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Fishes
Common Name Range ***
Acanthobrama spp. (2)Israel, Syria, Turkey
Aden Gulf TorpedoYemen
Airsac CatfishSri Lanka
Ala BalikTurkey
Alburnus orontisSyria, Turkey
Alburnus qalilusSyria
Amur SturgeonChina, Russia
Angular Rough SharkAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Aphanius spp. (5)Israel, Jordan, Turkey
Arfak RainbowfishIndonesia
AriakehimeshirauoJapan
Asian BonytongueCambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Asoka BarbSri Lanka
Atlantic CodAsia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), Oceanic
AyumodokiJapan
BaganganPhilippines
Banded Eagle RayAsia, Australia
Bandula BarbSri Lanka
Banggai CardinalfishIndonesia (Sulawesi)
BaolanPhilippines
Baramundi CodAsia, Australia, Oceanic
Barbatula spp. (5)Turkey
Barbel spp. (2)Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey
Barbour's SeahorseIndonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
Barred DanioSri Lanka
Basking SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Bastard SturgeonAzerbaijan, China, Georgia (Eurasia), Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Turkey
BeloribitsaAzerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Bentfin Devil RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America, South America
Betta spp. (11)Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
Big White FishChina (Yunnan)
Bigeye TunaAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America - Including United States (Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
BitunguPhilippines
Black-blotched StingrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
Blacksaddled Coral GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Blackspot SharkAustralia, India, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa
Blackspot TuskfishAsia, Australia
Bleher's RainbowfishIndonesia
Blind Cave FishIran
Blind LoachIran
Blind Naked-belly BarbelChina
Bluespotted Bamboo SharkChina, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Bluetail Glass BarbCambodia, Thailand
Boeseman's RainbowfishIndonesia
Borneo SharkChina, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sarawak)
Boroda expatriaPhilippines
Bowmouth GuitarfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Brick SeamothChina, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand
Brindle BassAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory, including Hawaii), Oceanic
Broadnose WedgefishIndonesia (Jawa), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
Bronze WhalerAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Brown-marbled GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Brown-reticulate StingrayAustralia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Brown-spotted CatsharkAustralia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Brownband NumbfishColombia, Thailand, Venezuela
Bumphead ParrotfishAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Caecocypris basimiIraq
Camouflage GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Cape SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Capoeta antalyensisTurkey
Captain FineIndia, Mozambique, South Africa
Caspian LampreyAzerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
CatsharkChina, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Cephalakompsus pachycheilusPhilippines
Chinese BahabaChina (Fujian, Shanghai, Zhejiang), Hong Kong, Macao
Chinese PaddlefishChina
Chinese SturgeonChina, Japan, Korea
Chondrostoma spp. (3)Syria, Turkey
Cicek MinnowTurkey
Clubnose GuitarfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Clupeonella abrauRussia
Cobitis spp. (4)Libya, Syria, Turkey
CoelacanthIndian Ocean (Comoros), Indonesia
Common SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Common SeahorseAsia, Australia, Hawaii, Middle East, Oceanic
Common Shovelnose RayAustralia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Coral CatsharkBangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Coral TroutAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna
Dabry's SturgeonChina
Dasyatis fluviorumAustralia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Deepwater Spiny DogfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe
Dere KayasiTurkey
Dermogenys weberiIndonesia
Devil FishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Dianchi BullheadChina (Yunnan)
Dianchi CarpChina (Yunnan)
DisaPhilippines
Duck-billed BuntingiIndonesia (Sulawesi)
Duck-billed Golden-line FishChina
Dusky GrouperAfrica, Europe, Middle East, South America
Duskytail GrouperAsia, Middle East
Dwarf LoachThailand
Dwarf Pygmy GobyIndonesia, Philippines, Singapore
Egg-carrying BuntingiIndonesia
Elongate BitterlingChina (Yunnan)
Encheloclarias spp. (4)Indonesia, Malaysia
Estuary CodAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Eyeless Golden-line FishChina
False Shovelnose SturgeonTurkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Flapnose RayAfrica, Asia, Middle East
Flat-faced SeahorseAustralia, China, Cocos Island, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Fossil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Freshwater SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East
Freycinet's Epaulette SharkIndonesia, Papua New Guinea
Frilled SharkAngola, Australia, Chile, France, Guyana, Japan, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal (Madeira), South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States (California)
Gabriella's GrouperOman, Somalia, Yemen
Galapagos SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (Hawaii/US Territory), Oceanic, South America
Ganges SharkIndia
Ganges StingrayIndia
Garra spp. (4)Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Gejiu Blind LoachChina
Giant Butterfly RayAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Giant DevilrayCyprus, Egypt, Gibraltar, Turkey
Giant Freshwater StingrayAustralia, Indonesia, Thailand
Giant GuitarfishDjibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen
Giant PangasiusThailand
Giant SturgeonAsia, Europe, Middle East
Giant WrasseAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, United States Minor Outlying Islands (Wake Is.)
Gibbibarbus cyphotergousChina
Glossogobius spp. (3)Indonesia
Golden Line FishChina
Goledn-line Angle FishChina
Gray Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
Great White SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Green LabeoSri Lanka
Greenland SharkCanada, Denmark, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Norway, Russia
Grey Bamboo SharkChina, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Gulper SharkAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
HaddockAsia, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic
Hammerhead SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
Hampala lopeziPhilippines
Haplochromis spp.Israel, Syria
Hardnose SharkAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam
Hedgehog SeahorseAustralia (Queensland), China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Hemigrammocapoeta kemaliTurkey
Hemigrammocapoeta nanaIsrael, Jordan, Syria
Hemimyzon taitungensisTaiwan
Highfin Coral GrouperAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste
Hong Kong GrouperChina, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
Horaglanis krishnaiIndia
Hyaline FishChina
Indonesian Shovelnose RayIndonesia
Iraq Blind BarbIraq
Itasenpara BitterlingJapan
Izu StingrayJapan
Japanese DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Japanese HuchenJapan, Russia
Java StingareeIndonesia (Jawa)
Jullien's Golden CarpCambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
KalugaChina, Russia
KandarPhilippines
Katapa-tapaPhilippines
KatoloPhilippines
Kelp GrouperChina, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam
Kerch Black Sea ShadBulgaria, Georgia (Eurasia), Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine
Kezenoi-am TroutRussia
King's BullheadChina
Knifetooth SawfishAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India (Andaman Is.), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Knipowitschia spp. (2)Turkey
Kunming NaseChina
Kunming Snout TroutChina
Kunming-lake CatfishChina
Labeo lankaeSri Lanka
Lake Kurumoi RainbowfishIndonesia
Laotian ShadCambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Lentipes whittenorumIndonesia
Leopard SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
LindogPhilippines
Lined SilversideIndonesia, Philippines
Liobagrus nigricaudaChina
Liosaccus pachygasterTaiwan
Liver-oil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Long-nosed SkateAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Longfin MakoAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Longfin Svetovidov's CharRussia
Longheaded Eagle RayChina, India, Indonesia (Jawa), Pakistan
Longtail Butterfly RayAfrica, Asia, Middle East, Oceanic
Luciobarbus spp. (2)Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia (Eurasia), Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Malabar GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Maltese RayAlgeria, Italy, Malta, Tunisia
ManalakPhilippines
Mandarin SharkAustralia, China, Fiji, Indonesia (Bali), Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Vanuatu
Mandibularca resinusPhilippines
MaraeneDenmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands (Europe), Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden
Marbled Freshwater StingrayCambodia, Thailand
Martenstyn's BarbSri Lanka
Mekong Freshwater StingrayLaos, Thailand
Miyako TangoJapan
Mottled Eagle RayChina, India, Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan), Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand
Mugilogobius spp. (2)Indonesia
Narrowsnout SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia (New South Wales, Queensland), Middle East
Needle DogfishChina, French Guiana, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, United States
Nekogigi CatfishJapan
Nemacheilus spp. (6)Israel, Jordan, Syria, Thailand, Turkmenistan
Neolissochilus theinemanniIndonesia
Nomorhamphus towoetiIndonesia (Sulawesi)
Oceanic Whitetip SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Oncorhynchus formosanusChina, Taiwan
One-finned SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Onychostoma alticorpusChina, Taiwan
Oreonectes anophthalmusChina
Ornate Eagle RayAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia), China, Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan), Malaysia, Maldives, Mozambique, Taiwan, Thailand
Orthrias tschaiyssuensisTurkey
Oryzias spp. (6)Indonesia, Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Ospatulus palaemophagusPhilippines
PaitPhilippines
PalataPhilippines
Pale DottybackEgypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Pale-edged StingrayBangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Paratherina spp. (4)Indonesia
Parosphromenus harveyiMalaysia
Persian SturgeonAzerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Phallostethus dunckeriMalaysia
Phoxinellus spp.Turkey
Pike AspKazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Plectranthias chungchowensisTaiwan
Polkadot CodAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Pondicherry SharkChina, India, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan
Popta's BuntingiIndonesia
PorbeagleDenmark, France, Gibraltar, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Porcupine RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Poropuntius tawarensisIndonesia
Portuguese DogfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
Poso BunguIndonesia (Sulawesi)
Prickly SharkAustralia, California, China, Hawaii, New Zealand, Palau, Peru, Taiwan
Protocobitis typhlopsChina
Pseudophoxinus spp. (9)Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Puntius hemictenusPhilippines
Puntius herreiPhilippines
Puntius manguaoensisPhilippines
Puntius speleopsThailand
Pygmy DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Queen TriggerfishAfrica, Asia, Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
RabbitfishEurope, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Rasbora spp. (3)Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Red PorgyAsia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Mexico, United States
Red RainbowfishIndonesia
Red StingrayChina, Japan, Taiwan
Red-tailed SharkminnowThailand
Resowska ShemajaBulgaria, Turkey
Rhinobatos jimbaranensisIndonesia (Bali)
Ringstraked GuitarfishChina, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
Roughnose WedgefishIndonesia (Jawa), Singapore
Roving CoralgrouperBritish Indian Ocean Territory, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, India, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Yemen
Russian SturgeonBlack Sea, Mediterranean Sea
Sakhalin SturgeonJapan, Russia
Salvelinus spp.Japan
Sarasin's GobyIndonesia (Sulawesi)
Sarasins MinnowIndonesia
Satsukimasu SalmonJapan
Schistura spp. (3)India, Thailand
Schizothorax lepidothoraxChina
Sentani RainbowfishIndonesia
Sepia StingrayChina, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam
Sharpnose GuitarfishAustralia, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Sharpnose StingrayChina, Japan
Sharptooth Lemon SharkAustralia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Thailand, Vanuatu
Shortlip Electric RayChina, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
Shortspine ThornyheadCanada, Russia, United States
Siamese Bat CatfishThailand
Siberian SturgeonChina, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia
Sicyopus axilimentusPhilippines
Silver SharkIndonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
Silvery White FishChina, China (Yunnan)
Sinogastromyzon puliensisTaiwan
SirangPhilippines
Siraz BaligiTurkey
Siraz Baliginin CapoetaTurkey
Slender HammerheadAsia, Australia, Middle East
Small Amu-dar Shovelnose SturgeonTurkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Small Eye Golden-line FishChina
Smallscaled GrouperBahrain, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Smoothnose WedgefishAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
Smoothtooth BlacktipYemen
Southern Bluefin TunaAfrica, Asia, Australia, Canada, Oceans, South America
Speartooth SharkAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea
Sphaerophysa dianchiensisChina
Spinycheek GrouperDjibouti, India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Spotted Eagle RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
Spotted LoachSri Lanka
Squalius spp.Turkey
Star SturgeonAzerbaijan, Bulgaria, Iran, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
SterletAsia, Europe, Middle East
Stiphodon surrufusPhilippines
Strandzha MinnowBulgaria, Turkey
Stupidogobius flavipinnisIndonesia
Sulawesi CoelacanthIndonesia (Sulawesi)
Sundoreonectes tiomanensisMalaysia
Surge GrouperAmerican Samoa, Asia, Australia, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Syr-darya Shovelnose SturgeonKazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Taiwan GuitarfishChina, Taiwan
Taiwan Gulper SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
Tasselled WobbegongAustralia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Tawny Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Telmatherina spp. (9)Indonesia
Thailand Giant CatfishCambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Tiger Tail SeahorseIndia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
Tominanga spp. (2)Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Tondanichthys kottelatiIndonesia (Sulawesi)
Tor yunnanensisChina (Yunnan)
TrasPhilippines
Triplophysa xiangxensisChina
Tristramella sacraIsrael
TumbaPhilippines
VarsiklojaFinland, Russia, Sweden
Volga ShadAzerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Waterfall Climbing Cave FishThailand
Whale SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
White GrouperAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
White-edge Freshwater WhiprayIndonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
White-spotted GuitarfishAustralia (Queensland), Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
Whitecheek SharkAsia, Australia, Middle East
Whitefin Tope SharkPhilippines
Widenose GuitarfishBangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Wild Common CarpAsia, Europe, Middle East
Yamur Lake GrunterIndonesia
Yellowfin HindAsia, Africa, and the Middle East
Yunnanilus spp. (4)China
Zonetail Butterfly RayIndia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand
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***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
In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

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 Us page.



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