All fishes reported from Sri Lanka
n = 1178 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 1125 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 39 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: 1178 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 1125 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Abalistes stellatusnative Starry triggerfish  
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 vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Acanthocobitis urophthalmusendemic Banded mountain loach Vairan ehirava 
Scombriformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Thal thora 
Eupercaria/misc Sparidae Acanthopagrus berdanative Goldsilk seabream Thiraliya 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus barienenative Black-spot surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucocheilusnative Palelipped surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucosternonnative Powderblue surgeonfish Nil detha 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Sevaya 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Mata surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish Kalu orava 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish Koli 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus tennentiinative Doubleband surgeonfish  
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Kara paremuva 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus tristisnative Indian Ocean mimic surgeonfish Yellowspot surgeonfish 
Acanthuriformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Peela 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Acreichthys tomentosusnative Bristle-tail file-fish  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Acroteriobatus variegatusnative Stripenose guitarfish  
Perciformes/Serranoidei Serranidae Aethaloperca rogaanative Redmouth grouper  
Myliobatiformes Aetobatidae 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  
Carangiformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano Kannadi parava 
Carangiformes Carangidae Alectis indicanative Indian threadfish Handhe panna 
Carangiformes Carangidae Alepes djedabanative Shrimp scad  
Carangiformes Carangidae Alepes kleiniinative Razorbelly scad  
Carangiformes Carangidae Alepes melanopteranative Blackfin scad  
Carangiformes Carangidae Alepes varinative Herring scad  
Ophidiiformes Dinematichthyidae Alionematichthys ceylonensisnative   
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Allenbatrachus grunniensnative Grunting toadfish  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias superciliosusnative Bigeye thresher  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher  
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Alticus saliensnative Leaping blenny  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish Scribbled leatherjacket 
Ovalentaria/misc Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenianative Banded-tail glassy perchlet  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris diagonalisnative Diagonal shrimp goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris periophthalmanative Periophthalma prawn-goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris steinitzinative Steinitz' prawn-goby  
Gobiiformes 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 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Amblygobius albimaculatusnative Butterfly goby  
Cypriniformes Danionidae Amblypharyngodon melettinusnative Attentive carplet Soreya 
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Amphiprion clarkiinative Yellowtail clownfish  
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