List of Freshwater Fishes for Kenya

Number of freshwater fish species: 362 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  
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius simplex native Bagamoyo goby Bagamoyo goby 
Perciformes Cichlidae Alcolapia alcalicus native Natron tilapia Lake Natron tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Alcolapia grahami native  Lake Magadi tilapia 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremoze native Silversides Delete 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin Delete 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestopetersius leopoldianus misidentification   
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis gymnocephalus native Bald glassy Dodosi 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius jacksonii native Marbled mountain catfish Mumi 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius uranoscopus native Stargazer mountain catfish Stargazer mountain catfish 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia leptura native  Whiptailed Nile catfish 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla introduced European eel European eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bengalensis labiata native African mottled eel Fiyoka 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bicolor bicolor native Indonesian shortfin eel Mkunga 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla mossambica native African longfin eel Mkunga 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys antinorii native Black lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys bukobanus native Bukoba lampeye Mande 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys jeanneli native Omo lampeye Omo lampeye 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys kongoranensis native Kongoro lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys maculatus native Spotted lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys meyburgi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys rudolfianus native Lake Rudolf lampeye Turkana lampeye 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius africanus native African sea catfish African sea catfish 
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatoreochromis alluaudi native Alluaud's haplo Hamaga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia bloyeti native Bloyet's haplo Bloyet's haplo 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalis native Bubu Bulubulich 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous aeneofuscus native Freshwater goby Freshwater goby 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajad native Bayad Lisi 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus degeni native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu Sew 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus orientalis native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus urostigma native Somalia catfish Somalia catfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus acuticeps native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus altianalis native Ripon barbel Adel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus amboseli native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus apleurogramma native East african red finned barb Adel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bynni bynni native  Nile barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus cercops native Luambwa barb Luambwa barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus innocens native Inconspicious barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus jacksoni native Jackson's barb Jackson's barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus kerstenii native Redspot barb Kersten's barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus laticeps native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus lineomaculatus native Line-spotted barb Line-spotted barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus loveridgii native  Loveridge's barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus magdalenae native Bunjako barb Bunjako barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus mariae native Rhinofish Domo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus mimus native Ewaso Nyiro barb Ewaso Nyiro barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus neumayeri native Neumayer's barb Neumayer's barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus nyanzae native Nyanza barb Adel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus oxyrhynchus native Pangani barb Domo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus paludinosus native Straightfin barb Straightfin barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus profundus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus quadripunctatus native Fourspotted barb Fourspotted barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus radiatus radiatus native Redeye barb Beira barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus sexradiatus native Kavirondo barb Kavirondo barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus native  Midspot barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus toppini native East Coast barb Shaa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trispilopleura misidentification   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus turkanae native Lake Turkana barb Lake Turkana barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus venustus native Red Pangani barb Red Pangani barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus viktorianus native Victoria barb Victoria barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus yongei native Nzoia barb Adel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus zanzibaricus native Zanzibar barb Kihalahala 
Tetraodontiformes Triacanthodidae Bathyphylax omen native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus affinis native Redfin robber Nkwakwa 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus ferox native Large-toothed Lake Turkana robber Large-toothed Lake Turkana robber 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus imberi native Spot-tail  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus jacksonii native Victoria robber Osoga 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra Large scaled robber 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus minutus native Dwarf Lake Turkana robber Dwarf Lake Turkana robber 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra Nurse tetra 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus sadleri native Sadler's robber Osoga 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butis native Duckbill sleeper Pointed head gudgeon 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassius introduced Crucian carp Crucian carp 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark Bull shark 
Gonorynchiformes Chanidae Chanos chanos native Milkfish Milkfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie native Lake Turkana sardine Lake Turkana sardine 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops congicus native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis brevibarbis native Short barbelled suckermouth Short barbelled suckermouth 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis deckenii native Pangani suckermouth Pangani suckermouth 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis somereni native Someren's suckermouth Someren's suckermouth 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native  Golden Nile catfish 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys turkana endemic   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharus intermedius native  Lake Turkana citharine 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clariallabes petricola native Victoria snake catfish Victoria snake catfish 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias alluaudi native Alluaud's catfish Oludhe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Mumi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias liocephalus native Smoothhead catfish Nduri 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias werneri native Werner's catfish Werner's catfish 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticeps native Widehead catfish Mpumi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Ctenochromis pectoralis native Pangani haplo Lake Chala haplo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp Grass carp 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma muriei native Ocellated labyrinth fish Sia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Common carp 
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus niloticus native  Nile distichodus 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Vumbika 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish Eastern mosquito fish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembecha native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensis native Dembea stone lapper Ningu 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby Chokole 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus longibarbis native Longnose stonebasher Obobo 
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus native Aba Lowarayame 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis acidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis altigenis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis apogonoides native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis arcanus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis argenteus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis barbarae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bartoni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bayoni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bicolor native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis boops native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis brownae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cassius native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cavifrons native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chilotes native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chlorochrous native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chromogynos native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cinctus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cinereus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cnester native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis crassilabris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis crocopeplus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cronus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cryptodon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cryptogramma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis decticostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis degeni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dentex native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dichrourus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis diplotaenia native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dolichorhynchus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis empodisma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis erythrocephalus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis estor native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis eutaenia native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis flavipinnis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis fusiformis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis gilberti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis gowersii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis granti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis guiarti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis heusinkveldi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis hiatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis humilior native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis iris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis ishmaeli native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis labriformis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis lacrimosus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis laparogramma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis lividus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis longirostris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macconneli native  McConnel's haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macrognathus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macrops native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis maculipinna native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mandibularis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis martini native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis maxillaris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis megalops native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melanopterus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melanopus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melichrous native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mento native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis michaeli native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis microdon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mylergates native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nanoserranus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigrescens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigricans native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nubilus native Blue Victoria mouthbrooder Fulu 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nuchisquamulatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nyanzae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nyererei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obesus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obliquidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obtusidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pachycephalus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pallidus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paraguiarti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paraplagiostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paropius native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis parorthostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis parvidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pellegrini native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis percoides native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis perrieri native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pharyngomylus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis phytophagus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis piceatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pitmani native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plagiodon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plagiostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plutonius native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis prodromus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis prognathus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pseudopellegrini native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis ptistes native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pyrrhocephalus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pyrrhopteryx native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis retrodens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis riponianus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis rudolfianus native  Lake Rudolf haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis sauvagei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis saxicola native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis serranus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis spekii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis squamulatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis sulphureus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis teegelaari native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis teunisrasi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis theliodon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis thuragnathus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis tridens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis turkanae native Turkana haplo Lake Turkana mouthbrooder 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis tyrianthinus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis victoriae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis victorianus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis welcommei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis xenognathus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis xenostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis exsul native Turkana jewel cichlid Turkana jewel cichlid 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxi native Jewel fish Nile jewel cichlid 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu Labe 
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus native Heterotis Dese 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys cyanospilos native Blue-spotted pipefish Blue spotted pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys heptagonus native Belly pipefish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus grahami native Graham's stonebasher Kuumpi 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native  Elongate tigerfish 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish Koris 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe native  Ngai 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Rock flagtail 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo bottegi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo cylindricus native Redeye labeo Livuli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo gregorii native Gregori's labeo Chika 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo horie native  Assuan labeo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo mesops questionable Tana labeo Tana labeo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo niloticus native  Nile labeo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo percivali native Ewaso Nyiro labeo Ewaso Nyiro labeo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo trigliceps endemic  Nairobi labeo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo victorianus native Ningu Ningu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus intermedius australis endemic  Baringo barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus intermedius intermedius native  Ethiopia barb 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola pumilus misidentification Tanganyika lampeye  
Perciformes Latidae Lates longispinis native Rudolf lates Iji 
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch Idji 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus questionable Green sunfish Green sunfish 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus questionable Bluegill Bluegill 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus native  Nile minnow 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza macrolepis native Largescale mullet Kampango 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish Lasali 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius devosi native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius livingstonii native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius macrolepidotus macrolepidotus questionable Bulldog Mbelewele 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius rheni native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius victoriae native Victoria stonebasher Victoria stonebasher 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus frenatus native Longtail spiny eel Okunga 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon Tazanda 
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatus native Elongated Turkana robber Elongated robber 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax loati native Nile killifish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus millepunctatus native Shorttail pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis fluviatilis native Freshwater pipefish Freshwater pipefish 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass Largemouth bass 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticus native  Dwarf Nile catfish 
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony Silver moony 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides questionable Cornish jack Cornish jack 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus bernhardi endemic Bernhard's elephant-snout fish Bernhard's elephant-snout fish 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hildebrandti native Hildebrandt's elephant-snout fish Hildebrandt's elephant-snout fish 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannume native Elephant-snout fish Suma 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus tenuirostris endemic Athi elephant-snout fish Mwana hamari 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Flathead mullet 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neobola bottegoi native  Bottego's minnow 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neobola fluviatilis native Athi sardine Athi sardine 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neobola stellae native  Lake Turkana minnow 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius bojiensis endemic Boji Plains nothobranch Boji Plains nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius cyaneus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius elongatus native Elongate nothobranch Elongate nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius foerschi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius interruptus native Kikambala nothobranch Kikambala nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius janpapi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius jubbi native  Blue notobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius lourensi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius melanospilus native Blackspotted nothobranch Blackspotted nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius microlepis native Small scaled nothobranch Small scaled nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius palmqvisti native  Pangani nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius patrizii native Blue notho Somali nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius robustus native Red Victoria nothobranch Red Victoria nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius steinforti native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius taeniopygus native Striped nothobranch  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius ugandensis native Uganda nothobranch Uganda nothobranch 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius willerti endemic Mnanzini nothobranch Mnanzini nothobranch 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Rainbow trout 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis andersonii introduced Three spotted tilapia Three-spotted tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis esculentus native Singida tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis hunteri native Lake Chala tilapia Lake Chala tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis jipe native Jipe tilapia Jipe tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis korogwe native Korogwe tilapia Korogwe tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis leucostictus introduced  Blue spotted tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia Longfin tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mortimeri questionable Kariba tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Para para 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus baringoensis endemic Baringo tilapia Sibore 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus eduardianus introduced Tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus sugutae endemic  Suguta tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus vulcani native  Turkana tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis pangani girigan native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus niger native Athi River tilapia Kina 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus percivali native Buffalo Springs tilapia Buffalo Springs tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus spilurus native Sabaki tilapia Kiparapara 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis variabilis native Victoria tilapia Mbiru 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pantanodon stuhlmanni native Eastcoast lampeye Eastcoast lampeye 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia somalensis native Somalia glass catfish Mpawa Rukanga 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Pardiglanis tarabinii native Somalian giant catfish Mpuni Hwahwa 
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona ditchela native Indian pellona Indian pellona 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma native Churchill Abobo 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostoma tanensis endemic Tana-churchill Kiawara 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis boro native Rice-paddy eel  
Siluriformes Ariidae Plicofollis dussumieri native Blacktip sea catfish Shupanga sea catfish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna introduced Sailfin molly Sailfin molly 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Guppy 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus nigricans native Dark stonebasher Abobo 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir bichir native Nile bichir Nagir 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir Nagir 
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish Papa upanga 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus native Marbled lungfish Kamongo 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus amphibius questionable Gilled lungfish Mamba 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens native West African lungfish Mamba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor native Egyptian mouth-brooder  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae native Dwarf Victoria mouthbrooder Ajuoga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis native Silver fish Senegal minnow 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rastrineobola argentea native Silver cyprinid Omena 
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes leleupi native   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes tangensis native Pangani robber Pangani robber 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta fario introduced Brown trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout Brown trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis questionable Brook trout American brook trout 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia Kokine 
Perciformes Scatophagidae Scatophagus tetracanthus native Scatty African scat 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius native Silver catfish Sire 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopus native  Egyptian butter catfish 
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago  
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius kenyae native Africa rivergoby East African river goby 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis afrofischeri native Fischer's Victoria squeaker Okoko 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosa native  Sudan squeaker 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis geledensis native Geledi squeaker Geledi squeaker 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis manni endemic Feather-barbelled squeaker Kikorokoro 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis rukwaensis native Lake Rukwa squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schall native Wahrindi Tikir 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis serpentis native Tana squeaker Kikorokoro 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis victoriae native Lake Victoria squeaker Okoko 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis zambezensis misidentification Plain squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis zanzibarica native Eastcoast squeaker Ingorongo 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish Lokwi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia Ngege 
Siluriformes Clariidae Xenoclarias eupogon native Lake Victoria deepwater catfish Lake Victoria deepwater catfish 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys rotundiceps native Spotted sand catlet Sand catlet 

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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.