List of Freshwater Fishes for Papua New Guinea

Number of freshwater fish species: 339 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 Pikey bream 
Perciformes Eleotridae Allomogurnda flavimarginata native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Allomogurnda hoesei native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Allomogurnda insularis native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Allomogurnda landfordi native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Allomogurnda montana native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Allomogurnda nesolepis native Yellowbelly gudgeon  
Perciformes Eleotridae Allomogurnda papua native   
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis agrammus native Sailfin glass perchlet Pale river perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis interrupta native Long-spined glass perchlet Perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis macleayi native Macleay's glass perchlet Macleay's perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis macracanthus native Estuarine glass perchlet Estuarine perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis miops native Flag-tailed glass perchlet Flag-tailed perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis nalua native Scalloped perchlet Scalloped perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenia native Banded-tail glassy perchlet  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis vachellii native Vachelli's glass perchlet  
Perciformes Terapontidae Amniataba affinis endemic Tiger grunter  
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineus introduced Climbing perch Climbing perch 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bicolor bicolor native Indonesian shortfin eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bicolor pacifica native Indian short-finned eel Indian short-finned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla interioris native Highlands long-finned eel New Guinea eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Giant long-finned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla megastoma native Polynesian longfinned eel Pacific long-finned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscura native Pacific shortfinned eel Pacific short-finned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla reinhardtii native Speckled longfin eel  
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius biocellatus native Brackishwater frogfish Brackishwater frogfish 
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon amboinensis native Amboina cardinalfish Amboina cardinalfish 
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon hyalosoma native Humpbacked cardinalfish Humpbacked cardinalfish 
Perciformes Apogonidae Archamia buruensis native Buru cardinalfish Buru cardinalfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius macrorhynchus native Sharp-nosed catfish Sharp-nosed catfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Arrhamphus sclerolepis sclerolepis native Northern snubnose garfish Snub-nosed garfish 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Aseraggodes klunzingeri native Tailed sole  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous acritosus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous melanocephalus native Largesnout goby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Belobranchus belobranchus native Throat-spine gudgeon Throat-spine gudgeon 
Perciformes Gobiidae Boleophthalmus boddarti native Boddart's goggle-eyed goby Boddart's goggle-eyed goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus strigogenys native Striped-cheek gudgeon Striped-cheek gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus zonatus native Barred gudgeon  
Perciformes Gobiidae Brachyamblyopus brachysoma native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Brustiarius nox endemic Comb-gilled catfish Comb-gilled catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Brustiarius solidus native Hard-palate catfish Hard-plate catfish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Bunaka gyrinoides native Greenback gauvina Green-backed gauvina 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis amboinensis native Olive flathead-gudgeon Olive flathead-gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butis native Duckbill sleeper Crimson-tipped gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis melanostigma native Black-spotted gudgeon  
Perciformes Gobiidae Caragobius urolepis native Scaleless worm goby  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx sexfasciatus native Bigeye trevally Babakulan 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark Bull shark 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus goldiei native Goldie river mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus plicatilis native Lobed river mullet Goldie river mullet 
Perciformes Channidae Channa striata introduced Snakehead murrel  
Gonorynchiformes Chanidae Chanos chanos native Milkfish  
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Chilatherina axelrodi endemic Axelrod's rainbowfish Axelrod's rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Chilatherina bulolo endemic Bulolo rainbowfish  
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Chilatherina campsi endemic Highlands rainbowfish Highlands rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Chilatherina crassispinosa native Silver rainbowfish Stiff-rayed rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Chilatherina fasciata native Barred rainbowfish Barred rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Chilatherina lorentzii native Lorentz's rainbowfish Lorentz' rainbowfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cinetodus carinatus native Comb-spined catfish Comb-spined catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cinetodus crassilabris endemic Thick-lipped catfish Thick-lipped catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cinetodus froggatti native Small-mouthed salmon catfish Frogatt's catfish 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias batrachus introduced Walking catfish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Clupeoides papuensis native Papuan river sprat Toothed river-herring 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Clupeoides venulosus native West Irian river sprat River sprat 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cochlefelis danielsi native Daniel's catfish Daniel's catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cochlefelis spatula native Duckbilled catfish Duck-billed catfish 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus kailolae endemic Kailola's hardyhead  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus lacustris endemic Kutubu hardyhead Kutubu hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus nouhuysi native Mountain hardyhead  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus pimatuae endemic Pima hardyhead Pima hardyhead 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Craterocephalus randi native Kubuna hardyhead Kubuna River hardyhead 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Crenimugil heterocheilos native Half fringelip mullet Fringe-lipped mullet 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus heterolepis native Freshwater tongue sole  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Datnioididae Datnioides campbelli native   
Perciformes Datnioididae Datnioides polota native  Four-banded triple-tail 
Perciformes Ambassidae Denariusa bandata native Pennyfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Drombus globiceps native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris aquadulcis endemic Freshwater gudgeon  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Brown gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris margaritacea native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma native Broadhead sleeper Black gudgeon 
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus polystigma native White-dotted grouper  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Escualosa thoracata native White sardine Deep-bodied herring 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish Mosquitofish 
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres filamentosus native Whipfin silverbiddy Threadfin silver-biddy 
Perciformes Apogonidae Glossamia abo native   
Perciformes Apogonidae Glossamia aprion native Mouth almighty Mouth almighty 
Perciformes Apogonidae Glossamia gjellerupi native Gjellerup's mouth almighty Gjellerup's cardinalfish 
Perciformes Apogonidae Glossamia narindica endemic Slender mouth almighty Slender mouth almighty 
Perciformes Apogonidae Glossamia sandei native Sande's mouth almighty  
Perciformes Apogonidae Glossamia trifasciata native Three-barred mouth almighty  
Perciformes Apogonidae Glossamia wichmanni native Wichmann's mouth almighty Wichmann's cardinalfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius aureus native Golden tank goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius bicirrhosus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius brunnoides native Dusky mountain goby Dusky mountain goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius bulmeri native Bulmer's goby Bulmer's goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius celebius native Celebes goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius circumspectus native Circumspect goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius coatesi endemic Coates' goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius concavifrons native Concave goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby Flat-headed goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius koragensis native Koragu tank goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius torrentis endemic White water goby  
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Glossolepis maculosus endemic Spotted rainbowfish Spotted rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Glossolepis multisquamata native Sepik rainbowfish Rosy rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Glossolepis ramuensis endemic Ramu rainbowfish Ramu rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Glossolepis wanamensis endemic Lake Wanam rainbowfish Lake Wanam rainbowfish 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Glyphis glyphis native Speartooth shark Speartooth shark 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiopterus semivestita native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gymnoamblyopus novaeguineae native   
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax polyuranodon native Freshwater moray Freshwater moray 
Siluriformes Ariidae Hemiarius dioctes native Warrior catfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Hemigobius hoevenii native   
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus adamsoni endemic Adamson's grunter Adamson's grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus fuliginosus questionable Black bream Sooty grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus habbemai native Mountain grunter  
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus komaensis native   
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus obtusifrons native  Striped grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus raymondi endemic Raymond's grunter Ray Moore's grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus roemeri questionable Röemer's grunter Romer's grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus transmontanus endemic Sepik grunter Northern grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Hephaestus trimaculatus endemic Threespot grunter Threespot grunter 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Herklotsichthys castelnaui native Castelnau's herring  
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Himantura chaophraya native Freshwater whipray  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys heptagonus native Belly pipefish Reticulated freshwater pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys penicillus native Beady pipefish Steep-nosed pipefish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris compressa native Empire gudgeon Australian carp-gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris guentheri native   
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Iriatherina werneri native Threadfin rainbowfish  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Johnius australis native Bottlenose jewfish  
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Kiunga ballochi endemic Glass blue-eye Glass blue-eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Kiunga bleheri native   
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata native Dark-margined flagtail Spotted flagtail 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Rock flagtail 
Perciformes Kurtidae Kurtus gulliveri native Nurseryfish Nurseryfish 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Lamnostoma kampeni native Freshwater snake-eel  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Lamnostoma mindora native   
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer native Barramundi Barramundi 
Perciformes Leiognathidae Leiognathus equulus native Common ponyfish Common ponyfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Lentipes venustus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Lentipes watsoni native   
Perciformes Leptobramidae Leptobrama muelleri native Beachsalmon Beach salmon 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza alata native Diamond mullet Basket mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza macrolepis native Largescale mullet Large-scaled mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza melinoptera native Otomebora mullet Cream mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza parmata native Broad-mouthed mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza subviridis native Greenback mullet Green back mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza tade native Tade mullet Rock mullet 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus argentimaculatus native Mangrove red snapper Mangrove jack 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus fuscescens native Freshwater snapper Dusky snapper 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus goldiei endemic Papuan black snapper Papuan black bass 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus maxweberi native Pygmy snapper Pygmy snapper 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Marilyna pleurosticta native   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon Bunpis 
Perciformes Blenniidae Meiacanthus anema native Threadless blenny Threadless blenny 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia affinis native New Guinea rainbowfish Red-finned rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia caerulea native Blue rainbowfish Blue rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia goldiei native Goldie River rainbowfish Gold-line rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi endemic Lake Tebera rainbowfish Lake Tebera rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia iris endemic Strickland rainbowfish Strickland rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia lacustris endemic Lake Kutubu rainbowfish Lake Kutubu rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia maccullochi native Macculloch's rainbowfish McCulloch's rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia monticola endemic Mountain rainbowfish Mountain rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia mubiensis native Mubi rainbowfish Mubi rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia oktediensis endemic Oktedi rainbowfish Oktedi rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia papuae endemic Papuan rainbowfish Papua rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia parkinsoni endemic Parkinson's rainbowfish Parkinson's rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia pimaensis endemic Pima River rainbowfish  
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia sexlineata endemic Fly River rainbowfish Fly River rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia splendida rubrostriata native Red-striped rainbowfish Red-striped rainbowfish 
Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae Melanotaenia sylvatica native   
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes argenteus native Silver grunter Silver grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes cancellatus native Tapiroid grunter Tapiroid grunter 
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes iravi native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish Short-tailed pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus millepunctatus native Shorttail pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brevidorsalis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis leiaspis native Barhead pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis manadensis native Menado pipefish Menado pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis mento native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis retzii native Ragged-tail pipefish Ragged-tail pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis spinachioides endemic Spinach pipefish Spinach pipefish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda aurifodinae native Northern mogurnda  
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda cingulata native Banded mogurnda  
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda furva endemic Black mogurnda Black mogurnda 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda kutubuensis endemic Lake Kutubu mogurnda  
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda lineata endemic Kokoda mogurnda Kokoda mogurnda 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda maccuneae endemic  Iriguabi 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda malsmithi native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda mogurnda native Northern trout gudgeon Purple-spotted gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda mosa endemic  Mosa 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda orientalis endemic Eastern mogurnda Eastern mogurnda 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda pulchra endemic Moresby mogurnda  
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda spilota endemic Blotched mogurnda Blotched mogurnda 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda variegata endemic Variegated mogurnda Variegated mogurnda 
Perciformes Eleotridae Mogurnda vitta endemic Striped mogurnda Striped mogurnda 
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony Silver moonfish 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Waloya 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius duospilus native Dual-spotted goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius filifer native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius fusculus native Obscure goby One-thread goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius rambaiae native Queen of Siam goby  
Siluriformes Ariidae Nedystoma dayi native Day's catfish Day's catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Nedystoma novaeguineae native Spoon-snouted catfish Spoon-snouted catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Nemapteryx augusta endemic Short barbelled catfish Short-barbelled catfish 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Nematalosa erebi native Australian river gizzard shad Australian river gizzard shad 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Nematalosa flyensis endemic Fly river gizzard shad Fly river gizzard shad 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Nematalosa papuensis endemic Strickland river gizzard shad Strickland River herring 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius berneyi native Berney's catfish Berney's catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius coatesi endemic Coates' catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius graeffei native Lesser salmon catfish Salmon catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius latirostris native Broad-snouted catfish Broad-snouted catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius leptaspis native Salmon catfish Triangular-shield catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius taylori native Taylor's catfish Taylor's catfish 
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius utarus native Northern rivers catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Neoarius velutinus native Papillate catfish Papillate catfish 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus ater native Narrowfront tandan Narrow-fronted tandan 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus brevidorsalis native Shortfin tandan Short-finned tandan 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus coatesi native   
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus equinus native Southern tandan Gjellerup's tandan 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus gjellerupi endemic Northern tandan Coates' tandan 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus idenburgi native Idenburg tandan Idenburg River tandan 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Neosilurus novaeguineae native New Guinea tandan  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Nibea soldado native Soldier croaker Silver jewfish 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Nibea squamosa native Scale croaker  
Perciformes Gobiidae Oligolepis acutipennis native Sharptail goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Oligolepis stomias native   
Siluriformes Plotosidae Oloplotosus luteus endemic Pale yellow tandan Pale yellow tandan 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Oloplotosus mariae native Maria's tandan  
Siluriformes Plotosidae Oloplotosus torobo endemic Kutubu tandan Kutubu tandan 
Perciformes Blenniidae Omobranchus ferox native Gossamer blenny Gossamer blenny 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Rainbow trout 
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophieleotris aporos native Snakehead gudgeon Snake-headed gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophiocara porocephala native Northern mud gudgeon Spangled gudgeon 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon bengalense native Bengal eel One-gilled eel 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon gutturale native Australian swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Tilapia 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy introduced Giant gourami Giant gouramy 
Perciformes Gobiidae Oxuderces wirzi native Wirz's goby Wirz's goby 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris aruensis native Aru gudgeon Aru Island gudgeon 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris caeca endemic  Ihaaribi 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris fimbriata native Fimbriate gudgeon Rough-scaled loter 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris herwerdenii native Blackbanded gauvina Black-banded gauvina 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris heterodon native Sentani gudgeon Bigmaus 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris lineolata native Sleepy cod Black-banded loter 
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris nullipora native Poreless gudgeon  
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris paucipora native Fewpored gudgeon  
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris urophthalmus native   
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis confinis native Sepik glass perchlet Sepik River perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis gulliveri native Giant glassfish Giant river perchlet 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Pardachirus poropterus native Estuary sole  
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus argentilineatus native Barred mudskipper Barred mudskipper 
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis native New Guinea mudskipper  
Characiformes Characidae Piaractus brachypomus introduced Pirapitinga  
Perciformes Terapontidae Pingalla lorentzi native Lorentz's grunter Lorentz's grunter 
Siluriformes Ariidae Plicofollis polystaphylodon native Mozambique sea catfish  
Siluriformes Plotosidae Plotosus canius native Gray eel-catfish Grey catfish-eel 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Plotosus papuensis native Papuan eel-catfish Papuan catfish-eel 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Guppy 
Perciformes Polynemidae Polydactylus macrochir native King threadfin Longfinned threadfin 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Porochilus meraukensis native Merauke tandan Merauke River catfish 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Porochilus obbesi native Obbes' catfish Obbes' catfish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Prionobutis microps native Small-eyed loter Small-eyed loter 
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdon native Largetooth sawfish Sawfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudogobius poicilosoma native   
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil connieae endemic Popondetta blue-eye Popondetta blue-eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil furcatus endemic Forktail rainbowfish Forktail blue-eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil gertrudae native Spotted blue-eye Gertrude's blue-eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil inconspicuus native Inconspicuous blue-eye Tiny blue-eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil novaeguineae native New Guinea blue-eye New Guinea blue-eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil paludicola native Swamp blue-eye  
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil paskai endemic Paska's blue-eye Paska's blue-eye 
Atheriniformes Pseudomugilidae Pseudomugil tenellus native Delicate blue-eye  
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  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Rhinomugil nasutus native Shark mullet Mud mullet 
Perciformes Rhyacichthyidae Rhyacichthys aspro native Loach goby Loach goby 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout Brown trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis introduced Brook trout Brook trout 
Perciformes Scatophagidae Scatophagus argus native Spotted scat Spotted scat 
Perciformes Gobiidae Schismatogobius bruynisi native   
Osteoglossiformes Osteoglossidae Scleropages jardinii native Australian bonytongue Jardine's barramundi 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Setipinna tenuifilis native Common hairfin anchovy Hairfin anchovy 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus cynocephalus native Cleft-lipped goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus longifilis native Threadfin goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus macrostetholepis questionable   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus micrurus native Clinging goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus ouwensi questionable Ouwen's goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopus discordipinnis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopus zosterophorum native   
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago Northern whiting 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius alleni native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius beauforti native Beaufort's goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius genivittatus native Chinstripe goby Chin-band goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius hoesei native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius laterisquamatus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius psilosinionus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius watsoni native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon atratus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon birdsong native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon elegans native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon larson native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon rutilaureus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon semoni native   
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Stolephorus indicus native Indian anchovy Indian anchovy 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Stolephorus waitei native Spotty-face anchovy  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura krefftii native Long tom Freshwater long-tom 
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura strongylura native Spottail needlefish Spottail needlefish 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Synaptura villosa native Velvety sole Velvety sole 
Perciformes Gobiidae Taenioides anguillaris native Eel worm goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Taenioides cirratus native Bearded worm goby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Tateurndina ocellicauda endemic Peacock gudgeon Peacock-eye gudgeon 
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon Dogigi 
Perciformes Ambassidae Tetracentrum apogonoides endemic Four-spined glass perchlet Four-spined perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Tetracentrum caudovittatus endemic Kokoda glass perchlet Kokoda glass perchlet 
Perciformes Ambassidae Tetracentrum honessi endemic Honess' glass perchlet Honess' perchlet 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon erythrotaenia native Red-striped toadfish  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Thryssa rastrosa endemic Fly river thryssa  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Thryssa scratchleyi native New Guinea thryssa Freshwater anchovy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes chatareus native Largescale archerfish  
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes jaculatrix native Banded archerfish  
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes lorentzi native Primitive archerfish  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster pectoralis introduced Snakeskin gourami Snakeskin gouramy 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster trichopterus introduced Three spot gourami Three-spot gouramy 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil buchanani native Bluetail mullet Waloya 
Perciformes Terapontidae Variichthys lacustris endemic Lake grunter Lake grunter 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail Swordtail 
Perciformes Gobiidae Zappa confluentus native New Guinea slender mudskipper  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus caudovittatus native Long-jawed river garfish Long-jawed river-garfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus dispar native Feathered river-garfish Feathered river-garfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus kampeni native Sepik River halfbeak Sepik River halfbeak 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus novaeguineae native Fly River garfish Fly river-garfish 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus robertsi endemic Robert's river garfish Robert's 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.