List of Freshwater Fishes for Mauritius

Number of freshwater fish species: 59 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.
Tropical Freshwater Fish | Biotope aquaria | Country Index

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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus telfairii native Fairy mullet  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis ambassis native Commerson's glassy Ambache du large 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis dussumieri native Malabar glassy perchlet  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis gymnocephalus native Bald glassy Marie Jeanne 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis natalensis native Slender glassy  
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  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous commersoni native River goby Loche 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous nigripinnis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish Carassin doré 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Catla catla introduced Catla  
Perciformes Channidae Channa striata introduced Snakehead murrel  
Perciformes Gobiidae Chonophorus pallidus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus cirrhosus introduced Mrigal  
Perciformes Gobiidae Cotylopus acutipinnis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Eléotris brun 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris mauritianus native Widehead sleeper Cabot noir 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius kokius native  Gobie kokou 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius hypselosoma native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris cyprinoides native Tropical carp-gudgeon Cabot 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia caudavittata native  Doule à queue rayée 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail Gros yeux blanc 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Carpe d'eau douce 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rohita introduced Rohu  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus introduced Green sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza macrolepis native Largescale mullet  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis argulus native Flat-nosed pipepish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus millepunctatus native Shorttail pipefish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu introduced Smallmouth bass  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass Achigan à grande bouche 
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony Line 
Anguilliformes Moringuidae Moringua microchir native Lesser thrush eel Anguille spaghetti 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Mulet voilé 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss not established Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia Tilapia du Nil 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy introduced Giant gourami Gourami 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis cancrivorus native Longfin snake-eel  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius bikolanus native Speckled goby Gobi tase 
Perciformes Leiognathidae Secutor ruconius questionable Deep pugnose ponyfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus native Bichique Sicyoptère à bec de lièvre 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius polyzona native Chinestripe goby Cabot rayé 
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii introduced Redbelly tilapia  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil seheli native Bluespot mullet Mulet à queue bleue 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern platyfish  

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



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