List of Freshwater Fishes for Botswana

Number of freshwater fish species: 85 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
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys hutereaui native Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys katangae native Striped topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys myaposae native Natal topminnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus afrovernayi native Spottail barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus barnardi native Blackback barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bifrenatus native Hyphen barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus eutaenia native Orangefin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus fasciolatus native African banded barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus haasianus native Sickle barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus miolepis native Zigzag barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus multilineatus native Copperstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus neefi native Sidespot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus paludinosus native Straightfin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus poechii native Dashtail barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus radiatus aurantiacus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus radiatus radiatus native Redeye barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus thamalakanensis native Thamalakane barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trimaculatus native Threespot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus unitaeniatus native Slender barb  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus lateralis native Striped robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis fasciatus native Okavango suckermouth  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias ngamensis native Blunt-toothed African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias stappersii native Blotched catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias theodorae native Snake catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Coptostomabarbus wittei native Upjaw barb  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma multispine native Manyspined ctenopoma  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis elongatus native Banded jewel cichlid  
Characiformes Citharinidae Hemigrammocharax machadoi native Dwarf citharine  
Characiformes Citharinidae Hemigrammocharax multifasciatus native Multibar citharine  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe native Kafue pike  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus ansorgii native Slender stonebasher  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus discorhynchus native Zambezi parrotfish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo cylindricus native Redeye labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo lunatus native Upper Zambezi labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo molybdinus native Leaden labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rosae native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius altisambesi native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius macrolepidotus macrolepidotus native Bulldog  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus frenatus native Longtail spiny eel  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mesobola brevianalis native River sardine  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidens native Sharptooth tetra  
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma intermedium native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax johnstoni native Johnston's topminnow  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus lacerda native Western bottlenose mormyrid  
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax macropterus native Broad-barred citharine  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium zambezense native Barred minnow  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis andersonii native Three spotted tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir native Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus native Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Parauchenoglanis ngamensis native Zambezi grunter  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma native Churchill  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pharyngochromis darlingi native Zambezi happy  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus castelnaui native Dwarf stonebasher  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander native Southern mouthbrooder  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes maunensis native Okavango robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes rhodesiensis native Slender robber  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis carlottae native Rainbow happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis codringtonii native Green happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis giardi native Pink happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis greenwoodi native Greenwood's happy  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius native Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis altus native Humpback largemouth  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis angusticeps native Thinface cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis longimanus native Longfin largemouth  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis macrocephalus native Purpleface largemouth  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis robustus jallae native Nembwe  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis thumbergi native Brownspot largemouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis leopardina native Leopard squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis macrostigma native Largespot squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigromaculata native Blackspotted squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis thamalakanensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis vanderwaali native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis woosnami native Upper Zambezi squeaker  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia guinasana introduced Otjikoto tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli native Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia ruweti native Okavango tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia sparrmanii native Banded tilapia  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys rotundiceps native Spotted sand catlet  



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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.