Endangered Fish of Asia
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Common Name Range ***
Acanthobrama spp. (2) Israel, Syria, Turkey
Aden Gulf Torpedo Yemen
Airsac Catfish Sri Lanka
Ala Balik Turkey
Amur Sturgeon China, Russia
Angular Rough Shark Asia, Middle East
Aphanius spp. (5) Greece, Israel, Jordan, Spain, Turkey
Arfak Rainbowfish Indonesia
Asian Bonytongue Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Atlantic Cod Asia, Middle East
Ayumodoki Japan
Banded Eagle Ray Asia
Baramundi Cod Asia
Barbatula spp. (5) Turkey
Barbel spp. (2) Albania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Republic of Macedonia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine
Barbour's Seahorse Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
Basking Shark Asia, Middle East
Bastard Sturgeon Azerbaijan, China, Georgia (Eurasia), Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey
Beloribitsa Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Bentfin Devil Ray Asia, Middle East
Betta spp. (11) Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
Big White Fish China (Yunnan)
Bigeye Tuna Asia, Middle East
Black-blotched Stingray Asia, Middle East
Blacksaddled Coral Grouper Asia
Blackspot Shark India, Indonesia, Philippines
Blackspot Tuskfish Asia
Blind Naked-belly Barbel China
Borneo Shark China, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia (Sarawak)
Bowmouth Guitarfish Asia, Middle East
Brindle Bass Asia, Middle East
Bronze Whaler Asia, Middle East
Brown-marbled Grouper Asia, Middle East
Brown-spotted Catshark Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Brownband Numbfish Thailand
Bumphead Parrotfish Asia, Middle East
Camouflage Grouper Asia, Middle East
Cape Shark Asia, Middle East
Captain Fine India
Chinese Bahaba China (Fujian, Shanghai, Zhejiang), Hong Kong, Macao
Chinese Sturgeon China, Japan, Korea
Cobitis spp. (4) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine
Coelacanth Indonesia
Common Sawfish Asia
Common Seahorse Asia, Middle East
Common Shovelnose Ray Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Coral Catshark Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Coral Trout Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Deepwater Spiny Dogfish Asia
Dere Kayasi Turkey
Devil Fish Asia, Middle East
Dianchi Carp China (Yunnan)
Duck-billed Buntingi Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Duck-billed Golden-line Fish China
Dusky Grouper Middle East
Dwarf Pygmy Goby Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore
Elongate Bitterling China (Yunnan)
Estuary Cod Asia, Middle East
Eyeless Golden-line Fish China
Flat-faced Seahorse China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Fossil Shark Asia, Middle East
Frilled Shark Japan
Galapagos Shark Asia
Ganges Shark India
Garra spp. (4) Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Giant Butterfly Ray Asia, Middle East
Giant Devilray Turkey
Giant Guitarfish Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Giant Pangasius Thailand
Giant Sturgeon Asia, Middle East
Giant Wrasse Asia, Middle East
Gibbibarbus cyphotergous China
Gray Nurse Shark Asia, Middle East
Great White Shark Asia, Middle East
Green Labeo Sri Lanka
Greenland Shark Russia
Grey Bamboo Shark China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Gulper Shark Asia, Middle East
Haddock Asia
Haditha Cavefish Iraq
Hammerhead Shark Asia, Middle East
Haplochromis spp. (1) Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Israel, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda
Hardnose Shark Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam
Hedgehog Seahorse China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Hyaline Fish China
Iraq Blind Barb Iraq
Japanese Devilray Asia, Middle East
Jullien's Golden Carp Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
King's Bullhead China
Knifetooth Sawfish Bangladesh, China, India (Andaman Is.), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Kunming Snout Trout China
Largetooth Sawfish Asia, Middle East
Liver-oil Shark Asia, Middle East
Longfin Mako Asia
Longheaded Eagle Ray China, India, Indonesia (Jawa), Pakistan
Malabar Grouper Asia, Middle East
Maltese Ray Malta
Maraene Whitefish Russia
Mekong Freshwater Stingray Laos, Thailand
Miyako Tango Japan
Mottled Eagle Ray China, India, Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan), Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand
Nekogigi Catfish Japan
Nomorhamphus towoeti Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Oceanic Whitetip Shark Asia, Middle East
One-finned Shark Asia, Middle East
Ornate Eagle Ray China, Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan), Malaysia, Maldives, Taiwan, Thailand
Orontes Spotted Bleak Syria, Turkey
Pale Dottyback Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Persian Sturgeon Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
Pondicherry Shark China, India, Indonesia (Kalimantan), Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan
Porbeagle Russia
Porcupine Ray Asia, Middle East
Portuguese Dogfish Asia
Prickly Shark China, Taiwan
Pseudophoxinus spp. (9) Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Pygmy Devilray Asia, Middle East
Queen Triggerfish Asia
Rabbitfish Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Red Porgy Asia
Red-tailed Sharkminnow Thailand
Roving Coralgrouper India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Maldives, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Yemen
Russian Sturgeon Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea
Salvelinus spp. (1) Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, United Kingdom, United States
Sentani Rainbowfish Indonesia
Sharpnose Stingray China, Japan
Sharptooth Lemon Shark, Sicklefin Lemon Shark India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand
Shortspine Thornyhead Russia
Siraz Baliginin Capoeta Turkey
Smoothnose Wedgefish Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Southern Bluefin Tuna Asia
Speartooth Shark Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia
Spotted Eagle Ray Asia, Middle East
Spotted Loach Sri Lanka
Star Sturgeon Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan
Sterlet Asia, Middle East
Taiwan Guitarfish China, Taiwan
Tasselled Wobbegong Indonesia
Tawny Nurse Shark Asia, Middle East
Thailand Giant Catfish Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Tumba Philippines
Varsikloja Russia
Whale Shark Asia, Middle East
White Grouper Asia, Middle East
White-spotted Guitarfish Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
Whitecheek Shark Asia, Middle East
Yunnanilus spp. (4) China
Zebra Shark Asia, Middle East
Zonetail Butterfly Ray India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand

**What fishes are listed here?:

The Asia section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the Asian continent and many surrounding islands.
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to the Black and Mediterranean Sea (and its islands).
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to India and Russia.
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to any Eurasian region.
  • Some species may be listed that dwell in or travel to some nearby areas of the Middle East (between Africa and Asia).
  • Fishes that dwell in or travel to Indonesia and nearby islands located in the South East Asian Archipelago.
  • Fishes that dwell in Middle Eastern countries between Africa and Asia

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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