Endangered Fish of South America
Show fishes in South America with profiles available.
Show all fishes of concern in South America.
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Common Name Range ***
Andean Catfish Ecuador
Angular Angelshark Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Annual Tropical Killifish Brazil
Anthias spp. (1) Brazil, French Polynesia
Apron Ray Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay
Argentine Angel Shark Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Arius spp. (1) Colombia, Madagascar
Austrolebias cinereus Uruguay
Basking Shark South America
Bentfin Devil Ray South America
Bigeye Tuna South America
Bignose Fanskate Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Black Grouper Central and South America
Black Rockfish South America
Black-blotched Stingray South America
Brasilia Lyrefin Brazil
Brazilian Blind Electric Ray Brazil
Brazilian Cownose Ray Brazil
Brazilian Guitarfish Argentina, Brazil
Bronze Whaler South America
Brownband Numbfish Colombia, Venezuela
Brownstriped Grunt Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela
Bullseye Electric Ray Colombia, Ecuador
Cape Shark South America
Caribbean Electric Ray Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
Caribbean Reef Shark South America
Chaetodon obliquus Brazil
Colares Stingray Brazil, Venezuela
Colombian Electric Ray Colombia
Colorado Grouper Colombia, Ecuador
Common Sawfish Central and South America
Cotuero Toadfish Colombia, Venezuela
Cousseau's Skate Argentina, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Cowfish Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
Crossband Rockfish South America
Crown Shark Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Cubera Snapper South America
Cuphead Skate Argentina, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Curry Shark Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Daggernose Shark Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
Devil Fish South America
Donkey Fish Central and South America
Dusky Grouper South America
Easter Island Butterflyfish Chile
Eyespot Skate Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Fiddlefish Colombia, Ecuador
Frilled Shark Chile, Guyana
Galapagos Shark South America
Giant Butterfly Ray South America
Ginger Pearlfish Brazil
Golden Cownose Ray Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Goliath Grouper Central and South America
Gray Nurse Shark South America
Graytail Skate Argentina (Buenos Aires, Chubut, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego), Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Great White Shark South America
Gulper Shark South America
Hammerhead Shark Central and South America
Hidden Angel Shark Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Hogfish South America
Humpback Smoothhound Chile, Peru
Japanese Devilray South America
Kite Ray Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Uruguay
La Plata Skate Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Largetooth Sawfish Central and South America
Lined Seahorse South America
Liver-oil Shark South America
Lizard Catshark Brazil
Longfin Mako South America
Longnose Eagle Ray Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Masked Hamlet Colombia
Minute Pearlfish Brazil
Multispine Skate Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Uruguay
Munk's Devil Ray South America
Mutton Snapper South America
Naked Characin Argentina
Narcine leoparda Colombia
Narrownose Smoothhound Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Nassau Grouper Central and South America
Needle Dogfish French Guiana
Night Shark South America
Oceanic Whitetip Shark South America
Olive Grouper Colombia, Ecuador
One-finned Shark South America
Onefin Skate Brazil
Opalescent Pearlfish Brazil
Orestias chungarensis Chile
Pacific Seahorse Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Patagonian Skate Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Uruguay
Poey's Grouper South America
Prickly Shark Peru
Queen Triggerfish South America
Rainbow Parrotfish South America
Red Grouper South America
Red Porgy Central and South America
Rio Skate Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Roughskin Skate Argentina, Brazil, Chile
Saccogaster melanomycter Colombia
Santa Catarina Sabrefin Brazil
Seabass South America
Sharpfin Houndshark Ecuador
Sharpsnout Stingray Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela
Shortnose Guitarfish Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
South Brazilian Skate Brazil
Southern Bluefin Tuna South America
Southern Sawtail Catshark Brazil
Speckled Smoothhound Chile, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), Peru
Spiny Angel Shark Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Splendid Pearlfish Brazil
Spotback Skate Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Spotted Eagle Ray South America
Spotted Houndshark Chile, Peru
Stegastes spp. (1) Brazil, St. Helena
Striped Dogfish Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Tayrona Blenny Colombia
Tollo Chile
Trichomycterus chungarensis Chile
Variegated Electric Ray Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
Venezuela Round Stingray Venezuela
Venezuela Skate Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
Venezuelan Herring Venezuela
Warthead Blenny Venezuela
Whale Shark South America
Whitedotted Skate Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands, Uruguay
Yellowfin Grouper South America

**What fishes are listed here?:

The South America section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any part of the South American continent and nearby islands.
  • Fishes dwelling in the Amazon Basin.

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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