Endangered Fish of South America
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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
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 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
Colombian Electric Ray Colombia
Common Sawfish Central and South America
Cowfish Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
Crossband Rockfish South America
Crown Shark Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Cubera Snapper South America
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
Eyespot Skate Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
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
Hogfish South America
Japanese Devilray South America
Largetooth Sawfish Central and South America
Lined Seahorse South America
Liver-oil Shark South America
Longfin Mako South America
Munk's Devil Ray South America
Mutton Snapper South America
Nassau Grouper Central and South America
Night Shark South America
Oceanic Whitetip Shark South America
One-finned Shark South America
Onefin Skate Brazil
Pacific Seahorse Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
Prickly Shark Peru
Queen Triggerfish South America
Rainbow Parrotfish South America
Red Grouper South America
Red Porgy Central and South America
Seabass South America
Sharpsnout Stingray Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela
Southern Bluefin Tuna South America
Spotted Eagle Ray South America
Spotted Houndshark Chile, Peru
Striped Dogfish Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Warthead Blenny Venezuela
Whale Shark South America
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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