Kinds of SFTEP

Shorefishes of the tropical eastern Pacific

Ross Robertson and Gerald Allen
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Scientific name -- Other names
Acanthuridae -- Sawtails
Achiridae -- American soles
Albulidae -- Bonefishes
Alopiidae -- Thresher sharks
Ammodytidae -- Sandlances
Anablepidae -- Whiteeyes
Anguillidae -- Freshwater eels
Anomalopidae -- Flashlightfishes
Antennariidae -- Frogfishes
Apogonidae -- Cardinalfishes
Argentinidae -- Argentines
Ariidae -- Seacatfishes
Atherinidae -- Silversides
Atherinopsidae -- American silversides
Aulopidae -- Flagfins
Aulostomidae -- Trumpetfishes
Balistidae -- Durgons
Batrachoididae -- Monkfishes
Belonidae -- Houndfishes
Blenniidae -- Blennies
Bothidae -- Flounders
Bramidae -- Pomfrets
Bregmacerotidae -- Codlets
Bythitidae -- Brotulas
Callionymidae -- Dragonets
Carangidae -- Moonfishes
Carapidae -- Pearlfishes
Carcharhinidae -- Tiger sharks
Centrolophidae -- Ruffs
Centropomidae -- Snooks
Cetorhinidae -- Basking sharks
Chaenopsidae -- Pike blennies
Chaetodontidae -- Butterflyfishes
Chanidae -- Milkfish
Chlopsidae -- Falsemoray eels
Cirrhitidae -- Hawkfishes
Clupeidae -- Shads
Congridae -- Garden eels
Coryphaenidae -- Dorados
Cynoglossidae -- Tonguesoles
Dactyloscopidae -- Sand stargazers
Dasyatidae -- Whiptail stingrays
Diodontidae -- Porcupinefishes
Echeneidae -- Remoras
Echinorhinidae -- Prickly sharks
Eleotridae -- Sleepers
Elopidae -- Tenpounders
Embiotocidae -- Surfperches
Engraulidae -- Anchovetas
Ephippidae -- Spadefishes
Exocoetidae -- Flyingfishes
Fistulariidae -- Cornetfishes
Gempylidae -- Snake mackerels
Gerreidae -- Mojarras
Ginglymostomatidae -- Nurse sharks
Gobiesocidae -- Clingfishes
Gobiidae -- Specter gobies
Gymnuridae -- Butterfly rays
Haemulidae -- Sargos
Hemiramphidae -- Halfbeaks
Heterenchelyidae -- Mud eels
Heterodontidae -- Bullhead sharks
Hexanchidae -- Sevengill sharks
Holocentridae -- Squirrelfishes
Istiophoridae -- Sailfishes
Kuhliidae -- Flagtails
Kyphosidae -- Seachubs
Labridae -- Sheepheads
Labrisomidae -- Sargassum blennies
Lamnidae -- Mako sharks
Lepisosteidae -- Gars
Lobotidae -- Tripletails
Lophiidae -- Goosefishes
Lutjanidae -- Snappers
Luvaridae -- Luvars
Malacanthidae -- Whitefishes
Megalopidae -- Tarpons
Merlucciidae -- Merluccid hakes
Microdesmidae -- Worm gobies
Molidae -- Molas
Monacanthidae -- Leatherjackets
Moridae -- Mora cods
Moringuidae -- Spaghetti eels
Mugilidae -- Mullets
Mullidae -- Goatfishes
Muraenesocidae -- Pikeconger eels
Muraenidae -- Reef eels
Myliobatidae -- Eagle rays
Myrocongridae -- Congermoray eels
Narcinidae -- Electric rays
Nematistiidae -- Roosterfishes
Nettastomatidae -- Duckbill eels
Nomeidae -- Man-of-war-fishes
Odontaspididae -- Sandtiger sharks
Ogcocephalidae -- Batfishes
Ophichthidae -- Sand eels
Ophidiidae -- Cuskeels
Opistognathidae -- Jawfishes
Oplegnathidae -- Knifejaws
Ostraciidae -- Cowfishes
Paralichthyidae -- Sandabs
Peristediidae -- Armored gurnards
Pleuronectidae -- Turbots
Poeciliidae -- Toothcarps
Polynemidae -- Threadfins
Polyprionidae -- Seabasses
Pomacanthidae -- Angelfishes
Pomacentridae -- Majors
Priacanthidae -- Glasseyes
Pristidae -- Sawfishes
Pseudocarchariidae -- Crocodile sharks
Ptereleotridae -- Dart-fishes
Rajidae -- Skates
Rhincodontidae -- Whale sharks
Rhinobatidae -- Guitarfishes
Scaridae -- Parrotfishes
Sciaenidae -- Weakfishes
Scombridae -- Bonitos
Scorpaenidae -- Scorpionfishes
Scyliorhinidae -- Cat sharks
Serranidae -- Sand perches
Soleidae -- Soles
Sparidae -- Porgies
Sphyraenidae -- Barracudas
Sphyrnidae -- Scoophead sharks
Squalidae -- Dogfish sharks
Squatinidae -- Angel sharks
Stromateidae -- Butterfishes
Syngnathidae -- Pipefishes
Synodontidae -- Lizardfishes
Tetraodontidae -- Pufferfishes
Torpedinidae -- Torpedo rays
Triakidae -- Smoothhound sharks
Trichiuridae -- Hairtails
Triglidae -- Searobins
Tripterygiidae -- Triplefins
Uncertain -- Seabasses
Uranoscopidae -- Stargarzers
Urotrygonidae -- Round rays
Xiphiidae -- Spearfishes
Zanclidae -- Moorish idols

Updated: 2012-04-10 19:57:35

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