List of Dangerous Fishes reported from Philippines
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Table 1: 323 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 34 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 4 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 361 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 323 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Danger
Scorpaeniformes Tetrarogidae Ablabys taenianotusnative Cockatoo waspfish  venomous 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant Kikiringan reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Tangingue reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucopareiusnative Whitebar surgeonfish Labahita reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish Lapus lapus venomous 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Saplan venomous 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish Indangan poisonous to eat 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish Indangan reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish Indangan reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish Labahita venomous 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius caninusnative Tropical sand goby  poisonous to eat 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius nebulosusnative Shadow goby Biyang dagat poisonous to eat 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Spotted eagle ray Pagi traumatogenic 
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula vulpesnative Bonefish Bidbid reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano Damis-lawin reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Allenbatrachus grunniensnative Grunting toadfish  venomous 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus monocerosnative Unicorn leatherjacket filefish Tiwarik reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish Tiwarik reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciataintroduced Convict cichlid Convict potential pest 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius biocellatusnative Brackishwater frogfish  poisonous to eat 
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennatus tuberosusnative Tuberculated frogfish  poisonous to eat 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Aphareus furcanative Small toothed jobfish Bisugo reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Scorpaeniformes Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish  venomous 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Aprion virescensnative Green jobfish Maya maya reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius ariusnative Threadfin sea catfish Kanduli traumatogenic 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius disparnative Fleshysnout catfish Kanduli traumatogenic 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius maculatusnative Spotted catfish Kanduli traumatogenic 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius manillensisendemic  Sea catfish traumatogenic 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius subrostratusnative Shovelnose sea catfish Short nosed catfish traumatogenic 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius sumatranusnative Goat catfish  traumatogenic 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius venosusnative Veined catfish Kanduli traumatogenic 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron hispidusnative White-spotted puffer Butete poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron immaculatusnative Immaculate puffer Mosi poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron mappanative Map puffer Butete poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron meleagrisnative Guineafowl puffer Butete poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron nigropunctatusnative Blackspotted puffer Butiti poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron stellatusnative Stellate puffer Butete poisonous to eat 
Perciformes Serranidae Aulacocephalus temminckiinative Goldribbon soapfish  poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistapus undulatusnative Orange-lined triggerfish Pakoy traumatogenic 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistoides conspicillumnative Clown triggerfish Pakoy reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistoides viridescensnative Titan triggerfish Kapuul reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Malacanthidae Branchiostegus sawakinensisnative Freckled tilefish Barko barko poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster rivulatanative Brown-lined puffer  venomous 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Canthigaster valentininative Valentin's sharpnose puffer Butete poisonous to eat 
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Caracanthus unipinnanative Pygmy coral croucher  venomous 
Perciformes Carangidae Carangoides ferdaunative Blue trevally Sibo reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx ignobilisnative Giant trevally Mamsa reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx lugubrisnative Black jack Sibong lison reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx melampygusnative Bluefin trevally Talakitok reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratusintroduced Goldfish karpita potential pest 
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