List of Freshwater Fishes for French Polynesia

Number of freshwater fish species: 48 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
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Anguille marbrée 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla megastoma native Polynesian longfinned eel Anguille de montagne 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscura native Pacific shortfinned eel Anguille de vase 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous ocellaris native  gobie ocellé 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx sexfasciatus native Bigeye trevally Carangue aux gros yeux 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Crenimugil crenilabis native Fringelip mullet Niku 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper eleotris brun 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma questionable Broadhead sleeper  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia malo endemic   
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata misidentification Dark-margined flagtail Kuhlie marginée 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail Kuhlie mulet 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris misidentification Rock flagtail  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Lamnostoma orientalis native Oriental worm-eel Atii 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Lamnostoma polyophthalma native Ocellated sand-eel Lamnostome ocellé 
Perciformes Gobiidae Lentipes rubrofasciatus endemic  kikitu kuà 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza alata native Diamond mullet Mulet ailé 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza macrolepis native Largescale mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza vaigiensis native Squaretail mullet Kaha 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus fulvus native Blacktail snapper Tanio 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis argulus native Flat-nosed pipepish syngnathe des Marquises 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish Syngnathe à queue courte 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus millepunctatus native Shorttail pipefish  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Muge 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Neomyxus leuciscus native Acute-jawed mullet Anae 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana introduced Shortfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Poisson million 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia sphenops questionable Molly  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus native Bichique Apiri 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus marquesensis endemic  sicyoptère des Marquises 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus micrurus misidentification Clinging goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus pugnans native  sicyoptère combattant 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus rapa endemic  sicyoptère de Rapa 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopus bitaeniatus endemic  sicyopus à deux bandes 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius caudimaculosus endemic  gobie à queue tachetée 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius genivittatus native Chinstripe goby gobie rayé 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius marqueti endemic  gobie de Marquet 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius randalli native  gobie de Randall 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius squamosus endemic  gobie écailleux 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon discotorquatus endemic  stiphodon à collier 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon elegans native  stiphodon élégant 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon julieni endemic  stiphodon de Julien 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon tuivi endemic  stiphodon des Marquises 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil engeli native Kanda Aua 

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