Saltwater Species

These species are found in the oceans of the world. This website isn't really devoted to saltwater fishing. Every part of the world has unique sea-fishes, so a saltwater lifelist is no more than a travelogue of the places you have visited. But, it's the best and most awesome kind of travelogue a person could have! Thus, we track saltwater fishes separately from the freshwater ones. The ocean contains so many more and varied species that it's hardly possible to describe them, so we have only a simple saltwater species list right now. If anyone would like to volunteer to fill in the basic species information for each, feel free to contact me.
771 species

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Thunnus alalunga
Seriola dumerili
Pomacanthus paru
Pomacanthus arcuatus
Hemiramphus brasiliensis
Scorpaena Brasiliensis
Sphyraena barracuda
Sphyraena argentea
Hyperoglyphe perciformis
Paralabrax nebulifer
Hemanthias signifer
Paralabrax clathratus
Dermatolepis dermatolepis
Paralabrax loro
Paralabrax maculatofasciatus
Ogcocephalus radiatus
Ogcocephalus nasutus
Polymixia lowei
Tautogolabrus adspersus
Priacanthus Arenatus
Preacanthus meeki
Girella punctata
Chromis punctipinnis
Pomatomus saltatrix
Albula vulpes
Albula gilberti
Albula esculenta
Albula glossodonta
Albula virgata
Sarda sarda
Sarda lineolata
Sarda orientalis
Diplodus bermudensis
Chloroscombrus chrysurus
Chloroscombrus orqueta
Chilomycterus reticulatus
Chilomycterus schoepfi
Gymnura altavela
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Pristigenys serrula
Notarius troschelii
Catharops fuerthii
Bagre marinus
Ariopsis felis
Ariopsis seemanni
Kyphosus sectatrix
Sectator ocyurus
Kyphosus incisor
Rachycentron Canadum
Gadus morhua
Gadus ogac
Gadus macrocephalus
Eleginus gracilis
Serranus cabrilla
Serranus scriba
Cephalopholis fulva
Epinephelus acanthistius
Menticirrhus undulatus
Fistularia commersonii
Cynoscion othonopterus
Cynoscion xanthulus
Acanthostracion quadricornis
Paranthias colonus
Micropogonias undulatus
Johnius belangerii
Cheilotrema saturnum
Atrobucca brevis
Seriphus politus
Odontoscion dentex
Ophioscion strabo
Genyonemus lineatus
Umbrina roncador
Pareques umbrosus
Brosme brosme
Trichiurus lepturus
Limanda limanda
Stegastes acapulcoensis
Eupomacentrus flavilatus
Abudefduf sordidus
Stegastes rectifraenum
Stegastes adustus
Hypsypops rubicundus
Abudefduf declivifrons
Abudefduf taurus
Abudefduf troschelii
Microspathodon chrysurus
Glaucosoma hebraicum
Coryphaena hippurus
Larimus fasciatus
Pogonias cromis
Sciaenops ocellatus
Umbrina Coroides
Stellifer lanceolatus
Umbrina broussonnetii
Conger oceanicus
Echiophis creutzbergi
Ophichthus gomesii
Lycodes pacificus
Viviparous Eelpout (European), Zoarces viviparus
Lethrinus nebulosus
Aluterus schoepfii
Cantherhines pullus
Stephanolepis hispidus
Aluterus scriptus
Stephanolepis cirrhifer
Aluterus monoceros
Aulopus filamentosus
Kuhlia sandvicensis
Kuhlia sandvicensis
Syacium micrurum
Syacium papillosum
Platichthys flesus
Bothus ocellatus
Paralichthys albigutta
Bothus lunatus
Syacium Gunteri
Paralichthys lethostigma
Platichthys stellatus
Paralichthys dentatus
Scophthalmus aquosus
Pseudopleuronectes americanus
Centropogon australia
Caesio cuning
Belone belone
Parupeneus trifasciatus
Parupeneus cyclostomus
Parupeneus multifasciatus
Mullus surmuletus
Gobius cobitis
Epinephelus panamensis
Hexagrammos decagrammus
Hexagrammos lagocephalus
Hexagrammos stellei
Mycteroperca bonaci
Epinephelus fasciatus
Cephalopholis fulva
Cephalophis miniata
Epinephelus spilotoceps
Mycteroperca microlepis
Epinephelus itajara
Cephalopholis cruentata
Epinephelus hexagonatus
Epinephelus merra
Mycteroperca rubra
Epinephelus striatus
Epinephelus quinquefasciatus
Cephalopholis argus
Epinephelus morio
Epinephelus guttatus
Epinephelus adscensionis
Mycteroperca phenax
Hyporthodus niveatus
Epinephelus macrospilos
Epinephelus drummondhayi
Epinephelus analogus
Hyporthodus niphobles
Epinephelus labriformis
Mycteroperca tigris
Epinephelus nigritus
Hyporthodus flavolimbatus
Mycteroperca interstitialis
Conodon serrifer
Haemulon sciurus
Orthopristis reddingi
Haemulon carbonarium
Haemulon flaviguttatum
Haemulon melanurum
Haemulopsis elongatus
Haemulon flavolineatum
Haemulon sexfasciatum
Microlepidotus brevipinnis
Haemulon steindachneri
Haemulon scudderi
Haemulon parra
Haemulopsis nitidus
Haemulon chrysargyreum
Haemulon macrostomum
Haemulon maculicauda
Anisotremus dovii
Haemulon aurolineatum
Haemulon plumieri
Anisotremus davidsonii
Terapon jarbua
Rhinobatos lentiginosus
Rhinobatos productus
Platyrhinoidis triseriata
Eutrigla gurnardus
Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Merluccius productus
Merluccius bilinearis
Urophycis regia
Urophycis chuss
Urophycis tenuis
Hyporhamphus meeki
Hyporhamphus gilli
Medialuna californiensis
Paralichthys californicus
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
Hippoglossus stenolepis
Alphestes immaculatus
Alphestes multiguttatus
Sphyrna mokarran
Cirrhitus rivulatus
Cirrhitus pinnulatus
Clupea harengus
Opisthonema oglinum
Clupea pallasii
Pareques acuminatus
Cephalophis urodeta
Cephalopholis angus
Trinectes maculatus
Lachnolaimus maximus
Bodianus rufus
Trachurus mediterraneus
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
Caranx hippos
Caranx caninus
Seriola rivoliana
Caranx ruber
Caranx lugubris
Seriola peruana
Caranx caballus
Caranx latus
Carangoides otrynter
Carangoides Bartholomaei
Atherinopsis californiensis
Aprion virescens
Aphareus furca
Gibbonsia elegans
Elops saurus
Ophiodon elongatus
Pterois volitans
Euthynnus alletteratus
Synodus lucioceps
Synodus foetens
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus intermedius
Synodus lacertinus
Synodus binotatus
Selene vomer
Scomber scombrus
Scomberomorus regalis
Scomber japonicus
Scomberomorus cavalla
Trachurus symmetricus
Scomberomorus sierra
Scomberomorus maculatus
Scomber colias
Anisotremus surinamensis
Haemulon album
Makaira nigricans
Kajikia audax
Kajikia albidus
Brevoortia tyrannus
Brevoortia smithi
Chanos chanos
Diapterus rhombeus
Eucinostomus havana
Eucinostomus melanopterus
Diapterus auratus
Eucinostomus currani
Diapterus peruvianus
Eucinostomus gula
Diapterus plumieri
Gerres cinereus
Scolopsis ghanam
Selene setapinnis
Selene peruviana
Monodactylus argenteus
Gymnothorax mordax
Gymnothorax funebris
Muraena clepsydra
Gymnothorax castaneus
Gimnothorax vicinus
Gymnothorax maderensis
Gymnothorax moringa
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
Mugil gyrans
Mugil curema
Strongylura marina
Strongylura exilis
Belone belone
Tylosurus crocodilus
Tylosurus acus
Platybelone argalus
Strongylura notata
Strongylura strongulura
Strongylura timucu
Strongylura scapularis
Girella nigricans
Trachinotus goodei
Pagellus erythrinus
Scarus coeruleus
Nicholsina usta
Sparisoma cretense
Scarus coelestinus
Scarus taeniopterus
Scarus guacamaia
Sparisoma aurofrenatum
Sparisoma rubripinne
Sparisoma chrysopterum
Sparisoma viride
Scarus iserti
Brachyistius frenatus
Diplectrum formosum
Cymatogaster aggregata
Bairdiella chrysoura
Hermosilla azurea
Trachinotus falcatus
Orthopristis chrysoptera
Harengula clupeola
Naucrates ductor
Lagodon rhomboides
Diplodus holbrookii
Pollachius pollachius
Pollachius virens
Gadus chalcogrammus
Alectis ciliaris
Trachinotus carolinus
Trachinotus rhodopus
Trachinotus ovatus
Diodon holocanthus
Diodon hystrix
Calamus arctifrons
Calamus bajonado
Calamus nodosus
Calamus proridens
Stenotomus caprinus
Calamus brachysomus
Calamus pennatula
Pagrus pagrus
Calamus calamus
Calamus penna
Diplodus argenteus
Evynnis cardinalis
Anisotremus virginicus
Anisotremus taeniatus
Zoarces americanus
Labrus mixtus
Lumpenus sagitta
Sphoeroides Spengleri
Sphoeroides annulatus
Canthigaster rostrata
Sphoeroides testudineus
Takifugu poecilonotus
Takifugu niphobles
Arothron meleagris
Sphoeroides lobatus
Sphoeroides maculatus
Sphoeroides rosenblatti
Lagocephalus laevigatus
Sphoeroides nephelus
Arothron hispidus
Arothron hispidus
Scomberoides lysan
Scomberoides commersonnianus
Hydrolagus colliei
Myliobatis californica
Rhinoptera bonasus
Urolophus halleri
Myliobatis goodei
Xyrichtys novacula
Sebastes fasciatus
Sebastes mentella
Echeneis naucrates
Remora Osteochir
Echeneis neucratoides
Sebastes melanops
Sebastes chrysomelas
Sebastes mystinus
Sebastes paucispinis
Sebastes auriculatus
Sebastes dalli
Sebastes pinniger
Sebastes nebulosus
Sebastes caurinus
Sebastes ciliatus
Sebastes marmoratus
Sebastes rubrivinctus
Sebastes carnatus
Sebastes rastrelliger
Sebastes semicinctus
Sebastes atrovirens
Sebastes serranoides
Sebastes maliger
Sebastes rosaceus
Sebastis borealis
Sebastes brevispinis
Sebastes hopkinsi
Sebastes nigrocinctus
Sebastes miniatus
Sebastes ruberrimus)
Sebastes flavidus
Nematistius pectoralis
Helicolenus dactylopterus
Seriola zonata
Caranx crysos
Elagatis bipinnulata
Isiophorus Albicans
Xenistius californiensis
Xenichthys xanti
Seriola hippos
Citharichthys sordidus
Sardinops sagax
Selar crumenophthalmus
Caranx rhonchus
Selar boops
Decapterus tabl
Decapterus punctatus
Atule mate
Lutjanus apodus
Scombrops oculatus
Scorpaena mystes
Scorpaena porcus
Scorpaena guttata
Scorpaena Grandicornis
Pontinus sp.
Scorpaena plumieri
Enophrys bison
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus
Leptocottus armatus
Myoxocephalus scorpius
Stenotomus chrysops
Centropristis striata
Centropristis philadelpica
Diplodus annularis
Archosargus rhomboidalis
Hemitripterus americanus
Bighead Searobin
Prionotus rubio
Prionotus scitulus
Prionotus carolinus
Prionotus evolans
Dicentrarchus labrax
Lateolabrax japonicus
Cynoscion arenarius
Cynoscion nothus
Cynoscion nebulosus
Sphyraena borealis
Sphyraena picudilla
Abudefduf saxatilis
Abudefduf bengalensis
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae
Carcharhinus acronotus
Carcharhinus limbatus
Prionace glauca
Sphyrna tiburo
Mustelus henlei
Carcharhinus leucas
Carcharhinus brachyurus
Carcharhinus obscurus
Carcharhinus isodon
Negaprion brevirostris
Triakis semifasciata
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Carcharias taurus
Carcharhinus plumbeus
Sphyrna lewini
Notorynchus cepedianus
Isurus oxyrinchus
Carcharhinus falciformis
Mustelus canis
Carcharhinus brevipinna
Squalus acanthias
Galeocerdo cuvier
Archosargus probatocephalus
Semicossyphus pulcher
Raja binoculata
Raja eglanteria
Raja erinacea
Amblyraja radiata
Eleotris picta
Trachinocephalus Myops
Apsilus dentatus
Lutjanes buccanella
Lutjanus fulvus
Lutjanus viridis
Lutjanus kasmira
Lutjanus colorado
Lutjanus cyanopterus
Lutjanus jocu
Lutjanus inermis
Lutjanus synagris
Lutjanus Mahogoni
Lutjanus griseus
Lutjanus argentimaculatus
Hoplopagrus guentherii
Lutjanus aratus
Lutjanus analis
Lutjanus novemfasciatus
Lutjanus peru
Etelis oculatus
Lutjanus campechanus
Lutjanus russellii
Lutjanus vivanus
Lutjanus guttatus
Lutjanus bohar
Rhomboplites aurorubens
Lutjanus argentiventris
Ocyurus chrysurus
Lutjanus argentiventris
Centropomus undecimalis
Centropomus paralleulus
Centropomus pectinatus
Rypticus maculatus
Ostichthys trachypoma
Microstomus pacificus
Parophrys vetulus
Xystreurys liolepis
Lepidopsetta polyxystra
Lepidopsetta bilineata
Psettichthys melanostictus
Limanda aspera
Chaetodipterus faber
Leiostomus xanthurus
Sargocentron tiere
Holocentrus adscensionis
Holocentrus marianus
Sargocentron suborbitalis
Astroscopus guttatus
Astroscopus y-graecum
Genyagnus monopterygius
Dasyatis sabina
Dasyatis say
Urobatis halleri
Dasyatis americana
Urobatis jamaicensis
Amphistichus argenteus
Embiotoca jacksoni
Amphistichus koelzi
Rhacochilus vacca
Hypsurus caryi
Amphistichus rhodoterus
Rhacochilus toxotes
Hyperprosopon ellipticum
Hyperprosopon anale
Embiotoca lateralis
Hyperprosopon argenteum
Phanerodon furcatus
Acanthurus bahianus
Acanthurus xanthopterus
Plectorhinchus cinctus
Xiphias gladius
Careproctus reinhardti
Acanthurus chirurgus
Megalops atlanticus
Megalops cyprinoides
Tautoga onitis
Nemipterus Hexodon
Polydactylus virginicus
Polydactylus sexfilis
Caulolatilus cyanops
Caulolatilus microps
Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
Caulolatilus hubbsi
Caulolatilus affinis
Malacanthus plumieri
Malacanthus plumieri
Opsanus beta
Opsanus Pardus
Opsanus tau
Lagocephalus sceleratus
Batrachoides waltersi
Torquigener pleurogramma
Microgadus proximus
Sebastes serriceps
Caranx sexfasciatus
Caranx melampygus
Pseudocaranx dinjerra
Caranx ignobilis
Melichthys niger
Sufflamen bursa
Sufflamen fraenatum
Balistes polylepsis
Balistes capriscus
Canthidermis sufflamen
Balistapus undulatus
Sufflamen verres
Melichthys vidua
Balistes vetula
Canthidermis maculata
Canthidermis maculatus
Rhinecanthus rectangulus
Lobotes surinamensis
Aulostomus maculatus
Lactophrys trigonus
Lactophrys triqueter
Lactophrys bicaudalis
Thunnus thynnus
Thunnus obesus
Euthynnus lineatus
Thunnus atlanticus
Auxis rochei
Auxis thazard
Euthynnus affinis
Katsuwonus pelamis
Thunnus albacares
Hypsopsetta guttulata
Naso brevirostris
Naso hexacanthus
Acanthocybium solandri
Cynoscion regalis
Cynoscion parvipinnis
Trachinus draco
Pristipomoides aquilonaris
Caulolatilus princeps
Merlangius merlangus
Menticirrhus littoralis
Sillago japonica
Menticirrhus saxatilis
Menticirrhus Americanus
Sillago vittata
Anarhichas lupus
Pseudolabrus fucicola
Thalassoma bifasciatum
Halichoeres dispilus
Thalassoma lucasanum
Labrus mixtus
Symphodus tinca
Thalassoma lunare
Parajulis poecilepterus
Halichores caudalis
Halichoeres radiatus
Halichoeres semicinctus
Halichoeres nicholsi
Thalassoma purpureum
Seriola lalandi

Micro

Anchoa mitchilli
Anchoa lyolepis
Anchoa hepsetus
Gerres oyena
Hyposoblennius gentilis
Labrisomus kalisherae
Hypsoblennius hertz
Malacoctenus ebisui
Chasmodes saburrae
Labrisomus nuchipinnis
Labrisomas xanti
Paraclinus Marmoratus
Labrisomus conditus
Scartella cristata
Labrisomus multiporosus
Labrisomus bucciferus
Parablennius parvicornis
Blennius sanguinolentus
Parablennius marmoreus
Labrisomus nigricinctus
Chasmodes bosquianus
Parablennius gattorugine
Boops boops
Pentapodus vitta
Apogon maculatus
Apogon imberbis
Apogon pacificus
Neopomacentrus taeniurus
Coris venusta
Stegastes leucostictus
Stegastes variabilis
Abudefduf abdominalis
Stegastes diencaeus
Chromis chromis
Stegastes marginatus
Abudefduf sexfasciatus
Dascyllus trimaculatus
Stegastes planifrons
callionymus lyra
Bathygobius antilliensis
Bathygobius andrei
Bathygobius mystacium
Bathygobius cocosensis
Neoclinus uninotatus
Gambusia rhizophorae
Vincentia conspersa
Ctenogobius shufeldti
Gobius niger
Gobius bucchichi
Bathygobius lacertus
Microgobius gulosus
Pomatoschistus microps
Lophogogius cyprinoides
Bathygobius soporator
Bathygobius curacao
Bathygobius ramosus
Ponticola cephalargoides
Gobius cruentatus
Gobius paganellus
Pomatochistus minutus
Gobiosoma ginsburgi
Favonigobius gymnauchen
Gobius geniporus
Ponticola syrman
Glossogobius giuris
Glossogobius olivaceus
Oxylebius pictus
Hypoplectrus puella
Hypoplectrus nigricans
Cirrhitops fasciatus
Herklotsichthys castelnaui
Opisthonema libertate
Opistognathus whitehurstii
Opistognathus robinsi
Opistognathus melachasme
Gibbonsia montereyensis
Floridichthys carpio
Fundulus similis
Fundulus majalis
Oligoplites saurus
Mottled Mojarra
Eucinostomus jonesii
Eucinostomus argenteus
Eucinostomus harengulus
Fundulus heteroclitus
Diplectrum bivittatum
Nuchequula gerreoides
Xiphister atropurpureus
Cebidichthys violaceus
Sphoeroides parvus
Malacanthus brevirostris
Xyrichtys martinicensis
Acanthoclinus Fuscus
Sebastes emphaeus
Dialommus macrocephalus
Citharichthys stigmaeus
Ammodytes americanus
Serranus subligarius
Harengula humeralis
Harengula Jaguana
Sardinella aurita
Decapterus macarellus
Oligocottus snyderi
Jordania zonope
Clinocottus globiceps
Artedius fenestralis
Ascelichthys rhodorus
Chitonotus pugetensis
Artedius lateralis
Oligocottus maculatus
Clinocottus analis
Taurulus bubalis
Hippocampus zosterae
Serranus psittacinus
Atherinomorus stipes
Hypoatherina harringtonensis
Menidia peninsulae
Gobiesox strumosus
Eleotris amblyopsis
Atherina presbyter
Hypomesus pretiosus
Polypera greeni
Siganus canaliculatus
Notolabrus Celidotus
Sargocentron vexillarium
Micrometrus minimus
Micrometrus aurora
Symphurus plagiusa
Atherinops affinis
Symphodus bailloni
Halichoeres poeyi
Halichoeres nigrescens
Thalassoma trilobatum
Cheilio inermis
Halichoeres maculipinna
Ctenolabrus rupestris
Coris julis
Thalassoma pavo
Thalassoma duperrey
Oxyjulis californica
Halichoeres bivittatus
Symphodus roissali
Halichoeres garnoti