List of Freshwater Fishes for Australia

Number of freshwater fish species: 346 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
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berda native Picnic seabream Dark-finned black porgy 
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus butcheri endemic Southern black bream Bream 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius caninus native Tropical sand goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Afurcagobius suppositus endemic Long-headed goby Long-headed goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Afurcagobius tamarensis native Tamar River goby Tamar River goby 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Aldrichetta forsteri native Yellow-eye mullet Yelloweye mullet 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata introduced Convict cichlid  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis agassizii endemic Agassiz's olive glassfish Agassiz's glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis agrammus native Sailfin glass perchlet Sailfin glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis dussumieri native Malabar glassy perchlet Barehead glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis elongatus endemic Yellowfin glassfish Elongate glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis gymnocephalus native Bald glassy  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis interrupta native Long-spined glass perchlet Longspine glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis jacksoniensis endemic Port Jackson perchlet Port Jackson glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis macleayi native Macleay's glass perchlet Macleay's glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis marianus endemic Estuary perchlet Estuary glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis miops native Flag-tailed glass perchlet Flagtail glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis muelleri endemic Mueller's glassfish Mueller's glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis nalua native Scalloped perchlet Scalloped glassfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis vachellii native Vachelli's glass perchlet Vachell's glassfish 
Perciformes Terapontidae Amniataba caudavittata native Yellowtail trumpeter Yellowtail trumpeter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Amniataba percoides endemic Barred grunter Barred grunter 
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineus introduced Climbing perch  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australis australis native Shortfin eel Southern shortfin eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bicolor bicolor native Indonesian shortfin eel Indonesian shortfin eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Giant long-finned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscura native Pacific shortfinned eel Pacific shortfin eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla reinhardtii native Speckled longfin eel Longfin eel 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Anodontiglanis dahli endemic Toothless catfish Toothless catfish 
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon hyalosoma native Humpbacked cardinalfish Mangrove cardinalfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Arrhamphus sclerolepis krefftii endemic Southeastern snub-nosed garfish Southeastern snub-nosed garfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Arrhamphus sclerolepis sclerolepis native Northern snubnose garfish Snubnose garfish 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Aseraggodes klunzingeri native Tailed sole Tailed sole 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherinosoma microstoma endemic Small-mouth hardyhead Smallmouth hardyhead 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous acritosus native  Roman nose goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensis native   
Perciformes Terapontidae Bidyanus bidyanus endemic Bidyan perch Bidyan perch 
Perciformes Terapontidae Bidyanus welchi endemic  Welch's grunter 
Perciformes Gobiidae Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus native   
Perciformes Percichthyidae Bostockia porosa endemic Nightfish Nightfish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Bunaka gyrinoides native Greenback gauvina Greenback gauvina 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butis native Duckbill sleeper Crimson-tipped gudgeon 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides endemic Cairns rainbowfish Cairns rainbowfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish Goldfish 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark Bull shark 
Gonorynchiformes Chanidae Chanos chanos native Milkfish Bandang 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chlamydogobius eremius endemic Desert goby Desert goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chlamydogobius gloveri endemic Dalhousie goby Dalhousie goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chlamydogobius japalpa native  Finke goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chlamydogobius micropterus native  Elizabeth springs goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chlamydogobius ranunculus native Tadpole goby Tadpole goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chlamydogobius squamigenus native Edgbaston goby Edgbaston goby 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cinetodus froggatti native Small-mouthed salmon catfish Smallmouth catfish 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus amniculus native Darling river hardyhead Darling hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus centralis native Finke river hardyhead Finke hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus cuneiceps endemic Murchison river hardyhead Deep hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus dalhousiensis endemic Dalhousie hardyhead Dalhousie hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus eyresii endemic Lake Eyre hardyhead Lake Eyre hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus fluviatilis endemic Murray hardyhead Murray hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus gloveri native Glovers hardyhead Glover's hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus helenae endemic Drysdale hardyhead Drysdale hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus lentiginosus endemic Prince Regent hardyhead Freckled hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus marianae native Magela hardyhead Mariana's hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus marjoriae endemic Marjorie's hardyhead Marjorie's hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus munroi endemic Munro's hardyhead Munro's hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum fulvus native Unspecked hardyhead Unspecked hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum stercusmuscarum native Fly-specked hardyhead Flyspecked hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus stramineus endemic Strawman Blackmast 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus heterolepis native Freshwater tongue sole Freshwater tongue sole 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp European carp 
Perciformes Ambassidae Denariusa australis native  Pennyfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Denariusa bandata native Pennyfish Pennyfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Drombus triangularis native   
Perciformes Percichthyidae Edelia vittata endemic Western pygmy perch Western pygmy perch 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris acanthopoma native  Spinecheek gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Brown gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris margaritacea native  Snakehead gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma native Broadhead sleeper Ebony gudgeon 
Perciformes Polynemidae Eleutheronema tetradactylum native Fourfinger threadfin Colonial salmon 
Elopiformes Elopidae Elops hawaiensis native Hawaiian ladyfish Hawaiian giant herring 
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus polystigma native White-dotted grouper Whitedotted grouper 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Gadopsis bispinosus endemic Two-spined blackfish Twospine blackfish 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Gadopsis marmoratus endemic River blackfish River blackfish 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias auratus endemic Golden galaxias Golden galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias brevipinnis native Koaro Climbing galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias fontanus endemic Swan galaxias Swan Galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias fuscus endemic Brown galaxias Barred galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias johnstoni endemic Clarence galaxias Clarence Galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias maculatus native Inanga Common galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias niger native Black galaxias Black galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias occidentalis endemic Western minnow Western galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias olidus endemic Mountain galaxias Mountain galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias parvus endemic Small pedder galaxias Small pedder galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias pedderensis endemic Pedder galaxias Pedder Galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias rostratus endemic Murray jollytail Flathead galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias tanycephalus endemic Saddled galaxias Saddled galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias truttaceus native Spotted mountain trout Trout galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxiella munda endemic Mud minnow Western dwarf galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxiella nigrostriata endemic Black-stripe minnow Blackstriped dwarf galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxiella pusilla endemic Eastern little galaxias Eastern dwarf galaxias 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish Mosquito-fish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia dominicensis introduced Dominican gambusia Domingo mosquito fish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish Eastern gambusia 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Geotria australis native Pouched lamprey Pouch lamprey 
Perciformes Apogonidae Glossamia aprion native Mouth almighty Mouth almighty 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius aureus native Golden tank goby Golden goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius bicirrhosus native  Bearded goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius celebius native Celebes goby Celebes goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius circumspectus native Circumspect goby Circumspect goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius concavifrons native Concave goby Concave goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby Flathead goby 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Glyphis glyphis native Speartooth shark  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorphus australis endemic Striped gudgeon Striped gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorphus coxii endemic Cox's gudgeon Cox's gudgeon 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiopterus brachypterus native   
Perciformes Percichthyidae Guyu wujalwujalensis native  Bloomfield river cod 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax polyuranodon native Freshwater moray Freshwater moray 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hannia greenwayi endemic Greenway's grunter Greenway's grunter 
Siluriformes Ariidae Hemiarius dioctes native Warrior catfish Warrior catfish 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus introduced Jewelfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Hemigobius hoevenii native   
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus carbo endemic  Coal grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus epirrhinos endemic Long-nose sooty grunter Long-nose sooty grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus fuliginosus endemic Black bream Black bream 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus jenkinsi endemic  Jenkins' grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus tulliensis native  Khaki grunter 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Herklotsichthys koningsbergeri native Koningsberger's herring Largespotted herring 
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Himantura chaophraya native Freshwater whipray Freshwater whipray 
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Himantura dalyensis native  Freshwater whipray 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys heptagonus native Belly pipefish Madura pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys parvicarinatus endemic Short-keel pipefish Short-keel pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys penicillus native Beady pipefish Beady pipefish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus regularis ardelio endemic Eastern river garfish Eastern river garfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus regularis regularis endemic Western river garfish River garfish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris aurea endemic Golden gudgeon Golden gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris barrawayi native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris compressa native Empire gudgeon Empire gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris ejuncida endemic Slender gudgeon Slender gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris galii endemic Firetailed gudgeon Firetailed gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris kimberleyensis endemic Barnett River gudgeon Barnett River gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris klunzingeri native Western carp gudgeon Western carp gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris regalis endemic Prince Regent gudgeon Prince Regent gudgeon 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Ichthyocampus carce native   
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Iriatherina werneri native Threadfin rainbowfish Threadfin rainbowfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Istigobius diadema native   
Perciformes Sciaenidae Johnius australis native Bottlenose jewfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Jordanella floridae introduced Flagfish American Flagfish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kimberleyeleotris hutchinsi endemic Mitchell gudgeon Mitchell gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kimberleyeleotris notata endemic Drysdale gudgeon Drysdale gudgeon 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata native Dark-margined flagtail  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia munda native Silver flagtail  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Jungle perch 
Perciformes Kurtidae Kurtus gulliveri native Nurseryfish Humphead 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer native Barramundi Barramundi 
Perciformes Terapontidae Leiopotherapon aheneus endemic Fortescue grunter Fortescus grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Leiopotherapon macrolepis endemic Large-scale grunter Large-scale grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Leiopotherapon unicolor endemic Spangled perch Spangled perch 
Osmeriformes Lepidogalaxiidae Lepidogalaxias salamandroides endemic Salamanderfish Salamanderfish 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Leptatherina wallacei endemic Western hardyhead Western hardyhead 
Perciformes Leptobramidae Leptobrama muelleri native Beachsalmon Beachsalmon 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza argentea native Flat-tail mullet Goldspot mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza melinoptera native Otomebora mullet Otomebora mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza subviridis native Greenback mullet Greenback mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza vaigiensis native Squaretail mullet Diamondscale mullet 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Lovettia sealii endemic Tasmanian whitebait Tasmanian whitebait 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Maccullochella ikei endemic Eastern freshwater cod Eastern freshwater cod 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Maccullochella macquariensis endemic Trout cod Trout cod 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Maccullochella peelii mariensis endemic Mary River cod  
Perciformes Percichthyidae Maccullochella peelii peelii endemic Murray cod Murray cod 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Macquaria ambigua endemic Golden perch Golden perch 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Macquaria australasica endemic Macquarie perch Macquarie perch 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Macquaria colonorum endemic Estuary perch Estuary perch 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Macquaria novemaculeata endemic Australian bass Australian bass 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon Oxeye herring 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia australis endemic Western rainbowfish Western rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia duboulayi endemic Duboulay's rainbowfish Crimsonspotted rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia eachamensis endemic Lake Eacham rainbowfish Lake Eacham rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia exquisita endemic Exquisite rainbowfish Exquisite rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia fluviatilis endemic Murray river rainbowfish Murray river rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia gracilis endemic Slender rainbowfish Slender rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia maccullochi native Macculloch's rainbowfish McCulloch's rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia nigrans endemic Black-banded rainbowfish Blackbanded rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia pygmaea endemic Pygmy rainbowfish Pygmy rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia solata native Northern Rainbowfish Northern Rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia splendida inornata endemic Checkered rainbowfish Checkered rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia splendida splendida endemic Eastern rainbow fish Eastern rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia splendida tatei endemic Desert rainbowfish Desert rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia trifasciata endemic Banded rainbowfish Banded rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia utcheensis native Utchee rainbowfish Utchee rainbowfish 
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes argenteus native Silver grunter Silver grunter 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish Short-tail pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis manadensis questionable Menado pipefish Manado pipefish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Milyeringa veritas endemic Cave gudgeon Blind cave gudgeon 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus anguillicaudatus introduced Oriental weatherfish Oriental weatherloach 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda adspersa endemic Purple-spotted gudgeon Purple-spotted gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda clivicola native Flinders ranges mogurnda Flinders ranges mogurnda 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda larapintae native Desert mogurnda Desert mogurnda 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda mogurnda native Northern trout gudgeon Trout mogurnda 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda oligolepis native Kimberley mogurnda False-spotted gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda thermophila native Dalhousie mogurnda Dalhousie mogurnda 
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony Mono 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus albus native Swamp eel Belut 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Mordacia mordax endemic Australian lamprey Shorthead lamprey 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Mordacia praecox endemic Non-parasitic lamprey Non-parasitic lamprey 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Sea mullet 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius filifer native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius paludis native  Mangrove goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius platystomus native Indonesian goby Indonesian goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius rivulus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius wilsoni native  Wilson's goby 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Myxus petardi endemic Pinkeye mullet Pinkeye mullet 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Nannatherina balstoni endemic Balston's pygmy perch Balston's pygmy perch 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Nannoperca australis endemic Tasmanian pigmy perch Southern pygmy perch 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Nannoperca obscura endemic Yarra pygmy perch Yarra pygmy perch 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Nannoperca oxleyana endemic Oxleyan pygmy perch Oxleyan pygmy perch 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Nannoperca variegata endemic Golden pygmy perch Ewens pygmy perch 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Nematalosa erebi native Australian river gizzard shad Bony bream 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius berneyi native Berney's catfish Berney's catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius graeffei native Lesser salmon catfish Blue catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius leptaspis native Salmon catfish Triangular shield catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius midgleyi endemic Shovel-nosed catfish Shovel-nosed catfish 
Ceratodontiformes Ceratodontidae Neoceratodus forsteri endemic Australian lungfish Australian lungfish 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Neochanna cleaveri endemic Tasmanian mudfish Tasmanian mudfish 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Neopomacentrus taeniurus native Freshwater demoiselle Freshwater demoiselle 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosiluroides cooperensis native Cooper creek catfish Cooper creek catfish 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus ater native Narrowfront tandan Black catfish 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus brevidorsalis native Shortfin tandan Short-finned tandan 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus gloveri endemic Dalhousie catfish Dalhousie catfish 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus hyrtlii endemic Glencoe tandan Hyrtl's catfish 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus mollespiculum native Soft-spined catfish Softspine catfish 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus pseudospinosus native False-spined catfish Falsespine catfish 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Nibea squamosa native Scale croaker Scaly croaker 
Scorpaeniformes Tetrarogidae Notesthes robusta endemic Bullrout Bullrout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Rainbow trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha introduced Chinook salmon Chinook salmon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophieleotris aporos native Snakehead gudgeon Snakehead gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophiocara porocephala native Northern mud gudgeon Northern mud gudgeon 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon bengalense native Bengal eel Onegill eel 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon candidum endemic Blind cave eel Blind cave eel 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon gutturale native Australian swamp eel Swamp eel 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Tilapia 
Perciformes Gobiidae Oxuderces wirzi native Wirz's goby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris aruensis native Aru gudgeon Aru gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris fimbriata native Fimbriate gudgeon Fimbriate gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris lineolata native Sleepy cod Sleepy cod 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris nullipora native Poreless gudgeon Poreless gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris selheimi native Giant gudgeon Giant gudgeon 
Perciformes Gobiidae Pandaka lidwilli native   
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Paragalaxias dissimilis endemic Shannon galaxias Shannon galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Paragalaxias eleotroides endemic Great Lake Darter Great lake galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Paragalaxias julianus endemic Julian galaxias Julian galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Paragalaxias mesotes endemic Arthurs paragalaxias Arthurs galaxias 
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis gulliveri native Giant glassfish Giant glassfish 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Pardachirus poropterus native Estuary sole Estuary sole 
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Pastinachus sephen native Cowtail stingray Gundurru 
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona ditchela native Indian pellona Ditchelee 
Perciformes Percidae Perca fluviatilis introduced European perch Redfin 
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus darwini native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus murdyi native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis native New Guinea mudskipper New Guinea mudskipper 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phalloceros caudimaculatus introduced Dusky millions fish Speckled mosquitofish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Philypnodon grandiceps endemic Flathead gudgeon Flathead gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Philypnodon macrostomus native   
Perciformes Terapontidae Pingalla gilberti endemic Gilbert's grunter Gilbert's grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Pingalla lorentzi native Lorentz's grunter Lorentz's grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Pingalla midgleyi endemic Black-blotch grunter Midgley's grunter 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis cancrivorus native Longfin snake-eel Burrowing snake eel 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna introduced Sailfin molly Sailfin molly 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Guppy 
Perciformes Polynemidae Polydactylus macrochir native King threadfin Burnett salmon 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Porochilus argenteus endemic Silver tandan Silver catfish 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Porochilus obbesi native Obbes' catfish Obbes' tandan 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Porochilus rendahli endemic Rendahl's catfish Rendahl's catfish 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Potamalosa richmondia endemic Australian freshwater herring Freshwater herring 
Perciformes Eleotridae Prionobutis microps native Small-eyed loter Small-eyed sleeper 
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish Freshwater sawfish 
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pristis native Common sawfish  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis zijsron native Longcomb sawfish Yubadhi 
Osmeriformes Retropinnidae Prototroctes maraena endemic Australian grayling Australian grayling 
Perciformes Pseudaphritidae Pseudaphritis urvillii endemic Congolli Congolli 
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudogobius javanicus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudogobius olorum endemic Swan river goby Blue-spot goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudogobius poicilosoma native   
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil gertrudae native Spotted blue-eye Spotted blue eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil mellis endemic Honey blue-eye Honey blue eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil signifer endemic Pacific blue-eye Pacific blue eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil tenellus native Delicate blue-eye Delicate blue eye 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius conchonius not established Rosy barb Rosy barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius tetrazona introduced Sumatra barb Tiger barb 
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius balteatus native Rhinohorn goby Rhinohorn goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius bikolanus native Speckled goby Speckled goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius chrysosoma native  Spotfin goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius macrostoma native Large-mouth goby Large-mouth goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius roemeri native Roemer's goby Roemer's goby 
Osmeriformes Retropinnidae Retropinna semoni endemic Australian smelt Australian smelt 
Osmeriformes Retropinnidae Retropinna tasmanica endemic Tasmanian smelt Tasmanian smelt 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Rhadinocentrus ornatus endemic Ornate rainbowfish Ornate rainbowfish 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Rhinomugil nasutus native Shark mullet Popeye mullet 
Perciformes Cichlidae Rocio octofasciata introduced Jack Dempsey  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus rutilus introduced Roach Roach 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salar introduced Atlantic salmon Atlantic salmon 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta fario introduced Brown trout Salmon 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout Brown trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis introduced Brook trout Brook trout 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis endemic Red-finned blue-eye Redfin blue eye 
Perciformes Gobiidae Schismatogobius deraniyagalai native Redneck goby  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades paucus native   
Osteoglossiformes Osteoglossidae Scleropages jardinii native Australian bonytongue Northern saratoga 
Osteoglossiformes Osteoglossidae Scleropages leichardti endemic Spotted bonytongue Southern saratoga 
Perciformes Terapontidae Scortum barcoo endemic Barcoo grunter Barcoo grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Scortum hillii endemic Leathery grunter Leathery grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Scortum neili native Neil's grunter Neil's grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Scortum parviceps endemic Small-headed grunter Small-headed grunter 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus native Bichique Rabbithead cling-goby 
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago Northern whiting 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon allen native  Allen's cling-goby 
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura krefftii native Long tom Freshwater longtom 
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura strongylura native Spottail needlefish Blackspot longtom 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Strophidon sathete native Slender giant moray Longtail moray 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Synaptura salinarum endemic Saltpan sole Saltpan sole 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Synaptura selheimi endemic Selheim's sole Freshwater sole 
Perciformes Terapontidae Syncomistes butleri endemic  Butler's grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Syncomistes kimberleyensis endemic Kimberley grunter Kimberley grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Syncomistes rastellus endemic Drysdale grunter Drysdale grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Syncomistes trigonicus endemic  Long-nose grunter 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Tandanus bostocki endemic Freshwater cobbler Freshwater cobbler 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Tandanus tandanus endemic Dewfish Freshwater catfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Tasmanogobius lordi endemic Lord's goby Lord's goby 
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon Crescent perch 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetractenos glaber native Smooth toadfish Smooth toadfish 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Thryssa scratchleyi native New Guinea thryssa Freshwater anchovy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia mariae introduced Spotted tilapia Black mangrove cichlid 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca introduced Tench Tench 
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes chatareus native Largescale archerfish Seven-spot archerfish 
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes jaculatrix native Banded archerfish Banded archerfish 
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes kimberleyensis native   
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes lorentzi native Primitive archerfish Lorent'z archerfish 
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes oligolepis native Western archerfish Large-scale archerfish 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil buchanani native Bluetail mullet Bluetail mullet 
Perciformes Terapontidae Variichthys lacustris questionable Lake grunter Lake grunter 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail Swordtail 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern platyfish Platy 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus caudovittatus native Long-jawed river garfish Longjaw river garfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus dispar native Feathered river-garfish Spoonfin river garfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus gilli native Viviparous halfbeak Shortnose river garfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus novaeguineae native Fly River garfish Fly river garfish 

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The copy for fish.mongabay.com was written in 1994-1995. Therefore some information such as scientific names may be out of date. For this, I apologize. Feel free to send corrections to me.