List of Freshwater Fishes for Panama

Number of freshwater fish species: 219 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  
Perciformes Cichlidae Aequidens coeruleopunctatus native  Chogorro 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus monticola native Mountain mullet  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Alfaro cultratus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania kanna native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata error Convict cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus alfari misidentification Pastel cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus altifrons native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus bussingi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus calobrensis endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus diquis misidentification   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus lyonsi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus rhytisma misidentification   
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa curta native Short anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parva native Little anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa spinifer native Spicule anchovy  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus chagresi endemic   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus maculatus misidentification   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus spinosus endemic   
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata native American eel  
Gymnotiformes Apteronotidae Apteronotus rostratus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis not established Bighead carp  
Siluriformes Astroblepidae Astroblepus pirrensis endemic   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax aeneus native Banded tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax bimaculatus native Twospot astyanax  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax fasciatus native Banded astyanax  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax kompi native   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax ruberrimus native   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella argentea native Moon silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella chagresi native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana native River goby  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides pacifici native Pacific toadfish  
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus occidentalis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis cascajalensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis episcopi endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis punctifer endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis roseni native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis roswithae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis terrabensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Brycon argenteus native  Sábalo pipon 
Characiformes Characidae Brycon behreae native  Sábalo pipon 
Characiformes Characidae Brycon chagrensis endemic  Sábalo pipon 
Characiformes Characidae Brycon guatemalensis native Machaca  
Characiformes Characidae Brycon obscurus native  Sábalo pipon 
Characiformes Characidae Brycon petrosus native  Sábalo pipon 
Characiformes Characidae Brycon striatulus native  Sábalo pipon 
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus bayano native   
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus emperador native   
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus gonzalezi native   
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus scleroparius native   
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus zeteki native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Caquetaia umbrifera native Turquoise cichlid  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Characiformes Characidae Carlana eigenmanni native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops fuerthii native Congo sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops hypophthalmus endemic Gloomy sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops steindachneri native Steindachner's sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops tuyra native Besudo sea catfish  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus native Swordspine snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus nigrescens native Black snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus native Fat snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatus native Tarpon snook  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Chaetostoma fischeri native  Cucho 
Characiformes Crenuchidae Characidium marshi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichla ocellaris introduced Peacock cichlid Sargento 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus chinensis not established Chinese mud carp  
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys gilberti native Bigmouth sanddab  
Characiformes Characidae Colossoma macropomum introduced Tambaqui  
Characiformes Characidae Compsura gorgonae native   
Characiformes Characidae Creagrutus affinis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Crossoloricaria variegata native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros altoflavus endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros myrnae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros nanoluteus endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros panamensis endemic  Chogorro 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros septemfasciatus questionable   
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius claytonii native Mexican goby  
Characiformes Ctenoluciidae Ctenolucius beani native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Cynoscion acoupa native Acoupa weakfish  
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax magdalenae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Dasyloricaria capetensis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Dasyloricaria latiura native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Dasyloricaria tuyrensis native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator latifrons native Pacific fat sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatus native Fat sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris amblyopsis native Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma introduced Broadhead sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris picta native Spotted sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Erotelis shropshirei native   
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus argenteus native Silver mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus currani native Pacific flagfin mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus gracilis native Graceful mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri native Striped mojarra  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia nicaraguensis native Nicaraguan mosquitofish  
Characiformes Gasteropelecidae Gasteropelecus maculatus native Spotted hatchetfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Geophagus crassilabris endemic Panamanian eartheater  
Perciformes Cichlidae Geophagus pellegrini misidentification Yellowhump eartheater  
Characiformes Characidae Gephyrocharax atracaudatus native  Sardinita 
Characiformes Characidae Gephyrocharax intermedius native  Sardinita 
Characiformes Characidae Gephyrocharax whaleri native   
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereus native Yellow fin mojarra  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox nudus native Clingfish  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox potamius questionable   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides peruanus native Peruvian eelgoby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitor native Bigmouth sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus maculatus native Pacific sleeper  
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus panamensis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hemiancistrus aspidolepis native  Arrisuaca 
Characiformes Characidae Hemibrycon dariensis native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Hemieleotris latifasciata native Pygmy sleeper  
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus native Aimara  
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplias microlepis native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Hoplosternum punctatum native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon panamensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus rosae native California halfbeak  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus panamensis native   
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus introduced Channel catfish  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Imparales panamensis endemic   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardi native Bobo mullet  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Lasiancistrus planiceps native   
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis microlophus introduced Redear sunfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Leptoancistrus canensis endemic   
Perciformes Eleotridae Leptophilypnus panamensis native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Lile stolifera native Pacific piquitinga  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus lineatus native   
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curema native White mullet  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mylopharyngodon piceus introduced Black carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Neoheterandria cana native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Neoheterandria tridentiger endemic   
Siluriformes Ariidae Notarius cookei native   
Characiformes Characidae Odontostilbe dialeptura native   
Characiformes Characidae Odontostilbe mitoptera native   
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites palometa native Maracaibo leatherjacket  
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites saurus native Leatherjack  
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 Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis hornorum introduced Wami tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Oxyzygonectes dovii native White-eye  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis loisellei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis introduced Guapote tigre  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys amates native Merry widow livebearer  
Characiformes Characidae Phenagoniates macrolepis native   
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Piabucina festae native   
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Piabucina panamensis native  Domini Candela 
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella chagresi native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pimelodus punctatus endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia butleri native Pacific molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia caucana native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia gillii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana questionable Shortfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis elongata native Elongate toothcarp  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis retropinna native   
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys bayanus native Purplemouth grunt  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Pomoxis annularis introduced White crappie  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Pomoxis nigromaculatus introduced Black crappie  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Priapichthys darienensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Priapichthys panamensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Priapichthys puetzi endemic  Chompipa de montana 
Characiformes Characidae Pseudocheirodon arnoldi native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus elcapitanensis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus mindii native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus starksii native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia laticauda native Filespine chulĂ­n  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelen native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Rineloricaria altipinnis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Rineloricaria uracantha native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus birkhahni endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus brunneus endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus chucunaque endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus frommi endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus hildebrandi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus isthmensis questionable   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus kuelpmanni endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus monikae endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus montium endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus villwocki native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus wassmanni native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus weberi endemic   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides bouchellei native Crystal tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides carti endemic   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides dayi native   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides guatemalensis native Guatemalan headstander Anchobeta 
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides occidentalis native  Anchovata 
Characiformes Parodontidae Saccodon dariensis native   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades assimilis native Mayan sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades dowii native Brown sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Sciades seemanni native Tete sea catfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium salvini native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Spatuloricaria fimbriata native   
Gymnotiformes Sternopygidae Sternopygus aequilabiatus native   
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura exilis native Californian needlefish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura marina native Atlantic needlefish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Sturisoma dariense native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Sturisoma panamense native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Sturisomatichthys citurensis native   
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratus native Marbled swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tomocichla asfraci native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tomocichla sieboldii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tomocichla tuba native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Trachelyopterus amblops endemic   
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus septentrionale native   
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus striatus native   
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Trinectes fluviatilis native Freshwater sole Lenguado 
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Trinectes maculatus native Hogchoker  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja maculicauda native Blackbelt cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja tuyrensis endemic  Mojarra 

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