Browse our list of species profiles of fish, sharks, rays, sawfish, seahorses, and more. Search and sort the list by scientific name, common name, or family below.

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FamilyGenus & speciesCommon name
AcanthuridaeAcanthurus bahianusocean surgeon
AcanthuridaeAcanthurus chirurgusdoctorfish
AcanthuridaeAcanthurus coeruleusblue tang
AcipenseridaeAcipenser oxyrinchus desotoigulf sturgeon
AlbulidaeAlbula vulpesbonefish
AlopiidaeAlopias pelagicuspelagic thresher
AlopiidaeAlopias superciliosusbigeye thresher
AlopiidaeAlopias vulpinusthresher shark
AmiidaeAmia calvabowfin
AntennariidaeAntennarius multiocellatuslonglure frogfish
AntennariidaeAntennarius striatusstriated frogfish
AntennariidaeHistrio histriosargassumfish
AplocheilidaeRivulus marmoratusmangrove rivulus
AulostomidaeAulostomus maculatustrumpetfish
BalistidaeBalistes capriscusgray triggerfish
BalistidaeBalistes vetulaqueen triggerfish
BatrachoididaeOpsanus betagulf toadfish
BlennidaeParablennius marmoreusseaweed blenny
BothidaeBothus lunatuspeacock flounder
BothidaeBothus ocellatuseyed flounder
CallorhinchidaeCallorhinchus miliighost shark
CarangidaeCarangoides bartholomaeiyellow jack
CarangidaeCaranx hipposcrevalle jack
CarangidaeCaranx ruberbar jack
CarangidaeOligoplites saurusleatherjacket
CarangidaeSeriola dumeriligreater amberjack
CarangidaeTrachinotus falcatuspermit
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus acronotusblacknose shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus albimarginatussilvertip shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus altimusbignose shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus amblyrhynchosgrey reef shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus brachyurusbronze whaler shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus brevipinnaspinner shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus falciformissilky shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus galapagensisgalapagos shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus isodonfinetooth shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus leucasbull shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus limbatusblacktip shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus longimanusoceanic whitetip shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus melanopterusblacktip reef shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus obscurusdusky shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus perezicaribbean reef shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus plumbeussandbar shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus porosussmalltail shark
CarcharhinidaeCarcharhinus signatusnight shark
CarcharhinidaeGaleocerdo cuviertiger shark
CarcharhinidaeNegaprion acutidenssicklefin lemon shark
CarcharhinidaeNegaprion brevirostrislemon shark
CarcharhinidaePrionace glaucablue shark
CarcharhinidaeRhizoprionodon acutusmilk shark
CarcharhinidaeRhizoprionodon porosuscaribbean sharpnose shark
CarcharhinidaeRhizoprionodon terraenovaeatlantic sharpnose shark
CarcharhinidaeTriaenodon obesuswhitetip reef shark
CentrarchidaeMicropterus salmoideslargemouth bass
CentrarchidaePomoxis nigromaculatusblack crappie
CentrophoridaeCentrophorus granulosusgulper shark
CetorhinidaeCetorhinus maximusbasking shark
CentropomidaeCentropomus undecimaliscommon snook
ChaenopsidaeEmblemaria pandionissailfin blenny
ChaetodontidaeChaetodon capistratusfoureye butterflyfish
ChaetodontidaeChaetodon ocellatusspotfin butterflyfish
ChaetodontidaeChaetodon sedentariusreef butterflyfish
ChaetodontidaeChaetodon striatusbanded butterflyfish
ChimaeridaeHydrolagus collieispotted ratfish
CichlidaeAstronotus ocellatusoscar
CichlidaeCichlasoma urophthalmusmayan cichlid
CichlidaeTilapia mariaespotted tilapia
ClariidaeClarias batrachuswalking catfish
CoryphaenidaeCoryphaena equiselispompano dolphin
CoryphaenidaeCoryphaena hippurusdolphinfish
DalatiidaeDalatias lichakitefin shark
DalatiidaeIsistius brasiliensiscookiecutter shark
DalatiidaeSomniosus microcephalusgreenland shark
DasyatidaeDasyatis americanasouthern stingray
DasyatidaeDasyatis brevicaudatashort-tail stingray
DasyatidaeDasyatis centrouraroughtail stingray
DasyatidaeDasyatis kuhliibluespotted stingray
DasyatidaeDasyatis margaritadaisy stingray
DasyatidaeDasyatis sabinaatlantic stingray
DasyatidaeDasyatis saybluntnose stingray
DasyatidaePteroplatytrygon violaceapelagic stingray
DasyatidaeTaeniura lymmabluespotted ribbontail ray
DasyatidaeTaeniura meyeniblotched fantail ray
DiodontidaeDiodon holocanthusballoonfish
DiodontidaeDiodon hystrixporcupinefish
EcheneidaeEcheneis naucratessharksucker
EchinorhinidaeEchinorhinus brucusbramble shark
ElopidaeElops saurusladyfish
EphippidaeChaetodipterus faberatlantic spadefish
EtmopteridaeCentroscyllium fabriciiblack dogfish
GinglymostomatidaeGinglymostoma cirratumnurse shark
GinglymostomatidaeNebrius ferrugineustawny nurse shark
GymnuridaeGymnura altavelaspiny butterfly ray
GymnuridaeGymnura micrurasmooth butterfly ray
HaemulidaeAnisotremus virginicusporkfish
HaemulidaeHaemulon flavolineatumfrench grunt
HaemulidaeHaemulon plumieriwhite grunt
HaemulidaeHaemulon sciurusbluestriped grunt
HemigaleidaeParagaleus pectoralisatlantic weasel shark
HemiscylliidaeChiloscyllium plagiosumwhitespotted bambooshark
HemiscylliidaeChiloscyllium punctatumbrownbanded bambooshark
HemiscylliidaeHemiscyllium ocellatumepaulette shark
HeterodontidaeHeterodontus franciscihorn shark
HeterodontidaeHeterodontus portusjacksoniport jackson shark
HexanchidaeHeptranchias perlosharpnose sevengill shark
HexanchidaeHexanchus griseusbluntnose sixgill shark
HexanchidaeHexanchus nakamuraibigeye sixgill shark
HexanchidaeNotorynchus cepedianussevengill shark
HolocentridaeHolocentrus adscensionissquirrelfish
IctaluridaeIctalurus punctatuschannel catfish
IstiophoridaeIstiophorus platypterussailfish
IstiophoridaeMakaira nigricansblue marlin
IstiophoridaeKajikia albidawhite marlin
LabridaeCheilinus undulatushumphead wrasse
LabridaeLachnolaimus maximushogfish
LabridaeThalassoma bifasciatumbluehead
LamnidaeCarcharodon carchariaswhite shark
LamnidaeIsurus oxyrinchusshortfin mako
LamnidaeIsurus paucuslongfin mako
LamnidaeLamna ditropissalmon shark
LamnidaeLamna nasusporbeagle
LepisosteidaeAtractosteus spatulaalligator gar
LepisosteidaeLepisosteus osseuslongnose gar
LepisosteidaeLepisosteus platyrhincusflorida gar
LobotidaeLobotes surinamensistripletail
LutjanidaeLutjanus analismutton snapper
LutjanidaeLutjanus buccanellablackfin snapper
LutjanidaeLutjanus campechanusnorthern red snapper
LutjanidaeLutjanus chrysurusyellowtail snapper
LutjanidaeLutjanus cyanopteruscubera snapper
LutjanidaeLutjanus griseusgray snapper
LutjanidaeLutjanus jocudog snapper
LutjanidaeLutjanus mahogonimahogany snapper
LutjanidaeLutjanus synagrislane snapper
MegachasmidaeMegachasma pelagiosmegamouth shark
MegalopidaeMegalops atlanticustarpon
MitsukurinidaeMitsukurina owstonigoblin shark
MobulidaeMobula hypostomaatlantic devil ray
MonacanthidaeAluterus schoepfiiorange filefish
MonacanthidaeAluterus scriptusscrawled filefish
MonacanthidaeMonacanthus ciliatusfringed filefish
MugilidaeMugil cephalusstriped mullet
MuraenidaeGymnothorax funebrisgreen moray
MyliobatidaeAetobatus narinarispotted eagle ray
MyliobatidaeManta birostrismanta
MyliobatidaeMyliobatis aquilacommon eagle ray
MyliobatidaeMyliobatis australisaustralian bull ray
MyliobatidaeMyliobatis californicabat ray
MyliobatidaeMyliobatis freminvilliibullnose ray
RhinopteridaeRhinoptera bonasuscownose ray
NarcinidaeNarcine bancroftiilesser electric ray
OdontaspidaeCarcharias taurussand tiger shark
OgcocephalidaeOgcocephalus cubifronspolk-a-dot batfish
OrectolobidaeEucrossorhinus dasypogontasselled wobbegong
OrectolobidaeOrectolobus maculatusspotted wobbegong
OrectolobidaeOrectolobus ornatusornate wobbegong
OstraciidaeAcanthostracion polygoniushoneycomb cowfish
OstraciidaeAcanthostracion quadricornisscrawled cowfish
ParascylliidaeParascyllium variolatumnecklace carpetshark
PoeciliidaeBelonesox belizanuspike killifish
PoeciliidaePoecilia latipinnasailfin molly
PomacanthidaeHolacanthus bermudensisblue angelfish
PomacanthidaeHolacanthus ciliarisqueen angelfish
PomacanthidaeHolacanthus tricolorrock beauty
PomacanthidaePomacanthus arcuatusgray angelfish
PomacanthidaePomacanthus parufrench angelfish
PomacentridaeAbudefduf saxatilissergeant major
PomacentridaeAmphiprion ocellarisclown anemonefish
PomacentridaeAmphiprion perculaorange clownfish
PomacentridaeAmphiprion perideraionpink anemonefish
PristidaeAnoxypristis cuspidatanarrow/knifetooth sawfish
PristidaePristis clavatadwarf sawfish
PristidaePristis pectinatasmalltooth sawfish
PristidaePristis pristislargetooth/freshwater sawfish
PristidaePristis zijsrongreen/longcomb sawfish
RachycentridaeRachycentron canadumcobia
RajidaeAmblyraja radiatathorny skate
RajidaeDipturus laevisbarndoor skate
RajidaeDipturus olsenispreadfin skate
RajidaeFenestraja sinusmexicanusgulf of mexico pygmy skate
RajidaeLeucoraja erinacealittle skate
RajidaeLeucoraja garmanirosette skate
RajidaeLeucoraja ocellatawinter skate
RajidaeRaja binoculatabig skate
RajidaeRaja eglanteriaclearnose skate
RajidaeRaja miraletusbrown ray
RajidaeRaja rhinalongnose skate
RajidaeRaja texanaroundel skate
RegalecidaeRegalecus glesneoarfish
RhinobatidaeRhinobatos lentiginosusatlantic guitarfish
RhinobatidaeRhinobatos rhinobatoscommon guitarfish
RhinobatidaeTrygonorrhina fasciatasouthern fiddler
RhincodontidaeRhincodon typuswhale shark
ScaridaeSparisoma viridestoplight parrotfish
SciaenidaeCynoscion nebulosusspotted seatrout
SciaenidaeSciaenops ocellatusred drum
ScombridaeAcanthocybium solandriwahoo
ScombridaeEuthynnus alletteratuslittle tunny
ScombridaeKatsuwonus pelamisskipjack tuna
ScombridaeScomberomorus cavallaking mackerel
ScombridaeScomberomorus maculatusspanish mackerel
ScombridaeScomberomorus regaliscero mackerel
ScombridaeThunnus albacaresyellowfin tuna
ScombridaeThunnus atlanticusblackfin tuna
ScombridaeThunnus thynnusbluefin tuna
ScorpaenidaePterois volitansred lionfish
ScorpaenidaeScorpaena brasiliensisbarbfish
ScorpaenidaeScorpaena plumierispotted scorpionfish
ScyliorhinidaeCephaloscyllium laticepsaustralian swellshark
ScyliorhinidaeCephaloscyllium ventriosumswell shark
ScyliorhinidaeHaploblepharus edwardsiipuffadder shyshark
ScyliorhinidaeHaploblepharus fuscusbrown shyshark
ScyliorhinidaeHaploblepharus pictusdark shyshark
ScyliorhinidaeParmaturus xaniurusfiletail catshark
ScyliorhinidaePoroderma africanumstriped catshark
ScyliorhinidaePoroderma pantherinumleopard catshark
ScyliorhinidaeScyliorhinus caniculasmall-spotted catshark
ScyliorhinidaeScyliorhinus retiferchain dogfish
SerranidaeAethaloperca rogaaredmouth grouper
SerranidaeCentropristis striatablack seabass
SerranidaeCephalopholis fulvaconey
SerranidaeCephalopholis miniatacoral hind
SerranidaeCephalopholis sonneratitomato hind
SerranidaeDiplectrum formosumsand perch
SerranidaeEpinephelus amblycephalusbanded grouper
SerranidaeEpinephelus itajaragoliath grouper
SerranidaeEpinephelus moriored grouper
SerranidaeEpinephelus striatusnassau grouper
SerranidaeMycteroperca bonaciblack grouper
SerranidaeMycteroperca microlepisgag grouper
SomniosidaeCentroscymnus coelolepisportuguese shark
SparidaeArchosargus probatocephalussheepshead
SphyraenidaeSphyraena barracudagreat barracuda
SphyrnidaeSphyrna lewiniscalloped hammerhead
SphyrnidaeSphyrna mokarrangreat hammerhead
SphyrnidaeSphyrna tiburobonnethead
SphyrnidaeSphyrna tudessmalleye hammerhead
SphyrnidaeSphyrna zygaenasmooth hammerhead
StegostomatidaeStegostoma fasciatumzebra shark
SqualidaeCirrhigaleus asperroughskin dogfish
SqualidaeSqualus acanthiasspiny dogfish
SqualidaeSqualus cubensiscuban dogfish
SquatinidaeSquatina californicapacific angelshark
SquatinidaeSquatina dumerilatlantic angelshark
SygnathidaeHippocampus erectuslined seahorse
SygnathidaeHippocampus reidilongsnout seahorse
TorpedinidaeTorpedo californicapacific electric ray
TorpedinidaeTorpedo marmoratamarbled electric ray
TorpedinidaeTorpedo nobilianaatlantic torpedo
TorpedinidaeTorpedo torpedocommon torpedo
TriakidaeGaleorhinus galeustope shark
TriakidaeMustelus californicusgrey smooth-hound
TriakidaeMustelus canissmooth dogfish
TriakidaeMustelus henleibrown smooth-hound
TriakidaeMustelus norrisinarrowfin smooth-hound
TriakidaeTriakis semifasciataleopard shark
UranoscopidaeAstroscopus guttatusnorthern stargazer
UranoscopidaeAstroscopus y-graecumsouthern stargazer
UrolophidaeUrobatis halleriround stingray
UrolophidaeUrobatis jamaicensisyellow stingray
XiphiidaeXiphias gladiusswordfish