A to Z Fish Names for Freshwater and Saltwater Fish

When referring to aquarium fish, the majority of people utilize popular, yet common names.

Unfortunately, a single name can refer to a number of different fish.

The scientific name, which is generally in Latin, should be used when seeking information.

In most situations, the formal scientific name will be italicized, with the first word capitalized.

For example, a Chocolate Cichlid is Hypselecara coryphaenoides in the scientific name, where the first word refers to the animal genus and the second to the specific species within that genus.

Use these common-to-scientific name reference links below to look up the scientific names of different freshwater and saltwater aquarium fish.

Kelly Stanley