List of Marine Fishes reported from Kiribati
n = 540
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Table 1: 533 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 5 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 2 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 540 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 533 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name in Country
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Abalistes stellatusnative Starry triggerfish  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius coccineusnative Scarlet frogfish  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius dorehensisnative New Guinean frogfish  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant Te baamai 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant Te bukibuki 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant  
Scombriformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Te baratau 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus guttatusnative Whitespotted surgeonfish Te baba 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucocheilusnative Palelipped surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Te katawa 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus maculicepsnative White-freckled surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus pyroferusnative Chocolate surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Te koinawa 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Te mako 
Perciformes/Serranoidei Epinephelidae Aethaloperca rogaanative Redmouth grouper  
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula glossodontanative Roundjaw bonefish  
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula vulpesnative Bonefish Te ikari 
Ophidiiformes Dinematichthyidae Alionematichthys pigernative Whiskered viviparous brotula  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher Te kimoa 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris harrisorumnative   
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Amblyglyphidodon aureusnative Golden damselfish  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Amblyglyphidodon curacaonative Staghorn damselfish  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Amphiprion chrysopterusnative Orangefin anemonefish  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Amphiprion melanopusnative Fire clownfish  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Amphiprion perideraionnative Pink anemonefish  
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Anampses caeruleopunctatusnative Bluespotted wrasse Te kimoa 
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Anampses melanurusnative White-spotted wrasse  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennatus tuberosusnative Tuberculated frogfish  
Perciformes/Serranoidei Epinephelidae Anyperodon leucogrammicusnative Slender grouper  
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Aphareus furcanative Small toothed jobfish Te ikakoa 
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Aphareus rutilansnative Rusty jobfish Te bukinrin 
Kurtiformes Apogonidae Apogon crassicepsnative Transparent cardinalfish  
Kurtiformes Apogonidae Apogon indicusnative Indian cardinalfish  
Kurtiformes Apogonidae Apogon semiornatusnative Oblique-banded cardinalfish  
Kurtiformes Apogonidae Apogon susanaenative   
Acanthuriformes Pomacanthidae Apolemichthys griffisinative Griffis angelfish  
Acanthuriformes Pomacanthidae Apolemichthys xanthopunctatusnative Goldspotted angelfish  
Perciformes/Serranoidei Grammistidae Aporops bilinearisnative Blotched podge  
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Aprion virescensnative Green jobfish Te awai 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Aristostomias lunifernative   
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus debilisnative Weak lefteye flounder  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron nigropunctatusnative Blackspotted puffer Te buni 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Aseraggodes whitakerinative Whitaker's sole  
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Aspidontus taeniatusnative False cleanerfish  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Asterropteryx semipunctatanative Starry goby  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherinomorus lacunosusnative Wide-banded hardyhead silverside  
Carangiformes Carangidae Atule matenative Yellowtail scad  
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