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Fishes
Common Name Range ***
Andean CatfishEcuador
Angular AngelsharkArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Annual Tropical KillifishBrazil
Anthias spp.Brazil
Apron RayArgentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay
Argentine Angel SharkArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Arius spp.Colombia
Austrolebias cinereusUruguay
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
Bignose FanskateArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Black GrouperCentral and South America, Mexico, United States
Black RockfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Black-blotched StingrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
Brasilia LyrefinBrazil
Brazilian Blind Electric RayBrazil
Brazilian Cownose RayBrazil
Brazilian GuitarfishArgentina, Brazil
Bronze WhalerAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Brownband NumbfishColombia, Thailand, Venezuela
Brownstriped GruntBrazil, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela
Bullseye Electric RayCalifornia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Cape SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Caribbean Electric RayBrazil, Florida, French Guiana, Guyana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Suriname, Venezuela
Caribbean Reef SharkCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Chaetodon obliquusBrazil
Colares StingrayBrazil, Venezuela
Colombian Electric RayColombia
Colorado GrouperColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador
Common SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Cotuero ToadfishColombia, Venezuela
Cousseau's SkateArgentina, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
CowfishBelize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Crossband RockfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Crown SharkColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
Cubera SnapperCentral America, North America (including United States), South America
Cuphead SkateArgentina, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Curry SharkBrazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Daggernose SharkBrazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Devil FishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Donkey FishCentral and South America, North America (including United States), Oceanic
Dusky GrouperAfrica, Europe, Middle East, South America
Easter Island ButterflyfishChile
Eyespot SkateArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
FiddlefishColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
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 Butterfly RayAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Ginger PearlfishBrazil
Golden Cownose RayColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
Goliath GrouperAfrica, Central and South America, Mexico, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
Gray Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
Graytail SkateArgentina (Buenos Aires, Chubut, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego), Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Great White SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Gulper SharkAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Hammerhead SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
Hidden Angel SharkArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
HogfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Humpback SmoothhoundChile, Peru
Japanese DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Kite RayArgentina, Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Uruguay
La Plata SkateArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Largetooth SawfishAfrica, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Lined SeahorseCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Liver-oil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Lizard CatsharkBrazil
Longfin MakoAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Longnose Eagle RayColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Baja California), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
Masked HamletColombia
Minute PearlfishBrazil
Multispine SkateArgentina, Brazil, Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Uruguay
Munk's Devil RayCentral America, North America, South America
Mutton SnapperCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Naked CharacinArgentina
Narcine leopardaColombia
Narrownose SmoothhoundArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Nassau GrouperCentral and South America, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
Needle DogfishChina, French Guiana, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, United States
Night SharkAfrica, Central America, North America (United States), South America
Oceanic Whitetip SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Olive GrouperColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador
One-finned SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Onefin SkateBrazil
Opalescent PearlfishBrazil
Orestias chungarensisChile
Pacific SeahorseColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States (California)
Patagonian SkateArgentina, Chile, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Uruguay
Poey's GrouperCentral America, North America (including United States), South America
Prickly SharkAustralia, California, China, Hawaii, New Zealand, Palau, Peru, Taiwan
Protemblemaria punctataVenezuela
Queen TriggerfishAfrica, Asia, Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Rainbow ParrotfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Red GrouperCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Red PorgyAsia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Mexico, United States
Rio SkateArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Roughskin SkateArgentina, Brazil, Chile
Saccogaster melanomycterColombia
Santa Catarina SabrefinBrazil
SeabassCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Sharpfin HoundsharkEcuador
Sharpsnout StingrayBrazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Shortnose GuitarfishArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
South Brazilian SkateBrazil
Southern Bluefin TunaAfrica, Asia, Australia, Canada, Oceans, South America
Southern Sawtail CatsharkBrazil
Speckled SmoothhoundChile, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), Peru
Spiny Angel SharkArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Splendid PearlfishBrazil
Spotback SkateArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Spotted Eagle RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
Spotted HoundsharkChile, Peru
Stegastes spp.Brazil
Striped DogfishArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Tayrona BlennyColombia
TolloChile
Trichomycterus chungarensisChile
Variegated Electric RayBrazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
Venezuela Round StingrayVenezuela
Venezuela SkateGuyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Venezuelan HerringVenezuela
Whale SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
Whitedotted SkateArgentina, Chile, Falkland Islands, Uruguay
Yellowfin GrouperCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
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***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.
 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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