List of Marine Fishes reported from Japan
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Table 1: 3915 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 91 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 46 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 4052 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 3915 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name in Country
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus achillesnative Achilles tang  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus barienenative Black-spot surgeonfish Kanranhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus blochiinative Ringtail surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish Nise-kanranhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus guttatusnative Whitespotted surgeonfish Gomaniza 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus japonicusnative Japan surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucopareiusnative Whitebar surgeonfish Suji-kurohagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Nijihagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus maculicepsnative White-freckled surgeonfish Irezuminiza 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Hiraniza 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricansnative Whitecheek surgeonfish Megane-kurohagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish Naganiza 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus olivaceusnative Orangespot surgeonfish Montsukihagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus pyroferusnative Chocolate surgeonfish Kuroguchiniza 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus thompsoninative Thompson's surgeonfish Ohagurohagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Shimahagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Kurohagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Ctenochaetus binotatusnative Twospot surgeonfish Kokuten-sazanamihagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Ctenochaetus hawaiiensisnative Chevron tang  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Ctenochaetus striatusnative Striated surgeonfish Sazanamihagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso annulatusnative Whitemargin unicornfish Hime-tenguhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso brachycentronnative Humpback unicornfish Oni-tenguhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso brevirostrisnative Spotted unicornfish Tsumari-tenguhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso fageninative Horseface unicornfish Moai-tenguhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso hexacanthusnative Sleek unicornfish Tenguhagi-modoki 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso lituratusnative Orangespine unicornfish Miyako-tenguhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso lopezinative Elongate unicornfish Naga-tenguhagi-modoki 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso maculatusnative  Goma-tenguhagi-modoki 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso tergusnative  Shinobi-tenguhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso thynnoidesnative Oneknife unicornfish Bôzuhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso tonganusnative Bulbnose unicornfish Tosakahagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso unicornisnative Bluespine unicornfish Tenguhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Naso vlamingiinative Bignose unicornfish Sazanami-tosakahagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Paracanthurus hepatusnative Palette surgeonfish Nanyôhagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Prionurus microlepidotusnative Sixplate sawtail  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Prionurus scalprumnative Scalpel sawtail Nizadai 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Zebrasoma flavescensnative Yellow tang Kiirohagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Zebrasoma scopasnative Twotone tang Gomahagi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Zebrasoma velifernative Sailfin tang Hirenagahagi 
Cypriniformes Acheilognathidae Acheilognathus melanogasternative  Tanago 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser mikadoinative Sakhalin sturgeon Chôzame 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser schrenckiinative Amur sturgeon Amûru-chôzame 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sinensisnative Chinese sturgeon Kara-chôzame 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Huso dauricusnative Kaluga Dauria-chôzame 
Acropomatiformes Acropomatidae Acropoma hanedainative  Haneda-hotarujako 
Acropomatiformes Acropomatidae Acropoma japonicumnative Glowbelly Hotarujako 
Acropomatiformes Acropomatidae Acropoma lecornetinative   
Acropomatiformes Acropomatidae Doederleinia berycoidesnative Blackthroat seaperch Akamutsu 
Myliobatiformes Aetobatidae Aetobatus narutobieinative Naru eagle ray  
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