List of Marine Fishes reported from Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
n = 175
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Table 1: 171 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 2 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 2 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 175 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 171 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 saxatilisnative Sergeant-major Five finger 
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Barracuda 
Tetraodontiformes Ostraciidae Acanthostracion notacanthusnative Island cowfish Island cowfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus bahianusnative Ocean surgeon Shitty trooper 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish Day sarpon 
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias superciliosusnative Bigeye thresher Whiptail 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus monocerosnative Unicorn leatherjacket filefish Batfish 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish Scrawled filefish 
Perciformes Cirrhitidae Amblycirrhitus pinosnative Redspotted hawkfish Grannyfish 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius striatusnative Striated frogfish Striated frogfish 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennatus nummifernative Spotfin frogfish Coin-bearing frogfish 
Perciformes Serranidae Anthias helenensisnative   
Perciformes Caproidae Antigonia caprosnative Deepbody boarfish Deepbody boarfish 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Aphanopus intermediusnative Intermediate scabbardfish  
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon axillarisnative Axillary-spot cardinalfish Red Mullet 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Apterichtus kendallinative Finless eel Finless eel 
Anguilliformes Congridae Ariosoma mellissiiendemic Silver Eel Silver Eel 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus capensisnative Cape scaldfish Cape scaldfish 
Perciformes Trichiuridae Assurger anzacnative Razorback scabbardfish  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes caulophorusnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes micropogonnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes nigernative   
Syngnathiformes Aulostomidae Aulostomus strigosusnative Atlantic cornetfish Trumpetfish 
Perciformes Scombridae Auxis rocheinative Bullet tuna Mackerel tuna 
Perciformes Scombridae Auxis thazardnative Frigate tuna Mackerel tuna 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistes capriscusnative Grey triggerfish  
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Barbantus elongatusnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus schizochirusnative   
Perciformes Labridae Bodianus insularisnative Island hogfish Parrotfish 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Bothus mellissinative St. Helena flounder Flounder 
Perciformes Callanthiidae Callanthias rubernative Parrot seaperch  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Callechelys bilinearisnative Twostripe snake eel Twostripe snake eel 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus bairdinative Lancer dragonet St. Helena Dragonet 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Canthidermis maculatanative Rough triggerfish Rough triggerfish 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Canthidermis sufflamennative Ocean triggerfish Filefish 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster sanctaehelenaenative St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish Bastard Hogfish 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx crysosnative Blue runner Blue runner 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx hipposnative Crevalle jack Crevalle jack 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx lugubrisnative Black jack Coalfish 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx rubernative Bar jack Bar Jack 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus galapagensisnative Galapagos shark Mackerel shark 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus longimanusnative Oceanic whitetip shark Whitetip 
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Chaetodon sanctaehelenaenative Saint Helena butterflyfish Cunningfish 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Chascanopsetta lugubrisnative Pelican flounder  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus minimusnative   
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon nigricansnative Blacksail flyingfish African flyingfish 
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus pinnatibarbatusnative Bennett's flyingfish Flyingfish 
Tetraodontiformes Diodontidae Chilomycterus reticulatusnative Spotfin burrfish Lanternfish 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis multilineatanative Brown chromis Cavalley pilot 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis sanctaehelenaeendemic St. Helena chromis St. Helena chromis 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus brauerinative Shovelnose grenadier  
Anguilliformes Congridae Conger oceanicusnative American conger Dog eel 
Perciformes Priacanthidae Cookeolus japonicusnative Longfinned bullseye Deepwater bullseye 
Beryciformes Holocentridae Corniger spinosusnative Spinycheek soldierfish Red Roman 
Perciformes Coryphaenidae Coryphaena equiselisnative Pompano dolphinfish Pompano dolphinfish 
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus macarellusnative Mackerel scad Kingston 
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus muroadsinative Amberstripe scad Stonebrass 
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus punctatusnative Round scad Summer stonebrass 
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus tablnative Roughear scad Greater Kingston 
Tetraodontiformes Diodontidae Diodon holocanthusnative Longspined porcupinefish Porcupine 
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus helenaeendemic St. Helena white seabream Old wife 
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus sargusnative White seabream  
Perciformes Gempylidae Diplospinus multistriatusnative Striped escolar  
Perciformes Echeneidae Echeneis naucratesnative Live sharksucker Live sharksucker 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Echiostoma barbatumnative Threadfin dragonfish  
Perciformes Carangidae Elagatis bipinnulatanative Rainbow runner Striped fish 
Perciformes Emmelichthyidae Emmelichthys rubernative Red rover Red rover 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore anatinanative Fangtooth moray Bird-eye conger 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Engraulis encrasicolusnative European anchovy  
Perciformes Blenniidae Entomacrodus textilisnative Textile blenny Textile blenny 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus pandionisnative Bigeye Black Mullet 
Perciformes Epigonidae Epigonus telescopusnative Black cardinal fish  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus adscensionisnative Rock hind Jack 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias macrurusnative Yellowstem dragonfish  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias tenisoninative   
Perciformes Scombridae Euthynnus alletteratusnative Little tunny Little tunny 
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Exocoetus obtusirostrisnative Oceanic two-wing flyingfish Oceanic two-wing flyingfish 
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Exocoetus volitansnative Tropical two-wing flyingfish Tropical two-wing flyingfish 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gnatholepis thompsoninative Goldspot goby Goldspot goby 
Gonorynchiformes Gonorynchidae Gonorynchus gonorynchusnative Beaked salmon Beaked sandfish 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax mareeinative Spotjaw moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax miliarisnative Goldentail moray Bastard eel 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax moringanative Spotted moray Common conger 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax unicolornative Brown moray Greek 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax vicinusnative Purplemouth moray Deepwater conger 
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Helcogramma obtusirostrisnative Hotlips triplefin  
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Helicolenus mouchezinative Rosefish  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Herpetoichthys regiusnative Ornate Snake Eel Sea Snake 
Perciformes Priacanthidae Heteropriacanthus cruentatusnative Glasseye Rock bullseye 
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Hirundichthys speculigernative Mirrorwing flyingfish Mirrorwing flyingfish 
Perciformes Serranidae Holanthias fronticinctusendemic St. Helena seaperch Deepwater Greenfish 
Beryciformes Holocentridae Holocentrus adscensionisnative Squirrelfish Hardback Soldier 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ichthyapus ophioneusnative Surf eel Sand eel 
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Ichthyococcus pollinative   
Perciformes Istiophoridae Istiompax indicanative Black marlin Black marlin 
Perciformes Istiophoridae Istiophorus albicansnative Atlantic sailfish Atlantic sailfish 
Lamniformes Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchusnative Shortfin mako Mackerel shark 
Perciformes Istiophoridae Kajikia albidanative Atlantic white marlin White marlin 
Perciformes Scombridae Katsuwonus pelamisnative Skipjack tuna Bonito 
Perciformes Kyphosidae Kyphosus sectatrixnative Bermuda sea chub Brim 
Gadiformes Moridae Laemonema robustumnative Robust mora Robust Mora 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus lagocephalusnative Oceanic puffer Oceanic Puffer 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah Spotted opah 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Macroparalepis brevisnative   
Perciformes Istiophoridae Makaira nigricansnative Blue marlin Atlantic blue marlin 
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Melamphaes hubbsinative   
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Melichthys nigernative Black triggerfish Blackfish 
Perciformes Latridae Mendosoma lineatumnative Telescope fish  
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Mola molanative Ocean sunfish Ocean sunfish 
Perciformes Mullidae Mulloidichthys martinicusnative Yellow goatfish Yellow goatfish 
Beryciformes Holocentridae Myripristis jacobusnative Blackbar soldierfish Bastard soldierfish 
Anguilliformes Myrocongridae Myroconger compressusnative Red eel Red eel 
Perciformes Carangidae Naucrates ductornative Pilotfish Pilotfish 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notolychnus valdiviaenative Topside lampfish  
Perciformes Blenniidae Ophioblennius atlanticusnative  Devilfish 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Phaenomonas longissimanative Short-maned Sand Eel Short-maned Sand Eel 
Gadiformes Moridae Physiculus helenaensisendemic Skulpin Skulpin 
Gadiformes Moridae Physiculus karreraenative   
Beloniformes Belonidae Platybelone argalus trachuranative  Pipefish 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia nobilisnative Stout beardfish Beardfish 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pontinus nigropunctatusendemic St. Helena deepwater scorpionfish Deepwater Jack 
Perciformes Gobiidae Priolepis ascensionisnative   
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Prionace glaucanative Blue shark Blue shark 
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Prognathodes dichrousnative Bicolor butterflyfish Bastard Cunningfish 
Perciformes Gempylidae Promethichthys prometheusnative Roudi escolar Night serpent 
Perciformes Carangidae Pseudocaranx dentexnative White trevally Cavalley 
Lamniformes Pseudocarchariidae Pseudocarcharias kamoharainative Crocodile shark Crocodile shark 
Perciformes Echeneidae Remora albescensnative White suckerfish White suckerfish 
Perciformes Echeneidae Remora osteochirnative Marlin sucker Marlinsucker 
Perciformes Echeneidae Remora remoranative Shark sucker Remora 
Orectolobiformes Rhincodontidae Rhincodon typusnative Whale shark  
Perciformes Gempylidae Ruvettus pretiosusnative Oilfish Night barracuda 
Perciformes Serranidae Rypticus saponaceusnative Greater soapfish Soapy jack 
Perciformes Blenniidae Scartella springeriendemic  Springer's blenny 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Schedophilus ovalisnative Imperial blackfish Deepwater codfish 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Schedophilus velaininative Violet warehou  
Beloniformes Scomberesocidae Scomberesox simulansnative Dwarf saury Dwarf saury 
Perciformes Scombridae Scomberomorus commersonnative Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena mellissiiendemic Melliss's scorpionfish Deepwater gurnard 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena plumierinative Spotted scorpionfish Gurnard 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaenodes insularisnative  Red scorpionfish 
Perciformes Carangidae Selar crumenophthalmusnative Bigeye scad Steenbrass 
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola fasciatanative Lesser amberjack Lesser amberjack 
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola lalandinative Yellowtail amberjack Yellowtail 
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus sanctaehelenaenative St. Helena comber Deepwater Brown Mullet 
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Simenchelys parasiticanative Snubnosed eel Pug-nosed eel 
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Snyderidia caninanative   
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma strigatumnative Strigate parrotfish Strigate parrotfish 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides pachygasternative Blunthead puffer Bottlefish 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes sanctaehelenaeendemic   
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus nigrescensnative Tonguesole Dark Tonguefish 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus reticulatusnative   
Perciformes Symphysanodontidae Symphysanodon berryinative Slope bass  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus myopsnative Snakefish Sandspear 
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus synodusnative Diamond lizardfish Rockspear 
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma ascensionisnative Greenfish Greenfish 
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma sanctaehelenaenative St. Helena wrasse Greenfish 
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus alalunganative Albacore Bastard albacore 
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus albacaresnative Yellowfin tuna Yellowfin tuna 
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus obesusnative Bigeye tuna Coffrey 
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus ovatusnative Pompano Silverfish 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus trachypterusnative Mediterranean dealfish Peregrine ribbonfish 
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis helvolanative Whitetongue jack Whitetongue Jack 
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis uraspisnative Whitemouth jack  
Perciformes Xiphiidae Xiphias gladiusnative Swordfish Swordfish 
Perciformes Labridae Xyrichtys blanchardinative Marmalade Razorfish Marmalade Razorfish 
Perciformes Labridae Xyrichtys sanctaehelenaenative Yellow razorfish Sand Greenfish 
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion longipinnisnative   
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