List of Freshwater Fishes for Liberia

Number of freshwater fish species: 169 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
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius atesuensis native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius platychir native Mountain barbel  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius rheophilus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Anomalochromis thomasi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion guineense native Guinean killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion jeanpoli native Jeanpol's killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion maeseni native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion viride native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani native Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys rancureli native Rancurel's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchen native Banded lampeye  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius latiscutatus native Rough-head sea catfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous lateristriga native West African freshwater goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus ablabes native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bigornei native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus boboi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus carcharhinoides native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus eburneensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus huguenyi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus inaequalis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus lauzannei native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus leonensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus liberiensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macrops native Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus melanotaenia native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus parawaldroni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus sacratus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trispiloides endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trispilos native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus wurtzi native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistius native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus imberi native Spot-tail  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnis native Longfin tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Callopanchax monroviae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Callopanchax occidentalis native Golden pheasant panchax  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis occidentalis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Chromidotilapia guentheri guentheri native Guenther's Mouthbrooder  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys johnelsi native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus native Bagrid catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys teugelsi native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buettikoferi native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias laeviceps laeviceps native Catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias salae native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyae native Tailspot ctenopoma  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengeri native   
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis cephalopeltis native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Doumea chappuisi native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris daganensis native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittata native   
Elopiformes Elopidae Elops senegalensis native Senegalese ladyfish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Enneacampus kaupi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys azureus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys barmoiensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys coccinatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys dageti dageti native Redchin panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys dageti monroviae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys fasciolatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys lamottei native Redspotted panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys olbrechtsi olbrechtsi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys roloffi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys ruhkopfi native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriata native Bonga shad Bonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus native Jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe native Kafue pike  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus paugyi native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Isichthys henryi native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia kribensis native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nana native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo alluaudi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo curriei native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Ladigesia roloffi native Jelly bean tetra  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpei native Roundbelly pellonuline  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch  
Characiformes Alestidae Lepidarchus adonis native Jellybean tetra  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatus native African brown snapper  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus barbatus native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus cavalliensis questionable   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus punctatus native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus stiassnyae native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mento native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius thomasi native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius ussheri native   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus liberiensis native   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus aculeatus native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Microsynodontis polli native   
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus boueti native Liberian swamp eel  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides native Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops breviceps native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus goheeni native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rume rume native Mormyrids  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus tapirus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax fasciatus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax seyboldi native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa ansorgii native Ansorge's fangtooth pellonuline  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon afrum native Guinea swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus native Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afer native Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscura native Snake-head  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Paramphilius firestonei native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Paramphilius trichomycteroides native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis native Smalltoothed pellonula  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula vorax native Bigtoothed pellonula  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelmatochromis buettikoferi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelvicachromis humilis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelvicachromis roloffi native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus barbarus native Atlantic mudskipper  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus levequei native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pellegrini native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus simus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus tenuicauda native   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus palmas buettikoferi native   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus palmas palmas native Shortfin bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus retropinnis native West African bichir  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelini native Sompat grunt  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Procatopus nimbaensis native Mt. Nimba lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Procatopus schioetzi native Schiötz' lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Pseudepiplatys annulatus native Banded panchax  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas steindachneri native   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon caudomarginatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron native Blackchin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon occidentalis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon tournieri liberiensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon tournieri tournieri native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mandibularis native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogon native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion bertholdi native Berthold's killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion brueningi native Bruening's killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion geryi native Gérys killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion liberiense native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion roloffi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion schmitti native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensis native West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schall native Wahrindi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis waterloti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia brevimanus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia buttikoferi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia cessiana native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia coffea native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia guineensis native Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia joka native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia louka native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia walteri native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus teraia native Shortfin pompano  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis intermedius native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinki native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis leonensis native   
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigri native African knifefish  

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