List of fishes of Great Britain

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This is a list of fresh water (lakes, rivers, streams and man-made pools) and salt water fish found in and in the waters surrounding Great Britain.

The list includes species native to Great Britain and those introduced from other countries.

Contents

Agnatha - Jawless fish[edit]

MYXINI - Hagfish[edit]

Myxinidae - Hagfish[edit]

PETROMYZONTIFORMES - Lampreys[edit]

Petromyzontidae - Northern Lampreys[edit]

Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fish[edit]

CHIMAERIFORMES - Ratfish[edit]

Chimaeridae - Short-nosed Chimaeras[edit]

Rhinochimaeridae - Long-nosed Chimaeras[edit]

HEXANCHIFORMES - Cow sharks & Frilled Sharks[edit]

Chlamydoselachidae - Frilled Sharks[edit]

Hexanchidae - Cow Sharks[edit]

SQUALIFORMES - Dogfish sharks[edit]

Squalidae - True Dogfish[edit]

Echinorhinidae - Bramble Sharks[edit]

Dalatiidae - Kitefin Sharks[edit]

Centrophoridae - Gulper Sharks[edit]

Etmopteridae - Lantern Sharks[edit]

Oxynotidae - Rough Sharks[edit]

Somniosidae - Sleeper Sharks[edit]

LAMNIFORMES - Mackerel sharks[edit]

Cetorhinidae - Basking Sharks[edit]

Lamnidae - Mackerel Sharks[edit]

Alopiidae - Thresher Sharks[edit]

CARCHARINIFORMES - Ground sharks[edit]

Scyliorhinidae - Catsharks[edit]

Carcharhinidae - Requiem Sharks[edit]

Sphyrnidae - Hammerheads[edit]

Triakidae - Houndsharks[edit]

SQUATINIFORMES - Angel sharks[edit]

Squatinidae - Angel Sharks[edit]

RAJIFORMES - Skates and rays[edit]

Rajidae - Skates[edit]

MYLIOBATIFORMES - Stingrays[edit]

Dasyatidae - Whiptail Stingrays[edit]

Myliobatidae - Eagle Rays[edit]

TORPEDINIFORMES - Electric rays[edit]

Torpedinidae - Torpedo Rays[edit]

Osteichthyes - Bony fish[edit]

ACIPENSERIFORMES - Sturgeon[edit]

Acipenseridae - Sturgeon[edit]

ANGUILLIFORMES - True Eels[edit]

Anguillidae - Freshwater Eels[edit]

Muraenidae - Morays[edit]

Congridae - Congers[edit]

Nettastomatidae - Witch Eels[edit]

Nemichthyidae - Snipe Eels[edit]

Synaphobranchidae - Cutthroat Eels[edit]

NOTACANTHIFORMES - Spiny Eels[edit]

Halosauridae - Halosaurs[edit]

Notacanthidae - Spiny Eels[edit]

SACCOPHARYNGIFORMES - Gulper Eels[edit]

Saccopharyngidae - Gulper Eels[edit]

Eurypharyngidae - Pelican Eels[edit]

CLUPEIFORMES - Herring[edit]

Clupeidae - True Herrings[edit]

Engraulidae - Anchovies[edit]

CYPRINIFORMES - Carp & Allies[edit]

Cyprinidae - Carp,Minnows & Barbs[edit]

Cobitidae - True Loaches[edit]

Nemacheilidae - Stone Loaches[edit]

SILURIFORMES - Catfish[edit]

Siluridae - Eurasian Catfish[edit]

Ictaluridae - Bullhead Catfish[edit]

ESOCIFORMES - Pike[edit]

Esocidae - Pike[edit]

OSMERIFORMES - Smelt[edit]

Osmeridae - Smelt[edit]

ARGENTINIFORMES - Argentines & Slickheads[edit]

Alepocephalidae - Slickheads[edit]

Leptochilichthyidae - Longjaw Smooth-heads[edit]

Platytroctidae - Tubeshoulders[edit]

Argentinidae - Argentines[edit]

Microstomatidae - Pencil Smelts[edit]

Opisthoproctidae - Barrel-eyes[edit]

SALMONIFORMES - Salmon and trout[edit]

Salmonidae - Salmon and Trout[edit]

STOMIIFORMES - Dragonfish & Marine Hatchetfish[edit]

Sternoptychidae - Marine Hatchetfishes[edit]

Gonostomatidae - Bristlemouths[edit]

Stomiidae - Dragonfish[edit]

Phosichthyidae - Lightfish[edit]

AULOPIFORMES - Grinners[edit]

Paralepididae - Barracudinas[edit]

Notosudidae - Waryfish[edit]

MYCTOPHIFORMES - Lanternfish[edit]

Myctophidae - Lanternfish[edit]

LAMPRIFORMES - Opahs and allies[edit]

Lampridae - Opahs[edit]

Regalecidae - Oarfish[edit]

Trachipteridae - Ribbonfish[edit]

GADIFORMES - Cod[edit]

Lotidae - Lings[edit]

Gadidae - Codfishes[edit]

Merlucciidae - Hakes[edit]

Phycidae - Forkbeards[edit]

Macrouridae - Grenadiers[edit]

Moridae - Codlings[edit]

LOPHIIFORMES - Anglerfish[edit]

Lophiidae - Goosefish[edit]

Oneirodidae - Dreamers[edit]

OPHIDIIFORMES - Pearlfish and cuskeels[edit]

Carapidae - Pearlfish[edit]

Aphyonidae - Blind Cuskeels[edit]

Ophidiidae - Cuskeels[edit]

Bythitidae - Brotulas[edit]

MUGILIFORMES - Mullet[edit]

Mugilidae - Mullet[edit]

ATHERINIFORMES - Sand smelts[edit]

Atherinidae - Sand smelts[edit]

BELONIFORMES - Garfish & Allies[edit]

Belonidae - Garfish[edit]

Scomberesocidae - Sauries[edit]

Exocoetidae - Flyingfish[edit]

ZEIFORMES - Dories[edit]

Zeidae - True Dories[edit]

Oreosomatidae - Oreos[edit]

BERYCIFORMES - Alfonsinos and allies[edit]

Berycidae - Alfonsinos[edit]

Diretmidae - Spinyfins[edit]

Trachichthyidae - Slimeheads[edit]

Melamphaidae - Ridgeheads[edit]

GASTEROSTEIFORMES - Sticklebacks and seahorses[edit]

Centriscidae - Snipefish[edit]

Syngnathidae - Pipefish & Seahorses[edit]

Gasterosteidae - Sticklebacks[edit]

TETRAODONTIFORMES - Ocean Sunfish and allies[edit]

Molidae - Ocean Sunfish[edit]

Balistidae - Triggerfish[edit]

Tetraodontidae - Pufferfish[edit]

PLEURONECTIFORMES - Flatfish[edit]

Scophthalmidae - Turbots[edit]

Pleuronectidae - Flounders[edit]

Soleidae - True Soles[edit]

Bothidae - Scaldfish[edit]

SCORPAENIFORMES - Scorpionfish[edit]

Agonidae - Poachers[edit]

Cottidae - Sculpins[edit]

Psychrolutidae - Fatheads[edit]

Cyclopteridae - Lumpsuckers[edit]

Liparidae - Snailfish[edit]

Sebastidae - Rockfish[edit]

Triglidae - Gurnards[edit]

GOBIESOCIFORMES - Clingfish[edit]

Gobiesocidae - Clingfish[edit]

PERCIFORMES - Perchlike fishes[edit]

Bramidae - Pomfrets[edit]

Carangidae - Jacks[edit]

Centrarchidae - Freshwater Sunfish[edit]

Echeneidae - Remoras[edit]

Epigonidae - Deepwater Cardinalfish[edit]

Moronidae - Temperate Sea Bass[edit]

Mullidae - Goatfish[edit]

Percidae - True Perch[edit]

Polyprionidae - Wreckfish[edit]

Sciaenidae - Drums[edit]

Serranidae - Groupers[edit]

Sparidae - Seabream[edit]

Cepolidae - Bandfish[edit]

Labridae - Wrasse[edit]

Anarhichadidae - Wolffish[edit]

Pholidae - Gunnels[edit]

Stichaeidae - Pricklebacks[edit]

Zoarcidae - Eelpouts[edit]

Ammodytidae - Sand eels[edit]

Trachinidae - Weevers[edit]

Uranoscopidae - Stargazers[edit]

Blenniidae - Blennies[edit]

Callionymidae - Dragonets[edit]

Gobiidae - Gobies[edit]

Gempylidae - Snake mackerels[edit]

Trichiuridae - Cutlassfish[edit]

Scombridae - Mackerel and tuna[edit]

Xiphiidae - Swordfish[edit]

Centrolophidae - Medusafish[edit]

Nomeidae - Driftfish[edit]

Caproidae - Boarfish[edit]


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