List of Freshwater Fishes for Central African Republic

Number of freshwater fish species: 77 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 Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion bualanum native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion christyi native Christy's Lyretail  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion decorsei native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion wildekampi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys hutereaui native Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani native Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys pfaffi native Pfaff's lampeye  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatoreochromis alluaudi introduced Alluaud's haplo  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus baudoni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus brazzai native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus castrasibutum native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmasemion native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus tomiensis native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis batesii native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys wagenaari native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Congochromis dimidiatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Congochromis sabinae native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Congothrissa gossei native Smooth-belly pellonuline  
Perciformes Cichlidae Ctenochromis oligacanthus native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma nigropannosum native Twospot climbing perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys chevalieri native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys mesogramma native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreius native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus petersii native Elephantnose fish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe native Kafue pike  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus introduced Heterotis  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo nasus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo simpsoni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Lamprologus mocquardi native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus gossei native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus microstoma native Smallmouth electric catfish  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus decorsei native   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus robertsi native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma lineatum native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Microthrissa royauxi native Royal sprat  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus thomasi native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax hollyi native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax pteron native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Nannothrissa parva native Lake Tumba dwarf sprat  
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa vittata native Regan's fangtooth pellonuline  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium engrauloides native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Pantodontidae Pantodon buchholzi native Freshwater butterflyfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus guttatus native   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri native Saddled bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus retropinnis native West African bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Potamothrissa acutirostris native Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Potamothrissa obtusirostris native Bluntnosed sawtooth pellonuline  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens native West African lungfish Kuri 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus dolloi native Slender lungfish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Psammphiletria nasuta native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pterochromis congicus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Steatocranus ubanguiensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ornatissima native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis smiti native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis vaillanti native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Tetracamphilius angustifrons native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Tetracamphilius clandestinus native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Tetracamphilius notatus native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Tetracamphilius pectinatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis labrodon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis robertsi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis variabilis native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys mandevillei native   

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