List of fishes of Great Britain

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This is a list of fish found in and around Great Britain, in both fresh water (lakes, rivers, streams and man-made pools) and salt water. This list includes species that are native to Great Britain, as well as those which have been introduced from other countries.

Contents

Agnatha - Jawfull fish[edit]

MYXINI - Hagfish[edit]

Myxinidae - Hagfish[edit]

PETROMYZONTIFORMES - Lampreys[edit]

Petromyzontidae - Northern Lampreys[edit]

Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fish[edit]

CHIMAERIFORMES - Ratfish[edit]

Chimaeridae - Short-nosed Chimaeras[edit]

Rhinochimaeridae - Long-nosed Chimaeras[edit]

HEXANCHIFORMES - Cow sharks & Frilled Sharks[edit]

Chlamydoselachidae - Frilled Sharks[edit]

Hexanchidae - Cow Sharks[edit]

SQUALIFORMES - Dogfish sharks[edit]

Squalidae - True Dogfish[edit]

Echinorhinidae - Bramble Sharks[edit]

Dalatiidae - Kitefin Sharks[edit]

Centrophoridae - Gulper Sharks[edit]

Etmopteridae - Lantern Sharks[edit]

Oxynotidae - Rough Sharks[edit]

Somniosidae - Sleeper Sharks[edit]

LAMNIFORMES - Mackerel sharks[edit]

Cetorhinidae - Basking Sharks[edit]

Lamnidae - Mackerel Sharks[edit]

Alopiidae - Thresher Sharks[edit]

CARCHARINIFORMES - Ground sharks[edit]

Scyliorhinidae - Catsharks[edit]

Carcharhinidae - Requiem Sharks[edit]

Pseudotriakidae - False Catsharks[edit]

Sphyrnidae - Hammerheads[edit]

Triakidae - Houndsharks[edit]

SQUATINIFORMES - Angel sharks[edit]

Squatinidae - Angel Sharks[edit]

RAJIFORMES - Skates and rays[edit]

Rajidae - Skates[edit]

MYLIOBATIFORMES - Stingrays[edit]

Dasyatidae - Whiptail Stingrays[edit]

Myliobatidae - Eagle Rays[edit]

TORPEDINIFORMES - Electric rays[edit]

Torpedinidae - Torpedo Rays[edit]

Osteichthyes - Bony fish[edit]

ACIPENSERIFORMES - Sturgeon[edit]

Acipenseridae - Sturgeon[edit]

ELOPIFORMES - Tarpons & Allies[edit]

Megalopidae - Tarpons[edit]

ANGUILLIFORMES - True Eels[edit]

Anguillidae - Freshwater Eels[edit]

Muraenidae - Morays[edit]

Congridae - Congers[edit]

Nettastomatidae - Witch Eels[edit]

Nemichthyidae - Snipe Eels[edit]

Synaphobranchidae - Cutthroat Eels[edit]

NOTACANTHIFORMES - Spiny Eels[edit]

Halosauridae - Halosaurs[edit]

Notacanthidae - Spiny Eels[edit]

SACCOPHARYNGIFORMES - Gulper Eels[edit]

Saccopharyngidae - Gulper Eels[edit]

Eurypharyngidae - Pelican Eels[edit]

CLUPEIFORMES - Herring[edit]

Clupeidae - True Herrings[edit]

Engraulidae - Anchovies[edit]

CYPRINIFORMES - Carp & Allies[edit]

Cyprinidae - Carp, Minnows & Barbs[edit]

Catostomidae - Suckers[edit]

Cobitidae - True Loaches[edit]

Nemacheilidae - Stone Loaches[edit]

SILURIFORMES - Catfish[edit]

Siluridae - Eurasian Catfish[edit]

Ictaluridae - Bullhead Catfish[edit]

Loricariidae - Armoured Catfish[edit]

ESOCIFORMES - Pike[edit]

Esocidae - Pike[edit]

OSMERIFORMES - Smelt[edit]

Osmeridae - Smelt[edit]

ARGENTINIFORMES - Argentines & Slickheads[edit]

Alepocephalidae - Slickheads[edit]

Leptochilichthyidae - Longjaw Smooth-heads[edit]

Platytroctidae - Tubeshoulders[edit]

Argentinidae - Argentines[edit]

Microstomatidae - Pencil Smelts[edit]

Bathylagidae - Deep-sea Smelt[edit]

Opisthoproctidae - Barrel-eyes[edit]

SALMONIFORMES - Salmon and trout[edit]

Salmonidae - Salmon and Trout[edit]

STOMIIFORMES - Dragonfish & Marine Hatchetfish[edit]

Sternoptychidae - Marine Hatchetfishes[edit]

Gonostomatidae - Bristlemouths[edit]

Stomiidae - Dragonfish[edit]

Phosichthyidae - Lightfish[edit]

AULOPIFORMES - Grinners[edit]

Paralepididae - Barracudinas[edit]

Notosudidae - Waryfish[edit]

Alepisauridae - Lancetfish[edit]

Bathysauridae - Deep Sea Lizardfish[edit]

MYCTOPHIFORMES - Lanternfish[edit]

Myctophidae - Lanternfish[edit]

LAMPRIFORMES - Opahs and allies[edit]

Lampridae - Opahs[edit]

  • Opah Lampris guttatus

Regalecidae - Oarfish[edit]

Trachipteridae - Ribbonfish[edit]

GADIFORMES - Cod[edit]

Lotidae - Lings[edit]

Gadidae - Codfishes[edit]

Merlucciidae - Hakes[edit]

Phycidae - Forkbeards[edit]

Macrouridae - Grenadiers[edit]

Moridae - Codlings[edit]

LOPHIIFORMES - Anglerfish[edit]

Lophiidae - Goosefish[edit]

Ceratiidae - Sea Devils[edit]

Himantolophidae - Footballfish[edit]

Oneirodidae - Dreamers[edit]

BATRACHOIDIFORMES - Toadfish[edit]

Batrachoididae - Toadfish[edit]

OPHIDIIFORMES - Pearlfish and cuskeels[edit]

Carapidae - Pearlfish[edit]

Aphyonidae - Blind Cuskeels[edit]

Ophidiidae - Cuskeels[edit]

Bythitidae - Brotulas[edit]

MUGILIFORMES - Mullet[edit]

Mugilidae - Mullet[edit]

ATHERINIFORMES - Sand smelts[edit]

Atherinidae - Sand smelts[edit]

BELONIFORMES - Garfish & Allies[edit]

Belonidae - Garfish[edit]

Scomberesocidae - Sauries[edit]

Exocoetidae - Flyingfish[edit]

ZEIFORMES - Dories[edit]

Zeidae - True Dories[edit]

Oreosomatidae - Oreos[edit]

CYPRINIDONTIFORMES - Toothcarps[edit]

Poeciliidae - Live-bearers[edit]

  • Guppy Poecilia reticulata (introduced)

BERYCIFORMES - Alfonsinos and allies[edit]

Berycidae - Alfonsinos[edit]

Diretmidae - Spinyfins[edit]

Trachichthyidae - Slimeheads[edit]

Melamphaidae - Ridgeheads[edit]

Anoplogastridae - Fangtooths[edit]

GASTEROSTEIFORMES - Sticklebacks and seahorses[edit]

Centriscidae - Snipefish[edit]

Fistulariidae - Cornetfish[edit]

Syngnathidae - Pipefish & Seahorses[edit]

Gasterosteidae - Sticklebacks[edit]

TETRAODONTIFORMES - Ocean Sunfish and allies[edit]

Molidae - Ocean Sunfish[edit]

Balistidae - Triggerfish[edit]

Tetraodontidae - Pufferfish[edit]

PLEURONECTIFORMES - Flatfish[edit]

Scophthalmidae - Turbots[edit]

Pleuronectidae - Flounders[edit]

Soleidae - True Soles[edit]

Cynoglossidae - Tonguefish[edit]

Bothidae - Scaldfish[edit]

SCORPAENIFORMES - Scorpionfish & Allies[edit]

Agonidae - Poachers[edit]

  • Pogge Agonus cataphractus

Scorpaenidae - Scorpionfish[edit]

Cottidae - Sculpins[edit]

Psychrolutidae - Fatheads[edit]

Cyclopteridae - Lumpsuckers[edit]

Liparidae - Snailfish[edit]

Sebastidae - Rockfish (Seaperch) [edit]

Dactylopteridae - Flying Gurnards[edit]

Peristediidae - Armoured Searobins[edit]

Triglidae - Gurnards[edit]

GOBIESOCIFORMES - Clingfish[edit]

Gobiesocidae - Clingfish[edit]

PERCIFORMES - Perchlike fishes[edit]

Bramidae - Pomfrets[edit]

Stromateidae - Butterfish[edit]

Luvaridae - Luvars[edit]

Callanthiidae - Splendid Perch[edit]

Carangidae - Jacks[edit]

Centrarchidae - Freshwater Sunfish[edit]

Echeneidae - Remoras[edit]

Epigonidae - Deepwater Cardinalfish[edit]

Moronidae - Temperate Sea Bass[edit]

Mullidae - Goatfish[edit]

Percidae - True Perch[edit]

Polyprionidae - Wreckfish[edit]

Sciaenidae - Drums[edit]

Sphyraenidae - Barracudas (Seapike) [edit]

Coryphaenidae - Dolphinfish[edit]

Serranidae - Groupers[edit]

Sparidae - Seabream[edit]

Cepolidae - Bandfish[edit]

Labridae - Wrasse[edit]

Cichlidae - Cichlids (Tilapia) [edit]

Anarhichadidae - Wolffish[edit]

Pholidae - Gunnels[edit]

Stichaeidae - Pricklebacks[edit]

Zoarcidae - Eelpouts[edit]

Ammodytidae - Sand eels[edit]

Trachinidae - Weevers[edit]

Uranoscopidae - Stargazers[edit]

Blenniidae - Typical Blennies[edit]

Tripterygiidae - Threefin Blennies[edit]

Callionymidae - Dragonets[edit]

Gobiidae - Gobies[edit]

Gempylidae - Snake mackerels[edit]

Trichiuridae - Cutlassfish[edit]

Scombridae - Mackerel and tuna[edit]

Xiphiidae - Swordfish[edit]

Istiophoridae - Billfish[edit]

Centrolophidae - Medusafish[edit]

Nomeidae - Driftfish[edit]

Pomatomidae - Bluefish[edit]

Caproidae - Boarfish[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notable Fish List March 2014". Angling Trust. 31 March 2014.