All fishes reported from Puerto Rico
n = 818 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 802 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 11 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 5 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 818 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 802 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Photo
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish Agujon 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf saxatilisnative Sergeant-major Sargento 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf taurusnative Night sergeant Night sergeant 
Blenniiformes Chaenopsidae Acanthemblemaria asperanative Roughhead blenny Roughhead blenny 
Blenniiformes Chaenopsidae Acanthemblemaria marianative Secretary blenny Secretary blenny 
Blenniiformes Chaenopsidae Acanthemblemaria spinosanative Spinyhead blenny Spinyhead blenny 
Scombriformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Peto 
Tetraodontiformes Ostraciidae Acanthostracion polygoniusnative Honeycomb cowfish Honeycomb cowfish 
Tetraodontiformes Ostraciidae Acanthostracion quadricornisnative Scrawled cowfish Scrawled cowfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus chirurgusnative Doctorfish Doctorfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus coeruleusnative Blue tang surgeonfish Blue tang 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus tractusnative Ocean surgeonfish Médico 
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Achirus declivisnative Plainfin sole Lost sole 
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Achirus lineatusnative Lined sole Lined sole 
Anguilliformes Congridae Acromycter atlanticusnative    No picture yet.
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Acyrtus artiusnative Papillate clingfish Papillate clingfish 
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Acyrtus lanthanumnative Orange-spotted clingfish  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Acyrtus rubiginosusnative Red clingfish Red clingfish 
Myliobatiformes Aetobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Whitespotted eagle ray Chucho 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ahlia egmontisnative Key worm eel Key worm eel 
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula nemopteranative Threadfin bonefish Caribbean bonefish 
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula vulpesnative Bonefish Conejo 
Carangiformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano Corcobado de pluma 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish  
Ophidiiformes Dinematichthyidae Alionematichthys minyommanative    No picture yet.
Perciformes/Serranoidei Serranidae Alphestes afernative Mutton hamlet Aceituna 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus schoepfiinative Orange filefish Orange filefish 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish Scrawled filefish 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciataintroduced Convict cichlid  
Centrarchiformes Cirrhitidae Amblycirrhitus pinosnative Redspotted hawkfish Redspotted hawkfish 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus catusintroduced White catfish Barbú cabezón 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosusintroduced Brown bullhead Barbú torito 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Amphelikturus dendriticusnative Pipehorse Pipehorse 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Amphilophus citrinellusintroduced Midas cichlid  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Amphilophus labiatusintroduced Red devil  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Anarchopterus tectusnative Insular pipefish Insular pipefish 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa cayorumnative Key anchovy Key anchovy 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa colonensisnative Narrow-striped anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa cubananative Cuban anchovy Cuban anchovy 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa filiferanative Longfinger anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa hepsetusnative Broad-striped anchovy Bocona 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa lamprotaenianative Big-eye anchovy Longnose anchovy 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa lyolepisnative Shortfinger anchovy Loose-scaled anchovy 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parvanative Little anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchovia clupeoidesnative Zabaleta anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoviella perfasciatanative Poey's anchovy Flat anchovy 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostratanative American eel Anguila 
Eupercaria/misc Haemulidae Anisotremus surinamensisnative Black margate Vieja 
Eupercaria/misc Haemulidae Anisotremus virginicusnative Porkfish Canario 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius multiocellatusnative Longlure frogfish Longlure frogfish 
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