List of Freshwater Fishes for Niger

Number of freshwater fish species: 161 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 Péré 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes bouboni native   
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius rheophilus native   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia leptura native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion calliurum native Banner lyretail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani native Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys pfaffi native Pfaff's lampeye  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius gigas native Giant sea catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia bloyeti native Bloyet's haplo  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatus native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajad native Bayad  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus ablabes native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus anema native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus baudoni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bynni occidentalis native Niger barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus callipterus native Clipper barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus eburneensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus foutensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus leonensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macinensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus macrops native Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus nigeriensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus perince native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pobeguini native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus punctitaeniatus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus sublineatus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus longianalis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus niger native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamandua native Wormjawed mormyrid  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie native Lake Turkana sardine  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis batesii native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticus native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis occidentalis native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoides distichodoides native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoides thomasi native   
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 Clariidae Clarias macromystax native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticeps native Widehead catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus hypsolepis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus pleuropholis native   
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria occidentalis native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma muriei native Ocellated labyrinth fish  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma nigropannosum native Twospot climbing perch  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma petherici native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra ornata native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra waterloti native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus petersii native Elephantnose fish  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus native Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe native Kafue pike  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis native African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus native Heterotis  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoni native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus psittacus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevis native Tiger-fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Ichthyborus besse besse native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubie native African carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo roseopunctatus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensis native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpei native Roundbelly pellonuline  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus native   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius abadii native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoides native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mento native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis pfaffi native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis native   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus loennbergii native   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidens native Sharptooth tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatus native Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus brevis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides native Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops caballus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops engystoma native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii native Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus macrophthalmus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rume rume native Mormyrids  
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax fasciatus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax lineomaculatus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax occidentalis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Nanochromis consortus endemic   
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius kiyawensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius thierryi native Togo Killifish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa mento native Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium ubangiense native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus native Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus native Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Pantodontidae Pantodon buchholzi native Freshwater butterflyfish  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afer native Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscura native Snake-head  
Characiformes Citharinidae Paradistichodus dimidiatus native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucida native Glass schilbid  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Pareutropius buffei native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis native Smalltoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus ansorgii native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bane bane native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori isidori native Elephant Fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus petricolus native   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir lapradei native Bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens native West African lungfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas nigeriensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis native Silver fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopus native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensis native West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritus native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensoda native Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis budgetti native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clarias native Mandi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis courteti native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis euptera native Featherfin squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis gambiensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis gobroni native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis guttata native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis melanoptera native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranacea native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifer native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis omias native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis resupinata native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schall native Wahrindi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorex native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis vermiculata native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis violacea native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis xiphias native   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia dageti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli native Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia  

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