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International Name& Link Local Name Scientific Name
Angelfish, French   Pomacanthus paru
*Angelfish, Resplendent Splendid Angelfish Centropyge resplendens
Balloonfish Porcupinefish Diodon holocanthus
Barracuda, Great   Sphyraena barracuda
Black Durgon Blackfish Melichthys niger
*Blenny, Mottled   Scartella nuchifilis
Blenny, Redlip Devilfish Ophioblennius atlanticus atlanticus
Boxfish, Island Hogfish Acanthostracion notacanthus
**Butterflyfish, St.Helena Cunningfish Chaetodon sanctaehelenae
**Butterflyfish, Hedgehog Chocolate Butterflyfish Chaetodon dichrous
**Cardinalfish, Axillary-spot Red Mullet Apogon axillaris
Chub, Sea Brim Kyphosus sectatrix
Crab, Sally Lightfoot   Grapsus grapsus
Crayfish Longlegs Panulirus echinatus
Creolefish   Paranthias furcifer
Cucumber, Sea   Holothuria sp.
*Damselfish, Apollo Cavalley Pilot Chromis sp.
*Damselfish, Lubbock's Yellowtail   Stegastes lubbocki
Dolphin    
Dolphinfish, Common Dorado Coryphaena hippurus

Eels, Moray

Spotted Common Conger Gymnothorax moringa
Fangtooth Bird-eye Conger Enchelycore anatina
Chain Tiger Echidna catenata
Broadbanded Banded Eel Channomuraena vittata
     
Filefish, Scrawled   Aluterus scriptus
Fireworm   Hermodice carunculata
Flounder, Peacock   Bothus lunatus
**Flounder, St. Helena Solefish Bothus mellissi
Flying fish    
"Fry" Silverfish  
Goatfish, Yellow Beardfish Mulloidichthys martinicus
*Goby, Ascension   Priolepis ascensionis
*Hawkfish, White   Amblycirrhitus earnshawi
Jack, Almaco   Seriola rivoliana
Jack, Black Coalfish Caranx lugubris
Lizardfish, Diamond Rockspear Synodus synodus
Mullet, Sand   Mugil curvidens
Needlefish, Keeltail Pipefish Platybelone argalus trachura
Octopus Squid Octopus vulgaris
**Parrotfish Rockfish Sparisoma strigatum
Pen Shell, Rude (Amber)   Pinna rudis (linne)
Pompano Silverfish Trachinotus ovatus
**Pufferfish, St. Helena Bastard Hogfish Canthigaster sanctaehelenae
Ray, Manta Diamondfish Mobula ?hypostoma
Ray, Manta   Mobula ?mobular
*Razorfish, Marmalade   Xyrichtys blanchardi
Red Hind Grouper Epinephelus sp.
Rock Hind The Jack or Grouper Epinephelus adscensionis
Scorpionfish, Spotted Gurnard Scorpaena plumieri
*Seabream Old Wife Diplodus ascensionis
Sergeant Major Five Fingers Abudefduf saxatilis
Shark, Galapagos Galapagos Shark Carcharhinus galapagensis
Snapper, Glasseye Rock Bullseye Heteropriacanthus cruentatus
Soapfish, Greater Soapfish Rypticus saponaceus
Soldierfish, Blackbar Softback Soldier Myripristis jacobus
Squirrelfish Hardback Soldier Holocentrus adscensionis
Starfish   Ophidiaster guildingi
Surgeonfish, Blue Blue Tang Acanthurus coeruleus
Surgeonfish, Doctorfish   Acanthurus chirurgus
Surgeonfish, Ocean Shitty Trooper Acanthurus bahianus
Tilefish, Sand   Malacanthus plumieri
Triggerfish, Ocean Filefish Canthidermis sufflamen
Triggerfish, Queen   Balistes vetula
Trumpetfish Trantran Aulostomus strigosus
Turtle, Green   Chelonia mydas
Turtle, Hawksbill   Eretmochelys imbricata
Urchin, Sea   Diadema antillarum ascensionis
Urchin, Pencil Sea   Eucidaris clavata
*Wrasse, Ascension   Thalassoma ascensionis
**Wrasse, St. Helena Greenfish Thalassoma sanctaehelenae
**Wrasse, Island Hogfish Parrotfish Bodianus insularis

* found only in Ascension Island.

** found in Ascension & St. Helena waters.

 

 

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