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Countries with the most number of fish species



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Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants


Total number of fish species, by country

Piranha in Guyana. Photo by Tiffany Roufs

Note, this data from the Fishbase dates to 2016, but is the most recent available on a global scale. If you are aware of more up-to-date data, please contact us.

CountryBirdsAmphibiansMammalsReptilesFishVascular
plants
Australia7052423491038486915638
Indonesia1615347670728468229375
Brazil17531022648807452156215
Japan439791449840205565
China1240411551478333032200
Philippines56911319020732918931
United States844300440530306719473
Papua New Guinea717367269273280711544
Mexico1081377523916260226071
India1180390412689246518664
Viet Nam823225287463241110500
Thailand925140311434212311625
South Africa755128297447205923420
Colombia1826771442601205351220
Malaysia702260336484193015500
Mozambique6718723622217525692
Tanzania1052204359359175010008
Venezuela1364360363405170921073
Peru1804572467480154417144
Palau112125351543500
DR Congo1087244430294148011007
Panama87921424627213999915
Seychelles 97121331156850
Madagascar24431122841411479505
Costa Rica856202227263110612119
Sri Lanka37512111722411003314
Cuba317686517510996522
Ecuador1588539372444109819362
Canada516462025410973270
New Zealand2268447110932382
Nicaragua6757120319810717590
Kenya103411437628010456506
Cameroon87421833528310428260
Suriname6981132105810415018
Myanmar10139129430710407000
Honduras69712221227010175680
Argentina99817237443710029372
Trinidad-and-Tobago414371141189872259
Guyana7891352351859826409
Guinea629742235959793000
French Guiana7071082071669555625
Russia256333008994811400
Solomon Islands2381969999413172
Cambodia509501641869335000
Guatemala7061632202628968681
Angola905992852458955185
Somalia566351762398323028
Spain37837115697915,050
Turkey390371491487908650
Senegal548401891297752086

Source: Plant data is from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC), 2004. Species Data. Fish: Fishbase; Birds: Birdlife International; Amphibians: AmphibiaWeb; Mammals: IUCN; Reptiles: the Reptile Database.

Total | Amphibians | Birds | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants


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