List of Marine Fishes reported from Isle of Man
n = 171
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Table 1: 169 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 1 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 171 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 169 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturionative Sturgeon Sturgeon 
Scorpaeniformes Agonidae Agonus cataphractusnative Hooknose Pogge 
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa alosanative Allis shad Allis shad 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa fallaxnative Twaite shad Twaite shad 
Perciformes Ammodytidae Ammodytes marinusnative Lesser sand-eel  
Perciformes Ammodytidae Ammodytes tobianusnative Small sandeel Lesser sand-eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguillanative European eel Astan 
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Apletodon dentatusnative Small-headed clingfish  
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina sphyraenanative Argentine Argentine 
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus laternanative Mediterranean scaldfish Scald-fish 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Artediellus atlanticusnative Atlantic hookear sculpin  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina presbyternative Sand smelt Sand-smelt 
Perciformes Scombridae Auxis rocheinative Bullet tuna  
Beloniformes Belonidae Belone belonenative Garfish Gar-fish 
Perciformes Blenniidae Blennius ocellarisnative Butterfly blenny Cadlag 
Perciformes Sparidae Boops boopsnative Bogue  
Perciformes Gobiidae Buenia jeffreysiinative Jeffrey's goby  
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus lyranative Dragonet Dragonet 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus maculatusnative  Spotted dragonet 
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus reticulatusnative Reticulated dragonet  
Perciformes Carangidae Campogramma glaycosnative Vadigo  
Perciformes Caproidae Capros apernative Boarfish  
Perciformes Labridae Centrolabrus exoletusnative Rock cook Rock-cook 
Perciformes Cepolidae Cepola macrophthalmanative Red bandfish Red band-fish 
Lamniformes Cetorhinidae Cetorhinus maximusnative Basking shark  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys cuculusnative Red gurnard Captan jiarg 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys lastovizanative Streaked gurnard Streaked gurnard 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys lucernanative Tub gurnard Sapphirine gurnard 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosusnative Thicklip grey mullet Grey mullet 
Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae Chimaera monstrosanative Rabbit fish  
Perciformes Stichaeidae Chirolophis ascaniinative Yarrell's blenny Yarrell's blenny 
Gadiformes Lotidae Ciliata mustelanative Fivebeard rockling Five-bearded rockling 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Clupea harengusnative Atlantic herring  
Anguilliformes Congridae Conger congernative European conger Astan-varrey 
Perciformes Labridae Coris julisnative Mediterranean rainbow wrasse Rainbow wrasse 
Perciformes Gobiidae Crystallogobius linearisnative Crystal goby  
Perciformes Labridae Ctenolabrus rupestrisnative Goldsinny-wrasse Gold-sinny 
Scorpaeniformes Cyclopteridae Cyclopterus lumpusnative Lumpfish Kiark-varrey 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis pastinacanative Common stingray Sting ray 
Perciformes Moronidae Dicentrarchus labraxnative European seabass Bass 
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Diplecogaster bimaculatanative Two-spotted clingfish Two-spotted sucker 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus batisnative Blue skate Scarrag 
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus oxyrinchusnative Longnosed skate  
Perciformes Trachinidae Echiichthys viperanative Lesser weever Colgash 
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Echiodon drummondiinative   
Gadiformes Lotidae Enchelyopus cimbriusnative Fourbeard rockling Four-bearded rockling 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Engraulis encrasicolusnative European anchovy  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Entelurus aequoreusnative Snake pipefish Snaid varrey 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus princepsnative Great lanternshark  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Eutrigla gurnardusnative Grey gurnard Crodane glass 
Gadiformes Gadidae Gadus morhuanative Atlantic cod Boiddagh 
Gadiformes Lotidae Gaidropsarus mediterraneusnative Shore rockling Three-bearded rockling 
Gadiformes Lotidae Gaidropsarus vulgarisnative Three-bearded rockling Three-bearded rockling 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Galeorhinus galeusnative Tope shark  
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus melastomusnative Blackmouth catshark Black-mouthed dogfish 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatusnative Three-spined stickleback Jacksharp 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Glyptocephalus cynoglossusnative Witch flounder Witch 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius nigernative Black goby Black goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellusnative Rock goby Rock goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiusculus flavescensnative Two-spotted goby Spotted goby 
Perciformes Ammodytidae Gymnammodytes semisquamatusnative Smooth sandeel Smooth sandeel 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Hexanchus griseusnative Bluntnose sixgill shark  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus guttulatusnative Long-snouted seahorse  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Hippoglossoides platessoidesnative American plaice Long rough dab 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Hippoglossus hippoglossusnative Atlantic halibut Halibut 
Perciformes Ammodytidae Hyperoplus immaculatusnative Greater sand-eel  
Perciformes Ammodytidae Hyperoplus lanceolatusnative Great sandeel Greater sand-eel 
Perciformes Scombridae Katsuwonus pelamisnative Skipjack tuna Bonito 
Perciformes Labridae Labrus bergyltanative Ballan wrasse Ballan wrasse 
Perciformes Labridae Labrus merulanative Brown wrasse Cuckoo wrasse 
Lamniformes Lamnidae Lamna nasusnative Porbeagle Porbeagle 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra fluviatilisnative River lamprey  
Perciformes Gobiidae Lebetus scorpioidesnative Diminutive goby  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Lepadogaster candoliinative Connemarra clingfish Connemara sucker 
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Lepidorhombus whiffiagonisnative Megrim Megrim 
Perciformes Gobiidae Lesueurigobius friesiinative Fries's goby  
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja fullonicanative Shagreen ray Shagreen ray 
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja naevusnative Cuckoo ray Cuckoo ray 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Limanda limandanative Common dab Dab 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Liparis liparisnative Striped seasnail Sea snail 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Liparis montaguinative Montagus seasnail Montagu's sea snail 
Perciformes Blenniidae Lipophrys pholisnative Shanny Shanny 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius budegassanative Blackbellied angler  
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius piscatoriusnative Angler Guilley-pern 
Perciformes Stichaeidae Lumpenus lampretaeformisnative Snakeblenny  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Maurolicus muellerinative Silvery lightfish  
Gadiformes Gadidae Melanogrammus aeglefinusnative Haddock  
Gadiformes Gadidae Merlangius merlangusnative Whiting Kelk 
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius merlucciusnative European hake  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Micrenophrys lilljeborgiinative Norway bullhead Norway bullhead 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Microchirus boscanionnative Lusitanian sole Solenette 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Microchirus variegatusnative Thickback sole Variegated sole 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Microstomus kittnative Lemon sole Lemon sole 
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Mola molanative Ocean sunfish Sun-fish 
Gadiformes Lotidae Molva molvanative Ling Ling 
Perciformes Mullidae Mullus barbatus barbatusnative Red mullet  
Perciformes Mullidae Mullus surmuletusnative Surmullet Red mullet 
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Mustelus mustelusnative Smooth-hound Smooth-hound 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Myoxocephalus scorpiusnative Shorthorn sculpin Bullkione 
Myxiniformes Myxinidae Myxine glutinosanative Atlantic hagfish Hag-fish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Nerophis lumbriciformisnative Worm pipefish Worm pipe-fish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Nerophis ophidionnative Straightnose pipefish Straight-nosed pipe-fish 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Normichthys operosusnative Multipore searsid  
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Osmerus eperlanusnative European smelt  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagellus bogaraveonative Blackspot seabream Sea-bream 
Perciformes Blenniidae Parablennius gattoruginenative Tompot blenny Tompot blenny 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Pegusa lascarisnative Sand sole Sand sole 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Petromyzon marinusnative Sea lamprey  
Perciformes Pholidae Pholis gunnellusnative Rock gunnel Cadlag 
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Phrynorhombus norvegicusnative Norwegian topknot Norwegian topknot 
Gadiformes Phycidae Phycis blennoidesnative Greater forkbeard Forked hake 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesusnative European flounder Liehbage 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Pleuronectes platessanative European plaice Liehbage spottagh 
Gadiformes Gadidae Pollachius pollachiusnative Pollack Calig 
Gadiformes Gadidae Pollachius virensnative Saithe Bloggan 
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pomatoschistus lozanoinative Lozano's goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pomatoschistus micropsnative Common goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pomatoschistus minutusnative Sand goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pomatoschistus pictusnative Painted goby  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Prionace glaucanative Blue shark Blue shark 
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja brachyuranative Blonde ray Blonde 
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja clavatanative Thornback ray Thornback 
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja montaguinative Spotted ray Spotted ray 
Gadiformes Gadidae Raniceps raninusnative Tadpole fish Tadpole-fish 
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Ranzania laevisnative Slender sunfish  
Rajiformes Rajidae Rostroraja albanative White skate Burton skate 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Sagamichthys schnakenbeckinative Schnakenbeck's searsid  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salarnative Atlantic salmon Braddan 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo truttanative Sea trout Sea-trout 
Perciformes Scombridae Sarda sardanative Atlantic bonito  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardina pilchardusnative European pilchard Pilchard 
Perciformes Scombridae Scomber scombrusnative Atlantic mackerel Breac-varrey 
Beloniformes Scomberesocidae Scomberesox saurusnative Atlantic saury Saury pike 
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Scophthalmus maximusnative Turbot Turbot 
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Scophthalmus rhombusnative Brill Brill 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus caniculanative Lesser spotted dogfish Gobbag hooill 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus stellarisnative Nursehound Govag 
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Searsia koefoedinative Koefoed's searsid  
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Sebastes norvegicusnative Golden redfish Norway haddock 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Solea soleanative Common sole Liehbage chiari 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Spinachia spinachianative Sea stickleback Snaid-varrey 
Perciformes Sparidae Spondyliosoma cantharusnative Black seabream Black sea-bream 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sprattus sprattusnative European sprat Sprat 
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus acanthiasnative Picked dogfish Peegagh 
Squatiniformes Squatinidae Squatina squatinanative Angelshark Monk 
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus bailloninative Baillon's wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus melopsnative Corkwing wrasse Corkwing 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus acusnative Greater pipefish Greater pipe-fish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus rostellatusnative Nilsson's pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus typhlenative Broadnosed pipefish  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Taurulus bubalisnative Longspined bullhead Sea scorpion 
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Tetronarce nobiliananative Electric ray Crampfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Thorogobius ephippiatusnative Leopard-spotted goby  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus alalunganative Albacore  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus thynnusnative Atlantic bluefin tuna  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus ovatusnative Pompano  
Perciformes Trachinidae Trachinus draconative Greater weever Greater weever 
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus arcticusnative Dealfish  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus trachurusnative Atlantic horse mackerel Breac frengagh 
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Trigla lyranative Piper gurnard  
Gadiformes Gadidae Trisopterus esmarkiinative Norway pout Norway pout 
Gadiformes Gadidae Trisopterus luscusnative Pouting Suddrey 
Gadiformes Gadidae Trisopterus minutusnative Poor cod Poor cod 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Xenodermichthys copeinative Bluntsnout smooth-head  
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Zeugopterus punctatusnative Topknot Common topknot 
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Zeugopterus regiusnative Eckström's topknot Eckström's topknot 
Zeiformes Zeidae Zeus fabernative John dory John dory 
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