List of Marine Fishes reported from Kermadec Islands
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Table 1: 227 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 17 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 0 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 244 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 227 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish  
Perciformes Serranidae Acanthistius cinctusnative Yellowbanded perch Yellow banded perch 
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish  
Perciformes Scombridae Allothunnus fallainative Slender tuna  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias superciliosusnative Bigeye thresher  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher  
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Amphichaetodon howensisnative Lord Howe Island butterflyfish Lord Howe coral fish 
Perciformes Labridae Anampses caeruleopunctatusnative Bluespotted wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Anampses elegansnative Elegant wrasse Elegant wrasse 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Anarchias supremusnative   
Perciformes Aplodactylidae Aplodactylus etheridgiinative Notchheaded marblefish Notchhead marblefish 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Apterichtus australisnative Snake eel  
Anguilliformes Congridae Ariosoma mauritianumnative Blunt-tooth conger  
Perciformes Arripidae Arripis truttanative Australian salmon Kahawai 
Perciformes Arripidae Arripis xylabionnative Northern kahawai  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Aseraggodes bahamondeinative South Pacific sole  
Perciformes Kyphosidae Atypichthys latusnative Eastern footballer Mado 
Perciformes Kyphosidae Atypichthys strigatusnative Australian mado  
Perciformes Serranidae Aulacocephalus temminckiinative Goldribbon soapfish Gold ribbon grouper 
Syngnathiformes Aulostomidae Aulostomus chinensisnative Chinese trumpetfish Flutemouth 
Perciformes Kyphosidae Bathystethus cultratusnative Grey knifefish  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Bathytoshia brevicaudatanative Short-tail stingray  
Perciformes Labridae Bodianus flavifronsnative Masked pigfish  
Perciformes Labridae Bodianus unimaculatusnative Red pigfish  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Brachaluteres taylorinative Taylor's inflator filefish  
Perciformes Bramidae Brama bramanative Atlantic pomfret  
Perciformes Callanthiidae Callanthias australisnative Magnificent splendid perch  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Callechelys catostomanative Black-striped snake eel  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster callisternanative Clown toado Clown toado 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster rivulatanative Brown-lined puffer  
Perciformes Serranidae Caprodon longimanusnative Pink maomao Pink maomao 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amblyrhynchosnative Blacktail reef shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus galapagensisnative Galapagos shark Galapagos shark 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus longimanusnative Oceanic whitetip shark Oceanic white-tip shark 
Lamniformes Lamnidae Carcharodon carchariasnative Great white shark Great white shark 
Beryciformes Berycidae Centroberyx affinisnative Redfish Golden snapper 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Centrolophus nigernative Rudderfish  
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus harrissoninative Dumb gulper shark  
Squaliformes Somniosidae Centroscymnus owstoniinative Roughskin dogfish  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Cetonurus crassicepsnative Globosehead rattail  
Lamniformes Cetorhinidae Cetorhinus maximusnative Basking shark Basking shark 
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Chaetodon auriganative Threadfin butterflyfish  
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax russatusnative Red coffinfish  
Perciformes Cheilodactylidae Cheilodactylus ephippiumnative Painted moki Painted moki 
Perciformes Cheilodactylidae Cheilodactylus francisinative Blacktip morwong  
Perciformes Cheilodactylidae Cheilodactylus vittatusnative Hawaiian morwong Magpie morwong 
Perciformes Chironemidae Chironemus marmoratusnative Kelpfish  
Perciformes Chironemidae Chironemus microlepisnative Smallscale kelpfish  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis dispilusnative Demoiselle Demoiselle 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis vanderbiltinative Vanderbilt's chromis  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chrysiptera rapanuinative Easter damselfish Kermadec demoiselle 
Squaliformes Squalidae Cirrhigaleus australisnative Southern Mandarin Dogfish Mandarin dogfish 
Perciformes Cirrhitidae Cirrhitus pinnulatusnative Stocky hawkfish  
Perciformes Blenniidae Cirripectes alboapicalisnative Blackblotch blenny  
Perciformes Blenniidae Cirripectes castaneusnative Chestnut eyelash-blenny  
Scorpaeniformes Aploactinidae Cocotropus altipinnisnative Highfin velvetfish  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus kermadecusnative Kermadec rattail  
Anguilliformes Congridae Conger cinereusnative Longfin African conger  
Anguilliformes Congridae Conger wilsoninative Cape conger  
Perciformes Labridae Coris pictanative Comb wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Coris sandeyerinative Sandager's wrasse Sandager's wrasse 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coryphaenoides rudisnative Rudis rattail  
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Dalatias lichanative Kitefin shark Seal shark 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus koranative   
Tetraodontiformes Diodontidae Diodon hystrixnative Spot-fin porcupinefish  
Perciformes Gempylidae Diplospinus multistriatusnative Striped escolar  
Perciformes Echeneidae Echeneis naucratesnative Live sharksucker  
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Echiodon neotesnative   
Perciformes Carangidae Elagatis bipinnulatanative Rainbow runner  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore ramosanative Mosaic moray Mosaic moray 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Engraulis australisnative Australian anchovy  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Engyprosopon raoulensisnative   
Perciformes Tripterygiidae Enneapterygius kermadecensisendemic Kermadec triplefin Kermadec triplefin 
Perciformes Blenniidae Entomacrodus caudofasciatusnative Tail-barred rockskipper  
Perciformes Blenniidae Entomacrodus cymatobiotusnative Pacific rockskipper  
Perciformes Blenniidae Entomacrodus niuafoouensisnative Tattoo-chin rockskipper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus daemeliinative Saddletail grouper Spotted black grouper 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis coruscansnative Deepwater longtail red snapper  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Euleptorhamphus viridisnative Ribbon halfbeak  
Perciformes Gobiidae Eviota kermadecensisnative Kermadec dwarfgoby  
Perciformes Pentacerotidae Evistias acutirostrisnative Striped boarfish Striped boarfish 
Syngnathiformes Fistulariidae Fistularia commersoniinative Bluespotted cornetfish  
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Forcipiger flavissimusnative Longnose butterfly fish Long-snouted butterfly fish 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Galeocerdo cuviernative Tiger shark  
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Galeorhinus galeusnative Tope shark School shark 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  
Perciformes Kyphosidae Girella cyaneanative Blue drummer Bluefish 
Perciformes Kyphosidae Girella fimbriatanative Caramel drummer Caramel drummer 
Anguilliformes Congridae Gnathophis umbrellabiusnative Umbrella conger  
Carcharhiniformes Pseudotriakidae Gollum attenuatusnative Slender smooth-hound Slender smoothhound 
Gonorynchiformes Gonorynchidae Gonorynchus gonorynchusnative Beaked salmon  
Gonorynchiformes Gonorynchidae Gonorynchus greyinative   
Perciformes Serranidae Grammistes sexlineatusnative Goldenstriped soapfish  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax berndtinative Y-patterned moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax eurostusnative Abbott's moray eel  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax nubilusnative Grey moray Speckled moray 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax obesusnative Griffin's moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax pictusnative Paintspotted moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax porphyreusnative Lowfin moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax thyrsoideusnative Greyface moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax ypsilonnative Y-bar moray  
Perciformes Labridae Halichoeres margaritaceusnative Pink-belly wrasse  
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Heniochus diphreutesnative False moorish idol  
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Heptranchias perlonative Sharpnose sevengill shark Sharpnose sevengill shark 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Hexanchus griseusnative Bluntnose sixgill shark Sixgill shark 
Perciformes Centrolophidae Hyperoglyphe antarcticanative Bluenose warehou  
Perciformes Serranidae Hyporthodus octofasciatusnative Eightbar grouper  
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Isistius brasiliensisnative Cookie cutter shark Cookiecutter shark 
Lamniformes Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchusnative Shortfin mako Shortfin mako 
Perciformes Istiophoridae Kajikia audaxnative Striped marlin  
Perciformes Scombridae Katsuwonus pelamisnative Skipjack tuna  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugilnative Barred flagtail  
Perciformes Kyphosidae Kyphosus bigibbusnative Brown chub Silvery-grey perch 
Perciformes Kyphosidae Labracoglossa nitidanative Blue knifefish Blue knifefish 
Tetraodontiformes Ostraciidae Lactoria diaphananative Roundbelly cowfish  
Lamniformes Lamnidae Lamna nasusnative Porbeagle Porbeagle shark 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah  
Perciformes Latridae Latridopsis ciliarisnative Blue moki  
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Lepidorhynchus denticulatusnative Thorntooth grenadier  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Lepidotrigla brachyopteranative Scaly gurnard  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Lepidotrigla robinsiendemic   
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Lestidium nudumnative Deep water pike smelt  
Perciformes Creediidae Limnichthys fasciatusnative Barred sand burrower  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Lophonectes gallusnative Crested flounder  
Gadiformes Moridae Lotella phycisnative Beardie  
Gadiformes Moridae Lotella rhacinanative Rock cod  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus kasmiranative Common bluestripe snapper  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Makaira mazaranative Indo-Pacific blue marlin  
Scorpaeniformes Neosebastidae Maxillicosta raoulensisnative Red little gurnard perch  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Meuschenia scabernative Velvet leatherjacket  
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Microbrotula puniceaendemic  Orange brotula 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Mobula japanicanative Spinetail mobula  
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Mola molanative Ocean sunfish Sunfish 
Beryciformes Monocentridae Monocentris japonicanative Pineconefish  
Perciformes Mullidae Mulloidichthys vanicolensisnative Yellowfin goatfish  
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Mustelus lenticulatusnative Spotted estuary smooth-hound  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Myliobatis tenuicaudatusnative Eagle ray  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Myrichthys maculosusnative Tiger snake eel  
Beryciformes Holocentridae Myripristis berndtinative Blotcheye soldierfish  
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  
Perciformes Cheilodactylidae Nemadactylus douglasiinative Porae  
Perciformes Gempylidae Nesiarchus nasutusnative Black gemfish  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia coheninative Cohen's whiptail  
Perciformes Cirrhitidae Notocirrhitus splendensnative Splendid hawkfish Mottled hawkfish 
Perciformes Labridae Notolabrus inscriptusnative Inscribed wrasse Green wrasse 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Notoliparis kermadecensisendemic   
Scorpaeniformes Tetrarogidae Ocosia apianative Stoutspine waspfish  
Lamniformes Odontaspididae Odontaspis feroxnative Smalltooth sand tiger Small tooth sandtiger shark 
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Onuxodon fowlerinative Fowler's pearlfish  
Perciformes Apogonidae Ostorhinchus doederleininative Doederlein's cardinalfish  
Tetraodontiformes Ostraciidae Ostracion cubicusnative Yellow boxfish Boxfish 
Perciformes Blenniidae Parablennius laticlaviusnative  Crested blenny 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Paracaesio xanthuranative Yellowtail blue snapper  
Aulopiformes Paraulopidae Paraulopus nigripinnisnative Cucumber fish  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Parma alboscapularisnative Black scalyfin Black angelfish 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Parma kermadecensisnative Kermadec scalyfin Kermadec scalyfin 
Perciformes Mullidae Parupeneus spilurusnative Blackspot goatfish Black-spot goat fish 
Perciformes Pempheridae Pempheris analisnative Bronze sweeper Big eye 
Gadiformes Moridae Physiculus therosiderosnative Scalyfin cod  
Perciformes Blenniidae Plagiotremus rhinorhynchosnative Bluestriped fangblenny  
Perciformes Blenniidae Plagiotremus tapeinosomanative Piano fangblenny Mimic blenny 
Beloniformes Belonidae Platybelone argalus platyuranative Keeled needlefish  
Perciformes Serranidae Plectranthias bilaticlavianative   
Siluriformes Plotosidae Plotosus lineatusnative Striped eel catfish  
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish  
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion oxygeneiosnative Hapuku wreckfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Priolepis psygmophilianative Latticed goby  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Prionace glaucanative Blue shark  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Prionurus maculatusnative Yellowspotted sawtail  
Perciformes Apogonidae Pristiapogon kallopterusnative Iridescent cardinalfish  
Beryciformes Holocentridae Pristilepis oligolepisnative Spinyface soldier  
Perciformes Carangidae Pseudocaranx dentexnative White trevally Trevally 
Perciformes Labridae Pseudocoris yamashiroinative Redspot wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Pseudolabrus luculentusnative Orange wrasse  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pterois antennatanative Broadbarred firefish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Pterois volitansnative Red lionfish Lionfish 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Pteroplatytrygon violaceanative Pelagic stingray  
Perciformes Zoarcidae Pyrolycus moelleriendemic   
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Ranzania laevisnative Slender sunfish  
Perciformes Echeneidae Remora remoranative Shark sucker  
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Rhinecanthus rectangulusnative Wedge-tail triggerfish  
Perciformes Centrolophidae Schedophilus maculatusnative Pelagic butterfish  
Ophidiiformes Aphyonidae Sciadonus galatheaenative   
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Scolecenchelys australisnative Shortfinned worm eel  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Scolecenchelys nicholsaenative Nichols' worm eel  
Beloniformes Scomberesocidae Scomberesox scombroidesnative King gar  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena cardinalisnative Eastern red scorpionfish Scorpionfish 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaenodes scabernative Pygmy scorpionfish  
Perciformes Kyphosidae Scorpis aequipinnisnative Sea sweep  
Perciformes Kyphosidae Scorpis violaceanative Blue maomao Blue maomao 
Squaliformes Somniosidae Scymnodon ringensnative Knifetooth dogfish Knifetooth dogfish 
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola lalandinative Yellowtail amberjack Yellowtail kingfish 
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola rivoliananative Longfin yellowtail  
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena acutipinnisnative Sharpfin barracuda  
Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna zygaenanative Smooth hammerhead Smooth hammerhead shark 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Spratelloides gracilisnative Silver-stripe round herring  
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus griffininative Northern spiny dogfish  
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus raoulensisendemic Kermadec spiny dogfish Kermadec spurdog 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes fasciolatusnative Pacific gregory  
Perciformes Labridae Stethojulis bandanensisnative Red shoulder wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Suezichthys arquatusnative Rainbow slender wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Suezichthys aylinginative Crimson cleaner fish  
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus thermophilusnative Western Pacific tonguefish  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus doakinative Arrowtooth lizardfish  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus myopsnative Snakefish  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus variegatusnative Variegated lizardfish  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Tetrapturus angustirostrisnative Shortbill spearfish  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma amblycephalumnative Bluntheaded wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma janseniinative Jansen's wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma lunarenative Moon wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma lutescensnative Yellow-brown wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma nigrofasciatumnative Blackbarred wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma purpureumnative Surge wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Thalassoma trilobatumnative Christmas wrasse  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Thamnaconus analisnative  Spotted leather jacket 
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus alalunganative Albacore  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus albacaresnative Yellowfin tuna  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus maccoyiinative Southern bluefin tuna  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus obesusnative Bigeye tuna  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Torquigener altipinnisnative   
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus declivisnative Greenback horse mackerel  
Perciformes Serranidae Trachypoma macracanthusnative Toadstool groper Toadstool grouper 
Perciformes Mullidae Upeneus francisinative Francis' goatfish  
Perciformes Zanclidae Zanclus cornutusnative Moorish idol  
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