Endangered Fish of the Middle East
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Common Name Range ***
Acanthobrama spp. (2) Israel, Syria, Turkey
Aden Gulf Torpedo Yemen
Ala Balik Turkey
Angel Shark Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Angular Rough Shark Middle East
Aphanius spp. (5) Greece, Israel, Jordan, Spain, Turkey
Atlantic Cod Middle East
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
Basking Shark Middle East
Bastard Sturgeon Iran, Turkey
Beloribitsa Iran, Turkmenistan
Bentfin Devil Ray Middle East
Bigeye Tuna Middle East
Black-blotched Stingray Middle East
Blackchin Guitarfish Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Blue Skate Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Bowmouth Guitarfish Middle East
Brindle Bass Middle East
Bronze Whaler Middle East
Brown-marbled Grouper Middle East
Bumphead Parrotfish Middle East
Camouflage Grouper Middle East
Cape Shark Middle East
Cobitis spp. (4) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine
Common Guitarfish Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Common Seahorse Middle East
Coral Catshark Pakistan
Dere Kayasi Turkey
Devil Fish Middle East
Dusky Grouper Middle East
Estuary Cod Middle East
Fossil Shark Middle East
Garra spp. (4) Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Giant Butterfly Ray Middle East
Giant Devilray Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey
Giant Guitarfish Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Giant Sturgeon Middle East
Giant Wrasse Middle East
Gray Nurse Shark Middle East
Great White Shark Middle East
Grey Bamboo Shark Pakistan
Gulper Shark Middle East
Haditha Cavefish Iraq
Hammerhead Shark Middle East
Haplochromis spp. (1) Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Israel, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda
Hardnose Shark Pakistan
Iraq Blind Barb Iraq
Japanese Devilray Middle East
Knifetooth Sawfish Oman, Pakistan
Largetooth Sawfish Middle East
Liver-oil Shark Middle East
Longheaded Eagle Ray Pakistan
Malabar Grouper Middle East
Oceanic Whitetip Shark Middle East
One-finned Shark Middle East
Orontes Spotted Bleak Syria, Turkey
Pale Dottyback Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Persian Sturgeon Iran, Turkmenistan
Pondicherry Shark Oman, Pakistan
Porcupine Ray Middle East
Pseudophoxinus spp. (9) Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Pygmy Devilray Middle East
Rabbitfish Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Red Porgy Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Roving Coralgrouper Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Russian Sturgeon Mediterranean Sea
Siraz Baliginin Capoeta Turkey
Smoothnose Wedgefish Oman, Pakistan
Spotted Eagle Ray Middle East
Star Sturgeon Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan
Sterlet Middle East
Tawny Nurse Shark Middle East
Whale Shark Middle East
White Grouper Middle East
Whitecheek Shark Middle East
Zebra Shark Middle East

**What fishes are listed here?:

The Middle East section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any area considered apart of the Middle East.
  • Fishes that dwell in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Fishes of Cyprus.
  • Fishes of Egypt, Israel or any other transcontinental (with Africa or Asia) area.
  • Fishes of the Mediterranean Sea and its islands.
  • Fishes of the Palearctic.
  • Fishes of Saudi Arabia.

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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