List of Freshwater Fishes for Nepal

Number of freshwater fish species: 168 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
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Acanthocobitis botia native Mottled loach Sand loach 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailia coila native Gangetic ailia Patanga 
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps mangois native Indian torrent catfish Catfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon mola questionable Mola carplet  
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineus native Climbing perch Kabai 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis native Indian mottled eel Rajbam 
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus panchax native Blue panchax Tikuli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis not established Bighead carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspidoparia jaya native Jaya Mara 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspidoparia morar native   
Perciformes Badidae Badis badis native Badis Khesalei 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius bagarius native Dwarf goonch Baghai 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Balitora brucei native Gray's stone loach Rock carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius barila native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius barna native  Titer kane faketa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius bendelisis native  Fageta 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius shacra native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius tileo native  Faketa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius vagra native  Lam faketa 
Siluriformes Bagridae Batasio batasio native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Batasio macronotus native   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia almorhae native Almorha loach Baghae 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia lohachata native Reticulate loach Getu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassius introduced Crucian carp Rato machha 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Catla catla native Catla Bhakur 
Siluriformes Chacidae Chaca chaca native Squarehead catfish Pauwa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chagunius chagunio native Chaguni Patharchatti 
Perciformes Ambassidae Chanda nama native Elongate glass-perchlet Nata channa 
Perciformes Channidae Channa gachua questionable   
Perciformes Channidae Channa marulius native Great snakehead Bhaura 
Perciformes Channidae Channa orientalis native Walking snakehead Bhoti 
Perciformes Channidae Channa punctata native Spotted snakehead Garai 
Perciformes Channidae Channa stewartii native Assamese snakehead Hile 
Perciformes Channidae Channa striata native Snakehead murrel Saura 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chela cachius questionable   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chela laubuca native Indian glass barb Chalwa 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Chitala chitala native Clown knifefish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus cirrhosus native Mrigal Mrigal 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias batrachus native Walking catfish Mungri 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma garua native Garua Bachcha Jalkapur 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma montana native   
Perciformes Osphronemidae Colisa fasciata native Banded gourami Katara 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Colisa lalia questionable Dwarf gourami  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus latius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella not established Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion semiplotum native Assamese kingfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio dangila native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio rerio native Zebra danio Zebra macha 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario aequipinnatus native Giant danio Bhitte 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario devario native Sind danio Chitharipothi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Diptychus maculatus native Scaly osman River trout 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistes hara native   
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistoides ascita native   
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistoides cavatura native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus danricus native Flying barb Dedhawa 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Euchiloglanis davidi native  Catfish 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Eutropiichthys murius native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Eutropiichthys vacha native  Bachora 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata cenia native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra annandalei native  Stone roller 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra gotyla gotyla native Sucker head Buduna 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra lamta native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra mullya native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby Bulla 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax annandalei native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax cavia native  Catfish 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax gracilis native  Catfish 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax indicus native  Catfish 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax kashmirensis native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax pectinopterus native River cat River cat 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax telchitta native  Kotel 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax trilineatus native Three-lined catfish Kabre 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gogangra viridescens native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gudusia chapra questionable Indian river shad Suia 
Siluriformes Bagridae Hemibagrus menoda native Menoda catfish  
Siluriformes Heteropneustidae Heteropneustes fossilis native Stinging catfish Singhi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix not established Silver carp  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Johnius coitor native Coitor croaker Bhola 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo angra native  Thed or Thaind 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo ariza native Reba Rewa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo bata introduced Bata  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boga native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo caeruleus questionable  Rohu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo calbasu native Orange-fin labeo Basarhili 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo dyocheilus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo fimbriatus native Fringed-lipped peninsula carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo gonius native Kuria labeo Gurdi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo pangusia native  Kalnacha 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rohita native Rohu Rohu 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys guntea native Guntea loach Goira 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aculeatus questionable Lesser spiny eel Gainchi 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aral native One-stripe spinyeel  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus pancalus native Barred spiny eel Kathgainchi 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus armatus native Zig-zag eel Chusi bam 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Megarasbora elanga native Bengala barb  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus cuchia native Cuchia Bam 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Myersglanis blythii endemic Stone cat Stone cat 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus bleekeri native Day's mystus Tengra 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus cavasius native Gangetic mystus Junge 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus gulio native Long whiskers catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus tengara native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus vittatus native Striped dwarf catfish Tengra 
Perciformes Nandidae Nandus nandus native Gangetic leaffish Dewan 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra nangra native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus multifasciatus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neolissochilus hexagonolepis native Copper mahseer Katle 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Neotropius atherinoides native Indian potasi Jalkapur 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Notopterus notopterus native Bronze featherback Golhai 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok bimaculatus native Butter catfish Lalmuha chachara 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabda questionable Pabdah catfish  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Brown trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus rhodurus not established  Amago 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus not established Nile tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Osteobrama cotio cotio native  Gurda 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Parachiloglanis hodgarti native Torrent catfish Torrent catfish 
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis ranga native Indian glassy fish Chanari 
Perciformes Ambassidae Pseudambassis baculis native Himalayan glassy perchlet  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Pseudecheneis crassicauda native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Pseudecheneis eddsi native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Pseudecheneis serracula native  Kabre 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Pseudecheneis sulcata native Sucker throat catfish Sucker throat catfish 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia ribeiroi native Painted catfish Painted catfish 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus balitora native Balitora minnow  
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus homaloptera native Torrent stone carp Torrent stone carp 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus pseudecheneis endemic  Stone carp 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus sucatio native River stone carp River stone carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius chelynoides native Dark mahseer Karange 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius chola native Swamp barb Pothi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius conchonius native Rosy barb Pothia sidre 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius gelius questionable Golden barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius phutunio questionable Spottedsail barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sarana native Olive barb Bada pothi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sophore native Pool barb Chandapothi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius ticto native Ticto barb Darahi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas bola native Trout barb Bhola bola 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora daniconius native Slender rasbora Dedua 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Rhinomugil corsula native Corsula  
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita rita native Rita Belaunda 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta not established Sea trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma bacaila native Large razorbelly minnow  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura beavani native Creek loach Gadaula 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura corica native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura rupecula native  Stone loach 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura savona native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura scaturigina native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge esocinus native Chirruh snowtrout Mountain trout 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax labiatus native Kunar snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax macrophthalmus endemic Nepalese snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax molesworthi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax nepalensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax plagiostomus native  Snow trout 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax progastus native Dinnawah snowtrout Chuchhe Asala 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax raraensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax richardsonii native Snow trout Asala 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Securicula gora questionable   
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Setipinna phasa questionable Gangetic hairfin anchovy Gankabai 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Silonia silondia native Silond catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Sinilabeo dero native Kalabans Rohu 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Sisor rabdophorus native  Bistuiyaa 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Somileptus gongota native Gongota loach  
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata aor native Long-whiskered catfish Kanti 
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata seenghala native Giant river-catfish Tengra 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor putitora native Golden mahseer Mahaseer 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor tor native Tor mahseer Sahar 
Siluriformes Siluridae Wallago attu native Wallago Bohari 
Beloniformes Belonidae Xenentodon cancila native Freshwater garfish Chuche bam 

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