List of Freshwater Fishes for Angola

Number of freshwater fish species: 258 The tables below were generated from Fishbase.org - A project to provide indexing and links for all known species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. All links below take you to pages on the fishbase.org site.
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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes ansorgii native   
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes humilis native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius lentiginosus native  Kakolokotu 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Anaspidoglanis macrostomus native Flatnose catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion australe native Lyretail panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion escherichi native Escherich's killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys hutereaui native Meshscaled topminnow Kakenga matako 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys katangae native Striped topminnow Kakenga matako 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys luluae native Lulua River lampeye Lutemba 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys macrurus native Big tailed lampeye Kanga 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys mediolateralis endemic  Kakenga matako 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys myaposae native Natal topminnow Kakenga matako 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys nigrolateralis endemic  Lumbungo 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchen native Banded lampeye  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius latiscutatus native Rough-head sea catfish Bagre 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius parkii native Guinean sea catfish Bagre 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous lateristriga native West African freshwater goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus afrovernayi native Spottail barb Senge 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus ansorgii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus argenteus native Rosefin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus barnardi native Blackback barb Mukenga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus barotseensis native Barbus barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bifrenatus native Hyphen barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus breviceps native Shorthead barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus brevidorsalis native Dwarf barb Lwasa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus brevilateralis native  Lutemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus caudosignatus native  Sese 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus chicapaensis native  Lumbungo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus chiumbeensis native  Lumbungo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus collarti native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus dorsolineatus native Cunene barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus ensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus eutaenia native Orangefin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus evansi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus fasciolatus native African banded barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus girardi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus greenwoodi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus gulielmi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus haasianus native Sickle barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus holotaenia native Spotscale barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus hulstaerti questionable Butterfly barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus jubbi native  Muka 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus kerstenii native Redspot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus kessleri native Gillbar barb Lumbungo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus lineomaculatus native Line-spotted barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus lucius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus machadoi native  Lumbungo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus mattozi native Papermouth  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus mediosquamatus native  Lumbungo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus miolepis native Zigzag barb Lumbungo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus mocoensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus multilineatus native Copperstripe barb Lisangisangi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus musumbi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus nanningsi native  Dimoma 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus paludinosus native Straightfin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus petchkovskyi native  Sese 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus poechii native Dashtail barb Mungumba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus radiatus aurantiacus native  Lumbungo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus rhinophorus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus rocadasi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus roussellei native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus roylii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus thamalakanensis native Thamalakane barb Ngonga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trimaculatus native Threespot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trispilomimus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus unitaeniatus native Slender barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus wellmani native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus africanus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus imberi native Spot-tail  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus kingsleyae native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus lateralis native Striped robber Mungumba 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus alces native  Lundembe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus cassaicus native  Luseya 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus curvirostris native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus elephas native  Sosha 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus luapulaensis questionable  Sosha 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tshokwe native  Sosha 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Siluriformes Clariidae Channallabes apus native Eel catfish Kaliholela 
Perciformes Cichlidae Chetia gracilis native Slender happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Chetia welwitschi native Angolan happy Tshomba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Chilochromis duponti native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis angolensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis fasciatus native Okavango suckermouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis lukugae native  Kuya liwe 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis neumanni native Neumann's suckermouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis sardinhai native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys ansorgii native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys bocagii native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus native Bagrid catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys walkeri native   
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys stampflii native Smooth flounder Carta 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clariallabes heterocephalus native  Kambangaji 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias angolensis native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Mburi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias ngamensis native Blunt-toothed African catfish Mburi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias nigromarmoratus native  Kabofo 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias stappersii native Blotched catfish Kambangaji 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias theodorae native Snake catfish Kambangaji 
Characiformes Citharinidae Congocharax spilotaenia native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma multispine native Manyspined ctenopoma Kafudji 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma nigropannosum native Twospot climbing perch  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator lebretonis native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Doumea angolensis native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Dundocharax bidentatus native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensis native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittata native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Enneacampus ansorgii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys singa native   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Erpetoichthys calabaricus native Reedfish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriata native Bonga shad Quilucha 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus barbatus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellus native Rock goby  
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis humilis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis multiocellatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis angolensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus native Jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis elongatus native Banded jewel cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish Kanzema 
Characiformes Citharinidae Hemigrammocharax angolensis native  Kambangaji 
Characiformes Citharinidae Hemigrammocharax lineostriatus native  Kambangaji 
Characiformes Citharinidae Hemigrammocharax machadoi native Dwarf citharine Namukidji 
Characiformes Citharinidae Hemigrammocharax multifasciatus native Multibar citharine  
Characiformes Citharinidae Hemigrammocharax wittei native  Mukiki 
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe native Kafue pike Kasangi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu Lenda 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Heteromormyrus pauciradiatus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus ansorgii native Slender stonebasher  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus discorhynchus native Zambezi parrotfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pappenheimi native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish Kasangi 
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Kneria angolensis native   
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Kneria ansorgii native   
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Kneria maydelli native Cunene kneria  
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Kneria polli native Western shellear  
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Kneria sjolandersi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo annectens native  Kasulu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo ansorgii native Cunene labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo lukulae native Red-spot mudsucker Kasulu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo lunatus native Upper Zambezi labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo macrostoma native  Mubumba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo nasus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo ruddi native Silver labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo simpsoni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus codringtonii native Upper Zambezi yellowfish  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatus native African brown snapper Xicaca 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus beninensis native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus gossei native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius altisambesi native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cuangoanus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius dundoensis native  Lundembe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius macrolepidotus angolensis native  Ndembe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius moorii native  Lundembe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius ntemensis native   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus ansorgii native   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon Peixe-prata 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mesobola brevianalis native River sardine  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidens native Sharptooth tetra Lubongo 
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes argyrotaenia native   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes humilis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax johnstoni native Johnston's topminnow Kakenga matako 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus aculeatus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus caballus caballus native  Sosha 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus lacerda native Western bottlenose mormyrid Tshota mwalwa 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax fasciolaris native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax macropterus native Broad-barred citharine Mujiji 
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax parvus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax procatopus native  Kasulu 
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius ansorgii native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius maindroni native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa ansorgii native Ansorge's fangtooth pellonuline  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa losera native Losera fangtooth pellonuline  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium zambezense native Barred minnow Lumbungo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis andersonii native Three spotted tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis angolensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis lepidurus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir native Longfin tilapia Keji 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis schwebischi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Orthochromis machadoi native Cunene dwarf happy  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia occidentalis native   
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Parakneria fortuita native Cubango kneria  
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Parakneria ladigesi native   
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Parakneria marmorata native   
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Parakneria vilhenae native  Kasutunguna 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Paramormyrops jacksoni native Ghost stonebasher Kapepe 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Parauchenoglanis ngamensis native Zambezi grunter Bibonga ya Kajama 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Pareutropius debauwi native African glass catfish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis native Smalltoothed pellonula  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula vorax native Bigtoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma native Churchill  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus cunganus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus hutereaui native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus simus native  Kapepe 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pharyngochromis darlingi native Zambezi happy Tshilamba 
Characiformes Alestidae Phenacogrammus ansorgii native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Phractura macrura native  Katende 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Plataplochilus cabindae native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Platyclarias machadoi native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Plicofollis polystaphylodon native Mozambique sea catfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus brevis native  Lundembe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus castelnaui native Dwarf stonebasher Kaleha 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus ornatipinnis native Ornate bichir Mimbambala 
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelini native Sompat grunt Roncador-de-pintas 
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegelii native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Potamothrissa acutirostris native Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicus mesmaekersi native   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectens brieni native Southern lungfish  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus dolloi native Slender lungfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus philander dispersus native  Lwasa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander native Southern mouthbrooder  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas ansorgii native   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes maunensis native Okavango robber  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis carlottae native Rainbow happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis codringtonii native Green happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis coulteri native Cunene happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis giardi native Pink happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis thysi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon nigripinnis dolloi native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe angolensis native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe bocagii native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish Kanzema 
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis angusticeps native Thinface cichlid Khele 
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis macrocephalus native Purpleface largemouth Khele 
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis robustus jallae native Nembwe Tshikele 
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis thumbergi native Brownspot largemouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis cuangoana native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis laessoei native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis leopardina native Leopard squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis macropunctata native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis macrostigma native Largespot squeaker Tshingele 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigromaculata native Blackspotted squeaker Tshingele 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis vanderwaali native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis woosnami native Upper Zambezi squeaker Tshingele 
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis albolabris native Thicklipped happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis buysi native Namib happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis lucullae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis schwetzi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia cabrae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia guineensis native Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli native Redbreast tilapia Kapa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia ruweti native Okavango tilapia Kakeya 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia sparrmanii native Banded tilapia Katwa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia tholloni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus ansorgii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus clarkeae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus ensifer native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus latirostris native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus sandersi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus steindachneri native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus stenostoma native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus varicostoma native   
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigri native African knifefish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys dorae native Chobe sand catlet  

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