All fishes reported from New Zealand
n = 1151 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 1103 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 37 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 11 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 1151 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 1103 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant Indo-Pacific sergeant 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Abyssobrotula galatheaenative   
Perciformes Serranidae Acanthistius cinctusnative Yellowbanded perch Yellowbanded perch 
Stephanoberyciformes Stephanoberycidae Acanthochaenus luetkeniinative Pricklefish  
Perciformes Plesiopidae Acanthoclinus fuscusendemic Rockfish Rockfish 
Perciformes Plesiopidae Acanthoclinus littoreusnative  Rockfish 
Perciformes Plesiopidae Acanthoclinus marilynaeendemic Stout rockfish Stout rockfish 
Perciformes Plesiopidae Acanthoclinus mattinative   
Perciformes Plesiopidae Acanthoclinus ruaendemic Little rockfish Little rockfish 
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Wahoo 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius pflaumiiintroduced Striped sandgoby  
Pleuronectiformes Achiropsettidae Achiropsetta tricholepisnative Prickly flounder  
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Aetheliparis taurocanisnative   
Lampriformes Regalecidae Agrostichthys parkerinative Streamer fish Ribbonfish 
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Ahliesaurus berryinative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Aldrichetta forsterinative Yellow-eye mullet Aua 
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia affinisnative Gilbert's halosaurid fish  
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus brevirostrisnative Short snouted lancetfish Shortsnouted lancetfish 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish Longsnouted lancetfish 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus australisnative Small scaled brown slickhead Small scaled brown slickhead 
Scorpaeniformes Congiopodidae Alertichthys blackinative Alert pigfish Alert pigfish 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Allocyttus nigernative Black oreo Black oreo 
Zeiformes Oreosomatidae Allocyttus verrucosusnative Warty dory Warty oreo 
Tetraodontiformes Diodontidae Allomycterus pilatusnative Deep-water burrfish Nohu 
Perciformes Scombridae Allothunnus fallainative Slender tuna Slender tuna 
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias superciliosusnative Bigeye thresher Bigeye thresher 
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher Mango-ripi 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus monocerosnative Unicorn leatherjacket filefish Rough leatherjacket 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish Scribbled leatherjacket 
Rajiformes Rajidae Amblyraja georgiananative Antarctic starry skate Amblyraja georgiana 
Rajiformes Rajidae Amblyraja hyperboreanative Arctic skate Arctic skate 
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Ambophthalmos angustusnative Pale toadfish Pale toadfish 
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Ambophthalmos eurystigmatephorosnative   
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosusintroduced Brown bullhead Catfish 
Perciformes Chaetodontidae Amphichaetodon howensisnative Lord Howe Island butterflyfish Lord Howe coral fish 
Perciformes Labridae Anampses caeruleopunctatusnative Bluespotted wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Anampses elegansnative Elegant wrasse Elegant wrasse 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Anarchias seychellensisnative Seychelles moray  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australisnative Short-finned eel Shortfinned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla dieffenbachiiendemic New Zealand longfin eel Longfinned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla reinhardtiinative Speckled longfin eel  
Beryciformes Anoplogastridae Anoplogaster cornutanative Common fangtooth Fangtooth 
Aulopiformes Anotopteridae Anotopterus voraxnative Southern ocean daggertooth Daggertooth 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius striatusnative Striated frogfish Striped angler 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennatus nummifernative Spotfin frogfish  
Perciformes Caproidae Antigonia rubicundanative Rosy deepsea boarfish  
Gadiformes Moridae Antimora rostratanative Blue antimora Violet cod 
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