Based on the literature published between 1898 and 2017, a checklist is compiled for the 24 nominal species in 16 genera (Achtheinus [1 sp.], Cecropus [1 sp.], Demoleus [1 sp.], Dinemoleus [1 sp.], Dinemoura [2 spp.], Echthrogaleus [4 spp.], Gangliopus [1 sp.], Luetkenia [1 sp.], Nesippus [1 sp.], Orthagoriscicola [1 sp.], Pandarus [4 spp.], Parnnosus [1 sp.], Paranesippus [1 sp.], Philorthagoriscus [1 sp.], Prosaetes [1 sp.], and Pseudopandarus [2 spp.]) of the copepod family Pandaridae from Japanese fishes. This checklist contains information for each taxon regarding its host(s), attachment site(s), known geographical distribution in Japanese waters, and references. A host-parasite list is also given.