Species in Samar Sea
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Species Name Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic Level Status
Acanthocepola abbreviata Bandfish Cepolidae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Aeoliscus strigatus Razorfish Centriscidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Aetobatus narinari Spotted eagle ray Myliobatidae benthopelagic 4.2 native
Alectis ciliaris African pompano Carangidae reef-associated 4.0 native
Alectis indica Indian threadfish Carangidae reef-associated 4.1 native
Alepes djedaba Shrimp scad Carangidae reef-associated 3.3 native
Alepes kleinii Razorbelly scad Carangidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Alepes melanoptera Blackfin scad Carangidae pelagic-neritic 3.3 native
Aluterus monoceros Unicorn leatherjacket filefish Monacanthidae reef-associated 2.0 native
Amblyotrypauchen arctocephalus Armour eelgoby Gobiidae demersal 3.4 native
Amblyotrypauchen arctocephalus Armour eelgoby Gobiidae demersal 3.4 native
Anacanthus barbatus Bearded leatherjacket Monacanthidae reef-associated 2.8 native
Apistus carinatus Ocellated waspfish Apistidae demersal 3.5 native
Argyrops spinifer King soldier bream Sparidae demersal 4.5 native
Ariomma indicum Indian driftfish Ariommatidae benthopelagic 3.6 native
Arothron hispidus White-spotted puffer Tetraodontidae reef-associated 3.4 native
Atule mate Yellowtail scad Carangidae reef-associated 4.2 native
Aurigequula fasciata Striped ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 3.3 native
Brachypleura novaezeelandiae Yellow-dabbled flounder Citharidae demersal 3.5 native
Branchiostegus ilocanus Malacanthidae demersal 3.5 native
Branchiostegus japonicus Horsehead tilefish Malacanthidae demersal 3.4 native
Bregmaceros mcclellandi Unicorn cod Bregmacerotidae pelagic-oceanic 3.3 misidentification
Callionymus leucobranchialis Whitegill dragonet Callionymidae demersal 3.3 native
Callogobius producta Elongate flap-headed goby Gobiidae reef-associated 3.3 native
Carangoides bajad Orangespotted trevally Carangidae reef-associated 4.0 native
Carangoides ciliarius Carangidae pelagic-neritic 4.2 native
Carangoides malabaricus Malabar trevally Carangidae reef-associated 3.9 native
Caranx ignobilis Giant trevally Carangidae reef-associated 4.2 native
Caranx sexfasciatus Bigeye trevally Carangidae reef-associated 4.5 native
Carcharhinus falciformis Silky shark Carcharhinidae reef-associated 4.4 native
Chaetodon lunula Raccoon butterflyfish Chaetodontidae reef-associated 3.7 native
Champsodon nudivittis Champsodontidae pelagic-oceanic 4.1 native
Chiloscyllium indicum Slender bambooshark Hemiscylliidae demersal 4.0 native
Chirocentrus dorab Dorab wolf-herring Chirocentridae reef-associated 4.4 native
Chlorurus japanensis Palecheek parrotfish Scaridae reef-associated 2.0 native
Conger conger European conger Congridae demersal 4.3 questionable
Congresox talabon Yellow pike conger Muraenesocidae demersal 4.0 native
Ctenotrypauchen chinensis Gobiidae demersal 3.6 native
Cyclichthys orbicularis Birdbeak burrfish Diodontidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Cynoglossus puncticeps Speckled tonguesole Cynoglossidae demersal 3.3 native
Dactyloptena orientalis Oriental flying gurnard Dactylopteridae reef-associated 3.7 native
Decapterus macrosoma Shortfin scad Carangidae reef-associated 3.4 native
Decapterus muroadsi Amberstripe scad Carangidae pelagic-oceanic 3.4 native
Diodon holocanthus Longspined porcupinefish Diodontidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Diodon hystrix Spot-fin porcupinefish Diodontidae reef-associated 4.0 native
Dipterygonotus balteatus Mottled fusilier Caesionidae reef-associated 3.4 native
Dussumieria acuta Rainbow sardine Dussumieriidae pelagic-neritic 3.4 native
Echeneis naucrates Live sharksucker Echeneidae reef-associated 3.7 native
Elates ransonnettii Dwarf flathead Platycephalidae demersal 4.1 native
Enchelycore nigricans Viper moray Muraenidae reef-associated 4.5 native
Epinephelus areolatus Areolate grouper Serranidae reef-associated 3.7 native
Epinephelus awoara Yellow grouper Serranidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Epinephelus bleekeri Duskytail grouper Serranidae demersal 3.9 native
Epinephelus corallicola Coral grouper Serranidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Epinephelus morrhua Comet grouper Serranidae reef-associated 4.0 native
Epinephelus sexfasciatus Sixbar grouper Serranidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Epinephelus tauvina Greasy grouper Serranidae reef-associated 4.1 native
Equulites elongatus Slender ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 2.9 native
Equulites laterofenestra Leiognathidae pelagic-neritic 3.3 native
Equulites leuciscus Whipfin ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 3.1 native
Equulites lineolatus Ornate ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 3.5 native
Eubleekeria splendens Splendid ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 2.9 native
Eupleurogrammus muticus Smallhead hairtail Trichiuridae benthopelagic 4.2 native
Fistularia petimba Red cornetfish Fistulariidae reef-associated 4.4 native
Gazza minuta Toothpony Leiognathidae demersal 3.0 native
Gerres erythrourus Deep-bodied mojarra Gerreidae reef-associated 3.3 native
Gerres filamentosus Whipfin silver-biddy Gerreidae demersal 3.3 native
Gerres macracanthus Longspine silverbiddy Gerreidae demersal 3.4 native
Gerres oyena Common silver-biddy Gerreidae reef-associated 2.7 native
Gnathanodon speciosus Golden trevally Carangidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Gymnothorax pictus Paintspotted moray Muraenidae reef-associated 4.2 native
Gymnothorax richardsonii Richardson's moray Muraenidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Halichoeres zeylonicus Goldstripe wrasse Labridae reef-associated 3.5 native
Halieutaea stellata Minipizza batfish Ogcocephalidae demersal 3.5 native
Heteropriacanthus cruentatus Glasseye Priacanthidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Hippocampus kuda Spotted seahorse Syngnathidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Histrio histrio Sargassumfish Antennariidae reef-associated 3.9 native
Inimicus sinensis Spotted ghoul Synanceiidae reef-associated 4.1 native
Jaydia ellioti Flag-in cardinal-fish Apogonidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Johnius dussumieri Sin croaker Sciaenidae demersal 4.1 native
Lagocephalus lunaris Lunartail puffer Tetraodontidae demersal 3.7 native
Lagocephalus sceleratus Silver-cheeked toadfish Tetraodontidae reef-associated 3.7 native
Leiognathus brevirostris Shortnose ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 3.0 native
Leiognathus equulus Common ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 3.0 native
Lepidotrigla abyssalis Triglidae demersal 3.1 native
Leptojulis lambdastigma Labridae demersal 3.8 native
Lethrinus obsoletus Orange-striped emperor Lethrinidae reef-associated 3.9 native
Lophiomus setigerus Blackmouth angler Lophiidae demersal 4.0 native
Lutjanus bohar Two-spot red snapper Lutjanidae reef-associated 4.3 native
Lutjanus johnii John's snapper Lutjanidae reef-associated 4.2 native
Lutjanus malabaricus Malabar blood snapper Lutjanidae reef-associated 4.5 native
Lutjanus monostigma One-spot snapper Lutjanidae reef-associated 4.3 native
Lutjanus sebae Emperor red snapper Lutjanidae reef-associated 4.1 native
Lutjanus vitta Brownstripe red snapper Lutjanidae reef-associated 4.0 native
Megalaspis cordyla Torpedo scad Carangidae reef-associated 3.9 native
Megalops cyprinoides Indo-Pacific tarpon Megalopidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Mene maculata Moonfish Menidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Muraenesox cinereus Daggertooth pike conger Muraenesocidae demersal 4.4 native
Narcine timlei Spotted numbfish Narcinidae demersal 3.2 native
Nemipterus bathybius Yellowbelly threadfin bream Nemipteridae demersal 4.0 native
Nemipterus hexodon Ornate threadfin bream Nemipteridae demersal 3.9 native
Nemipterus japonicus Japanese threadfin bream Nemipteridae demersal 3.8 native
Nemipterus japonicus Japanese threadfin bream Nemipteridae demersal 3.8 native
Nemipterus nematophorus Doublewhip threadfin bream Nemipteridae demersal 3.7 native
Nemipterus peronii Notchedfin threadfin bream Nemipteridae demersal 3.7 native
Nemipterus tambuloides Fivelined threadfin bream Nemipteridae demersal 4.0 native
Nemipterus virgatus Golden threadfin bream Nemipteridae demersal 4.0 native
Neobythites fasciatus Ophidiidae bathydemersal 3.7 native
Neopomacentrus violascens Violet demoiselle Pomacentridae reef-associated 3.4 native
Neotrygon kuhlii Blue-spotted stingray Dasyatidae reef-associated 3.3 misidentification
Neotrygon kuhlii Blue-spotted stingray Dasyatidae reef-associated 3.3 native
Netuma thalassina Giant catfish Ariidae demersal 3.5 native
Nuchequula blochii Twoblotch ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 2.9 native
Ostorhinchus cyanosoma Yellowstriped cardinalfish Apogonidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Ostorhinchus pleuron Rib-bar cardinalfish Apogonidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Paramonacanthus japonicus Hairfinned leatherjacket Monacanthidae reef-associated 2.8 native
Parapercis cylindrica Cylindrical sandperch Pinguipedidae reef-associated 3.0 native
Parastromateus niger Black pomfret Carangidae reef-associated 2.9 native
Paratrypauchen microcephalus Comb goby Gobiidae demersal 3.7 native
Parupeneus crassilabris Mullidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Pelates quadrilineatus Fourlined terapon Terapontidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Pentaprion longimanus Longfin mojarra Gerreidae demersal 3.4 native
Photopectoralis bindus Orangefin ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 2.9 native
Plagiotremus spilistius Blenniidae demersal 4.8 native
Platycephalus indicus Bartail flathead Platycephalidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Plectorhinchus pictus Trout sweetlips Haemulidae reef-associated 3.9 native
Plicofollis nella Smooth-headed catfish Ariidae demersal 3.7 native
Plotosus lineatus Striped eel catfish Plotosidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Pomadasys argenteus Silver grunt Haemulidae demersal 3.5 native
Pomadasys maculatus Saddle grunt Haemulidae reef-associated 4.0 native
Priacanthus macracanthus Red bigeye Priacanthidae reef-associated 4.1 native
Priacanthus tayenus Purple-spotted bigeye Priacanthidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Priolepis profunda Narrowbar reefgobby Gobiidae demersal 3.2 native
Prionace glauca Blue shark Carcharhinidae pelagic-oceanic 4.3 native
Prionace glauca Blue shark Carcharhinidae pelagic-oceanic 4.3 native
Pristipomoides typus Sharptooth jobfish Lutjanidae demersal 4.2 native
Pristotis obtusirostris Gulf damselfish Pomacentridae reef-associated 3.5 native
Pseudanthias albofasciatus Serranidae reef-associated 3.4 native
Pseudorhombus arsius Largetooth flounder Paralichthyidae demersal 4.2 native
Pseudorhombus quinquocellatus Five-eyed flounder Paralichthyidae demersal 3.5 native
Pterois russelii Plaintail turkeyfish Scorpaenidae reef-associated 3.7 native
Pterois volitans Red lionfish Scorpaenidae reef-associated 4.3 native
Rachycentron canadum Cobia Rachycentridae reef-associated 3.8 native
Rastrelliger brachysoma Short mackerel Scombridae pelagic-neritic 2.7 native
Rastrelliger kanagurta Indian mackerel Scombridae pelagic-neritic 3.2 native
Rhizoprionodon acutus Milk shark Carcharhinidae benthopelagic 4.3 native
Rhynchobatus djiddensis Giant guitarfish Rhinidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Rhynchostracion nasus Shortnose boxfish Ostraciidae reef-associated 3.2 native
Sarda orientalis Striped bonito Scombridae pelagic-neritic 4.2 native
Sardinella fimbriata Fringescale sardinella Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 2.7 native
Sardinella lemuru Bali sardinella Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 2.5 native
Sardinella longiceps Indian oil sardine Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 2.4 questionable
Saurida tumbil Greater lizardfish Synodontidae reef-associated 4.4 native
Saurida undosquamis Brushtooth lizardfish Synodontidae reef-associated 4.5 native
Scolopsis bimaculata Thumbprint monocle bream Nemipteridae reef-associated 3.8 native
Scolopsis taenioptera Lattice monocle bream Nemipteridae demersal 3.6 native
Scomberoides lysan Doublespotted queenfish Carangidae reef-associated 4.0 native
Scomberoides tol Needlescaled queenfish Carangidae reef-associated 4.1 native
Scomberomorus commerson Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel Scombridae pelagic-neritic 4.5 native
Scomberomorus guttatus Indo-Pacific king mackerel Scombridae pelagic-neritic 4.3 native
Secutor indicius Leiognathidae pelagic-neritic 2.8 native
Secutor insidiator Pugnose ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 2.8 native
Secutor ruconius Deep pugnose ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 2.7 native
Selar boops Oxeye scad Carangidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Selaroides leptolepis Yellowstripe scad Carangidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Seriolina nigrofasciata Blackbanded trevally Carangidae reef-associated 4.2 native
Siganus canaliculatus White-spotted spinefoot Siganidae reef-associated 2.8 native
Siganus javus Streaked spinefoot Siganidae reef-associated 2.4 native
Sillago sihama Silver sillago Sillaginidae reef-associated 3.3 native
Solea ovata Ovate sole Soleidae demersal 3.5 native
Sphyraena barracuda Great barracuda Sphyraenidae reef-associated 4.5 native
Sphyraena flavicauda Yellowtail barracuda Sphyraenidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Sphyraena jello Pickhandle barracuda Sphyraenidae reef-associated 4.5 native
Sphyraena obtusata Obtuse barracuda Sphyraenidae reef-associated 4.5 native
Sphyrna zygaena Smooth hammerhead Sphyrnidae pelagic-oceanic 4.9 native
Stolephorus commersonnii Commerson's anchovy Engraulidae pelagic-neritic 3.0 native
Stolephorus indicus Indian anchovy Engraulidae pelagic-neritic 3.3 native
Stolephorus tri Spined anchovy Engraulidae pelagic-neritic 3.3 native
Synodus intermedius Sand diver Synodontidae reef-associated 4.2 questionable
Synodus myops Snakefish Synodontidae reef-associated 4.4 native
Synodus variegatus Variegated lizardfish Synodontidae reef-associated 4.2 native
Terapon jarbua Jarbua terapon Terapontidae demersal 3.9 native
Terapon theraps Largescaled terapon Terapontidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Torquigener hypselogeneion Orange-spotted toadfish Tetraodontidae demersal 3.3 native
Triacanthus biaculeatus Short-nosed tripodfish Triacanthidae demersal 2.8 native
Trichiurus lepturus Largehead hairtail Trichiuridae benthopelagic 4.4 native
Trypauchen vagina Gobiidae demersal 3.5 native
Upeneus moluccensis Goldband goatfish Mullidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Upeneus sulphureus Sulphur goatfish Mullidae demersal 3.1 native
Upeneus sundaicus Ochrebanded goatfish Mullidae demersal 3.5 native
Upeneus tragula Freckled goatfish Mullidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Upeneus vittatus Yellowstriped goatfish Mullidae reef-associated 3.6 native
Uranoscopus bicinctus Marbled stargazer Uranoscopidae reef-associated 4.1 native
Uranoscopus japonicus Uranoscopidae bathydemersal 4.0 native
Uraspis helvola Whitetongue jack Carangidae reef-associated 3.8 native
Xiphasia setifer Hairtail blenny Blenniidae benthopelagic 3.9 native
Xiphocheilus typus Blue-banded wrasse Labridae reef-associated 3.4 native
Zebrias zebra Zebra sole Soleidae reef-associated 3.5 native
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