Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability
Online Version, Updated 6 July 2020

SPECIES BY FAMILY/SUBFAMILY IN

Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes

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In 2020, there have been 171 new species described. In 2019, there were 351 new species added. The number of valid species of fishes is about 35,562. 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 Eschmeyer's 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 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes at http://researcharchive.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.

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 6 July 2020 is 60,639, the number of valid genera is 5,205, and the number of valid species is 35,562.

Copyright: , and , 2020.


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Table 1. Species of Fishes by Family/Subfamily through 2020
Class

 

Order

 

 

Family

 

 

 

Subfamily

AvailableValidLast Ten Years (2011-2020)
Myxini
 Myxiniformes
  Myxinidae98827
   Rubicundinae440
   Eptatretinae62527
   Myxininae32260
Petromyzonti
 Petromyzontiformes
  Petromyzontidae102424
  Geotriidae1520
  Mordaciidae530
Elasmobranchii
 Hexanchiformes
  Hexanchidae3050
  Chlamydoselachidae220
 Heterodontiformes
  Heterodontidae1990
 Orectolobiformes
  Rhincodontidae510
  Parascylliidae1080
  Brachaeluridae420
  Orectolobidae18120
  Hemiscylliidae34171
  Stegostomatidae1310
  Ginglymostomatidae1741
 Lamniformes
  Mitsukurinidae410
  Carchariidae920
  Odontaspididae420
  Pseudocarchariidae310
  Megachasmidae110
  Alopiidae1530
  Cetorhinidae1610
  Lamnidae4050
 Carcharhiniformes
  Pentanchidae109906
  Scyliorhinidae1037212
  Proscylliidae860
  Pseudotriakidae653
  Leptochariidae210
  Triakidae86471
   Triakinae59351
   Galeorhininae26120
  Hemigaleidae1780
  Carcharhinidae197602
  Sphyrnidae25111
 Squaliformes
  Dalatiidae32101
  Etmopteridae62519
  Somniosidae35170
  Oxynotidae1050
  Centrophoridae47192
  Squalidae644012
 Echinorhiniformes
  Echinorhinidae520
 Pristiophoriformes
  Pristiophoridae13104
 Squatiniformes
  Squatinidae35223
 Torpediniformes
  Platyrhinidae753
  Narkidae17100
  Narcinidae49321
  Hypnidae210
  Torpedinidae50201
 Rhinopristiformes
  Trygonorrhinidae1380
  Rhinobatidae57357
  Rhinidae14103
  Glaucostegidae1590
  Pristidae2550
 Rajiformes
  Rajidae2871596
  Arhynchobatidae13310711
  Gurgesiellidae21190
  Anacanthobatidae17143
 Myliobatiformes
  Zanobatidae321
  Hexatrygonidae510
  Dasyatidae1769720
   Dasyatinae69352
   Neotrygoninae211710
   Urogymninae60398
   Hypolophinae1160
  Potamotrygonidae603816
   Styracurinae320
   Potamotrygoninae573616
  Urotrygonidae26181
  Gymnuridae27132
  Plesiobatidae210
  Urolophidae35280
  Aetobatidae1751
  Myliobatidae40182
  Rhinopteridae1580
  Mobulidae62100
Holocephali
 Chimaeriformes
  Callorhinchidae1730
  Chimaeridae65447
  Rhinochimaeridae1290
Cladistii
 Polypteriformes
  Polypteridae24140
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes
  Acipenseridae159270
  Polyodontidae1020
 Lepisosteiformes
  Lepisosteidae6070
 Amiiformes
  Amiidae1310
 Elopiformes
  Elopidae1670
  Megalopidae1520
 Albuliformes
  Albulidae31132
   Albulinae28112
   Pterothrissinae320
 Notacanthiformes
  Halosauridae26160
  Notacanthidae35110
 Anguilliformes
  Protanguillidae111
  Synaphobranchidae745012
   Simenchelyinae410
   Ilyophinae423610
   Synaphobranchinae28132
  Heterenchelyidae1080
  Myrocongridae550
  Muraenidae53121918
   Uropterygiinae60360
   Muraeninae46518318
  Chlopsidae29253
  Colocongridae880
  Derichthyidae730
  Ophichthidae60035151
   Myrophinae1097016
   Ophichthinae48628135
  Muraenesocidae3590
  Nettastomatidae55462
  Congridae36421917
   Congrinae21312911
   Bathymyrinae94544
   Heterocongrinae44362
  Moringuidae46150
  Nemichthyidae3290
  Serrivomeridae22100
  Anguillidae134170
 Saccopharyngiformes
  Cyematidae110
  Monognathidae16150
  Neocyematidae110
  Eurypharyngidae610
  Saccopharyngidae16100
 Hiodontiformes
  Hiodontidae1020
 Osteoglossiformes
  Pantodontidae310
  Osteoglossidae1361
  Arapaimidae1251
  Notopteridae22110
   Notopterinae1780
   Xenomystinae530
  Mormyridae32822725
  Gymnarchidae110
 Clupeiformes
  Denticipitidae210
  Spratelloididae1590
  Clupeidae5051946
  Dussumieriidae16103
  Engraulidae32416416
  Chirocentridae820
  Pristigasteridae93390
 Alepocephaliformes
  Alepocephalidae1421012
  Platytroctidae49400
 Gonorynchiformes
  Chanidae1910
  Gonorynchidae850
  Kneriidae31300
  Phractolaemidae310
 Cypriniformes
  Gyrinocheilidae530
  Catostomidae202841
   Myxocyprininae510
   Cycleptinae320
   Ictiobinae3380
   Catostominae160731
  Botiidae99614
   Leptobotiinae46293
   Botiinae53321
  Vaillantellidae430
  Cobitidae34122663
  Barbuccidae221
  Gastromyzontidae1651349
  Serpenticobitidae330
  Balitoridae1381018
  Ellopostomatidae220
  Nemacheilidae904755204
  Paedocyprididae330
  Psilorhynchidae363114
  Cyprinidae29871751228
   Labeoninae81250892
   Probarbinae640
   Torinae39821723
   Smiliogastrinae71646844
   Cyprininae44422827
   Acrossocheilinae85515
   Barbinae25414426
   Spinibarbinae22154
   Schizothoracinae141765
   Schizopygopsinae78402
  Sundadanionidae998
  Danionidae56735557
   Chedrinae22213015
   Rasborinae17212118
   Danioninae1469523
   Esominae2791
  Leptobarbidae750
  Xenocyprididae3381576
  Tincidae1310
  Acheilognathidae123809
  Gobionidae35322219
  Tanichthyidae541
  Leuciscidae154768458
   Pseudaspininae72212
   Laviniinae110471
   Plagopterinae46160
   Leuciscinae70432446
   Phoxininae38195
   Pogonichthyinae5762574
 Characiformes
  Citharinidae1380
  Distichodontidae1411057
  Crenuchidae11010119
   Crenuchinae330
   Characidiinae1079819
  Alestidae1861186
  Hepsetidae863
  Tarumaniidae111
  Erythrinidae36193
  Parodontidae45323
  Cynodontidae1080
  Serrasalmidae17210013
  Hemiodontidae47334
  Anostomidae19614920
  Chilodontidae1080
  Curimatidae18011715
  Prochilodontidae50210
  Lebiasinidae93759
   Lebiasininae29296
   Pyrrhulininae64463
  Ctenoluciidae1370
  Chalceidae950
  Triportheidae34210
   Triportheinae29170
   Agoniatinae540
   Clupeacharacinae000
  Gasteropelecidae2190
  Bryconidae89504
   Bryconinae78464
   Salmininae1140
  Iguanodectidae40368
  Acestrorhynchidae34260
   Acestrorhynchinae22140
   Roestinae660
   Heterocharacinae660
  Characidae14621214210
   Stethaprioninae718611123
   Characids incertae sedis51360
   Aphyoditeinae10103
   Spintherobolinae660
   Exodontinae640
   Tetragonopterinae181310
   Characinae127969
   Aphyocharacinae41231
   Cheirodontinae816510
   Stevardiinae39435054
 Gymnotiformes
  Apteronotidae1059612
   Sternarchorhamphinae220
   Apteronotinae1039412
  Sternopygidae645424
  Gymnotidae614817
   Electrophorinae642
   Gymnotinae544415
  Hypopomidae373420
  Rhamphichthyidae36289
 Siluriformes
  Nematogenyidae310
  Trichomycteridae37833094
   Copionodontinae772
   Trichogeninae331
   Trichomycterinae27123879
   Microcambevinae13135
   Glanapteryginae11112
   Sarcoglanidinae10103
   Tridentinae11112
   Stegophilinae31280
   Vandelliinae2090
  Callichthyidae29222121
   Callichthyinae50170
   Corydoradinae24220421
  Loricariidae11671004225
   Lithogeninae330
   Delturinae870
   Rhinelepinae960
   Loricariinae30225332
   Hypoptopomatinae26424893
   Hypostominae57948598
  Scoloplacidae661
  Astroblepidae848227
  Diplomystidae1371
  Cetopsidae52442
   Cetopsinae46402
   Helogeninae640
  Chacidae841
  Plotosidae83422
  Ailiidae41251
  Horabagridae18102
  Bagridae34022124
  Akysidae66571
   Akysinae39381
   Parakysinae27190
  Amblycipitidae46428
  Sisoridae34629180
   Sisorinae23218955
   Glyptosterninae11410225
  Pangasiidae53291
  Siluridae17710410
  Kryptoglanidae111
  Aspredinidae76489
   Pseudobunocephalinae1282
   Hoplomyzontinae11102
   Aspredininae53305
  Auchenipteridae18212621
   Centromochlinae514912
   Auchenipterinae128779
  Doradidae152967
   Wertheimerinae330
   Astrodoradinae18151
   Doradinae130776
  Heptapteridae30722620
  Phreatobiidae330
  Pimelodidae1971146
  Pseudopimelodidae575116
  Clariidae2261189
  Heteropneustidae941
  Ariidae3471555
   Galeichthyinae840
   Ariinae3231475
   Bagreinae1640
  Anchariidae660
  Austroglanididae330
  Cranoglanididae730
  Ictaluridae137510
  Lacantuniidae110
  Amphiliidae11910218
   Amphiliinae52416
   Leptoglaninae28288
   Doumeinae39334
  Malapteruridae27190
  Mochokidae28022417
   Chiloglanidinae797515
   Mochokinae2001492
  Claroteidae131851
   Claroteinae91640
   Auchenoglanidinae39201
  Schilbeidae72350
 Lepidogalaxiiformes
  Lepidogalaxiidae110
 Argentiniformes
  Argentinidae38292
  Microstomatidae29222
  Bathylagidae36251
  Opisthoproctidae22212
 Galaxiiformes
  Galaxiidae1366613
   Aplochitoninae640
   Galaxiinae1306213
 Esociformes
  Esocidae3873
  Umbridae1760
 Salmoniformes
  Salmonidae77023713
   Coregoninae307880
   Thymallinae45191
   Salmoninae41513012
 Osmeriformes
  Osmeridae46150
  Plecoglossidae310
  Salangidae28180
  Retropinnidae1870
   Retropinninae1550
   Prototroctinae320
 Stomiiformes
  Gonostomatidae53341
  Sternoptychidae99783
   Maurolicinae38331
   Sternoptychinae61452
  Phosichthyidae31240
  Stomiidae43831625
   Chauliodontinae1790
   Stomiinae30110
   Astronesthinae84600
   Melanostomiinae27721925
   Malacosteinae19140
   Idiacanthinae1130
 Ateleopodiformes
  Ateleopodidae18111
 Aulopiformes
  Aulopidae22155
  Chlorophthalmidae24203
  Paraulopidae15140
  Ipnopidae45330
  Bathysauroididae110
  Scopelarchidae25180
  Notosudidae17170
  Giganturidae620
  Synodontidae148839
   Synodontinae106558
   Harpadontinae42281
  Bathysauridae520
  Paralepididae100719
  Anotopteridae530
  Evermannellidae1480
  Omosudidae410
  Alepisauridae1020
  Pseudotrichonotidae442
 Myctophiformes
  Neoscopelidae1060
  Myctophidae3952520
   Gymnoscopelinae32190
   Notolychninae110
   Lampanyctinae107740
   Diaphinae127800
   Myctophinae125780
 Lampriformes
  Lampridae1363
  Veliferidae420
  Lophotidae1150
  Radiicephalidae221
  Trachipteridae55110
  Regalecidae2430
 Percopsiformes
  Percopsidae520
  Aphredoderidae510
  Amblyopsidae1291
 Zeiformes
  Cyttidae630
  Oreosomatidae17100
   Pseudocyttinae210
   Oreosomatinae1590
  Parazenidae640
   Parazeninae110
   Cyttopsinae530
  Zeniontidae960
  Grammicolepididae830
   Macrurocyttinae110
   Grammicolepidinae720
  Zeidae1571
 Stylephoriformes
  Stylephoridae110
 Gadiformes
  Muraenolepididae980
  Bregmacerotidae20152
  Euclichthyidae332
  Macrouridae49240614
   Bathygadinae30270
   Macrouroidinae320
   Trachyrincinae870
   Macrourinae45037014
  Moridae1591083
  Melanonidae520
  Gadidae116230
  Lotidae92221
  Phycidae41110
  Merlucciidae53180
   Merlucciinae50170
   Steindachneriinae110
 Polymixiiformes
  Polymixiidae14100
 Beryciformes
  Berycidae16100
  Melamphaidae847316
  Stephanoberycidae540
  Hispidoberycidae110
  Gibberichthyidae320
  Rondeletiidae220
  Barbourisiidae110
  Cetomimidae32260
 Trachichthyiformes
  Monocentridae730
  Trachichthyidae60482
  Anomalopidae1191
  Diretmidae540
  Anoplogastridae420
 Holocentriformes
  Holocentridae227907
   Holocentrinae134444
   Myripristinae92463
 Ophidiiformes
  Ophidiidae32226619
   Brotulinae1870
   Brotulotaeniinae440
   Ophidiinae85658
   Neobythitinae21519011
  Carapidae76362
   Carapinae69302
   Pyramodontinae650
   Tetragondacninae110
  Bythitidae14412717
  Dinematichthyidae1201165
 Batrachoidiformes
  Batrachoididae131844
   Porichthyinae18150
   Thalassophryninae16110
   Batrachoidinae34240
   Halophryninae56344
 Scombriformes
  Amarsipidae110
  Nomeidae60170
  Ariommatidae1680
  Stromateidae56191
  Pomatomidae1410
  Centrolophidae74301
  Icosteidae310
  Arripidae940
  Tetragonuridae430
  Chiasmodontidae44362
  Scombridae195511
   Gasterochismatinae410
   Scombrinae191501
  Caristiidae201813
  Bramidae51200
  Scombrolabracidae110
  Gempylidae66272
  Trichiuridae82471
   Aphanopodinae24180
   Lepidopodinae30120
   Trichiurinae28171
 Syngnathiformes
  Aulostomidae930
  Fistulariidae1440
  Centriscidae41130
   Macroramphosinae2890
   Centriscinae1340
  Solenostomidae1160
  Syngnathidae67632111
   Nerophinae118561
   Syngnathinae55726510
  Pegasidae1561
  Dactylopteridae2670
 Kurtiformes
  Kurtidae820
 Gobiiformes
  Rhyacichthyidae730
  Odontobutidae33231
  Eleotridae35217114
   Butinae89441
   Eleotrinae24612211
   Milyeringinae652
  Thalasseleotrididae330
  Gobiidae28891918318
   Sicydiinae16311217
   Gobionellinae78448658
   Oxudercinae120442
   Amblyopinae71353
   Gobiinae17261241238
  Kraemeriidae1290
  Microdesmidae111939
   Microdesminae36331
   Ptereleotrinae74608
  Xenisthmidae19163
  Schindleriidae774
 Synbranchiformes
  Mastacembelidae141887
  Chaudhuriidae11111
  Indostomidae330
  Synbranchidae64263
 Anabantiformes
  Anabantidae70321
  Helostomatidae210
  Osphronemidae1821308
   Belontiinae520
   Osphroneminae840
   Luciocephalinae1090
   Trichogastrinae2791
   Macropodusinae1301067
  Channidae1175723
  Nandidae1071
  Badidae373215
  Pristolepididae1284
 Carangiformes
  Latidae27142
  Centropomidae34131
  Lactariidae310
  Sphyraenidae75282
  Polynemidae96420
  Psettodidae730
  Citharidae1160
  Scophthalmidae3890
  Bothidae2681725
  Paralichthyidae1901091
  Pleuronectidae167631
   Atheresthinae320
   Pleuronichthyinae1080
   Microstominae2390
   Hippoglossinae1990
   Pleuronectinae84351
  Achiridae66351
  Paralichthodidae110
  Rhombosoleidae33190
  Achiropsettidae940
  Oncopteridae110
  Samaridae35304
  Poecilopsettidae26210
  Soleidae2811845
  Cynoglossidae2511618
   Symphurinae97813
   Cynoglossinae154805
  Leptobramidae320
  Toxotidae16103
  Nematistiidae210
  Menidae210
  Xiphiidae910
  Istiophoridae6490
  Carangidae6661512
  Echeneidae6780
  Rachycentridae1410
  Coryphaenidae4620
 Cichliformes
  Cichlidae22881727164
   Etroplinae20161
   Ptychochrominae20161
   Pseudocrenilabrinae1437112779
   Cichlinae80856883
  Pholidichthyidae320
 Atheriniformes
  Atherinidae138789
   Atherinomorinae56368
   Atherininae49140
   Craterocephalinae32271
   Bleheratherininae110
  Bedotiidae16160
  Melanotaeniidae13611235
  Pseudomugilidae22191
  Telmatherinidae18180
  Notocheiridae210
  Isonidae550
  Atherionidae630
  Dentatherinidae110
  Phallostethidae26232
  Atherinopsidae1911061
   Atherinopsinae79291
   Menidiinae112770
 Cyprinodontiformes
  Aplocheilidae33160
  Nothobranchiidae41830458
  Rivulidae508456121
   Rivulinae29927471
   Kryptolebiatinae1271
   Cynolebiinae19717549
  Pantanodontidae320
  Fundulidae103420
  Cyprinodontidae1411034
   Cubanichthyinae330
   Cyprinodontinae73542
   Orestiinae65462
  Profundulidae14113
  Goodeidae74482
   Empetrichthyinae1040
   Goodeinae64442
  Fluviphylacidae772
  Poeciliidae39427610
   Xenodexiinae110
   Tomeurinae110
   Poeciliinae39227410
  Anablepidae29193
   Anablepinae28183
   Oxyzygonectinae110
  Aphaniidae834410
  Valenciidae331
  Procatopodidae109747
   Aplocheilichthyinae410
   Procatopodinae105737
 Beloniformes
  Scomberesocidae2150
  Belonidae155441
  Hemiramphidae133610
  Zenarchopteridae87627
  Exocoetidae176759
  Adrianichthyidae42376
   Oryziinae38336
   Adrianichthyinae440
 Mugiliformes
  Mugilidae304792
 Gobiesociformes
  Gobiesocidae28018124
   Gobiesocinae116793
   Lepadogastrinae68214
   Protogobiesocinae221
   Aspasminae12123
   Diademichthyinae21194
   Cheilobranchinae14110
   Chorisochisminae410
   Diplocrepinae23214
   Haplocylicinae220
   Trachelochisminae18135
 Blenniiformes
  Tripterygiidae22418215
   Notoclininae330
   Tripterygiinae22017915
  Labrisomidae18612810
  Clinidae172872
  Chaenopsidae102900
  Dactyloscopidae58480
  Blenniidae84740711
   Blenniinae199986
   Salariinae6213095
 Acanthuriformes
  Lobotidae29151
  Pomacanthidae180902
  Drepaneidae930
  Chaetodontidae3051345
  Ephippidae44150
  Leiognathidae99523
   Leiognathinae28121
   Gazzinae67402
  Scatophagidae1730
  Antigoniidae23181
  Siganidae86321
  Caproidae410
  Luvaridae1110
  Zanclidae710
  Acanthuridae257852
 Lophiiformes
  Lophiidae58303
  Antennariidae175525
  Tetrabrachiidae220
  Lophichthyidae110
  Brachionichthyidae16140
  Chaunacidae312913
  Ogcocephalidae111808
  Caulophrynidae1050
  Neoceratiidae110
  Melanocetidae2560
  Himantolophidae29221
  Diceratiidae871
  Oneirodidae128717
  Thaumatichthyidae1091
  Centrophrynidae110
  Ceratiidae2140
  Gigantactinidae29241
  Linophrynidae48270
 Tetraodontiformes
  Triacanthodidae31241
  Triacanthidae1770
  Triodontidae210
  Molidae5251
  Diodontidae83190
  Tetraodontidae3901928
  Aracanidae26130
  Ostraciidae81260
  Monacanthidae2971112
  Balistidae187421
 Centrarchiformes
  Percichthyidae57231
  Perciliidae320
  Terapontidae120607
  Kuhliidae37120
  Dichistiidae520
  Oplegnathidae1270
  Kyphosidae57142
  Girellidae42200
  Scorpididae18110
  Microcanthidae1460
  Parascorpididae210
  Centrarchidae152384
  Elassomatidae870
  Enoplosidae510
  Sinipercidae28141
  Cirrhitidae65350
  Chironemidae960
  Aplodactylidae1350
  Cheilodactylidae420
  Latridae69320
  "Percalates-clade"1020
 Acropomatiformes
  Leptoscopidae1150
  Champsodontidae16130
  Hemerocoetidae30274
  Creediidae22181
  Glaucosomatidae740
  Pempheridae988551
  Lateolabracidae530
  Synagropidae20187
  Dinolestidae410
  Malakichthyidae17152
  Polyprionidae2140
  Bathyclupeidae10103
  Banjosidae533
  Pentacerotidae20130
   Histiopterinae1070
   Pentacerotinae1060
  Ostracoberycidae430
  Epigonidae554614
  Symphysanodontidae16132
  Howellidae1090
  Scombropidae530
  Acropomatidae15126
 Perciformes *sedis mutabilis*
  Ambassidae103545
  Moronidae3460
  Dinopercidae420
  Serranidae115258266
   Serraninae1799820
   Anthiadinae31923632
   Epinephelinae5561887
   Liopropomatinae44375
   Grammistinae42182
   Diploprioninae850
  Caesioscorpididae110
  Hemilutjanidae110
  Centrogenyidae310
  Pseudochromidae19315412
   Pseudochrominae1289812
   Pseudoplesiopinae28270
   Anisochrominae330
   Congrogadinae32240
   Assiculinae110
   Assiculoidinae110
  Grammatidae19185
  Callanthiidae21173
  Plesiopidae72501
   Plesiopinae48340
   Acanthoclininae24161
  Opistognathidae1118810
  Priacanthidae50210
  Apogonidae52338131
   Apogoninae49435427
   Pseudamiinae24234
   Amioidinae330
   Paxtoninae110
  Sillaginidae48364
  Malacanthidae70464
   Malacanthinae29161
   Latilinae41303
  Emmelichthyidae19181
  Lutjanidae3761145
  Caesionidae41231
  Gerreidae111532
  Haemulidae3801332
   Haemulinae235921
   Plectorhinchinae131411
  Sparidae43816414
  Lethrinidae143453
  Nemipteridae173738
  Sciaenidae5572908
  Mullidae2079620
  Monodactylidae1560
  Polycentridae951
  Cepolidae664522
   Cepolinae2890
   Owstoniinae383622
 Perciformes
  Percidae38124012
   Percinae37120
   Luciopercinae25100
   Etheostomatinae31421812
  Niphonidae110
  Embiotocidae54230
  Pomacentridae79242233
  Labridae151055748
  Odacidae33120
  Scaridae4131001
   Scarinae313750
   Sparisomatinae94251
  Zoarcidae40330217
   Lycodinae31524411
   Lycozoarcinae210
   Zoarcinae1560
   Gymnelinae68516
  Anarhichadidae2250
  Neozoarcidae10100
  Eulophiidae541
  Stichaeidae64443
   Stichaeinae21141
   Chirolophinae17120
   Alectriinae771
   Xiphisterinae18111
  Lumpenidae26110
  Opisthocentridae21120
  Pholidae40150
   Pholinae30110
   Apodichthyinae1040
  Ptilichthyidae110
  Zaproridae110
  Cryptacanthodidae940
  Cebidichthyidae210
  Scytalinidae110
  Bathymasteridae770
  Bovichtidae18120
  Pseudaphritidae410
  Eleginopidae510
  Nototheniidae96590
   Pleuragrammatinae860
   Nototheniinae67370
   Trematominae21160
  Harpagiferidae12120
  Artedidraconidae433811
  Bathydraconidae19170
   Bathydraconinae15140
   Gymnodraconinae430
  Channichthyidae30261
  Trichodontidae620
  Ammodytidae45336
  Trachinidae2190
  Uranoscopidae80565
  Trichonotidae12101
  Percophidae31250
   Percophinae110
   Bembropinae30240
  Pinguipedidae1479923
  Cheimarrichthyidae110
  Callionymidae29520013
  Draconettidae19151
  Sebastidae2141342
   Sebastinae2011242
   Sebastolobinae12100
  Setarchidae1560
  Neosebastidae20180
  Plectrogeniidae651
  Scorpaenidae38323121
   Scorpaeninae32319814
   Caracanthinae940
   Pteroinae50297
  Apistidae1230
  Tetrarogidae81433
  Synanceiidae75373
   Minoinae24153
   Choridactylinae23120
   Synanceiinae28100
  Eschmeyeridae110
  Perryenidae110
  Aploactinidae57492
  Pataecidae630
  Gnathanacanthidae410
  Congiopodidae2284
   Congiopodinae1550
   Zanclorhynchinae634
  Bembridae12123
  Triglidae2281329
  Peristediidae76455
  Hoplichthyidae17173
  Platycephalidae1548510
  Normanichthyidae110
  Hypoptychidae420
  Gasterosteidae99191
  Aulorhynchidae210
  Anoplopomatidae520
  Zaniolepididae220
  Hexagrammidae31100
   Hexagramminae2560
   Pleurogramminae320
   Ophiodontinae210
   Oxylebiinae110
  Rhamphocottidae110
  Ereuniidae330
  Bathylutichthyidae221
  Cottidae5152946
  Hemitripteridae2280
  Psychrolutidae55370
  Agonidae88470
   Agoninae34150
   Anoplagoninae1050
   Bathyagoninae990
   Brachyopsinae1890
   Hypsagoninae1570
   Bothragoninae220
  Cyclopteridae53325
   Cyclopterinae910
   Liparopsinae510
   Eumicrotreminae39305
  Liparidae49542665
Coelacanthi
 Coelacanthiformes
  Latimeriidae320
Dipneusti
 Ceratodontiformes
  Neoceratodontidae310
  Lepidosirenidae410
  Protopteridae940
Totals60639355623962

Table 2. Number of fish species described from years 2001 through 2020
YearNew species described 
2001441 
2002300 
2003313 
2004424 
2005470 
2006397 
2007420 
2008523 
2009296 
2010388 
2011370 
2012468 
2013432 
2014394 
2015436 
2016451 
2017472 
2018417 
2019351 
2020171 
Total7934