List of fishes of India

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This is a list of the fish species found in India and is based on FishBase.[1]

AlbuliformesEdit

Albulidae (Bonefishes)Edit

AnguilliformesEdit

Anguillidae (Freshwater eels)Edit

ColocongridaeEdit

Congridae (Conger and garden eels)Edit

Moringuidae (Worm or spaghetti eels)Edit

Muraenesocidae (Pike congers)Edit

Muraenidae (Moray eels)Edit

Nemichthyidae (Snipe eels)Edit

Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)Edit

Ophichthidae (Snake eels)Edit

AtheriniformesEdit

Atherinidae (Silversides)Edit

Notocheiridae (Surf sardines)Edit

AulopiformesEdit

Alepisauridae (Lancetfishes)Edit

Chlorophthalmidae (Greeneyes)Edit

IpnopidaeEdit

Synodontidae (Lizardfishes)Edit

BatrachoidiformesEdit

Batrachoididae (Toadfishes)Edit

BeloniformesEdit

Adrianichthyidae (Ricefishes)Edit

Belonidae (Needlefishes)Edit

Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)Edit

Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)Edit

BeryciformesEdit

Berycidae (Alfonsinos)Edit

Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes)Edit

Monocentridae (Pinecone fishes)Edit

Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads)Edit

CarcharhiniformesEdit

Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)Edit

 
Carcharhinus brevipinna

Hemigaleidae (Weasel sharks)Edit

Proscylliidae (Finback catsharks)Edit

Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)Edit

Sphyrnidae (Hammerhead sharks)Edit

Triakidae (Houndsharks)Edit

ClupeiformesEdit

Chirocentridae (Wolf herring)Edit

Clupeidae (Herring, shads, sardines, and menhadens)Edit

Dussumieriidae (Round herring)Edit

Engraulidae (Anchovies)Edit

  • Coilia dussumieri (native) Goldspotted grenadier anchovy
  • Coilia grayii (native) Gray's grenadier anchovy
  • Coilia neglecta (native) Neglected grenadier anchovy
  • Coilia ramcarati (native) Ramcarat grenadier anchovy
  • Coilia reynaldi (native) Nil, Reynald's grenadier anchovy
  • Encrasicholina devisi (native) Devis' anchovy
  • Encrasicholina heteroloba (native) Shorthead anchovy
  • Encrasicholina punctifer (native) Buccaneer anchovy
  • Setipinna breviceps (questionable) Shorthead hairfin anchovy
  • Setipinna brevifilis (endemic) Short-hairfin anchovy
  • Setipinna phasa (endemic) Gangetic hairfin anchovy
  • Setipinna taty (native) Scaly hairfin anchovy
  • Setipinna tenuifilis (native) Common hairfin anchovy
  • Stolephorus andhraensis (native) Andhra anchovy
  • Stolephorus baganensis (native) Bagan anchovy
  • Stolephorus commersonnii (native) Commerson's anchovy
  • Stolephorus dubiosus (native) Thai anchovy
  • Stolephorus indicus (native) Indian anchovy
  • Stolephorus insularis (native) Hardenberg's anchovy
  • Stolephorus waitei (native) Spotty-face anchovy
  • Thryssa baelama (native) Baelama anchovy
  • Thryssa dayi (native) Day's thryssa
  • Thryssa dussumieri (native) Dussumier's thryssa
  • Thryssa encrasicholoides (native) False baelama anchovy
  • Thryssa gautamiensis (native) Gautama thryssa
  • Thryssa hamiltonii (native) Hamilton's thryssa
  • Thryssa kammalensis (misidentification)[further explanation needed] Kammal thryssa
  • Thryssa kammalensoides (native) Godavari thryssa
  • Thryssa malabarica (native) Malabar thryssa
  • Thryssa mystax (native) Moustached thryssa
  • Thryssa polybranchialis (native) Humphead thryssa
  • Thryssa purava (native) Oblique-jaw thryssa
  • Thryssa setirostris (native) Longjaw thryssa
  • Thryssa spinidens (native) Bengal thryssa
  • Thryssa stenosoma (native) Slender thryssa
  • Thryssa vitrirostris (native) Orangemouth anchovy

Pristigasteridae (Pristigasterids)Edit

CypriniformesEdit

Balitoridae (River loaches)Edit

Cobitidae (Loaches)Edit

Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps)Edit

 
Deccan Mahseer Tor khudree

PsilorhynchidaeEdit

CyprinodontiformesEdit

Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)Edit

Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes)Edit

Poeciliidae (Poeciliids)Edit

ElopiformesEdit

Elopidae (Tenpounders)Edit

Megalopidae (Tarpons)Edit

GadiformesEdit

Bregmacerotidae (Codlets)Edit

Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails)Edit

Moridae (Morid cods)Edit

GasterosteiformesEdit

Pegasidae (Seamoths)Edit

Chanidae (Milkfish)Edit

HexanchiformesEdit

Hexanchidae (Cow sharks)Edit

LamniformesEdit

Alopiidae (Thresher sharks)Edit

Lamnidae (Mackerel sharks or white shark)Edit

Odontaspididae (Sand tigers)Edit

LampriformesEdit

Lophotidae (Crestfishes)Edit

Veliferidae (Velifers)Edit

LophiiformesEdit

Antennariidae (Frogfishes)Edit

Chaunacidae (Sea toads)Edit

Diceratiidae (Double anglers)Edit

Lophiidae (Goosefishes)Edit

Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)Edit

Oneirodidae (Dreamers)Edit

MyctophiformesEdit

Myctophidae (Lanternfishes)Edit

NeoscopelidaeEdit

NotacanthiformesEdit

Halosauridae (Halosaurs)Edit

OphidiiformesEdit

Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas)Edit

Carapidae (Pearlfishes)Edit

Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels)Edit

OrectolobiformesEdit

Ginglymostomatidae (Nurse sharks)Edit

Hemiscylliidae (Bamboo sharks)Edit

Rhincodontidae (Whale shark)Edit

Stegostomatidae (Zebra sharks)Edit

OsmeriformesEdit

Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)Edit

Platytroctidae (Tubeshoulders)Edit

OsteoglossiformesEdit

Notopteridae (Featherbacks or knifefishes)Edit

PerciformesEdit

Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)Edit

 
Naso lituratus in an aquarium

Acropomatidae (Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)Edit

Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)Edit

Ammodytidae (Sand lances)Edit

Anabantidae (Climbing gouramies)Edit

Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)Edit

Ariommatidae (Ariommatids)Edit

BadidaeEdit

BathyclupeidaeEdit

Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies)Edit

Caesionidae (Fusiliers)Edit

Callionymidae (Dragonets)Edit

Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos)Edit

CentrogenyidaeEdit

Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)Edit

Cepolidae (Bandfishes)Edit

Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)Edit

ChampsodontidaeEdit

Channidae (Snakeheads)Edit

Cichlidae (Cichlids)Edit

 
Orange Chromide Etroplus maculatus

Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)Edit

Coryphaenidae (Dolphinfishes)Edit

Creediidae (Sandburrowers)Edit

DatnioididaeEdit

Drepaneidae (Sicklefishes)Edit

Echeneidae (Remoras)Edit

Eleotridae (Sleepers)Edit

Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)Edit

Ephippidae (Spadefishes, batfishes and scats)Edit

Gempylidae (Snake mackerels)Edit

Gerreidae (Mojarras)Edit

Gobiidae (Gobies)Edit

Haemulidae (Grunts)Edit

Istiophoridae (Billfishes)Edit

Kraemeriidae (Sand darters)Edit

Kuhliidae (Aholeholes)Edit

Kurtidae (Nurseryfishes)Edit

Kyphosidae (Sea chubs)Edit

Labridae (Wrasses)Edit

Lactariidae (False trevallies)Edit

Latidae (Lates perches)Edit

Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)Edit

Lethrinidae (Emperors or scavengers)Edit

Lobotidae (Tripletails)Edit

Lutjanidae (Snappers)Edit

Malacanthidae (Tilefishes)Edit

Menidae (Moonfish)Edit

Monodactylidae (Moonyfishes or fingerfishes)Edit

Mugilidae (Mullets)Edit

Mullidae (Goatfishes)Edit

Nandidae (Asian leaffishes)Edit

Nemipteridae (Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)Edit

Nomeidae (Driftfishes)Edit

Osphronemidae (Gouramies)Edit

Pempheridae (Sweepers)Edit

Percophidae (Duckbills)Edit

Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)Edit

Plesiopidae (Roundheads)Edit

Polynemidae (Threadfins)Edit

Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)Edit

Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)Edit

Pomatomidae (Bluefishes)Edit

Priacanthidae (Bigeyes or catalufas)Edit

Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)Edit

PtereleotridaeEdit

Rachycentridae (Cobia)Edit

Scaridae (Parrotfishes)Edit

Scatophagidae (Scats)Edit

SchindleriidaeEdit

Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)Edit

Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos)Edit

 
Indian mackerel, Rastrelliger kanagurta

Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)Edit

Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)Edit

Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)Edit

Sparidae (Porgies)Edit

Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)Edit

SymphysanodontidaeEdit

Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)Edit

Toxotidae (Archerfishes)Edit

Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes)Edit

Trichonotidae (Sanddivers)Edit

Tripterygiidae (Threefin blennies)Edit

Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)Edit

XenisthmidaeEdit

Xiphiidae (Swordfish)Edit

Zanclidae (Moorish idol)Edit

PleuronectiformesEdit

Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)Edit

Citharidae (Citharids)Edit

Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes)Edit

Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)Edit

Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders)Edit

Psettodidae (Psettodids)Edit

SamaridaeEdit

Soleidae (Soles)Edit

PolymixiiformesEdit

Polymixiidae (Beardfishes)Edit

PristiformesEdit

Pristidae (Sawfishes)Edit

RajiformesEdit

Dasyatidae (Stingrays)Edit

Gymnuridae (Butterfly rays)Edit

Myliobatidae (Eagle and manta rays)Edit

Plesiobatidae (Deepwater stingray)Edit

Rajidae (Skates)Edit

Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)Edit

SalmoniformesEdit

Salmonidae (Salmonids)Edit

ScorpaeniformesEdit

ApistidaeEdit

Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)Edit

Bembridae (Deepwater flatheads)Edit

Caracanthidae (Orbicular velvetfishes)Edit

Dactylopteridae (Flying gurnards)Edit

Peristediidae (Armored searobins or armored gurnards)Edit

Platycephalidae (Flatheads)Edit

Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)Edit

SetarchidaeEdit

Synanceiidae (Stonefishes)Edit

Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)Edit

Triglidae (Searobins)Edit

SiluriformesEdit

Amblycipitidae (Torrent catfishes)Edit

Ariidae (Sea catfishes)Edit

Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)Edit

Chacidae (Squarehead or angler catfish)Edit

Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)Edit

ErethistidaeEdit

Heteropneustidae (Airsac catfishes)Edit

Olyridae (Longtail catfishes)Edit

Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)Edit

Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)Edit

Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)Edit

Siluridae (Sheatfishes)Edit

Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes)Edit

SqualiformesEdit

CentrophoridaeEdit

Dalatiidae (Sleeper sharks)Edit

Echinorhinidae (Bramble sharks)Edit

StomiiformesEdit

Gonostomatidae (Bristlemouths)Edit

Phosichthyidae (Lightfishes)Edit

SternoptychidaeEdit

Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes)Edit

SynbranchiformesEdit

ChaudhuriidaeEdit

Mastacembelidae (Spiny eels)Edit

Synbranchidae (Swamp-eels)Edit

SyngnathiformesEdit

Aulostomidae (Trumpetfishes)Edit

Centriscidae (Snipefishes and shrimpfishes)Edit

Fistulariidae (Cornetfishes)Edit

Solenostomidae (Ghost pipefishes)Edit

Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses)Edit

TetraodontiformesEdit

Balistidae (Triggerfishes)Edit

 
Sufflamen fraenatum

Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))Edit

Molidae (Molas or Ocean Sunfishes)Edit

Monacanthidae (Filefishes)Edit

Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)Edit

Tetraodontidae (Puffers)Edit

Triacanthidae (Triplespines)Edit

Triacanthodidae (Spikefishes)Edit

TorpediniformesEdit

Narcinidae (Numbfishes)Edit

Torpedinidae (Electric rays)Edit

ZeiformesEdit

Caproidae (Boarfishes)Edit

Parazenidae (Parazen)Edit

Zeidae (Dories)Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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