All fishes reported from Papua New Guinea
n = 2974 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 2891 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 52 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 31 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 2974 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 2891 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 Kaisep 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius analisnative Tailjet frogfish  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius coccineusnative Scarlet frogfish Scarlet frogfish 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius dorehensisnative New Guinean frogfish White-spotted frogfish 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius duescusnative Side-jet frogfish  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius nummifernative Spotfin frogfish Dark-spotted frogfish 
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Tetrarogidae Ablabys taenianotusnative Cockatoo waspfish Cockatoo waspfish 
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish Leu limwan 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf bengalensisnative Bengal sergeant Kukumanali 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf lorenzinative Black-tail sergeant Black-tailed sergeant-major 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf notatusnative Yellowtail sergeant Yellow-tailed sergeant-major 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant Kukumanali 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf sexfasciatusnative Scissortail sergeant Kukumanali 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant Kukumanali 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant Kukumanali 
Eupercaria/misc Cepolidae Acanthocepola abbreviatanative Bandfish Bandfish 
Eupercaria/misc Cepolidae Acanthocepola krusensterniinative Red-spotted bandfish Bandfish 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Acanthochromis polyacanthusnative Spiny chromis Spiny chromis 
Scombriformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Kibukibu 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Acanthonus armatusnative Bony-eared assfish Bony-eared assfish 
Eupercaria/misc Sparidae Acanthopagrus pacificusnative Pacific seabream Pikey bream 
Ovalentaria/misc Plesiopidae Acanthoplesiops jessicaenative   
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Aploactinidae Acanthosphex leurynnisnative Wasp-spine velvetfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus auranticavusnative Orange-socket surgeonfish Kabela 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus barienenative Black-spot surgeonfish Black-spot surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus blochiinative Ringtail surgeonfish Tailring surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish Malawi 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus fowlerinative Fowler's surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus guttatusnative Whitespotted surgeonfish Spotted surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucocheilusnative Palelipped surgeonfish Kakabela 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Blue-lined surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus maculicepsnative White-freckled surgeonfish Pale-lined surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Elongate surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricansnative Whitecheek surgeonfish White-cheeked surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish Havani 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish Spot-cheeked surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nubilusnative Bluelined surgeon  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus olivaceusnative Orangespot surgeonfish Orange-epaulette surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus pyroferusnative Chocolate surgeonfish Orange-gilled surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus thompsoninative Thompson's surgeonfish Chocolate surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Lamwavalval 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Malawi 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius gracilisnative Bluespotted mangrove goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius janthinopterusnative Robust mangrove goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius moloanusnative Barcheek Amoya  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius nebulosusnative Shadow goby Hair-finned goby 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius suluensisnative Sulu goby Sulu goby 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius vanderloosinative Mudslope goby Mudslope goby 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius violarisinative Alotau goby Alotau goby 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Acentronura breviperulanative   
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