List of Freshwater Fishes for Ethiopia

Number of freshwater fish species: 175 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  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius lampei endemic   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia leptura native   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius dispar dispar native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys antinorii native Black lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys jeanneli native Omo lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys rudolfianus native Lake Rudolf lampeye  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalis native Bubu  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous aeneofuscus native Freshwater goby  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajad native Bayad  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus urostigma native Somalia catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus anema native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus arambourgi endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bynni bynni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus ethiopicus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus gananensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus humilis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus kerstenii native Redspot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus microterolepis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus neglectus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus osseensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus paludinosus native Straightfin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus perince native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pleurogramma endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pumilus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus tanapelagius endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trispilopleura questionable   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus niger native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus affinis native Redfin robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassius introduced Crucian carp Bilcha 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie native Lake Turkana sardine  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis modjensis endemic   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus native Moon fish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillaris native Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Ambaza 
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria nilotica native Naked shellear  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma muriei native Ocellated labyrinth fish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Tikure 
Perciformes Cichlidae Danakilia franchettii endemic   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus brevipinnis native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus engycephalus native Perch  
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus niloticus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreius native   
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius introduced Northern pike  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra aethiopica endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra blanfordii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembecha native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensis native Dembea stone lapper  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra duobarbis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra ethelwynnae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra geba endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra ignestii endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra makiensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra quadrimaculata native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra regressus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra tana endemic   
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus native Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macconneli native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis rudolfianus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis turkanae native Turkana haplo  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxi native Jewel fish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis native African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus native Heterotis  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictus native   
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 introduced Silver carp  
Characiformes Citharinidae Ichthyborus besse besse native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo bottegi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boulengeri endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo brunellii endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubie native African carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo cylindricus native Redeye labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo forskalii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo horie native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo niloticus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo pellegrini native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus acutirostris endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus brevicephalus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus crassibarbis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus dainellii endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus gorgorensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus gorguari endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus intermedius intermedius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus longissimus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus macrophtalmus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus megastoma endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus nedgia endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus platydorsus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus surkis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus truttiformis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus tsanensis endemic   
Perciformes Latidae Lates longispinis native Rudolf lates  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Lebias stiassnyae endemic Lake Afdera killifish Lake Afdera killifish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus minjiriya native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius annamariae endemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoides native   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatus native Elongated Turkana robber  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides native Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus caschive native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii native Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannume native Elephant-snout fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus longirostris native Eastern bottlenose mormyrid  
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannaethiops bleheri endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus abyssinicus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neobola bottegoi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neobola stellae native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias trewavasae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius cyaneus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius jubbi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius microlepis native Small scaled nothobranch  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius patrizii native Blue notho  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus cancellatus endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus filoa endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus questionable Nile tilapia Koroso 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus tana endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus vulcani native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus niger native Athi River tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus spilurus native Sabaki tilapia  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscura native Snake-head  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bane bane native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori isidori native Elephant Fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus petherici native   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir bichir native Nile bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri native Saddled bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus native Marbled lungfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis native Silver fish  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius native Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopus native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritus native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensoda native Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis caudovittata native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clarias native Mandi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis euptera native Featherfin squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis geledensis native Geledi squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranacea native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis punctulata 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 Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii introduced Redbelly tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus beso endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus jubae endemic   

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