List of Freshwater Fishes for Pakistan

Number of freshwater fish species: 240 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  
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berda native Picnic seabream  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailia coila native Gangetic ailia Mun-glee-ah-nec 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailiichthys punctata native Jamuna ailia Puttassi 
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps macropterus native   
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps mangois native Indian torrent catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon mola native Mola carplet  
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineus native Climbing perch  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis native Indian mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bicolor bicolor native Indonesian shortfin eel  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius dispar dispar native   
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus blockii native Green panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus panchax native Blue panchax  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis introduced Bighead carp  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius subrostratus native Shovelnose sea catfish Short nosed catfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspidoparia morar native   
Perciformes Badidae Badis badis native Badis  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius bagarius native Dwarf goonch  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius yarrelli native Goonch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Bangana diplostoma native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius bendelisis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius modestus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius naseeri endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius pakistanicus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius vagra native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Batasio pakistanicus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia almorhae questionable Almorha loach  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia birdi native Birdi loach  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia dayi native Hora loach  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia javedi endemic   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia lohachata native Reticulate loach  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoeta capoeta capoeta native Transcaucasian barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Catla catla native Catla Boassa 
Perciformes Ambassidae Chanda nama native Elongate glass-perchlet  
Perciformes Channidae Channa gachua native   
Perciformes Channidae Channa marulius native Great snakehead  
Perciformes Channidae Channa orientalis native Walking snakehead  
Perciformes Channidae Channa punctata native Spotted snakehead  
Perciformes Channidae Channa striata native Snakehead murrel  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chela cachius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chela laubuca native Indian glass barb  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Chitala chitala native Clown knifefish Gundun 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus cirrhosus native Mrigal Naini 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias batrachus native Walking catfish Walking catfish 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma garua native Garua Bachcha Chel-lee 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma naziri native   
Perciformes Osphronemidae Colisa fasciata native Banded gourami  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Colisa lalia native Dwarf gourami  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus diplochilus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus latius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion microphthalmum microphthalmum native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion milesi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion watsoni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio rerio native Zebra danio  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario aequipinnatus native Giant danio  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario devario native Sind danio  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Diptychus maculatus native Scaly osman  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus danricus native Flying barb  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Eutropiichthys vacha native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata cenia native  Cenia 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata itchkeea questionable   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata pakistanica native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra gotyla gotyla native Sucker head  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra persica native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rossica native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra wanae endemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptosternon reticulatum native Turkestan catfish  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax cavia native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax kashmirensis native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax naziri endemic   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax pectinopterus native River cat Juppah 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax punjabensis endemic   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax stocki endemic   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax stolickae native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax sufii native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax telchitta native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gogangra viridescens native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gonialosa manmina native Ganges river gizzard shad  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gudusia chapra native Indian river shad  
Siluriformes Heteropneustidae Heteropneustes fossilis native Stinging catfish Lahoord 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus fuscus questionable Sea pony  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus limbatus native Congaturi halfbeak  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo angra native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo ariza native Reba  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo bata questionable Bata  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boga native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boggut native Boggut labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo caeruleus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo calbasu native Orange-fin labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo dyocheilus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo fimbriatus native Fringed-lipped peninsula carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo gedrosicus endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo gonius native Kuria labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo macmahoni endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo microphthalmus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo nigripinnis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo pangusia native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rohita native Rohu Dum-bra 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer native Barramundi  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys guntea native Guntea loach  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza abu native Abu mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza macrolepis native Largescale mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza tade native Tade mullet  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aral native One-stripe spinyeel  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus pancalus native Barred spiny eel  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus armatus native Zig-zag eel  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Megarasbora elanga native Bengala barb  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus cuchia native Cuchia  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus bleekeri native Day's mystus  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus cavasius native Gangetic mystus  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus gulio native Long whiskers catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus horai endemic Indus catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus tengara native  Seagiades 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus vittatus native Striped dwarf catfish Kuggur 
Perciformes Nandidae Nandus nandus native Gangetic leaffish  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra nangra native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra robusta native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Naziritor zhobensis endemic Zhobi mahseer Zhobi mahseer 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus baluchiorum native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neolissochilus hexagonolepis native Copper mahseer  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Neotropius atherinoides native Indian potasi  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Notopterus notopterus native Bronze featherback But 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok bimaculatus native Butter catfish  
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabda native Pabdah catfish Pallu 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabo native Pabo catfish Pabo 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok sindensis endemic   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy native Giant gourami  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Osteobrama cotio cotio native   
Siluriformes Pangasiidae Pangasius pangasius native Yellowtail catfish  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Paracobitis rhadinaeus native   
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis ranga native Indian glassy fish  
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona ditchela native Indian pellona  
Perciformes Haemulidae Plectorhinchus gibbosus native Harry hotlips  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinata native Smalltooth sawfish  
Perciformes Ambassidae Pseudambassis baculis native Himalayan glassy perchlet  
Siluriformes Siluridae Pterocryptis afghana native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ptychobarbus conirostris native Indus snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius chola native Swamp barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius conchonius native Rosy barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius gelius native Golden barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius phutunio native Spottedsail barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius punjabensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sarana native Olive barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sophore native Pool barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius terio native Onespot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius ticto native Ticto barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius vittatus native Greenstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius waageni endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora daniconius native Slender rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora rasbora native Gangetic scissortail rasbora  
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita macracanthus native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita rita native Rita  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta fario introduced Brown trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmophasia punjabensis native Punjab razorbelly minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma bacaila native Large razorbelly minnow  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura afasciata native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura alepidota native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura anambarensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura arifi endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura bampurensis native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura corica native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura curtistigma endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura fascimaculata endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura harnaiensis native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura horai native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura kessleri native Kessler's loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura kohatensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura lepidocaulis endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura lindbergi native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura machensis native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura macrolepis endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura microlabra endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura nalbanti native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura naseeri endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura pakistanica endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura prashari endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura punjabensis native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura semiarmata native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura shadiwalensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura zonata native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizocypris brucei native Waziristan snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge curvifrons native Sattar snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge dainellii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge esocinus native Chirruh snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge niger native Chush snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopygopsis stoliczkai native False osman  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax intermedius intermedius native Common marinka  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax labiatus native Kunar snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax macropogon native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax nasus native Dongu snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax plagiostomus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax richardsonii native Snow trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax skarduensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Securicula gora native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Sicamugil cascasia native Yellowtail mullet  
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago Silver whiting 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Silonia silondia native Silond catfish Silond 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Sinilabeo dero native Kalabans  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Sisor rabdophorus native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata aor native Long-whiskered catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata sarwari native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata seenghala native Giant river-catfish Tengara 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stigmatogobius sadanundio native   
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura strongylura native Spottail needlefish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa ilisha native Hilsa shad Ilish 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa toli native Toli shad  
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor macrolepis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor putitora native Golden mahseer  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor tor native Tor mahseer  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa brahui native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa choprai native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa gracilis native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa griffithi native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa hazaraensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa kashmirensis native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa marmorata questionable   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa microps questionable   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa naziri endemic   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa stenura native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa stoliczkai native Tibetan stone loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa tenuicauda questionable   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa trewavasae native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa yasinensis native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil seheli native Bluespot mullet  
Siluriformes Siluridae Wallago attu native Wallago  
Beloniformes Belonidae Xenentodon cancila native Freshwater garfish  

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