List of Marine Fishes reported from Ascension Island
n = 199
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Table 1: 187 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 12 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: 199 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 187 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf saxatilisnative Sergeant-major  
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo  
Tetraodontiformes Ostraciidae Acanthostracion notacanthusnative Island cowfish Bottlefish boxfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus bahianusnative Ocean surgeon Brown surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus chirurgusnative Doctorfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus coeruleusnative Blue tang surgeonfish Blue surgeonfish 
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias superciliosusnative Bigeye thresher  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish  
Perciformes Cirrhitidae Amblycirrhitus earnshawinative White hawkfish White hawkfish 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius multiocellatusnative Longlure frogfish  
Perciformes Caproidae Antigonia caprosnative Deepbody boarfish  
Perciformes Trichiuridae Aphanopus intermediusnative Intermediate scabbardfish  
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon axillarisnative Axillary-spot cardinalfish Cardinalfish 
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon pseudomaculatusnative Twospot cardinalfish  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus capensisnative Cape scaldfish  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes caulophorusnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes micropogonnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes nigernative   
Syngnathiformes Aulostomidae Aulostomus strigosusnative Atlantic cornetfish Trantran 
Perciformes Scombridae Auxis rocheinative Bullet tuna  
Perciformes Scombridae Auxis thazardnative Frigate tuna  
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistes capriscusnative Grey triggerfish  
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistes vetulanative Queen triggerfish  
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Barbantus elongatusnative   
Perciformes Labridae Bodianus insularisnative Island hogfish Hogfish 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Bothus lunatusnative Plate fish  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Bothus mellissinative St. Helena flounder Mellissi'flounder 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Bothus podasnative Wide-eyed flounder  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Callechelys bilinearisnative Twostripe snake eel  
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus bairdinative Lancer dragonet  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Cantherhines macrocerusnative American whitespotted filefish  
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Canthidermis maculatanative Rough triggerfish  
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Canthidermis sufflamennative Ocean triggerfish  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster sanctaehelenaenative St. Helena Sharpnose Pufferfish Sharpnose pufferfish 
Perciformes Carangidae Carangoides bartholomaeinative Yellow jack  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx crysosnative Blue runner  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx fischerinative Longfin crevalle jack  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx hipposnative Crevalle jack  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx latusnative Horse-eye jack  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx lugubrisnative Black jack  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx rubernative Bar jack  
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Carapus acusnative Pearl fish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus galapagensisnative Galapagos shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus obscurusnative Dusky shark  
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Centropyge resplendensendemic Resplendent angelfish Resplendent pygmy angelfish 
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Chaetodon sanctaehelenaenative Saint Helena butterflyfish  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Channomuraena vittatanative Broadbanded moray  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus minimusnative   
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon cyanopterusnative Margined flyingfish  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon exsiliensnative Bandwing flyingfish  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus pinnatibarbatusnative Bennett's flyingfish  
Tetraodontiformes Diodontidae Chilomycterus reticulatusnative Spotfin burrfish Burrfish 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis multilineatanative Brown chromis  
Perciformes Priacanthidae Cookeolus japonicusnative Longfinned bullseye  
Perciformes Coryphaenidae Coryphaena hippurusnative Common dolphinfish  
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus macarellusnative Mackerel scad  
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus punctatusnative Round scad  
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus tablnative Roughear scad  
Anguilliformes Derichthyidae Derichthys serpentinusnative Narrownecked oceanic eel  
Tetraodontiformes Diodontidae Diodon eydouxiinative Pelagic porcupinefish  
Tetraodontiformes Diodontidae Diodon holocanthusnative Longspined porcupinefish Mottled porcupinefish 
Tetraodontiformes Diodontidae Diodon hystrixnative Spot-fin porcupinefish  
Perciformes Sparidae Diplodus ascensionisendemic   
Perciformes Gempylidae Diplospinus multistriatusnative Striped escolar  
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmoides pauciradiatusnative Longwing spinyfin  
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmus argenteusnative Silver spinyfin  
Cetomimiformes Cetomimidae Ditropichthys storerinative   
Perciformes Echeneidae Echeneis naucratesnative Live sharksucker  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Echidna catenatanative Chain moray Tiger conger 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Echiostoma barbatumnative Threadfin dragonfish  
Perciformes Carangidae Elagatis bipinnulatanative Rainbow runner  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore anatinanative Fangtooth moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore carychroanative Chestnut moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore nigricansnative Viper moray  
Perciformes Blenniidae Entomacrodus textilisnative Textile blenny  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus adscensionisnative Rock hind Rock cod 
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus itajaranative Atlantic goliath grouper  
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Euprotomicrus bispinatusnative Pygmy shark  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias intermediusnative   
Perciformes Scombridae Euthynnus alletteratusnative Little tunny  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Exocoetus volitansnative Tropical two-wing flyingfish  
Syngnathiformes Fistulariidae Fistularia petimbanative Red cornetfish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Galeocerdo cuviernative Tiger shark  
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  
Aulopiformes Giganturidae Gigantura chuninative Gigantura  
Aulopiformes Giganturidae Gigantura indicanative Telescopefish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gnatholepis thompsoninative Goldspot goby White goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius tropicusnative   
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax miliarisnative Goldentail moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax moringanative Spotted moray Conger 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax unicolornative Brown moray Greek 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax vicinusnative Purplemouth moray  
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Helcogramma ascensionisnative Ascension triplefin Ascension triplefin 
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Helcogramma obtusirostrisnative Hotlips triplefin  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Herpetoichthys regiusnative Ornate Snake Eel  
Anguilliformes Congridae Heteroconger camelopardalisnative   
Perciformes Priacanthidae Heteropriacanthus cruentatusnative Glasseye  
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Heteroscymnoides marleyinative Longnose pygmy shark  
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Hexanchus griseusnative Bluntnose sixgill shark  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Hirundichthys rufipinnisnative Redfin flyingfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Holanthias caudalisnative   
Perciformes Serranidae Holanthias fronticinctusnative St. Helena seaperch  
Beryciformes Holocentridae Holocentrus adscensionisnative Squirrelfish Hardback soldier 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Hyperoglyphe perciformisnative Barrelfish  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ichthyapus insularisendemic   
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ichthyapus ophioneusnative Surf eel  
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Isistius brasiliensisnative Cookie cutter shark  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Istiophorus albicansnative Atlantic sailfish  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Istiophorus platypterusnative Indo-Pacific sailfish  
Lamniformes Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchusnative Shortfin mako  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Kajikia albidanative Atlantic white marlin  
Perciformes Scombridae Katsuwonus pelamisnative Skipjack tuna  
Perciformes Kyphosidae Kyphosus bigibbusnative Brown chub  
Perciformes Kyphosidae Kyphosus sectatrixnative Bermuda sea chub Sea chub 
Tetraodontiformes Ostraciidae Lactophrys bicaudalisnative Spotted trunkfish  
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah  
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus jocunative Dog snapper  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Makaira nigricansnative Blue marlin  
Perciformes Malacanthidae Malacanthus plumierinative Sand tilefish Tilefish 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Melichthys nigernative Black triggerfish  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Mobula birostrisnative Giant manta  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Monopenchelys acutanative Redface moray  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curvidensnative Dwarf mullet  
Perciformes Mullidae Mulloidichthys martinicusnative Yellow goatfish  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Muraena pavoninanative Whitespot moray Birdeye 
Beryciformes Holocentridae Myripristis jacobusnative Blackbar soldierfish Softback soldier 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys scolopaceusnative Slender snipe eel  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notolychnus valdiviaenative Topside lampfish  
Perciformes Blenniidae Ophioblennius atlanticusnative  Black blenny 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Paracanthurus hepatusnative Palette surgeonfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Paranthias furcifernative Creole-fish Creole fish 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Phaenomonas longissimanative Short-maned Sand Eel  
Perciformes Apogonidae Phaeoptyx pigmentarianative Dusky cardinalfish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Platybelone argalus trachuranative   
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Pomacanthus parunative French angelfish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pontinus nigropunctatusnative St. Helena deepwater scorpionfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Priolepis ascensionisnative   
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Prionace glaucanative Blue shark  
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Prognathodes dichrousnative Bicolor butterflyfish Hedgehog butterflyfish 
Perciformes Gempylidae Promethichthys prometheusnative Roudi escolar  
Perciformes Carangidae Pseudocaranx dentexnative White trevally  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Quassiremus ascensionisnative Blackspotted snake eel  
Perciformes Echeneidae Remora albescensnative White suckerfish  
Perciformes Echeneidae Remora remoranative Shark sucker  
Orectolobiformes Rhincodontidae Rhincodon typusnative Whale shark  
Perciformes Gempylidae Ruvettus pretiosusnative Oilfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Rypticus saponaceusnative Greater soapfish  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Saurida brasiliensisnative Brazilian lizardfish  
Perciformes Blenniidae Scartella nuchifilisendemic Mottled blenny Mottled blenny 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena ascensionisnative   
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena grattanicanative   
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena plumierinative Spotted scorpionfish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaenodes insularisnative   
Perciformes Carangidae Selar crumenophthalmusnative Bigeye scad  
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola dumerilinative Greater amberjack  
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola rivoliananative Longfin yellowtail  
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus sanctaehelenaenative St. Helena comber  
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma strigatumnative Strigate parrotfish Parrotfish 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Sphoeroides pachygasternative Blunthead puffer  
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena barracudanative Great barracuda  
Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewininative Scalloped hammerhead  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes lubbockinative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias affinisnative G√ľnther's boafish  
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Syacium papillosumnative Dusky flounder Papillose flounder 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus lubbockinative   
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus nigrescensnative Tonguesole  
Perciformes Symphysanodontidae Symphysanodon berryinative Slope bass  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus myopsnative Snakefish  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus saurusnative Atlantic lizardfish  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus synodusnative Diamond lizardfish  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Tetrapturus pfluegerinative Longbill spearfish  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma ascensionisnative Greenfish  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma sanctaehelenaenative St. Helena wrasse  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus alalunganative Albacore  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus albacaresnative Yellowfin tuna  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus obesusnative Bigeye tuna  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus thynnusnative Atlantic bluefin tuna  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus ovatusnative Pompano  
Beloniformes Belonidae Tylosurus crocodilusnative Hound needlefish  
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis helvolanative Whitetongue jack  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Uropterygius maculariusnative Marbled moray  
Perciformes Xiphiidae Xiphias gladiusnative Swordfish  
Perciformes Labridae Xyrichtys blanchardinative Marmalade Razorfish  
Perciformes Labridae Xyrichtys sanctaehelenaenative Yellow razorfish  
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion longipinnisnative   
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