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Screen 1: Estimated numbers of individuals in annual global aquaculture production (FAO) of fish species (2010)

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This page shows FAO reported fish aquaculture production tonnages for 2009 by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in this study) and estimated fish numbers. For species categories where no EMW was obtained, a generic mean weight was used to estimate numbers. Derivation of these generic mean weights are shown in the totals section, obtained by clicking on the Last page summary link above or by scrolling/paging to the bottom. The overall estimate of fish numbers is also shown there.

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LineSpeciesproduction (t)Estimated
mean
weight
(EMW)
(g)
EMW idGeneric
mean
weight
(g)
Estimated
numbers
(millions)
1Aba (Gymnarchus niloticus)4,991319-1,0615 - 16
2Adriatic sturgeon (Acipenser naccarii)21319-1,061< 1
3African bonytongue (Heterotis niloticus)3,016319-1,0613 - 9
4African catfish (Heterobranchus bidorsalis)1319-1,061< 1
5Algerian barb (Barbus callensis)55319-1,061< 1
6Amberjacks nei (Seriola spp)17,021319-1,06116 - 53
7American yellow perch (Perca flavescens)50227-227EMW-7< 1
8Amur catfish (Silurus asotus)379,691319-1,061358 - 1,190
9Anostomoides laticeps (Anostomoides laticeps)7,228319-1,0617 - 23
10Arapaima (Arapaima gigas)10319-1,061< 1
11Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)3,156319-1,0613 - 10
12Areolate grouper (Epinephelus areolatus)64319-1,061< 1
13Asian barbs nei (Puntius spp)3,957319-1,0614 - 12
14Asian redtail catfish (Mystus nemurus)4,860319-1,0615 - 15
15Asian swamp eel (Monopterus albus)272,990319-1,061257 - 855
16Asp (Aspius aspius)4319-1,061< 1
17Atipa (Hoplosternum littorale)10319-1,061< 1
18Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)4,080319-1,0614 - 13
19Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)22,5582,000-5,000EMW-195 - 11
20Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)1,8213,000-5,000EMW-20< 1 - 1
21Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)1,425,9683,614-8,434EMW-21169 - 395
22Ayu sweetfish (Plecoglossus altivelis)6,484319-1,0616 - 20
23Bagrid catfish (Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus)35319-1,061< 1
24Barbel (Barbus barbus)<1319-1,061< 1
25Barramundi(=Giant seaperch) (Lates calcarifer)65,857300-2,000EMW-2533 - 220
26Barred sorubim (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum)3319-1,061< 1
27Bastard halibut (Paralichthys olivaceus)44,909800-1,500EMW-2630 - 56
28Bastard halibuts nei (Paralichthys spp)1319-1,061< 1
29Beluga (Huso huso)115319-1,061< 1
30Big-scale sand smelt (Atherina boyeri)1319-1,061< 1
31Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)2,585,963500-1,500EMW-291,724 - 5,172
32Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas)200319-1,061< 1 - 1
33Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)424,4872,000-3,000EMW-30141 - 212
34Black prochilodus 614319-1,0611 - 2
35Blackbelt cichlid (Cichlasoma maculicauda)1319-1,061< 1
36Blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron)16319-1,061< 1
37Blackhead seabream (Acanthopagrus schlegeli)2,618319-1,0612 - 8
38Blackspot(=red) seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo)214319-1,061< 1 - 1
39Bleak (Alburnus alburnus)6319-1,061< 1
40Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus)4,989500-800EMW-346 - 10
41Blue-Nile tilapia,hybrid (Oreochromis aureus x O. niloticus )333,322220-220EMW-2311,515
42Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)21319-1,061< 1
43Boleophthalmus pectinirostris (Boleophthalmus pectinirostris)9319-1,061< 1
44Bronze featherback (Notopterus notopterus)759319-1,0611 - 2
45Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)878319-1,0611 - 3
46Brown-marbled grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus)80319-1,061< 1
47Brycon amazonicus 566319-1,0611 - 2
48Brycon cephalus (Brycon cephalus)3,096319-1,0613 - 10
49Brycon hilarii (Brycon hilarii)1,366319-1,0611 - 4
50Cachama (Colossoma macropomum)60,676500-2,000EMW-4030 - 121
51Catfish, hybrid (C.gariepinus x C.macrocephalus)116,875150-350EMW-41334 - 779
52Catfishes nei (Ictalurus spp)141319-1,061< 1
53Catla (Catla catla)3,869,984300-2,000EMW-431,935 - 12,900
54Channa marulius (Channa marulius)1,950319-1,0612 - 6
55Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)444,937340-680EMW-45654 - 1,309
56Characins nei (Characidae)3,327319-1,0613 - 10
57Chars nei (Salvelinus spp)2,183319-1,0612 - 7
58Chinese longsnout catfish (Leiocassis longirostris)17,100319-1,06116 - 54
59Chinook(=Spring=King)salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)13,541319-1,06113 - 42
60Chub (Leuciscus cephalus)3319-1,061< 1
61Citharinus nei (Citharinus spp)3,271319-1,0613 - 10
62Clearhead icefish (Protosalanx hyalocranius)18,481319-1,06117 - 58
63Climbing perch (Anabas testudineus)8,757319-1,0618 - 27
64Clown knifefish (Chitala chitala)575319-1,0611 - 2
65Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)40,7686,000-8,000EMW-555 - 7
66Coho(=Silver)salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)137,5101,814-5,443EMW-5625 - 76
67Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)3,444,203500-2,500EMW-571,378 - 6,888
68Common dentex (Dentex dentex)10319-1,061< 1
69Common pandora (Pagellus erythrinus)50319-1,061< 1
70Common sole (Solea solea)116319-1,061< 1
71Common two-banded seabream (Diplodus vulgaris)12319-1,061< 1
72Crevalle jack (Caranx hippos)1319-1,061< 1
73Croakers, drums nei (Sciaenidae)60319-1,061< 1
74Crucian carp (Carassius carassius)2,217,799150-400EMW-625,544 - 14,785
75Cyprinids nei (Cyprinidae)630,208319-1,061594 - 1,974
76Danube bleak (Chalcalburnus chalcoides)<1319-1,061< 1
77Danube sturgeon(=Osetr) (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii)393319-1,061< 1 - 1
78Dorado (Salminus brasiliensis)1319-1,061< 1
79Eastern pomfred (Schuettea scalaripinnis)34,123319-1,06132 - 107
80European eel (Anguilla anguilla)6,969319-1,0617 - 22
81European perch (Perca fluviatilis)318319-1,061< 1 - 1
82European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax)125,902400-500EMW-72252 - 315
83European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus)749319-1,0611 - 2
84Filefishes, leatherjackets nei (Monacanthidae)515319-1,061< 1 - 2
85Finfishes nei (Osteichthyes)301319-1,061< 1 - 1
86Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus)127,880500-1,500EMW-7685 - 256
87Fourfinger threadfin (Eleutheronema tetradactylum)701319-1,0611 - 2
88Freshwater bream (Abramis brama)178319-1,061< 1 - 1
89Freshwater fishes nei (Osteichthyes)1,266,868319-1,0611,194 - 3,969
90Freshwater siluroids nei (Siluroidei)460319-1,061< 1 - 1
91Giant gourami (Osphronemus goramy)60,8362,000-3,000EMW-8020 - 30
92Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata)139,187300-400EMW-81348 - 464
93Gobies nei (Gobiidae)5319-1,061< 1
94Goldfish (Carassius auratus)2,221319-1,0612 - 7
95Goldlined seabream (Rhabdosargus sarba)4319-1,061< 1
96Gouramis nei (Trichogaster spp)92319-1,061< 1
97Grass carp(=White amur) (Ctenopharyngodon idellus)4,337,114500-2,500EMW-871,735 - 8,674
98Grass-eaters nei (Distichodus spp)3,995319-1,0614 - 13
99Grayling (Thymallus thymallus)1319-1,061< 1
100Greasy grouper (Epinephelus tauvina)5,166319-1,0615 - 16
101Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili)2319-1,061< 1
102Groupers nei (Epinephelus spp)74,357319-1,06170 - 233
103Groupers, seabasses nei (Serranidae)1,195319-1,0611 - 4
104Hoven's carp (Leptobarbus hoeveni)5,662319-1,0615 - 18
105Huchen (Hucho hucho)18319-1,061< 1
106Humpback grouper (Cromileptes altivelis)14319-1,061< 1
107Indonesian snakehead (Channa micropeltes)20,390500-700EMW-9529 - 41
108Isok barb (Probarbus jullieni)4,200319-1,0614 - 13
109Jacks, crevalles nei (Caranx spp)679319-1,0611 - 2
110Japanese amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata)139,0773,500-6,000EMW-9923 - 40
111Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica)261,617100-250EMW-1001,046 - 2,616
112Japanese jack mackerel (Trachurus japonicus)1,478319-1,0611 - 5
113Japanese seabass (Lateolabrax japonicus)107,903500-500EMW-102216
114Japanese seabream (Pagrus major)14319-1,061< 1
115John's snapper (Lutjanus johnii)2,930319-1,0613 - 9
116Kafue pike (Hepsetus odoe)1,564319-1,0611 - 5
117Kissing gourami (Helostoma temminckii)5,281319-1,0615 - 17
118Knifefishes (Notopterus spp)3319-1,061< 1
119Korean rockfish (Sebastes schlegeli)20,918319-1,06120 - 66
120Labeo dussumieri (Labeo dussumieri)185319-1,061< 1 - 1
121Large yellow croaker (Larimichthys croceus)85,809319-1,06181 - 269
122Largemouth black bass (Micropterus salmoides)186,052680-680EMW-110274
123Lebranche mullet (Mugil liza)35319-1,061< 1
124Lefteye flounders nei (Bothidae)24,978319-1,06124 - 78
125Leporinus spp 54319-1,061< 1
126Longfin tilapia (Oreochromis macrochir)1,420319-1,0611 - 4
127Mackerels nei (Scombridae)285319-1,061< 1 - 1
128Malabar grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus)112319-1,061< 1
129Mandarin fish (Siniperca chuatsi)252,622500-500EMW-115505
130Mango tilapia (Sarotherodon galilaeus)4319-1,061< 1
131Mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus)5,049319-1,0615 - 16
132Marble goby (Oxyeleotris marmorata)1,094319-1,0611 - 3
133Marbled spinefoot (Siganus rivulatus)5319-1,061< 1
134Marine fishes nei (Osteichthyes)468,858319-1,061442 - 1,469
135Meagre (Argyrosomus regius)14,634319-1,06114 - 46
136Milkfish (Chanos chanos)808,559250-500EMW-1221,617 - 3,234
137Mississippi paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)24319-1,061< 1
138Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)30,344500-800EMW-12338 - 61
139Mrigal carp (Cirrhinus mrigala)378,622300-1,100EMW-124344 - 1,262
140Mud carp (Cirrhinus molitorella)3,333319-1,0613 - 10
141Mullets nei (Mugilidae)10,049319-1,0619 - 31
142Netted prochilod (Prochilodus reticulatus)1,781319-1,0612 - 6
143Nile perch (Lates niloticus)10,907319-1,06110 - 34
144Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)2,538,052250-800EMW-1293,173 - 10,152
145Nilem carp (Osteochilus hasselti)21,266319-1,06120 - 67
146Ningu (Labeo victorianus)1319-1,061< 1
147North African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)190,861500-1,500EMW-132127 - 382
148Northern pike (Esox lucius)892319-1,0611 - 3
149Orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides)129319-1,061< 1
150Orangefin labeo (Labeo calbasu)46,521319-1,06144 - 146
151Osteobrama belangeri (Osteobrama belangeri)5,821319-1,0615 - 18
152Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis)2,008319-1,0612 - 6
153Pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus)22,189319-1,06121 - 70
154Pangas catfish (Pangasius pangasius)37,884319-1,06136 - 119
155Pangas catfishes nei (Pangasius spp)1,306,838500-1,500EMW-142871 - 2,614
156Philippine catfish (Clarias batrachus)6,321319-1,0616 - 20
157Pike-perch (Sander lucioperca)694319-1,0611 - 2
158Pimelodus spp 11319-1,061< 1
159Pirapatinga (Piaractus brachypomus)114,621500-1,000EMW-147115 - 229
160Pond loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)205,390319-1,061194 - 643
161Pond smelt (Hypomesus olidus)12,962319-1,06112 - 41
162Porgies, seabreams nei (Sparidae)46,490319-1,06144 - 146
163Prochilods nei (Prochilodus spp)5,262319-1,0615 - 16
164Pseudoplatystoma spp 23319-1,061< 1
165Puffers nei (Tetraodontidae)19,953319-1,06119 - 63
166Puntius sarana (Puntius sarana)3,218319-1,0613 - 10
167Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)728,448210-5,000EMW-155146 - 3,469
168Red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)54,5361,000-1,000EMW-15655
169Redbelly tilapia (Tilapia zillii)171319-1,061< 1 - 1
170Redbreast tilapia (Tilapia rendalli)1,057319-1,0611 - 3
171Reticulate knifefish (Papyrocranus afer)8,672319-1,0618 - 27
172Rice-paddy eel (Pisodonophis boro)10319-1,061< 1
173Righteye flounders nei (Pleuronectidae)5,372319-1,0615 - 17
174Ripon barbel (Barbus altianalis)1319-1,061< 1
175River eels nei (Anguilla spp)2,951319-1,0613 - 9
176Roach (Rutilus rutilus)1,909319-1,0612 - 6
177Roaches nei (Rutilus spp)77319-1,061< 1
178Roho labeo (Labeo rohita)1,167,315300-1,500EMW-167778 - 3,891
179Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)35319-1,061< 1
180Russell's snapper (Lutjanus russelli)10319-1,061< 1
181Sabaki tilapia (Oreochromis spilurus)300319-1,061< 1 - 1
182Salmonids nei (Salmonidae)12,899319-1,06112 - 40
183Salmonoids nei (Salmonoidei)1,609319-1,0612 - 5
184Sargo breams nei (Diplodus spp)1319-1,061< 1
185Scorpionfishes nei (Scorpaenidae)280319-1,061< 1 - 1
186Sea trout (Salmo trutta)24,017319-1,06123 - 75
187Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis)224319-1,061< 1 - 1
188Sharpsnout seabream (Diplodus puntazzo)19319-1,061< 1
189Shi drum (Umbrina cirrosa)131319-1,061< 1
190Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii)194319-1,061< 1 - 1
191Silver barb (Barbonymus gonionotus)102,299100-200EMW-181511 - 1,023
192Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)4,116,835300-1,500EMW-1822,745 - 13,723
193Silver perch (Bidyanus bidyanus)294319-1,061< 1 - 1
194Silver seabream (Pagrus auratus)73,924400-400EMW-184185
195Silversides(=Sand smelts) nei (Atherinidae)1319-1,061< 1
196Small scale mud carp (Cirrhinus microlepis)5,000319-1,0615 - 16
197Snakehead (Channa argus)376,762319-1,061355 - 1,180
198Snakeheads(=Murrels) nei (Channa spp)8,608319-1,0618 - 27
199Snakeskin gourami (Trichogaster pectoralis)31,81380-120EMW-189265 - 398
200Snappers nei (Lutjanus spp)191319-1,061< 1 - 1
201Snappers, jobfishes nei (Lutjanidae)49319-1,061< 1
202Snubnose pompano (Trachinotus blochii)24,078319-1,06123 - 75
203So-iuy mullet (Mugil soiuy)165500-1,500EMW-193< 1
204Sobaity seabream (Sparidentex hasta)540319-1,0611 - 2
205Soles nei (Soleidae)20319-1,061< 1
206South American catfish (Rhamdia sapo)1,276319-1,0611 - 4
207Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)3,324319-1,0613 - 10
208Spinefeet(=Rabbitfishes) nei (Siganus spp)223319-1,061< 1 - 1
209Spotted coralgrouper (Plectropomus maculatus)34319-1,061< 1
210Spotted rose snapper (Lutjanus guttatus)1319-1,061< 1
211Spotted snakehead (Channa punctata)1,281319-1,0611 - 4
212Spotted sorubim (Pseudoplatystoma corruscans)2,487319-1,0612 - 8
213Sterlet sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus)13319-1,061< 1
214Stinging catfish (Heteropneustes fossilis)8,200319-1,0618 - 26
215Streaked prochilod (Prochilodus lineatus)86319-1,061< 1
216Striped bass, hybrid (Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis)4,225816-816EMW-2055
217Striped catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus)143,751500-1,500EMW-20696 - 288
218Striped snakehead (Channa striata)15,289300-1,100EMW-20714 - 51
219Sturgeons nei (Acipenseridae)39,313319-1,06137 - 123
220Suckermouth catfish (Hypostomus plecostomus)37319-1,061< 1
221Tambacu, hybrid (P.mesopotamicus x C.macropomum)21,621319-1,06120 - 68
222Tambatinga, hybrid 4,916319-1,0615 - 15
223Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)1319-1,061< 1
224Tench (Tinca tinca)1,209319-1,0611 - 4
225Three spotted tilapia (Oreochromis andersonii)3,735319-1,0614 - 12
226Tiger pufferfish 4,410319-1,0614 - 14
227Tilapias nei (Oreochromis(=Tilapia) spp)583,981250-800EMW-215730 - 2,336
228Torpedo-shaped catfishes nei (Clarias spp)353,679319-1,061333 - 1,108
229Trahira 266319-1,061< 1 - 1
230Trouts nei (Salmo spp)17,949319-1,06117 - 56
231Trumpet emperor (Lethrinus miniatus)14319-1,061< 1
232Turbot (Psetta maxima)68,890700-2,000EMW-21934 - 98
233Upsidedown catfishes (Synodontis spp)2,841319-1,0613 - 9
234Wallago (Wallago attu)676319-1,0611 - 2
235Wels(=Som)catfish (Silurus glanis)1,563319-1,0611 - 5
236White bream (Blicca bjoerkna)9319-1,061< 1
237White crappie (Pomoxis annularis)90319-1,061< 1
238White seabream (Diplodus sargus)107319-1,061< 1
239White sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)200319-1,061< 1 - 1
240White trevally (Pseudocaranx dentex)2,795319-1,0613 - 9
241Whitefishes nei (Coregonus spp)4,284319-1,0614 - 13
242Whitemouth croaker (Micropogonias furnieri)14319-1,061< 1
243Wuchang bream (Megalobrama amblycephala)652,215450-500EMW-2291,304 - 1,449
244Yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco)184,28150-200EMW-230921 - 3,686
245Totals for all species 39,174,29736,734 - 121,757
 
Totals by estimate type:
   Single species with an EMW 32,406,298319-1,06130,537 - 101,528
   Multi species with an EMW 1,890,8191,601 - 4,950
Totals for species with an EMW 34,297,11732,138 - 106,477
Totals species without an EMW 4,877,181319-1,0614,596 - 15,280
 
Total fish production 39,174,29736,734 - 121,757
Total aqaculture production (includes shellfish) 78,943,002

Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2010 (Release date: March 2012)".
Note. All species are identified on FishStat as being of the class Actinopterygii except for the following for which class is not specified: freshwater fishes nei, marine fishes nei and finfishes nei.