The Fish of Bali

Incomplete

Certainly this list includes not all fish around Bali but just those that I photographed in 2002 to 2017 in Menjangan, Padang Bai and Tulamben with very simple underwater cameras.

In 2006 I added photos from Lombok, Sumbawa and Komodo. The location can be found in the picture's description.

Click on the scientific names to see the pictures.

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Fishes

Order: Carcharhiniformes (Ground Sharks)

Family: Carcharhinidae (Requiem Sharks)

Carcharhinus melanopterus Schwarzspitzen-Riffhai Blacktip Reef Shark
Triaenodon obesus Weißspitzen-Riffhai Whitetip Reef Shark

Order: Rajiformes (Skates and Rays)

Family: Myliobatidae (Eagle and Manta Rays)

Aetobatus narinari Adlerrochen Spotted Eagle Ray
Manta alfredi Manta Manta Ray

Family: Dasyatidae (Stingrays)

Neotrygon kuhlii Grauer Stechrochen Bluespotted Stingray
Taeniura lymma Blaupunktrochen Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

Order: Anguilliformes (Eels and Morays)

Family: Muraenidae (Moray Eels)

Echidna nebulosa Sternflecken-Muräne Snowflake Moray
Gymnomuraena zebra Zebramuräne Zebra Moray
Gymnothorax javanicus Riesenmuräne Giant Moray
Rhinomuraena quaesita Nasenmuräne Ribbon Eel, Leaf-nosed Moray Eel

Family: Congridae (Conger and Garden Eels)

Heteroconger hassi Röhrenaal Spotted garden-eel

Family: Ophichthidae (Snake Eels)

Myrichthys colubrinus Ringel-Schlangenaal Banded Snake Eel
Ophichthus polyophthalmus - Many-eyed Snake Eel

Order: Aulopiformes (Grinners)

Family: Synodontidae (Lizardfishes)

Synodus dermatogenys Sand-Eidechsenfisch Sand Lizardfish, Banded Lizardfish, Clearfin Lizardfish

Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes)

Family: Plotosidae (Eeltail Catfishes)

Plotosus lineatus Gestreifter Korallenwels Striped eel catfish

Order: Beloniformes (Needlefishes)

Family: Belonidae (Needlefishes)

Tylosurus crocodilus crocodilus Hornhecht Crocodile Longtom, Houndfish, Needlefish

Order: Beryciformes (Sawbellies)

Family: Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes)

Myripristis spec. Soldatenfisch Soldierfish
Sargocentron caudimaculatum Silberfleck-Husar White-blotch Squirrelfish

Order: Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and Seahorses)

Family: Aulostomidae (Trumpetfishes)

Aulostomus chinensis Trompetenfisch Chinese Trumpetfish

Family: Fistulariidae (Cornetfishes)

Fistularia commersonii Flötenfisch Cornetfish

Family: Centriscidae (Snipefishes and Shrimpfishes)

Aeoliscus strigatus Schnepfenmesserfisch Coral Razorfish

Order: Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and Flatheads)

Family: Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes)

Pterois radiata Strahlen-Rotfeuerfisch Radial Firefish
Scorpaenopsis diabolus Buckel-Drachenkopf False Stonefish
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala Fransen-Drachenkopf Tassled Scorpionfish

Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)

Family: Serranidae (Groupers)

Aethaloperca rogaa Rotmaul-Zackenbarsch Redmouth Grouper
Cephalopholis argus Blaupunkt-Zackenbarsch Peacock Hind
Cephalopholis miniata Juwelen-Zackenbarsch Jewel Grouper, Coral Hind
Epinephelus fasciatus Baskenmützen-Zackenbarsch Blacktip Grouper
Epinephelus merra Honigwaben-Zackenbarsch Honeycomb Grouper
Grammistes sexlineatus Sechsstreifen-Seifenbarsch Goldenstriped soapfish
Pseudanthias dispar Flammen-Fahnenbarsch Peach Fairy Basslet, Orange Anthias
Pseudanthias squamipinnis Juwelen-Fahnenbarsch Sea Goldie, Lyretail Anthias

Family: Priacanthidae (Bigeyes)

Priacanthus hamrur Großaugenbarsch Goggle Eye, Moontail Bullseye, Crescent-Tail Bigeye

Family: Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes)

Apogon aureus Kardinalbarsch, Schwarzbinden-Kardinal Ring-tailed Cardinalfish
Apogon chrysopomus Wangenpunkt-Kardinalbarsch Spotted-gill Cardinalfish
Apogon properuptus Vierstreifen-Kardinalbarsch Southern orange-lined Cardinalfish
Sphaeramia nematoptera Pyjama-Kardinalbarsch Pajama Cardinalfish

Family: Malacanthidae (Tilefishes)

Malacanthus latovittatus Torpedobarsch Blue blanquillo

Family: Echeneidae (Remoras)

Echeneis naucrates Gestreifter Schiffshalter Live Sharksucker

Family: Carangidae (Jacks and Pompanos)

Caranx sexfasciatus Großaugen-Makrele Bigeye Trevally
Gnathanodon speciosus Goldmakrele Golden Trevally
Scomberoides lysan Doppelpunktmakrele Doublespotted queenfish
Elagatis bipinnulata Regenbogenmakrele Rainbow Runner
Trachinotus baillonii Schwarztupfen-Pompano Smallspotted Dart, Silver Pompano

Family: Lutjanidae (Snappers)

Lutjanus argentimaculatus Kupfer-Schnapper Mangrove Red Snapper
Lutjanus decussatus Schachbrett-Schnapper Checkered Snapper
Lutjanus fulvus Schwarzschwanz-Schnapper Blacktail Snapper
Lutjanus kasmira Blaustreifen-Schnapper Common Bluestripe Snapper,
Blue-lined Sea Perch
Lutjanus rivulatus Blaulippen-Schnapper Blubberlip Snapper
Macolor macularis Gelbaugen-Schnapper Midnight Snapper

Family: Nemipteridae (Threadfin breams)

Scolopsis bilineata Schärpen-Scheinschnapper Two-lined Monocle Bream
Scolopsis lineata Würfel-Scheinschnapper Striped Monocle

Family: Caesionidae (Fusiliers)

Caesio caerulaurea Gelbstreifen-Füselier Blue and Gold Fusilier, Scissor-tailed Fusilier
Caesio teres Gelbrücken-Füselier Yellow and Blueback Fusilier

Family: Haemulidae (Sweetlips)

Plectorhinchus albovittatus Riesen-Süßlippe Giant Sweetlips
Plectorhinchus celebicus Celebes-Süsslippe Celebes Sweetlips
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Harlekin-Süßlippe Harlequin Sweetlips, Many Spotted Sweetlip
Plectorhinchus lineatus Diagonal-Süßlippe Yellowbanded Sweetlips
Plectorhinchus vittatus Orient-Süßlippe Oriental Sweetlips

Family: Lethrinidae (Emperors or Scavengers)

Monotaxis grandoculis Großaugen Strassenkehrer Humpnose Big-eye Bream, Bigeye emperor

Family: Mullidae (Goatfishes)

Mulloidichthys vanicolensis Gelbflossen-Barbe Yellowfin Goatfish
Parupeneus cyclostomus Gelbsattel-Meerbarbe, Zitronen-Barbe Gold-saddle Goatfish
Parupeneus macronemus Kurzstreifen-Barbe Longbarbel Goatfish
Parupeneus multifasciatus Vielstreifen-Barbe Manybar Goatfish
Upeneus tragula Mittelstreifen-Barbe Freckled Goatfish

Family: Pempheridae (Sweepers)

Pempheris vanicolensis Höhlen Beilbauchfisch Vanikoro Sweeper

Family: Kyphosidae (Sea chubs)

Kyphosus cinerascens Hochflossen-Ruderfisch Blue Sea Chub
Kyphosus vaigiensis Messing-Ruderfisch Brassy Chub, Long-finned Drummer

Family: Ephippidae (Batfishes)

Platax orbicularis Rundkopf-Fledermausfisch Orbicular Batfish
Platax teira Langflossen-Fledermausfisch Teira Batfish, Longfin Batfish

Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)

Chaetodon adiergastos Panda-Falterfisch Panda Butterflyfish, Philippine Butterflyfish
Chaetodon baronessa Pazifischer Baroness-Falterfisch Eastern triangular butterflyfish
Chaetodon bennetti Bennetts Falterfisch, Eclipse butterflyfish Bluelashed Butterflyfish
Chaetodon citrinellus Punktierter Falterfisch Speckled Butterflyfish
Chaetodon ephippium Sattelfleck-Falterfisch Saddle Butterflyfish
Chaetodon kleinii Kleins Falterfisch Klein's Butterflyfish
Chaetodon lunula Mondsichel-Falterfisch Raccoon Butterflyfish
Chaetodon melannotus Schwarzrücken-Falterfisch Black-backed Butterflyfish
Chaetodon meyeri Schwarzstreifen-Falterfisch Meyer's Butterflyfish
Chaetodon ornatissimus Orangestreifen-Falterfisch Ornate Butterflyfish
Chaetodon rafflesi Großschuppen-Falterfisch Latticed Butterflyfish
Chaetodon speculum Malaiischer Einfleck-Falterfisch Ovalspot Butterflyfish, Mirror Butterflyfish
Chaetodon trifascialis Sparren-Falterfisch Chevron butterflyfish
Chaetodon trifasciatus Rippen-Falterfisch Melon Butterflyfish, Redfin B., Three-banded B.
Chaetodon unimaculatus Tränen-Falterfisch Teardrop Butterflyfish
Chaetodon vagabundus Vagabund-Falterfisch Vagabond Butterflyfish, Crisscross Butterflyfish
Forcipiger flavissimus Pinzettfisch Long-nosed Butterflyfish
Hemitaurichthys polylepis Gelber Pyramiden-Falterfisch Pyramid Butterflyfish
Heniochus acuminatus Langflossen-Wimpelfisch Longfin Bannerfish, Pennant Coralfish
Heniochus chrysostomus Pazifik-Wimpelfisch Pennant Bannerfish
Heniochus singularius Malayen-Wimpelfisch Singular Bannerfish
Heniochus varius Brauner Wimpelfisch Humphead Bannerfish

Family: Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)

Apolemichthys trimaculatus Dreipunkt-Rauchkaiserfisch Threespot Angelfish
Centropyge bicolor Blaugelber Zwergkaiserfisch Bicolor Angelfish
Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus Mond-Kaiserfisch Vermiculated Angelfish
Pomacanthus imperator Imperator-Kaiserfisch Emperor Angelfish
Pomacanthus navarchus Traum-Kaiserfisch Bluegirdled Angelfish
Pomacanthus sexstriatus Sechsbinden-Kaiserfisch Sixbar Angelfish
Pomacanthus semicirculatus Koran-Kaiserfisch Semicircle Angelfish, Koran Angelfish
Pygoplites diacanthus Pfauen-Kaiserfisch Royal Angelfish, Regal Angelfish

Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)

Amblyglyphidodon aureus Goldener Riffbarsch Golden Damselfish
Amphiprion akallopisos Weissruecken-Anemonenfisch Skunk Anemonefish, Orange Skunk Clown
Amphiprion clarkii Clarks Anemonenfisch Clark's Anemonefish, Yellowtail Clownfish
Amphiprion melanopus Schwarzflossen-Anemonenfisch Black Anemonefish, Fire Clownfish
Amphiprion ocellaris Dreibinden-Anemonenfisch Clown Anemonefish, Nemo
Amphiprion perideraion Halsband-Anemonenfisch Pink Anemonefish
Premnas biaculeatus Stachel-Anemonenfisch, Samt-Clownfisch Spinecheek Anemonefish, Maroon Clownfish
Abudefduf notatus Gelbschwanz-Sergeant, Feldwebelfisch Yellowtail Sergeant
Abudefduf septemfasciatus Graustreifen-Sergeant Banded Sergeant
Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scherenschwanz-Sergeant Scissortail Sergeant
Abudefduf sordidus Schwarzpunkt Sergeant Blackspot Sergeant
Abudefduf vaigiensis Indopazifik-Sergeant Indo-Pacific Sergeant
Chromis atripectoralis Zweifarben-Riffbarsch Bicolor Chromis
Chromis margaritifer Zweifarben-Riffbarsch Bicolor Chromis
Chromis viridis Grüner Schwalbenschwanz Blue green Damselfish
Chromis weberi Webers Chromis Weber's Chromis
Dascyllus melanurus Schwarzschwanz-Preußenfisch Blacktail Humbug, Black-tailed Dascyllus
Dascyllus trimaculatus Dreifleck-Preußenfisch Threespot Dascyllus, Domino Damselfish, Whitespot Humbug
Neoglyphidodon crossi Cross Riffbarsch, Rote Honig-Demoiselle Cross' Damsel, Orange Damsel
Neoglyphidodon melas Blaugoldener Demoiselle-Fisch, Schwarzer Riffbarsch Bowtie Damselfish, Bluefin Damsel, Royal Damsel
Neoglyphidodon polyacanthus (Riffbarsch) Multispine Damselfish
Plectroglyphidodon dickii Dick's Demoiselle Blackbar devil, Dick's Damsel
Pomacentrus amboinensis(?) Ambon-Demoiselle Ambon Damsel
Pomacentrus caeruleus Blaue Demoiselle, Gelbbauch-Demoiselle Caerulean Damsel
Pomacentrus coelestis Neon-Demoiselle Blue Damsel
Pomacentrus moluccensis(?) Zitronen-Demoiselle Lemon Damsel

Familie: Ptereleotridae (Dartfishes)

Ptereleotris evides Scherenschwanz-Torpedogrundel Blackfin dartfish

Family: Blenniidae (Combtooth Blennies)

Exallias brevis Leoparden-Lippenzähner Leopard Blenny
Meiacanthus grammistes Dreistreifen-Säbelzahnschleimfisch
Zebra-Schleimfisch
Poison-fang Blenny

Family: Cirrhitidae (Hawkfishes)

Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus Gefleckter Büschelbarsch Coral Hawkfish, Spotted Hawkfish
Cirrhitus pinnulatus Riesen-Korallenwächter Stocky hawkfish
Paracirrhites forsteri Gestreifter Korallenwächter Freckled Hawkfish, Blackside Hawkfish

Family: Mugilidae (Mullets)

Crenimugil crenilabis Stumpfmaul-Meeräsche Fringelip Mullet

Family: Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)

Sphyraena barracuda Großer Barrakuda Great Barracuda

Family: Labridae (Wrasses)

Anampses caeruleopunctatus Diamant-Junker Bluespotted wrasse
Anampses meleagrides Gelbschwanz-Perllippfisch Spotted Wrasse
Bodianus axillaris Zweifleck-Schweinslippfisch Axilspot Hogfish
Cheilinus trilobatus Dreilappen-Lippfisch Tripletail Wrasse
Cheilinus undulatus Napoleon-Lippfisch Napoleon Wrasse, Humphead Wrasse
Cheilio inermis Zigarren-Lippfisch Cigar Wrasse
Halichoeres hortulanus Schachbrett-Lippfisch Checkerboard Wrasse
Hemigymnus melapterus Zweifarben-Bannerlippfisch Thicklip Wrasse, Half and Half Wrasse, Blackeye Thicklip
Hemigymnus fasciatus Streifen-Bannerlippfisch Barred Thicklip
Labroides bicolor Zweifarben-Putzerfisch Bicolor Cleaner Wrasse
Labroides dimidiatus Gemeiner Putzerfisch Cleaner Wrasse
Pseudodax muluccanus Meißelzahn-Lippfisch Chiseltooth Wrasse
Stethojulis bandanensis Banda-Junker Bluelined Wrasse, Red Shoulder Wrasse
Thalassoma amblycephalum Zweifarben-Junker Bluntheaded Wrasse
Thalassoma hardwicke Sechsstreifen-Junker, Hardwickes Junker Sixbar Wrasse
Thalassoma jansenii Janssens Lippfisch Jansen's Wrasse
Thalassoma lunare Mondsichel-Junker Moon Wrasse
Thalassoma lutescens Zitronen-Junker, Gelber Lippfisch Yellow-brown Wrasse, Green Moon Wrasse
Thalassoma trilobatum Weihnachts-Junker Christmas Wrasse

Family: Scaridae (Parrotfishes)

Cetoscarus bicolor Masken-Papageifisch Bicolor Parrotfish
Chlorurus bleekeri Bleekers Papageifisch Bleeker's Parrotfish
Chlorurus capistratoides Indischer Papageifisch Indian Parrotfish
Scarus microrhinos (Chlorurus strongylocephalus?) Buckelkopf-Papageifisch, Pazifischer Buckelkopf? Steephead Parrotfish
Scarus oviceps Purpurkappen-Papageifisch Dark-capped Parrotfish
Scarus prasiognathos Grünwangen-Papageifisch Singapore Parrotfish, Greenthroat-Parrotfish
Scarus rivulatus Orangewangen-Papageifisch Surf Parrotfish
Scarus scaber Fünfsattelfleck-Papageifisch Fivesaddle Parrotfish
Scarus spinus Gelbwangen-Papageifisch Greensnout Parrotfish

Family: Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)

Parapercis cylindrica Spitzkopf-Sandbarsch Cylindrical Sand Perch
Parapercis millepunctata Vielpunkt-Sandbarsch Black dotted Sand Perch, Thousand-spot Grubfish

Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, Tangs, Unicornfishes)

Acanthurus leucocheilus Weißlippen-Doktorfisch Palelipped Surgeonfish
Acanthurus leucosternon Weißkehl-Doktorfisch Powderblue Surgeonfish, Powder Blue Tang
Acanthurus lineatus Blaustreifen-Doktorfisch Blueline Surgeonfish
Acanthurus maculiceps Punktgesicht-Doktorfisch White-freckled Surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigricans Goldrand-Doktorfisch Whitecheek Surgeonfish
Acanthurus nigricauda Schulterklappen-Doktorfisch Blackstreak Surgeonfish, Epaulette Surgeonfish
Acanthurus olivaceus Orangefleck-Doktorfisch Orange Shoulder Tang, Orangespot Surgeonfish
Acanthurus triostegus Sträflings-Doktorfisch Convict Tang, Convict Surgeonfish
Acanthurus xanthopterus Gelbflossen-Doktorfisch Yellowfin Surgeonfish
Ctenochaetus striatus Brauner Borstenzahndoktor Common Bristle-toothed Tang,
Striated Surgeonfish
Paracanthurus hepatus Paletten-Doktorfisch Blue Tang
Naso brevirostris Langnasen-Doktorfisch Spotted Unicornfish
Naso caeruleacauda Blauschwanz-Nasendoktorfisch Blue Unicorn
Naso lituratus Kuhkopf-Doktorfisch Orangespine Unicornfish
Naso unicornis Blauklingen-Nasendoktor Unicornfish
Naso vlamingii Vlamings Nasendoktor, Masken-Nasendoktor Bignose Unicornfish, Vlamingii Tang
Zebrasoma scopas Graubrauner Seebader Brown Tang
Zebrasoma veliferum Pazifischer Segelflossen-Doktorfisch Sailfin tang

Family: Zanclidae (Moorish Idols)

Zanclus cornutus Halfterfisch Moorish Idol

Family: Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)

Siganus canaliculatus Weisspunkt-Kaninchenfisch White-spotted Spinefoot
Siganus corallinus Korallen-Kaninchenfisch Coral Rabbitfish, Blue-spotted Spinefoot
Siganus puellus Masken-Kaninchenfisch Blue-lined Rabbitfish, Masked Spinefoot
Siganus spinus Stacheliger Kaninchenfisch Scribbled Rabbitfish
Siganus stellatus Tüpfel-Kaninchenfisch Stellate Rabbitfish, Brown-spotted Spinefoot
Siganus virgatus Zweiband-Kaninchenfisch Burhead Spinefoot
Siganus vulpinus Gelbes Dachsgesicht Foxface

Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and Filefishes)

Family: Balistidae (Triggerfishes)

Balistapus undulatus Gelbschwanz-Drückerfisch Orange-lined Triggerfish
Balistoides conspicillum Leoparden-Drückerfisch Clown Triggerfish
Balistoides viridescens Grüner Riesendrückerfisch Titan or Giant Triggerfish
Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus Gelbsaum-Drückerfisch Yellowmargin Triggerfish
Melichthys vidua Witwen-Drückerfisch Pinktail Triggerfish, Niger Trigger
Odonus niger Rotzahn-Drückerfisch Redtooth Triggerfish
Rhinecanthus aculeatus Gemeiner Picassodrücker Picasso Triggerfish, Huma Huma Trigger
Rhinecanthus rectangulus Keil-Picassodrücker Wedge-Tail Triggerfish
Rhinecanthus verrucosus Schwarzbauch-Picassodrücker Blackbelly Triggerfish

Family: Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)

Ostracion meleagris Weißpunkt-Kofferfisch Black Boxfish

Family: Tetraodontidae (Pufferfishes)

Arothron hispidus Weißflecken-Kugelfisch White-spotted Puffer
Arothron mappa Mappa-Kugelfisch Map Puffer
Arothron meleagris Perlhuhn-Kugelfisch Guineafowl Puffer
Arothron nigropunctatus Schwarzflecken-Kugelfisch Black-spotted Puffer
Canthigaster valentini Sattspitzkopfkugelfisch Valentinni's sharpnose Puffer, Black-saddled Toby

Family: Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes)

Diodon hystrix Gepunkteter Igelfisch Spotted Porcupinefish, Spot-fin P., Hedgehog Fish
Diodon liturosus Masken-Igelfisch Black-blotched Porcupinefish, Short-spine Porcupinefish

Familie: Monacanthidae (Filefishes)

Oxymonacanthus longirostris Palettenstachler, Orangefleck-Feilenfisch Harlequin Filefish, Beaked Leatherjacket

Non-Fish

Chelonia mydas Suppenschildkröte Green Turtle
Sepia latimanus Sepia, Tintenfisch Cuttlefish
? Kalmar, Tintenfisch Squid
? Krake, Tintenfisch Octopus
Odontodactylus scyllarus Clown-Fangschreckenkrebs Mantis Shrimp
? Languste Spiny lobster
Cypraea tigris Tigerschnecke, Kaurischnecke Tiger Cowrie
Nembrotha purpureolineolata Nacktschnecke Nudibranch
Tridacna gigas Riesenmuschel Giant Clam
Tridacna maxima Kleine Riesenmuschel Giant Clam
Lopha cristagalli folium (?) Blattauster Leaf Oyster
Linckia laevigata Blauer Seestern Blue Starfish
Acanthaster planci Dornenkronen-Seestern Crown of Thorn Starfish
? Federstern, Haarstern Feather Star
? Röhrenwurm Feather Duster Worm
? Gorgonie Sea Fan
Synapta maculata Seeigel Sea Urchin
Colobocentrotus atratus Schild-Seeigel Shingle Urchin
? Seegurke Sea Cucumber
? Seescheide Sea Squirt
Heteractis magnifica? Anemone Anemone

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