Sri Lanka Fish & Invertebrates


See the following links for recent availability lists and pricing for Sri Lanka tranship fish and invertebrates ... if placing an order, please request most current lists before creating your order.



.pdf page - updated Nov. '22






non-.pdf/mobile version - (may not be as current as .pdf)


Sri Lanka offers many endemic fish, hand or net-caught.

Also see our article on ...

Indian Ocean Fish



This list is common name followed by scientific name (binomial) for accuracy. These are an example of some of the fish available from Sri Lanka and the availabilities change. Please excuse any typographical errors, it's sometimes difficult to catch them, as the lists arrive to us from points of origin. Also, our apologies for the all lower case, the list is originally all upper case and probably easier to read this way. Of course, correct binomials always have first letter of genus capitalized, and species name always all lower case to be scientifically accurate.


Sri Lanka Tranship Fish & Invertebrates -

Red Sea Fish -

Asfur Angel - Pomacathus asfur
Maculosus Angel - Pomacanthus Maculosus
Golden Butterfly - Chaetodon Semilarvatus
Hooded butterfly - Chaetodon Lavatus
White Face Butterfly - Chaetodon Mesoleucos
Arabian Butterfly - Chaetodon Austriacuc
Sohal Tang - Acanthurus Sohal
Purple Tang - Zebrasoma Xanthurum
Sunrise Dottyback - Pseudochromis Flavivertex
Picasso Trigger (assasi) - Rhinecanthus Assasi
Red Sea Clownfish - Amphiprion Bicinctus


Sri Lanka Fish & Inverts -

powder blue tang - acanthurus leocosternon
spot cheeked surgeon - acanthurus nigrofuscus
tail ring surgeon - acanthurus blochii
black surgeon - acanthurus nigroris
striped bristle tooth - acanthurus striatus
purple surgeon - acanthurus xanthopterus
striped surgeon - acanthurus lineatus
eibli mimic - acanthurus pyroferus
convict surgeon - acanthurus triostegus
yellow eye surgeon - ctenochaetus strigosus
lipstick tang - naso litratus
lopez unicon fish - naso lopazi
spotted unicorn fish - naso brevirostris
valmingi - naso velmingi
unicorn - naso unicornis
black tongue unicorn fish - naso hexacanthus
blue striped snapper - litjanus kashmira
red emperor - lutjanus sebae
brown sail fin tang - zebrasoma scopas
moorish idol - zanclus canescns
cream angel - apolemichthys xanthurus
yellow fin angel - centropyge flavipectoralis
blue fin angel - centropyge multispinnis
emperor angel - pomacanthus imperator
koran angel - pomacanthus semicirculatus
thread fin butterfly - chaetodon auriga
citron butterfly - chaetodon citrinelius
black finned butterfly - chaetodon decussatus
vagabond butterfly - chaetodon vagabundus
peppered butterfly - chaetodon guttatismus
gardner butterfly - chaetodon gardneri
sun brut orana - chaetodon kleini
racoon butterfly - chaetodon lunulla
black back butterfly - chaetodon melanotus
pearl scale butterfly - chaetodon madagascariensis
meyeris butterfly - chaetodon meyeri
blue blotched butterfly - chaetodon plebeius
megaport butterfly - chaetodon trifascialis
chevron butterfly - chaetodon trifasciatus
triangle butterfly - chaetodon triangulum
eight striped butterfly - chaetodon octofasciatus
yellow head butterfly - chaetodon xanthocephalus
rafflesi butterfly - chaetodon rafflest
long nosed butterfly - forcipiger longirostris
brown and white butterfly - hemitaurichthy zoster
white banner - heniochus acuminiatus
philippine pannant coral fish - heniochus singularis
humphead banner fish - heniochus varius
bat fish - platax orbicularis
zebra eel - gymnomuraena zebra
snow flake eel - echidna nebulosa
tessalata eel - gymnothorax favagineus
white eyes eel - gymnothorax thyrsoides
barred snake eel - myrichthys colubrinus
tiger snake eel - myrichthys maculosus
girdled eel - echidna pozyzona
leopared eel - gymonothorax undulatus
ribbon eel - rhinomuraeha ouaesita
crown squirrel fish - sargocentron diadeema
squirrel fish - holocentrus rubrum
spot fin squirrel fish - neoniphon sammara
silver spot squirrel fish - sargocentron caudimaculatum
black tip shark - carcharhinus melanopetrus
sand shark - chiloscyllium griseum
brown electric ray - narcine brunnues
blue spot scat - taeniura lymma
butterfly scat - gymnura micrura
sole fish - pseudorhombus jenynist
yellow black caranex - gnathanodon species
horse crevalle - carangoides equula
giant travelly - caranex ignobilis
oriental sweetlip - plectorhinchus picus
painted sweetlip - plectorhinchus pictus
black spotted rubber lip - plectorhinchus gaterinus
silver banded sweetlip - plectorhinchus diagrammus
yellow banded sweetlip - plectorhinchus liniatus
indian goat fish - parupeneus indicus
yellow goat fish - parupeneus cyclostomus
blue eye lyretail fish - anthias squamipinnis female
red coral lyretail fish - anthias squamipinnis male
red perch - anthias kashiwa
disper - mirolabrichthys disper
carberryi - nemanthias carberryi
japanese fairy basslet - anthias taira male
twin spot basslet male - anthias bimaculatus
diamond head - anthias parvirostris
red jewel grouper - cephalopholis miniatus
blue jewel grouper - cephalopholis argus
blue line grouper - cephalopholis boenacki
soapy grouper - grammistes sexlineatus
coral hopper - cirrhithichthys oxycephalus
fosters hawk fish - paraclrrhitus fosteri
clown trigger - balistoides conspicillum sm
virdiscens trigger - pseudoballistes flavimarginatus
indian trigger - melichthys indicus
undulate trigger - balistapus undulatus
red tooth trigger - odonus nigger
boomerang trigger - sufflaman bursa
painted trigger - rhinecanthus aculeatus
rectangle trigger - rhinecanthus rectangulus
brown trigger - sufflaman sp.
half moon trigger - sufflaman chrysopterus
red tail file fish - pervagor melanochiphalus
file fish - cantherhines pullus
pearl puffer - canthigaster margaritata
black saddled puffer - canthigaster velentini
half dog fish - arothron meleagris yellow
white spotted dog - arothron mlelagris black
gray dog fish - arothron nigropunctatus gray
blue dog fish - arothron nigropunctatus blue
dog fish - arothron nigropunctatus
short spine porcupine - diadon liturotus
porcupine fish - diadon hystrix
yellow black spotted box fish - ostraction cubicus
cow fish - lactoria comuta
spotted box fish - ostraction meleagris meleagris
white spotted box fish - ostraction meleag
thornbacked box fish - tetrasomus gibbosus
deep sea wrasse - anampses lieniatus
polkadot wrasse - bodianus axillaris
red wrasse - cirrhilabrus rubriventrails
rosy scaled wrasse - cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis
blue spot wrasse - macroparyngodon cynoguttatus
matara wrasse - macroparyngodon kuiteri
red & white wrasse - coris formosa
yellow wrasse - halichoeres trispilus
polhena wrasse - halichoeres marginatus
argus wrasse - halichoeres argus
three line wrasse - halichoeres pelicieri
halico wraase - halichoeres hortulanus
timor wrasse - halichoeres timorensis
brown bird - gamphosus varius
green bird - gamphosus caeruleus
half parrot - hammigymnus fasciatus
male wrasse - macropharyngodon bipatitus
dragon wrasse - navaculichthys taeniourus
parrot - thallasoma lunare
striped wrasse - thallasoma hardwicki
rainbow wrasse - thallasoma amblyoepphalum
diesel - labrodies dimidatus
picture wrasse - halichoeres nebulosus
marble wrasse - anampses meleagrides
esquisites wrasse - cirrhilabrus exquisitus
pijama wrasse - pseudocheillinus hexataenia
jensen's wrasse - thallasoma jensenii
fishing frog - antenaris hispidus
sargassum fish - histrio hestrio
spot line lion fish - pterois antenata
devil scorpion fish - pterois miles
white fin lion fish (p) - pterois radiata
scorpion fish - pterois volitans
zebra lion fish - dendrochirus zebra
filament devil fish - inmicus filamentosus
christmas island scorpion fish - scorpaenopsis sp.
spotted scorpion fish - scorpaena plumireri
hairy sting fish - scorpaenopsis oxycephalus
butterfly scorpion - dactyloptena volitans
red tail blenny - escinius bicolour
golden blenny - escinius midas
white blenny - malacanthus smithi
klausewitz blenny - escenius lineatus
orange spotted blenny - istiblennius chrysopilus
scorpion blenny - synchyropus marmoratus
red scooter blenny - synchiropus stellatus
fire fish - nemateleotris magnifica
decorated fire fish - nemateleotris decora
fusi goby - fusigobius sp.
blue finned goby - cryptocentrus fasciatus
lemon goby - gobiodon citrinus
diamon goby - valencienna puellaris
radium goby - valencienna strigata
valencia goby - valencienna helsdingenii
dragon goby - amblygobius maculata
tiger goby - valencienna wardi
blue tail goby - pterleotris heteropterus
blue goby - pterleotris microlopis
eight bar goby - cryptocentrus cyanotaenia
yellow prawn goby - cryptocentrus cinctus
zebra goby - amblyeleotris sungami
decorated goby - stigobius decoratus
sand milk goby - valencienna sexguttata
pink bar goby - amblyeleotris aurora
dracula shrimp goby - stenogobius dracula
candy goby - stongodiops xanthorhinica
scissortail goby - ptereleotris evidus
zebra goby - ptereleotris zebra
spotted goby - istigobius ornatus
blue spot mudskipper - boleophthalmus polyophthatmus
half banded goby - amblygobius semicintus
sanders weever - paraperci snyderi
black dosal grub fish - parapercis bivittata
broad striped cardinal fish - apogon angustatus
three spot damsel - dascyllus trimaculatus
green damsel - neopomacentrus nemurus
blue damsel - pomacentrus phillipinus
rock damsel - chrysiptera leucopoma
scissortail damsel - neopomacentrus filementosus
sergeant major - abudefduf saxatilis
clarks anemone fish - amphiprion clarki
sebae anemone fish - amphiprion sebae
black anemone fish - amphiprion melanopus
nigripes - amphiprion nigripes

Invertebrates -

cleaner shrimp - hypolismata amboinensis
red fire shrimp - lysmata debilius
dancing shrimp - rhynchocinites uritai
boxing shrimp - stenopus hispidus
tiger shrimp - alpheus bellulus
anemone shrimp - gnatophyllum species
mantis shrimp - odontodactylus scyllarus
michael shrimp - alpheus armadius
red clawed shrimp - alpheus species
green cleaner shrimp - saron neglictus/ marmoratu
crystal shrimp - necaridina heteropoda
green star fish - nardoa galatheae
orange star fish - linckia species
red star fish - fromia elegans
blue star fish - fromia elegans
brittle star fish - ophiocomina nigra
pink star fish - fromia elegans
egyptian star fish - echinaster species
cushion star - culcita novaeguineae
superb sea star - ophiolepis superba
urchin red -purple-white - echinometra sp.
sea lillies - himerometrapalmata
red sea lillies - athodon sp.
anemone crab - neopetrolishes sp.
hermit crab - dardanus megistos
red leg hermit crab - dardanus megistos
red crab - neopetrolishes sp.
elegant squat lobster - allogalathea elegans
mixed nudibranch - phyllidia arabica
belidancer - spanish dancer
octopus - hapalochleana sp.
ordinary carpet - stichodoctyla haddoni
green carpet anemone - stichodoctyla haddoni green
light colour anemone - stichodoctyla haddoni
blue carpet anemone - parasicyonis
white carpet anemone - stoichactis sp.
brown carpet - stichodoctyla haddoni
bulb anemone - gyrostoma quadricolor
sand anemone - radianthus simplex
long tentacle anemone - heteractis magnifica
black cucumber - paracumaria sp.
red cucumber - paracumaria sp.
algae eaters - trochus histrio


Average fish per box, based on fish size:

Average 8-12 medium fish per box

Most of the bigger fish are 4-8 per box

Mediums & smalls can be 15-20 or more

No guaranty on anemones

Note: Red Sea fish average 8 per box, maybe 4-6 for Angels.


Please e-mail us to get current pricing and stock on fish. Most of it is available most of the time.

See the .pdf (or non-.pdf/mobile version) link at top of page for recent availability lists and pricing for Sri Lanka tranship fish and invertebrates ... if placing an order, please request most current list before creating your list.



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