Online Version, Updated 23 July 2014

SPECIES BY FAMILY/SUBFAMILY IN THE

Catalog of Fishes

By and

So far in 2014, there have been 203 new species described. In 2013, there were 431 new species added. The number of valid species of fishes is about 33,178. Various authors cite the number of species in a particular family or subfamily, especially in family revisions. This is useful information for biodiversity estimates, conservation issues, etc.

We feel the most current and most accurate counts of valid species is the Catalog of Fishes database, one that has been maintained for about 25 years, and which tracks all new taxa and many revisional studies on an almost daily basis. This summary is posted along with new versions of the Catalog of Fishes at http://research.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp.

Species included: We include only available species-group names, and exclude names that are technically unavailable for use. Very few subspecies are described in current literature, and we treat them as available names at the species level. However, we do not treat the status of subspecies as such, only as synonyms at the species level. So our counts are valid species as recognized in the current literature. We assume that all new species described in the last 10 years are valid, unless status references show they are synonyms. There are many unplaced available names, especially from the 1800s and early 1900s. Our experience shows that nearly all are synonyms.

Some families that are no longer recognized will show no included species; they are left in temporarily so users will not think the have been left out. If you call up a genus previously in these families, you can find the new family placement.

Table 2 illustrates the new species described in the last 20 years. The increase in recent years is due to more workers and more funding (such as the Catfish All-Species and Cyprinid All-species NSF grants), along with increased exploration in some countries.

Finally, our data show that the number of available names for use at the species level as of 23 July 2014 is 58,083, the number of valid genera is 5,109, and the number of valid species is 33,178.

Copyright: and , 2014.

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Table 1. Species of Fishes by Family/Subfamily through 2014
Class

 

Order

 

 

Family

 

 

 

Subfamily

AvailableValidLast Ten Years (2005-2014)
Myxini
 Myxiniformes
  Myxinidae937710
   Myxininae32261
   Eptatretinae61519
Petromyzonti
 Petromyzontiformes
  Petromyzontidae101425
  Geotriidae1510
  Mordaciidae530
Cladistii
 Polypteriformes
  Polypteridae24121
Elasmobranchii
 Hexanchiformes
  Hexanchidae3040
  Chlamydoselachidae221
 Heterodontiformes
  Heterodontidae1991
 Orectolobiformes
  Rhincodontidae510
  Parascylliidae1081
  Brachaeluridae420
  Orectolobidae18125
  Hemiscylliidae33174
  Stegostomatidae1420
  Ginglymostomatidae1530
 Lamniformes
  Odontaspididae1330
  Mitsukurinidae410
  Pseudocarchariidae310
  Lamnidae4050
  Megachasmidae110
  Cetorhinidae1610
  Alopiidae1530
 Carcharhiniformes
  Pentanchidae1058615
  Scyliorhinidae906320
  Proscylliidae870
  Pseudotriakidae542
  Leptochariidae210
  Triakidae86478
   Triakinae59357
   Galeorhininae26121
  Hemigaleidae1781
  Carcharhinidae194592
  Sphyrnidae24101
 Squaliformes
  Dalatiidae3090
  Etmopteridae56464
  Somniosidae35170
  Oxynotidae1050
  Centrophoridae45152
  Squalidae532913
  Echinorhinidae520
 Pristiophoriformes
  Pristiophoridae1183
 Squatiniformes
  Squatinidae33216
 Pristiformes
  Pristidae2570
 Torpediniformes
  Narkidae17121
  Narcinidae48313
  Hypnidae210
  Torpedinidae50231
 Rajiformes
  Rhinobatidae96637
   Rhinobatinae75492
   Rhynchobatinae1073
   Rhininae210
   Platyrhininae862
  Arhynchobatidae12910824
  Crurirajidae981
  Rajidae29617226
  Anacanthobatidae14123
 Myliobatiformes
  Plesiobatidae210
  Hexatrygonidae510
  Dasyatidae1619117
  Gymnuridae25140
  Myliobatidae126452
   Myliobatinae50242
   Rhinopterinae1580
   Mobulinae56130
  Urolophidae38303
  Potamotrygonidae492810
  Urotrygonidae22170
Holocephali
 Chimaeriformes
  Callorhinchidae1730
  Chimaeridae593913
  Rhinochimaeridae1290
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes
  Acipenseridae156260
  Polyodontidae1020
 Lepisosteiformes
  Lepisosteidae6070
 Amiiformes
  Amiidae1310
 Osteoglossiformes
  Osteoglossidae1361
  Arapaimidae1261
  Pantodontidae310
  Hiodontidae1020
  Notopteridae22100
  Mormyridae31921625
  Gymnarchidae110
 Elopiformes
  Elopidae1671
  Megalopidae1520
 Albuliformes
  Albulidae31133
   Albulinae28113
   Pterothrissinae320
 Notacanthiformes
  Halosauridae26160
  Notacanthidae35110
 Anguilliformes
  Protanguillidae111
  Anguillidae134182
  Heterenchelyidae1080
  Moringuidae46150
  Chlopsidae26220
  Myrocongridae551
  Muraenidae51519813
   Uropterygiinae60364
   Muraeninae4491629
  Synaphobranchidae64392
   Ilyophinae32260
   Synaphobranchinae28122
   Simenchelyinae410
  Ophichthidae56532233
   Myrophinae101649
   Ophichthinae45825824
  Colocongridae10100
  Congridae3401977
   Congrinae1921136
   Bathymyrinae92500
   Heterocongrinae42341
  Muraenesocidae40150
  Derichthyidae730
  Nemichthyidae3190
  Serrivomeridae22100
  Nettastomatidae53430
 Saccopharyngiformes
  Cyematidae320
  Saccopharyngidae16100
  Eurypharyngidae610
  Monognathidae15150
 Clupeiformes
  Denticipitidae210
  Clupeidae5111941
  Dussumieriidae1693
  Engraulidae3121474
  Chirocentridae820
  Pristigasteridae91380
  Sundasalangidae770
 Gonorynchiformes
  Chanidae1910
  Gonorynchidae850
  Kneriidae31300
  Phractolaemidae310
 Cypriniformes
  Cyprinidae56542960315
   Acheilognathinae118749
   Cultrinae000
   Cyprininae181501
   Barbinae125273467
   Labeoninae65339463
   Squaliobarbinae000
   Tincinae1310
   Xenocypridinae31415312
   Gobioninae33620216
   Leuciscinae131956544
   Danioninae50331755
   ex-danioninae000
   No subfamily81839224
   Alburninae1407223
   Leptobarbinae550
   Oxygastrinae000
  Psilorhynchidae272417
  Cobitidae39524560
   Botiinae94566
   Cobitinae30118954
  Balitoridae29523076
  Nemacheilidae777627149
  Serpenticobitidae330
  Vaillantellidae430
  Ellopostomatidae220
  Barbuccidae221
  Gyrinocheilidae530
  Catostomidae202831
 Characiformes
  Citharinidae1380
  Distichodontidae1371018
  Alestidae1821177
  Hepsetidae853
  Hemiodontidae45312
  Parodontidae45326
  Curimatidae1691057
  Prochilodontidae50210
  Anostomidae18814721
  Chilodontidae1081
  Erythrinidae33162
  Lebiasinidae927413
   Lebiasininae29299
   Pyrrhulininae63454
  Gasteropelecidae2190
  Ctenoluciidae1370
  Acestrorhynchidae33260
   Acestrorhynchinae21140
   Roestinae660
   Heterocharacinae660
  Cynodontidae1080
   Cynodontinae1080
  Serrasalmidae161886
  Characidae13191078218
   Stethaprioninae25171
   Aphyocharacinae41241
   Characinae1168921
   Tetragonopterinae17127
   Rhoadsiinae881
   Cheirodontinae77629
   Jupiaba clade29276
   Pristellinae33129766
   Astyanax clade20115639
   Acestrorhamphinae30243
   Nematobrycon clade000
   Gymnocharacinae1071
   Aphyoditeinae19180
   Stevardiinae35531258
   Pseudochalceinae861
  Bryconidae86492
   Bryconinae75451
   Salmininae1141
  Triportheidae34210
   Triportheinae28160
   Agoniatinae320
   Clupeacharacinae110
  Iguanodectidae33303
   Iguanodectinae13110
   Bryconops clade20193
  Chalceidae950
  Crenuchidae978710
   Crenuchinae330
   Characidiinae948410
 Siluriformes
  Diplomystidae1260
  Lacantuniidae111
  Ictaluridae137513
  Horabagridae15102
  Bagridae32220445
  Cranoglanididae732
  Austroglanididae330
  Siluridae170966
  Kryptoglanidae111
  Schilbeidae116603
  Pangasiidae52280
  Amblycipitidae413610
  Amphiliidae1139424
   Amphiliinae46336
   Leptoglaninae28289
   Doumeinae39339
  Akysidae665714
  Sisoridae24820973
   Sisorinae39275
   Glyptosterninae20918268
  Erethistidae474128
  Clariidae22211810
  Heteropneustidae941
  Claroteidae131925
   Claroteinae430
   Auchenoglanidinae000
  Chacidae741
  Olyridae761
  Malapteruridae27190
  Ariidae34414510
   Galeichthyinae841
   Ariinae3201379
   Bagreinae1640
  Anchariidae664
  Plotosidae82415
  Mochokidae26620917
   Chiloglanidinae67625
   Mochokinae19914712
  Doradidae1509320
  Auchenipteridae16711116
   Centromochlinae424010
   Auchenipterinae121716
  Pimelodidae19310921
  Pseudopimelodidae464014
  Heptapteridae29620716
  Cetopsidae504218
   Cetopsinae443818
   Helogeninae640
  Aspredinidae67403
  Nematogenyidae310
  Trichomycteridae32027978
   Sarcoglanidinae11113
   Trichomycterinae22519963
   Copionodontinae551
   Trichogeninae221
   Vandelliinae2090
   Stegophilinae31281
   Tridentinae770
   Glanapteryginae18189
  Callichthyidae27620415
   Callichthyinae50173
   Corydoradinae22618712
  Loricariidae1022887211
   Lithogeninae331
   Neoplecostominae535018
   Hypoptopomatinae15214058
   Loricariinae28423942
   Hypostominae23119133
   Ancistrinae29025657
   Delturinae871
  Scoloplacidae662
  Astroblepidae63616
 Gymnotiformes
  Sternopygidae46359
  Apteronotidae1009446
  Rhamphichthyidae21152
  Hypopomidae343014
  Gymnotidae474011
 Esociformes
  Esocidae3862
  Umbridae1770
 Osmeriformes
  Argentinidae37282
  Microstomatidae27190
  Bathylagidae35231
  Opisthoproctidae20197
  Alepocephalidae137972
  Platytroctidae49400
  Leptochilichthyidae430
  Lepidogalaxiidae110
  Osmeridae46140
  Plecoglossidae311
  Salangidae28180
  Retropinnidae1860
   Retropinninae1540
   Prototroctinae320
  Galaxiidae123510
   Aplochitoninae640
   Galaxiinae117470
 Salmoniformes
  Salmonidae75822019
   Coregoninae304851
   Thymallinae41154
   Salmoninae41012014
 Stomiiformes
  Gonostomatidae52330
  Sternoptychidae97751
   Maurolicinae37321
   Sternoptychinae60430
  Phosichthyidae31240
  Stomiidae41829411
   Chauliodontinae1790
   Stomiinae30110
   Astronesthinae84601
   Melanostomiinae2571975
   Malacosteinae19145
   Idiacanthinae1130
 Ateleopodiformes
  Ateleopodidae17131
 Aulopiformes
  Aulopidae19123
  Chlorophthalmidae23202
  Paraulopidae15143
  Ipnopidae46330
  Bathysauroididae110
  Scopelarchidae25180
  Notosudidae17170
  Giganturidae620
  Synodontidae1417213
   Synodontinae984711
   Harpadontinae43252
  Bathysauridae520
  Paralepididae91590
  Anotopteridae530
  Evermannellidae1480
  Omosudidae410
  Alepisauridae1020
  Pseudotrichonotidae220
 Myctophiformes
  Neoscopelidae1060
  Myctophidae3952513
 Lampriformes
  Lampridae920
  Veliferidae420
  Lophotidae1150
  Radiicephalidae110
  Trachipteridae54110
  Regalecidae2430
  Stylephoridae110
 Polymixiiformes
  Polymixiidae14100
 Percopsiformes
  Percopsidae520
  Aphredoderidae510
  Amblyopsidae1291
 Gadiformes
  Muraenolepididae985
  Bregmacerotidae18140
  Euclichthyidae110
  Macrouridae48240011
   Bathygadinae30270
   Macrouroidinae320
   Trachyrincinae870
   Macrourinae44036411
  Moridae1561070
  Melanonidae520
  Gadidae116230
  Lotidae87220
  Phycidae43110
  Merlucciidae52221
   Merlucciinae50211
   Steindachneriinae110
 Ophidiiformes
  Ophidiidae31526119
   Brotulinae1761
   Brotulotaeniinae440
   Ophidiinae84658
   Neobythitinae20918510
  Carapidae74353
   Carapinae67292
   Pyramodontinae650
   Tetragondacninae111
  Bythitidae224209106
   Bythitinae1069525
   Brosmophycinae11811481
  Aphyonidae25231
  Parabrotulidae430
 Batrachoidiformes
  Batrachoididae130835
   Porichthyinae18150
   Thalassophryninae16110
   Batrachoidinae34241
   Halophryninae55334
 Lophiiformes
  Lophiidae58294
  Antennariidae172504
  Tetrabrachiidae221
  Lophichthyidae110
  Brachionichthyidae161410
  Chaunacidae24227
  Ogcocephalidae1067510
  Caulophrynidae1050
  Neoceratiidae110
  Melanocetidae2560
  Himantolophidae29222
  Diceratiidae760
  Oneirodidae121642
  Thaumatichthyidae981
  Centrophrynidae110
  Ceratiidae2140
  Gigantactinidae28230
  Linophrynidae48271
 Gobiesociformes
  Gobiesocidae26216413
   Gobiesocinae24815311
   Cheilobranchinae14112
 Atheriniformes
  Atherinidae141747
   Atherinomorinae58334
   Craterocephalinae32272
   Atherininae50130
   Bleheratherininae111
  Bedotiidae16163
  Melanotaeniidae1108413
  Pseudomugilidae21180
  Atherinopsidae1881090
   Atherinopsinae76290
   Menidiinae112800
  Notocheiridae210
  Isonidae550
  Telmatherinidae18181
  Dentatherinidae110
  Phallostethidae26232
 Cyprinodontiformes
  Aplocheilidae31144
  Nothobranchiidae37326245
  Rivulidae441400130
  Profundulidae1282
  Fundulidae103411
  Valenciidae331
  Goodeidae72481
   Empetrichthyinae1040
   Goodeinae62441
  Poeciliidae50735744
   Poeciliinae39327440
   Procatopodinae78614
   Aplocheilichthyinae36220
  Cyprinodontidae21812916
   Cubanichthyinae220
   Cyprinodontinae21512615
  Anablepidae27183
   Anablepinae26173
   Oxyzygonectinae110
 Beloniformes
  Scomberesocidae2150
  Belonidae155401
  Hemiramphidae132611
  Zenarchopteridae84594
  Exocoetidae169663
  Adrianichthyidae40368
   Oryziinae36328
   Adrianichthyinae440
 Stephanoberyciformes
  Stephanoberycidae541
  Hispidoberycidae110
  Melamphaidae746313
  Gibberichthyidae320
 Beryciformes
  Monocentridae740
  Trachichthyidae60484
  Anomalopidae1091
  Diretmidae540
  Anoplogastridae420
  Berycidae16100
  Holocentridae220840
   Holocentrinae130400
   Myripristinae89440
 Cetomimiformes
  Rondeletiidae220
  Barbourisiidae110
  Cetomimidae32300
 Zeiformes
  Cyttidae630
  Oreosomatidae17100
   Pseudocyttinae210
   Oreosomatinae1590
  Parazenidae640
   Parazeninae110
   Cyttopsinae530
  Zeniontidae970
  Grammicolepididae830
   Macrurocyttinae110
   Grammicolepidinae720
  Zeidae1461
 Incertae sedis
  Elassomatidae871
 Gasterosteiformes
  Hypoptychidae420
  Gasterosteidae99192
  Aulorhynchidae210
  Indostomidae330
  Pegasidae1450
 Syngnathiformes
  Aulostomidae930
  Fistulariidae1440
  Centriscidae41120
   Macroramphosinae2880
   Centriscinae1340
  Solenostomidae1160
  Syngnathidae66233911
   Syngnathinae5402664
   Hippocampinae122737
 Synbranchiformes
  Synbranchidae62244
  Mastacembelidae1398419
  Chaudhuriidae10101
 Scorpaeniformes
  Sebastidae2111334
   Sebastinae1991230
   Sebastolobinae12104
  Setarchidae1561
  Neosebastidae20181
  Scorpaenidae37422418
   Scorpaeninae31819614
   Caracanthinae1051
   Pteroinae45233
  Apistidae1230
  Tetrarogidae77400
  Synanceiidae72350
   Minoinae21120
   Choridactylinae23130
   Synanceiinae28100
  Eschmeyeridae110
  Perryenidae110
  Aploactinidae57496
  Pataecidae630
  Gnathanacanthidae410
  Congiopodidae1870
  Dactylopteridae2670
  Plectrogeniidae220
  Parabembridae220
  Bembridae990
  Triglidae2251264
  Peristediidae73474
  Hoplichthyidae16132
  Platycephalidae1528314
  Anoplopomatidae520
  Hexagrammidae33120
   Hexagramminae2560
   Pleurogramminae320
   Ophiodontinae210
   Oxylebiinae110
   Zaniolepidinae220
  Normanichthyidae110
  Rhamphocottidae110
  Ereuniidae330
  Bathylutichthyidae110
  Cottidae45725422
  Cottocomephoridae2490
  Comephoridae220
  Abyssocottidae29240
  Hemitripteridae2280
  Psychrolutidae55402
  Agonidae88460
   Agoninae34150
   Anoplagoninae1040
   Bathyagoninae990
   Brachyopsinae1890
   Hypsagoninae1570
   Bothragoninae220
  Cyclopteridae48270
  Liparidae47441676
 Perciformes
  Centropomidae33120
  Ambassidae101493
  Percichthyidae96372
  Perciliidae320
  Howellidae990
  Lateolabracidae630
  Latidae27132
  Acropomatidae39321
  Moronidae3460
  Polyprionidae1840
  Dinopercidae420
  Serranidae111754437
   Serraninae165878
   Anthiinae29521723
   Epinephelinae5752034
   Liopropomatinae000
   Grammistinae67352
  Ostracoberycidae430
  Symphysanodontidae15126
  Centrogenyidae310
  Pseudochromidae19115216
   Pseudochrominae1269615
   Pseudoplesiopinae28271
   Anisochrominae330
   Congrogadinae32240
   Assiculinae110
   Assiculoidinae110
  Grammatidae14131
  Callanthiidae17141
  Plesiopidae72501
   Plesiopinae48340
   Acanthoclininae24161
  Opistognathidae1048213
  Terapontidae115530
  Banjosidae210
  Kuhliidae37120
  Centrarchidae153384
  Percidae37523526
   Percinae36122
   Luciopercinae25100
   Etheostomatinae31021324
  Priacanthidae50190
  Apogonidae50734831
   Apogoninae48532730
   Pseudamiinae22211
  Epigonidae504311
  Dinolestidae410
  Sillaginidae46353
  Malacanthidae68454
   Malacanthinae28162
   Latilinae40292
  Lactariidae310
  Scombropidae530
  Pomatomidae1310
  Rachycentridae1510
  Echeneidae6880
  Carangidae6651483
  Nematistiidae210
  Coryphaenidae4620
  Menidae210
  Leiognathidae97509
  Bramidae51200
  Caristiidae201914
  Arripidae940
  Emmelichthyidae19181
  Lutjanidae3741094
  Caesionidae41233
  Lobotidae920
  Datnioididae850
  Hapalogenyidae1284
  Gerreidae109557
  Haemulidae3711320
   Haemulinae234920
   Plectorhinchinae127400
  Sparidae39714014
  Centracanthidae4190
  Lethrinidae136411
  Nemipteridae165694
  Sciaenidae5572911
  Polynemidae95422
  Mullidae1968518
  Pempheridae53336
  Glaucosomatidae740
  Leptobramidae310
  Bathyclupeidae992
  Toxotidae1380
  Dichistiidae520
  Kyphosidae129532
   Girellinae42190
   Kyphosinae53182
   Scorpidinae18110
   Microcanthinae1450
  Parascorpididae210
  Drepaneidae930
  Monodactylidae1560
  Chaetodontidae3051311
  Pomacanthidae178883
  Enoplosidae510
  Pentacerotidae20130
   Histiopterinae1070
   Pentacerotinae1060
  Polycentridae840
  Nandidae1064
  Badidae26226
  Pristolepididae941
  Oplegnathidae1270
  Cirrhitidae65351
  Chironemidae960
  Aplodactylidae1350
  Cheilodactylidae51270
  Latridae2270
  Cepolidae44231
  Mugilidae302721
  Cichlidae21951668196
   Etroplinae20163
   Ptychochrominae19156
   Pseudocrenilabrinae1383109671
   Cichlinae771541116
  Embiotocidae54231
  Pomacentridae77239427
  Labridae147452339
  Odacidae33120
  Scaridae414993
   Scarinae314741
   Sparisomatinae94252
  Bathymasteridae770
  Zoarcidae40830337
   Gymnelinae63476
   Lycodinae31223726
   Lycozoarcinae210
   Zoarcinae1562
   Neozoarcinae13123
  Stichaeidae115704
   Stichaeinae21141
   Opisthocentrinae21120
   Lumpeninae26111
   Chirolophinae17120
   Xiphisterinae27192
   Azygopterinae220
  Cryptacanthodidae940
  Pholidae40160
  Anarhichadidae2250
  Ptilichthyidae110
  Zaproridae110
  Scytalinidae110
  Bovichtidae18110
  Pseudaphritidae410
  Eleginopsidae510
  Nototheniidae96591
   Pleurogrammatinae860
   Nototheniinae67360
   Trematominae21171
  Harpagiferidae12121
  Artedidraconidae413611
  Bathydraconidae19170
   Bathydraconinae15140
   Gymnodraconinae430
  Channichthyidae31262
  Chiasmodontidae433319
  Champsodontidae16130
  Trichodontidae620
  Ammodytidae41285
  Trachinidae2090
  Uranoscopidae77532
  Trichonotidae12101
  Creediidae22182
  Leptoscopidae1150
  Percophidae60514
   Percophinae110
   Bembropinae30240
   Hemerocoetinae29264
  Pinguipedidae1348629
  Cheimarrichthyidae110
  Pholidichthyidae320
  Tripterygiidae21717522
   Notoclininae330
   Tripterygiinae21317222
  Labrisomidae18312610
  Clinidae169873
  Chaenopsidae103906
  Dactyloscopidae58480
  Blenniidae84940513
   Blenniinae197966
   Salariinae6153097
  Icosteidae310
  Callionymidae2861917
  Draconettidae18141
  Rhyacichthyidae730
  Odontobutidae32231
  Eleotridae34817118
   Butinae87433
   Eleotrinae24312312
   Milyeringinae653
  Thalasseleotrididae331
  Gobiidae26771728278
   Sicydiinae15611725
   Gobionellinae66441752
   Oxudercinae118422
   Amblyopinae69322
   Gobiinae16421120197
  Kraemeriidae1280
  Microdesmidae1058911
   Microdesminae36331
   Ptereleotrinae685610
  Xenisthmidae17142
  Schindleriidae330
  Kurtidae820
  Ephippidae44150
  Scatophagidae1740
  Siganidae86322
  Luvaridae1110
  Zanclidae710
  Acanthuridae256851
  Scombrolabracidae110
  Sphyraenidae73282
  Gempylidae64250
  Trichiuridae84473
   Aphanopodinae24180
   Lepidopodinae32121
   Trichiurinae28172
  Scombridae193530
   Gasterochismatinae410
   Scombrinae189520
  Xiphiidae1010
  Istiophoridae6390
  Amarsipidae110
  Centrolophidae74311
  Nomeidae60170
  Ariommatidae1680
  Tetragonuridae430
  Stromateidae57171
  Anabantidae69310
  Osphronemidae17812936
   Macropodusinae12810535
   Luciocephalinae34181
   Osphroneminae940
   Belontiinae520
  Helostomatidae210
  Channidae100357
  Caproidae26186
 Pleuronectiformes
  Psettodidae730
  Citharidae1060
  Scophthalmidae3990
  Paralichthyidae1901092
  Bothidae2621663
  Achiropsettidae940
  Pleuronectidae2251064
   Poecilopsettinae26213
   Rhombosoleinae34200
   Pleuronectinae136641
   Paralichthodinae110
  Samaridae33284
  Achiridae66362
  Soleidae28117940
  Cynoglossidae2461459
   Symphurinae96797
   Cynoglossinae150662
 Tetraodontiformes
  Triacanthodidae30231
  Triacanthidae1770
  Balistidae187421
  Monacanthidae2931092
  Aracanidae26130
  Ostraciidae81270
  Triodontidae210
  Tetraodontidae3761904
  Diodontidae83180
  Molidae5140
Coelacanthi
 Coelacanthiformes
  Latimeriidae320
Dipneusti
 Ceratodontiformes
  Neoceratodontidae310
 Lepidosireniformes
  Lepidosirenidae410
  Protopteridae940
Totals58083331783953

Table 2. Number of fish species described from years 1995 through 2014
YearNew species described 
1995249 
1996186 
1997267 
1998314 
1999295 
2000304 
2001440 
2002299 
2003312 
2004421 
2005472 
2006397 
2007416 
2008522 
2009297 
2010387 
2011366 
2012465 
2013428 
2014203 
Total7040