List of Freshwater Fishes for Hong Kong

Number of freshwater fish species: 57 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 Sparidae Acanthopagrus berda native Picnic seabream Hak lap 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla japonica native Japanese eel Bat sin 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis introduced Bighead carp Hak lin 
Perciformes Gobiidae Brachyamblyopus brachysoma native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus native Goldfish Kam tsak 
Perciformes Channidae Channa asiatica native Small snakehead San ban 
Perciformes Channidae Channa maculata native Blotched snakehead  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chanodichthys erythropterus native Predatory carp Bak ue 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus chinensis native Chinese mud carp Leng ue 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus molitorella introduced Mud carp  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias fuscus native Whitespotted clarias Bak fu ue 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Coilia nasus native Japanese grenadier anchovy Fung mei ue 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp Waan ue 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Lei ue 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris balia native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish Dai to ue 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby Lam go ue 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemiculter leucisculus native Sharpbelly Lam do 
Perciformes Gobiidae Hemigobius hoevenii native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Homaloptera hoffmanni native  Sucker-belly loach 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix native Silver carp Bin ue 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Macropodus hongkongensis native   
Perciformes Osphronemidae Macropodus ocellatus questionable Roundtail paradisefish Fa sau gun 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Macropodus opercularis native Paradise fish Tin tong ue 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass Tam suy lo ue 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus anguillicaudatus native Oriental weatherfish Nai chau 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus mizolepis native  Pond loach 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus albus native Swamp eel Wong sin 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Wu tau 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mylopharyngodon piceus native Black carp Hak waan 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus fasciatus native Barred loach So chau 
Osmeriformes Salangidae Neosalanx jordani native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsariichthys bidens introduced   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Gam san tsak 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Oreonectes platycephalus native Flat-headed loach Bin tau chau 
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias latipes native Japanese rice fish Fut mei dzeung ue 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Osteochilus vittatus questionable Bonylip barb Uen kei ue 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Parabramis pekinensis native White amur bream Bin ue 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis boro native Rice-paddy eel Snake eel 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Hung dzoek ue 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Pseudogastromyzon myersi native Sucker-belly loach Kap poon chau 
Siluriformes Siluridae Pterocryptis anomala native   
Siluriformes Siluridae Pterocryptis cochinchinensis native  Catfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Rhinogobius duospilus native   
Osmeriformes Salangidae Salanx cuvieri native Noodlefish  
Osmeriformes Salangidae Salanx prognathus native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura hingi native   
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago Silver sillago 
Perciformes Odontobutidae Sineleotris saccharae native   

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