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Fishes: Pronunciation Guide for Scientific Names

Acanthuroidei uh-KAN-thuh-ROY-dee-EYE

Acanthurus lineatus uh-KAN-thuh-ruhs LIH-nee-ah-tuhs

Acipenseriformes AS-uh-pen-SER-uh-FOR-meez

Albula vulpes ALB-yuh-luh VUL-peez

Albuliformes ALB-yuh-luh-FOR-meez

Alepisaurus ferox ay-LEP-uh-SOR-uhs FAIR-awks

Amia calva uh-MEE-uh KAL-vuh

Amiiformes uh-MY-uh-FOR-meez

Ammodytes americanus AM-uh-DY-deez uh-MAIR-uh-KAN-uhs

Anabantoidei AN-uh-BAN-toy-dee-EYE

Anabas testudineus AN-uh-buhs TEST-yoo-DIH-nee-uhs

Anableps anableps AN-uh-BLEPS AN-uh-BLEPS

Anchoa mitchilli AN-koh-uh MITCH-uh-ly

Anguilla rostrata ang-GWIL-uh RAH-struh-duh

Anguilliformes ang-GWIL-uh-FOR-meez

Annarrichthys ocellatus AN-ner-RIK-theez os-uh-LAH-tuhs

Anomalops katoptron uh-NOM-uh-LOPS kuh-TOP-truhn

Aphredoderus sayanus AF-ruh-DOD-uh-ruhs say-AN-uhs

Arothon hispidus AR-uh-thon HIH-spuh-duhs

Astroscopus guttatus AS-troh-SKAH-puhs guh-TAH-tuhs

Atheriniformes ATH-uh-RIN-uh-FOR-meez

Atigonia rubescens AD-uh-GAH-nee-uh ROO-buh-sinz

Aulopiformes all-OP-uh-FOR-meez

Austrolebias nigripinnis AH-stroh-LEE-bee-uhs nih-GRIP-ih-nis

Balistoides conspicillum BAH-luh-STOY-deez kon-SPIS-uh-lum

Bathypterois qaudrifilis buh-THIP-tuh-roy kwah-DRIF-uh-lis

Batrachoidiformes BAT-truh-KOY-duh-FOR-meez

Beloniformes BEL-uh-nuh-FOR-meez

Benthosema pterotum ben-THOS-uh-muh tair-AH-dum

Beryciformes BY-ris-uh-FOR-meez

Betta splendens BED-uh SPLEN-dunz

Blennioidei BLEH-nee-OY-dee-EYE

Bothus lunatus BAH-thuhs LOO-nah-tuhs

Botia macracanthus boh-TEE-uh MAK-ruh-KAN-thuhs

Callionymoidei kuh-LON-ee-MOY-dee-EYE

Campostoma anomalum KAM-puh-STOH-muh uh-NOM-uh-lum

Canthigaster solandri KAN-thih-GUH-ster SOH-lan-dry

Carapus bermudensis KAR-uh-puhs BER-myoo-DEN-sis

Carcharodon carcharias kar-KAR-uh-don kar-KAR-ee-uhs

Cephalaspidomorphi SEF-uh-lah-SPIH-duh-mor-fee

Chaca chaca KAH-suh KAH-suh

Channa striata KON-nuh STRY-ah-tuh

Channoidei kan-NOY-dee-EYE

Chanos chanos KAH-nohs KAH-nohs

Characiformes kuh-RAS-uh-FOR-meez

Chauliodus sloani koh-LEE-uh-duhs SLOH-ny

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus ky-LOP-uh-gon pih-NAT-uh-BAR-buh-tuhs kal-uh-FORN-uh-kuhs

Chondrichthyes kon-DRIK-thee-EEZ

Clupeiformes KLOO-pee-uh-FOR-meez

Coryphaena hippurus KOR-uh-FEE-nuh hih-PER-uhs

Cypriniformes sy-PRIN-uh-FOR-meez

Cyprinodontiformes sy-PRIN-uh-DON-tuh-FOR-meez

Dactyloptena orientalis DAK-tuh-LOP-tuh-nuh or-ee-EN-tuh-lis

Eigenmannia lineata EYE-gun-muh-NEE-uh lin-EE-ah-tuh

Electrophorus electricus uh-LEK-TROF-uh-ruhs uh-LEK-truh-cuhs

Elopiformes uh-LOP-ih-FOR-meez

Enneapterygius mirabilis EN-ee-OP-tuh-RIH-jee-uhs-MER-ah-buh-lis

Epinephelus striatus EP-uh-NEF-uh-luhs stry-AH-tuhs

Esociformes uh-SOS-uh-FOR-meez

Esox masquinongy EE-sawks mas-KWIH-nun-jee

Gadiformes GAD-uh-FOR-meez

Gadus morhua GAD-uhs mor-HOO-uh

Galeocerdo cuvier GAL-ee-oh-SAIR-duh koo-VEE-air

Gasteropelecus sternicla GAS-ter-RAH-puh-LEE-suhs STER-nik-luh

Gasterosteiformes GAS-ter-RAH-stee-uh-FOR-meez

Gasterosteus aculeatus GAS-ter-RAH-stee-uhs ak-kyoo-LEE-ah-tuhs

Gobiesocodei goh-BY-uh-SOS-uh-dee-EYE

Gobioidei GOH-bee-OY-dee-EYE

Gonorynchiformes GON-uh-RIN-kuh-FOR-meez

Gymnothorax funebris JIM-nuh-THOR-aks FYOO-neh-bruhs

Gymnotiformes jim-NOD-uh-FOR-meez

Hipppocampus erectus HIP-uh-KAM-puhs EE-rek-tuhs

Hippoglossus stenolepsis HIP-uh-GLOS-uhs STEN-uh-LEP-sis

Histrio histrio HIS-tree-oh HIS-tree-oh

Huso Huso HYOO-soh HYOO-soh

Hydrocynus goliath hy-DRAH-sih-nuhs guh-LY-uth

Hydrolagus colliei hy-DRALL-uh-guhs kuh-LEE-eye

Hypopthalmichthys molitrix hy-POP-thal-MIK-theez MOL-uh-triks

Icosteoidei EYE-kah-STEE-uh-dee-EYE

Icosteus aenigmaticus eye-KAH-stee-uhs ee-nig-MAH-tuh-cuhs

Ictalurus punctatus IK-tuh-LOOR-uhs PUNK-tah-tuhs

Labroidei LAB-roy-DEE-eye

Labroides dimidiatus LAB-roy-DEEZ dih-MID-ee-AH-tuhs

Lampridiformes lam-PRID-uh-FOR-meez

Latimeria chalumnae LAD-uh-MAIR-ee-uh kuh-LUM-nee

Lepidosiren paradoxa LEP-uh-dah-SUH-rin PAIR-uh-DOK-suh

Lepisosteiformes LEP-uh-SOS-tee-uh-FOR-meez

Lepisosteus oculatus LEP-uh-SOS-tee-uhs ah-KYOO-lah-tuhs

Leuresthes tenuis LOOR-es-teez teh-NYOO-is

Lophiiformes LAH-fee-uh-FOR-meez

Lophius americanus LAH-fee-uhs uh-MAIR-uh-KAN-uhs

Macquaria ambigua muh-KWAR-ee-uh am-BIG-yoo-uh

Makaira nigricans muh-KY-ruh nih-GRIH-sunz

Malacosteus niger MAL-uh-KOS-tee-uhs NY-jer

Manta birostris MAN-tuh BY-ros-truhs

Megalops atlanticus MEG-uh-lops at-LAN-tuh-kuhs

Meiacanthus grammistes MAY-uh-KAN-thus GRAM-uh-steez

Melanogrammus aeglefinus MEL-uh-NAH-gruh-muhs ee-gluh-FIN-uhs

Micropterus salmoides my-KROP-tuh-ruhs sal-MOY-deez

Mirapinna esau muh-ROP-uh-nuh EE-sou

Mugil cephalus MYOO-jil SEF-uh-luhs

Mugiliformes myoo-JIL-uh-FOR-meez

Myctophiformes mik-TOF-uh-FOR-meez

Myripristis jacobus mir-ih-PRIS-tuhs juh-KOH-buhs

Myxine glutinosa MIK-suh-nee gloo-tuh-NOH-suh

Myxini MIK-suh-ny

Nemateleotris magnifica NEM-uh-TEL-ee-OH-truhs mag-NIH-fuh-kuh

Notothenioidei NOH-duh-thuh-NOY-dee-EYE

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha ON-koh-RIN-kuhs chuh-WIH-chuh

Ophidiiformes OFF-uh-DEE-uh-FOR-meez

Ophiodon elongatus off-FEE-oh-don ee-lon-GAH-tuhs

Opsanus tau op-SAH-nuhs TOU

Osmeriformes oz-MER-uh-FOR-meez

Osteoglossiformes OS-tee-oh-GLOS-uh-FOR-meez

Oxyeleotris marmorata AWK-see-uh-LEE-oh-truhs mar-MOH-rah-tuh

Pantodon buchholzi PAN-tuh-don byoo-KOHL-zy

Paradiplogrammus bairdi PAIR-uh-dip-LOG-ruh-muhs BAIR-dy

Peprilus triacanthus PEP-rih-luhs TRY-uh-KAN-thuhs

Perciformes PER-suh-FOR-meez

Percoidei per-KOY-dee-EYE

Percopsiformes per-KOP-suh-FOR-meez

Periopthalmus barbarus PAIR-ee-op-THAL-muhs BAR-buh-ruhs

Petromyzon marinus PEH-troh-MY-zun muh-REE-nuhs

Phycodurus eques fy-KOH-der-uhs EK-weez

Plecoglossus altivelis PLEH-koh-GLOS-uhs al-TIV-uh-lis

Pleuronectiformes PLER-oh-NEK-tuh-FOR-meez

Polymixia nobilis PALL-ee-MIK-see-uh NOH-buh-luhs

Polymixiiformes PALL-ee-MIK-see-uh-FOR-meez

Polypteriformes PALL-up-TER-uh-FOR-meez

Polypterus ornatipinnis PALL-up-TER-uhs OR-nuh-TIP-ih-nihs

Pterois volitans TAIR-oy VALL-uh-tunz

Pterophyllum scalare TAIR-oh-FY-lum skuh-LAR-ee

Pygocentrus nattereri PY-goh-SEN-truhs nad-uh-RAIR-eye

Raja eglanteria RAH-juh eg-LON-tuh-REE-uh

Regalecus glesne ruh-GAL-uh-kuhs GLEZ-nee

Retropinna semoni ruh-TROP-ih-nuh SEH-muh-ny

Saccopharyngiformes SAK-oh-fuh-RIN-juh-FOR-meez

Saccopharynx ampullaceus SAK-oh-FAR-inks amp-yoo-LAY-see-uhs

Salmo salar SAL-moh SUH-lar

Salmoniformes sal-MON-uh-FOR-meez

Salvelinus fontinalis sal-vuh-LIN-uhs fon-tih-NALL-lis

Sarcopterygii sar-KOP-tuh-RIJ-ee-EYE

Scarus iseri SKAR-uhs EYE-suh-ry

Scombroidei skam-BROY-dee-EYE

Scorpaeniformes skor-PEEN-uh-FOR-meez

Siluriformes sih-LOOR-uh-FOR-meez

Solea solea soh-LEE-uh soh-LEE-uh

Sphyraena barracuda sfer-EE-nuh BAIR-uh-KOO-duh

Stephanoberyciformes stuh-FON-uh-BAIR-ris-uh-FOR-meez

Stomiiformes STOH-mee-uh-FOR-meez

Stromateoidei STROH-muh-tee-OY-dee-EYE

Strongylura exilis stron-juh-LOOR-uh ek-SIH-luhs

Strophidon sathete STROF-uh-don SATH-uh-dee

Synbranchiformes sin-BRAN-kuh-FOR-meez

Synbranchus marmoratus sin-BRAN-kuhs MAR-muh-RAH-tuhs

Tetraodontiformes TEH-truh-oh-DON-tuh-FOR-meez

Thunnus thynus THUH-nuhs THY-nuhs

Tomicodon humeralis toh-MIK-uh-don HYOO-muh-RAL-is

Toxotes jaculatrix TAWK-suh-teez juh-KYOO-luh-triks

Trachinoidei TRAK-uh-NOY-dee-EYE

Trematomus bernacchii treh-muh-TOH-muhs ber-NOTCH-ee-EYE

Vandellia cirrhosa van-duh-LEE-uh ser-OH-suh

Xiphophorus hellerii ZIF-uh-FOR-uhs huh-LOOR-ee-EYE

Zanclus cornutus ZAN-kluhs kor-NUH-tuhs

Zebrasoma flavescens ZEE-bruh-SOH-muh fluh-VES-unz

Zeiformes ZEE-uh-FOR-meez

Zoarces americanus zoh-AR-seez uh-MAIR-uh-KAN-uhs

Zoarcoidei zoh-ar-KOY-dee-EYE

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