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31 May 2015

List of Fish in the Philippines

The table below contains the list of all the fish(es) found here in the Philippines. For the the list below we listed a total of 96 fishes. They are listed alphabetically for more easier way of finding your fish. Some of the fishes are also translated from English to Tagalog names and vice versa. Have some time and see the them below.

List of Fish in the Philippines

List of Fish in the Philippines

Agoot - grunt 
Alakaak Tuel, balat, dulama - Croaker
Alumahan  Tuna, tambacol, tanigi, tanigigi - Long-jawed Mackerel
Alumahang bato - chub mackerel (e.g. Scomber japonicus)
Apahap  Katuyot, matang-pusa, mangagat - Sea bass; bulgan (Negros); Barramundi (Australia)
Asohos - sillago or whiting (e.g. Sillago sihama)
Ataba - archerfish 
Ayungin - silver perch, silver theraponid (Leiopotherapon plumbeus)
Babansi or bagaong - terapon (e.g. Terapon jarbua)
Bakoko - Sea bream, reddish variety or sweet lips; related to snapper, with a smaller mouth; passed off as grouper (lapu-lapu)
Balo - needlefish
Balyena - whale
Banak or asubi or talilong - mullet
Bangus - milkfish (Chanos chanos)
Betilya - Emperor, white snapper; passed off as maya-maya
Bidbid - Hawaiian ladyfish (Elops hawaiensis)
Biloan - lattice monocle bream (Scolopsis taeniopterus) [?]
Bisugo - threadfin bream (e.g. Nemipterus japonicus), jobfish, goatfish
Bitilya - emperor (e.g. Lethrinus lentjan)
Biya - goby (generally, some exceptions)
Blue marlin or Royal blue marlin - Swordfish (billfish)
Bolador - flying fish (e.g. Cypselurus opisthopus)  
Buan-buan - Indo-Pacific tarpon (Megalops cyprinoides)
Burara - bigeye snapper (Lutjanus lutjanus) [?]
Butanding - whale shark (Rhincodon typus)
Chabeta or hiwas - moonfish (Mene maculata)
Chabita Hiwas, Isabita, Bilong-bilong, Tahas - Moonfish
Dagum-dagum Kabayo-kabayohan - Seahorse
Dalag - mudfish or striped snakehead (Channa striata) 
Dalagang bukid  (Lapas, morong, boyoyod) - Yellow tail fusilier
Dalag-dagat - cobia (Rachycentron canadum)
Danggit - Rabbit fish with white dots
Dapa - flounder, sole (flatfish)
Dilat - red bigeye (Priacanthus macracanthus)
Dilis  (Bulinau, silag, bombra, sibuyan) - Anchovy
Dorado - dolphinfish or mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), queenfish
Duhol - Sea snake
Dulong - lacustrine goby (Gobiopterus lacustris)
Espada - beltfish or largehead hairtail (Trichiurus lepturus)
Galunggong - mackerel scad (Decapterus macarellus), Indian scad or Russell's mackerel scad (Decapterus russelli), scad (various - usually scads with longer narrower bodies)
Gindara  - Oil fish (escolar); two types: smooth-skinned and rough-skinned, the latter with a higher oil content; for both, servings of more than 6 oz or 150 g may cause bothersome loose oily stools, for which it has been referred to as "xenical' fish. A good "colon-cleansing" fish, but a traveler's nightmare, a fish to avoid if travel is contemplated in a day or two.
Gulyasan - skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)
Haol-haol Bilis, Tamban-tuloy - Sardines
Hasa-hasa or kabalyas or kabayas - short mackerel (Rastrelliger brachysoma)
Hito - catfish (black, e.g. Clarias batrachus)
Igat or palos - eel
Isdang lawin - Flying fish
Isu - mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus)
Japayuki - Mackerel
Kabasi - gizzard shad (e.g. Nematalosa nasus, Anodontostoma chacunda)
Kalaso - lizardfish
Kanduli - catfish (silver, e.g. Arius manillensis)
Kansusuit - garfish  
Kitang - spotted scat (Scatophagus argus)
Labahita  (Mangadlit, isdang ilong, pulang ikog) - Surgeon fish or unicorn fish
Lao-lao or lawlaw - deepbody sardinella (Sardinella brachysoma)
Lapu-lapu Bato-bato Kulapo, Kakab - Grouper
Liwalo or Martiniko - climbing perch (Anabas testudineus)
Lohoran - crimson snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus) [?]
Loro - Parrot fish, brightly colored with beak-shaped mouth
Ludong  - lobed river mullet (Cestraeus plicatilis) 
Malaga - vermiculated spinefoot (Siganus vermiculatus)
Malakapas - mojarra, silver-biddy
Malasugui - Black or white marlin
Mamali - fourfinger threadfin (Eleutheronema tetradactylum)
Maming - Wrasse
Matangbaka - oxeye scad (Selar boops), bigeye scad (Selar crumenophthalmus)
Matang-dagat - Tilefish
Matumbok - Sailfish
Maya-maya or bambangin or pargo - snapper (e.g. Lutjanus malabaricus)
Pagi - Manta orsting ray
Palos - Eel
Pampano  Apahan, damis lawin, pulang buntot - Pomfret, silver or black
Paru-parong dagat - butterflyfish
Pating - shark
Pla-pla - Tilapia bigger than 1 kg
Sagisi or tikwi - deepwater red snapper (Etelis carbunculus), deepwater longtail red snapper (Etelis coruscans)
Salay batang or kalapato - yellowtail scad (Atule mate)
Salay ginto - Yellowstripe scad
Salay-salay - yellowstripe scad (Selaroides leptolepis), herring scad (Alepes vari), scad (various - usually rounder wider scads with yellow marking)
Salay-salay Pampano, Apahay, Tarakitok - Smooth-tailed trevally
Samaral - goldlined spinefoot (Siganus guttatus)
Sapsap - ponyfish or slipmouth
Silinyasi or tunsoy - fringescale sardinella (Sardinella fimbriata)
Sinarapan - Mistichthys Luzonensi, world's smallest edible fish
Taksay - toothpony (Gazza minuta)
Talakitok or maliputo - trevally or jack or cavalla (e.g. Caranx ignobilis)
Talimusak - maned goby (Oxyurichthys microlepis)
Tambakol  Tulingan, barilis, talingay - Skipjack tuna
Tamban - sardine
Tanigue or tangigue - Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson), Indo-Pacific king mackerel (Scomberomorus guttatus), wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)
Tawilis - freshwater sardinella (Sardinella tawilis)
Tilapia or pla pla - tilapia (e.g. Oreochromis niloticus)
Torsilyo - barracuda
Tulingan - kawakawa or mackerel tuna (Euthynnus affinis), bullet tuna (Auxis rochei), frigate tuna (Auxis thazard)
Twakang - Commerson's anchovy (Stolephorus commersonnii), Indian anchovy (Stolephorus indicus)

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