List of Dangerous Fishes reported from United Arab Emirates
n = 90
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Table 1: 89 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: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 90 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 89 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Danger Photo
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant Shinino reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus maculatusnative Mottled eagle ray  traumatogenic 
Carangiformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus monocerosnative Unicorn leatherjacket filefish  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Aphareus furcanative Small toothed jobfish  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Apistidae Apistus carinatusnative Ocellated waspfish  venomous 
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Aprion virescensnative Green jobfish  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron stellatusnative Stellate puffer Faki poisonous to eat 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Brevitrygon imbricatanative Bengal whipray  venomous 
Carangiformes Carangidae Carangoides ferdaunative Blue trevally  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Carangiformes Carangidae Caranx ignobilisnative Giant trevally Jash yep reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoidesnative Graceful shark  traumatogenic 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amboinensisnative Pigeye shark  traumatogenic 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark  traumatogenic 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus limbatusnative Blacktip shark  traumatogenic 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus melanopterusnative Blacktip reef shark  traumatogenic 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Chelonodon patocanative Milkspotted puffer  poisonous to eat 
Eupercaria/misc Scaridae Chlorurus sordidusnative Daisy parrotfish  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Synanceiidae Choridactylus multibarbusnative Orangebanded stingfish  venomous 
Carangiformes Coryphaenidae Coryphaena hippurusnative Common dolphinfish Anfalous reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Cypriniformes Xenocyprididae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp  potential pest 
Carangiformes Carangidae Decapterus macarellusnative Mackerel scad  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Eupercaria/misc Haemulidae Diagramma pictumnative Painted sweetlips  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Carangiformes Carangidae Elagatis bipinnulatanative Rainbow runner Garaeiba reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Scombriformes Scombridae Euthynnus affinisnative Kawakawa Sadah reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Galeocerdo cuviernative Tiger shark  traumatogenic 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrookiintroduced Eastern mosquitofish  potential pest 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Gobiodon citrinusnative Poison goby  other 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax undulatusnative Undulated moray  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Carcharhiniformes Hemigaleidae Hemipristis elongatanative Snaggletooth shark  traumatogenic 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatusnative Bluestripe herring  potential pest 
Eupercaria/misc Priacanthidae Heteropriacanthus cruentatusnative Glasseye  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Himantura uarnaknative Honeycomb stingray  venomous 
Scombriformes Scombridae Katsuwonus pelamisnative Skipjack tuna  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Centrarchiformes Kyphosidae Kyphosus cinerascensnative Blue sea chub  poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus lunarisnative Lunartail puffer  poisonous to eat 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus sceleratusnative Silver-cheeked toadfish  poisonous to eat 
Eupercaria/misc Lethrinidae Lethrinus microdonnative Smalltooth emperor  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Eupercaria/misc Lethrinidae Lethrinus nebulosusnative Spangled emperor Shaari kabir reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Lutjanus argentimaculatusnative Mangrove red snapper  reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Eupercaria/misc Lutjanidae Lutjanus fulviflammanative Dory snapper Nesrah reports of ciguatera poisoning 
Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei Synanceiidae Minous monodactylusnative Grey stingfish  venomous 
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Mola molanative Ocean sunfish  poisonous to eat 
Torpediniformes Narcinidae Narcine timleinative Spotted numbfish  other 
Orectolobiformes Ginglymostomatidae Nebrius ferrugineusnative Tawny nurse shark  traumatogenic 
Siluriformes Ariidae Netuma bilineatanative Bronze catfish  traumatogenic 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusintroduced Blue tilapia  potential pest 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Parachaeturichthys polynemanative Taileyed goby  poisonous to eat 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Pardachirus marmoratusnative Finless sole  other 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Pastinachus sephennative Cowtail stingray  venomous 
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