Endangered Fishes of Asia
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Show all fishes of concern in Asia.
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Common Name Range ***
Acanthobrama spp. (2) Israel, Syria, Turkey
Aden Gulf Torpedo Yemen
Airsac Catfish Sri Lanka
Ala Balik Turkey
Alburnus qalilus Syria
Amur Sturgeon China, Russia
Angular Rough Shark Asia, Middle East
Aphanius spp. (5) Greece, Israel, Jordan, Spain, Turkey
Arfak Rainbowfish Indonesia
Ariakehimeshirauo Japan
Asian Bonytongue Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Asoka Barb Sri Lanka
Atlantic Cod Asia, Middle East
Ayumodoki Japan
Bagangan Philippines
Banded Eagle Ray Asia
Bandula Barb Sri Lanka
Banggai Cardinalfish Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Baolan Philippines
Baramundi Cod Asia
Barbatula spp. (5) Turkey
Barbel spp. (2) Albania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Republic of Macedonia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine
Barbour's Seahorse Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
Barred Danio Sri Lanka
Basking Shark Asia, Middle East
Bastard Sturgeon Azerbaijan, China, Georgia (Eurasia), Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey
Beloribitsa Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Bentfin Devil Ray Asia, Middle East
Betta spp. (11) Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
Big White Fish China (Yunnan)
Bigeye Tuna Asia, Middle East
Bitungu Philippines
Black-blotched Stingray Asia, Middle East
Blacksaddled Coral Grouper Asia
Blackspot Shark India, Indonesia, Philippines
Blackspot Tuskfish Asia
Bleher's Rainbowfish Indonesia
Blind Cave Fish Iran
Blind Loach Iran
Blind Naked-belly Barbel China
Bluespotted Bamboo Shark China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Bluetail Glass Barb Cambodia, Thailand
Boeseman's Rainbowfish Indonesia
Borneo Shark China, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sarawak)
Boroda expatria Philippines
Bowmouth Guitarfish Asia, Middle East
Brick Seamoth China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand
Brindle Bass Asia, Middle East
Broadnose Wedgefish Indonesia (Jawa), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
Bronze Whaler Asia, Middle East
Brown-marbled Grouper Asia, Middle East
Brown-reticulate Stingray Indonesia
Brown-spotted Catshark Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Brownband Numbfish Thailand
Bumphead Parrotfish Asia, Middle East
Camouflage Grouper Asia, Middle East
Cape Shark Asia, Middle East
Capoeta antalyensis Turkey
Captain Fine India
Caspian Lamprey Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Catshark China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Cephalakompsus pachycheilus Philippines
Chinese Bahaba China (Fujian, Shanghai, Zhejiang), Hong Kong, Macao
Chinese Paddlefish China
Chinese Sturgeon China, Japan, Korea
Chondrostoma spp. (3) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Republic of Macedonia, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey
Cicek Minnow Turkey
Clubnose Guitarfish Asia, Middle East
Clupeonella abrau Russia
Cobitis spp. (4) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine
Coelacanth Indonesia
Common Sawfish Asia
Common Seahorse Asia, Middle East
Common Shovelnose Ray Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Coral Catshark Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Coral Trout Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Dabry's Sturgeon China
Dasyatis fluviorum Indonesia
Deepwater Spiny Dogfish Asia
Dere Kayasi Turkey
Dermogenys weberi Indonesia
Devil Fish Asia, Middle East
Dianchi Bullhead China (Yunnan)
Dianchi Carp China (Yunnan)
Disa Philippines
Duck-billed Buntingi Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Duck-billed Golden-line Fish China
Dusky Grouper Middle East
Duskytail Grouper Asia, Middle East
Dwarf Loach Thailand
Dwarf Pygmy Goby Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore
Egg-carrying Buntingi Indonesia
Elongate Bitterling China (Yunnan)
Encheloclarias spp. (4) Indonesia, Malaysia
Estuary Cod Asia, Middle East
Eyeless Golden-line Fish China
False Shovelnose Sturgeon Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Flapnose Ray Asia, Middle East
Flat-faced Seahorse China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Fossil Shark Asia, Middle East
Freshwater Sawfish Asia, Middle East
Freycinet's Epaulette Shark Indonesia
Frilled Shark Japan
Gabriella's Grouper Oman, Yemen
Galapagos Shark Asia
Ganges Shark India
Ganges Stingray India
Garra spp. (4) Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Gejiu Blind Loach China
Giant Butterfly Ray Asia, Middle East
Giant Devilray Turkey
Giant Freshwater Stingray Indonesia, Thailand
Giant Guitarfish Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Giant Pangasius Thailand
Giant Sturgeon Asia, Middle East
Giant Wrasse Asia, Middle East
Gibbibarbus cyphotergous China
Glossogobius spp. (3) Indonesia, Madagascar
Golden Line Fish China
Goledn-line Angle Fish China
Gray Nurse Shark Asia, Middle East
Great White Shark Asia, Middle East
Green Labeo Sri Lanka
Greenland Shark Russia
Grey Bamboo Shark China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Gulper Shark Asia, Middle East
Haddock Asia
Haditha Cavefish Iraq
Hammerhead Shark Asia, Middle East
Hampala lopezi Philippines
Haplochromis spp. (1) Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Israel, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda
Hardnose Shark Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam
Hedgehog Seahorse China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Hemigrammocapoeta kemali Turkey
Hemigrammocapoeta nana Israel, Jordan, Syria
Hemimyzon taitungensis Taiwan
Highfin Coral Grouper Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Timor-Leste
Hong Kong Grouper China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
Horaglanis krishnai India
Hyaline Fish China
Indonesian Shovelnose Ray Indonesia
Iraq Blind Barb Iraq
Itasenpara Bitterling Japan
Izu Stingray Japan
Japanese Devilray Asia, Middle East
Japanese Huchen Japan, Russia
Java Stingaree Indonesia (Jawa)
Jullien's Golden Carp Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
Kaluga China, Russia
Kandar Philippines
Katapa-tapa Philippines
Katolo Philippines
Kelp Grouper China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam
Kerch Black Sea Shad Georgia (Eurasia), Russia, Turkey
Kezenoi-am Trout Russia
King's Bullhead China
Knifetooth Sawfish Bangladesh, China, India (Andaman Is.), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Knipowitschia spp. (2) Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Turkey
Kunming Nase China
Kunming Snout Trout China
Kunming-lake Catfish China
Labeo lankae Sri Lanka
Lake Kurumoi Rainbowfish Indonesia
Laotian Shad Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Lentipes whittenorum Indonesia
Lindog Philippines
Lined Silverside Indonesia, Philippines
Liobagrus nigricauda China
Liosaccus pachygaster Taiwan
Liver-oil Shark Asia, Middle East
Long-nosed Skate Asia, Middle East
Longfin Mako Asia
Longfin Svetovidov's Char Russia
Longheaded Eagle Ray China, India, Indonesia (Jawa), Pakistan
Longtail Butterfly Ray Asia, Middle East
Luciobarbus spp. (2) Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia (Eurasia), Greece, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Malabar Grouper Asia, Middle East
Maltese Ray Malta
Manalak Philippines
Mandarin Shark China, Indonesia (Bali), Japan, Taiwan
Mandibularca resinus Philippines
Maraene Whitefish Russia
Marbled Freshwater Stingray Cambodia, Thailand
Martenstyn's Barb Sri Lanka
Mekong Freshwater Stingray Laos, Thailand
Miyako Tango Japan
Mottled Eagle Ray China, India, Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan), Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand
Mugilogobius spp. (2) Indonesia
Narrowsnout Sawfish Asia, Middle East
Needle Dogfish China, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan
Nekogigi Catfish Japan
Nemacheilus spp. (6) Israel, Jordan, Syria, Thailand, Turkmenistan
Neolissochilus theinemanni Indonesia
Nomorhamphus towoeti Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Oceanic Whitetip Shark Asia, Middle East
Oncorhynchus formosanus China, Taiwan
One-finned Shark Asia, Middle East
Onychostoma alticorpus China, Taiwan
Oreonectes anophthalmus China
Ornate Eagle Ray China, Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan), Malaysia, Maldives, Taiwan, Thailand
Orontes Spotted Bleak Syria, Turkey
Orthrias tschaiyssuensis Turkey
Oryzias spp. (6) Indonesia, Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Ospatulus palaemophagus Philippines
Pait Philippines
Palata Philippines
Pale Dottyback Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Pale-edged Stingray Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Paratherina spp. (4) Indonesia
Parosphromenus harveyi Malaysia
Persian Sturgeon Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Phallostethus dunckeri Malaysia
Phoxinellus spp. (1) Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Turkey
Pike Asp Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Plectranthias chungchowensis Taiwan
Polkadot Cod Asia, Middle East
Pondicherry Shark China, India, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan
Popta's Buntingi Indonesia
Porbeagle Russia
Porcupine Ray Asia, Middle East
Poropuntius tawarensis Indonesia
Portuguese Dogfish Asia
Poso Bungu Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Prickly Shark China, Taiwan
Protocobitis typhlops China
Pseudophoxinus spp. (9) Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Puntius hemictenus Philippines
Puntius herrei Philippines
Puntius manguaoensis Philippines
Puntius speleops Thailand
Pygmy Devilray Asia, Middle East
Queen Triggerfish Asia
Rabbitfish Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Rasbora spp. (3) Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Red Porgy Asia
Red Rainbowfish Indonesia
Red Stingray China, Japan, Taiwan
Red-tailed Sharkminnow Thailand
Resowska Shemaja Turkey
Rhinobatos jimbaranensis Indonesia (Bali)
Ringstraked Guitarfish China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
Roughnose Wedgefish Indonesia (Jawa), Singapore
Roving Coralgrouper India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Maldives, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Yemen
Russian Sturgeon Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea
Sakhalin Sturgeon Japan, Russia
Salvelinus spp. (1) Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, United Kingdom, United States
Sarasin's Goby Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Sarasins Minnow Indonesia
Satsukimasu Salmon Japan
Schistura spp. (3) India, Thailand
Schizothorax lepidothorax China
Sentani Rainbowfish Indonesia
Sepia Stingray China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam
Sharpnose Guitarfish India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Sharpnose Stingray China, Japan
Sharptooth Lemon Shark India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand
Shortlip Electric Ray China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
Shortspine Thornyhead Russia
Siamese Bat Catfish Thailand
Siberian Sturgeon China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia
Sicyopus axilimentus Philippines
Silver Shark Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
Silvery White Fish China, China (Yunnan)
Sinogastromyzon puliensis Taiwan
Sirang Philippines
Siraz Baligi Turkey
Siraz Baliginin Capoeta Turkey
Slender Hammerhead Asia, Middle East
Small Amu-dar Shovelnose Sturgeon Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Small Eye Golden-line Fish China
Smallscaled Grouper Bahrain, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Smoothnose Wedgefish Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Smoothtooth Blacktip Yemen
Southern Bluefin Tuna Asia
Speartooth Shark Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
Sphaerophysa dianchiensis China
Spinycheek Grouper India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Spotted Eagle Ray Asia, Middle East
Spotted Loach Sri Lanka
Squalius spp. (1) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
Star Sturgeon Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan
Sterlet Asia, Middle East
Stiphodon surrufus Philippines
Strandzha Minnow Turkey
Stupidogobius flavipinnis Indonesia
Sulawesi Coelacanth Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Sundoreonectes tiomanensis Malaysia
Surge Grouper Asia
Syr-darya Shovelnose Sturgeon Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Taiwan Guitarfish China, Taiwan
Tasselled Wobbegong Indonesia
Tawny Nurse Shark Asia, Middle East
Telmatherina spp. (9) Indonesia
Thailand Giant Catfish Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Tiger Tail Seahorse India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
Tominanga spp. (2) Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Tondanichthys kottelati Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Tor yunnanensis China (Yunnan)
Tras Philippines
Triplophysa xiangxensis China
Tristramella sacra Israel
Tumba Philippines
Varsikloja Russia
Volga Shad Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Waterfall Climbing Cave Fish Thailand
Whale Shark Asia, Middle East
White Grouper Asia, Middle East
White-edge Freshwater Whipray Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
White-spotted Guitarfish Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
Whitecheek Shark Asia, Middle East
Whitefin Tope Shark Philippines
Widenose Guitarfish Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Wild Common Carp Asia, Middle East
Yamur Lake Grunter Indonesia
Yellowfin Hind Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
Yunnanilus spp. (4) China
Zebra Shark Asia, Middle East
Zonetail Butterfly Ray India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand

**What fishes are listed here?:

The Asia section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the Asian continent and many surrounding islands.
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to the Black and Mediterranean Sea (and its islands).
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to India and Russia.
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to any Eurasian region.
  • Some species may be listed that dwell in or travel to some nearby areas of the Middle East (between Africa and Asia).
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to Indonesia and nearby islands located in the South East Asian Archipelago.
  • Fishes that dwell in Middle Eastern countries between Africa and Asia

Disclaimer:
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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