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Fishes
Common Name Range ***
Adamson's GrunterPapua New Guinea
Arthurs ParagalaxiasAustralia (Tasmania)
Australian GraylingAustralia
Banded Eagle RayAsia, Australia
Banded WobbegongAustralia
Baramundi CodAsia, Australia, Oceanic
Barred GalaxiasAustralia
Basking SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Bentfin Devil RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America, South America
Bigeye TunaAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America - Including United States (Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Bizant River SharkAustralia
Black CodAustralia, New Zealand
Black MogurndaPapua New Guinea
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
Blotched MogurndaPapua New Guinea
Bluegray CarpetsharkAustralia
Bowmouth GuitarfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Brindle BassAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory, including Hawaii), Oceanic
Bronze WhalerAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Brown StingrayAustralia
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
Bumphead ParrotfishAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Cairns RainbowfishAustralia
Camouflage GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Canterbury MudfishNew Zealand
Cape SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Chathams GalaxiasNew Zealand
Clarence GalaxiasAustralia
Clarence River CodAustralia
Clubnose GuitarfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Coastal StingareeAustralia
Common SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Common SeadragonAustralia
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
Cyrano SpurdogVanuatu
Dalhousie GobyAustralia
Dalhousie HardyheadAustralia
Darling River HardyheadAustralia
Dasyatis fluviorumAustralia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Deepwater Spiny DogfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe
Devil FishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Draughtboard SharkAustralia
Dumb Gulper SharkAustralia (New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria)
Dwarf GalaxiasAustralia
Dwarf InangaNew Zealand
Dwarf SawfishAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)
Eastern Angel SharkAustralia
Eastern Longnose SpurdogAustralia
Eastern SawsharkAustralia
Eastern Shovelnose StingareeAustralia
Edgbaston GobyAustralia
Elizabeth Springs GobyAustralia
Estuary CodAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Flat-faced SeahorseAustralia, China, Cocos Island, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Flat-headed GalaxiasAustralia
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)
Galapagos SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (Hawaii/US Territory), Oceanic, South America
Giant Freshwater StingrayAustralia, Indonesia, Thailand
Giant KokopuNew Zealand
Giant WrasseAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, United States Minor Outlying Islands (Wake Is.)
Glass Blue-eyePapua New Guinea
Glauerts SeadragonAustralia
Glovers HardyheadAustralia
Gray Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
Great StingareeAustralia
Great White SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Greenback StingareeAustralia
Grey Bamboo SharkChina, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Hammerhead SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
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
Highfin Coral GrouperAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste
Honey Blue-eyeAustralia
Hooded Carpet SharkPapua New Guinea
Japanese DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Kapala StingareeAustralia
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
Kutubu HardyheadPapua New Guinea
Kutubu TandanPapua New Guinea
Lake Eacham RainbowfishAustralia
Lake Kutubu RainbowfishPapua New Guinea
Lake Wanam RainbowfishPapua New Guinea
Leopard SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Liver-oil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Longfin MakoAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Malabar GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Mandarin SharkAustralia, China, Fiji, Indonesia (Bali), Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Vanuatu
Maugean SkateAustralia (Tasmania)
Murray CodAustralia
Murray HardyheadAustralia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria)
Narrowsnout SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia (New South Wales, Queensland), Middle East
New Caledonia CatsharkNew Caledonia
New Guinea River SharkAustralia
Non-parasitic LampreyAustralia
Northern Draughtboard SharkAustralia
Oceanic Whitetip SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Ogilby's GhostsharkAustralia
Oktedi RainbowfishPapua New Guinea
One-finned SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Ornate Eagle RayAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia), China, Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan), Malaysia, Maldives, Mozambique, Taiwan, Thailand
Oxleyan Pygmy PerchAustralia
Papuan Epaulette SharkPapua New Guinea
Pedder GalaxiasAustralia (Tasmania)
Plunket's DogfishAustralia, Mozambique, New Zealand, South Africa
Polkadot CodAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Porcupine RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Portuguese DogfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
Prickly SharkAustralia, California, China, Hawaii, New Zealand, Palau, Peru, Taiwan
Purple Eagle RayAustralia (Queensland)
Pygmy DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Red-finned Blue-eyeAustralia (Queensland)
Saddled GalaxiasAustralia
Sharpnose GuitarfishAustralia, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Sharptooth Lemon SharkAustralia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Thailand, Vanuatu
Shortjawed KokopuNew Zealand
Silver PerchAustralia
Slender HammerheadAsia, Australia, Middle East
Smooth SkateNew Zealand
Smoothnose WedgefishAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
Southern Bluefin TunaAfrica, Asia, Australia, Canada, Oceans, South America
Speartooth SharkAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea
Spotted Eagle RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
Spotted HandfishAustralia
Spotted Shovelnose RayAustralia
Spotted WobbegongAustralia
Striped MogurndaPapua New Guinea
Surge GrouperAmerican Samoa, Asia, Australia, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Swan GalaxiasAustralia
Taiwan Gulper SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
Tarndale BullyNew Zealand
Tasselled WobbegongAustralia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Tawny Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Tiger CodAustralia
Trout CodAustralia
Variagated Pygmy PerchAustralia
Variegated MogurndaPapua New Guinea
Whale SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
White-spotted GuitarfishAustralia (Queensland), Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
Whitecheek SharkAsia, Australia, Middle East
Whitish CatsharkAustralia
Yarra Pygmy PerchAustralia
Yellowback StingareeAustralia
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***What fishes are listed here?:

The Australia section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any region found on the Australian continent and any nearby islands.
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to New Zealand and any nearby islands.
  • Fishes that dwell in Papua New Guinea and nearby islands (east of Indonesia).
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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