Aquarium Fishes of India
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Species being exported live = 24
Scientific Name Local Name Aquarium Demand met by Occurrence Other Name
Amblypharyngodon microlepis Indian carplet native Indian carplet
Aplocheilus lineatus Malabar killie based mainly on breeding native Striped panchax
Aplocheilus parvus based mainly on breeding native Dwarf panchax
Badis badis Badis based mainly on breeding native Badis
Bhavania australis Western Ghat loach endemic Western Ghat loach
Botia striata Tiger loach based mainly on capture endemic Zebra loach
Dario dario native
Dawkinsia arulius Silas barb based mainly on breeding endemic Arulius barb
Devario aequipinnatus Giant danio based mainly on breeding native Giant danio
Haludaria fasciata Melon barb based mainly on breeding endemic Melon barb
Laubuka laubuca Winged danio based mainly on capture native Indian glass barb
Lepidocephalichthys thermalis Malabar loach based mainly on capture native Common spiny loach
Monodactylus argenteus Silvery moony based mainly on capture native Silver moony
Monodactylus falciformis Full moony native Full moony
Parambassis lala Highfin glassy perchlet native Highfin glassy perchlet
Parambassis ranga Indian glassy fish based mainly on breeding native Indian glassy fish
Puntius bimaculatus Two-spot barb based mainly on capture native Redside barb
Puntius chola Chola barb based mainly on breeding native Swamp barb
Puntius dorsalis Long-snouted barb native Long snouted barb
Puntius vittatus Kooli barb based mainly on capture native Greenstripe barb
Rasbora labiosa Slender rasbora endemic
Rasbora rasbora Gangetic scissortail rasbora based mainly on breeding native Gangetic scissortail rasbora
Sahyadria denisonii based mainly on capture endemic Denison barb
Toxotes jaculatrix Banded archerfish based mainly on capture native Banded archerfish
Species with potential for aquarium trade = 456
Scientific Name Local Name Aquarium Demand met by Occurrence Other Name
Abalistes stellaris മൂരി native Starry triggerfish
Abudefduf saxatilis കളളി based mainly on capture misidentification Sergeant-major
Abudefduf sordidus പടതാം based mainly on capture native Blackspot sergeant
Abudefduf vaigiensis based mainly on capture native Indo-Pacific sergeant
Acanthurus gahhm questionable Black surgeonfish
Acanthurus leucosternon അലകന് based mainly on capture native Powderblue surgeonfish
Acanthurus lineatus Blue linned surgeonfish based mainly on capture native Lined surgeonfish
Acanthurus mata പല based mainly on capture native Elongate surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigricans പല based mainly on capture native Whitecheek surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigrofuscus പല based mainly on capture native Brown surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigroris based mainly on capture native Bluelined surgeonfish
Acanthurus pyroferus based mainly on capture native Chocolate surgeonfish
Acanthurus tennentii പല based mainly on capture native Doubleband surgeonfish
Acanthurus thompsoni Kalahandi based mainly on capture native Thompson's surgeonfish
Acanthurus triostegus கோழி மீன் based mainly on capture native Convict surgeonfish
Acanthurus xanthopterus Cuvier's Surgeonfish based mainly on capture native Yellowfin surgeonfish
Acantopsis dialuzona Banana fish based mainly on breeding native
Acreichthys tomentosus native Bristle-tail file-fish
Alectis ciliaris काट बांगदा based mainly on capture native African pompano
Aluterus scriptus Fathi-rondu based mainly on capture native Scribbled leatherjacket filefish
Amblyeleotris gymnocephala based mainly on capture native Masked shrimpgoby
Amblygobius albimaculatus based mainly on capture native Butterfly goby
Amphiprion bicinctus Maugandumas based mainly on capture questionable Twoband anemonefish
Amphiprion clarkii based mainly on capture native Yellowtail clownfish
Amphiprion ephippium based mainly on capture native Saddle anemonefish
Amphiprion frenatus based mainly on capture questionable Tomato clownfish
Amphiprion nigripes പുഷ് പചാള based mainly on capture questionable Maldive anemonefish
Amphiprion ocellaris based mainly on capture native Clown anemonefish
Amphiprion percula based mainly on capture questionable Orange clownfish
Amphiprion polymnus based mainly on capture questionable Saddleback clownfish
Amphiprion sebae based mainly on capture native Sebae anemonefish
Anabas testudineus Climbing perch based mainly on breeding native Climbing perch
Anampses caeruleopunctatus വൈട്ടുകദിയന് based mainly on capture native Bluespotted wrasse
Anampses meleagrides based mainly on capture native Spotted wrasse
Antennarius striatus based mainly on capture native Striated frogfish
Antennatus coccineus പേച്ചന് based mainly on capture native Scarlet frogfish
Antennatus nummifer Gouthere-mas native Spotfin frogfish
Aplocheilus blockii Green panchax based mainly on breeding native Green panchax
Aplocheilus dayi Day's panchax based mainly on breeding questionable Ceylon killifish
Aplocheilus kirchmayeri endemic
Aplocheilus panchax Blue panchax based mainly on breeding native Blue panchax
Apogon coccineus Rybodi based mainly on capture native Ruby cardinalfish
Apolemichthys xanthurus based mainly on capture native Yellowtail angelfish
Aprion virescens ചെവിടുകല്ലന്  based mainly on capture native Green jobfish
Arothron hispidus White spotted blow fish based mainly on capture native White-spotted puffer
Arothron meleagris based mainly on capture native Guineafowl puffer
Asterropteryx semipunctata based mainly on capture native Starry goby
Aulostomus chinensis based mainly on capture native Chinese trumpetfish
Awaous grammepomus native Scribbled goby
Balistapus undulatus കരട്ടി based mainly on capture native Orange-lined triggerfish
Balistes vetula based mainly on capture questionable Queen triggerfish
Balistoides conspicillum കരട്ടി based mainly on capture native Clown triggerfish
Barbonymus gonionotus Tawes based mainly on breeding introduced Silver barb
Barilius bakeri Malabar baril endemic
Barilius canarensis Jerdon's baril endemic
Barilius evezardi Day's baril endemic
Belontia signata based mainly on breeding questionable Ceylonese combtail
Bodianus neilli native Bay of Bengal hogfish
Bothus mancus based mainly on capture native Flowery flounder
Botia dario Necktie loach based mainly on capture native Bengal loach
Botia lohachata Y-loach based mainly on capture native Reticulate loach
Butis amboinensis based mainly on capture native Olive flathead-gudgeon
Callogobius hasseltii based mainly on capture questionable Hasselt's goby
Calotomus spinidens വീശം native Spinytooth parrotfish
Calotomus viridescens questionable Viridescent parrotfish
Cantherhines sandwichiensis കരറ്റി based mainly on capture questionable Sandwich isle file
Canthigaster amboinensis Thundigu-koli based mainly on capture native Spider-eye puffer
Caracanthus maculatus based mainly on capture native Spotted coral croucher
Carassius carassius Crucian carp based mainly on breeding introduced Crucian carp
Carinotetraodon travancoricus Malabar pufferfish endemic Malabar pufferfish
Centriscus scutatus native Grooved razor-fish
Centropyge bicolor based mainly on capture native Bicolor angelfish
Centropyge eibli based mainly on capture native Blacktail angelfish
Centropyge flavipectoralis based mainly on capture native Yellowfin angelfish
Centropyge multispinis based mainly on capture native Dusky angelfish
Cephalopholis argus Balufana based mainly on capture native Peacock hind
Cephalopholis boenak வரி கலவா based mainly on capture native Chocolate hind
Cephalopholis miniata ചെന് ചേരചാമ്മാം  based mainly on capture native Coral hind
Chaca chaca Indian chaca based mainly on capture native Squarehead catfish
Chaetodon auriga പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Threadfin butterflyfish
Chaetodon bennetti Handupholimas based mainly on capture native Bluelashed butterflyfish
Chaetodon citrinellus പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Speckled butterflyfish
Chaetodon collare പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Redtail butterflyfish
Chaetodon decussatus चाँद based mainly on capture native Indian vagabond butterflyfish
Chaetodon ephippium based mainly on capture native Saddle butterflyfish
Chaetodon falcula പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Blackwedged butterflyfish
Chaetodon gardineri based mainly on capture native Gardner's butterflyfish
Chaetodon guttatissimus based mainly on capture native Peppered butterflyfish
Chaetodon kleinii based mainly on capture native Sunburst butterflyfish
Chaetodon lunula പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Raccoon butterflyfish
Chaetodon melannotus based mainly on capture native Blackback butterflyfish
Chaetodon meyeri പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Scrawled butterflyfish
Chaetodon octofasciatus based mainly on capture native Eightband butterflyfish
Chaetodon punctatofasciatus based mainly on capture questionable Spotband butterflyfish
Chaetodon speculum based mainly on capture native Mirror butterflyfish
Chaetodon trifascialis പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Chevron butterflyfish
Chaetodon trifasciatus പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Melon butterflyfish
Chaetodon vagabundus चाँद based mainly on capture native Vagabond butterflyfish
Chaetodon xanthocephalus പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Yellowhead butterflyfish
Chaetodontoplus melanosoma based mainly on capture native Black-velvet angelfish
Channa gachua Bothua native
Channa orientalis Asiatic snakehead based mainly on capture native Walking snakehead
Channa pardalis native
Channa punctata Spotted snakehead based mainly on capture native Spotted snakehead
Cheilinus chlorourus ചവരി ച്ചോരന് based mainly on capture native Floral wrasse
Cheilinus fasciatus Fehihikkae based mainly on capture native Redbreasted wrasse
Cheilinus trilobatus ചവരി ച്ചോരന് based mainly on capture native Tripletail wrasse
Cheilinus undulatus ചവരി ച്ചോരന് based mainly on capture native Humphead wrasse
Cheilio inermis കോലന് ഞോള based mainly on capture native Cigar wrasse
Chela cachius Silver hatchet chela native
Chelmon rostratus based mainly on capture native Copperband butterflyfish
Chiloscyllium punctatum based mainly on capture native Brownbanded bambooshark
Chitala chitala ਪਰੀ based mainly on breeding native Clown knifefish
Chlorurus gibbus based mainly on capture misidentification Heavybeak parrotfish
Chlorurus sordidus ചണ്ടി based mainly on capture native Daisy parrotfish
Choerodon anchorago based mainly on capture native Orange-dotted tuskfish
Chromis dimidiata പടതാം based mainly on capture misidentification Chocolatedip chromis
Chromis ternatensis പാര ക്കൊറ്റി based mainly on capture native Ternate chromis
Chromis viridis based mainly on capture native Blue green damselfish
Chrysiptera biocellata നീല പടത്തം based mainly on capture native Twinspot damselfish
Chrysiptera brownriggii പടതാം based mainly on capture native Surge damselfish
Chrysiptera cyanea based mainly on capture native Sapphire devil
Chrysiptera unimaculata based mainly on capture native Onespot demoiselle
Cirrhilabrus exquisitus based mainly on capture native Exquisite wrasse
Cirrhitus pinnulatus ചമ്മം based mainly on capture native Stocky hawkfish
Cirripectes castaneus based mainly on capture native Chestnut eyelash-blenny
Cirripectes filamentosus based mainly on capture native Filamentous blenny
Cirripectes stigmaticus based mainly on capture native Red-streaked blenny
Cirripectes variolosus Funna based mainly on capture questionable Red-speckled blenny
Clarias batrachus Magur based mainly on capture misidentification Philippine catfish
Conger cinereus മീന് മലഞ്ഞി based mainly on capture native Longfin African conger
Congrogadus subducens based mainly on capture native Carpet eel-blenny
Coris aygula based mainly on capture native Clown coris
Coris formosa കൊടിയന് ഞോള based mainly on capture native Queen coris
Cromileptes altivelis കലവ based mainly on capture native Humpback grouper
Ctenochaetus striatus based mainly on capture native Striated surgeonfish
Ctenochaetus strigosus പല based mainly on capture misidentification Spotted surgeonfish
Ctenops nobilis Indian paradisefish native Frail gourami
Cymolutes lecluse വൈട്ടുകദിയന് based mainly on capture questionable Sharp-headed wrasse
Cyprinus carpio സൈപ്റന് based mainly on breeding introduced Common carp
Dactyloptena macracantha based mainly on capture native Spotwing flying gurnard
Dactyloptena orientalis based mainly on capture native Oriental flying gurnard
Dascyllus aruanus കളളിക്കൊറ്റി based mainly on capture native Whitetail dascyllus
Dascyllus reticulatus കളളിക്കൊറ്റി based mainly on capture questionable Reticulate dascyllus
Dascyllus trimaculatus പാര ക്കൊറ്റി based mainly on capture native Threespot dascyllus
Dawkinsia filamentosa Black-spot barb based mainly on breeding native Blackspot barb
Dendrochirus brachypterus ചവരാലി based mainly on capture native Dwarf lionfish
Dermogenys pusilla Freshwater halfbeak based mainly on breeding questionable Wrestling halfbeak
Desmopuntius johorensis Melon barb based mainly on breeding questionable Striped barb
Devario devario Devario danio based mainly on breeding native Sind danio
Devario fraseri Fraser danio endemic
Diagramma pictum हरविळ based mainly on capture native Painted sweetlips
Dichotomyctere fluviatilis Green pufferfish based mainly on breeding native Green pufferfish
Dichotomyctere nigroviridis Burmese pufferfish native Spotted green pufferfish
Diodon holocanthus Bloched porcupine fish based mainly on capture native Longspined porcupinefish
Diodon hystrix Spotted porcupine fish based mainly on capture native Spot-fin porcupinefish
Diploprion bifasciatum அனுவ மீன் based mainly on capture native Barred soapfish
Doryrhamphus excisus excisus based mainly on capture native Bluestripe pipefish
Drepane longimana Banded drepane native Concertina fish
Drepane punctata Spotted sicklefish native Spotted sicklefish
Echeneis naucrates Feesung based mainly on capture native Live sharksucker
Echidna nebulosa മാലഞി based mainly on capture native Starry moray
Echidna polyzona Kadukkamalanhi based mainly on capture native Barred moray
Ecsenius midas based mainly on capture native Persian blenny
Eechathalakenda ophicephalus Channa barb endemic Channa barb
Eleotris fusca Dusky sleeper native Dusky sleeper
Ellochelon vaigiensis Squaretail mullet based mainly on capture native Squaretail mullet
Entomacrodus striatus കക്കാടന് based mainly on capture native Reef margin blenny
Epibulus insidiator based mainly on capture native Sling-jaw wrasse
Epinephelus fasciatus तेदा based mainly on capture native Blacktip grouper
Epinephelus flavocaeruleus മഞ്ഞ കലവ based mainly on capture native Blue-and-yellow grouper
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus കലവ based mainly on capture native Brown-marbled grouper
Epinephelus lanceolatus Bridlebass based mainly on capture native Giant grouper
Esomus barbatus South Indian flying barb endemic South Indian flying barb
Esomus danrica Flying barb based mainly on capture native Flying barb
Esomus lineatus based mainly on capture native Striped flying barb
Esomus thermoicos മീശ പ്പറവ questionable
Etroplus maculatus Orange chromide based mainly on breeding native Orange chromide
Exallias brevis ഫുല്ലി കാക്കടന് based mainly on capture native Leopard blenny
Exyrias puntang based mainly on capture native Puntang goby
Fibramia thermalis ചൊണ്ണ പൂതന് based mainly on capture native Half-barred cardinal
Foa brachygramma Fehibodi based mainly on capture misidentification Weed cardinalfish
Forcipiger longirostris based mainly on capture native Longnose butterflyfish
Fusigobius neophytus based mainly on capture native Common fusegoby
Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish based mainly on breeding introduced Mosquitofish
Gambusia holbrooki based mainly on breeding introduced Eastern mosquitofish
Garra hughi Cardamon garra endemic
Glaucostegus typus Bennet's shovelnose guitarfish questionable Giant shovelnose ray
Glossogobius giuris based mainly on capture native Tank goby
Glyptothorax housei പാറയൊട്ടി endemic
Gnathanodon speciosus പാര based mainly on capture native Golden trevally
Gnatholepis cauerensis native Eyebar goby
Gobiodon citrinus Reendumurukka-mas based mainly on capture native Poison goby
Gobiodon rivulatus ബര ചാള  based mainly on capture native Rippled coralgoby
Gomphosus caeruleus ചൂളം based mainly on capture native Green birdmouth wrasse
Gomphosus varius ചൂളം based mainly on capture native Bird wrasse
Grammistes sexlineatus കോത based mainly on capture native Goldenstriped soapfish
Gymnomuraena zebra புத்தி தீபம் based mainly on capture native Zebra moray
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus കരിമാലാഞി based mainly on capture native Yellow-edged moray
Gymnothorax meleagris किळिस based mainly on capture native Turkey moray
Gymnothorax rueppelliae വരിയന് മളനി native Banded moray
Gymnothorax undulatus കടുക്ക മലഞ്ഞി based mainly on capture native Undulated moray
Halichoeres argus നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Argus wrasse
Halichoeres hortulanus നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Checkerboard wrasse
Halichoeres leucoxanthus based mainly on capture native Canarytop wrasse
Halichoeres marginatus based mainly on capture native Dusky wrasse
Halichoeres nebulosus based mainly on capture native Nebulous wrasse
Halichoeres scapularis വൈട്ടുകദിയന് based mainly on capture native Zigzag wrasse
Halichoeres timorensis നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Timor wrasse
Halichoeres zeylonicus based mainly on capture native Goldstripe wrasse
Hemigymnus fasciatus based mainly on capture native Barred thicklip
Hemigymnus melapterus തൊക്ക based mainly on capture native Blackeye thicklip
Hemitaurichthys zoster പക്കി ക്കടിയ  based mainly on capture native Brown-and-white butterflyfish
Heniochus acuminatus Pennant coral fish based mainly on capture native Pennant coralfish
Heniochus chrysostomus based mainly on capture native Threeband pennantfish
Heniochus monoceros Didanegi based mainly on capture native Masked bannerfish
Heniochus pleurotaenia based mainly on capture native Phantom bannerfish
Heniochus singularius based mainly on capture native Singular bannerfish
Heteroconger hassi native Spotted garden-eel
Heteropneustes fossilis Stinging catfish native Stinging catfish
Heteropneustes microps தேளீ based mainly on capture native
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus based mainly on capture native Glasseye
Hippichthys heptagonus native Belly pipefish
Hippocampus histrix കുതിര മീന് based mainly on capture native Thorny seahorse
Hippocampus kuda കുതിര മീന് based mainly on capture native Spotted seahorse
Hipposcarus harid വാലന് ചണ്ടി based mainly on capture native Candelamoa parrotfish
Histrio histrio Gali-kendi based mainly on capture native Sargassumfish
Hologymnosus annulatus വൈട്ടുകദിയന് based mainly on capture native Ring wrasse
Hologymnosus doliatus based mainly on capture native Pastel ringwrasse
Hoplolatilus fronticinctus based mainly on capture native Pastel tilefish
Horabagrus brachysoma Günther's catfish endemic G√ľnther's catfish
Horabagrus nigricollaris മഞ്ഞക്കൂരി endemic
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus Red tipped half-beak endemic Red-tipped halfbeak
Hypselobarbus mussullah Mussullah mahseer endemic Humpback mahseer
Iniistius dea based mainly on capture native Blackspot razorfish
Iniistius pavo ബലാല based mainly on capture native Peacock wrasse
Iniistius pentadactylus based mainly on capture native Fivefinger wrasse
Istiblennius edentulus കക്കാടന് based mainly on capture native Rippled rockskipper
Istiblennius lineatus മണ്ടിന് based mainly on capture native Lined rockskipper
Istigobius ornatus native Ornate goby
Kyphosus bigibbus based mainly on capture native Brown chub
Labroides dimidiatus Haremkali based mainly on capture native Bluestreak cleaner wrasse
Lactoria cornuta കൊന്വന് based mainly on capture native Longhorn cowfish
Lagocephalus lunaris Moontail blaasop native Lunartail puffer
Laubuka dadiburjori Dadio endemic Dadio
Lepidocephalichthys guntea Guntea loach native Guntea loach
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma Bureki based mainly on capture native Fusilier damselfish
Leptojulis cyanopleura based mainly on capture native Shoulder-spot wrasse
Leptoscarus vaigiensis Fehilandae based mainly on capture native Marbled parrotfish
Lobotes surinamensis Tripletail native Tripletail
Lutjanus decussatus Crossbanded snapper based mainly on capture native Checkered snapper
Lutjanus fulvus ചെം കലവ based mainly on capture native Blacktail snapper
Lutjanus kasmira வரி கீச்சான் based mainly on capture native Common bluestripe snapper
Lutjanus malabaricus तामब based mainly on capture native Malabar blood snapper
Lutjanus quinquelineatus based mainly on capture native Five-lined snapper
Lutjanus sanguineus Bloodred snapper based mainly on capture native Humphead snapper
Lutjanus sebae ചെം കലവ based mainly on capture native Emperor red snapper
Macolor niger Black-and-white snapper native Black and white snapper
Macrognathus aculeatus based mainly on capture native Lesser spiny eel
Macrognathus guentheri Malabar spinyeel endemic Malabar spinyeel
Macropharyngodon meleagris based mainly on capture native Blackspotted wrasse
Mahidolia mystacina Smiling goby based mainly on capture native Flagfin prawn goby
Malacanthus latovittatus Nuhikkae based mainly on capture native Blue blanquillo
Mastacembelus armatus Baam based mainly on capture native Zig-zag eel
Meiacanthus smithi based mainly on capture native Disco blenny
Melichthys niger കറുതാ കരട്ടി  based mainly on capture native Black triggerfish
Microphis brachyurus Short-tailed pipefish based mainly on capture native Short-tailed pipefish
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus Japanese weatherfish based mainly on capture native Pond loach
Monocentris japonica based mainly on capture native Pineconefish
Monopterus albus Rice swampeel native Asian swamp eel
Monotaxis grandoculis പല്ലന് based mainly on capture native Humpnose big-eye bream
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus മണക്കം native Yellowstripe goatfish
Myripristis botche native Blacktip soldierfish
Myripristis murdjan പെരും കണ്ണി   based mainly on capture native Pinecone soldierfish
Mystus armatus Kerala mystus based mainly on capture native Kerala mystus
Mystus bleekeri Day's mystus based mainly on capture native Day's mystus
Mystus keletius Keletius mystus based mainly on capture native
Mystus vittatus Striped dwarf catfish based mainly on capture native Striped dwarf catfish
Nandus nandus Mottled nandus native Gangetic leaffish
Narcine timlei నల్ల తెమెరి  based mainly on capture native Spotted numbfish
Naso brachycentron കൊന്വന് കറുക്കന് based mainly on capture native Humpback unicornfish
Naso brevirostris based mainly on capture native Spotted unicornfish
Naso lituratus കറുക്കന് based mainly on capture misidentification Orangespine unicornfish
Naso unicornis കൊന്വന് കറുക്കന് based mainly on capture native Bluespine unicornfish
Naso vlamingii കറുക്കന് based mainly on capture native Bignose unicornfish
Nemacheilus guentheri കൊയ്ത endemic
Nemacheilus keralensis കൊയ്ത endemic
Nemacheilus triangularis കൊയ്ത endemic
Neoniphon sammara കോല് കടുവ native Sammara squirrelfish
Notopterus notopterus native Bronze featherback
Novaculichthys taeniourus ബലാല based mainly on capture native Rockmover wrasse
Odonus niger വാലന് കരട്ടി based mainly on capture native Red-toothed triggerfish
Omobranchus elongatus based mainly on capture native Cloister blenny
Omobranchus ferox Gossamer blenny based mainly on capture native Gossamer blenny
Ompok bimaculatus Indian butter-catfish based mainly on capture native Butter catfish
Ophiocara porocephala Flathead sleeper based mainly on capture native Northern mud gudgeon
Oryzias setnai Thready top-minnow endemic Malabar ricefish
Osphronemus goramy Giant gouramy based mainly on breeding introduced Giant gourami
Osteobrama bakeri Malabar osteobrama endemic
Ostorhinchus taeniophorus native Reef-flat cardinalfish
Ostracion cubicus തോന്വ് based mainly on capture native Yellow boxfish
Ostracion meleagris തോന്വ് based mainly on capture native Whitespotted boxfish
Oxycheilinus bimaculatus based mainly on capture native Two-spot wrasse
Oxycheilinus digramma based mainly on capture native Cheeklined wrasse
Oxymonacanthus longirostris ചുണ്ടം കരട്ടി based mainly on capture native Harlequin filefish
Oxyurichthys microlepis Maned goby based mainly on capture native Maned goby
Pangio goaensis Indian coolie-loach endemic Indian coolie-loach
Paracanthurus hepatus ചെംകട്ടയന് based mainly on capture native Palette surgeonfish
Paracentropogon longispinis based mainly on capture native Wispy waspfish
Parachaetodon ocellatus based mainly on capture native Sixspine butterflyfish
Paracirrhites forsteri Boh based mainly on capture native Blackside hawkfish
Paragobiodon echinocephalus based mainly on capture native Redhead goby
Parambassis dayi Day's glass fish endemic Day's glassy perchlet
Parapercis hexophtalma വലക്ക based mainly on capture native Speckled sandperch
Parapercis pulchella based mainly on capture questionable Harlequin sandsmelt
Parapercis tetracantha based mainly on capture native Reticulated sandperch
Parasphaerichthys ocellatus questionable Eyespot gourami
Paratrypauchen microcephalus Comb goby based mainly on capture native Comb goby
Parupeneus barberinus മണക്കം based mainly on capture native Dash-and-dot goatfish
Parupeneus cyclostomus മഞ്ഞള് മണക്കം based mainly on capture native Gold-saddle goatfish
Parupeneus macronemus മണക്കം native Long-barbel goatfish
Parupeneus multifasciatus based mainly on capture native Manybar goatfish
Parupeneus pleurostigma മണക്കം based mainly on capture native Sidespot goatfish
Pastinachus sephen Feathertail stingray based mainly on capture native Cowtail stingray
Pempheris oualensis അന്പട്ട native Blackspot sweeper
Periophthalmus argentilineatus based mainly on capture native Barred mudskipper
Periophthalmus barbarus based mainly on capture questionable Atlantic mudskipper
Pethia gelius Golden barb based mainly on breeding native Golden barb
Pethia narayani Narayan barb endemic Narayan barb
Pethia phutunio Dwarf barb based mainly on breeding native Spottedsail barb
Pethia ticto based mainly on breeding native Ticto barb
Petroscirtes breviceps based mainly on capture native Striped poison-fang blenny mimic
Petroscirtes mitratus Dielahikkae based mainly on capture native Floral blenny
Petroscirtes xestus Dielahikkae based mainly on capture native Xestus sabretooth blenny
Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos based mainly on capture native Bluestriped fangblenny
Plagiotremus tapeinosoma based mainly on capture native Piano fangblenny
Platax orbicularis പത    based mainly on capture native Orbicular batfish
Platax pinnatus कावाळा based mainly on capture questionable Dusky batfish
Platax teira Gundolimas based mainly on breeding native Longfin batfish
Plectorhinchus albovittatus based mainly on capture native Two-striped sweetlips
Plectorhinchus lineatus based mainly on capture native Yellowbanded sweetlips
Plectorhinchus picus native Painted sweetlip
Plectroglyphidodon dickii based mainly on capture native Blackbar devil
Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus പടതാം based mainly on capture native Whitespotted devil
Plectroglyphidodon leucozonus പടത്തം based mainly on capture native Singlebar devil
Plesiops coeruleolineatus കാക്കത്തിലാത്തി native Crimsontip longfin
Plesiops corallicola native Bluegill longfin
Plotosus lineatus Striped eel catfish based mainly on capture native Striped eel catfish
Poecilia reticulata Barbados millions based mainly on breeding introduced Guppy
Polydactylus sexfilis മൂക്കന് based mainly on capture native Sixfinger threadfin
Pomacanthus annularis Ringed angle fish based mainly on capture native Bluering angelfish
Pomacanthus imperator குல்லோகொலிமீன் based mainly on capture native Emperor angelfish
Pomacanthus semicirculatus based mainly on capture native Semicircle angelfish
Premnas biaculeatus based mainly on capture native Spinecheek anemonefish
Priacanthus hamrur based mainly on capture native Moontail bullseye
Pristiapogon kallopterus based mainly on capture native Iridescent cardinalfish
Pristolepis fasciata Catopra questionable Malayan leaffish
Pristolepis marginata Malabar catopra endemic Malabar leaffish
Pristotis obtusirostris based mainly on capture native Gulf damselfish
Pseudanthias squamipinnis Ry-bureki based mainly on capture native Sea goldie
Pseudeutropius mitchelli Malabar patashi endemic
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus പല്ലി native Yellowmargin triggerfish
Pseudobalistes fuscus based mainly on capture native Yellow-spotted triggerfish
Pseudocheilinus hexataenia Rung-hikkae based mainly on capture native Sixline wrasse
Pseudodax moluccanus based mainly on capture native Chiseltooth wrasse
Pseudosphromenus cupanus Day's paradise fish based mainly on breeding native Spiketail paradisefish
Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer Long spined tripod fish native Long-spined tripodfish
Pteragogus flagellifer based mainly on capture native Cocktail wrasse
Ptereleotris evides Fula based mainly on capture native Blackfin dartfish
Ptereleotris microlepis based mainly on capture native Blue gudgeon
Pterois antennata based mainly on capture native Broadbarred firefish
Pterois radiata ചാവരലി based mainly on capture native Radial firefish
Pterois volitans ഫഞു കുതി based mainly on capture native Red lionfish
Pterygoplichthys anisitsi introduced Snow pleco
Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus introduced Vermiculated sailfin catfish
Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus based mainly on capture introduced Orinoco sailfin catfish
Pterygoplichthys pardalis introduced Amazon sailfin catfish
Puntius mahecola Wynaad barb native
Puntius sahyadriensis Khavli barb endemic Khavli barb
Puntius terio One-spot barb based mainly on breeding native Onespot barb
Rasbora caverii Cauvery rasbora native Cauvery rasbora
Rasbora daniconius Blackline rasbora based mainly on breeding native Slender rasbora
Rasboroides vaterifloris based mainly on breeding questionable Pearly rasbora
Rhinecanthus aculeatus വെള്ളക്കരട്ടി based mainly on capture native White-banded triggerfish
Rhinecanthus rectangulus ചെകന്ന കരട്ടി based mainly on capture native Wedge-tail triggerfish
Roa jayakari based mainly on capture native Indian golden-barred butterflyfish
Salarias fasciatus വരിയന് കക്കാടന് based mainly on capture native Jewelled blenny
Sargocentron caudimaculatum തീകടുവ native Silverspot squirrelfish
Sargocentron diadema കടുവ based mainly on capture native Crown squirrelfish
Sargocentron punctatissimum കടുവ based mainly on capture native Speckled squirrelfish
Scartella emarginata based mainly on capture native Maned blenny
Scarus ghobban ചണ്ടി based mainly on capture native Blue-barred parrotfish
Scarus globiceps native Globehead parrotfish
Scarus niger കറുതാ ചാണ്ടി based mainly on capture native Dusky parrotfish
Scarus prasiognathos നീലച്ചണ്ടി based mainly on capture native Singapore parrotfish
Scarus psittacus based mainly on capture native Common parrotfish
Scarus rubroviolaceus ചണ്ടി based mainly on capture native Ember parrotfish
Scarus tricolor based mainly on capture native Tricolour parrotfish
Scatophagus argus Spotted scat based mainly on capture native Spotted scat
Schismatogobius deraniyagalai പൂളാന് based mainly on capture native Redneck goby
Schistura semiarmata കൊയ്ത native
Scolopsis bilineata കോല് കൊടിന്ദന് based mainly on capture native Two-lined monocle bream
Scolopsis ghanam based mainly on capture native Arabian monocle bream
Scolopsis lineata based mainly on capture native Striped monocle bream
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis based mainly on capture native Lowfin scorpionfish
Scuticaria tigrina based mainly on capture native Tiger reef-eel
Sicyopterus griseus Clown goby native
Siganus argenteus കല്ലോരാന് native Streamlined spinefoot
Siganus corallinus native Blue-spotted spinefoot
Siganus guttatus native Orange-spotted spinefoot
Siganus javus कुनार native Streaked spinefoot
Siganus lineatus native Golden-lined spinefoot
Siganus magnificus questionable Magnificent rabbitfish
Siganus spinus native Little spinefoot
Siganus stellatus ഓറാന് native Brown-spotted spinefoot
Siganus vermiculatus based mainly on capture native Vermiculated spinefoot
Siganus virgatus based mainly on capture native Barhead spinefoot
Stethojulis albovittata നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Bluelined wrasse
Stethojulis balteata നിഹോള based mainly on capture questionable Belted wrasse
Stethojulis strigiventer നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Three-ribbon wrasse
Stethojulis trilineata നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Three-lined rainbowfish
Stigmatogobius sadanundio native
Sufflamen chrysopterum ചുണ്ടം കരട്ടി based mainly on capture native Halfmoon triggerfish
Sufflamen fraenatum రాతీ యెల్లకా  based mainly on capture native Masked triggerfish
Synanceia verrucosa ചെട്ട ചമ്മം based mainly on capture native Stonefish
Syncrossus berdmorei Blyth's loach native Blyth's loach
Syncrossus hymenophysa based mainly on capture questionable Tiger loach
Systomus pleurotaenia based mainly on breeding questionable Black lined barb
Systomus sarana Peninsular olive barb native Olive barb
Taenianotus triacanthus based mainly on capture native Leaf scorpionfish
Taeniura lymma based mainly on capture native Ribbontail stingray
Thalassoma amblycephalum Bipeng-hikkae based mainly on capture native Bluntheaded wrasse
Thalassoma hardwicke നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Sixbar wrasse
Thalassoma jansenii നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Jansen's wrasse
Thalassoma lunare ചൂളം based mainly on capture native Moon wrasse
Thalassoma purpureum നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Surge wrasse
Thalassoma quinquevittatum നിഹോള based mainly on capture native Fivestripe wrasse
Toxotes chatareus Spotted archerfish based mainly on capture native Spotted archerfish
Travancoria jonesi Travancore loach endemic Travancore loach
Trichogaster chuna Sunset gourami based mainly on breeding native Honey gourami
Trichonotus setiger based mainly on capture native Spotted sand-diver
Upeneus sulphureus Sunrise goatfish native Sulphur goatfish
Upeneus vittatus चिदी native Yellowstriped goatfish
Uropterygius concolor based mainly on capture native Unicolor snake moray
Uropterygius macrocephalus based mainly on capture native Needle-tooth moray
Valenciennea muralis based mainly on capture native Mural goby
Valenciennea sexguttata പൂളാന് based mainly on capture native Sixspot goby
Valenciennea strigata മണ്ണുണ്ണി based mainly on capture native Blueband goby
Variola louti ചെന് ചേരചാമ്മാം based mainly on capture native Yellow-edged lyretail
Xiphasia setifer based mainly on capture native Hairtail blenny
Xiphophorus maculatus based mainly on breeding introduced Southern platyfish
Zanclus cornutus Moonish idol based mainly on capture native Moorish idol
Zebrasoma flavescens based mainly on capture questionable Yellow tang
Zebrasoma velifer ചുരിയന് based mainly on capture misidentification Sailfin tang
Zebrasoma xanthurum based mainly on capture native Yellowtail tang
Zoramia leptacantha പൂതന് based mainly on capture native Threadfin cardinalfish
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