List of Freshwater Fishes for Paraguay

Number of freshwater fish species: 258 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 Anostomidae Abramites hypselonotus native Marbled headstander Per-dofolha 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aequidens plagiozonatus misidentification   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus inermis native Manduba  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus militaris native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Anadoras weddellii native  Iagivá 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus dubius native  Pirambocaya 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus hoplogenys native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus pirareta native  Pirambocaya 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus piriformis native  Pirambocaya 
Characiformes Parodontidae Apareiodon affinis native Darter characine Piki 
Characiformes Characidae Aphyocharax anisitsi native Bloodfin tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Aphyocharax dentatus native   
Characiformes Characidae Aphyocharax nattereri native   
Characiformes Characidae Aphyocharax paraguayensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Aphyocharax rathbuni native Redflank bloodfin  
Perciformes Cichlidae Apistogramma borellii native Umbrella cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Apistogramma commbrae native Corumba cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Apistogramma trifasciata native   
Gymnotiformes Apteronotidae Apteronotus albifrons native Black ghost  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astronotus crassipinnis native   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax asuncionensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax bimaculatus questionable Twospot astyanax  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax eigenmanniorum native   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax paraguayensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax pelegrini native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus nigripinnis native   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus osteomystax native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Australoheros facetus misidentification Chameleon cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Australoheros guarani native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Austrolebias nigripinnis native Blackfin pearlfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Austrolebias patriciae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Austrolebias vandenbergi native   
Characiformes Characidae Brachychalcinus retrospina native   
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus beebei native   
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus draco native   
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus native   
Characiformes Characidae Brycon hilarii native   
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus exodon native   
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus stramineus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Bujurquina vittata native Banded acara  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Bunocephalus doriae native   
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Bunocephalus iheringii native   
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Bunocephalus rugosus native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Callichthys callichthys native Cascarudo  
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Catathyridium jenynsii native  Lenguado 
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Catathyridium lorentzii native  Lenguado 
Siluriformes Cetopsidae Cetopsis gobioides native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Chaetobranchopsis australis native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Characidium etzeli native   
Characiformes Crenuchidae Characidium laterale native   
Characiformes Characidae Charax condei misidentification   
Characiformes Characidae Charax leticiae native   
Characiformes Characidae Charax stenopterus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichla piquiti introduced   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma bimaculatum misidentification Black acara  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma dimerus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma pusillum endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Cnesterodon raddai native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras aeneus native Bronze corydoras  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras aurofrenatus native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras diphyes native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras ellisae native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras paleatus native Peppered corydoras  
Characiformes Characidae Creagrutus meridionalis native   
Characiformes Characidae Creagrutus paraguayensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla lepidota native Pike cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla niederleinii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla semifasciata native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla vittata native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Curimatella dorsalis native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Curimatopsis myersi native   
Characiformes Characidae Cynopotamus argenteus native   
Characiformes Characidae Cynopotamus kincaidi native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax gillii native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax modestus native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax platanus native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax saladensis native Rosy curimata  
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax spilotus native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Cyphocharax voga native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Siluriformes Doradidae Doras eigenmanni native   
Gymnotiformes Sternopygidae Eigenmannia trilineata native   
Gymnotiformes Sternopygidae Eigenmannia virescens native Glass knifefish  
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Epapterus dispilurus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Farlowella hahni native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Farlowella paraguayensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Galeocharax humeralis native   
Characiformes Characidae Gymnocorymbus ternetzi misidentification Black tetra  
Perciformes Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus balzanii native Argentine humphead  
Perciformes Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus caaguazuensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus rhabdotus misidentification Stripefin eartheater  
Perciformes Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus setequedas native   
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus carapo native Banded knifefish  
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus inaequilabiatus native   
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus pantanal native   
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus paraguensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus mahnerti native   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus marginatus misidentification   
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus tridens native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hemiloricaria aurata native   
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus orthonops native   
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Hemiodus semitaeniatus native Halfline hemiodus  
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Hemisorubim platyrhynchos native Porthole shovelnose catfish  
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Homodiaetus anisitsi native   
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplias malabaricus native Trahira  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Hoplosternum littorale native Hassar  
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon anisitsi native Buenos Aires tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon arianae native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon elachys native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon eques native Jewel tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon guarani native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon luetkenii native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon procerus native   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon pytai native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypoptopoma inexspectatum native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus albopunctatus questionable   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus boulengeri native  Cascarudo 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus cochliodon native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus commersoni native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus cordovae questionable   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus derbyi questionable   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus dlouhyi native  Cascarudo 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus itacua questionable   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus latifrons native  Cascarudo 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus latirostris native  Cascarudo 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus margaritifer questionable   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus microstomus native  Cascarudo 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus paulinus questionable   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus piratatu native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus regani native  Cascarudo 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus ternetzi native  Cascarudo 
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Iheringichthys labrosus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Iheringichthys megalops endemic   
Characiformes Characidae Knodus moenkhausii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Laetacara dorsigera native Redbreast acara Cará-bobo 
Lepidosireniformes Lepidosirenidae Lepidosiren paradoxa native South American lungfish  
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporellus vittatus native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus obtusidens native   
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus striatus native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Lepthoplosternum pectorale native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Loricaria apeltogaster native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Loricaria simillima native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Loricariichthys labialis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Loricariichthys platymetopon native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Loricariichthys rostratus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Luciopimelodus pati native Pati  
Characiformes Characidae Markiana nigripinnis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Megalancistrus parananus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Megalebias monstrosus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Megalonema pauciradiatum endemic   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Megalonema platanum native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Mesonauta festivus native Flag cichlid  
Characiformes Characidae Metynnis maculatus questionable Spotted metynnis  
Characiformes Characidae Metynnis mola native   
Characiformes Characidae Metynnis otuquensis native   
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Microglanis carlae native   
Characiformes Characidae Mimagoniates barberi native   
Characiformes Characidae Mixobrycon ribeiroi native   
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia dichroura native Bandtail tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia intermedia native   
Characiformes Characidae Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae native Redeye tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Myleus levis native   
Characiformes Characidae Myleus tiete native   
Characiformes Characidae Mylossoma duriventre native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Neofundulus ornatipinnis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Neofundulus paraguayensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Odontostilbe paraguayensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Odontostilbe pequira native   
Characiformes Characidae Oligosarcus paranensis native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Otocinclus mimulus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Otocinclus vestitus native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Otocinclus vittatus native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Oxydoras kneri native  Itagua-pochih 
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Papiliolebias bitteri native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Paraloricaria agastor native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Parapimelodus valenciennis native   
Siluriformes Trichomycteridae Paravandellia oxyptera native Pantanal parasitic catfish Sumbichuga 
Characiformes Parodontidae Parodon carrikeri native   
Characiformes Parodontidae Parodon nasus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phalloceros caudimaculatus native Dusky millions fish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phalloceros harpagos native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phalloptychus januarius native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallotorynus dispilos native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallotorynus jucundus questionable   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallotorynus psittakos native  Piky 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallotorynus victoriae native  Piky 
Characiformes Characidae Phenacogaster tegatus native   
Characiformes Characidae Piabarchus analis native   
Characiformes Characidae Piabarchus torrenticola native   
Characiformes Characidae Piabina argentea native   
Characiformes Characidae Piabucus melanostoma native   
Characiformes Characidae Piaractus mesopotamicus native Pacu  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella griffini native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella laticeps native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella mucosa endemic   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Pimelodella parva endemic   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pimelodus ornatus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pinirampus pirinampu native Flatwhiskered catfish  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Plagioscion ternetzi native Freshwater croaker  
Siluriformes Doradidae Platydoras armatulus native Southern striped raphael Itagwa 
Characiformes Characidae Poptella paraguayensis native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Potamorhina squamoralevis native   
Beloniformes Belonidae Potamorrhaphis eigenmanni native   
Rajiformes Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon brachyura native Short-tailed river stingray  
Rajiformes Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon falkneri native Largespot river stingray Raya 
Rajiformes Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon motoro native Ocellate river stingray  
Rajiformes Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon schuhmacheri native  Raya 
Characiformes Characidae Prionobrama paraguayensis native   
Characiformes Prochilodontidae Prochilodus lineatus native Streaked prochilod Sábalo 
Characiformes Curimatidae Psectrogaster curviventris native   
Characiformes Characidae Psellogrammus kennedyi native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pseudohemiodon laticeps native   
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Pseudopimelodus mangurus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pseudoplatystoma corruscans native Spotted sorubim  
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum questionable Barred sorubim  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Pterobunocephalus depressus native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Pterodoras granulosus native Granulated catfish Itagivá 
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Pterolebias longipinnis native Longfin killie  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys anisitsi native Snow pleco Guaimingué 
Characiformes Characidae Pygocentrus nattereri native Red piranha  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Pyrrhulina australis native   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelen native  Ñurundiá 
Characiformes Cynodontidae Rhaphiodon vulpinus native Biara Pirayagua 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Rhinelepis strigosa native   
Siluriformes Doradidae Rhinodoras dorbignyi native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Rineloricaria fallax misidentification   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Rineloricaria parva native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus punctatus native   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides descalvadensis native  Dientudo 
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides microlepis native  Dientudo 
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides paranensis native Parana scale-eating characin Dientudo 
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides prognathus native  Dientudo 
Characiformes Characidae Salminus brasiliensis native Jaw characin  
Perciformes Cichlidae Satanoperca pappaterra native Pantanal eartheater Pantanal eartheater 
Characiformes Anostomidae Schizodon isognathus native   
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Scleromystax macropterus native Sailfin corydoras  
Siluriformes Scoloplacidae Scoloplax distolothrix native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrapinnus calliurus native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrapinnus heterodon native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrapinnus kriegi native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrapinnus microdon native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmus maculatus native   
Characiformes Characidae Serrasalmus marginatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Simpsonichthys chacoensis endemic   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Sorubim lima native Duckbill catfish  
Characiformes Curimatidae Steindachnerina biornata native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Steindachnerina brevipinna native   
Characiformes Curimatidae Steindachnerina conspersa native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Sturisoma robustum native   
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratus native Marbled swamp eel  
Characiformes Gasteropelecidae Thoracocharax stellatus native Spotfin hatchetfish  
Siluriformes Doradidae Trachydoras paraguayensis native  Armado 
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Trigonectes aplocheiloides endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Trigonectes balzanii native   
Characiformes Characidae Triportheus pantanensis native   
Characiformes Characidae Xenurobrycon macropus native   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Zungaro jahu questionable   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Zungaro zungaro questionable Gilded catfish  

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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.