List of British Fish

Page : 4 of the list of British Fish with links to further details of individual species, taxonomic data and images (if available).

You will find listed here, in alphabetical order, all the British fish species from our Flora and Fauna database. As there are a large number of species with similar names we have included the genus, species, phylum, family and kingdom to help you correctly select the one you are looking for. Many of these species are of interest to the angler and commercial fisherman whilst a few are also domestic pets or the fish of garden ponds.

All fish are of the Kingdom Animalia, the Phylum Chordata, and a number of different classes.

Stickleback

Three-spined Stickleback - Gasterosteus aculeatus

Three-spined Stickleback - Gasterosteus aculeatus

 

This page only displays species that have common names, there is likely to be many more members of this species in the main database that are found either in or around the British Isles or somewhere within the United Kingdom that do not have common names they will however be marked native, introduced, etc. To access these return to Flora and Fauna Menu and use the World Wildlife sub-menu.

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Endangered Species

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Common Name
Species
Status
Family
Suborder
Order

Common Name

Species

Status

Family

Suborder

Order

Searsid, Koefoed's

Argentinoidei

Searsid, Multipore

Argentinoidei

Searsid, Schnakenbeck's

Argentinoidei

Seasnail, Montagu's

Cottoidei

Seasnail, Striped

Cottoidei

Shad, Allis (Mayfish)

Shadefish, Atlantic (Croaker, Meagre)

Percoidei

Shark, Bluntnose sixgill (Atlantic mud shark)

Shark, Bramble (Spinous shark)

Shark, Greenland (Ground shark)

Shark, Kitefin (Darkie charlie)

Shark, Sharpnose sevengill

Shark, Thintail (Big-eye Thresher Shark)

Shark, Velvet belly lantern

Shark. Blue (Blue Dog Shark)

Shark. Smooth hammerhead,

Skate, Arctic (Northern skate)

Skate, Blue (Blue grey skate)

Skate, Bottlenosed (Bordered skate)

Skate, Longnosed (Long-nosed burton skate)

Skate, Round (Round ray)

Skate, Starry (Starry ray)

Smelt, Big-scale Sand (Boyer's sand smelt)

Atherinoidei

Smelt, European

Osmeroidei

Smelt, Goitre Black

Argentinoidei

Smelt, Sand (Common sand smelt, Atherine)

Atherinoidei

Smooth-head, Agassiz's (Slickhead, Agassiz's)

Argentinoidei

Smooth-head, Baird's

Argentinoidei

Smooth-head, Bluntsnout (Altantic gymnast)

Argentinoidei

Smooth-head, Madeiran

Argentinoidei

Smooth-head, Risso's

Argentinoidei

Smooth-head, Softskin

Argentinoidei

Snipe-eel, Atlantic (Slender snipe eel)

Congroidei

Snipe-eel, Avoset

Congroidei

Snipe-eel, Shortfin

Notacanthoidei

Snipefish, Longspine

Syngnathoidei

Sole, Atlantic (French sole, Sand sole)

Pleuronectoidei

Sole, Common (Sole)

Pleuronectoidei

Sole, Deepwater

Pleuronectoidei

Sole, Thickback

Pleuronectoidei

Sole, Yellow (Solenette)

Pleuronectoidei

Sprat, European (Brisling)

Stickleback, Alaskan (Burnstickle, Three-spined stickleback)

Gasterosteoidei

Stickleback, Fifteenspine

Gasterosteoidei

Stickleback, Nine-spine or Ten-spined

Gasterosteoidei

Sturgeon, European or Atlantic

Sulpin, Twohorn

Cottoidei

Sunfish, Ocean

Tetraodontoidei

Sunfish, Slender (Slender mola)

Tetraodontoidei

Swordfish

Scombroidei

Thornyhead, Atlantic (Spiny scorpionfish)

Scorpaenoidei

Tiggerfish, Grey

Tetraodontoidei

Topknot, Bloch's

Pleuronectoidei

Topknot, Common (Bastard brill)

Pleuronectoidei

Topknot, Norwegian

Pleuronectoidei

Triggerfish, Rough (Spotted triggerfish)

Tetraodontoidei

Tuna, Albacore

Scombroidei

Tuna, Bluefin

Scombroidei

Tuna, Skipjack

Scombroidei

Tuna, Yellowfin (Allison's tuna)

Scombroidei

Tunny, Atlantic Little (Little tunny)

Scombroidei

Turbot (Breet)

Pleuronectoidei

Tusk (Cusk, Brismak)

Waryfish, Blackfin

Chlorophthalmoidei

Weever, Greater

Trachinoidei

Weever, Lesser

Trachinoidei

Wolffish, Atlantic

Zoarcoidei

Wolffish, Northern (Blue sea cat)

Zoarcoidei

Wrasse, Baillon's

Labroidei

Wrasse, Ballan

Labroidei

Wrasse, Corkwing

Labroidei

Wrasse, Cuckoo

Labroidei

Wrasse, Goldsinny

Labroidei

Wrasse, Rainbow

Labroidei

Wrasse, Scale-rayed

Labroidei

 

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