List of Freshwater Fishes for Hawaii (USA)

Number of freshwater fish species: 68 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
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata introduced Convict cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus citrinellus introduced Midas cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus labiatus introduced Red devil  
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus lineatus introduced Striped panchax  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astronotus ocellatus introduced Oscar Oscar 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensis native  O'opu nakea 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish Funa 
Perciformes Channidae Channa maculata introduced Blotched snakehead Blotched snakehead 
Perciformes Channidae Channa striata introduced Snakehead murrel I'a pâkç 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichla ocellaris introduced Peacock cichlid Tucunare 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias fuscus introduced Whitespotted clarias O'opu kui 
Characiformes Characidae Colossoma macropomum introduced Tambaqui  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras aeneus introduced Bronze corydoras Bronze catfish 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros spilurus introduced Blue-eye cichlid Sculli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella not established Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Nishigoi 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense introduced Threadfin shad Threadfin shad 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris sandwicensis native Sandwich Island sleeper 'O'opu akupa 
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus heteroclitus heteroclitus introduced Mummichog  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus introduced Jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis elongatus introduced Banded jewel cichlid Banded jewel cichlid 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus introduced Banded jewelfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus watwata introduced Armored catfish Armored catfish 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus introduced Channel catfish Channel catfish 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata questionable Dark-margined flagtail  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia xenura endemic  Hawaiian flagtail 
Perciformes Gobiidae Lentipes concolor endemic  Alamo'o 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus introduced Green sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill Bluegill sunfish 
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus fasciatus introduced Banded leporinus  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Limia vittata introduced Cuban limia Cuban topminnow 
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis johannii introduced Bluegray mbuna Johanni cichlid 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu introduced Smallmouth bass Smallmouth bass 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass Largemouth bass 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus anguillicaudatus introduced Oriental weatherfish Weather loach 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus albus introduced Swamp eel Rice paddy eel 
Perciformes Moronidae Morone saxatilis introduced Striped bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Ama'ama 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Rainbow trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha not established Chinook salmon  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Hawaiian sunfish 
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias latipes introduced Japanese rice fish  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy not established Giant gourami  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis introduced Guapote tigre Jaguar cichlid 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelvicachromis pulcher introduced Rainbow krib  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna introduced Sailfin molly Tabai 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana introduced Shortfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Rainbow fish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia sphenops introduced Molly  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus introduced Orinoco sailfin catfish Long-fin armored catfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius filamentosus introduced Blackspot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius semifasciolatus introduced Chinese barb  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta not established Sea trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis not established Brook trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron introduced Blackchin tilapia Silvery tilapia 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus stimpsoni native Stimpson's goby 'O'opu nopili 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius hawaiiensis endemic  O'opu naniha 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus not established Globe fish Coral butterfly 
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys meeki introduced Firemouth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii introduced Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster leerii not established Pearl gourami  
Beloniformes Belonidae Xenentodon cancila introduced Freshwater garfish Stickfish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern platyfish Moon fish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus variatus introduced Variable platyfish  

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



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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.