List of Marine Fishes reported from Tanzania
n = 1015
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Table 1: 955 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 46 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 14 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 1015 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 3: 14 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name in Country
Eupercaria/misc Sparidae Argyrops filamentosusmisidentification Soldierbream Nyapinga 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius madagascariensismisidentification Madagascar sea catfish Hongwe 
Lophiiformes Chaunacidae Chaunax pictusmisidentification Pink frogmouth  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Ctenochaetus strigosusmisidentification Spotted surgeonfish  
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Scorpaenidae Dendrochirus brachypterusmisidentification Dwarf lionfish  
Clupeiformes Dussumieriidae Etrumeus sadinamisidentification Red-eye round herring Dagaa 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus trimaculatuserror Longnose seahorse  
Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae Holohalaelurus reganimisidentification Izak catshark  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Neotrygon kuhliimisidentification Blue-spotted stingray  
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Oxycheilinus mentalismisidentification Mental wrasse  
Acropomatiformes Pempheridae Pempheris schwenkiimisidentification Silver sweeper  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Pycnochromis dimidiatusmisidentification Chocolatedip chromis  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Stolephorus commersonniimisidentification Commerson's anchovy Dagaa-mcheli 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus microrhynchusmisidentification   
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