List of Freshwater Fishes for Madagascar

Number of freshwater fish species: 175 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 therezieni native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus catalai native Comoro mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus telfairii native Fairy mullet  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis fontoynonti endemic   
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis gymnocephalus native Bald glassy  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis natalensis native Slender glassy Ambache 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis productus native Longspine glassy  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenia native Banded-tail glassy perchlet Ambache 
Siluriformes Anchariidae Ancharius fuscus endemic   
Siluriformes Anchariidae Ancharius griseus endemic   
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bengalensis labiata native African mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bicolor bicolor native Indonesian shortfin eel Anguille bicolore 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Anguille marbrée 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla mossambica native African longfin eel Anguille du Mozambique 
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon lateralis native Humpback cardinal  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius africanus native African sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius festinus endemic   
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius madagascariensis native Madagascar sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius uncinatus endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous aeneofuscus native Freshwater goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Bathygobius fuscus native Dusky frillgoby  
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Bedotia albomarginata endemic  Zono 
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Bedotia geayi endemic Red-Tailed Silverside  
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Bedotia leucopteron native   
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Bedotia madagascariensis endemic   
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Bedotia marojejy endemic   
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Bedotia masoala endemic  Zono 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butis native Duckbill sleeper Butis à épaulette noire 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis koilomatodon native Mud sleeper  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish Carassin doré 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amboinensis native Pigeye shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Perciformes Channidae Channa maculata introduced Blotched snakehead  
Perciformes Channidae Channa striata introduced Snakehead murrel  
Gonorynchiformes Chanidae Chanos chanos native Milkfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Chonophorus macrorhynchus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Croilia mossambica native Burrowing goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris acanthopoma native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Eléotris brun 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris margaritacea native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris mauritianus native Widehead sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pellegrini endemic   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vomerodentata native   
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius not established Northern pike  
Siluriformes Ariidae Galeichthys feliceps native White baggar  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres filamentosus native Whipfin silverbiddy  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius ankaranensis endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius callidus native River goby Gobie comorien 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby Gobie giurus 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiodon rivulatus native Rippled coralgoby  
Perciformes Kraemeriidae Gobitrichinotus arnoulti native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius hypselosoma native   
Siluriformes Anchariidae Gogo arcuatus endemic   
Siluriformes Anchariidae Gogo atratus native   
Siluriformes Anchariidae Gogo brevibarbis endemic   
Siluriformes Anchariidae Gogo ornatus endemic   
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus introduced Heterotis  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys cyanospilos native Blue-spotted pipefish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix not established Silver carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris cyprinoides native Tropical carp-gudgeon Eléotris cyprin 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris tohizonae endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Katria katria native   
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia caudavittata native  Doule à queue rayée 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail Kuhlie mulet 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Kuhlie des rochers 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rohita introduced Rohu  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus not established Green sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza macrolepis native Largescale mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza melinoptera native Otomebora mullet  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Macropodus opercularis introduced Paradise fish  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes elongatus endemic Plain terapon  
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma ansorgii introduced Ornate ctenopoma  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus millepunctatus native Shorttail pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis fluviatilis native Freshwater pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis leiaspis native Barhead pipefish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Antafa 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius mertoni native Chequered mangrove goby Gobi milet 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha not established Chinook salmon  
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophieleotris aporos native Snakehead gudgeon Eléotris serpent 
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophiocara macrolepidota endemic   
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophiocara porocephala native Northern mud gudgeon Eléotris à tête poreuse 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia Tilapia du Nil 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis shiranus shiranus not established   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus niger introduced Athi River tilapia  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy introduced Giant gourami  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oxylapia polli endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Pachypanchax arnoulti endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Pachypanchax omalonotus native Powder-blue panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Pachypanchax patriciae endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Pachypanchax playfairii questionable Golden panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Pachypanchax sakaramyi endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Pachypanchax sparksorum endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Pachypanchax varatraza endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pantanodon madagascariensis endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Paratilapia polleni endemic  Marakely 
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus dambabe native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus damii endemic  Damba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus gymnopreopercularis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus kieneri endemic  Kotsovato 
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus lamenabe native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus maculatus endemic  Masovoatoaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus maromandia native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus menarambo native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus nourissati native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus petiti endemic  Kotso 
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus polyactis endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Paretroplus tsimoly native  Tsimoly 
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona ditchela native Indian pellona  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis boro native Rice-paddy eel  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis cancrivorus native Longfin snake-eel  
Perciformes Haemulidae Plectorhinchus gibbosus native Harry hotlips  
Siluriformes Ariidae Plicofollis dussumieri native Blacktip sea catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinata questionable Smalltooth sawfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromis curvidens endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromis grandidieri endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromis inornatus endemic  Tsipoy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromis insolitus endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromis loisellei endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromis makira endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromis oligacanthus endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromis onilahy endemic  Boramany 
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromoides betsileanus endemic  Trondo mainty 
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromoides itasy native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Ptychochromoides vondrozo native  Fiandahy 
Perciformes Eleotridae Ratsirakia legendrei endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius balteatus native Rhinohorn goby Gobie drapeau 
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius bikolanus native Speckled goby  
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Rheocles alaotrensis endemic Katrana Antsiriva 
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Rheocles derhami endemic   
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Rheocles lateralis endemic  Zono ala 
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Rheocles pellegrini endemic   
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Rheocles sikorae endemic  Sardine d'eau douce 
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Rheocles vatosoa endemic   
Atheriniformes Bedotiidae Rheocles wrightae endemic  Zonobe 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus rutilus not established Roach  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta fario introduced Brown trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sauvagella madagascariensis endemic Madagascar round herring Varilava 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sauvagella robusta native   
Perciformes Scatophagidae Scatophagus tetracanthus native Scatty  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus fasciatus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus franouxi native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus native Bichique  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus punctissimus native   
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago Amborody 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius genivittatus native Chinstripe goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius polyzona native Chinestripe goby Cabot rayé 
Perciformes Gobiidae Taenioides gracilis native Slender eel goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tanichthys albonubes introduced White cloud mountain minnow  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Teramulus kieneri endemic Kiener's silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Teramulus waterloti endemic   
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia sparrmanii introduced Banded tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii introduced Redbelly tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca not established Tench  
Perciformes Eleotridae Typhleotris madagascariensis endemic   
Perciformes Eleotridae Typhleotris pauliani endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern platyfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Yongeichthys nebulosus native Shadow goby  

Page created by: Eli, 15.08.07, last modified by: Eli, 23.08.07



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