The distinction between "Marine" and
"Freshwater" fishes may be difficult to make. Belize's
coastal lagoons offer a large gray zone between the two biota.
Furthermore, many true marine fish are know to travel upriver
for long distances. In addition, many "freshwater"
fish have addapted to brackish situations and can even live
in freshwater lenses on mangrove cayes.
The data in the table below are derived from
FishBase is a relational database with information to cater
to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries
managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase on the web contains
practically all fish species known to science. FishBase was
developed at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources
Management (ICLARM) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and many other partners,
and with support from the European Commission (EC).
By clicking the scientific names you will be connected
to the description of that species in the FishBase database.
The database is large, so progress may be slow!