List of Freshwater Fishes for Guyana

Number of freshwater fish species: 467 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 Anostomidae Abramites hypselonotus native Marbled headstander  
Characiformes Characidae Acanthocharax microlepis native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Acanthodoras cataphractus native Spiny catfish  
Siluriformes Doradidae Acanthodoras spinosissimus native Talking catfish Kiru-kiru 
Perciformes Cichlidae Acarichthys heckelii native Threadfin acara  
Perciformes Cichlidae Acaronia nassa native Bigeye cichlid  
Characiformes Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus falcatus native   
Characiformes Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus falcirostris native   
Characiformes Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus microlepis native Pike characin  
Characiformes Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus nasutus native   
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Achirus achirus native Drab sole  
Characiformes Characidae Acnodon oligacanthus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Aequidens potaroensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Aequidens tetramerus native Saddle cichlid  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus inermis native Manduba  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus marmoratus native Bottlenose catfish  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus piperatus native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus ucayalensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Agoniates anchovia misidentification   
Characiformes Characidae Agoniates halecinus native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Amblydoras affinis native  Saurauwari 
Siluriformes Doradidae Amblydoras hancockii native Blue-eye catfish  
Characiformes Crenuchidae Ammocryptocharax lateralis native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Ammocryptocharax vintonae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps anableps native Largescale foureyes Foureye 
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps microlepis native Foureyes Foureye 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa spinifer native Spicule anchovy Herring 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchovia surinamensis native Surinam anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoviella guianensis native Guyana anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoviella lepidentostole native Broadband anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoviella manamensis native Manamo anchovy  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus dolichopterus native Bushymouth catfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus hoplogenys native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus leucostictus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus lithurgicus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus nudiceps endemic   
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata native American eel  
Characiformes Anostomidae Anostomoides laticeps native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Anostomus anostomus native Striped headstander  
Characiformes Anostomidae Anostomus plicatus native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Anostomus ternetzi native   
Characiformes Parodontidae Apareiodon gransabana native   
Characiformes Characidae Aphyocharacidium melandetum native   
Characiformes Characidae Aphyocharax erythrurus native Flametail tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Aphyodite grammica native   
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Apionichthys finis native  Flounder 
Perciformes Cichlidae Apistogramma ortmanni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Apistogramma rupununi native Two-spot Apistogramma Two-spot Apistogramma 
Perciformes Cichlidae Apistogramma steindachneri native   
Gymnotiformes Apteronotidae Apteronotus albifrons native Black ghost  
Gymnotiformes Apteronotidae Apteronotus leptorhynchus native   
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Arapaima gigas questionable Arapaima  
Siluriformes Ariidae Aspistor quadriscutis native Bressou sea catfish  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredinichthys filamentosus native Sevenbarbed banjo  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredinichthys tibicen native Tenbarbed banjo  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredo aspredo native Banjo  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax bimaculatus native Twospot astyanax  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax guianensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax mutator native   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax potaroensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax rupununi native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus ambyiacus native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus brevior native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus demerarae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Austrofundulus limnaeus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Austrofundulus rupununi native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous flavus native   
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Batrochoglanis raninus native   
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Batrochoglanis villosus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Biotodoma cupido native Greenstreaked eartheater  
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Bivibranchia bimaculata native   
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Bivibranchia fowleri native   
Characiformes Ctenoluciidae Boulengerella cuvieri misidentification   
Characiformes Characidae Brachychalcinus orbicularis native Discus tetra  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Brachyglanis frenatus native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Brachyglanis melas endemic   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Brachyglanis phalacra endemic   
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus beebei native   
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus brevirostris native Bluntnose knifefish  
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma filamentosum native Kumakuma  
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma vaillantii native Laulao catfish Lalau 
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Brachyrhamdia heteropleura native   
Characiformes Characidae Brycon amazonicus native   
Characiformes Characidae Brycon falcatus native   
Characiformes Characidae Brycon pesu native Mourning tetra Pesu 
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus cinarucoense native   
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus hyphesson native   
Characiformes Characidae Bryconops affinis native Orangefin tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Bryconops caudomaculatus native Tailspot tetra  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Bunocephalus amaurus native Camouflaged catfish  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Bunocephalus chamaizelus native   
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Bunocephalus verrucosus native Bark catfish  
Characiformes Chilodontidae Caenotropus labyrinthicus native   
Characiformes Chilodontidae Caenotropus maculosus native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Callichthys callichthys native Cascarudo  
Perciformes Cichlidae Caquetaia spectabilis native   
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Characiformes Gasteropelecidae Carnegiella strigata native Marbled hatchetfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops agassizii native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops arenatus native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops laticeps native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops nuchalis native   
Characiformes Characidae Catoprion mento native Wimple piranha  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Centromochlus reticulatus native   
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus native Swordspine snook Snoek 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus native Fat snook Grabb's snook 
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Cephalosilurus albomarginatus endemic   
Siluriformes Cetopsidae Cetopsidium minutum native   
Siluriformes Cetopsidae Cetopsidium roae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Chaetobranchus flavescens native  River patwa 
Characiformes Characidae Chalceus epakros native   
Characiformes Characidae Chalceus macrolepidotus native Pinktail chalceus  
Characiformes Crenuchidae Characidium pellucidum native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Characidium pteroides native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Characidium steindachneri native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Characidium zebra native   
Characiformes Characidae Charax gibbosus native Glass headstander  
Characiformes Characidae Charax hemigrammus native   
Characiformes Characidae Charax rupununi native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Chasmocranus brevior native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Chasmocranus longior native   
Characiformes Chilodontidae Chilodus punctatus native Spotted headstander  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichla ocellaris native Peacock cichlid Lukanani 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichla temensis native Speckled pavon  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma bimaculatum native Black acara Common patwa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cleithracara maronii native Keyhole cichlid  
Characiformes Characidae Colossoma macropomum introduced Tambaqui  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Copella arnoldi native Splash tetra  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Copella eigenmanni native   
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Copella nattereri native Spotted tetra  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras aeneus native Bronze corydoras  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras blochi native Spotback corydoras  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras bondi native Blackstripe corydoras  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras griseus native Gray corydoras  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras melanistius native Bluespotted corydoras  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras potaroensis native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras sipaliwini native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Corymbophanes andersoni native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Corymbophanes kaiei native   
Characiformes Characidae Creagrutus melanzonus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicara punctulatum native Checkerboard cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla albopunctata native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla alta native Millet  
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla johanna native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla lugubris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla macrophthalma misidentification   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla reticulata native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla saxatilis native Ringtail pike cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla strigata native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla vaillanti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla wallacii native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Crenuchus spilurus native Sailfin tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Ctenobrycon spilurus native Silver tetra  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Characiformes Curimatidae Curimata cyprinoides native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Curimata roseni native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Curimata vittata native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Curimatella alburna native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Curimatella immaculata native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Curimatopsis crypticus native   
Characiformes Cynodontidae Cynodon gibbus native   
Characiformes Cynodontidae Cynodon septenarius native   
Characiformes Characidae Cynopotamus essequibensis native   
Perciformes Sciaenidae Cynoscion acoupa native Acoupa weakfish Grey snapper 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Cynoscion steindachneri native Smalltooth weakfish  
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax festivus native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax helleri native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax microcephalus native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax spilurus native  Cuticuru 
Siluriformes Cetopsidae Denticetopsis iwokrama native   
Siluriformes Cetopsidae Denticetopsis macilenta native   
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Derhamia hoffmannorum endemic   
Siluriformes Doradidae Doras carinatus native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Doras micropoeus native   
Gymnotiformes Sternopygidae Eigenmannia macrops native   
Gymnotiformes Sternopygidae Eigenmannia nigra native   
Gymnotiformes Sternopygidae Eigenmannia virescens native Glass knifefish  
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Electrophorus electricus native Electric eel  
Characiformes Erythrinidae Erythrinus erythrinus native   
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus argenteus native Silver mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri native Striped mojarra  
Characiformes Characidae Exodon paradoxus native Bucktooth tetra  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Farlowella nattereri native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Farlowella reticulata native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Farlowella rugosa native   
Characiformes Gasteropelecidae Gasteropelecus sternicla native River hatchetfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Geophagus brachybranchus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Geophagus surinamensis misidentification Redstriped eartheater  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereus native Yellow fin mojarra  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Glanidium leopardum native   
Characiformes Characidae Gnathocharax steindachneri native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Goeldiella eques native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Guianacara geayi misidentification   
Perciformes Cichlidae Guianacara sphenozona native   
Characiformes Characidae Gymnocorymbus thayeri native False black tetra  
Siluriformes Doradidae Hassar orestis native   
Siluriformes Cetopsidae Helogenes marmoratus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hemiancistrus megacephalus native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus analis native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus bellottii misidentification   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus cylindricus native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus erythrozonus native Glowlight tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus iota native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus ocellifer native Head-and-taillight tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus orthus native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus rodwayi native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus stictus native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus unilineatus native Featherfin tetra  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus native   
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus amazonum native   
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus argenteus native   
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus atranalis native   
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus quadrimaculatus native Barred hemiodus  
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus semitaeniatus native Halfline hemiodus  
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus unimaculatus native   
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus vorderwinkleri native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Hemisorubim platyrhynchos native Porthole shovelnose catfish  
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Henonemus taxistigmus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Heros severus misidentification Banded cichlid  
Characiformes Characidae Heterocharax macrolepis native   
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus native Aimara  
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplias aimara native   
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplias macrophthalmus native Giant trahira  
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplias malabaricus native Trahira  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Hoplosternum littorale native Hassar  
Characiformes Cynodontidae Hydrolycus armatus native   
Characiformes Cynodontidae Hydrolycus tatauaia native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon catableptus native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon eos native Dawn tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon minimus native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon minor native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon rosaceus native Rosy tetra  
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Hypoclinemus mentalis native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Hypophthalmus edentatus native Highwaterman catfish Highwater 
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Hypopomus artedi native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus hemiurus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus macushi native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus plecostomus native Suckermouth catfish Sea hasar 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus watwata native Armored catfish  
Characiformes Characidae Iguanodectes spilurus native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Imparfinis minutus questionable   
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Ituglanis gracilior native   
Characiformes Characidae Jupiaba abramoides native   
Characiformes Characidae Jupiaba essequibensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Jupiaba mucronata native   
Characiformes Characidae Jupiaba pinnata native   
Characiformes Characidae Jupiaba polylepis native   
Characiformes Characidae Jupiaba potaroensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Krobia guianensis native Krobia  
Characiformes Anostomidae Laemolyta proxima native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Lasiancistrus schomburgkii native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Leiarius arekaima native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Leiarius marmoratus native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus alternus native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus arcus native Lipstick leporinus  
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus desmotes native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus friderici native Threespot leporinus  
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus granti native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus maculatus native Spotted leporinus  
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus megalepis native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus nigrotaeniatus native Halfline leporinus  
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus paralternus native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus pellegrinii native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Leptodoras hasemani native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Leptodoras linnelli native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Leptorhamdia essequibensis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Limatulichthys griseus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Lithogenes villosus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Lithoxus bovallii endemic   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Lithoxus lithoides native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Loricaria cataphracta native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Loricariichthys brunneus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Loricariichthys microdon native   
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Lycengraulis batesii native Bates' sabretooth anchovy Anchovy 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Lycengraulis grossidens native Atlantic sabretooth anchovy Anchovy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mazarunia mazarunii native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Megalechis picta native Spotted hoplo  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Megalechis thoracata native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Megalonema amaxanthum native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Megalonema platycephalum native   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon Tarpon 
Characiformes Crenuchidae Melanocharacidium blennioides native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Melanocharacidium dispilomma questionable   
Perciformes Cichlidae Mesonauta guyanae native   
Characiformes Characidae Metynnis altidorsalis native   
Characiformes Characidae Metynnis hypsauchen native Silver dollar  
Characiformes Characidae Metynnis maculatus misidentification Spotted metynnis  
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Microglanis poecilus native Dwarf marbled catfish  
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Microglanis secundus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropoecilia parae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropoecilia picta native Swamp guppies  
Characiformes Characidae Microschemobrycon melanotus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Moema staecki questionable   
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia browni native   
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia chrysargyrea native   
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia collettii native   
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia grandisquamis native   
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia oligolepis native Glass tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia shideleri native   
Perciformes Polycentridae Monocirrhus polyacanthus error Amazon leaffish  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus questionable Flathead mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil liza native Liza  
Characiformes Characidae Mylesinus schomburgkii native   
Characiformes Characidae Myleus asterias native   
Characiformes Characidae Myleus latus native   
Characiformes Characidae Myleus rhomboidalis native   
Characiformes Characidae Myleus setiger native   
Characiformes Characidae Myloplus rubripinnis native Redhook myleus  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Myoglanis potaroensis endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Nannacara anomala native Goldeneye cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Nannacara bimaculata native   
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus beckfordi native Golden pencilfish  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus digrammus native Twostripe pencilfish  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus espei native Barred pencilfish  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus harrisoni native Blackstripe pencilfish  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus marginatus native Dwarf pencilfish  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus minimus native Least pencilfish  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus trifasciatus native Threestripe pencilfish  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus unifasciatus native Oneline pencilfish  
Siluriformes Doradidae Nemadoras leporhinus native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Nemadoras trimaculatus native   
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Ochmacanthus flabelliferus native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odontognathus mucronatus native Guiana longfin herring Herring 
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites palometa native Maracaibo leatherjacket  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Siluriformes Doradidae Oxydoras niger native Ripsaw catfish Cuiu-cuiu 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pachypops fourcroi native Guyanan croaker  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pachypops trifilis native   
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pachyurus schomburgkii native Amazon croaker  
Characiformes Characidae Parapristella aubynei native   
Characiformes Parodontidae Parodon bifasciatus native   
Characiformes Parodontidae Parodon guyanensis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Parotocinclus britskii native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Parotocinclus collinsae native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Peckoltia braueri native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Peckoltia cavatica native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Peckoltia sabaji native   
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona castelnaeana native Amazon pellona  
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona flavipinnis native Yellowfin river pellona  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Petilipinnis grunniens native   
Characiformes Characidae Phenacogaster carteri native   
Characiformes Characidae Phenacogaster megalostictus native   
Characiformes Characidae Phenacogaster microstictus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Phractocephalus hemioliopterus native Redtail catfish  
Siluriformes Doradidae Physopyxis ananas native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Physopyxis lyra native   
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Piabucina unitaeniata native   
Characiformes Characidae Piabucus dentatus native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella altipinnis native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella cristata native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella macturki native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella megalops native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella wesselii endemic   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pimelodus blochii native Bloch's catfish  
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pimelodus ornatus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pinirampus pirinampu native Flatwhiskered catfish  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Plagioscion auratus native Black curbinata Rockhead basher 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Plagioscion squamosissimus native South American silver croaker  
Siluriformes Doradidae Platydoras costatus native Raphael catfish  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Platystacus cotylephorus native Banded banjo  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata native Guppy  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia vivipara native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Poecilocharax bovalii native   
Perciformes Polycentridae Polycentrus schomburgkii native Guyana leaffish  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt  
Characiformes Characidae Poptella brevispina native   
Characiformes Characidae Poptella compressa native   
Gymnotiformes Apteronotidae Porotergus gymnotus native   
Beloniformes Belonidae Potamorrhaphis guianensis native   
Rajiformes Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon hystrix questionable Porcupine river stingray  
Rajiformes Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon orbignyi native Smooth back river stingray  
Characiformes Characidae Pristella maxillaris native X-ray tetra  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinata native Smalltooth sawfish Sawfish 
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis perotteti native Large-tooth sawfish Sawfish 
Characiformes Characidae Pristobrycon aureus native   
Characiformes Characidae Pristobrycon calmoni native   
Characiformes Characidae Pristobrycon striolatus native   
Characiformes Prochilodontidae Prochilodus rubrotaeniatus native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Psectrogaster ciliata native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Psectrogaster essequibensis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pseudacanthicus leopardus endemic   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pseudancistrus barbatus native Bearded catfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pseudancistrus brevispinis misidentification   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pseudancistrus guentheri native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pseudancistrus nigrescens endemic   
Characiformes Anostomidae Pseudanos trimaculatus native Threespot headstander  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Pseudauchenipterus nodosus native Cocosoda catfish  
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Pseudopimelodus bufonius native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum native Barred sorubim  
Beloniformes Belonidae Pseudotylosurus microps native   
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Pterengraulis atherinoides native Wingfin anchovy Anchovy 
Siluriformes Doradidae Pterodoras granulosus native Granulated catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pterophyllum leopoldi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pterophyllum scalare native Freshwater angelfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus questionable Orinoco sailfin catfish  
Characiformes Characidae Pygocentrus nattereri native Red piranha Red pirai 
Characiformes Characidae Pygopristis denticulata native Lobetoothed piranha  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Pyrrhulina filamentosa native   
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Pyrrhulina semifasciata native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdella leptosoma native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia foina native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelen native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia schomburgkii native   
Gymnotiformes Rhamphichthyidae Rhamphichthys schomburgki native   
Characiformes Cynodontidae Rhaphiodon vulpinus native Biara  
Siluriformes Doradidae Rhinodoras armbrusteri native  Dirty thicklip thornycat 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Rhinosardinia amazonica native Amazon spinejaw sprat  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Rhinosardinia bahiensis native Bahia sprat  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Rineloricaria fallax native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Rineloricaria platyura native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Rineloricaria stewarti native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus agilae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus breviceps endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus frenatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus holmiae endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus lanceolatus endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus mahdiaensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus mazaruni endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus stagnatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus torrenticola native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus waimacui endemic   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides dientonito native   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides thurni native   
Characiformes Cynodontidae Roestes ogilviei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Satanoperca jurupari misidentification Demon eartheater  
Perciformes Cichlidae Satanoperca leucosticta native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades couma native Couma sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades herzbergii native Pemecou sea catfish Gillbacker 
Characiformes Prochilodontidae Semaprochilodus insignis native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmo emarginatus native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmo stagnatilis native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmus eigenmanni native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmus hollandi questionable   
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmus rhombeus native Redeye piranha  
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmus serrulatus questionable   
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmus spilopleura native Speckled piranha  
Characiformes Crenuchidae Skiotocharax meizon native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Sorubim elongatus native Slender shovelnose catfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Squaliforma squalina native   
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Steatogenys elegans native Barred knifefish  
Characiformes Curimatidae Steindachnerina guentheri native   
Gymnotiformes Apteronotidae Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus native   
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura marina native Atlantic needlefish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Sturisoma monopelte native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Symphysodon aequifasciatus introduced Blue discus  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratus native Marbled swamp eel  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Tatia aulopygia misidentification   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Tatia intermedia native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Tatia meesi native   
Characiformes Characidae Tetragonopterus chalceus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Tomeurus gracilis native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Trachelyichthys decaradiatus native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Trachycorystes obscurus native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Trachydoras brevis native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Trachydoras microstomus native   
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus conradi native   
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus guianense native   
Characiformes Characidae Triportheus brachipomus native   
Characiformes Characidae Triportheus rotundatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Uaru amphiacanthoides native Uaru  
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Vandellia beccarii native   
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Vandellia sanguinea native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Zungaro zungaro native Gilded catfish  

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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.