List of Freshwater Fishes for Jamaica

Number of freshwater fish species: 40 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
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus monticola native Mountain mullet  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parva native Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata native American eel  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana native River goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous tajasica questionable Sand fish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus native Swordspine snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus native Fat snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatus native Tarpon snook  
Characiformes Characidae Colossoma macropomum introduced Tambaqui  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cubanichthys pengelleyi endemic Jamaican killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon riverendi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon variegatus variegatus native Sheepshead minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatus native Fat sleeper  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri native Striped mojarra  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia melapleura endemic Striped gambusia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia puncticulata native Caribbean gambusia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia wrayi endemic Wray's gambusia  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox nudus native Clingfish  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitor native Bigmouth sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Guavina guavina native Guavina  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardi native Bobo mullet  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Limia melanogaster endemic Blackbelly limia  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon Tarpon 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus questionable Flathead mullet  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia African perch 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia caudofasciata native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinata native Smalltooth sawfish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus mindii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus marmoratus native Mangrove rivulus  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium plumieri native Sirajo  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium punctatum native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern 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.