Types of Fish: List of 35+ Types of Fish from All Around the World 1

Types of Fish: List of 35+ Types of Fish from All Around the World

Types of Fish! Following are some common types of fish in English with ESL picture and example sentences. Let’s explore what they are!

Types of Fish

List of Types of Fish

  • Goby fish
  • Anabas
  • Eel
  • Catfish
  • Anchovy
  • Skate fish
  • Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Bluegill
  • Asian arowana
  • Great white shark
  • Largemouth bass
  • Atlantic mackerel
  • Scad
  • Rainbow trout
  • Ocellaris clownfish
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Red drum
  • Neon tetra
  • European perch
  • Basa fish
  • Gilt-head bream
  • Pterophyllum scalare
  • Garfish
  • Zander
  • Atlantic bluefin tuna
  • White bass
  • Zebrafish
  • Siamese fighting fish
  • Common carp
  • Goldfish
  • Guppy
  • Nile tilapia
  • Ayu
  • Blue tang
  • Swordfish

Types of Fish with Examples

Learn the names of fishes in English with the example sentences.

  • Goby fish

Gobies are relatively small fish, usually reaching three inches in captivity. Goby fish species adjust well to aquarium life. 

  • Anabas

Anabas is a genus of climbing gouramies native to southern and eastern Asia.

  • Eel

An eel is a ray-finned fish belonging to the order Anguilliformes, which consists of eight suborders, 19 families, 111 genera, and about 800 species.

  • Catfish

The department asks anglers to remove and kill any blue and flathead catfish they catch.

  • Anchovy

An anchovy is a small, common forage fish of the family Engraulidae. 

  • Skate fish

 Like sharks, skate have a primitive skeleton that is made of cartilage instead of bones.

  • Snapper

Snappers are a family of perciform fish, Lutjanidae, mainly marine, but with some members inhabiting estuaries, feeding in fresh water.

  • Grouper

Groupers are fish of any of a number of genera in the subfamily Epinephelinae of the family Serranidae, in the order Perciformes.

  • Bluegill

The bluegill is a species of freshwater fish sometimes referred to as “bream”, “brim”, “sunny”, or “copper nose”. 

  • Asian arowana

The Asian arowana comprises several phenotypic varieties of freshwater fish distributed geographically across Southeast Asia. 

  • Great white shark

The great white shark is the world’s largest known predatory fish. 

  • Largemouth bass

Except for humans, adult largemouth bass are the top predators in the aquatic ecosystem.

  • Atlantic mackerel

Atlantic mackerel are a small, abundant forage fish that live across the Northern Atlantic. 

  • Rainbow trout

Rainbow trout are freshwater fish whereas salmon are born in freshwater but then live much of their lives in saltwater. 

  • Ocellaris clownfish

The Ocellaris Clownfish is one of the best known fish in the aquarium trade. 

  • Atlantic salmon

Atlantic salmon are anadromous – they leave the ocean to return to freshwater streams and rivers to breed. 

  • Red drum

The red drum is a large, reddish fish with at least one black spot at the base of the tail.

  • Neon tetra

Neon Tetras are generally quiet and non-aggressive. 

  • European perch

In fact, European perch can grow to as large as six pounds or more

  • Basa fish

Basa is a type of white fish native to Southeast Asia. 

  • Gilt-head bream

Gilt Head Bream are a round, warmwater fish which are farmed in the Mediterranean.

  • Garfish

Gars, garfish or mini marlins are a popular fish species to target within Victoria. 

  • Zander

The zander (Sander lucioperca), or pikeperch, is a species of ray-finned fish from the family Percidae, which includes the perches, ruffes and darters. 

  • Atlantic bluefin tuna

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the largest, fastest, and most gorgeously colored of all the world’s fishes.

  • White bass

White bass are a migratory open‐water fish.

  • Zebrafish

Zebrafish are tropical fresh-water fish in the minnow family.

  • Siamese fighting fish

The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), also known as the betta, is a popular fish in the aquarium trade.

  • Goldfish

Goldfish are a hardy aquatic species.

  • Guppy

The guppy (Poecilia reticulata), also known as millionfish and rainbow fish, is one of the world’s most widely distributed tropical fish and one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species.

  • Nile tilapia

The Nile tilapia is a species of tilapia, a cichlid fish native to the northern half of Africa and Israel.

  • Blue tang

The regal blue tang is one of the most common and most popular marine aquarium fish all over the world.

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