List of Marine Fishes reported from Tanzania
n = 1018
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Table 1: 959 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 45 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: 1018 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 959 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 Kikande 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius coccineusnative Scarlet frogfish  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius dorehensisnative New Guinean frogfish  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Abantennarius nummifernative Spotfin frogfish  
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Tetrarogidae Ablabys binotatusnative Redskinfish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish Mkule 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf notatusnative Yellowtail sergeant  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf sexfasciatusnative Scissortail sergeant  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf sparoidesnative False-eye sergeant  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant  
Scombriformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Nguru-maskati 
Eupercaria/misc Sparidae Acanthopagrus berdanative Goldsilk seabream Kungu 
Eupercaria/misc Sparidae Acanthopagrus catenulanative Bridled seabream  
Ovalentaria/misc Plesiopidae Acanthoplesiops indicusnative Scottie  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish Kangaja 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucosternonnative Powderblue surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Kangaja 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus tennentiinative Doubleband surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius caninusnative Tropical sand goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius nebulosusnative Shadow goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius simplexnative Bagamoyo goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius viridipunctatusnative Spotted green goby  
Acropomatiformes Acropomatidae Acropoma japonicumnative Glowbelly  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Acroteriobatus leucospilusnative Grayspottted guitarfish  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Acroteriobatus zanzibarensisnative Zanzibar guitarfish  
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Aeoliscus punctulatusnative Speckled shrimpfish  
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Aeoliscus strigatusnative Razorfish  
Perciformes/Serranoidei Epinephelidae Aethaloperca rogaanative Redmouth grouper Chewa 
Myliobatiformes Aetobatidae Aetobatus ocellatusnative Ocellated eagle ray  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus bovinusnative Bull ray  
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia affinisnative Gilbert's halosaurid fish  
Carangiformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano Jogoo 
Carangiformes Carangidae Alectis indicanative Indian threadfish Kolekole 
Carangiformes Carangidae Alepes djedabanative Shrimp scad  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher Papa kinengwe 
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Alticus kirkiinative Kirk's blenny  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Amanses scopasnative Broom filefish  
Ovalentaria/misc Ambassidae Ambassis ambassisnative Commerson's glassy  
Ovalentaria/misc Ambassidae Ambassis gymnocephalusnative Bald glassy  
Ovalentaria/misc Ambassidae Ambassis natalensisnative Slender glassy  
Ovalentaria/misc Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenianative Banded-tail glassy perchlet  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris delicatulusnative   
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