"Silhouettea aegyptia", Red Sea goby
**"Silhouettea chaimi
**"Silhouettea insinuans", Phantom goby
**"Trimma filamentosus

*Gymnuridae
**"Gymnura poecilura", Longtail butterfly ray

*Haemulidae
**"Plectorhinchus faetela
**"Pomadasys argenteus", Silver grunt
**"Pomadasys hasta
**"Pomadasys multimaculatum", Cock grunter
**"Pomadasys punctulatus", Lined grunt

*Hemigaleidae
**"Hemipristis elongata", Snaggletooth shark

*Holocentridae
**"Sargocentron marisrubri

*Kraemeriidae
**"Kraemeria nuda

*Labridae
**"Cheilinus abudjubbe
**"Pteragogus pelycus", Sideburn wrasse
**"Suezichthys caudavittatus", Spottail wrasse
**"Suezichthys russelli", Russell's wrasse
**"Xyrichtys bimaculatus", Two-spot razorfish
**"Xyrichtys javanicus
**"Xyrichtys niger

*Leiognathidae
**"Gazza minuta", Toothpony
**"Leiognathus berbis", Berber ponyfish
**"Leiognathus bindus", Orangefin ponyfish
**"Leiognathus elongatus", Slender ponyfish
**"Leiognathus equulus", Common ponyfish
**"Leiognathus fasciatus", Striped ponyfish
**"Leiognathus klunzingeri
**"Leiognathus leuciscus", Whipfin ponyfish
**"Leiognathus lineolatus", Ornate ponyfish
**"Leiognathus splendens", Splendid ponyfish
**"Secutor insidiator", Pugnose ponyfish
**"Secutor ruconius", Deep pugnose ponyfish

*Liparidae
**"Liparis fishelsoni

*Lophiidae
**"Lophiomus setigerus", Blackmouth angler

*Lutjanidae
**"Pristipomoides multidens", Goldbanded jobfish

*Malacanthidae
**"Branchiostegus sawakinensis", Freckled tilefish
**"Hoplolatilus oreni

*Microdesmidae
**"Paragunnellichthys springeri
**"Brachaluteres baueri
**"Paraluteres arqat
**"Paramonacanthus frenatus", Wedgetail filefish
**"Paramonacanthus oblongus", Hair-finned filefish
**"Paramonacanthus pusillus
**"Stephanolepis diaspros", Reticulated leatherjacket

*Mugilidae
**"Liza macrolepis", Largescale mullet
**"Liza subviridis", Greenback mullet
**"Liza tade", Tade mullet
**"Valamugil cunnesius", Longarm mullet

*Mullidae
**"Upeneus pori", Por's goatfish
**"Upeneus sulphureus", Sulphur goatfish

*Muraenesocidae
**"Congresox talabonoides", Indian pike conger
**"Muraenesox cinereus", Daggertooth pike conger

*Muraenidae
**"Gymnothorax angusticauda
**"Gymnothorax herrei
**"Gymnothorax johnsoni", Whitespotted moray
**"Gymnothorax tile
**"Uropterygius genie
**"Uropterygius golanii

*Narcinidae
**"Heteronarce bentuviai", Elat electric ray

*Nemipteridae
**"Nemipterus bipunctatus", Delagoa threadfin bream
**"Nemipterus japonicus", Japanese threadfin bream
**"Nemipterus peronii", Notchedfin threadfin bream
**"Nemipterus randalli", Randall's threadfin bream
**"Nemipterus zysron", Slender threadfin bream
**"Parascolopsis aspinosa", Smooth dwarf monocle bream
**"Parascolopsis eriomma", Rosy dwarf monocle bream
**"Parascolopsis inermis", Unarmed dwarf monocle bream
**"Parascolopsis townsendi", Scaly dwarf monocle bream

*Nettastomatidae
**"Saurenchelys lateromaculatus

*Ophichthidae
**"Myrophis microchir
**"Skythrenchelys lentiginosa
**"Yirrkala tenuis", Thin sand-eel

*Ophidiidae
**"Ophidion smithi
**"Sirembo jerdoni", Brown-banded cusk-eel

*Opistognathidae
**"Stalix davidsheni

*Paralichthyidae
**"Pseudorhombus arsius", Largetooth flounder
**"Pseudorhombus elevatus", Deep flounder

*Pempheridae
**"Pempheris mangula", Black-edged sweeper

*Pinguipedidae
**"Parapercis robinsoni", Smallscale grubfish
**"Parapercis simulata
**"Parapercis somaliensis", Somali sandperch

*Platycephalidae
**"Grammoplites suppositus", Spotfin flathead
**"Platycephalus micracanthus
**"Rogadius asper", Olive-tailed flathead
**"Rogadius pristiger", Thorny flathead
**"Sorsogona prionota", Blackblotch flathead

*Plesiopidae
**"Plesiops mystaxus", Moustache longfin

*Polynemidae
**"Polydactylus plebeius", Striped threadfin
**"Polydactylus sextarius", Blackspot threadfin

*Pomacentridae
**"Chromis axillaris", Grey chromis
**"Neopomacentrus taeniurus", Freshwater demoiselle

*Priacanthidae
**"Priacanthus sagittarius", Arrow bulleye

*Pristidae
**"Pristis zijsron", Longcomb sawfish

*Psettodidae
**"Psettodes erumei", Indian spiny turbot

*Pseudochromidae
**"Chlidichthys auratus
**"Chlidichthys rubiceps

*Ptereleotridae
**"Ptereleotris arabica

*Rhinobatidae
**"Rhinobatos granulatus", Sharpnose guitarfish
**"Rhinobatos schlegelii", Yellow guitarfish

*Samaridae
**"Samaris cristatus", Cockatoo righteye flounder

*Scorpaenidae
**"Brachypterois serrulata
**"Scorpaenodes steinitzi

*Serranidae
**"Epinephelus epistictus", Dotted grouper
**"Epinephelus latifasciatus", Striped grouper
**"Epinephelus radiatus", Oblique-banded grouper
**"Serranus cabrilla", Comber

*Soleidae
**"Aseraggodes sinusarabici
**"Aseraggodes steinitzi
**"Brachirus orientalis", Oriental sole
**"Solea elongata", Elongate sole
**"Synaptura commersonnii", Commerson's sole

*Sparidae
**"Acanthopagrus berda", Picnic seabream
**"Acanthopagrus latus", Yellowfin seabream
**"Argyrops megalommatus
**"Argyrops spinifer", King soldierbream
**"Crenidens crenidens", Karenteen seabream
**"Lithognathus mormyrus", Striped seabream

*Synanceiidae
**"Choridactylus multibarbus", Orangebanded stingfish
**"Minous coccineus", Onestick stingfish
**"Minous inermis", Alcock's scorpionfish
**"Minous monodactylus", Grey stingfish
**"Synanceia nana", Red Sea stonefish

*Syngnathidae
**"Dunckerocampus boylei", Broad-banded Pipefish
**"Hippichthys cyanospilos", Blue-spotted pipefish
**"Hippichthys spicifer", Bellybarred pipefish
**"Hippocampus fuscus", Sea pony
**"Hippocampus jayakari", Jayakar's seahorse
**"Hippocampus lichtensteinii", Lichtenstein's Seahorse
**"Lissocampus bannwarthi
**"Siokunichthys herrei
**"Syngnathus macrophthalmus
**"Syngnathus safina
**"Trachyrhamphus longirostris

*Synodontidae
**"Synodus hoshinonis", Blackear lizardfish
**"Synodus macrops", Triplecross lizardfish

*Terapontidae
**"Terapon jarbua", Jarbua terapon

*Tetraodontidae
**"Lagocephalus lunaris", Green rough-backed puffer
**"Lagocephalus spadiceus", Half-smooth golden pufferfish

*Tetrarogidae
**"Vespicula bottae

*Torpedinidae
**"Torpedo panthera", Panther electric ray
**"Torpedo suessii

*Triakidae
**"Mustelus mosis", Arabian smooth-hound

*Trichonotidae
**"Trichonotus nikii

*Triglidae
**"Lepidotrigla bispinosa", Bullhorn gurnard
**"Lepidotrigla spiloptera", Spotwing gurnard

*Tripterygiidae
**"Enneapterygius clarkae", Barred triplefin
**"Enneapterygius destai
**"Enneapterygius obscurus
**"Enneapterygius pusillus", Highcrest triplefin
**"Helcogramma obtusirostre", Hotlips triplefin

*Uranoscopidae
**"Uranoscopus bauchotae
**"Uranoscopus dahlakensis
**"Uranoscopus dollfusi", Dollfus' stargazer
**"Uranoscopus fuscomaculatus
**"Uranoscopus guttatus
**"Uranoscopus oligolepis

Pelagic species

*Alopiidae
**"Alopias vulpinus", Thintail thresher

*Belonidae
**"Platybelone argalus platura
**"Tylosurus choram", Red Sea houndfish

*Bregmacerotidae
**"Bregmaceros arabicus
**"Bregmaceros mcclellandi", Spotted codlet
**"Bregmaceros nectabanus", Smallscale codlet

*Carangidae
**"Alepes vari", Herring scad
**"Carangoides ciliarius
**"Caranx sansun
**"Decapterus macarellus", Mackerel scad

*Chirocentridae
**"Chirocentrus nudus", Whitefin wolf-herring

*Clupeidae
**"Amblygaster leiogaster", Smooth-belly sardinella
**"Dussumieria acuta", Rainbow sardine
**"Dussumieria elopsoides", Slender rainbow sardine
**"Etrumeus teres", Round herring
**"Herklotsichthys lossei", Gulf herring
**"Herklotsichthys punctatus", Spotback herring
**"Hilsa kelee", Kelee shad
**"Sardinella longiceps", Indian oil sardine
**"Spratelloides gracilis", Silver-stripe round herring

*Coryphaenidae
**"Coryphaena equiselis", Pompano dolphinfish
**"Coryphaena hippurus", Common dolphinfish

*Echeneidae
**"Remora brachyptera", Spearfish remora
**"Remorina albescens", White suckerfish

*Elopidae
**"Elops machnata", Tenpounder

*Engraulidae
**"Engraulis encrasicolus", European anchovy
**"Stolephorus indicus", Indian anchovy
**"Thryssa setirostris", Longjaw thryssa

*Exocoetidae
**"Cheilopogon cyanopterus", Margined flyingfish
**"Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus altipennis", Smallhead flyingfish
**"Cypselurus oligolepis", Largescale flyingfish
**"Exocoetus volitans", Tropical two-wing flyingfish
**"Hirundichthys rondeletii", Black wing flyingfish
**"Hirundichthys socotranus
**"Parexocoetus brachypterus", Sailfin flyingfish
**"Parexocoetus mento", African sailfin flyingfish

*Hemiramphidae
**"Euleptorhamphus viridis", Ribbon halfbeak
**"Hemiramphus marginatus", Yellowtip halfbeak
**"Hyporhamphus xanthopterus", Red-tipped halfbeak

*Istiophoridae
**"Istiophorus platypterus", Indo-Pacific sailfish
**"Makaira indica", Black marlin
**"Tetrapturus audax", Striped marlin

*Lactariidae
**"Lactarius lactarius", False trevally

*Leiognathidae
**"Leiognathus oblongus", Oblong ponyfish

*Malacanthidae
**"Hoplolatilus geo

*Molidae
**"Mola mola", Ocean sunfish
**"Ranzania laevis", Slender sunfish

*Monodactylidae
**"Monodactylus argenteus", Silver moony

*Mugilidae
**"Liza carinata", Keeled mullet

*Myliobatidae
**"Manta ehrenbergii
**"Mobula thurstoni", Smooth-tail mobula

*Rhincodontidae
**"Rhincodon typus", Whale shark

*Scombridae
**"Auxis rochei rochei", Bullet tuna
**"Auxis thazard thazard", Frigate tuna
**"Euthynnus affinis", Kawakawa
**"Katsuwonus pelamis", Skipjack tuna
**"Rastrelliger kanagurta", Indian mackerel
**"Sarda orientalis", Striped bonito
**"Scomber japonicus", Chub mackerel
**"Scomberomorus commerson", Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel
**"Thunnus albacares", Yellowfin tuna
**"Thunnus tonggol", Longtail tuna

*Serranidae
**"Plectranthias klausewitzi

*Sphyraenidae
**"Sphyraena chrysotaenia", Yellowstripe barracuda
**"Saurida macrolepis

*Xiphiidae
**"Xiphias gladius", Swordfish

Reef-associated species

See the List of reef fish of the Red Sea

ee also

*List of red sea sharks

References

Fishbase


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