List of fishes of India

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This is a list of the fish species found in India and is based on FishBase. [1]

Contents

Albuliformes[edit]

Albulidae (Bonefishes)[edit]

Anguilliformes[edit]

Anguillidae (Freshwater eels)[edit]

Colocongridae[edit]

Congridae (Conger and garden eels)[edit]

Moringuidae (Worm or spaghetti eels)[edit]

Muraenesocidae (Pike congers)[edit]

Muraenidae (Moray eels)[edit]

Nemichthyidae (Snipe eels)[edit]

Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)[edit]

Ophichthidae (Snake eels)[edit]

Atheriniformes[edit]

Atherinidae (Silversides)[edit]

Notocheiridae (Surf sardines)[edit]

Aulopiformes[edit]

Alepisauridae (Lancetfishes)[edit]

Chlorophthalmidae (Greeneyes)[edit]

Ipnopidae[edit]

Synodontidae (Lizardfishes)[edit]

Batrachoidiformes[edit]

Batrachoididae (Toadfishes)[edit]

Beloniformes[edit]

Adrianichthyidae (Ricefishes)[edit]

Belonidae (Needlefishes)[edit]

Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)[edit]

Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)[edit]

Beryciformes[edit]

Berycidae (Alfonsinos)[edit]

Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes)[edit]

Monocentridae (Pinecone fishes)[edit]

Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads)[edit]

Carcharhiniformes[edit]

Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)[edit]

Hemigaleidae (Weasel sharks)[edit]

Proscylliidae (Finback catsharks)[edit]

Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)[edit]

Sphyrnidae (Hammerhead sharks)[edit]

Triakidae (Houndsharks)[edit]

Clupeiformes[edit]

Chirocentridae (Wolf herring)[edit]

Clupeidae (Herring, shads, sardines, and menhadens)[edit]

Dussumieriidae (Round herring)[edit]

Engraulidae (Anchovies)[edit]

  • Coilia dussumieri (native) Goldspotted grenadier anchovy
  • Coilia grayii (native) Gray's grenadier anchovy
  • Coilia neglecta (native) Neglected grenadier anchovy
  • Coilia ramcarati (native) Ramcarat grenadier anchovy
  • Coilia reynaldi (native) Nil, Reynald's grenadier anchovy
  • Encrasicholina devisi (native) Devis' anchovy
  • Encrasicholina heteroloba (native) Shorthead anchovy
  • Encrasicholina punctifer (native) Buccaneer anchovy
  • Setipinna breviceps (questionable) Shorthead hairfin anchovy
  • Setipinna brevifilis (endemic) Short-hairfin anchovy
  • Setipinna phasa (endemic) Gangetic hairfin anchovy
  • Setipinna taty (native) Scaly hairfin anchovy
  • Setipinna tenuifilis (native) Common hairfin anchovy
  • Stolephorus andhraensis (native) Andhra anchovy
  • Stolephorus baganensis (native) Bagan anchovy
  • Stolephorus commersonnii (native) Commerson's anchovy
  • Stolephorus dubiosus (native) Thai anchovy
  • Stolephorus indicus (native) Indian anchovy
  • Stolephorus insularis (native) Hardenberg's anchovy
  • Stolephorus waitei (native) Spotty-face anchovy
  • Thryssa baelama (native) Baelama anchovy
  • Thryssa dayi (native) Day's thryssa
  • Thryssa dussumieri (native) Dussumier's thryssa
  • Thryssa encrasicholoides (native) False baelama anchovy
  • Thryssa gautamiensis (native) Gautama thryssa
  • Thryssa hamiltonii (native) Hamilton's thryssa
  • Thryssa kammalensis (misidentification)[further explanation needed] Kammal thryssa
  • Thryssa kammalensoides (native) Godavari thryssa
  • Thryssa malabarica (native) Malabar thryssa
  • Thryssa mystax (native) Moustached thryssa
  • Thryssa polybranchialis (native) Humphead thryssa
  • Thryssa purava (native) Oblique-jaw thryssa
  • Thryssa setirostris (native) Longjaw thryssa
  • Thryssa spinidens (native) Bengal thryssa
  • Thryssa stenosoma (native) Slender thryssa
  • Thryssa vitrirostris (native) Orangemouth anchovy

Pristigasteridae (Pristigasterids)[edit]

Cypriniformes[edit]

Balitoridae (River loaches)[edit]

Cobitidae (Loaches)[edit]

Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps)[edit]

Deccan Mahseer Tor khudree

Psilorhynchidae[edit]

Cyprinodontiformes[edit]

Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)[edit]

Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes)[edit]

Poeciliidae (Poeciliids)[edit]

Elopiformes[edit]

Elopidae (Tenpounders)[edit]

Megalopidae (Tarpons)[edit]

Gadiformes[edit]

Bregmacerotidae (Codlets)[edit]

Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails)[edit]

Moridae (Morid cods)[edit]

Gasterosteiformes[edit]

Pegasidae (Seamoths)[edit]

Chanidae (Milkfish)[edit]

Hexanchiformes[edit]

Hexanchidae (Cow sharks)[edit]

Lamniformes[edit]

Alopiidae (Thresher sharks)[edit]

Lamnidae (Mackerel sharks or white shark)[edit]

Odontaspididae (Sand tigers)[edit]

Lampriformes[edit]

Lophotidae (Crestfishes)[edit]

Veliferidae (Velifers)[edit]

Lophiiformes[edit]

Antennariidae (Frogfishes)[edit]

Chaunacidae (Sea toads)[edit]

Diceratiidae (Double anglers)[edit]

Lophiidae (Goosefishes)[edit]

Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)[edit]

Oneirodidae (Dreamers)[edit]

Myctophiformes[edit]

Myctophidae (Lanternfishes)[edit]

Neoscopelidae[edit]

Notacanthiformes[edit]

Halosauridae (Halosaurs)[edit]

Ophidiiformes[edit]

Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas)[edit]

Carapidae (Pearlfishes)[edit]

Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels)[edit]

Orectolobiformes[edit]

Ginglymostomatidae (Nurse sharks)[edit]

Hemiscylliidae (Bamboo sharks)[edit]

Rhincodontidae (Whale shark)[edit]

Stegostomatidae (Zebra sharks)[edit]

Osmeriformes[edit]

Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)[edit]

Platytroctidae (Tubeshoulders)[edit]

Osteoglossiformes[edit]

Notopteridae (Featherbacks or knifefishes)[edit]

Perciformes[edit]

Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)[edit]

Naso literatus in an aquarium

Acropomatidae (Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)[edit]

Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)[edit]

Ammodytidae (Sand lances)[edit]

Anabantidae (Climbing gouramies)[edit]

Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)[edit]

Ariommatidae (Ariommatids)[edit]

Badidae[edit]

Bathyclupeidae[edit]

Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies)[edit]

Caesionidae (Fusiliers)[edit]

Callionymidae (Dragonets)[edit]

Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos)[edit]

Centrogenyidae[edit]

Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)[edit]

Cepolidae (Bandfishes)[edit]

Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)[edit]

Champsodontidae[edit]

Channidae (Snakeheads)[edit]

Cichlidae (Cichlids)[edit]

Orange Chromide Etroplus maculatus

Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)[edit]

Coryphaenidae (Dolphinfishes)[edit]

Creediidae (Sandburrowers)[edit]

Datnioididae[edit]

Drepaneidae (Sicklefishes)[edit]

Echeneidae (Remoras)[edit]

Eleotridae (Sleepers)[edit]

Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)[edit]

Ephippidae (Spadefishes, batfishes and scats)[edit]

Gempylidae (Snake mackerels)[edit]

Gerreidae (Mojarras)[edit]

Gobiidae (Gobies)[edit]

Haemulidae (Grunts)[edit]

Istiophoridae (Billfishes)[edit]

Kraemeriidae (Sand darters)[edit]

Kuhliidae (Aholeholes)[edit]

Kurtidae (Nurseryfishes)[edit]

Kyphosidae (Sea chubs)[edit]

Labridae (Wrasses)[edit]

Lactariidae (False trevallies)[edit]

Latidae (Lates perches)[edit]

Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)[edit]

Lethrinidae (Emperors or scavengers)[edit]

Lobotidae (Tripletails)[edit]

Lutjanidae (Snappers)[edit]

Malacanthidae (Tilefishes)[edit]

Menidae (Moonfish)[edit]

Monodactylidae (Moonyfishes or fingerfishes)[edit]

Mugilidae (Mullets)[edit]

Mullidae (Goatfishes)[edit]

Nandidae (Asian leaffishes)[edit]

Nemipteridae (Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)[edit]

Nomeidae (Driftfishes)[edit]

Osphronemidae (Gouramies)[edit]

Pempheridae (Sweepers)[edit]

Percophidae (Duckbills)[edit]

Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)[edit]

Plesiopidae (Roundheads)[edit]

Polynemidae (Threadfins)[edit]

Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)[edit]

Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)[edit]

Pomatomidae (Bluefishes)[edit]

Priacanthidae (Bigeyes or catalufas)[edit]

Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)[edit]

Ptereleotridae[edit]

Rachycentridae (Cobia)[edit]

Scaridae (Parrotfishes)[edit]

Scatophagidae (Scats)[edit]

Schindleriidae[edit]

Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)[edit]

Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos)[edit]

Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)[edit]

Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)[edit]

Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)[edit]

Sparidae (Porgies)[edit]

Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)[edit]

Symphysanodontidae[edit]

Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)[edit]

Toxotidae (Archerfishes)[edit]

Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes)[edit]

Trichonotidae (Sanddivers)[edit]

Tripterygiidae (Threefin blennies)[edit]

Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)[edit]

Xenisthmidae[edit]

Xiphiidae (Swordfish)[edit]

Zanclidae (Moorish idol)[edit]

Pleuronectiformes[edit]

Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)[edit]

Citharidae (Citharids)[edit]

Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes)[edit]

Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)[edit]

Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders)[edit]

Psettodidae (Psettodids)[edit]

Samaridae[edit]

Soleidae (Soles)[edit]

Polymixiiformes[edit]

Polymixiidae (Beardfishes)[edit]

Pristiformes[edit]

Pristidae (Sawfishes)[edit]

Rajiformes[edit]

Dasyatidae (Stingrays)[edit]

Gymnuridae (Butterfly rays)[edit]

Myliobatidae (Eagle and manta rays)[edit]

Plesiobatidae (Deepwater stingray)[edit]

Rajidae (Skates)[edit]

Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)[edit]

Salmoniformes[edit]

Salmonidae (Salmonids)[edit]

Scorpaeniformes[edit]

Apistidae[edit]

Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)[edit]

Bembridae (Deepwater flatheads)[edit]

Caracanthidae (Orbicular velvetfishes)[edit]

Dactylopteridae (Flying gurnards)[edit]

Peristediidae (Armored searobins or armored gurnards)[edit]

Platycephalidae (Flatheads)[edit]

Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)[edit]

Setarchidae[edit]

Synanceiidae (Stonefishes)[edit]

Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)[edit]

Triglidae (Searobins)[edit]

Siluriformes[edit]

Amblycipitidae (Torrent catfishes)[edit]

Ariidae (Sea catfishes)[edit]

Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)[edit]

Chacidae (Squarehead or angler catfish)[edit]

  • Chaca chaca (native) Indian chaca, Squarehead catfish

Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)[edit]

Erethistidae[edit]

Heteropneustidae (Airsac catfishes)[edit]

Olyridae (Longtail catfishes)[edit]

Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)[edit]

Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)[edit]

Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)[edit]

Siluridae (Sheatfishes)[edit]

Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes)[edit]

Squaliformes[edit]

Centrophoridae[edit]

Dalatiidae (Sleeper sharks)[edit]

Echinorhinidae (Bramble sharks)[edit]

Stomiiformes[edit]

Gonostomatidae (Bristlemouths)[edit]

Phosichthyidae (Lightfishes)[edit]

Sternoptychidae[edit]

Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes)[edit]

Synbranchiformes[edit]

Chaudhuriidae[edit]

Mastacembelidae (Spiny eels)[edit]

Synbranchidae (Swamp-eels)[edit]

Syngnathiformes[edit]

Aulostomidae (Trumpetfishes)[edit]

Centriscidae (Snipefishes and shrimpfishes)[edit]

Fistulariidae (Cornetfishes)[edit]

Solenostomidae (Ghost pipefishes)[edit]

Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses)[edit]

Tetraodontiformes[edit]

Balistidae (Triggerfishes)[edit]

Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))[edit]

Molidae (Molas or Ocean Sunfishes)[edit]

Monacanthidae (Filefishes)[edit]

Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)[edit]

Tetraodontidae (Puffers)[edit]

Triacanthidae (Triplespines)[edit]

Triacanthodidae (Spikefishes)[edit]

Torpediniformes[edit]

Narcinidae (Numbfishes)[edit]

Torpedinidae (Electric rays)[edit]

Zeiformes[edit]

Caproidae (Boarfishes)[edit]

Parazenidae (Parazen)[edit]

Zeidae (Dories)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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