List of Freshwater Fishes for Cuba

Number of freshwater fish species: 39 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
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis not established Bighead carp  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana native River goby  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus native Swordspine snook Róbalo espinoso 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus native Fat snook Robalito 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatus native Tarpon snook Róbalo prieto 
Characiformes Characidae Colossoma macropomum introduced Tambaqui  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon riverendi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon variegatus variegatus native Sheepshead minnow Guajacón 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator cubanus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus grandis native Gulf killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia baracoana endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia bucheri endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia monticola endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobionellus oceanicus native Highfin goby Esmeralda de mar 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus introduced Channel catfish  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus cyprinellus introduced Bigmouth buffalo  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus niger introduced Black buffalo  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus introduced Nile perch  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosus introduced Pumpkinseed  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus questionable Flathead mullet Céfalo 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil liza native Liza Lebrancho 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mylopharyngodon piceus introduced Black carp  
Perciformes Cichlidae Nandopsis tetracanthus endemic Biajaca Bijaca 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon aenigmaticum native Obscure swamp eel Swamp Eel 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis hornorum introduced Wami tilapia  
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias latipes introduced Japanese rice fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis introduced Guapote tigre  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt Ticopa 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratus native Marbled swamp eel Maporro 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia  



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Copyright Rhett Butler 1994-2013

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.