List of Freshwater Fishes for New Caledonia

Number of freshwater fish species: 94 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 Kauk 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis interrupta native Long-spined glass perchlet  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis miops native Flag-tailed glass perchlet  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis nalua native Scalloped perchlet  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australis schmidti native   
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla megastoma native Polynesian longfinned eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscura native Pacific shortfinned eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla reinhardtii native Speckled longfin eel  
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon amboinensis native Amboina cardinalfish  
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon hyalosoma native Humpbacked cardinalfish  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron hispidus native White-spotted puffer Ballon à épaule noire 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Arothron immaculatus native Immaculate puffer  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous ocellaris native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Bunaka gyrinoides native Greenback gauvina  
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis amboinensis native Olive flathead-gudgeon  
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butis native Duckbill sleeper  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus goldiei native Goldie river mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus oxyrhyncus native Sharp-nosed river mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus plicatilis native Lobed river mullet  
Perciformes Channidae Channa striata introduced Snakehead murrel  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Crenimugil crenilabis native Fringelip mullet Thaut 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Crenimugil heterocheilos native Half fringelip mullet  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris acanthopoma native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Eléotris brun 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma native Broadhead sleeper  
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias neocaledonicus native   
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres filamentosus native Whipfin silverbiddy Yeegany 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius celebius native Celebes goby  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax polyuranodon native Freshwater moray  
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris cyprinoides native Tropical carp-gudgeon Eléotris cyprin 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris guentheri native   
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata native Dark-margined flagtail  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia munda native Silver flagtail  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Hwâ 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Lamnostoma kampeni native Freshwater snake-eel  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Lamnostoma orientalis native Oriental worm-eel  
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer native Barramundi  
Perciformes Leiognathidae Leiognathus equulus native Common ponyfish Dexena 
Perciformes Gobiidae Lentipes kaaea native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza melinoptera native Otomebora mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza tade native Tade mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza vaigiensis native Squaretail mullet Mulet à queue carrée 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus argentimaculatus native Mangrove red snapper Rouget 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus fuscescens native Freshwater snapper  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus russellii native Russell's snapper Communard 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon Buburena 
Perciformes Blenniidae Meiacanthus anema native Threadless blenny  
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes argenteus native Silver grunter  
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes cancellatus native Tapiroid grunter  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus millepunctatus native Shorttail pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis cruentus endemic   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis leiaspis native Barhead pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis retzii native Ragged-tail pipefish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony De-doo-n pook 
Anguilliformes Moringuidae Moringua microchir native Lesser thrush eel  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Poisson queue bleue 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius duospilus native Dual-spotted goby  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Neopomacentrus taeniurus native Freshwater demoiselle  
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophieleotris aporos native Snakehead gudgeon Eléotris serpent 
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophiocara porocephala native Northern mud gudgeon  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy introduced Giant gourami  
Perciformes Ptereleotridae Parioglossus neocaledonicus endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus argentilineatus native Barred mudskipper Bwaxit 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys argenteus native Silver grunt Perche argentée 
Perciformes Rhyacichthyidae Protogobius attiti native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius balteatus native Rhinohorn goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius bikolanus native Speckled goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius chrysosoma native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius roemeri native Roemer's goby  
Perciformes Rhyacichthyidae Rhyacichthys guilberti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon occidentalis introduced   
Perciformes Scatophagidae Scatophagus argus native Spotted scat Peebe 
Perciformes Gobiidae Schismatogobius fuligimentus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus native Bichique  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus micrurus native Clinging goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus sarasini endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopus chloe native  Sicyopus de Chloé 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius yateiensis endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon sapphirinus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon semoni native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Taenioides cirratus native Bearded worm goby  
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon Gendarme 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii introduced Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster pectoralis introduced Snakeskin gourami  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus dispar native Feathered river-garfish  



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The copy for fish.mongabay.com was written in 1994-1995. Therefore some information such as scientific names may be out of date. For this, I apologize. Feel free to send corrections to me.