List of Freshwater Fishes for Guinea-Bissau

Number of freshwater fish species: 128 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  
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 parkii native Guinean sea catfish Bagre 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalis native Bubu  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus ablabes native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus anniae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macrops native Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus niokoloensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pobeguini native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus sacratus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus salessei native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistius native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnis native Longfin tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale 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   
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys stampflii native Smooth flounder  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus native Moon fish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillaris native Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buettikoferi native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias salae native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyae native Tailspot ctenopoma  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengeri native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Doumea chappuisi native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittata native   
Elopiformes Elopidae Elops senegalensis native Senegalese ladyfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys fasciolatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreius native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriata native Bonga shad Bonga 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus melanopterus native Flagfin mojarra Peixe-prata 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides sagitta native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobionellus oceanicus native Highfin goby  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus native Jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe native Kafue pike  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus native Heterotis  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Ichthyborus quadrilineatus native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia kribensis native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nana 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  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza falcipinnis native Sicklefin mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza ramado questionable Thinlip mullet Tainha 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus occidentalis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mento native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius thomasi native   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatus native Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus aculeatus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides native Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops breviceps native   
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   
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius ansorgii native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius maindroni native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa ansorgii native Ansorge's fangtooth pellonuline  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon afrum native Guinea swamp eel  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afer native Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscura native Snake-head  
Characiformes Citharinidae Paradistichodus dimidiatus native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia spiniserrata native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Paramphilius trichomycteroides native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis native Smalltoothed pellonula  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula vorax native Bigtoothed pellonula  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelmatochromis buettikoferi native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus barbarus native Atlantic mudskipper  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus levequei native   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus ansorgii native Guinean bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir bichir native Nile bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir lapradei native Bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri native Saddled bichir Saié 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus palmas palmas native Shortfin bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelini native Sompat grunt Cor-cor 
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegelii native   
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas steindachneri native   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon caudomarginatus 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  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon occidentalis native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius native Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogon native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion geryi native GĂ©rys killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion guignardi native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensis native West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis annectens native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ansorgii native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis gambiensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schall native Wahrindi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis waterloti native   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia brevimanus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia buttikoferi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia guineensis native Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia louka native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinki native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis sudanensis native   
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Urogymnus ukpam native Thorny freshwater stingray  
Perciformes Gobiidae Yongeichthys thomasi native   

Page created by: Eli, 15.08.07, last modified by: Eli, 23.08.07



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