List of Freshwater Fishes for Nicaragua

Number of freshwater fish species: 107 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
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Achirus mazatlanus native Mazatlan sole Suela arepita 
Anguilliformes Congridae Acromycter atlanticus native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus monticola native Mountain mullet  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Alfaro cultratus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Alfaro huberi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata error Convict cichlid Carate 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania siquia native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus alfari native Pastel cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus amarillo endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus astorquii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus chancho native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus citrinellus native Midas cichlid Mojarra rayada 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus flaveolus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus labiatus endemic Red devil Mojarra picuda 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus longimanus native Red breast cichlid Carate 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus rostratus native  Carate 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus sagittae endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus xiloaensis endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus zaliosus endemic Arrow cichlid Mojarra flecha 
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps dowei native Pacific foureyed fish  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa curta native Short anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parva native Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata native American eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Archocentrus centrarchus native Flier cichlid Mojarra rayanda 
Perciformes Cichlidae Archocentrus multispinosus native Rainbow cichlid  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax aeneus native Banded tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax nasutus questionable   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax nicaraguensis native   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella argentea native Moon silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella hubbsi native   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella jiloaensis native   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella sardina native   
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Atractosteus tropicus native Tropical gar  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana native River goby  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Belonesox belizanus native Topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis holdridgei native   
Characiformes Characidae Bramocharax bransfordii native  Sabalito 
Characiformes Characidae Brycon guatemalensis native Machaca  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark Tiburon sarda 
Characiformes Characidae Carlana eigenmanni native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops fuerthii native Congo sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops steindachneri native Steindachner's sea catfish  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus native Swordspine snook Robalo maqueque 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus nigrescens native Black snook Robalo redondo 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus native Fat snook Robalo chucumite 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatus native Tarpon snook Robalo constantino 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma urophthalmus native Mexican mojarra  
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys gilberti native Bigmouth sanddab  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros septemfasciatus questionable   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros spilurus native Blue-eye cichlid Congo 
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius claytonii native Mexican goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator latifrons native Pacific fat sleeper  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma chavesi native Nicaragua gizzard shad  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris picta native Spotted sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pisonis native Spinycheek sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Erotelis smaragdus native Emerald sleeper  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus argenteus native Silver mojarra Mojarra plateada 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus currani native Pacific flagfin mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus gracilis native Graceful mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri native Striped mojarra Mojarra rayada 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia nicaraguensis native Nicaraguan mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereus native Yellow fin mojarra  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides peruanus native Peruvian eelgoby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus maculatus native Pacific sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Hemieleotris latifasciata native Pygmy sleeper  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hypsophrys nematopus native Poor man's tropheus  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hypsophrys nicaraguensis native Moga  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardi native Bobo mullet  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Lile stolifera native Pacific piquitinga  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon Sabaloreal 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus lineatus native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Lisa pardete 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curema native White mullet Lisa criolla 
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites palometa native Maracaibo leatherjacket Zapatero palometa 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha introduced Chinook salmon  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis hornorum introduced Wami tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Oxyzygonectes dovii native White-eye  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis dovii native Guapote Lagunero 
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis friedrichsthalii misidentification Yellowjacket cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis loisellei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis native Guapote tigre Guapote barcino 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys amates native Merry widow livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys tico native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana native Shortfin molly  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys bayanus native Purplemouth grunt Corocoro boquimorada 
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt Corocoro crocro 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Priapichthys panamensis questionable   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus mindii native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus starksii native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia nicaraguensis native  Bagre 
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelen native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus isthmensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides bouchellei native Crystal tetra  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades assimilis native Mayan sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades seemanni native Tete sea catfish Bagre tete 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium salvini native   
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura exilis native Californian needlefish Aguja brava 
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura marina native Atlantic needlefish Agujon verde 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratus native Marbled swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tomocichla tuba native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja maculicauda native Blackbelt cichlid Palometa 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xenophallus umbratilis native   

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



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