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List of fishes of India

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

Albuliformes

Albulidae (Bonefishes)

Anguilliformes

Anguillidae (Freshwater eels)

Colocongridae

Congridae (Conger and garden eels)

Moringuidae (Worm or spaghetti eels)

Muraenesocidae (Pike congers)

Muraenidae (Moray eels)

Nemichthyidae (Snipe eels)

Nettastomatidae (Duckbill eels)

Ophichthidae (Snake eels)

Atheriniformes

Atherinidae (Silversides)

Notocheiridae (Surf sardines)

Aulopiformes

Alepisauridae (Lancetfishes)

Chlorophthalmidae (Greeneyes)

Ipnopidae

Synodontidae (Lizardfishes)

Batrachoidiformes

Batrachoididae (Toadfishes)

Beloniformes

Adrianichthyidae (Ricefishes)

Belonidae (Needlefishes)

Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)

Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)

Beryciformes

Berycidae (Alfonsinos)

Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes)

Monocentridae (Pinecone fishes)

Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads)

Carcharhiniformes

Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)

Hemigaleidae (Weasel sharks)

Proscylliidae (Finback catsharks)

Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)

Sphyrnidae (Hammerhead, bonnethead, or scoophead sharks)

Triakidae (Houndsharks)

Clupeiformes

Chirocentridae (Wolf herring)

Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)

Engraulidae (Anchovies)

Pristigasteridae (Pristigasterids)

Cypriniformes

Balitoridae (River loaches)

Cobitidae (Loaches)

Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps)

Psilorhynchidae

Cyprinodontiformes

Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)

Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes)

Poeciliidae (Poeciliids)

Elopiformes

Elopidae (Tenpounders)

Megalopidae (Tarpons)

Gadiformes

Bregmacerotidae (Codlets)

Macrouridae (Grenadiers or rattails)

Moridae (Morid cods)

Gasterosteiformes

Pegasidae (Seamoths)

Chanidae (Milkfish)

Hexanchiformes

Hexanchidae (Cow sharks)

Lamniformes

Alopiidae (Thresher sharks)

Lamnidae (Mackerel sharks or white shark)

Odontaspididae (Sand tigers)

Lampriformes

Lophotidae (Crestfishes)

Veliferidae (Velifers)

Lophiiformes

Antennariidae (Frogfishes)

Chaunacidae (Sea toads)

Diceratiidae (Double anglers)

Lophiidae (Goosefishes)

Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)

Oneirodidae (Dreamers)

Myctophiformes

Myctophidae (Lanternfishes)

Neoscopelidae

Notacanthiformes

Halosauridae (Halosaurs)

Ophidiiformes

Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas)

Carapidae (Pearlfishes)

Ophidiidae (Cusk-eels)

Orectolobiformes

Ginglymostomatidae (Nurse sharks)

Hemiscylliidae (Bamboo sharks)

Rhincodontidae (Whale shark)

Stegostomatidae (Zebra sharks)

Osmeriformes

Alepocephalidae (Slickheads)

Platytroctidae (Tubeshoulders)

Osteoglossiformes

Notopteridae (Featherbacks or knifefishes)

Perciformes

Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)

Acropomatidae (Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)

Ambassidae (Asiatic glassfishes)

Ammodytidae (Sand lances)

Anabantidae (Climbing gouramies)

Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)

Ariommatidae (Ariommatids)

Badidae

Bathyclupeidae

Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies)

Caesionidae (Fusiliers)

Callionymidae (Dragonets)

Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos)

Centrogenyidae

Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)

Cepolidae (Bandfishes)

Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)

Champsodontidae

Channidae (Snakeheads)

Cichlidae (Cichlids)

Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)

Coryphaenidae (Dolphinfishes)

Creediidae (Sandburrowers)

Datnioididae

Drepaneidae (Sicklefishes)

Echeneidae (Remoras)

Eleotridae (Sleepers)

Emmelichthyidae (Rovers)

Ephippidae (Spadefishes, batfishes and scats)

Gempylidae (Snake mackerels)

Gerreidae (Mojarras)

Gobiidae (Gobies)

Haemulidae (Grunts)

Istiophoridae (Billfishes)

Kraemeriidae (Sand darters)

Kuhliidae (Aholeholes)

Kurtidae (Nurseryfishes)

Kyphosidae (Sea chubs)

Labridae (Wrasses)

Lactariidae (False trevallies)

Latidae (Lates perches)

Leiognathidae (Slimys, slipmouths, or ponyfishes)

Lethrinidae (Emperors or scavengers)

Lobotidae (Tripletails)

Lutjanidae (Snappers)

Malacanthidae (Tilefishes)

Menidae (Moonfish)

Monodactylidae (Moonyfishes or fingerfishes)

Mugilidae (Mullets)

Mullidae (Goatfishes)

Nandidae (Asian leaffishes)

Nemipteridae (Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)

Nomeidae (Driftfishes)

Osphronemidae (Gouramies)

Pempheridae (Sweepers)

Percophidae (Duckbills)

Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)

Plesiopidae (Roundheads)

Polynemidae (Threadfins)

Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)

Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)

Pomatomidae (Bluefishes)

Priacanthidae (Bigeyes or catalufas)

Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks)

Ptereleotridae

Rachycentridae (Cobia)

Scaridae (Parrotfishes)

Scatophagidae (Scats)

Schindleriidae

Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)

Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos)

Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)

Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)

Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)

Sparidae (Porgies)

Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)

Symphysanodontidae

Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)

Toxotidae (Archerfishes)

Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes)

Trichonotidae (Sanddivers)

Tripterygiidae (Threefin blennies)

Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)

Xenisthmidae

Xiphiidae (Swordfish)

Zanclidae (Moorish idol)

Pleuronectiformes

Bothidae (Lefteye flounders)

Citharidae (Citharids)

Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes)

Paralichthyidae (Large-tooth flounders)

Pleuronectidae (Righteye flounders)

Psettodidae (Psettodids)

Samaridae

Soleidae (Soles)

Polymixiiformes

Polymixiidae (Beardfishes)

Pristiformes

Pristidae (Sawfishes)

Rajiformes

Dasyatidae (Stingrays)

Gymnuridae (Butterfly rays)

Myliobatidae (Eagle and manta rays)

Plesiobatidae (Deepwater stingray)

Rajidae (Skates)

Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes)

Salmoniformes

Salmonidae (Salmonids)

Scorpaeniformes

Apistidae

Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)

Bembridae (Deepwater flatheads)

Caracanthidae (Orbicular velvetfishes)

Dactylopteridae (Flying gurnards)

Peristediidae (Armored searobins or armored gurnards)

Platycephalidae (Flatheads)

Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)

Setarchidae

Synanceiidae (Stonefishes)

Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)

Triglidae (Searobins)

Siluriformes

Amblycipitidae (Torrent catfishes)

Ariidae (Sea catfishes)

Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)

Chacidae (Squarehead or angler catfish)

  • Chaca chaca (native) Indian chaca , Squarehead catfish

Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)

Erethistidae

Heteropneustidae (Airsac catfishes)

Olyridae (Longtail catfishes)

Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)

Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)

Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)

Siluridae (Sheatfishes)

Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes)

Squaliformes

Centrophoridae

Dalatiidae (Sleeper sharks)

Echinorhinidae (Bramble sharks)

Stomiiformes

Gonostomatidae (Bristlemouths)

Phosichthyidae (Lightfishes)

Sternoptychidae

Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes)

Synbranchiformes

Chaudhuriidae

Mastacembelidae (Spiny eels)

Synbranchidae (Swamp-eels)

Syngnathiformes

Aulostomidae (Trumpetfishes)

Centriscidae (Snipefishes and shrimpfishes)

Fistulariidae (Cornetfishes)

Solenostomidae (Ghost pipefishes)

Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses)

Tetraodontiformes

Balistidae (Triggerfishes)

Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes (burrfishes))

Molidae (Molas or Ocean Sunfishes)

Monacanthidae (Filefishes)

Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)

Tetraodontidae (Puffers)

Triacanthidae (Triplespines)

Triacanthodidae (Spikefishes)

Torpediniformes

Narcinidae (Numbfishes)

Torpedinidae (Electric rays)

Zeiformes

Caproidae (Boarfishes)

Parazenidae (Parazen)

Zeidae (Dories)

References

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