All fishes reported from Cook Islands
n = 578 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 569 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 4 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 5 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 578 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 569 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf sexfasciatusnative Scissortail sergeant  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant  
Scombriformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus achillesnative Achilles tang  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus blochiinative Ringtail surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus guttatusnative Whitespotted surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucopareiusnative Whitebar surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricansnative Whitecheek surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrorisnative Bluelined surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus olivaceusnative Orangespot surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus pyroferusnative Chocolate surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus thompsoninative Thompson's surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish  
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula glossodontanative Roundjaw bonefish  
Carangiformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano  
Ophidiiformes Dinematichthyidae Alionematichthys pigernative Whiskered viviparous brotula  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias pelagicusnative Pelagic thresher  
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Alticus arnoldorumnative Pacific leaping blenny  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish  
Centrarchiformes Cirrhitidae Amblycirrhitus bimaculanative Twospot hawkfish  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris fasciatanative Red-banded prawn-goby  
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Anampses caeruleopunctatusnative Bluespotted wrasse  
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Anampses geographicusnative Geographic wrasse  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmoratanative Giant mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla megastomanative Polynesian longfinned eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscuranative Pacific shortfinned eel  
Trachichthyiformes Anomalopidae Anomalops katoptronnative Splitfin flashlightfish  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennatus tuberosusnative Tuberculated frogfish  
Perciformes/Serranoidei Serranidae Anyperodon leucogrammicusnative Slender grouper  
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Aphareus furcanative Small toothed jobfish  
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Aphareus rutilansnative Rusty jobfish  
Perciformes/Serranoidei Serranidae Aporops bilinearisnative Blotched podge  
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Aprion virescensnative Green jobfish  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron hispidusnative White-spotted puffer  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron meleagrisnative Guineafowl puffer  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron nigropunctatusnative Blackspotted puffer  
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Aspidontus taeniatusnative False cleanerfish  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Asterropteryx semipunctatanative Starry goby  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherinomorus lacunosusnative Wide-banded hardyhead silverside  
Carangiformes Carangidae Atule matenative Yellowtail scad  
Syngnathiformes Aulostomidae Aulostomus chinensisnative Chinese trumpetfish  
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