All fishes reported from Sri Lanka
n = 1169 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 1120 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 38 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 11 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 1169 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 1120 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Abalistes stellarisnative Starry triggerfish  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sexfasciatusnative Scissortail sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Acanthocobitis urophthalmusendemic Banded mountain loach Vairan ehirava 
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Thal thora 
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berdanative Goldsilk seabream Thiraliya 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus barienenative Black-spot surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucocheilusnative Palelipped surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucosternonnative Powderblue surgeonfish Nil detha 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Sevaya 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Mata surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish Kalu orava 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish Koli 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus tennentiinative Doubleband surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Kara paremuva 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus tristisnative Indian Ocean mimic surgeonfish Yellowspot surgeonfish 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Peela 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Acreichthys tomentosusnative Bristle-tail file-fish  
Perciformes Serranidae Aethaloperca rogaanative Redmouth grouper  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Spotted eagle ray Vavoul maduva 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus ocellatusnative Ocellated eagle ray  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus maculatusnative Mottled eagle ray Panjadiya 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus nichofiinative Banded eagle ray Tuppa kollee 
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula glossodontanative Roundjaw bonefish  
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano Kannadi parava 
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis indicanative Indian threadfish Handhe panna 
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes djedabanative Shrimp scad  
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes kleiniinative Razorbelly scad  
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes melanopteranative Blackfin scad  
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes varinative Herring scad  
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Alionematichthys ceylonensisnative   
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Allenbatrachus grunniensnative Grunting toadfish  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias superciliosusnative Bigeye thresher  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher  
Perciformes Blenniidae Alticus saliensnative Leaping blenny  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish Scribbled leatherjacket 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenianative Banded-tail glassy perchlet  
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris diagonalisnative Diagonal shrimp goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris periophthalmanative Periophthalma prawn-goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris steinitzinative Steinitz' prawn-goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris sungaminative Magnus' prawn-goby  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Amblygaster clupeoidesnative Bleeker smoothbelly sardinella Mapolamassa 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Amblygaster leiogasternative Smoothbelly sardinella  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Amblygaster sirmnative Spotted sardinella Hurulla 
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblygobius albimaculatusnative Butterfly goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon melettinusnative Attentive carplet Soreya 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Amphiprion clarkiinative Yellowtail clownfish  
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