Commercially Important Fishes Occurring in Philippines
n = 730
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Table 1: 720 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 7 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 3 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 730 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 720 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Use Use elsewhere
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Abalistes stellarisnative Starry triggerfish Pakol  minor commercial  commercial 
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish Salasang dilaw  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf bengalensisnative Bengal sergeant Kapal  minor commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant Buring  minor commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sexfasciatusnative Scissortail sergeant Kikiringan  minor commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant Amangpang  minor commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant Kikiringan  minor commercial  subsistence fisheries 
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Tangingue  minor commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus auranticavusnative Orange-socket surgeonfish Indangan  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus barienenative Black-spot surgeonfish Indangan  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus blochiinative Ringtail surgeonfish Labahita  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish Papakol  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus fowlerinative Fowler's surgeonfish Labahita  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus grammoptilusnative Finelined surgeonfish Komang  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus guttatusnative Whitespotted surgeonfish Indangan  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucopareiusnative Whitebar surgeonfish Labahita  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Lapus lapus  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus maculicepsnative White-freckled surgeonfish Indangan  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Saplan  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricansmnative Whitecheek surgeonfish Papakol  commercial  subsistence fisheries 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish Indangan  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish Indangan  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus olivaceusnative Orangespot surgeonfish Tarian  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus pyroferusnative Chocolate surgeonfish Labahita  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Indangan  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Labahita  commercial  minor commercial 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Acreichthys tomentosusnative Bristle-tail file-fish Kakaniten  minor commercial  minor commercial 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Aesopia cornutanative Unicorn sole Darapa  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Serranidae Aethaloperca rogaanative Redmouth grouper Kubing  commercial  minor commercial 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Spotted eagle ray Pagi  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano Damis-lawin  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis indicanative Indian threadfish Talakitok salamin  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes djedabanative Shrimp scad Salay-salay  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes kleiniinative Razorbelly scad Tigasin  minor commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes melanopteranative Blackfin scad Salay-salay  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes varinative Herring scad Salay-salay  commercial  minor commercial 
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias pelagicusnative Pelagic thresher Pating  subsistence fisheries  commercial 
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias superciliosusnative Bigeye thresher Pating  subsistence fisheries  commercial 
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher Pating  commercial  commercial 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Amanses scopasnative Broom filefish Kakaniten  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis kopsiinative Freckled hawkfish Ibis  commercial  commercial 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Amblygaster clupeoidesnative Bleeker smoothbelly sardinella Tamban  commercial  commercial 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Amblygaster leiogasternative Smoothbelly sardinella Tamban  commercial  subsistence fisheries 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Amblygaster sirmnative Spotted sardinella Tamban  commercial  commercial 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Amblyglyphidodon leucogasternative Yellowbelly damselfish Kikiringan  minor commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblygobius phalaenanative Whitebarred goby Bia  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblygobius sphynxnative Sphinx goby Bia  commercial  minor commercial 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Amphiprion chrysopterusnative Orangefin anemonefish   subsistence fisheries  subsistence fisheries 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Amphiprion clarkiinative Yellowtail clownfish Tau ng lanagan  subsistence fisheries  subsistence fisheries 
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineusintroduced Climbing perch Liwalo  commercial  commercial 
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