List of Marine Fishes reported from Cyprus
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Table 1: 264 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 8 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 7 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 279 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 264 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus bovinusnative Bull ray  
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis alexandrinanative Alexandria pompano Iskender baligi 
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes djedabaintroduced Shrimp scad  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa fallaxnative Twaite shad  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguillanative European eel  
Perciformes Serranidae Anthias anthiasnative Swallowtail seaperch  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius fasciatusnative Mediterranean banded killifish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Aphia minutanative Transparent goby  
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon imberbisnative Cardinal fish  
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogonichthyoides pharaonisintroduced   
Perciformes Sciaenidae Argyrosomus regiusnative Meagre  
Anguilliformes Congridae Ariosoma balearicumnative Bandtooth conger  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus kesslerinative Scaldback  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus laternanative Mediterranean scaldfish  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus thorinative Thor's scaldfish  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyerinative Big-scale sand smelt Gümüs baligi 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina hepsetusnative Mediterranean sand smelt  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherinomorus forskaliiintroduced Red Sea hardyhead silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherinomorus lacunosusintroduced Wide-banded hardyhead silverside  
Aulopiformes Aulopidae Aulopus filamentosusnative Royal flagfin  
Perciformes Scombridae Auxis rocheinative Bullet tuna  
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistes capriscusnative Grey triggerfish Χοιρόψαρο 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Bathytoshia centrouranative Roughtail stingray  
Beloniformes Belonidae Belone belonenative Garfish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Belone svetovidovinative   
Perciformes Blenniidae Blennius ocellarisnative Butterfly blenny  
Perciformes Sparidae Boops boopsnative Bogue Voppa 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Bothus podasnative Wide-eyed flounder Glossa 
Perciformes Bramidae Brama bramanative Atlantic pomfret  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Buglossidium luteumnative Solenette  
Perciformes Callanthiidae Callanthias rubernative Parrot seaperch  
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus rissonative Risso’s dragonet  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx crysosnative Blue runner  
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Carapus acusnative Pearl fish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus brevipinnanative Spinner shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus plumbeusnative Sandbar shark  
Lamniformes Odontaspididae Carcharias taurusnative Sand tiger shark  
Lamniformes Lamnidae Carcharodon carchariasnative Great white shark  
Perciformes Sparidae Centracanthus cirrusnative Curled picarel  
Perciformes Labridae Centrolabrus melanocercusnative   
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark  
Perciformes Cepolidae Cepola macrophthalmanative Red bandfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus maderensisnative Madeira lantern fish  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys lastovizanative Streaked gurnard Capani 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys obscurusnative Longfin gurnard  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon auratusnative Golden grey mullet Golden grey mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon saliensnative Leaping mullet  
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis chromisnative Damselfish Damsel fish 
Anguilliformes Congridae Conger congernative European conger  
Perciformes Labridae Coris julisnative Mediterranean rainbow wrasse Yillos 
Perciformes Coryphaenidae Coryphaena hippurusnative Common dolphinfish Dakaunomoutas 
Perciformes Labridae Ctenolabrus rupestrisnative Goldsinny-wrasse  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone brauerinative Garrick  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pygmaeanative   
Scorpaeniformes Dactylopteridae Dactylopterus volitansnative Flying gurnard Chelidanopsaro 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis imberbisnative Armless snake eel  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis pastinacanative Common stingray Rina 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis tortoneseinative Tortonese's stingray  
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex dentexnative Common dentex  
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex gibbosusnative Pink dentex  
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex maroccanusnative Morocco dentex  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus holtinative Small lantern fish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus rafinesquiinative White-spotted lantern fish  
Perciformes Moronidae Dicentrarchus labraxnative European seabass  
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus annularisnative Annular seabream Sparos 
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus cervinusnative Zebra seabream  
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus puntazzonative Sharpsnout seabream  
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus sargusnative White seabream Σορκός 
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus vulgarisnative Common two-banded seabream Haratzida 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus oxyrinchusnative Longnosed skate  
Clupeiformes Dussumieriidae Dussumieria elopsoidesintroduced Slender rainbow sardine  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Echelus myrusnative Painted eel  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Electrona rissonative Electric lantern fish  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore anatinaintroduced Fangtooth moray  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Engraulis encrasicolusnative European anchovy  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus aeneusnative White grouper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus caninusnative Dogtooth grouper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus costaenative Goldblotch grouper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus marginatusnative Dusky grouper  
Perciformes Leiognathidae Equulites klunzingeriintroduced   
Clupeiformes Dussumieriidae Etrumeus golaniiintroduced   
Perciformes Scombridae Euthynnus alletteratusnative Little tunny  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Eutrigla gurnardusnative Grey gurnard  
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Evermannella balbonative Balbo sabretooth  
Syngnathiformes Fistulariidae Fistularia commersoniiintroduced Bluespotted cornetfish  
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Galeorhinus galeusnative Tope shark  
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus melastomusnative Blackmouth catshark  
Rhinopristiformes Glaucostegidae Glaucostegus cemiculusnative Blackchin guitarfish  
Anguilliformes Congridae Gnathophis mystaxnative Thinlip conger  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius couchinative Couch's goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius fallaxnative Sarato's goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius geniporusnative Slender goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius nigernative Black goby Stravos 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellusnative Rock goby  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Gonichthys cocconative Cocco’s lanternfish  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax unicolornative Brown moray  
Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae Gymnura altavelanative Spiny butterfly ray  
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Helicolenus dactylopterusnative Blackbelly rosefish  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hemiramphus farintroduced Black-barred halfbeak  
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark  
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Hexanchus griseusnative Bluntnose sixgill shark Bambakaris 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Himantura uarnakintroduced Honeycomb stingray  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus guttulatusnative Long-snouted seahorse  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus hippocampusnative Short snouted seahorse  
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Hoplostethus mediterraneusnative Mediterranean slimehead  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum benoitinative Benoit's lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum hygomiinative Bermuda lantern fish  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Hymenocephalus italicusnative Glasshead grenadier  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Istiophorus albicansnative Atlantic sailfish  
Lamniformes Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchusnative Shortfin mako Skyllopsaro 
Perciformes Labridae Labrus merulanative Brown wrasse  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus sceleratusintroduced Silver-cheeked toadfish  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus spadiceusintroduced Half-smooth golden pufferfish  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus suezensisintroduced   
Lamniformes Lamnidae Lamna nasusnative Porbeagle  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus crocodilusnative Jewel lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus pusillusnative Pygmy lanternfish  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Lepadogaster lepadogasternative Shore clingfish  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Lepidotrigla cavillonenative Large-scaled gurnard  
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja naevusnative Cuckoo ray  
Perciformes Carangidae Lichia amianative Leerfish  
Perciformes Sparidae Lithognathus mormyrusnative Sand steenbras  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia dofleininative Dofleini's lantern fish  
Perciformes Lobotidae Lobotes surinamensisnative Tripletail  
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius budegassanative Blackbellied angler  
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius piscatoriusnative Angler  
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Macroramphosus scolopaxnative Longspine snipefish  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Maurolicus muellerinative Silvery lightfish  
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius merlucciusnative European hake  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Mobula mobularnative Devil fish  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Perciformes Mullidae Mullus barbatus barbatusnative Red mullet  
Perciformes Mullidae Mullus surmuletusnative Surmullet Striped red mullet 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Muraena helenanative Mediterranean moray Smyrna 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Mustelus asteriasnative Starry smooth-hound  
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Mustelus mustelusnative Smooth-hound  
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Mustelus punctulatusnative Blackspotted smooth-hound  
Perciformes Serranidae Mycteroperca rubranative Mottled grouper  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum punctatumnative Spotted lanternfish  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Myliobatis aquilanative Common eagle ray  
Perciformes Carangidae Naucrates ductornative Pilotfish Pilotos 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Nerophis ophidionnative Straightnose pipefish  
Perciformes Sparidae Oblada melanuranative Saddled seabream Melanoura 
Perciformes Gobiidae Odondebuenia balearicanative Coralline goby  
Lamniformes Odontaspididae Odontaspis feroxnative Smalltooth sand tiger  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Oedalechilus labeonative Boxlip mullet  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ophichthus rufusnative Rufus snake-eel  
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Ophidion barbatumnative Snake blenny  
Squaliformes Oxynotidae Oxynotus centrinanative Angular roughshark  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagellus acarnenative Axillary seabream  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagellus bogaraveonative Blackspot seabream Μπαλάς 
Perciformes Sparidae Pagellus erythrinusnative Common pandora  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagrus caeruleostictusnative Bluespotted seabream  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagrus pagrusnative Red porgy  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Parexocoetus mentointroduced African sailfin flyingfish  
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Parophidion vassalinative   
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Pegusa lascarisnative Sand sole Dil baligi 
Perciformes Pempheridae Pempheris mangulaintroduced Black-edged sweeper  
Gadiformes Phycidae Phycis blennoidesnative Greater forkbeard Malactos 
Gadiformes Phycidae Phycis phycisnative Forkbeard  
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pomatoschistus marmoratusnative Marbled goby  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Prionace glaucanative Blue shark Karcharias 
Perciformes Carangidae Pseudocaranx dentexnative White trevally  
Perciformes Labridae Pteragogus trispilusintroduced   
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja asteriasnative Mediterranean starry ray  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja clavatanative Thornback ray  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja miraletusnative Brown ray  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja radulanative Rough ray  
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Ranzania laevisnative Slender sunfish  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Rhinobatos rhinobatosnative Common guitarfish  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Rhinoptera marginatanative Lusitanian cownose ray  
Perciformes Gempylidae Ruvettus pretiosusnative Oilfish Τσιρίτζι 
Perciformes Scombridae Sarda sardanative Atlantic bonito  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardina pilchardusnative European pilchard  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardinella auritanative Round sardinella  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardinella maderensisnative Madeiran sardinella  
Beryciformes Holocentridae Sargocentron praslinintroduced Dark-striped squirrelfish  
Beryciformes Holocentridae Sargocentron rubrumintroduced Redcoat Rossos 
Perciformes Sparidae Sarpa salpanative Salema  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Sciaena umbranative Brown meagre  
Perciformes Scombridae Scomber scombrusnative Atlantic mackerel  
Beloniformes Scomberesocidae Scomberesox saurusnative Atlantic saury  
Perciformes Scombridae Scomberomorus commersonintroduced Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel  
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Scophthalmus rhombusnative Brill  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena elongatanative Slender rockfish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena loppeinative Cadenat's rockfish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena notatanative Small red scorpionfish Petite rascasse 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena porcusnative Black scorpionfish Scorpios 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena scrofanative Red scorpionfish Skorpios 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus caniculanative Lesser spotted dogfish Küçük kedi baligi 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus stellarisnative Nursehound  
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola dumerilinative Greater amberjack Mineri 
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus cabrillanative Comber Asil hani baligi 
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus scribanative Painted comber Perca 
Perciformes Siganidae Siganus luridusintroduced Dusky spinefoot  
Perciformes Siganidae Siganus rivulatusintroduced Marbled spinefoot Prosphygoulla aspri 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Solea soleanative Common sole  
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma cretensenative Parrotfish Σκάρος 
Perciformes Sparidae Sparus auratanative Gilthead seabream Τσιπούρα 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides pachygasterintroduced Blunthead puffer  
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena chrysotaeniaintroduced Yellowstripe barracuda  
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena obtusataintroduced Obtuse barracuda  
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena sphyraenanative European barracuda Sphyrna 
Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna mokarrannative Great hammerhead  
Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna zygaenanative Smooth hammerhead Zygaena 
Perciformes Sparidae Spicara maenanative Blotched picarel Τσέρουλλα 
Perciformes Sparidae Spicara smarisnative Picarel Terro 
Perciformes Sparidae Spondyliosoma cantharusnative Black seabream  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sprattus sprattusnative European sprat  
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus acanthiasnative Picked dogfish  
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus blainvillenative Longnose spurdog  
Squatiniformes Squatinidae Squatina oculatanative Smoothback angelshark  
Squatiniformes Squatinidae Squatina squatinanative Angelshark  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Stephanolepis diasprosintroduced Reticulated leatherjacket Chiropsaro 
Perciformes Stromateidae Stromateus fiatolanative Blue butterfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Symbolophorus veranyinative Large-scale lantern fish  
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus cinereusnative Grey wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus doderleininative   
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus mediterraneusnative Axillary wrasse Chilou 
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus ocellatusnative   
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus roissalinative Five-spotted wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus rostratusnative   
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus tincanative East Atlantic peacock wrasse Chilou 
Perciformes Callionymidae Synchiropus phaetonnative Phaeton dragonet  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus abasternative Black-striped pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus acusnative Greater pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus phlegonnative   
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus saurusnative Atlantic lizardfish Scarmos 
Perciformes Istiophoridae Tetrapturus belonenative Mediterranean spearfish  
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Tetronarce nobiliananative Electric ray  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma pavonative Ornate wrasse Prasinoyillos 
Perciformes Gobiidae Thorogobius macrolepisnative Large-scaled goby  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus alalunganative Albacore  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus thynnusnative Atlantic bluefin tuna  
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Torpedo marmoratanative Marbled electric ray  
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Torpedo torpedonative Common torpedo  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus ovatusnative Pompano Derbio 
Perciformes Trachinidae Trachinus draconative Greater weever Drakaena 
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus mediterraneusnative Mediterranean horse mackerel  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus picturatusnative Blue jack mackerel Mavrosafrido 
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus trachurusnative Atlantic horse mackerel  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Trachyrincus scabrusnative Roughsnout grenadier  
Perciformes Trichiuridae Trichiurus lepturusnative Largehead hairtail  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Trigla lyranative Piper gurnard Capani 
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Tripterygion melanurumnative   
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Tripterygion tripteronotumnative   
Gadiformes Gadidae Trisopterus capelanusnative   
Beloniformes Belonidae Tylosurus acus acusnative Agujon needlefish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Tylosurus acus imperialisnative   
Perciformes Sciaenidae Umbrina cirrosanative Shi drum Shidrum 
Perciformes Mullidae Upeneus moluccensisintroduced Goldband goatfish  
Perciformes Mullidae Upeneus poriintroduced Por's goatfish  
Perciformes Uranoscopidae Uranoscopus scabernative Stargazer Λύχνος 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria attenuatanative Slender lightfish  
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria poweriaenative Power's deep-water bristle-mouth fish  
Perciformes Xiphiidae Xiphias gladiusnative Swordfish  
Perciformes Labridae Xyrichtys novaculanative Pearly razorfish Ponticos 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zeus fabernative John dory  
Perciformes Gobiidae Zosterisessor ophiocephalusnative Grass goby  
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Zu cristatusnative Scalloped ribbonfish  
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