North American Fishes: Freshwater & Saltwater Fish Species

Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to the Fishes of North America! Dive deep into our comprehensive catalog featuring over 600 species, from the shimmering freshwater fishes to the majestic saltwater game fish that grace our coasts. Whether you’re an angler looking to identify your latest catch, a student researching the diverse aquatic life, or simply an enthusiast eager to explore the underwater wonders of North America, we’ve got you covered.

African Pompano

Agujon Needlefish

Albacore Tuna

Alligator Gar

American Anglerfish

American Eel

American Gizzard Shad

American Yellow Perch

Apache Trout


Arctic Char

Arctic Grayling

Arrow-Tooth Flounder

Asp (fish)

Atlantic Bigeye

Atlantic Bonito

Atlantic Butterfish

Atlantic Cod

Atlantic Croaker

Atlantic Goldeneye Tilefish

Atlantic Halibut

Atlantic Herring

Atlantic Mackerel

Atlantic Needlefish

Atlantic Sailfish

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic Scombrops

Atlantic Sharpnose Shark

Atlantic Tomcod

Atlantic Wolffish

Banded Rudderfish

Bar Jack (Caranx ruber)

Barndoor Skate



Barred Sand Bass

Barred Surfperch

Bass (Australian)

Bass (Largemouth)

Bass (Rainbow)

Bass (Spotted)

Bass (Striped)

Bass (White)

Bass Australian

Bass Peacock

Bass Rainbow

Bass Smallmouth

Bass Spotted

Bass Striped

Bass White

Bearded Brotula

Bermuda Sea Chub

Bigeye Scad

Bigeye Thresher

Bigeye Tuna

Bigmouth Buffalo

Bigmouth Sculpin

Black Acara

Black Buffalo

Black Bullhead

Black Drum

Black Grouper

Black Jack

Black Jewfish

Black Marlin

Black Rockfish

Black Sea Bass

Black Skipjack

Blackfin Sculpin

Blackfin Tuna

Blackline Tilefish

Blacknose Shark


Blacktip Shark

Blob Sculpin

Blue Catfish

Blue Marlin

Blue Rockfish

Blue Runner

Blue Shark

Bluefin Tuna



Bluenose Warehou

Bluntnose Sixgill Shark

Bocaccio Rockfish

Bohar Snapper


Bonnethead Shark


Bramble Shark

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Discover the vast variety of freshwater fishes of North America, from the popular game fish to the lesser-known species that inhabit our lakes, rivers, and streams. Curious about the difference between the volumes of species? We’ve categorized them for easy reference. And for those who are visual learners, don’t miss out on our exclusive freshwater fish posters that beautifully illustrate the diversity of our continent’s freshwater habitats.

Venture further and plunge into the world of saltwater game fish of North America. These marine marvels, often sought after by sport fishermen, are not only a testament to the beauty of the ocean but also to the ecological richness of North American waters.

Each fish species is accompanied by detailed information, ensuring that you have a seamless learning experience. So, whether you’re looking to identify a specific fish, understand its habitat, or simply immerse yourself in the aquatic wonders of North America, our guide is your go-to resource.