List of ACTINOPTERYGII species in Belize

This is a list of ACTINOPTERYGII in Belize according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Emblemaria vitta Ribbon Blenny 47142954 LC
Citharichthys abbotti Veracruz Whiff 196694 LC
Calamus proridens Littlehead Porgy 170182 LC
Cathorops belizensis Belize Sea Catfish 196819 DD
Emblemariopsis dianae Orangeflag Blenny 47143154 DD
Emblemariopsis pricei Seafan Blenny 47143176 VU
Starksia starcki Key Blenny 46104864 LC
Emblemariopsis ruetzleri Ruetzler's Blenny 47143216 LC
Hypoplectrus maya Maya Hamlet 16759101 VU
Starksia sangreyae Sangrey's Blenny 194906 LC
Starksia weigti Weigt's Blenny 194909 LC
Starksia langi Blenny 194914 LC
Trichromis salvini Yellow Belly Cichlid 192886 LC
Cryptoheros chetumalensis Chetumal Cichlid 192891 LC
Petenia splendida Bay Snook 192902 LC
Thorichthys affinis Yellow Meeki 192909 LC
Thorichthys aureus Blue Flash 192910 DD
Ophisternon aenigmaticum 132675986 LC
Thorichthys helleri Yellow Cichlid 192913 DD
Thorichthys meeki Firemouth Cichlid 192914 LC
Chuco intermedium Northern Checkmark Cichlid 192923 LC
Vieja maculicauda Blackbelt Cichlid 192924 LC
Sicydium gymnogaster Smoothbelly Goby 192936 LC
Astyanax bacalarensis Bacalar Tetra 132569524 LC
Eugerres awlae Maracaibo Mojarra 46109145 LC
Acanthemblemaria greenfieldi Stalk Blenny 47141351 LC
Sanopus barbatus Bearded Toadfish 16441865 LC
Atractosteus tropicus Tropical Gar 191025 LC
Atherinella milleri Miller's Silverside 16417341 LC
Elacatinus rubrigenis Redcheek Goby 47143570 DD
Serraniculus pumilio Pygmy Sea Bass 16759463 LC
Batrachoides gilberti Large-eye Toadfish 191193 LC
Brycon guatemalensis Machaca Tetra 191203 LC
Hyphessobrycon compressus Mayan Tetra 191204 LC
Dorosoma anale Mexican River Gizzard Shad 191209 LC
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad 191211 LC
Anchoa belizensis Belize Anchovy 191213 LC
Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum 193261 LC
Mayaheros urophthalmus Mexican Mojarra 62217 LC
Lepophidium entomelan Blackthroat Cusk-Eel 20675356 LC
Floridichthys polyommus Ocellated Killifish 191309 LC
Jordanella pulchra Yucatan Flagfish 191310 LC
Rhamdia laticauda Rock Catfish 132670498 LC
Halichoeres socialis Social Wrasse 187435 EN
Rhamdia guatemalensis 138525825 LC
Belonesox belizanus Top Minnow 191721 LC
Gambusia sexradiata Teardrop Mosquito 191730 LC
Gambusia yucatana Yucatan Gambusia 191731 LC
Pseudoxiphophorus bimaculatus Twospot Livebearer 191736 LC
Phallichthys fairweatheri Picotee Livebearer 191742 DD
Poecilia orri Mangrove Molly 191751 LC
Elacatinus colini Belize Sponge Goby 195873 LC
Elacatinus lobeli Caribbean Neon Goby 195874 NT
Xiphophorus hellerii Green Swordtail 191780 LC
Tomicodon briggsi Broadhead Clingfish 195880 LC
Mullus auratus Red Goatfish 16545072 LC
Acyrtops amplicirrus Flarenostril Clingfish 154950 LC
Cynodonichthys tenuis Dogtooth Rivulus 191821 DD
Centropomus poeyi Mexican Snook 191834 LC
Cribroheros robertsoni False Firemouth Cichlid 191840 LC
Parachromis friedrichsthalii Monarch Cichlid 169378 LC
Gobiosoma yucatanum Yucatan Goby 169388 LC
Sanopus astrifer Whitespotted Toadfish 19896 VU
Sanopus greenfieldorum Whitelined Toadfish 19897 VU
Poecilia kykesis 132677053 LC
Sanopus splendidus Splendid Toadfish 19899 EN
Microdesmus carri Stippled Wormfish 20665832 LC
Leptophilypnus fluviatilis Freshwater Sleeper Goby 185872 LC
Psilotris amblyrhynchus Blunt-snout Goby 185894 DD
Elacatinus lori Linesnout Goby 185973 LC
Vladichthys gloverensis Glover's Reef Toadfish 190077 VU
Ariopsis assimilis Mayan Sea Catfish 190078 LC
Trinectes maculatus Freshwater Flounder 190082 LC
Anchoviella elongata Elongate Anchovy 190092 LC
Eugerres plumieri Mojarra 185997 LC
Gobiesox strumosus Skilletfish 186005 LC
Tomicodon clarkei Coral Clingfish 186058 DD
Tomicodon lavettsmithi Reticulate Clingfish 186060 DD
Stellifer colonensis Croaker 46106412 LC
Opsanus beta Gulf Toadfish 190257 LC
Sphoeroides yergeri Speckled Puffer 190328 LC
Cyprinodon artifrons Yucatan Pupfish 190329 LC
Anchovia landivarensis 98891738 DD
Opsanus dichrostomus Bicolor Toadfish 190438 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)