List of Freshwater Fishes for Chad

Number of freshwater fish species: 142 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 Van 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin Van 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia leptura native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys hutereaui native Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys kingii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani native Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys pfaffi native Pfaff's lampeye  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia bloyeti native Bloyet's haplo  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatus native  Sohon 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajad native Bayad Abou'chanap 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu Deïng 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus anema native  Djaraï 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus apleurogramma native East african red finned barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus batesii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus baudoni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bynni occidentalis native Niger barb Bahiding 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus callipterus native Clipper barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus chlorotaenia native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus leonensis native  Dale-madaga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macinensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macrops native Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus nigeriensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus perince native  Beger 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus punctitaeniatus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus yeiensis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus niger native  Kabring 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra Adjamdjor 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra Haï 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamandua native Wormjawed mormyrid Gulwa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie native Lake Turkana sardine  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis batesii native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native  Kor 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoides distichodoides native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus native Moon fish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latus native  Walgan 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias albopunctatus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillaris native Mudfish Vering 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Balbout 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticeps native Widehead catfish Bingbing 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus pleuropholis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Congochromis dimidiatus native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma houyi native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma muriei native Ocellated labyrinth fish Kamdagar 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma petherici native  Kamdagar 
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus altus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus brevipinnis native  Bagan 
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus engycephalus native Perch  
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus niloticus native  Bagan-djoborso 
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensis native Dembea stone lapper  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra lancrenonensis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus petersii native Elephantnose fish  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus native Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish Dworing 
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe native Kafue pike Kurmisia 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis native African catfish Buhun 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus native Heterotis N'golô 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoni native  Kabre 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictus native  Kabring 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevis native Tiger-fish Hiding Madara 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native  Hiding Azolo 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus somonorum native  Hiding Donbow 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish Hiding 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe native  Zeing 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Ichthyborus besse besse native  Kurmisia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubie native African carp Teing 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvus native  Guhul-seng 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensis native  Guhul 
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch Amukal 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish Nding 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoides native  Kabring 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis gracilis native Trunkfish Kabring 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus decorsei native   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus loennbergii native  Mamadîîl 
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidens native Sharptooth tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatus native Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes humilis native   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes stormsi native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma congicum native Congo ctenopoma  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus brevis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides native Cornish jack Rîn 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops engystoma native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii native Elephant snout Allômur 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rume rume native Mormyrids N'djon 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus thomasi native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax fasciatus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax occidentalis native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius kiyawensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius rubroreticulatus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium ubangiense native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus native Blue tilapia Biering-pill 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus native Nile tilapia Biering-pill 
Osteoglossiformes Pantodontidae Pantodon buchholzi native Freshwater butterflyfish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscura native Snake-head Dôgol 
Characiformes Citharinidae Paradistichodus dimidiatus native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucida native Glass schilbid Lengre lengre 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis native Smalltoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bane bane native  Siel 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei native  Siel 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori isidori native Elephant Fish Siel 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir bichir native Nile bichir Am'korkor 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir lapradei native Bichir Am korkor 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri native Saddled bichir Gong mofol 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir Gong kekerte 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens native West African lungfish Aléwa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pterochromis congicus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis native Silver fish Kâ 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas shariensis native   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus borkuanus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia Biering-seing 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius native Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish Doring 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopus native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritus native  Balii 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensoda native Upsidedown catfish Al 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clarias native Mandi Mengelte 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis courteti native  Mamkadumde 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis euptera native Featherfin squeaker Bandëling 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis gambiensis native  Yeing 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranacea native  Kom 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita native  Djaraï 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifer native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schall native Wahrindi Yeing 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorex native  Lër 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis violacea native   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish Bwol 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia dageti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli native Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia Guring 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigri native African knifefish Mamafirgo 

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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.