List of Freshwater Fishes for El Salvador

Number of freshwater fish species: 47 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
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Achirus mazatlanus native Mazatlan sole  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus monticola native Mountain mullet  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania coatepeque endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata native Convict cichlid Burro 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus macracanthus native Blackthroat cichlid  
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps dowei native Pacific foureyed fish  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa curta native Short anchovy  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella argentea native Moon silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guija native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana native River goby  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides waltersi native Walter's toadfish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops fuerthii native Congo sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops steindachneri native Steindachner's sea catfish  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus nigrescens native Black snook  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma trimaculatum native Three spot cichlid  
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys gilberti native Bigmouth sanddab  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator latifrons native Pacific fat sleeper  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus currani native Pacific flagfin mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus gracilis native Graceful mojarra  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides peruanus native Peruvian eelgoby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus maculatus native Pacific sleeper  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardi native Bobo mullet  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Lile stolifera native Pacific piquitinga  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curema native White mullet  
Siluriformes Ariidae Notarius biffi native   
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites saurus native Leatherjack  
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  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis introduced Guapote tigre  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis motaguensis native False yellowjacket cichlid Guapote 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia marcellinoi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia salvatoris native   
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys bayanus native Purplemouth grunt  
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus guatemalensis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus starksii native   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides bouchellei native Crystal tetra  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades seemanni native Tete sea catfish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura exilis native Californian needlefish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia  

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



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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.