All fishes reported from Cook Islands
n = 576 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 573 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: 0 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 576 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 573 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sexfasciatusnative Scissortail sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant  
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus achillesnative Achilles tang  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus blochiinative Ringtail surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus guttatusnative Whitespotted surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucopareiusnative Whitebar surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricansmnative Whitecheek surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrorisnative Bluelined surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus olivaceusnative Orangespot surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus pyroferusnative Chocolate surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus thompsoninative Thompson's surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Spotted eagle ray  
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula glossodontanative Roundjaw bonefish  
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano  
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Alionematichthys pigernative Whiskered viviparous brotula  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias pelagicusnative Pelagic thresher  
Perciformes Blenniidae Alticus arnoldorumnative Pacific leaping blenny  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish  
Perciformes Cirrhitidae Amblycirrhitus bimaculanative Twospot hawkfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris fasciatanative Red-banded prawn-goby  
Perciformes Labridae Anampses caeruleopunctatusnative Bluespotted wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Anampses geographicusnative Geographic wrasse  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmoratanative Giant mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla megastomanative Polynesian longfinned eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscuranative Pacific shortfinned eel  
Beryciformes Anomalopidae Anomalops katoptronnative Splitfin flashlightfish  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennatus tuberosusnative Tuberculated frogfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Anyperodon leucogrammicusnative Slender grouper  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Aphareus furcanative Small toothed jobfish  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Aphareus rutilansnative Rusty jobfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Aporops bilinearisnative Blotched podge  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Aprion virescensnative Green jobfish  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron hispidusnative White-spotted puffer  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron meleagrisnative Guineafowl puffer  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron nigropunctatusnative Blackspotted puffer  
Perciformes Blenniidae Aspidontus taeniatusnative False cleanerfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Asterropteryx semipunctatanative Starry goby  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherinomorus lacunosusnative Wide-banded hardyhead silverside  
Perciformes Carangidae Atule matenative Yellowtail scad  
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