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Over Ninety (90) Species of MAC Certified Fish Available in North America

The variety of MAC Certified fish coming into North America continues to grow, with over ninety (90) species available for retailers as of December 2006. The complete list is presented hereunder.

All of the MAC Certified retailers in North America are stocking a good selection of MAC Certified species. In addition to the highly desirable species mentioned in the 2nd Quarter MAC News (the MAC quarterly electronic newsletter), other noteworthy MAC Certified fish include Majestic Angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus), Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis), Psychedelic Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus), Bicolor Foxface (Siganus uspi) and Exquisite Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus exquisitus).

North American hobbyists also have the opportunity to acquire MAC Certified cultured species, with cultured False Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) being offered at MAC Certified retailers. Producers of these cultured marine ornamentals became MAC Certified in January 2006 for their facility's compliance with the international Mariculture and Aquaculture Management (MAM) Standard.

The list of MAC Certified species available in North America in 2006 includes:


Acanthurus pyroferus

Lemonpeel Mimic Tang

Acanthurus olivaceus

Orange-shoulder Tang

Amblygobius hectori

Hector's Goby

Amphiprion chrysopterus

Blue-stripe Clownfish

Amphiprion frenatus

Tomato Clownfish

Amphiprion perideraion

Pink Skunk Clownfish

Amphiprion ocellaris

False Percula Clownfish (wild caught & aquacultured)

Anampses neoguinaicus

Pearl Anampses/New Guinea Wrasse

Anampses twistii

Yellow-chest Anampses/Twist Wrasse

Apogon cyanosoma

Orange-lined Cardinalfish

Apolemichthys trimaculatus

Flagfin Angelfish

Centropyge bicolor

Bicolor Angelfish

Centropyge bispinosa

Coral Beauty Angelfish

Centropyge flavicauda

Yellowtail Pygmy Angelfish

Centropyge flavissima

Lemonpeel Angelfish

Centropyge heraldi

Yellow & Black Angelfish

Centropyge vrolikii

Halfblack/Pearlscale Angelfish

Chaetodon auriga

Threadfin/Auriga Butterflyfish

Chaetodon ephippium

Saddleback Butterflyfish

Chaetodon melannotus

Black Back Butterflyfish

Chaetodon mertensii

Merten's Butterflyfish

Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus

Singapore/Queen/Reticulated Angelfish

Chaetodon pelewensis

Pelewensis/Sunset Butterflyfish

Chaetodon rafflesii

Latticed Butterflyfish

Chaetodon ulietensis

Pacific Double-saddle Butterflyfish

Chaetodon unimaculatus

Teardrop Butterflyfish

Chaetodon vagabundus

Vagabond Butterflyfish

Chelmon rostratus

Chelmon/Copperband Butterflyfish

Cirrhilabrus exquisitus

Exquisite Fairy Wrasse

Cirrhilabrus rubrimarginatus

Pink-margin Fairy Wrasse

Cirrhilabrus scottorum

Green-back Fairy/Scott's Wrasse

Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Spotted Hawkfish

Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus

Spotted/Pixie Hawkfish

Cirripectes stigmaticus

Ember Blenny

Chiloscyllium punctatum

Banded/Bamboo Shark

Chromis atripectoralis

Blue-green/Black-axil Chromis

Chrysiptera talboti

Talbot's Damselfish

Chrysiptera taupou

Blue Devil Damselfish

Chrysiptera tricincta

Tuxedo Damselfish

Coris aygula

Twinspot Wrasse

Coris gaimard

Red Coris Wrasse

Cromileptes altivelis

Panther Grouper

Ctenochaetus binotatus

Two-spot Tang

Dascyllus aruanus

Three-striped Damselfish

Dascyllus trimaculatus

Domino/Three-spot Damselfish

Dendrochirus biocellatus

Fu Manchu/Twin-spot Lionfish

Dendrochirus brachypterus

Dwarf/Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish

Ecsenius bicolor

Bicolor Blenny

Exallias brevis

Red Sailfin Blenny

Gobiodon citrinus

Lemon Clown Goby

Halichoeres biocellatus

Red-lined/Fiji Christmas Wrasse

Halichoeres melanurus

Pin-striped Wrasse

Labroides dimidiatus

Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse

Macropharyngodon meleagris

Leopard/Black-spotted Wrasse

Meiacanthus oualanensis

Canary Blenny

Naso lituratus

Red-lipped/ Lipstick Tang

Nemateleotris magnifica


Neocirrhites armatus

Flame Hawkfish

Novaculichthys taeniourus

Dragon Wrasse

Odonus niger

Red-tooth/Niger Triggerfish

Oxymonacanthus longirostris

Orange-spot/Harlequin Filefish

Oxycirrhites typus

Longnose Hawkfish

Paracanthurus hepatus

Blue/Regal Tang

Paracirrhites forsteri

Freckle-faced/Forster's Hawkfish

Parupeneus barberinoides

Bicolor Goatfish

Parupeneus cyclostomus

Yellow Goatfish

Paraluteres prionurus

Mimic Saddle Filefish

Platax orbicularis

Orbic Batfish

Platax pinnatus

Pinnatus Batfish

Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides

Clown/Harlequin Sweetlips

Plectorhinchus lineatus

Oriental/Lined Sweetlips

Pomacanthus imperator

Emperor/Imperator Angelfish

Pomacanthus navarchus

Majestic/Blue-girdled Angelfish

Premnas biaculeatus

Maroon/Spine-cheeked Clownfish

Pseudanthias squamipinnis

Lyretail Anthias

Pseudanthias tuka

Purple Queen Anthias

Pseudocheilinus hexataenia

Six-lined Wrasse

Ptereleotris evides

Scissortail Goby

Ptereleotris zebra

Barred/Zebra Goby

Pterois volitans

Peacock/Volitan Lionfish

Pygoplites diacanthus

Regal Angelfish

Rhinecanthus aculeatus

Picasso/Humu-humu Triggerfish

Rhinecanthus verrucosus

Black-belly/Bursa Triggerfish

Salarias ramosus

Starry Blenny

Scolopsis bilineatus

Two-lined Monocle Bream

Siganus guttatus

Yellow-blotch Rabbitfish

Siganus punctatus

Gold-spotted Rabbitfish

Siganus uspi

Bicolor Foxface

Siganus vulpinus


Synchiropus splendidus

Green/Psychedelic Mandarin

Thalassoma lunare

Lyretail Wrasse

Valenciennea strigata

Golden-headed Sleeper Goby

Zebrasoma scopas

Scopas/Brown Tang

Zebrasoma veliferum

Sailfin Tang

    For more information about this list, and the MAC Certification scheme, or to subscribe to the free electronic MAC newsletter, the MAC News - please visit MAC website at or contact MAC at