List of Freshwater Fishes for Burkina Faso

Number of freshwater fish species: 106 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 baremoze native Silversides  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin Mimbre 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani native Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys pfaffi native Pfaff's lampeye  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius gigas native Giant sea catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajad native Bayad Kuilsiuugu 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu Kuilsiuugu 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus filamentosus native  Kuilsiuugu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus ablabes native  Bedempuure 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus baudoni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bawkuensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bynni occidentalis native Niger barb Bedempuure 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus leonensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macinensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macrops native Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus nigeriensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus parablabes native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus perince native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pobeguini native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus punctitaeniatus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus sublineatus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus niger native  Nanadenin 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus luteus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra Farabanin 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra Kuwulen 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamandua native Wormjawed mormyrid Nanadakurun 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie native Lake Turkana sardine  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis occidentalis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis voltae native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoides thomasi native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus native Moon fish Kuilmiisgu 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillaris native Mudfish Saale 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticeps native Widehead catfish Keren 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus hypsolepis native   
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria occidentalis native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus brevipinnis native  Binjimijigɛ 
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus engycephalus native Perch  
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater Binjimijigɛ 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreius native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis native African catfish Seega 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu Seega 
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus native Heterotis Faanan 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictus native  Yalgen-sablga 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus psittacus native  Yalgen-no-kiuugu 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevis native Tiger-fish Basoaka 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native  Basoaka 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis native  Nanadasurun 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubie native African carp Bedempuure 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvus native  Bedempuure 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensis native  Bedempuure 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpei native Roundbelly pellonuline  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish Tiginin 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus minjiriya native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius abadii native  Nanandenim 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis native   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes comoensis native   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatus native Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalis native   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes pabrensis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops breviceps native  Yemdele 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii native Elephant snout Nanadasurun 
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius kiyawensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius thierryi native Togo Killifish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus native Nile tilapia Tɛbɛnfin 
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscura native Snake-head  
Characiformes Citharinidae Paradistichodus dimidiatus native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucida native Glass schilbid  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis native Smalltoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bane bane native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei native  Nanadenin 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensis native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Phractura clauseni native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori isidori native Elephant Fish Nanadenin 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir lapradei native Bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri native Saddled bichir Kuilwaafo 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir Kuilwaafo 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Procatopus schioetzi native Schiļæ½tz' lampeye  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens native West African lungfish Reoolgo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis native Silver fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalis native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogon native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion banforense native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion guignardi native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Steatocranus irvinei native Cichlid  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis arnoulti native  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis gambiensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorex native  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis velifer native  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis violacea native  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis voltae native   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia dageti native   

Page created by: Eli, 15.08.07, last modified by: Lei, 20.11.08



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