List of Threatened Fishes reported from United Arab Emirates
n = 28
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Note: The IUCN RedList threat category, as used here, is for the species as a whole, not necessarily for the population(s) in this country.

Table 1: 28 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: 28 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 28 species currently present in the country/island.
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Family Species FishBase name Threat Category Occurrence Photo
Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus maculatusMottled eagle ray  Endangered (EN) native 
Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus nichofiiBanded eagle ray  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Pristidae Anoxypristis cuspidataPointed sawfish  Endangered (EN) native 
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus dussumieriWhitecheek shark  Endangered (EN) native 
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus plumbeusSandbar shark  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Hemigaleidae Chaenogaleus macrostomaHooktooth shark  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Sphyrnidae Eusphyra blochiiWinghead shark  Endangered (EN) native 
Hemigaleidae Hemipristis elongataSnaggletooth shark  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Dasyatidae Himantura uarnakHoneycomb stingray  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Syngnathidae Hippocampus kudaSpotted seahorse  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Dasyatidae Maculabatis gerrardiSharpnose stingray  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Mobulidae Mobula mobularDevil fish  Endangered (EN) native 
Molidae Mola molaOcean sunfish  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Ginglymostomatidae Nebrius ferrugineusTawny nurse shark  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Blenniidae Omobranchus mekranensisMekran blenny  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Pegasidae Pegasus volitansLongtail seamouth  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Pristidae Pristis zijsronLongcomb sawfish  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Rhinidae Rhina ancylostomusBowmouth guitarfish  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Rhincodontidae Rhincodon typusWhale shark  Endangered (EN) native 
Rhinidae Rhynchobatus djiddensisGiant guitarfish  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Rhinidae Rhynchobatus laevisSmoothnose wedgefish  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewiniScalloped hammerhead  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna mokarranGreat hammerhead  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna zygaenaSmooth hammerhead  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Stegostomatidae Stegostoma fasciatumZebra shark  Endangered (EN) native 
Dasyatidae Taeniurops meyeniRound ribbontail ray  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Carangidae Trachurus indicusArabian scad  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Xiphiidae Xiphias gladiusSwordfish  Endangered (EN) native 
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