List of Freshwater Fishes for Gambia

Number of freshwater fish species: 109 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 platychir native Mountain barbel  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius rheophilus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani native Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchen native Banded lampeye  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius latiscutatus native Rough-head sea catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus baudoni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus dialonensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus foutensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus leonensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macrops native Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus niokoloensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pobeguini native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus sublineatus native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus africanus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistius native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus niger native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnis native Longfin tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys johnelsi native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus native Bagrid catfish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus native Moon fish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillaris native Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buettikoferi native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticeps native Widehead catfish  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyae native Tailspot ctenopoma  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengeri native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus brevipinnis native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Enneacampus ansorgii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriata native Bonga shad Tialo 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus melanopterus native Flagfin mojarra  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus native Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus native Jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe native Kafue pike  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis native African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus native Heterotis Fanntang 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevis native Tiger-fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubie native African carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensis native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpei native Roundbelly pellonuline  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza falcipinnis native Sicklefin mullet  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatus native African brown snapper  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus beninensis questionable   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus occidentalis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mento native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis native   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus liberiensis native   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus aculeatus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides native Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii native Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rume rume native Mormyrids  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius kiyawensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius thierryi native Togo Killifish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa ansorgii native Ansorge's fangtooth pellonuline  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus native Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afer native Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscura native Snake-head  
Characiformes Citharinidae Paradistichodus dimidiatus native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia spiniserrata native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis native Smalltoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori isidori native Elephant Fish  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir lapradei native Bichir Sannka 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir Sannka 
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelini native Sompat grunt  
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegelii native   
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens native West African lungfish Cambona 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis native Silver fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron heudelotii native Mango fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron native Blackchin tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius native Silver catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion geryi native Gérys killi  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensis native West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis annectens native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensoda native Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clarias native Mandi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis gambiensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranacea native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifer native   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia brevimanus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia guineensis native Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis intermedius native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinki native   
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Urogymnus ukpam native Thorny freshwater stingray  



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Copyright Rhett Butler 1994-2013

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.