Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability
Online Version, Updated 11 Jan 2023

GENERA/SPECIES BY FAMILY/SUBFAMILY IN

Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes

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In 2022, there were 303 new species described. In 2021, there were 388 new species added. The number of valid species of fishes is about 36,383. 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 11 January 2023 is 61,475, the number of valid genera is 5,230, and the number of valid species is 36,383, of which 18,426 are found in freshwater.

Copyright: , and , 2020.


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Table 1. Genera/Species of Fishes by Family/Subfamily through 2022
Class

 

Order

 

 

Family

 

 

 

Subfamily

Available GeneraValid GeneraGenera Last Ten Years (2013 - 2022)Available SpeciesValid SpeciesSpecies Last Ten Years (2013 - 2022)
ClassOrderFamilySubfamilyAvailable GeneraValid GeneraGenera Last Ten Years (2013 - 2022)Available SpeciesValid SpeciesSpecies Last Ten Years (2013 - 2022)
Myxini      
     Myxiniformes      
          Myxinidae19601048811
               Rubicundinae110440
               Eptatretinae101065558
               Myxininae84035293
Petromyzonti      
     Petromyzontiformes      
          Petromyzontidae1980102431
          Geotriidae9101420
          Mordaciidae210530
Elasmobranchii      
     Hexanchiformes      
          Hexanchidae6303050
          Chlamydoselachidae110220
     Heterodontiformes      
          Heterodontidae7101990
     Orectolobiformes      
          Rhincodontidae310510
          Parascylliidae4201080
          Brachaeluridae410420
          Orectolobidae43018120
          Hemiscylliidae32034170
          Stegostomatidae1101310
          Ginglymostomatidae4301741
     Lamniformes      
          Mitsukurinidae220410
          Carchariidae310920
          Odontaspididae110420
          Pseudocarchariidae110310
          Megachasmidae110110
          Alopiidae4101530
          Cetorhinidae5101610
          Lamnidae10303950
     Carcharhiniformes      
          Scyliorhinidae73065384
          Atelomycteridae33017131
          Pentanchidae1912113311312
          Pseudotriakidae330651
          Proscylliidae530860
          Leptochariidae210210
          Triakidae269087461
               Triakinae163059331
               Galeorhininae106027130
          Hemigaleidae7401780
          Carcharhinidae39110187592
          Galeocerdonidae210910
          Sphyrnidae142025110
     Squaliformes      
          Dalatiidae147032101
          Etmopteridae84063517
          Somniosidae116036171
          Oxynotidae2101050
          Centrophoridae122047172
          Squalidae1120644011
     Echinorhiniformes      
          Echinorhinidae310520
     Pristiophoriformes      
          Pristiophoridae22013102
     Squatiniformes      
          Squatinidae41036233
     Torpediniformes      
          Platyrhinidae420751
          Narkidae8501790
          Narcinidae85049321
          Hypnidae210210
          Torpedinidae112050211
     Rhinopristiformes      
          Trygonorrhinidae3301380
          Rhinobatidae123159379
          Rhinidae53115113
          Glaucostegidae1101691
          Pristidae8202550
     Rajiformes      
          Rajidae331722861587
          Arhynchobatidae161401401107
          Gurgesiellidae33021190
          Anacanthobatidae65117143
     Myliobatiformes      
          Zanobatidae110321
          Hexatrygonidae210510
          Dasyatidae351971789918
               Dasyatinae188271373
               Neotrygoninae220211710
               Urogymninae107560395
               Hypolophinae3201160
          Potamotrygonidae961634012
               Styracurinae111320
               Potamotrygoninae850603812
          Urotrygonidae22026181
          Gymnuridae61027132
          Plesiobatidae110210
          Urolophidae43135280
          Aetobatidae4101750
          Myliobatidae52041192
          Rhinopteridae3101580
          Mobulidae17106290
Holocephali      
     Chimaeriformes      
          Callorhinchidae3101730
          Chimaeridae52066457
          Rhinochimaeridae4301390
Cladistii      
     Polypteriformes      
          Polypteridae32024140
Actinopteri      
     Acipenseriformes      
          Acipenseridae2040159270
          Polyodontidae7201020
     Lepisosteiformes      
          Lepisosteidae6206070
     Amiiformes      
          Amiidae2101320
     Elopiformes      
          Elopidae7101670
          Megalopidae3101620
     Albuliformes      
          Albulidae123131130
               Albulinae91028110
               Pterothrissinae321320
     Notacanthiformes      
          Halosauridae43026160
          Notacanthidae114035110
     Anguilliformes      
          Protanguillidae110110
          Synaphobranchidae19120765214
               Simenchelyinae310410
               Ilyophinae1170443812
               Synaphobranchinae54028132
          Heterenchelyidae5201080
          Myrocongridae110661
          Muraenidae5216053622422
               Uropterygiinae85060360
               Muraeninae4411047018822
          Chlopsidae128029253
          Colocongridae210991
          Derichthyidae320730
          Ophichthidae12162360735948
               Myrophinae201511107113
               Ophichthinae10047249228835
          Muraenesocidae8503590
          Nettastomatidae126055462
          Congridae7232137322925
               Congrinae4923021913414
               Bathymyrinae177197599
               Heterocongrinae62044362
          Moringuidae132046150
          Nemichthyidae12303290
          Serrivomeridae62022100
          Anguillidae410134180
     Saccopharyngiformes      
          Cyematidae110110
          Monognathidae21016150
          Neocyematidae110110
          Eurypharyngidae610610
          Saccopharyngidae31016100
     Hiodontiformes      
          Hiodontidae6101020
     Osteoglossiformes      
          Pantodontidae110310
          Osteoglossidae5201360
          Arapaimidae6201260
          Notopteridae54022110
               Notopterinae3201780
               Xenomystinae220530
          Mormyridae2822132922715
          Gymnarchidae110110
     Clupeiformes      
          Denticipitidae310210
          Spratelloididae2201590
          Engraulidae3516034118130
               Coiliinae1850106525
               Engraulinae1711023412925
          Clupeidae167086140
          Chirocentridae210820
          Dussumieriidae62018152
          Pristigasteridae179093390
          Ehiravidae1211040290
          Alosidae940113341
          Dorosomatidae563002651166
     Alepocephaliformes      
          Alepocephalidae522001431022
          Platytroctidae1913049400
     Gonorynchiformes      
          Chanidae4101910
          Gonorynchidae410950
          Kneriidae64032311
          Phractolaemidae110310
     Cypriniformes      
          Gyrinocheilidae210530
          Catostomidae34140202850
               Myxocyprininae110510
               Cycleptinae210320
               Ictiobinae6203380
               Catostominae25100160740
          Botiidae1080100624
               Leptobotiinae22047303
               Botiinae86053321
          Vaillantellidae110430
          Cobitidae4618234423147
          Barbuccidae110220
          Gastromyzontidae2619116813810
          Serpenticobitidae110330
          Balitoridae201611401045
          Ellopostomatidae110220
          Nemacheilidae774811951800186
          Paedocyprididae110330
          Psilorhynchidae210373211
          Cyprinidae2851572030201780218
               Labeoninae98531382652186
               Probarbinae220640
               Torinae2514140422326
               Smiliogastrinae5330472947847
               Cyprininae5333144322817
               Acrossocheilinae83085504
               Barbinae1811125614630
               Spinibarbinae22022153
               Schizothoracinae1440142763
               Schizopygopsinae105078392
          Sundadanionidae220990
          Danionidae7539057436351
               Chedrinae3717022213112
               Rasborinae1511017512413
               Danioninae201001509925
               Esominae3102791
          Leptobarbidae210750
          Xenocyprididae824403391605
          Tincidae1101310
          Acheilognathidae1063125818
          Gobionidae5428035722619
          Tanichthyidae11013109
          Leuciscidae216923155168350
               Pseudaspininae93072212
               Laviniinae24110110471
               Plagopterinae107046160
               Leuciscinae8238370732136
               Phoxininae51040217
               Pogonichthyinae853205752574
     Characiformes      
          Citharinidae4301380
          Distichodontidae351601441088
          Crenuchidae1811012411530
               Crenuchinae220552
               Characidiinae169011911028
          Alestidae322111871206
          Hepsetidae310860
          Tarumaniidae111111
          Erythrinidae83037204
          Parodontidae53045320
          Cynodontidae7301080
          Serrasalmidae2917017310013
               Colossomatinae7302491
               Myleinae1090533910
               Serrasalminae125096522
          Hemiodontidae125047342
          Anostomidae2616219615010
          Chilodontidae4201080
          Curimatidae358018111915
          Prochilodontidae83049210
          Lebiasinidae116093751
               Lebiasininae32028280
               Pyrrhulininae84065471
          Ctenoluciidae6201370
          Chalceidae310950
          Triportheidae85034210
               Triportheinae31029170
               Agoniatinae110320
               Clupeacharacinae220220
          Gasteropelecidae5302190
          Bryconidae114090514
               Bryconinae103078453
               Salmininae1101261
          Iguanodectidae93042389
          Acestrorhynchidae148039313
               Acestrorhynchinae41022140
               Roestinae520660
               Heterocharacinae55011113
          Characidae218142614971251200
               Stethaprioninae79464778670130
               Characids incertae sedis1212024110
               Spintherobolinae330660
               Exodontinae530640
               Tetragonopterinae11020156
               Characinae2380124936
               Aphyocharacinae128041231
               Cheirodontinae2116183679
               Stevardiinae6245140536248
     Gymnotiformes      
          Apteronotidae21162108997
               Sternarchorhamphinae220220
               Apteronotinae19142106977
          Sternopygidae1271695923
               Sternopyginae41015101
               Eigenmanniinae861534922
          Gymnotidae320635016
               Electrophorinae110642
               Gymnotinae210574614
          Hypopomidae962383519
          Rhamphichthyidae85036282
     Siluriformes      
          Nematogenyidae110310
          Trichomycteridae664212439393123
               Copionodontinae220772
               Trichogeninae110331
               Trichomycterinae209731328294
               Microcambevinae62418189
               Glanapteryginae33011110
               Sarcoglanidinae55012124
               Tridentinae55111111
               Stegophilinae1611031280
               Vandelliinae840322112
          Callichthyidae228029922227
               Callichthyinae125050170
               Corydoradinae103024920527
          Loricariidae1641151712101041200
               Lithogeninae110330
               Delturinae520870
               Rhinelepinae730960
               Loricariinae4530031126228
               Hypoptopomatinae3832727926180
               Hypostominae6645959850091
          Scoloplacidae110660
          Astroblepidae610848215
          Diplomystidae3201371
          Cetopsidae115052442
               Cetopsinae94046402
               Helogeninae210640
          Chacidae310840
          Plotosidae2310083422
          Ailiidae127041251
          Horabagridae64018100
          Bagridae4019134522817
          Akysidae65068592
               Akysinae22041402
               Parakysinae43027190
          Amblycipitidae640514711
          Sisoridae4426336430668
               Sisorinae2312023819536
               Glyptosterninae2114312611132
          Pangasiidae84054302
          Siluridae281301781069
          Kryptoglanidae110110
          Aspredinidae22130774910
               Pseudobunocephalinae2201282
               Hoplomyzontinae44012113
               Aspredininae167053305
          Auchenipteridae4025418412817
               Centromochlinae974525010
               Auchenipterinae29180129787
          Doradidae44311152963
               Acanthodoradinae1101030
               Astrodoradinae96018150
               Wertheimerinae330330
               Agamyxinae110320
               Rhinodoradinae3301090
               Doradinae27171107633
          Heptapteridae3223031523321
               Rhamdiinae10502051278
               Heptapterinae2218011010613
          Phreatobiidae110330
          Pimelodidae633001971166
          Pseudopimelodidae861605415
               Pseudopimelodinae43115147
               Batrochoglaninae43045408
          Clariidae261612291204
          Heteropneustidae3101051
          Ariidae543423471574
               Galeichthyinae110840
               Ariinae443223231484
               Bagreinae9101650
          Anchariidae220660
          Austroglanididae110330
          Cranoglanididae310730
          Ictaluridae1970137510
          Lacantuniidae110110
          Amphiliidae1813012310611
               Amphiliinae420564510
               Leptoglaninae55028280
               Doumeinae96039331
          Malapteruridae32027190
          Mochokidae149028222615
               Chiloglanidinae440807613
               Mochokinae10502011502
          Auchenoglanididae83039200
          Claroteidae149092650
          Schilbeidae125072350
     Lepidogalaxiiformes      
          Lepidogalaxiidae110110
     Argentiniformes      
          Argentinidae62038291
          Microstomatidae63029232
          Bathylagidae98036251
          Opisthoproctidae1310124234
     Galaxiiformes      
          Galaxiidae14701366613
               Aplochitoninae420640
               Galaxiinae10501306213
     Esociformes      
          Esocidae83042101
               Dalliinae110320
               Esocinae7203981
          Umbridae2101330
     Salmoniformes      
          Salmonidae3711078125219
               Coregoninae1130311914
               Thymallinae61045191
               Salmoninae207042214214
     Osmeriformes      
          Osmeridae106046150
          Plecoglossidae110310
          Salangidae118028190
          Retropinnidae5301870
               Retropinninae4201550
               Prototroctinae110320
     Stomiiformes      
          Gonostomatidae138053341
          Sternoptychidae1510099783
               Maurolicinae97038331
               Sternoptychinae63061452
          Phosichthyidae127031240
          Stomiidae8027144231924
               Chauliodontinae3101790
               Stomiinae71030110
               Astronesthinae136085611
               Melanostomiinae4815128022123
               Malacosteinae63019140
               Idiacanthinae3101130
     Ateleopodiformes      
          Ateleopodidae74018111
     Aulopiformes      
          Aulopidae54022153
          Chlorophthalmidae42026223
          Paraulopidae11015140
          Ipnopidae156045330
          Bathysauroididae110110
          Scopelarchidae85125180
          Notosudidae43017170
          Giganturidae310620
          Synodontidae2140149848
               Synodontinae1620102524
               Harpadontinae52047324
          Bathysauridae210520
          Paralepididae22120100719
          Anotopteridae210530
          Evermannellidae4301480
          Omosudidae110410
          Alepisauridae4101020
          Pseudotrichonotidae110442
     Myctophiformes      
          Neoscopelidae3301060
          Myctophidae623403962541
               Gymnoscopelinae106032180
               Notolychninae210110
               Lampanyctinae1690107740
               Diaphinae1130128821
               Myctophinae22150125790
     Lampriformes      
          Lampridae4111363
          Veliferidae220420
          Lophotidae6201160
          Radiicephalidae110221
          Trachipteridae113055110
          Regalecidae5202430
     Percopsiformes      
          Percopsidae410520
          Aphredoderidae410510
          Amblyopsidae7601291
     Zeiformes      
          Cyttidae410630
          Oreosomatidae74017100
               Pseudocyttinae210210
               Oreosomatinae5301590
          Parazenidae530640
               Parazeninae110110
               Cyttopsinae420530
          Zeniontidae430960
          Grammicolepididae530830
               Macrurocyttinae110110
               Grammicolepidinae420720
          Zeidae3201571
     Stylephoriformes      
          Stylephoridae110110
     Gadiformes      
          Bregmacerotidae31020152
          Phycidae52041110
          Gaidropsaridae123046182
          Lotidae11304850
          Gadidae32111103210
          Ranicipitidae2101210
          Merlucciidae132043140
          Euclichthyidae110332
          Muraenolepididae220980
          Melanonidae210520
          Trachyrincidae7401190
          Moridae371911621126
          Macruronidae210620
          Lyconidae110320
          Bathygadidae42030270
          Steindachneriidae210110
          Macrouridae6427146037219
     Polymixiiformes      
          Polymixiidae31015111
     Beryciformes      
          Berycidae62016100
          Melamphaidae950877612
          Stephanoberycidae440540
          Hispidoberycidae110110
          Gibberichthyidae210320
          Rondeletiidae110220
          Barbourisiidae110110
          Cetomimidae1914032260
     Trachichthyiformes      
          Monocentridae420851
          Trachichthyidae128061491
          Anomalopidae7601190
          Diretmidae530540
          Anoplogastridae210420
     Holocentriformes      
          Holocentridae2580227907
               Holocentrinae1230132422
               Myripristinae135094485
     Ophidiiformes      
          Ophidiidae7651133628022
               Brotulinae2101870
               Brotulotaeniinae110440
               Ophidiinae128085650
               Neobythitinae6141122920422
          Carapidae238076361
               Carapinae195069301
               Pyramodontinae320650
               Tetragondacninae110110
          Bythitidae5936114712912
          Dinematichthyidae312601211171
     Batrachoidiformes      
          Batrachoididae34230131841
               Porichthyinae32018150
               Thalassophryninae32016110
               Batrachoidinae96034240
               Halophryninae1813056341
     Scombriformes      
          Amarsipidae110110
          Centrolophidae268074300
          Nomeidae153060170
          Tetragonuridae210430
          Ariommatidae2101680
          Stromateidae163056210
          Pomatomidae7101410
          Icosteidae310310
          Arripidae510940
          Chiasmodontidae114044361
          Scombridae42150195521
               Gasterochismatinae310410
               Scombrinae39140191511
          Caristiidae54020180
          Bramidae227051200
          Scombrolabracidae110110
          Gempylidae3416067263
          Trichiuridae1610082471
               Aphanopodinae22024180
               Lepidopodinae74031131
               Trichiurinae74027160
     Syngnathiformes      
          Pegasidae7201783
          Dactylopteridae10202670
          Mullidae186021210418
          Callionymidae4011229520111
          Draconettidae32020162
          Aulostomidae410930
          Fistulariidae4101440
          Centriscidae125041130
               Macroramphosinae8302890
               Centriscinae4201340
          Solenostomidae4101160
          Syngnathidae10760168232616
               Nerophinae27130129642
               Syngnathinae8047155226214
     Kurtiformes      
          Kurtidae110820
          Apogonidae7140352538119
               Apogoninae6034349635416
               Pseudamiinae73024233
               Amioidinae320330
               Paxtoninae110110
          Trichonotidae31012100
     Gobiiformes      
          Rhyacichthyidae420740
          Odontobutidae77134241
          Eleotridae7534137019622
               Butinae2310090470
               Eleotrinae5022126214422
               Milyeringinae220650
          Thalasseleotrididae331441
          Gobiidae4962581229491974293
               Sicydiinae239017111915
               Gobionellinae16073280350167
               Oxudercinae13100120441
               Amblyopinae2315271373
               Gobiinae277151817591273207
          Kraemeriidae5201290
          Microdesmidae27131112947
               Microdesminae75036330
               Ptereleotrinae208175617
          Xenisthmidae106120174
          Schindleriidae110996
     Synbranchiformes      
          Mastacembelidae1030146939
          Chaudhuriidae77111111
          Indostomidae110330
          Synbranchidae227166273
     Anabantiformes      
          Anabantidae74072343
          Helostomatidae110210
          Osphronemidae291401861346
               Belontiinae110520
               Osphroneminae410840
               Luciocephalinae5401090
               Trichogastrinae8202791
               Macropodusinae11601341105
          Aenigmachannidae111212
          Channidae9201175617
          Nandidae2101181
          Badidae220403514
          Pristolepididae4101283
     Carangiformes      
          Latidae73027140
          Centropomidae21034131
          Lactariidae210310
          Sphyraenidae71074272
          Polynemidae108096420
          Psettodidae210730
          Citharidae10501160
          Scophthalmidae9303890
          Cyclopsettidae114062450
          Bothidae482002691696
          Paralichthyidae23100128640
          Pleuronectidae53240167641
               Atheresthinae110320
               Pleuronichthyinae3101190
               Microstominae9202390
               Hippoglossinae8601990
               Pleuronectinae3114083351
          Paralichthodidae110110
          Oncopteridae210110
          Rhombosoleidae118034201
          Achiropsettidae640940
          Achiridae146067351
          Samaridae44135303
          Poecilopsettidae63026210
          Soleidae673002811801
          Cynoglossidae273025816813
               Symphurinae1110103878
               Cynoglossinae1620155815
          Leptobramidae210320
          Toxotidae41016103
          Nematistiidae210210
          Menidae110210
          Xiphiidae210810
          Istiophoridae15506590
          Carangidae1143956681522
               Naucratinae195082150
               Caranginae712954771040
               Scomberoidinae103043111
               Trachinotinae142066221
          Echeneidae9304880
          Rachycentridae3101410
          Coryphaenidae7104620
     Cichliformes      
          Ambassidae2370102542
          Pseudochromidae442401931552
               Pseudochrominae1880128992
               Pseudoplesiopinae75028270
               Anisochrominae110330
               Congrogadinae168032240
               Assiculinae110110
               Assiculoidinae110110
          Grammatidae22019185
          Plesiopidae2312074522
               Plesiopinae147048340
               Acanthoclininae95026182
          Opistognathidae1041112898
          Polycentridae540951
          Cichlidae3432532623171740122
               Etroplinae63021160
               Ptychochrominae65020161
               Pseudocrenilabrinae22516671461114973
               Cichlinae105791981355948
          Embiotocidae2713054230
          Pomacentridae8229079742533
               Microspathodontinae1990139690
               Chrominae244018412413
               Glyphisodontinae51056211
               Pomacentrinae3215039821119
          Pholidichthyidae210320
     Atheriniformes      
          Atherinidae22131139795
               Atherinomorinae85155365
               Atherininae85051150
               Craterocephalinae52032270
               Bleheratherininae110110
          Bedotiidae32016160
          Melanotaeniidae217013611227
          Pseudomugilidae53022191
          Telmatherinidae55018180
          Notocheiridae110210
          Isonidae310550
          Atherionidae110630
          Dentatherinidae110110
          Phallostethidae124026231
          Atherinopsidae561301941094
               Atherinopsinae206080302
               Menidiinae3670114792
     Cyprinodontiformes      
          Aplocheilidae42033160
          Nothobranchiidae3615242531448
          Rivulidae5439352047096
               Rivulinae3024030928457
               Kryptolebiatinae2101270
               Cynolebiinae2214319917939
          Pantanodontidae110320
          Fundulidae1430104431
          Cyprinodontidae15911411031
               Cubanichthyinae320330
               Cyprinodontinae105073540
               Orestiinae22165461
          Profundulidae22016134
          Goodeidae2518074472
               Empetrichthyinae2201040
               Goodeinae2316064432
          Fluviphylacidae210772
          Poeciliidae782713902734
               Xenodexiinae110110
               Tomeurinae110110
               Poeciliinae762513882714
          Anablepidae73030192
               Anablepinae62029182
               Oxyzygonectinae110110
          Aphaniidae118384429
          Valenciidae110331
          Procatopodidae171401168211
               Aplocheilichthyinae110410
               Procatopodinae161301128111
     Beloniformes      
          Scomberesocidae6202150
          Belonidae21100153450
          Hemiramphidae1680133610
          Zenarchopteridae85088634
          Exocoetidae22711847814
          Adrianichthyidae53146416
               Oryziinae42142376
               Adrianichthyinae110440
     Mugiliformes      
          Mugilidae46261304782
     Gobiesociformes      
          Gobiesocidae7653729019031
               Diplocrepinae110110
               Lepadogastrinae126070257
               Chorisochisminae320520
               Haplocylicinae440440
               Protogobiesocinae331873
               Cheilobranchinae76224213
               Trachelochisminae320952
               Diademichthyinae18174413612
               Gobiesocinae1980117804
     Blenniiformes      
          Tripterygiidae372902251848
               Notoclininae220330
               Tripterygiinae352702211818
          Labrisomidae431601881304
          Clinidae45260173881
          Chaenopsidae20130107935
          Dactyloscopidae179058480
          Blenniidae1245918474054
               Blenniinae40171199962
               Salariinae834206213092
     Perciformes *sedis mutabilis*      
          Caesioscorpididae110110
          Leptoscopidae3301150
     Perciformes      
          Serranidae2912018710315
          Anthiadidae6431133024632
          Epinephelidae541605371776
          Liopropomatidae116051413
               Liopropomatinae83043363
               Diploprioninae330850
          Grammistidae158063343
          Percidae831013822426
               Percinae103034100
               Luciopercinae163025100
               Etheostomatinae57413182226
          Niphonidae110110
          Centrogenyidae410310
          Labridae170661151856745
          Odacidae98033120
          Scaridae281004131000
               Scarinae1850313750
               Sparisomatinae105094250
          Zoarcidae9359041231317
               Lycodinae664203172465
               Lycozoarcinae110210
               Zoarcinae2101560
               Gymnelinae24150756012
          Anarhichadidae3202250
          Neozoarcidae22010100
          Eulophiidae330540
          Stichaeidae2817058390
               Stichaeinae107021140
               Chirolophinae94017120
               Alectriinae220770
               Xiphisterinae7401260
          Lumpenidae128026110
          Opisthocentridae96021120
          Pholidae144040150
               Pholinae101030110
               Apodichthyinae4301040
          Ptilichthyidae110110
          Zaproridae110110
          Cryptacanthodidae610940
          Cebidichthyidae430860
          Scytalinidae210110
          Bathymasteridae330770
          Percophidae110110
          Bovichtidae43018120
          Pseudaphritidae310410
          Eleginopidae210510
          Nototheniidae2015096590
               Pleuragrammatinae640860
               Nototheniinae107067370
               Trematominae44021160
          Harpagiferidae66155473
               Harpagiferinae11012120
               Artedidraconinae55143353
          Bathydraconidae1211019170
               Bathydraconinae98015140
               Gymnodraconinae330430
          Channichthyidae1311030210
          Trichodontidae320620
          Ammodytidae107047356
          Trachinidae4202190
          Uranoscopidae197084597
          Pinguipedidae167014810016
          Cheimarrichthyidae110110
          Bembropidae52030240
          Platycephalidae35171156863
          Hoplichthyidae51017171
          Triglidae5414030417810
               Prionotinae122054300
               Peristediinae156076453
               Pterygotriglinae102036322
               Triglinae1740124715
          Bembridae44012123
          Synanceiidae955202391419
               Apistinae8301230
               Perryeninae110110
               Eschmeyerinae110110
               Gnathanacanthinae310410
               Aploactininae2417058501
               Pataecinae330630
               Tetraroginae2717081444
               Choridactylinae113047273
               Synanceiinae176029111
          Neosebastidae52020180
          Plectrogeniidae22013139
          Scorpaenidae10136061638124
               Scorpaeninae4219032320113
               Caracanthinae610940
               Pteroinae145050305
               Setarchinae84019124
               Sebastolobinae43012100
               Sebastinae27402021242
          Congiopodidae3101650
          Zanclorhynchidae220634
          Normanichthyidae110110
          Hypoptychidae320420
          Gasterosteidae1550100202
          Aulorhynchidae210210
          Anoplopomatidae520520
          Zaniolepididae210220
          Hexagrammidae164031100
               Hexagramminae11102560
               Pleurogramminae210320
               Ophiodontinae210210
               Oxylebiinae110110
          Rhamphocottidae330551
          Jordaniidae430530
          Cottidae281702031167
          Psychrolutidae1276303612143
               Psychrolutinae604201441092
               Myoxocephalinae207098330
               Radulininae320440
               Triglopinae41020100
               Oligocottinae297045310
               Icelinae114050271
          Agonidae58250121630
               Agoninae196034150
               Anoplagoninae5201050
               Bathyagoninae630990
               Brachyopsinae106018110
               Hypsagoninae5301570
               Bothragoninae110220
               Hemitripterinae124033140
          Cyclopteridae176353325
               Cyclopterinae210910
               Liparopsinae510510
               Eumicrotreminae104339305
          Liparidae5732051544641
     Centrarchiformes      
          Percichthyidae207059232
          Perciliidae110320
          Terapontidae30160122628
          Kuhliidae71037130
          Dichistiidae310520
          Oplegnathidae4101270
          Kyphosidae122054131
          Girellidae182042200
          Scorpididae104017110
          Microcanthidae10401460
          Parascorpididae210210
          Centrarchidae3680152400
               Centrarchinae126037120
               Lepominae2420115280
          Elassomatidae110870
          Enoplosidae110510
          Sinipercidae72028140
          Cirrhitidae1812065350
          Chironemidae210960
          Aplodactylidae5101350
          Cheilodactylidae310420
          Latridae209169320
          "Percalates-clade"1101020
     Acropomatiformes      
          Scombropidae310530
          Ostracoberycidae110430
          Acropomatidae52016137
          Symphysanodontidae42116131
          Epigonidae166056476
          Howellidae63011101
          Polyprionidae5202140
          Lateolabracidae210530
          Glaucosomatidae410740
          Pempheridae720988550
          Dinolestidae310410
          Banjosidae210533
          Pentacerotidae187020130
               Histiopterinae13601070
               Pentacerotinae5101060
          Malakichthyidae73018162
          Champsodontidae21016130
          Hemerocoetidae128030273
          Creediidae88022180
          Stereolepididae000000
          Synagropidae74220177
          Bathyclupeidae22110103
     Acanthuriformes      
          Moronidae6203460
          Dinopercidae220420
          Callanthiidae62022184
          Priacanthidae64050210
          Sillaginidae75050394
          Malacanthidae52029161
          Latilidae73041301
          Emmelichthyidae53019181
          Lutjanidae692104161373
               Apsilinae84017130
               Etelinae235053211
               Paradicichthyinae420620
               Lutjaninae331003201012
          Gerreidae1971112540
          Haemulidae562113841376
               Haemulinae44171238954
               Plectorhinchinae1240132422
          Sparidae893914401649
          Lethrinidae1150143452
               Lethrininae510110301
               Monotaxinae64033151
          Nemipteridae2150176778
          Sciaenidae12968256429913
          Monodactylidae6101440
          Cepolidae1030674623
               Cepolinae4202890
               Owstoniinae610393723
          Lobotidae43029150
          Pomacanthidae1970178901
          Drepaneidae510930
          Chaetodontidae531203081366
               Heniochinae138048270
               Chaetodontinae38202321002
          Ephippidae108044150
          Leiognathidae15101100533
               Leiognathinae62028120
               Gazzinae98168413
          Scatophagidae5201730
          Antigoniidae31023181
          Siganidae91086321
          Caproidae210410
          Luvaridae6101110
          Zanclidae310710
          Acanthuridae3660258851
     Lophiiformes      
          Lophiidae94058300
          Ogcocephalidae151001259819
          Rhycheridae110420
          Brachionichthyidae55016140
          Antennariidae1960145320
          Histiophrynidae117123172
          Tathicarpidae110310
          Tetrabrachiidae220220
          Lophichthyidae110110
          Chaunacidae320353311
          Caulophrynidae3201050
          Neoceratiidae110110
          Melanocetidae3102560
          Himantolophidae61030231
          Diceratiidae520871
          Oneirodidae20160128717
          Thaumatichthyidae4201091
          Centrophrynidae110110
          Ceratiidae11202140
          Gigantactinidae42029241
          Linophrynidae145048270
     Tetraodontiformes      
          Triacanthodidae1211031241
          Triacanthidae4401870
          Triodontidae110210
          Molidae17305251
          Diodontidae157083190
          Tetraodontidae852803921927
          Aracanidae126026130
          Ostraciidae136081240
          Monacanthidae502703031080
          Balistidae27120181410
Coelacanthi      
     Coelacanthiformes      
          Latimeriidae210320
Dipneusti      
     Ceratodontiformes      
          Neoceratodontidae210310
          Lepidosirenidae210410
          Protopteridae310940
Totals10523523022961475363833575

Table 2. Number of fish species described from years 2003 through 2022
YearNew species describedNew freshwater species
2003314214
2004424239
2005470330
2006397248
2007419249
2008524304
2009295185
2010389259
2011371241
2012470256
2013433284
2014394271
2015436246
2016451255
2017472313
2018418262
2019353204
2020360218
2021388208
2022303201
Total80814987

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