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Fishes
Common Name Range ***
Acanthobrama spp. (2)Israel, Syria, Turkey
Aden Gulf TorpedoYemen
Ala BalikTurkey
Alburnus orontisSyria, Turkey
Alburnus qalilusSyria
Angel SharkEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Angular Rough SharkAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Aphanius spp. (5)Israel, Jordan, Turkey
Atlantic CodAsia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), Oceanic
Barbatula spp. (5)Turkey
Barbel spp. (2)Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey
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
Bigeye TunaAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America - Including United States (Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Black-blotched StingrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
Blackchin GuitarfishEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Blind Cave FishIran
Blind LoachIran
Blue SkateEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
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-marbled GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
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
Caspian LampreyAzerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Chondrostoma spp. (3)Syria, Turkey
Cicek MinnowTurkey
Clubnose GuitarfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Cobitis spp. (4)Libya, Syria, Turkey
Common GuitarfishEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Common SeahorseAsia, Australia, Hawaii, Middle East, Oceanic
Coral CatsharkBangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Dere KayasiTurkey
Devil FishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Dusky GrouperAfrica, Europe, Middle East, South America
Duskytail GrouperAsia, Middle East
Estuary CodAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
False Shovelnose SturgeonTurkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Flapnose RayAfrica, Asia, Middle East
Fossil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Freshwater SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East
Gabriella's GrouperOman, Somalia, Yemen
Garra spp. (4)Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Giant Butterfly RayAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Giant DevilrayCyprus, Egypt, Gibraltar, Turkey
Giant GuitarfishDjibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen
Giant SturgeonAsia, Europe, Middle East
Giant WrasseAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, United States Minor Outlying Islands (Wake Is.)
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
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
Hammerhead SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
Haplochromis spp.Israel, Syria
Hardnose SharkAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam
Hemigrammocapoeta kemaliTurkey
Hemigrammocapoeta nanaIsrael, Jordan, Syria
Iraq Blind BarbIraq
Japanese DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Kerch Black Sea ShadBulgaria, Georgia (Eurasia), Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine
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
Leopard SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Liver-oil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Long-nosed SkateAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
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
Narrowsnout SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia (New South Wales, Queensland), Middle East
Nemacheilus spp. (5)Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkmenistan
Oceanic Whitetip SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
One-finned SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Orthrias tschaiyssuensisTurkey
Pale DottybackEgypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Persian SturgeonAzerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Phoxinellus spp.Turkey
Pike AspKazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
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
Porcupine RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Pseudophoxinus spp. (9)Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Pygmy DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
RabbitfishEurope, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Red PorgyAsia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Mexico, United States
Resowska ShemajaBulgaria, Turkey
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
Sharpnose GuitarfishAustralia, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Siraz BaligiTurkey
Siraz Baliginin CapoetaTurkey
Slender HammerheadAsia, Australia, Middle East
Small Amu-dar Shovelnose SturgeonTurkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Smallscaled GrouperBahrain, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Smoothback Angel SharkEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Smoothnose WedgefishAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
Smoothtooth BlacktipYemen
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
Squalius spp.Turkey
Star SturgeonAzerbaijan, Bulgaria, Iran, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
SterletAsia, Europe, Middle East
Strandzha MinnowBulgaria, Turkey
Syr-darya Shovelnose SturgeonKazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Tawny Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Tristramella sacraIsrael
Volga ShadAzerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Whale SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
White GrouperAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Whitecheek SharkAsia, Australia, Middle East
Widenose GuitarfishBangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Wild Common CarpAsia, Europe, Middle East
Yellowfin HindAsia, Africa, and the Middle East
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***What fishes are listed here?:

The Middle East section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any area considered apart of the Middle East.
  • Fishes that dwell in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Fishes of Cyprus.
  • Fishes of Egypt, Israel or any other transcontinental (with Africa or Asia) area.
  • Fishes of the Mediterranean Sea and its islands.
  • Fishes of the Palearctic.
  • Fishes of Saudi Arabia.
 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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