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ENCYCLOQUARIA . SCIENCE
The Art and Science of Aquaria
Other Families
Minor Families of Fishes

Ambassidae
Ambassidae Ambassis
Ambassidae Parambassis

Glassfish


Anguillidae

True Eels


Archiridae

Flatfishes


Badidae
Badidae Badis
Badidae Dario

Badis


Batrachoidinae
Batrachoidinae Batrachus

Toadfish


Blenniinae

Blennies


Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) printed at the SCMBAS Gyotaku session. - Joe Cutler
Centrarchidae Enneacanthus
Centrarchidae Lepomis

Sunfish


Channidae

Snakeheads


Datnioidae

Tigerfish


Galaxiidae

Smelts


Gasterosteidae
Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus
Gasterosteidae Pungitius

Sticklebacks


Gobiidae
Gobiidae Gobionellinae
Gobiidae Sicydiinae

Gobies


Goodeidae

Goodeids



Indostomas

Paradox fish


Lebiasinidae
Lebiasinidae Lebiasininae
Lebiasinidae Pyrrhulininae

Pencilfish


Pencil fish, splashing "tetras" (not tetras) and related fishes.


Monodactylidae

Monos


Mormyridae
Mormyridae Campylomormyrus
Mormyridae Marcusenius Mormyridae Pollimyrus

Whales and Elephants


One of the most evolved and intelligent of fishes, all possess an electrical system used to at the very least serve as an addition sense. All are on different frequencies so the possibility exists they communication with some sort of fish wifi.

If you were intelligent and had something like this how cold you not use it for at least some soft of communication? This might explain the different frequencies?


Mullet


Neoceratodontidae
Neoceratodontidae Neoceratodus

Lungfish


Ophidiidae
Ophidiidae Neobythitinae
Ophidiidae Ophidiinae

Tusk eels

Included for completeness, these are some of the oldest fishes on earth. One holds the record for deepest fish ever found.


Pantodontidae
Pantodontidae Pantodon

Butterfly fish


cave
cave Amblyopsis cave Astynax cave Barbatula
cave Iranocypris cave Phreatichthys cave Prietella cave Typhlichthys

Blind fish

In several places around the world fish have evolved cit off from all light for a very long time. Although not necessarily related to each other there are grouped here instead out of ichthyological curiosity.

Oliver Lucanus wrote a good article about these fish here.


Perch


Phractolaemidae
Phractolaemidae Phractolaemus

Proto tetra



Potamotrygonidae
Potamotrygonidae Paratrygon
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon

Rays


Retropinnidae
Retropinnidae Retropinninae

Australian Smelt


Synbranchiformes
Synbranchiformes Macrognathus
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelus Synbranchiformes Synbranchus

Eels


Syngnathidae
Syngnathidae Nerophinae
Syngnathidae Syngnathinae

Pipefish


Tarumaniidae

Dinofish

A family erected for a single primative species of fish nearly halfway between an eel and wolf fish (Holpias) that has an inflatable adipose fin.


Terapontidae
Terapontidae Hephaestus

Target fish



Zenarchopteridae
Zenarchopteridae Dermogenys
Zenarchopteridae Hemirhamphodon Zenarchopteridae Nomorhamphus

Halfbeaks