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Paraluteres prionurus

The blacksaddle filefish, Paraluteres prionurus, is a filefish of the family Monacanthidae. It reaches a length of a maximum 11 cm. The blacksaddle filefish are found in pairs or in small schools and inhabit reefs across the Indian and Pacific oc ...


Brachaluteres is a genus of filefish of the family Monacanthidae. The genus name Brachaluteres is derived from the Greek brachys and the Latin luteus. Fish of the genus occur in the tropical waters of the Western Pacific Ocean.


Brachionichthys was, until recently, the only genus in the family Brachionichthyidae, but presently five genera are placed in this family of anglerfishes. They use their pectoral fins to walk about on the sea floor. These highly modified fins hav ...


Brachygobius is a small genus of gobies. They are popular aquarium fish where a number of species are sold as bumblebee gobies because their colours are similar to those of bumblebees.


Brachyplatystoma is a genus of catfish from the family Pimelodidae. As the occasionally used common name goliath catfishes indicates, this genus includes some of the largest species of catfish, including the piraiba, B. filamentosum, which reache ...


Callogobius is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae found in brackish and marine waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. These small gobies are distinguished by ridges of papillae on their heads.


Carangoides is a genus of tropical to subtropical marine fishes in the jack family, Carangidae. They are small- to large-sized, deep-bodied fish characterised by a certain gill raker and jaw morphology, often appearing very similar to jacks in th ...


The Centrophoridae are a family of squaliform sharks. The family contains just two genera and about 15 species. They are sometimes called gulper sharks, but this is also the name of a specific species in the family, Centrophorus granulosus. These ...


Cephalocassis is a genus of sea catfishes found along the coasts and in rivers and lakes of southern Asia from India to Malaysia. There are currently four described species in this genus.


This family contains five genera divided into two subfamilies, Cetopsinae and Helogeneinae. Helogeneinae was previously a family-level group, but now it has been reclassified as a subfamily of Cetopsidae. This subfamily contains four species in t ...


Chelmonops is a small butterflyfish genus of the family Chaetodontidae. Unlike the mainly tropical distribution of most marine butterflyfishes, Chelmonops is restricted to temperate and subtropical coastal waters along the southern half of Australia.


Choerodon is a genus of wrasses native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. They are commonly referred to as tuskfish, because most species have sharp tusk-like teeth.


Chonerhinos naritus, the bronze pufferfish or yellow pufferfish, is a species of pufferfish native to Southeast Asia, where mainly found in estuarine and coastal habitats. This species grows to a length of 28.5 centimetres TL, but otherwise it ge ...


Chrysichthys is a genus of claroteid catfishes native to Africa. Two fossil species are known. Chrysichthys macrotis, Van Neer, 1994, is known from the Miocene-Pliocene of the Albertine Rift in Uganda and Chrysichthys mahengeensis, Murray & Budne ...


Citharichthys is a genus of flatfish in the large-tooth flounder family, Paralichthyidae. They have both eyes on the left sides of their heads. They are native to the oceans around the Americas, with a single species, C. stampflii off the West Af ...


The Claroteidae are a family of catfish found in Africa. This family was separated from Bagridae. However, the monophyly of the family is sometimes contested. The 12 genera contain 86 known species of claroteids in two subfamilies, Claroteinae an ...


Clupeichthys is a genus of sprats, herring-like fishes, that occur in rivers in Southeast Asia. There are currently four recognized species in the genus.


Clupeiformes is the order of ray-finned fish that includes the herring family, Clupeidae, and the anchovy family, Engraulidae. The group includes many of the most important forage and food fish. Clupeiformes are physostomes, which means that the ...


Conorhynchos conirostris is a species of catfish. The spelling of the generic name has been confused; it is currently valid as Conorhynchos as described by Pieter Bleeker in 1858. This catfish has unknown relationships. It does not appear to be a ...

Paretroplus damii

The genus name Paretroplus is composed by the Greek Para meaning similar to and Etroplus a closely related genus of Indian cichlids. The Latin species name damii honors the naturalist Douwe Casparus van Dam 1827-1898.


Decapterus is a genus of marine fishes of jack family, Carangidae, commonly known as mackerel scads, round scads, or horse mackerel. They are found throughout the world.


The Doradidae are a family of catfishes also known as thorny catfishes, raphael catfishes or talking catfishes. These fish are native to South America, primarily the Amazon basin and the Guianas. Doradids are omnivorous.


The driftwood catfishes are catfishes of the family Auchenipteridae. The two genera of the former family Ageneiosidae have been placed here, resulting in a grouping of about 125 species in about 22 genera. These fish are found in rivers from Pana ...


The eeltail catfish are a family of catfish whose tails are elongated in an eel-like fashion. These catfishes are native to the Indian Ocean and western Pacific from Japan to Australia and Fiji. The family includes about 41 species in 10 genera. ...


Electric catfish or Malapteruridae is a catfish family in the order Siluriformes. This family includes two genera, Malapterurus and Paradoxoglanis, with 21 species. Several species of this family have the ability to produce an electric shock of u ...

Encheloclarias tapeinopterus

Encheloclarias tapeinopterus is a species of airbreathing catfish endemic to Indonesia where it is only known from Bangka and Sumatra. This species reaches a length of 12.4 cm TL.


Ephippidae is a family containing the spadefishes, with about eight genera and a total of 20 marine species. Well-known species include the Atlantic spadefish and the reef-dwelling genus Platax, the batfishes, which are kept as aquarium fish. The ...


This family includes species previously placed in Sisoridae. They were removed because they were thought to be more closely related to the neotropical Aspredinidae than to the remaining sisorids due to a number of morphological characters. Howeve ...

Fusilier damselfish

The fusilier damselfish is a species of damselfish in the family Pomacentridae. It found in the Indo-Pacific. They are found in the aquarium hobby. Adults can grow up to a maximum length of up to 10.5 centimetres. It is the only species in the mo ...


There are currently eight recognized species in this genus: Gagata melanopterus Roberts & Ferraris, 1998 gagata Hamilton, 1822 Gagata dolichonema He, 1996 Gagata sexualis Tilak, 1970 Gagata cenia Hamilton, 1822 Gagata youssoufi Ataur Rahman, 1976 ...


Girardinichthys is a genus of splitfins that are endemic to Mexico. These highly threatened fish are native to the upper Lerma and Balsas basins, as well as water systems in the Valley of Mexico. Through man-made channels G. viviparus has been ab ...


Gnatholepis is a genus of fish in the family Gobiidae, the gobies. It is the only marine genus in the subfamily Gobionellinae, which otherwise includes mostly estuary-dwelling and freshwater fish. Gnatholepis are tropical fish associated with san ...


There are currently three recognized species in this genus: Helicophagus typus Bleeker, 1857 Helicophagus waandersii Bleeker, 1858 Helicophagus leptorhynchus Ng & Kottelat, 2000 H. leptorhynchus is known from the Chao Phraya and Mekong River drai ...


Hemiancistrus is a genus of suckermouth armored catfishes. These species are native to South America. The taxonomy of this genus is complex and unclear, and major work has to be done. Many of these fish are popular aquarium fish.


Hemibagrus is a genus of catfishes of the family Bagridae. The genus Hemibagrus is known from Southeast Asia, India, and southern China. Members of this genus are found ubiquitously in river drainages east of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin and sout ...


Hemicaranx is a genus of ray-finned fish from the family Carangidae, the jacks, pompanos, scads and trevallies, found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus is the only species of the monotypic genus Hemiodontichthys, a genus of the family Loricariidae of catfish.


Hemiphyllodactylus is a genus of geckos ranging from India and China southward to Southeast Asia and Oceania. Species of Hemiphyllodactylus are commonly known as half leaf-fingered geckos. Many species are known as dwarf geckos or slender geckos.


There are currently 11 recognized species in this genus: Heptapterus multiradiatus R. Ihering pt, 1907 Heptapterus ornaticeps C. G. E. Ahl, 1936 Heptapterus tenuis Mees, 1986 Heptapterus sympterygium Buckup, 1988 Heptapterus mustelinus Valencienn ...


There are currently 18 recognized species in this genus: Hetereleotris zonata Fowler, 1934 Goggles Hetereleotris zanzibarensis J. L. B. Smith, 1958 Goggle goby Hetereleotris vulgaris Klunzinger, 1871 Hetereleotris vinsoni Hoese, 1986 Vinsons goby ...


Heteroconger is a genus of marine congrid eels. These small, slender garden eels live in groups where each individual has its own burrow. Usually, only the head and front half of the body is visible. The greatest species richness is in the Indo-P ...


Hexanematichthys is a genus of sea catfishes consisting of three species. Two species occur in the coastal waters in the region of South Asia to Australasia and the third, H. henni, is found in fresh waters in tropical South America.


Hippichthys is a genus of pipefishes native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the landmasses around them. This genus contains freshwater, brackish water and marine species.

Hippichthys cyanospilos

Hippichthys cyanospilos, commonly known as the blue-spotted pipefish or bluespeckled pipefish, is a marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, native from the Indo-Pacific area.


There are currently 26 recognized species in this genus: Hypselobarbus vaigaiensis Arunachalam, Chinnaraja, Chandran & Mayden, 2014 Hypselobarbus dubius F. Day, 1867 Hypselobarbus maciveri Annandale, 1919 Hypselobarbus bicolor Knight, A. Rai, Dso ...

Ichthyophis monochrous

Ichthyophis monochrous, the Western Borneo caecilian or black caecilian, is a species of amphibian in the family Ichthyophiidae. It is endemic to northern Borneo and known from western Kalimantan and Sarawak, likely occurring also in Brunei. It i ...

Ketengus typus

Ketengus typus, the bigmouth sea-catfish, is the only species in the sea catfish genus Ketengus. This fish is found in South and Southeast Asia in India, Andaman Islands, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. It is distributed in the Eastern Bay of ...


Kryptopterus is a genus of catfishes belonging to the family Siluridae. They are found in freshwater throughout Southeast Asia. The scientific name comes from Ancient Greek kryptos + pteryx. It refers to the reduced or even entirely absent dorsal ...


Labroides is a genus of wrasses native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This genus is collectively known as cleaner wrasses, and its species are cleaner fish.


Leiarius is a genus of long-whiskered catfishes native to South America. Most of the genus species are found in the aquarium hobby as ornamental fish.