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 2: 46 species possibly present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name in Country
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus blochiiquestionable Ringtail surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus tristisquestionable Indian Ocean mimic surgeonfish  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Amblygobius phalaenaquestionable Whitebarred goby  
Gadiformes Bathygadidae Bathygadus spongicepsquestionable Spongy rat tail  
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Bodianus perditioquestionable Golden-spot hogfish  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster cyanospilotaquestionable Blue-spotted toby  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster rivulataquestionable Brown-lined puffer  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster solandriquestionable Spotted sharpnose  
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Centriscus scutatusquestionable Grooved razor-fish  
Acanthuriformes Chaetodontidae Chaetodon ocellicaudusquestionable Spot-tail butterflyfish  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Chromis atripectoralisquestionable Black-axil chromis  
Eupercaria/misc Sparidae Chrysoblephus lophusquestionable False red stumpnose  
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Cirripectes filamentosusquestionable Filamentous blenny  
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Coris gaimardquestionable African coris  
Eupercaria/misc Sparidae Diplodus capensisquestionable Cape white seabream  
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Ecsenius lineatusquestionable Linear blenny  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Engraulis japonicusquestionable Japanese anchovy  
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus luciferquestionable Blackbelly lanternshark  
Clupeiformes Ehiravidae Gilchristella aestuariaquestionable Gilchrist's round herring  
Gobiiformes Microdesmidae Gunnellichthys curiosusquestionable Curious wormfish  
Eupercaria/misc Lethrinidae Gymnocranius griseusquestionable Grey large-eye bream  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus kudaquestionable Spotted seahorse  
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Histiobranchus bathybiusquestionable Deep-water arrowtooth eel  
Eupercaria/misc Sciaenidae Johnius dussumieriquestionable Sin croaker Pooza 
Eupercaria/misc Sparidae Lithognathus mormyrusquestionable Sand steenbras  
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Lutjanus malabaricusquestionable Malabar blood snapper Kungu 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Maculabatis gerrardiquestionable Sharpnose stingray  
Holocentriformes Holocentridae Myripristis botchequestionable Blacktip soldierfish  
Kurtiformes Apogonidae Nectamia fuscaquestionable Ghost cardinalfish  
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites steatiticusquestionable Barred cusk eel  
Kurtiformes Apogonidae Ostorhinchus nigrofasciatusquestionable Blackstripe cardinalfish  
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Oxycheilinus arenatusquestionable Speckled maori wrasse  
Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei Pinguipedidae Parapercis pulchellaquestionable Harlequin sandsmelt  
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Scorpaenidae Parascorpaena pictaquestionable Northern scorpionfish  
Acropomatiformes Pempheridae Pempheris vanicolensisquestionable Vanikoro sweeper  
Gadiformes Moridae Physiculus peregrinusquestionable   
Eupercaria/misc Haemulidae Plectorhinchus albovittatusquestionable Two-striped sweetlips  
Perciformes/Serranoidei Epinephelidae Plectropomus areolatusquestionable Squaretail coralgrouper  
Siluriformes Plotosidae Plotosus nkungaquestionable Stinging eel catfish  
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Pseudobalistes flavimarginatusquestionable Yellowmargin triggerfish  
Eupercaria/misc Caesionidae Pterocaesio chrysozonaquestionable Goldband fusilier  
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Saurida undosquamisquestionable Brushtooth lizardfish Goromwe 
Acanthuriformes Siganidae Siganus guttatusquestionable Orange-spotted spinefoot  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Stegastes pelicieriquestionable Mauritian gregory  
Eupercaria/misc Labridae Stethojulis bandanensisquestionable Red shoulder wrasse  
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Sufflamen albicaudatumquestionable Bluethroat triggerfish  
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