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Fishes
Common Name Range ***
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
Black GrouperCentral and South America, Mexico, United States
Black RockfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Blacksaddled Coral GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Brownstriped GruntBrazil, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela
Bullseye Electric RayCalifornia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Bumphead ParrotfishAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
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
Caribbean Reef SharkCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Colorado GrouperColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador
Common SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
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
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
FiddlefishColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Flat-faced SeahorseAustralia, China, Cocos Island, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
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
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
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
HogfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Japanese DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Large-eyed RabbitfishFrance, Iceland, Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Western Sahara
Largetooth SawfishAfrica, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Lined SeahorseCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
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
Lucifuga spp. (4)Bahamas, Cuba
Munk's Devil RayCentral America, North America, South America
Mutton SnapperCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Nassau GrouperCentral and South America, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
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
Pacific SeahorseColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States (California)
Poey's GrouperCentral America, North America (including United States), South America
Polkadot CodAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
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
Reticulated ToadfishBelize
SeabassCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Sharpsnout StingrayBrazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Splendid ToadfishBelize, Mexico
Spotted Eagle RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
Stygicola dentataCuba
Venezuela SkateGuyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Whale SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
Whitelined ToadfishBelize
Whitespotted ToadfishBelize
Yellowfin GrouperCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
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***What fishes are listed here?:

The Central America section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any region found in Central America and any nearby islands between North and South America.
  • Fishes of the Caribbean Islands or Caribbean Sea.
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to the West Indies (Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad, etc.).
 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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