List of Freshwater Fishes for Mauritania

Number of freshwater fish species: 64 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
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremoze native Silversides  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa alosa native Allis shad  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla native European eel  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius latiscutatus native Rough-head sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius parkii native Guinean sea catfish  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyeri native Big-scale sand smelt  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalis native Bubu  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bynni occidentalis native Niger barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pobeguini native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus native Bagrid catfish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus native Moon fish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillaris native Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticeps native Widehead catfish  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyae native Tailspot ctenopoma  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengeri native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriata native Bonga shad Awatt 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellus native Rock goby  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus native Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus native Jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Heteromycteris proboscideus native True sole  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevis native Tiger-fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensis native   
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza aurata native Golden grey mullet Tagaoua 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza dumerili native Grooved mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza falcipinnis native Sicklefin mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza grandisquamis native Largescaled mullet Zoule 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rume rume native Mormyrids  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil bananensis native Banana mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Zoulé 
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Paradistichodus dimidiatus native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucida native Glass schilbid  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis native Smalltoothed pellonula  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelini native Sompat grunt Ayir 
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinata native Smalltooth sawfish Diassan 
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pristis native Common sawfish  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pseudotolithus typus native Longneck croaker  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pteroscion peli questionable Boe drum  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardina pilchardus native European pilchard Sardina 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron heudelotii native Mango fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron native Blackchin tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranacea native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schall native Wahrindi  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia guineensis questionable Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli questionable Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Umbrina ronchus native Fusca drum  

Page created by: Eli, 15.08.07, last modified by: Lei, 20.11.08



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