List of Marine Fishes reported from Belgium
n = 143
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Table 1: 143 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 0 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 0 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 143 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 143 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Perciformes Labridae Acantholabrus palloninative Scale-rayed wrasse  
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturionative Sturgeon  
Scorpaeniformes Agonidae Agonus cataphractusnative Hooknose  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa alosanative Allis shad  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa fallaxnative Twaite shad Meivis 
Rajiformes Rajidae Amblyraja radiatanative Starry ray  
Perciformes Ammodytidae Ammodytes marinusnative Lesser sand-eel  
Perciformes Ammodytidae Ammodytes tobianusnative Small sandeel  
Perciformes Anarhichadidae Anarhichas lupusnative Atlantic wolffish  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguillanative European eel Anguille 
Perciformes Gobiidae Aphia minutanative Transparent goby  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Argyrosomus regiusnative Meagre  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus laternanative Mediterranean scaldfish  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina presbyternative Sand smelt Prêtre 
Beloniformes Belonidae Belone belonenative Garfish  
Perciformes Sparidae Boops boopsnative Bogue  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Buglossidium luteumnative Solenette  
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus lyranative Dragonet  
Perciformes Callionymidae Callionymus maculatusnative   
Perciformes Labridae Centrolabrus exoletusnative Rock cook  
Lamniformes Cetorhinidae Cetorhinus maximusnative Basking shark  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys cuculusnative Red gurnard  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys lastovizanative Streaked gurnard  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys lucernanative Tub gurnard  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon auratusnative Golden grey mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosusnative Thicklip grey mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon ramadanative Thinlip grey mullet  
Gadiformes Lotidae Ciliata mustelanative Fivebeard rockling Lompje 
Gadiformes Lotidae Ciliata septentrionalisnative Northern rockling  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Clupea harengusnative Atlantic herring  
Anguilliformes Congridae Conger congernative European conger  
Scorpaeniformes Psychrolutidae Cottunculus micropsnative Polar sculpin  
Perciformes Gobiidae Crystallogobius linearisnative Crystal goby  
Perciformes Labridae Ctenolabrus rupestrisnative Goldsinny-wrasse  
Scorpaeniformes Cyclopteridae Cyclopterus lumpusnative Lumpfish  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis pastinacanative Common stingray  
Perciformes Moronidae Dicentrarchus labraxnative European seabass  
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus batisnative Blue skate  
Perciformes Trachinidae Echiichthys viperanative Lesser weever  
Squaliformes Echinorhinidae Echinorhinus brucusnative Bramble shark  
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Echiodon drummondiinative   
Gadiformes Lotidae Enchelyopus cimbriusnative Fourbeard rockling  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Engraulis encrasicolusnative European anchovy  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Entelurus aequoreusnative Snake pipefish  
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus princepsnative Great lanternshark  
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus spinaxnative Velvet belly  
Perciformes Scombridae Euthynnus alletteratusnative Little tunny  
Gadiformes Gadidae Gadus morhuanative Atlantic cod  
Gadiformes Lotidae Gaidropsarus vulgarisnative Three-bearded rockling  
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Galeorhinus galeusnative Tope shark  
Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae Galeus melastomusnative Blackmouth catshark  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatusnative Three-spined stickleback  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Glyptocephalus cynoglossusnative Witch flounder  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius nigernative Black goby  
Perciformes Ammodytidae Gymnammodytes semisquamatusnative Smooth sandeel  
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Hexanchus griseusnative Bluntnose sixgill shark  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Hippoglossoides platessoidesnative American plaice  
Perciformes Ammodytidae Hyperoplus lanceolatusnative Great sandeel  
Perciformes Scombridae Katsuwonus pelamisnative Skipjack tuna  
Perciformes Labridae Labrus bergyltanative Ballan wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Labrus mixtusnative Cuckoo wrasse  
Lamniformes Lamnidae Lamna nasusnative Porbeagle  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra fluviatilisnative River lamprey Amproye 
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja naevusnative Cuckoo ray  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Limanda limandanative Common dab  
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Liparis liparisnative Striped seasnail  
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Liparis montaguinative Montagus seasnail  
Perciformes Blenniidae Lipophrys pholisnative Shanny  
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius budegassanative Blackbellied angler  
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius piscatoriusnative Angler  
Gadiformes Gadidae Melanogrammus aeglefinusnative Haddock  
Gadiformes Gadidae Merlangius merlangusnative Whiting  
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius merlucciusnative European hake  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Micrenophrys lilljeborgiinative Norway bullhead  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Micropogonias undulatusintroduced Atlantic croaker  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Microstomus kittnative Lemon sole  
Gadiformes Lotidae Molva dypterygianative Blue ling Blauwe leng 
Gadiformes Lotidae Molva molvanative Ling Grande lingue 
Perciformes Mullidae Mullus barbatus barbatusnative Red mullet  
Perciformes Mullidae Mullus surmuletusnative Surmullet  
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Mustelus asteriasnative Starry smooth-hound  
Carcharhiniformes Triakidae Mustelus mustelusnative Smooth-hound  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Myliobatis aquilanative Common eagle ray  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Myoxocephalus scorpiusnative Shorthorn sculpin  
Myxiniformes Myxinidae Myxine glutinosanative Atlantic hagfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Neogobius melanostomusintroduced Round goby  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Nerophis lumbriciformisnative Worm pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Nerophis ophidionnative Straightnose pipefish  
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Osmerus eperlanusnative European smelt  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagellus acarnenative Axillary seabream  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagellus bogaraveonative Blackspot seabream  
Perciformes Blenniidae Parablennius gattoruginenative Tompot blenny  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Petromyzon marinusnative Sea lamprey Lamproie marine 
Perciformes Pholidae Pholis gunnellusnative Rock gunnel  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesusnative European flounder Bot 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Pleuronectes platessanative European plaice  
Gadiformes Gadidae Pollachius pollachiusnative Pollack  
Gadiformes Gadidae Pollachius virensnative Saithe Koolvis 
Perciformes Gobiidae Pomatoschistus lozanoinative Lozano's goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pomatoschistus minutusnative Sand goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pomatoschistus pictusnative Painted goby  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius laevisnative Smoothtail ninespine stickleback  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja brachyuranative Blonde ray  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja clavatanative Thornback ray  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja montaguinative Spotted ray  
Gadiformes Gadidae Raniceps raninusnative Tadpole fish  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salarnative Atlantic salmon  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo truttanative Sea trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus alpinusnative Arctic char  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalisintroduced Brook trout Bronforel 
Perciformes Scombridae Sarda sardanative Atlantic bonito  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardina pilchardusnative European pilchard  
Perciformes Scombridae Scomber scombrusnative Atlantic mackerel  
Beloniformes Scomberesocidae Scomberesox saurusnative Atlantic saury  
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Scophthalmus maximusnative Turbot  
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Scophthalmus rhombusnative Brill  
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus caniculanative Lesser spotted dogfish  
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus stellarisnative Nursehound  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Solea soleanative Common sole  
Squaliformes Somniosidae Somniosus microcephalusnative Greenland shark  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Spinachia spinachianative Sea stickleback  
Perciformes Sparidae Spondyliosoma cantharusnative Black seabream  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sprattus sprattusnative European sprat  
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus acanthiasnative Picked dogfish  
Squatiniformes Squatinidae Squatina squatinanative Angelshark  
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus bailloninative Baillon's wrasse  
Perciformes Labridae Symphodus melopsnative Corkwing wrasse  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus acusnative Greater pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus rostellatusnative Nilsson's pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus typhlenative Broadnosed pipefish  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Taurulus bubalisnative Longspined bullhead  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus thynnusnative Atlantic bluefin tuna  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus ovatusnative Pompano  
Perciformes Trachinidae Trachinus draconative Greater weever  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus trachurusnative Atlantic horse mackerel  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Trigla lyranative Piper gurnard  
Gadiformes Gadidae Trisopterus esmarkiinative Norway pout  
Gadiformes Gadidae Trisopterus luscusnative Pouting Steenbolk 
Gadiformes Gadidae Trisopterus minutusnative Poor cod  
Pleuronectiformes Scophthalmidae Zeugopterus punctatusnative Topknot  
Zeiformes Zeidae Zeus fabernative John dory  
Perciformes Zoarcidae Zoarces viviparusnative Eelpout  
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