List of Freshwater Fishes for Honduras

Number of freshwater fish species: 94 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 Congo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania siquia native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus alfari native Pastel cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus hogaboomorum endemic  Guapotillo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus longimanus native Red breast cichlid Carataca 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus robertsoni native False firemouth cichlid Mojarra 
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps dowei native Pacific foureyed fish  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa belizensis questionable Belize anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa curta native Short anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parva native Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata native American eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Archocentrus centrarchus native Flier cichlid Flier cichlid 
Perciformes Cichlidae Archocentrus multispinosus native Rainbow cichlid  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella argentea native Moon silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guija native   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella milleri native   
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Atractosteus tropicus native Tropical gar  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana native River goby  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides waltersi native Walter's toadfish  
Characiformes Characidae Brycon guatemalensis native Machaca  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops fuerthii misidentification Congo 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 urophthalmus native Mexican mojarra  
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys gilberti native Bigmouth sanddab  
Characiformes Characidae Colossoma macropomum introduced Tambaqui  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros cutteri native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros spilurus native Blue-eye cichlid  
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius claytonii native Mexican goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio not established Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator latifrons native Pacific fat sleeper  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense native Threadfin shad  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus currani native Pacific flagfin mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri native Striped mojarra  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Floridichthys polyommus questionable Ocellated killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia luma native Sleek mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia nicaraguensis native Nicaraguan mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereus native Yellow fin mojarra  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox nudus native Clingfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides peruanus native Peruvian eelgoby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus maculatus native Pacific sleeper  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiosoma yucatanum native Yucatan goby  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria anzuetoi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria bimaculata native Twospot livebearer  
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon tortuguerae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardi native Bobo mullet  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Lile stolifera native Pacific piquitinga  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon  
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  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon aenigmaticum native Obscure swamp eel  
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 dovii native Guapote Guapote blanco 
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis friedrichsthalii native Yellowjacket cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis loisellei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis native Guapote tigre  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis motaguensis native False yellowjacket cichlid  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys amates native Merry widow livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys fairweatheri questionable Picotee livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia orri native Mangrove molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis gracilis native Porthole livebearer  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys bayanus native Purplemouth grunt  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt  
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus guatemalensis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus starksii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus tenuis native Dogtooth rivulus  
Perciformes Cichlidae Rocio octofasciata native Jack Dempsey  
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides bouchellei native Crystal tetra  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades assimilis native Mayan sea catfish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura exilis native Californian needlefish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura marina native Atlantic needlefish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Theraps wesseli native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys aureus native Blue flash  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja maculicauda native Blackbelt cichlid Machaca 
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja microphthalma native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii native Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus native Southern platyfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus mayae native   

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.