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List of Freshwater Fishes for French Guiana n=342
Family Scientific Name FB Name Name Status
Doradidae Acanthodoras cataphractus Spiny catfish  Silure cataphracte native
Cichlidae Acaronia nassa Bigeye cichlid  Akalayouloupoko native
Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus falcatus    Aikan native
Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus microlepis Pike characin  Dagoe fisi native
Acipenseridae Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus Atlantic sturgeon   native
Characidae Acnodon oligacanthus    Agouéti native
Cichlidae Aequidens tetramerus Saddle cichlid  Agoudédé native
Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus inermis    Bow native
Doradidae Amblydoras hancockii Blue-eye catfish   native
Anablepidae Anableps anableps Largescale foureyes  Grosjé gran zécay native
Anablepidae Anableps microlepis Foureyes  Grosjé sab native
Doradidae Anadoras regani     native
Engraulidae Anchoa spinifer Spicule anchovy  Anchwa native
Engraulidae Anchovia surinamensis Surinam anchovy  Anchwa native
Engraulidae Anchoviella guianensis Guyana anchovy  Anchwa native
Engraulidae Anchoviella lepidentostole Broadband anchovy  Anchwa native
Loricariidae Ancistrus cirrhosus Jumbie teta   misidentification
Loricariidae Ancistrus leucostictus     questionable
Anostomidae Anostomus brevior    Tête en bas rayé endemic
Anostomidae Anostomus ternetzi    Tête en bas rayé native
Parodontidae Apareiodon gransabana     native
Characidae Aphyocharacidium melandetum     misidentification
Cichlidae Apistogramma gossei    Akala tuan native
Apteronotidae Apteronotus albifrons Black ghost  Poisson-couteau native
Apteronotidae Apteronotus leptorhynchus     native
Sternopygidae Archolaemus blax    Bloblo native
Hemiodontidae Argonectes longiceps     native
Ariidae Aspistor quadriscutis Bressou sea catfish  Bresu native
Cichlidae Astronotus ocellatus Oscar  Aluago elselepo native
Characidae Astyanax bimaculatus Twospot astyanax  Elépatiyétchi native
Characidae Astyanax leopoldi     native
Characidae Astyanax validus     native
Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus dentatus     native
Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus nuchalis    Botromanki native
Ariidae Bagre bagre Coco sea catfish  Gata fisi native
Pseudopimelodidae Batrachoglanis raninus    Koumakouma-yapodopo native
Hemiodontidae Bivibranchia bimaculata    Apaolobi native
Hemiodontidae Bivibranchia simulata    Apaolobi native
Ctenoluciidae Boulengerella cuvieri    Piakoko native
Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus beebei    Poisson-couteau misidentification
Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus brevirostris Bluntnose knifefish  Poisson-couteau misidentification
Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus    Poisson-couteau misidentification
Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma filamentosum Kumakuma  Axakwan native
Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii     native
Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma vaillantii Laulao catfish  Canfranc native
Characidae Brycon falcatus    Maloko native
Characidae Brycon pesu Mourning tetra  Abongoni native
Characidae Bryconops affinis Orangefin tetra  Antko native
Characidae Bryconops caudomaculatus Tailspot tetra  Antka native
Characidae Bryconops cyrtogaster    Antko native
Characidae Bryconops melanurus    Antko native
Aspredinidae Bunocephalus amaurus Camouflaged catfish  Chibali grongron native
Chilodontidae Caenotropus maculosus    Tête en bas rayé native
Callichthyidae Callichthys callichthys Cascarudo  Ababoutyu native
Carangidae Caranx hippos Crevalle jack  Kanxant native
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark   native
Ariidae Cathorops arenatus     native
Ariidae Cathorops phrygiatus Kukwari sea catfish  Bressou native
Ariidae Cathorops rugispinis Softhead sea catfish  Bressou native
Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus Swordspine snook  Grosse épée native
Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus Fat snook  Kamuoui native
Pseudopimelodidae Cephalosilurus nigricaudus    Kumakuma yopodopo misidentification
Cichlidae Chaetobranchopsis orbicularis     misidentification
Cichlidae Chaetobranchus flavescens    Araswa native
Characidae Chalceus macrolepidotus Pinktail chalceus  Alampia native
Crenuchidae Characidium pellucidum     native
Crenuchidae Characidium zebra     native
Characidae Charax pauciradiatus    Achina chiba misidentification
Heptapteridae Chasmocranus brevior    Casue de imé native
Heptapteridae Chasmocranus longior    Iwiepu native
Heptapteridae Chasmocranus tapanahoniensis    Casue de imé native
Chilodontidae Chilodus zunevei    Tête en bas native
Cichlidae Cichla monoculus    Aboné native
Cichlidae Cichla ocellaris Peacock cichlid  Aboné native
Cichlidae Cichlasoma amazonarum    Agudédé native
Cichlidae Cichlasoma bimaculatum Black acara  Agudédé native
Cichlidae Cleithracara maronii Keyhole cichlid  Agudédé native
Lebiasinidae Copella arnoldi Splash tetra  Ti-yaya native
Lebiasinidae Copella carsevennensis    Milé montangn native
Callichthyidae Corydoras aeneus Bronze corydoras  Ilikyé native
Callichthyidae Corydoras amapaensis Amapa corydoras  Ilikai native
Callichthyidae Corydoras approuaguensis    Ilikyé native
Callichthyidae Corydoras condiscipulus    Ilikyé native
Callichthyidae Corydoras geoffroy     native
Callichthyidae Corydoras guianensis    Ilikyé native
Callichthyidae Corydoras melanistius Bluespotted corydoras   native
Callichthyidae Corydoras nanus     native
Callichthyidae Corydoras oiapoquensis    Akala wankin native
Callichthyidae Corydoras punctatus Spotfin corydoras  Ilikyé native
Callichthyidae Corydoras solox    Ilikyé native
Callichthyidae Corydoras spilurus Pinkthroat corydoras  Ilikyé native
Characidae Creagrutus melanzonus     native
Characidae Creagrutus planquettei    Yaya native
Cichlidae Crenicara punctulatum Checkerboard cichlid   misidentification
Cichlidae Crenicichla albopunctata    Abarwa native
Cichlidae Crenicichla johanna    Abarwa native
Cichlidae Crenicichla macrophthalma     misidentification
Cichlidae Crenicichla multispinosa    Abarwa native
Cichlidae Crenicichla saxatilis Ringtail pike cichlid  Abarwa native
Cichlidae Crenicichla ternetzi    Abarwa native
Cichlidae Crenicichla vaillanti     native
Crenuchidae Crenuchus spilurus Sailfin tetra  Tétra voilier native
Loricariidae Cteniloricaria fowleri    Achiwa native
Loricariidae Cteniloricaria maculata    Achiwa native
Characidae Ctenobrycon spilurus Silver tetra   native
Curimatidae Curimata cyprinoides    Calouerou native
Curimatidae Curimatopsis crypticus    Koulou native
Cynodontidae Cynodon meionactis    Adjeni native
Characidae Cynopotamus essequibensis    Adjeni native
Sciaenidae Cynoscion steindachneri Smalltooth weakfish  Akoupa kourtine native
Curimatidae Cyphocharax helleri    Curimata native
Curimatidae Cyphocharax microcephalus     questionable
Curimatidae Cyphocharax punctatus     native
Curimatidae Cyphocharax spilurus    Coulimata native
Doradidae Doras carinatus    Agunosu native
Doradidae Doras micropoeus    Agunosu questionable
Eleotridae Dormitator maculatus Fat sleeper  Gobie native
Sternopygidae Eigenmannia virescens Glass knifefish  Alabong native
Gymnotidae Electrophorus electricus Electric eel  Alimina native
Eleotridae Eleotris pisonis Spinycheek sleeper   native
Erythrinidae Erythrinus erythrinus    Elétékë native
Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri Striped mojarra   native
Loricariidae Farlowella reticulata    Goret native
Loricariidae Farlowella rugosa    Goré-zégwi native
Poeciliidae Fluviphylax palikur     native
Gasteropelecidae Gasteropelecus sternicla River hatchetfish  Poisson hachette argenté native
Cichlidae Geophagus camopiensis Oyapock eartheater  Agankoï native
Cichlidae Geophagus harreri Maroni eartheater  Agankoi native
Cichlidae Geophagus surinamensis Redstriped eartheater  Hawa lipa native
Gerreidae Gerres cinereus Yellow fin mojarra   native
Auchenipteridae Glanidium leopardum    Coco tigue native
Gobiidae Gobionellus phenacus Impostor goby  Impostor goby native
Cichlidae Guianacara geayi    Agudédé native
Cichlidae Guianacara owroewefi    Agudédé native
Gymnotidae Gymnotus anguillaris    Alapo native
Gymnotidae Gymnotus carapo Banded knifefish  Gymnote rayé native
Loricariidae Harttia guianensis     native
Loricariidae Harttia surinamensis    Achiwa native
Cetopsidae Helogenes marmoratus    Nouya native
Loricariidae Hemiancistrus medians    Gangou native
Characidae Hemibrycon surinamensis    Ixha native
Characidae Hemigrammus aereus     native
Characidae Hemigrammus belottii     native
Characidae Hemigrammus boesemani    Ixha native
Characidae Hemigrammus guyanensis    Ixha native
Characidae Hemigrammus ocellifer Head-and-taillight tetra  Feux-de-position native
Characidae Hemigrammus rodwayi    Ixha native
Characidae Hemigrammus unilineatus Featherfin tetra  Tétra à drapeau native
Loricariidae Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus     native
Hemiodontidae Hemiodus huraulti    Karp-jonn native
Hemiodontidae Hemiodus quadrimaculatus Barred hemiodus  Couachi mama native
Hemiodontidae Hemiodus unimaculatus    Apaolobi native
Pimelodidae Hemisorubim platyrhynchos Porthole shovelnose catfish  Akamu native
Heptapteridae Heptapterus bleekeri    Casue de imé native
Cichlidae Heros efasciatus    Douwa misidentification
Cichlidae Heros severus Banded cichlid   misidentification
Ariidae Hexanematichthys couma Couma sea catfish  Cassessodière misidentification
Ariidae Hexanematichthys herzbergii Pemecou sea catfish  Gata fisi native
Ariidae Hexanematichthys proops Crucifix sea catfish  Gata fisi native
Erythrinidae Hoplerythrinus gronovii     native
Erythrinidae Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus Aimara  Coulant barré native
Erythrinidae Hoplias aimara    Poisson tigre native
Erythrinidae Hoplias macrophthalmus Giant trahira  Aimara native
Erythrinidae Hoplias malabaricus Trahira  Poisson tigre native
Erythrinidae Hoplias patana     native
Callichthyidae Hoplosternum littorale Hassar  Atipa native
Characidae Hyphessobrycon copelandi    Ixha native
Characidae Hyphessobrycon eques    Tétra-joyau introduced
Characidae Hyphessobrycon minor     misidentification
Characidae Hyphessobrycon rosaceus Rosy tetra   misidentification
Characidae Hyphessobrycon roseus     endemic
Characidae Hyphessobrycon simulatus    Ixha native
Characidae Hyphessobrycon takasei Coffee-bean tetra  Grain de café native
Pimelodidae Hypophthalmus edentatus Highwaterman catfish  Jamégouté misidentification
Pimelodidae Hypophthalmus marginatus     native
Hypopomidae Hypopomus artedi    Poisson-couteau native
Hypopomidae Hypopygus lepturus    Poisson-couteau native
Loricariidae Hypostomus gymnorhynchus    Goret croncron native
Loricariidae Hypostomus nematopterus     native
Loricariidae Hypostomus ventromaculatus    Atipa mer native
Loricariidae Hypostomus verres     native
Loricariidae Hypostomus watwata    Atipa-lanmè native
Heptapteridae Imparfinis minutus     native
Trichomycteridae Ituglanis amazonicus    Yemiankan native
Characidae Jupiaba abramoides    Elépatiyétchi native
Characidae Jupiaba keithi    Elépatiyétchi native
Characidae Jupiaba maroniensis     native
Characidae Jupiaba meunieri    Bewoyo weti fisi native
Characidae Jupiaba ocellata     native
Characidae Knodus heteresthes     misidentification
Cichlidae Krobia guianensis Krobia   misidentification
Cichlidae Krobia itanyi Dolphin cichlid  Acala towakousiwa native
Loricariidae Lasiancistrus brevispinis    Aoutombo native
Loricariidae Lasiancistrus longispinis     native
Loricariidae Lasiancistrus niger     native
Lepidosirenidae Lepidosiren paradoxa South American lungfish  Anguille tété native
Anostomidae Leporinus arcus Lipstick leporinus   native
Anostomidae Leporinus despaxi    Sto fisi native
Anostomidae Leporinus fasciatus Banded leporinus  Leporinus à bandes native
Anostomidae Leporinus friderici acutidens     native
Anostomidae Leporinus friderici friderici Threespot leporinus  Kamenourou native
Anostomidae Leporinus gossei    Carpe native
Anostomidae Leporinus granti    Abonkia native
Anostomidae Leporinus lebaili    Karp-blé native
Anostomidae Leporinus leschenaulti     native
Anostomidae Leporinus maculatus Spotted leporinus  Awalapoukou native
Anostomidae Leporinus melanostictus    Carpe rouge native
Anostomidae Leporinus nijsseni    Karp-rouj native
Anostomidae Leporinus pellegrinii     native
Doradidae Lithodoras dorsalis Rock-bacu  Doras à écussons dorsaux native
Loricariidae Lithoxus boujardi    Yanian wili native
Loricariidae Lithoxus planquettei    Yanian wili native
Loricariidae Lithoxus stocki    Yanian wili native
Loricariidae Loricaria cataphracta    Achiwa native
Loricariidae Loricaria nickeriensis     native
Loricariidae Loricaria parnahybae    Achiwa native
Engraulidae Lycengraulis batesii Bates' sabretooth anchovy  Anchois native
Engraulidae Lycengraulis grossidens Atlantic sabretooth anchovy  Anchwa native
Callichthyidae Megalechis personata     native
Callichthyidae Megalechis thoracata Spotted hoplo  Atipa bosco native
Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus Tarpon  Cuffum native
Crenuchidae Melanocharacidium blennioides    Stonfichi native
Crenuchidae Melanocharacidium dispilomma     native
Loricariidae Metaloricaria paucidens    Achiwa native
Characidae Metynnis altidorsalis     native
Characidae Metynnis lippincottianus    Lime native
Characidae Metynnis maculatus Spotted metynnis   misidentification
Crenuchidae Microcharacidium eleotrioides     native
Pseudopimelodidae Microglanis poecilus Dwarf marbled catfish  Wayanoukounoukou native
Characidae Moenkhausia chrysargyrea    Ixha native
Characidae Moenkhausia collettii    Clou d'argent native
Characidae Moenkhausia cotinho     native
Characidae Moenkhausia georgiae    Bewoyo weti fisi native
Characidae Moenkhausia grandisquamis    Piki pilélou native
Characidae Moenkhausia hemigrammoides     native
Characidae Moenkhausia inrai    Ixha native
Characidae Moenkhausia intermedia     questionable
Characidae Moenkhausia megalops     native
Characidae Moenkhausia moisae     native
Characidae Moenkhausia oligolepis Glass tetra  Boekoe native
Characidae Moenkhausia surinamensis    Ixha native
Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Flathead mullet  Mulet cabot native
Mugilidae Mugil liza Liza  Kapiiyut native
Characidae Myleus knerii     native
Characidae Myleus pacu Pacu  Koumarou-nwé misidentification
Characidae Myleus rhomboidalis    Achitau native
Characidae Myleus rubripinnis Redhook myleus  Be agba native
Characidae Myleus ternetzi    Be agba native
Ophichthidae Myrophis plumbeus Leaden worm eel   native
Cichlidae Nannacara anomala Goldeneye cichlid  Acalape misidentification
Cichlidae Nannacara aureocephalus    Acalape endemic
Lebiasinidae Nannostomus beckfordi Golden pencilfish  Poisson-crayon native
Lebiasinidae Nannostomus bifasciatus Whiteside pencilfish  Poisson-crayon native
Trichomycteridae Ochmacanthus reinhardtii     native
Clupeidae Odontognathus mucronatus Guiana longfin herring  Sadine native
Characidae Odontostilbe gracilis     native
Carangidae Oligoplites palometa Maracaibo leatherjacket   native
Osteoglossidae Osteoglossum bicirrhosum Arawana  Bayara native
Sciaenidae Pachypops fourcroi Guyanan croaker  Kubi native
Parodontidae Parodon guyanensis    Akouchipila native
Clupeidae Pellona flavipinnis Yellowfin river pellona  Gros-zhareng native
Heptapteridae Phenacorhamdia tenuis    Casue de imé native
Characidae Piabucus dentatus    Bogoni native
Heptapteridae Pimelodella cristata    Barbe la-roche native
Heptapteridae Pimelodella geryi    Blablaroch native
Heptapteridae Pimelodella macturki    Barbe la-roche native
Heptapteridae Pimelodella megalops    Barbe la-roche native
Heptapteridae Pimelodella procera    Blablaroch native
Pimelodidae Pimelodus blochii Bloch's catfish  Caloueri native
Pimelodidae Pimelodus eigenmanni     native
Pimelodidae Pimelodus ornatus    Katvis native
Sciaenidae Plagioscion auratus Black curbinata  Acoupa eau douce native
Sciaenidae Plagioscion squamosissimus South American silver croaker  Acoupa eau douce native
Sciaenidae Plagioscion surinamensis Pacora  Akoupa dilo-dous native
Doradidae Platydoras costatus Raphael catfish  Silure rayé native
Poeciliidae Poecilia parae    Poecilie du Parà native
Poeciliidae Poecilia picta Swamp guppies  Poecilie colorée native
Poeciliidae Poecilia vivipara    Molly native
Nandidae Polycentrus schomburgkii Guyana leaffish  Kala native
Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro Burro grunt   native
Apteronotidae Porotergus gymnotus    Poissson-couteau native
Belonidae Potamorrhaphis guianensis    Aiguillette native
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon histrix Porcupine river stingray  Raie d'eau douce questionable
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon orbignyi Smooth back river stingray  Laraie rivière native
Characidae Pristella maxillaris X-ray tetra  Chardonneret d'eau native
Pristidae Pristis microdon Largetooth sawfish   native
Pristidae Pristis pectinata Smalltooth sawfish   native
Characidae Pristobrycon striolatus    Ipilay native
Prochilodontidae Prochilodus reticulatus Colombian bocachico  Colmata misidentification
Prochilodontidae Prochilodus rubrotaeniatus    Bocachicos native
Loricariidae Pseudacanthicus serratus    Baaka wawa native
Loricariidae Pseudancistrus barbatus Bearded catfish  Goré-so native
Auchenipteridae Pseudauchenipterus nodosus Cocosoda catfish  Coco soda native
Cetopsidae Pseudocetopsis minuta     native
Pseudopimelodidae Pseudopimelodus bufonius     native
Pimelodidae Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Barred sorubim  Coui native
Pimelodidae Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum Tiger sorubim  Lowi native
Engraulidae Pterengraulis atherinoides Wingfin anchovy  Makélélou native
Cichlidae Pterophyllum scalare Freshwater angelfish  Katuku siba native
Characidae Pygopristis denticulata Lobetoothed piranha  Pilin native
Lebiasinidae Pyrrhulina filamentosa    Milé-montangn native
Cichlidae Retroculus septentrionalis    Akalayouloupoko native
Sternopygidae Rhabdolichops jegui     native
Heptapteridae Rhamdella leptosoma     native
Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelen    Bakadyaki native
Rhamphichthyidae Rhamphichthys rostratus    Asa papi native
Clupeidae Rhinosardinia amazonica Amazon spinejaw sprat   native
Clupeidae Rhinosardinia bahiensis Bahia sprat   native
Loricariidae Rineloricaria platyura    Achiwa native
Loricariidae Rineloricaria stewarti    Achiwa native
Rivulidae Rivulus agilae    Kamulibo native
Rivulidae Rivulus cladophorus     endemic
Rivulidae Rivulus geayi    Kamulibo native
Rivulidae Rivulus igneus    Kamulibo native
Rivulidae Rivulus lungi    Kamoulibo endemic
Rivulidae Rivulus marmoratus Mangrove rivulus  Kamulibo native
Rivulidae Rivulus xiphidius    Kamoulibo endemic
Characidae Roeboexodon guyanensis     native
Characidae Roeboides thurni     native
Cichlidae Satanoperca jurupari Demon eartheater  Agankoi native
Anostomidae Schizodon fasciatus    Karp-jonn native
Prochilodontidae Semaprochilodus varii    Colmata native
Characidae Serrasalmus eigenmanni    Ipilay native
Characidae Serrasalmus humeralis Pirambeba  Ipilay misidentification
Characidae Serrasalmus rhombeus Redeye piranha  Ibap native
Characidae Serrasalmus spilopleura Speckled piranha   native
Curimatidae Steindachnerina varii     native
Apteronotidae Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus     native
Sternopygidae Sternopygus macrurus Longtail knifefish  Poisson-couteau native
Belonidae Strongylura marina Atlantic needlefish   native
Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratus Marbled swamp eel  Akomoe native
Auchenipteridae Tatia brunnea    Coco tigue native
Auchenipteridae Tatia intermedia     native
Characidae Tetragonopterus chalceus    Asina siba native
Characidae Thayeria ifati    Tétra pingouin native
Characidae Tometes trilobatus    Baka kumalu native
Poeciliidae Tomeurus gracilis    Loanguma native
Auchenipteridae Trachelyopterus coriaceus    Anvou native
Auchenipteridae Trachelyopterus galeatus    Envou native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus guianensis    Candiru native
Characidae Triportheus rotundatus    Asandiki native
Pimelodidae Zungaro zungaro    Dorad misidentification
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Endemic = 6
Introduced = 1
Misidentification = 24
Native = 306
Questionable = 5

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