List of Freshwater Fishes for Egypt

Number of freshwater fish species: 108 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
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berda native Picnic seabream  
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturio native Sturgeon  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremoze native Silversides  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla native European eel  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius dispar dispar native   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius fasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys pfaffi native Pfaff's lampeye  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis not established Bighead carp  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyeri native Big-scale sand smelt Bissaria 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalis native Bubu  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajad native Bayad Bagar 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus anema native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bynni bynni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus neglectus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus nigeriensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus perince native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus yeiensis native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie native Lake Turkana sardine  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosus native Thicklip grey mullet  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys rueppelli native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillaris native Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Karmut 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticeps native Widehead catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma muriei native Ocellated labyrinth fish  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma petherici native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Moronidae Dicentrarchus labrax native European seabass  
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus engycephalus native Perch  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellus native Rock goby  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus native Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxi native Jewel fish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis native African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevis native Tiger-fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix not established Silver carp  
Characiformes Citharinidae Ichthyborus besse besse native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubie native African carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo niloticus native   
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza aurata native Golden grey mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza ramado native Thinlip mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza saliens native Leaping mullet  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus minjiriya questionable   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoides native   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidens native Sharptooth tetra  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax loati native Nile killifish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides not established Largemouth bass  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus brevis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticus native   
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii native Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannume native Elephant-snout fish  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax niloticus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus native Blue tilapia Abiad Hasani 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis ismailiaensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus native Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bane bane native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei native   
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Petromyzon marinus native Sea lamprey  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesus native Flounder  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori isidori native Elephant Fish  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir bichir native Nile bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus native Marbled lungfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor native Egyptian mouth-brooder  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis native Silver fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia Bolti Nalawi 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopus native   
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritus native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus abaster native Black-striped pipefish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensoda native Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis caudovittata native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clarias native Mandi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranacea native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schall native Wahrindi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis serrata native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorex native   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis wingatii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia ismailiaensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil seheli native Bluespot mullet  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigri native African knifefish  

Page created by: Eli, 15.08.07, last modified by: Eli, 23.08.07



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