List of Dangerous Fishes reported from Australia
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Table 1: 395 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 3 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 399 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 395 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Danger
Scorpaeniformes Tetrarogidae Ablabys taenianotusnative Cockatoo waspfish Cockatoo waspfish venomous 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant Indo-pacific sergeant reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Wahoo reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Striped surgeon venomous 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Elongate surgeonfish venomous 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish Blackstreak surgeonfish poisonous to eat 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish Brown surgeonfish reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Convict surgeonfish reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Yellowfin surgeonfish venomous 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius caninusnative Tropical sand goby  poisonous to eat 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius nebulosusnative Shadow goby Hairfin goby poisonous to eat 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Spotted eagle ray Walbuulbul traumatogenic 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus ocellatusnative Ocellated eagle ray  traumatogenic 
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano Pennantfish reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus monocerosnative Unicorn leatherjacket filefish Leatherjacket reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciataintroduced Convict cichlid Convict cichlid potential pest 
Siluriformes Ariidae Amissidens hainesinative Ridged catfish Ridged catfish traumatogenic 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Anarchias seychellensisnative Seychelles moray Seychelles moray traumatogenic 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennatus analisnative Tailjet frogfish Tailjet anglerfish poisonous to eat 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennatus tuberosusnative Tuberculated frogfish Tuberculate anglerfish poisonous to eat 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Aphareus furcanative Small toothed jobfish Smalltooth jobfish reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Scorpaeniformes Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish Longfin waspfish venomous 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Aprion virescensnative Green jobfish Green jobfish reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron firmamentumnative Starry toado Starry toadfish poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron hispidusnative White-spotted puffer Stars and stripes puffer poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron immaculatusnative Immaculate puffer  poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron mappanative Map puffer  poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron meleagrisnative Guineafowl puffer  poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron nigropunctatusnative Blackspotted puffer Blackspotted puffer poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron stellatusnative Stellate puffer Star puffer poisonous to eat 
Perciformes Serranidae Aulacocephalus temminckiinative Goldribbon soapfish Goldribbon cod poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistapus undulatusnative Orange-lined triggerfish Orange-lined triggerfish traumatogenic 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistoides conspicillumnative Clown triggerfish Clown triggerfish reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistoides viridescensnative Titan triggerfish Titan triggerfish reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Bathytoshia brevicaudatanative Short-tail stingray Smooth stingray venomous 
Perciformes Malacanthidae Branchiostegus sawakinensisnative Freckled tilefish Freckled tilefish poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Canthidermis maculatanative Rough triggerfish  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster rivulatanative Brown-lined puffer Brown-lined puffer venomous 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster valentininative Valentin's sharpnose puffer  poisonous to eat 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Caracanthus unipinnanative Pygmy coral croucher Coral croucher venomous 
Perciformes Carangidae Carangoides ferdaunative Blue trevally Blue trevally reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx ignobilisnative Giant trevally Giant trevally reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx lugubrisnative Black jack Black trevally reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx melampygusnative Bluefin trevally Bluefin trevally reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratusintroduced Goldfish Goldfish potential pest 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus albimarginatusnative Silvertip shark Silvertip shark traumatogenic 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoidesnative Graceful shark Graceful shark traumatogenic 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amblyrhynchosnative Blacktail reef shark Guliman traumatogenic 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amboinensisnative Pigeye shark Pigeye shark traumatogenic 
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