Checklist of Endemic Marine Fish Species
This list of marine fish species found exclusively in Trinidad and Tobago is based on the taxonomy used in FishBase 2004 (2004). For further details on possible inaccuracies in the list see Sources & Caveats.
FishBase 2004: a global information system on fishes. DVD. WorldFish Center - Philippine Office, Los Banos, Philippines. Published in May 2004.
The current version of this electronic database is accessible here.
OC = a FishBase occurrence record suggests a specimen from another country outside normal stated range (these vary widely in reliability from obvious misidentifications to being almost certainly correct)
Acanthemblemaria johnsoni OC (Chaenopsidae)
Starksia rava (Labrisomidae) Tawny Blenny
Starksia sella (Labrisomidae) Darksaddle Blenny
An additional endemic marine fish species not included in FishBase 2004 is given below. This list is primarily based on information from the 13 March 2009 version of the Catalog of Fishes database (current version here) and includes species described through 2008. In addition to the 3 endemic marine fish species listed above, the additional species listed below gives a total of 4 species of marine fishes known solely from Trinidad and Tobago.
Ogilbichthys tobagoensis (Bythitidae) Tobago Coralbrotula 2004