List of Freshwater Fishes for Guatemala

Number of freshwater fish species: 166 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  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Alfaro huberi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata native Convict cichlid Serica 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus longimanus native Red breast cichlid Viejito 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus macracanthus native Blackthroat cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus margaritifer endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus nourissati native Bluemouth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus robertsoni native False firemouth cichlid  
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps dowei native Pacific foureyed fish  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa belizensis native Belize anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa curta native Short anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parva native Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata native American eel  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Aplodinotus grunniens native Freshwater drum  
Perciformes Cichlidae Archocentrus spinosissimus endemic   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax aeneus native Banded tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax fasciatus native Banded astyanax  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella argentea native Moon silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guatemalensis native Guatemala silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guija native   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella meeki native   
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Atractosteus tropicus native Tropical gar  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana native River goby  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides goldmani native Mexican freshwater toadfish  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides waltersi native Walter's toadfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Belonesox belizanus native Topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis hartwegi native Soconusco gambusia  
Characiformes Characidae Bramocharax baileyi native   
Characiformes Characidae Bramocharax dorioni native   
Characiformes Characidae Brycon guatemalensis native Machaca  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Carlhubbsia kidderi native Champoton gambusia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Carlhubbsia stuarti native Barred livebearer  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops aguadulce native Estuarine sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops fuerthii native Congo sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops kailolae native  Kailola's sea catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops melanopus native Dark sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops steindachneri native Steindachner's sea catfish  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus native Swordspine snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus nigrescens native Black snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus native Fat snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatus native Tarpon snook  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma bocourti native Chisel-tooth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma grammodes native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma pearsei native Pantano cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma salvini native Yellow belly cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma trimaculatum native Three spot cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma ufermanni native Usumacinta cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma urophthalmus native Mexican mojarra  
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys gilberti native Bigmouth sanddab  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros cutteri native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros spilurus native Blue-eye cichlid  
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius claytonii native Mexican goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator latifrons native Pacific fat sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatus native Fat sleeper  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma anale native Mexican river gizzard shad  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense native Threadfin shad  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris picta native Spotted sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pisonis native Spinycheek sleeper  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus currani native Pacific flagfin mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus gracilis native Graceful mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres mexicanus native   
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri native Striped mojarra  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia luma native Sleek mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia nicaraguensis native Nicaraguan mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia sexradiata native Teardrop mosquito  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia yucatana native Yucatan gambusia  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereus native Yellow fin mojarra  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitor native Bigmouth sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus maculatus native Pacific sleeper  
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus carapo native Banded knifefish  
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus cylindricus native   
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus maculosus native Spotted knifefish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria anzuetoi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria attenuata endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria bimaculata native Twospot livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria cataractae endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria dirempta endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria litoperas endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria obliqua endemic   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon milleri native   
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus mexicanus native Mexican halfbeak  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus furcatus native Blue catfish  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus meridionalis native Usumacinta buffalo  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardi native Bobo mullet  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosus introduced Pumpkinseed  
Perciformes Eleotridae Leptophilypnus guatemalensis native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Lile stolifera native Pacific piquitinga  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus lineatus native   
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curema native White mullet  
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites palometa native Maracaibo leatherjacket  
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites saurus native Leatherjack  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon aenigmaticum native Obscure swamp eel  
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 friedrichsthalii native Yellowjacket cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis loisellei native  Guapote amarillo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis introduced Guapote tigre  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis motaguensis native False yellowjacket cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Petenia splendida native Bay snook  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys amates native Merry widow livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys fairweatheri native Picotee livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia butleri native Pacific molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia gillii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia kykesis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana native Shortfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia petenensis native Peten molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia rositae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis gracilis native Porthole livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis pleurospilus native Largespot livebearer  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys bayanus native Purplemouth grunt  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt  
Siluriformes Ariidae Potamarius izabalensis native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Potamarius usumacintae native  Usumacinta sea catfish 
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus candalarius native Headwater killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus guatemalensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus labialis native Largelip killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus punctatus native Oaxaca killifish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus mindii native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus starksii native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia guatemalensis native Guatemalan chulín  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia laticauda native Filespine chulín  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia parryi native Tonala catfish  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelen native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus tenuis native Dogtooth rivulus  
Perciformes Cichlidae Rocio octofasciata native Jack Dempsey  
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides bouchellei native Crystal tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides guatemalensis misidentification Guatemalan headstander  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades assimilis native Mayan sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades seemanni native Tete sea catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Scolichthys greenwayi endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Scolichthys iota endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium multipunctatum native Multispotted goby  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura exilis native Californian needlefish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura hubbsi native Maya needlefish  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratus native Marbled swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Theraps irregularis native Arroyo cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Theraps lentiginosus native Freckled cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys affinis native Yellow meeki  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys aureus native Blue flash  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys meeki native Firemouth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys pasionis native Blackgullet cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja bifasciata native Twoband cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja breidohri misidentification Angostura cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja godmanni native Southern checkmark cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja guttulata native Amatitlan cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja heterospila native Montecristo cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja intermedia native Northern checkmark cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja maculicauda native Blackbelt cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja melanura endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja microphthalma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja synspila native Redhead cichlid  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xenodexia ctenolepis endemic Grijalva studfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus alvarezi native Chiapas swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii native Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus native Southern platyfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus mayae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus signum endemic   

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