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Fish of the Red Sea

Deepwater species

See the List of deep water fish of the Red Sea

Demersal species

  • Ambassidae
    • Ambassis gymnocephalus, Bald glassy
    • Ambassis urotaenia, Banded-tail glassy perchlet
  • Apistidae
    • Apistus carinatus, Ocellated waspfish
  • Apogonidae
    • Apogon gularis
    • Apogon hungi
    • Apogon micromaculatus
    • Apogon quadrifasciatus, Twostripe cardinal
    • Apogon smithi, Smith's cardinalfish
    • Apogon spongicolus
    • Cheilodipterus novemstriatus, Indian Ocean twospot cardinalfish
    • Cheilodipterus pygmaios
    • Siphamia permutata
  • Ariidae
    • Arius thalassinus, Giant seacatfish
  • Ariommatidae
    • Ariomma dollfusi
  • Bothidae
    • Bothus myriaster, Indo-Pacific oval flounder
    • Bothus tricirrhitus
    • Engyprosopon hureaui, Hureau's flounder
    • Engyprosopon latifrons
    • Engyprosopon macrolepis
    • Engyprosopon maldivensis, Olive wide-eyed flounder
  • Congridae
    • Diploconger polystigmatus
    • Gorgasia cotroneii
    • Gorgasia sillneri
    • Heteroconger balteatus
    • Uroconger lepturus, Slender conger
  • Gerreidae
    • Gerres filamentosus, Whipfin silverbiddy
  • Gobiidae
    • Amblyeleotris triguttata, Triplespot shrimpgoby
    • Amblygobius magnusi
    • Amoya signatus, Tusk goby
    • Arcygobius baliurus
    • Callogobius amikami
    • Callogobius dori
    • Callogobius flavobrunneus, Slimy goby
    • Coryogalops anomolus, Anomalous goby
    • Coryphopterus humeralis
    • Cryptocentroides arabicus, Arabian goby
    • Favonigobius reichei, Indo-Pacific tropical sand goby
    • Fusigobius maximus
    • Gobius koseirensis
    • Gobius leucomelas
    • Hetereleotris diademata
    • Hetereleotris vulgaris, Common goby
    • Opua elati
    • Pleurosicya prognatha
    • Pomatoschistus marmoratus, Marbled goby
    • Psilogobius randalli
    • Silhouettea aegyptia, Red Sea goby
    • Silhouettea chaimi
    • Silhouettea insinuans, Phantom goby
    • Trimma filamentosus
  • Haemulidae
    • Plectorhinchus faetela
    • Pomadasys argenteus, Silver grunt
    • Pomadasys hasta
    • Pomadasys multimaculatum, Cock grunter
    • Pomadasys punctulatus, Lined grunt
  • Labridae
    • Cheilinus abudjubbe
    • Pteragogus pelycus, Sideburn wrasse
    • Suezichthys caudavittatus, Spottail wrasse
    • Suezichthys russelli, Russell's wrasse
    • Xyrichtys bimaculatus, Two-spot razorfish
    • Xyrichtys javanicus
    • Xyrichtys niger
  • Leiognathidae
    • Gazza minuta, Toothpony
    • Leiognathus berbis, Berber ponyfish
    • Leiognathus bindus, Orangefin ponyfish
    • Leiognathus elongatus, Slender ponyfish
    • Leiognathus equulus, Common ponyfish
    • Leiognathus fasciatus, Striped ponyfish
    • Leiognathus klunzingeri
    • Leiognathus leuciscus, Whipfin ponyfish
    • Leiognathus lineolatus, Ornate ponyfish
    • Leiognathus splendens, Splendid ponyfish
    • Secutor insidiator, Pugnose ponyfish
    • Secutor ruconius, Deep pugnose ponyfish
  • Lophiidae
    • Lophiomus setigerus, Blackmouth angler
  • Lutjanidae
    • Pristipomoides multidens, Goldbanded jobfish
  • Malacanthidae
    • Branchiostegus sawakinensis, Freckled tilefish
    • Hoplolatilus oreni
  • Microdesmidae
    • Paragunnellichthys springeri
    • Brachaluteres baueri
    • Paraluteres arqat
    • Paramonacanthus frenatus, Wedgetail filefish
    • Paramonacanthus oblongus, Hair-finned filefish
    • Paramonacanthus pusillus
    • Stephanolepis diaspros, Reticulated leatherjacket
  • Mugilidae
    • Liza macrolepis, Largescale mullet
    • Liza subviridis, Greenback mullet
    • Liza tade, Tade mullet
    • Valamugil cunnesius, Longarm mullet
  • Mullidae
    • Upeneus pori, Por's goatfish
    • Upeneus sulphureus, Sulphur goatfish
  • Narcinidae
    • Heteronarce bentuviai, Elat electric ray
  • Nemipteridae
    • Nemipterus bipunctatus, Delagoa threadfin bream
    • Nemipterus japonicus, Japanese threadfin bream
    • Nemipterus peronii, Notchedfin threadfin bream
    • Nemipterus randalli, Randall's threadfin bream
    • Nemipterus zysron, Slender threadfin bream
    • Parascolopsis aspinosa, Smooth dwarf monocle bream
    • Parascolopsis eriomma, Rosy dwarf monocle bream
    • Parascolopsis inermis, Unarmed dwarf monocle bream
    • Parascolopsis townsendi, Scaly dwarf monocle bream
  • Ophichthidae
    • Myrophis microchir
    • Skythrenchelys lentiginosa
    • Yirrkala tenuis, Thin sand-eel
  • Ophidiidae
    • Ophidion smithi
    • Sirembo jerdoni, Brown-banded cusk-eel
  • Pinguipedidae
    • Parapercis robinsoni, Smallscale grubfish
    • Parapercis simulata
    • Parapercis somaliensis, Somali sandperch
  • Platycephalidae
    • Grammoplites suppositus, Spotfin flathead
    • Platycephalus micracanthus
    • Rogadius asper, Olive-tailed flathead
    • Rogadius pristiger, Thorny flathead
    • Sorsogona prionota, Blackblotch flathead
  • Polynemidae
    • Polydactylus plebeius, Striped threadfin
    • Polydactylus sextarius, Blackspot threadfin
  • Pomacentridae
    • Chromis axillaris, Grey chromis
    • Neopomacentrus taeniurus, Freshwater demoiselle
  • Samaridae
    • Samaris cristatus, Cockatoo righteye flounder
  • Serranidae
    • Epinephelus epistictus, Dotted grouper
    • Epinephelus latifasciatus, Striped grouper
    • Epinephelus radiatus, Oblique-banded grouper
    • Serranus cabrilla, Comber
  • Soleidae
    • Aseraggodes sinusarabici
    • Aseraggodes steinitzi
    • Brachirus orientalis, Oriental sole
    • Solea elongata, Elongate sole
    • Synaptura commersonnii, Commerson's sole
  • Tetraodontidae
    • Lagocephalus lunaris, Green rough-backed puffer
    • Lagocephalus spadiceus, Half-smooth golden pufferfish
  • Triglidae
    • Lepidotrigla bispinosa, Bullhorn gurnard
    • Lepidotrigla spiloptera, Spotwing gurnard
  • Uranoscopidae
    • Uranoscopus bauchotae
    • Uranoscopus dahlakensis
    • Uranoscopus dollfusi, Dollfus' stargazer
    • Uranoscopus fuscomaculatus
    • Uranoscopus guttatus
    • Uranoscopus oligolepis

Pelagic species

  • Belonidae
    • Platybelone argalus platura
    • Tylosurus choram, Red Sea houndfish
  • Exocoetidae
    • Cheilopogon cyanopterus, Margined flyingfish
    • Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus altipennis, Smallhead flyingfish
    • Cypselurus oligolepis, Largescale flyingfish
    • Exocoetus volitans, Tropical two-wing flyingfish
    • Hirundichthys rondeletii, Black wing flyingfish
    • Hirundichthys socotranus
    • Parexocoetus brachypterus, Sailfin flyingfish
    • Parexocoetus mento, African sailfin flyingfish
  • Hemiramphidae
    • Euleptorhamphus viridis, Ribbon halfbeak
    • Hemiramphus marginatus, Yellowtip halfbeak
    • Hyporhamphus xanthopterus, Red-tipped halfbeak
  • Sphyraenidae
    • Sphyraena chrysotaenia, Yellowstripe barracuda
    • Saurida macrolepis

Reef-associated species

See the List of reef fish of the Red Sea

See also

References

Fishbase

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