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Marine & brackish fishes of  Southeast Asia
 
On this page, names of fish species which occur mainly in brackish water are in orange, and marine species are in blue.
 
 

Gudgeons, Gobies and Mudskippers (Gobiiformes : Eleotridae and Gobiidae)

       
Snakehead Gudgeon
Ophiocara porocephala

 
  Marbled Gudgeon
Oxyeleotris marmorata
  Green-spotted Goby
Acentrogobius janthinopterus
Common Frill-fin Goby
Bathygobius fuscus
 
  Golden Flat-head Goby
Glossogobius aureus
       
Oriental River Goby
Rhinogobius giurinus 
  Grey Knight Goby
Stigmatogobius sadanundio
 
Blue-spotted Mudskipper
Boleophthalmus boddarti
 
Gt. Blue-spotted Mudskipper
Boleophthalmus pectinirostris
 
Giant Mudskipper
Periophthalmodon schlosseri
 
       
Silver-lined Mudskipper
Periophthalmus argentilineatus
Gold-spotted Mudskipper
Periophthalmus chrysospilos
Dusky-gilled Mudskipper
Periophthalmus variabilis
  Yellow-spotted Mudskipper
Periophthalmus walailakae
  Elongate Mudskipper
Pseudapocryptes elongatus
                 

Mullets  (Mugiliformes : Mugilidae)   

               
Mullets
Mugilidae
 
             
 
                 
Puffers, Filefishes  (Tetraodontiformes : Tetraodontidae & Monacanthidae) 
             
Narrow-lined Pufferfish Arothron manilensis      Filefishes
Monacanthidae
   
           
                 

Cardinalfishes  (Perciformes : Apogonidae)

             
Humpbacked Cardinalfish
Apogon hyalosoma
Chequered Cardinalfish
Apogon margaritophorus
   
  
        
  
   
   
               

Snappers  (Perciformes : Lutjanidae)

             
Mangrove Jack
Lutjanus argentimaculatus 
   
Blacktail Snapper
Lutjanus fulvus
   
  
        
  
   
   
               

Soapfishes, groupers etc.  (Perciformes : Serranidae)

             
Barred Soapfish
Diploprion bifasciatum
Groupers
Epinephelus spp.
   
  
        
  
   
   
               

Butterflyfishes  (Perciformes : Chaetodontidae)

Batfishes (Perciformes : Ephippidae)
         
Threadfin Butterflyfish
Chaetodon auriga
Double-saddled Butterflyfish
Chaetodon ulietensis
Kite Butterflyfish
Parachaetodon ocellatus
  
  Platax batfishes
Platax spp.
   
               

Surgeonfishes, tangs  (Perciformes : Acanthuridae)
 

             
Convict Surgeonfish
Acanthurus triostegus
  
Zebra Sailfin Tang
Zebrasoma veliferum
  
           
                 

Other perciformes  (Terapontidae, Toxotidae, Ambassidae, Callionymidae, Acanthuridae)
 

         
Banded Archerfish
Toxotes jaculatrix
 
     
Grunters
Terapontidae
 
 
  Glass Perchlets
Ambassis spp.
 
 
  Dragonets
Callionymidae
  
 
 
  
                 

Sergeants, Damselfishes  (Pomacentridae)
 

       
Bengal Sergeant
Abudefduf bengalensis
Banded Sergeant
Abudefduf septemfasciatus
Scissortail Sergeant
Abudefduf sexfasciatus
  Indo-Pacific Sergeant
Abudefduf vaigiensis
  Neon Damselfish
Pomacentrus coelestis