List of Freshwater Fishes for Israel

Number of freshwater fish species: 66 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
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acanthobrama hulensis native  Lavnun Ha'Hula 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acanthobrama lissneri native  Lavnun lissner 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acanthobrama telavivensis native  Lavnun ha'yarqon 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acanthobrama terraesanctae endemic Kinneret bleak Lavnun Ha'Kinneret 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturio native Sturgeon  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla introduced European eel Tzlofach 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius dispar richardsoni native  Navit ha'mlechot 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius fasciatus native  Naavit hapasim 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius mento native  Navit metzuia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis introduced Bighead carp  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia flaviijosephi native  Amnunit joseph 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyeri native Big-scale sand smelt Idron 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula panthera native  Binun nemeri 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula tigris native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus longiceps native  Binit arukat rosh 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoeta damascina native  Hafaf 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carasobarbus canis native  Binit gdolat kaskas 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus not established Goldfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassius introduced Crucian carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Catla catla not established Catla  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosus native Thicklip grey mullet  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Sfamnun matzui 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Karpion 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra ghorensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rufa native  Agleset metzuia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemigrammocapoeta nana native  Yablest 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix not established Silver carp Kasaf 
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus cyprinellus not established Bigmouth buffalo  
Perciformes Cichlidae Labeotropheus fuelleborni introduced Blue mbuna  
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer introduced Barramundi  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza aurata native Golden grey mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza ramado native Thinlip mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza saliens native Leaping mullet  
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis auratus introduced Golden mbuna  
Perciformes Moronidae Morone saxatilis not established Striped bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Kifon gdol hazosh 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus angorae native Angora loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus insignis misidentification   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus leontinae native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nun galilaeus native   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Odontesthes bonariensis introduced Pejerrey  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus kisutch introduced Coho salmon  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus native Blue tilapia Amnun yarden 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus not established Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus questionable Nile tilapia Amnun yeor 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus vulcani introduced   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia velifera introduced Sail-fin molly  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudophoxinus drusensis native  Lavnunit ha'golan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudophoxinus kervillei native  Lavnunuit ha'galil 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus lombardoi introduced   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus tropheops tropheops introduced   
Perciformes Blenniidae Salaria fluviatilis native Freshwater blenny Karnun ha'nehalim 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salar not established Atlantic salmon  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta not established Sea trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia Amnun galil 
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia Amnun matzui 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca not established Tench  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tristramella sacra native  Tvarnun kadosh 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tristramella simonis intermedia native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tristramella simonis simonis native  Tvarnun simon 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  

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.