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12 February 2017

List of Endemic Fish in the Philippines

The table below contains the list of all the endemic fishes that you can find in the Philippines. According to the data gathered by the Also included on the table below is the family name, species, occurrence, and the english & tagalog (other local) names of the said freshwater fish. Please refer to the list below for more details.

List of Endemic Fish in the Philippines

List of Endemic Fish in the Philippines

Family Species Common names
Ariidae Arius manillensis Dupit (Bikol), Ito (Cebuano), Itô (Davawenyo), Sea catfish (English), Tabangongo (Kagayanen), Tabangongo (Kuyunon), Tauti (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Kanduli (Tagalog), Tabangongo (Agutaynen), Kanduli (Bikol), Tabangongo (Bikol), Kiti-kiti (Waray-waray), Tabangungo (Waray-waray) 
Atherinidae Atherinomorus regina Gono (Cebuano), Guno (Davawenyo), Guno (Waray-waray) 
Gobiidae Awaous litturatus
Cyprinidae Barbodes amarus Dipura (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Pait (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes bantolanensis
Cyprinidae Barbodes baoulan Baolan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Baoulan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes cataractae
Cyprinidae Barbodes clemensi Bagangan (Tagalog), Bagangan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manalak (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manalak (Tagalog) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes disa Disa (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Diza (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes flavifuscus Tumba (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Katapa-tapa (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes hemictenus Pait (Tagalog) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes herrei
Cyprinidae Barbodes katolo Katolo (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes lanaoensis Kandar (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Kundur (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes lindog Lindog (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes manalak Manalak (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes manguaoensis
Cyprinidae Barbodes montanoi
Cyprinidae Barbodes pachycheilus
Cyprinidae Barbodes palaemophagus Bitungu (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes palata Kandar (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Manobud (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Palata (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes resinus Bagañgan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Bagangan sa erungan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes sirang Sirang (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Tumaginting (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes tras Tras (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes truncatulus Bitungu (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Barbodes tumba Tumba (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Macrouridae Bathygadus sulcatus
Eleotridae Bostrychus expatria Bulokot (Not specified) 
Malacanthidae Branchiostegus saitoi
Gobiidae Caecogobius cryptophthalmus
Callionymidae Callionymus acutirostris Pointed dragonet (English) 
Callionymidae Callionymus guentheri Günther’s deepwater dragonet (English) 
Ariidae Cephalocassis manillensis
Pomacanthidae Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus Blue-spotted angelfish (English) 
Ogcocephalidae Coelophrys mollis
Macrouridae Coelorinchus dorsalis
Macrouridae Coelorinchus macrolepis
Macrouridae Coelorinchus notatus
Macrouridae Coelorinchus quincunciatus
Macrouridae Coelorinchus sexradiatus
Macrouridae Coelorinchus thompsoni
Macrouridae Coelorinchus triocellatus
Macrouridae Coelorinchus velifer
Macrouridae Coelorinchus weberi
Pseudochromidae Congrogadus hierichthys
Macrouridae Coryphaenoides camurus
Macrouridae Coryphaenoides dubius
Cyprinidae Cyclocheilichthys schoppeae
Zenarchopteridae Dermogenys palawanensis
Zenarchopteridae Dermogenys robertsi
Blenniidae Ecsenius dilemma Twocoat coralblenny (English) 
Blenniidae Ecsenius kurti Kurt's coralblenny (English) 
Engraulidae Encrasicholina oligobranchus Philippine anchovy (English), Bulinao (Tagalog), Dilis (Agutaynen), Bolinaw (Cebuano), Bolinao (Davawenyo), Dilis (Kuyunon), Dilis (Tagalog), Bulinaw (Waray-waray) 
Gobiidae Exyrias volcanus Goby (English), Bia (Tagalog) 
Macrouridae Gadomus magnifilis
Scyliorhinidae Galeus schultzi Pating (Tagalog) 
Gobiidae Gobiopterus lacustris Lacustrine goby (English), Kip-kip (Ilokano), Dulong (Tagalog) 
Gobiidae Gobiopterus stellatus Dwarf freshwater goby (English), Dolong (Tagalog) 
Phallostethidae Gulaphallus bikolanus
Phallostethidae Gulaphallus eximius
Phallostethidae Gulaphallus falcifer
Phallostethidae Gulaphallus mirabilis
Triakidae Hemitriakis leucoperiptera
Chimaeridae Hydrolagus deani
Atherinidae Hypoatherina crenolepis
Eleotridae Hypseleotris everetti
Eleotridae Hypseleotris pangel
Blenniidae Istiblennius colei Cole's rockskipper (English) 
Ophichthidae Lamnostoma taylori
Terapontidae Leiopotherapon plumbeus Silver perch (English), Bilbigan (Surigaonon), Bagaong (Tagalog), Bugaong (Agutaynen), Buga-ong (Cebuano), Bugaong (Cebuano), Buga-ong (Davawenyo), Therapon (English), Bagaw (Kuyunon), Bigaong (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Ayungin (Tagalog), Bagaong (Waray-waray) 
Syngnathidae Microphis pleurostictus
Gobiidae Mistichthys luzonensis Sinarapan (Bikol), Tabios (Bikol), Bia (Tagalog) 
Gobiidae Mugilogobius cagayanensis
Cyprinidae Nematabramis verecundus
Phallostethidae Neostethus ctenophorus
Phallostethidae Neostethus robertsi
Phallostethidae Neostethus thessa Priapium fish (English), Bolinao (Tagalog) 
Phallostethidae Neostethus villadolidi
Zenarchopteridae Nomorhamphus bakeri
Zenarchopteridae Nomorhamphus manifesta
Zenarchopteridae Nomorhamphus pectoralis
Zenarchopteridae Nomorhamphus philippinus
Zenarchopteridae Nomorhamphus pinnimaculata
Zenarchopteridae Nomorhamphus rossi
Zenarchopteridae Nomorhamphus vivipara
Adrianichthyidae Oryzias luzonensis Coscosleng (Ilokano) 
Bythitidae Paradiancistrus cuyoensis Cuyo coralbrotula (English) 
Eleotridae Parviparma straminea
Scyliorhinidae Pentanchus profundicolus Pating (Tagalog) 
Ariidae Plicofollis magatensis
Pseudochromidae Pseudochromis colei False Bandit Dottyback (English) 
Pseudochromidae Pseudochromis eichleri Eichler’s Dottyback (English) 
Paralichthyidae Pseudorhombus russellii
Siluridae Pterocryptis taytayensis Hito (Tagalog) 
Cyprinidae Rasbora philippina
Cyprinidae Rasbora taytayensis
Gobiidae Rhinogobius bucculentus
Gobiidae Rhinogobius carpenteri Kuchu (Bontoc) 
Gobiidae Rhinogobius flavoventris Goby (English), Bia (Tagalog) 
Gobiidae Rhinogobius philippinus Lizard goby (English), Biang tuku (Tagalog) 
Clupeidae Sardinella tawilis Freshwater sardinella (English), Tabagak (Cebuano), Tamban (Cebuano), Tamban (Davawenyo), Bombon sardine (English), Freshwater herring (English), Lao-lao (Tagalog), Manansing laot (Tagalog), Tamban (Tagalog), Tawilis (Tagalog), Tunsoy (Tagalog), Hawo hawo (Visayan), Mangsi (Visayan) 
Gobiidae Schismatogobius pallidus
Scorpaenidae Sebastapistes taeniophrys
Gobiidae Sicyopterus crassus
Gobiidae Sicyopterus fuliag
Gobiidae Sicyopterus lacrymosus Ipon (Tagalog), Paliling (Ilokano) 
Gobiidae Sicyopterus panayensis
Gobiidae Sicyopus auxilimentus
Gobiidae Sicyopus cebuensis
Sillaginidae Sillago argentifasciata Asohos (Tagalog), Alisoos (Cebuano), Asoos (Cebuano), Ago-os (Davawenyo), Susay (Ilokano), Usu-us (Ilokano), Asuhos (Tagalog), Hosohos (Tagalog), Oso-os (Waray-waray) 
Neoscopelidae Solivomer arenidens
Gobiidae Stenogobius kyphosus
Gobiidae Stigmatogobius elegans
Gobiidae Stiphodon pulchellus
Gobiidae Stiphodon surrufus
Engraulidae Stolephorus ronquilloi Ronquillo's anchovy (English), Ligbao na lapad (Tagalog), Dilis (Agutaynen), Bolinao (Cebuano), Tornos (Cebuano), Bolinao (Davawenyo), Burma (Ilokano), Muleng-leng (Ilokano), Munamom (Ilokano), Dilis (Kuyunon), Tuakang (Tagalog), Bulinaw (Waray-waray) 
Gobiidae Tamanka maculata
Gobiidae Tamanka siitensis
Macrouridae Trachonurus robinsi
Soleidae Zebrias lucapensis Darapa (Tagalog) 
Zenarchopteridae Zenarchopterus philippinus

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