All fishes reported from Papua New Guinea
n = 2902 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 2832 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 50 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 20 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 2902 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 2832 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Abalistes stellarisnative Starry triggerfish Starry triggerfish 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Abalistes stellatusnative  Starry triggerfish 
Scorpaeniformes Tetrarogidae Ablabys taenianotusnative Cockatoo waspfish Cockatoo waspfish 
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish Leu limwan 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf bengalensisnative Bengal sergeant Kukumanali 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf lorenzinative Black-tail sergeant Black-tailed sergeant-major 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf notatusnative Yellowtail sergeant Yellow-tailed sergeant-major 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant Kukumanali 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sexfasciatusnative Scissortail sergeant Kukumanali 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant Kukumanali 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant Kukumanali 
Perciformes Cepolidae Acanthocepola abbreviatanative Bandfish Bandfish 
Perciformes Cepolidae Acanthocepola krusensterniinative Red-spotted bandfish Bandfish 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Acanthochromis polyacanthusnative Spiny chromis Spiny chromis 
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Kibukibu 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Acanthonus armatusnative Bony-eared assfish Bony-eared assfish 
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus pacificusnative Pacific seabream Pikey bream 
Scorpaeniformes Aploactinidae Acanthosphex leurynnisnative Wasp-spine velvetfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus auranticavusnative Orange-socket surgeonfish Kabela 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus barienenative Black-spot surgeonfish Black-spot surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus blochiinative Ringtail surgeonfish Tailring surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish Malawi 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus fowlerinative Fowler's surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus guttatusnative Whitespotted surgeonfish Spotted surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucocheilusnative Palelipped surgeonfish Kakabela 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Blue-lined surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus maculicepsnative White-freckled surgeonfish Pale-lined surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Elongate surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricansnative Whitecheek surgeonfish White-cheeked surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish Havani 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish Spot-cheeked surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nubilusnative Bluelined surgeon  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus olivaceusnative Orangespot surgeonfish Orange-epaulette surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus pyroferusnative Chocolate surgeonfish Orange-gilled surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus thompsoninative Thompson's surgeonfish Chocolate surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Lamwavalval 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Malawi 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius janthinopterusnative Robust mangrove goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius moloanusnative Barcheek Amoya  
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius nebulosusnative Shadow goby Hair-finned goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius suluensisnative Sulu goby Sulu goby 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Acentronura breviperulanative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Acentronura tentaculatanative Shortpouch pygmy pipehorse  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Acreichthys radiatusnative Radial leatherjacket  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Acreichthys tomentosusnative Bristle-tail file-fish Bristle-tailed leatherjacket 
Scorpaeniformes Aploactinidae Adventor elongatusnative Visitor Visitor 
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Aeoliscus strigatusnative Razorfish Razorfish 
Perciformes Serranidae Aethaloperca rogaanative Redmouth grouper Red-flushed rock-cod 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Spotted eagle ray Spotted eagle ray 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus caeruleofasciatusnative Blue-banded eagle ray  
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