List of Freshwater Fishes for Philippines

Number of freshwater fish species: 308

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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Family Scientific Name FB Name Name Status
Sparidae Acanthopagrus berda Picnic seabream  Bitilya native
Ambassidae Ambassis gymnocephalus Bald glassy  Langarai native
Ambassidae Ambassis interrupta Long-spined glass perchlet  Langaray native
Ambassidae Ambassis macracanthus Estuarine glass perchlet   native
Ambassidae Ambassis nalua Scalloped perchlet   native
Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenia Banded-tail glassy perchlet   native
Anabantidae Anabas testudineus Climbing perch  Liwalo native
Anguillidae Anguilla australis australis Shortfin eel  Igat native
Anguillidae Anguilla bicolor bicolor Indonesian shortfin eel  Igat native
Anguillidae Anguilla bicolor pacifica Indian short-finned eel  Igat native
Anguillidae Anguilla celebesensis Celebes longfin eel  Igat native
Anguillidae Anguilla japonica Japanese eel  Japanese eel native
Anguillidae Anguilla malgumora Indonesian longfinned eel   native
Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata Giant mottled eel  Igat native
Antennariidae Antennarius biocellatus Brackishwater frogfish   native
Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus panchax Blue panchax  Killie native
Apogonidae Apogon hyalosoma Humpbacked cardinalfish  Dangat native
Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis Bighead carp   introduced
Ariidae Arius dispar  Sea catfish native
Ariidae Arius leptaspis Salmon catfish   native
Ariidae Arius magatensis   endemic
Ariidae Arius manillensis  Sea catfish endemic
Ariidae Arius subrostratus Shovelnose sea catfish  Short nosed catfish native
Ariidae Arius sumatranus Goat catfish   native
Rivulidae Austrolebias nigripinnis Blackfin pearlfish   introduced
Gobiidae Awaous grammepomus Scribbled goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Awaous litturatus   native
Gobiidae Awaous melanocephalus Largesnout goby  Biang bato native
Gobiidae Awaous ocellaris  Bia native
Cyprinidae Barbodes collingwoodii   questionable
Cyprinidae Barbonymus gonionotus Java barb  Tawes introduced
Gobiidae Bathygobius fuscus Dusky frillgoby  Bia native
Eleotridae Belobranchus belobranchus Throat-spine gudgeon  Batingulo native
Gobiidae Boleophthalmus boddarti Boddart's goggle-eyed goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Brachygobius aggregatus Schooling bumblebee goby  Bia native
Eleotridae Bunaka gyrinoides Greenback gauvina   native
Eleotridae Bunaka pinguis  Boto-bot native
Eleotridae Butis amboinensis Olive flathead-gudgeon  Biyang sunog native
Eleotridae Butis butis Duckbill sleeper  Pasel native
Eleotridae Butis gymnopomus   native
Eleotridae Butis koilomatodon Mud sleeper   native
Gobiidae Caecogobius cryptophthalmus   endemic
Gobiidae Calamiana illota   native
Gobiidae Callogobius hasseltii Hasselt's goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Caragobius urolepis Scaleless worm goby  Bia native
Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus Goldfish  Tawes introduced
Cyprinidae Carassius carassius Crucian carp  Wild goldfish introduced
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark  Pating native
Cyprinidae Catla catla Catla   introduced
Mugilidae Cestraeus goldiei Goldie river mullet  Banak native
Mugilidae Cestraeus oxyrhyncus Sharp-nosed river mullet  Banak native
Mugilidae Cestraeus plicatilis Lobed river mullet   native
Channidae Channa maculata   native
Channidae Channa melasoma Black snakehead   native
Channidae Channa striata Snakehead murrel  Anak dalag native
Chanidae Chanos chanos Milkfish  Bangus native
Cyprinidae Cirrhinus cirrhosus Mrigal   introduced
Clariidae Clarias batrachus Walking catfish  Hitong batukan introduced
Clariidae Clarias fuscus Whitespotted clarias   native
Clariidae Clarias gariepinus North African catfish   introduced
Clariidae Clarias macrocephalus Broadhead catfish  Hito native
Clariidae Clarias meladerma Blackskin catfish   native
Clariidae Clarias nieuhofii   native
Characidae Colossoma macropomum Tambaqui   introduced
Mugilidae Crenimugil heterocheilos Half fringelip mullet  Banak native
Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp   not established
Cyprinidae Cyclocheilichthys armatus   native
Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus puncticeps Speckled tonguesole  Ararali native
Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio Common carp  Karpa introduced
Hemiramphidae Dermogenys palawanensis   native
Hemiramphidae Dermogenys pusilla Wrestling halfbeak  Needle gar native
Hemiramphidae Dermogenys robertsi   native
Syngnathidae Doryichthys boaja Long-snouted pipefish   native
Syngnathidae Doryichthys martensii   native
Muraenidae Echidna rhodochilus   native
Eleotridae Eleotris acanthopoma   native
Eleotridae Eleotris fusca Dusky sleeper  Batingulo native
Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma Broadhead sleeper  Ipon native
Elopidae Elops hawaiensis Hawaiian ladyfish  Bid-bid native
Serranidae Epinephelus polystigma White-dotted grouper  Lapu lapu native
Gobiidae Eugnathogobius oligactis   native
Gobiidae Favonigobius reichei Indo-Pacific tropical sand goby  Bia native
Fundulidae Fundulus heteroclitus heteroclitus Mummichog   introduced
Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish  Isdang canal introduced
Gobiidae Glossogobius aureus Golden tank goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Glossogobius bicirrhosus  Bia native
Gobiidae Glossogobius celebius Celebes goby  Biyang bato native
Gobiidae Glossogobius circumspectus  Bia native
Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris Tank goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Glossogobius obscuripinnis   native
Carcharhinidae Glyphis gangeticus Ganges shark   questionable
Gobiidae Gnatholepis volcanus   native
Gobiidae Gobiopterus brachypterus  Bia native
Gobiidae Gobiopterus lacustris Lacustrine goby  Dulong endemic
Gobiidae Gobiopterus stellatus   endemic
Kraemeriidae Gobitrichinotus radiocularis   native
Phallostethidae Gulaphallus bikolanus   native
Phallostethidae Gulaphallus eximius   native
Phallostethidae Gulaphallus falcifer   native
Phallostethidae Gulaphallus mirabilis   native
Muraenidae Gymnothorax polyuranodon Freshwater moray   native
Cyprinidae Hampala lopezi  Manumbok native
Helostomatidae Helostoma temminkii Kissing gourami  Kissing gourami introduced
Gobiidae Hemigobius hoevenii  Bia native
Ariidae Hemipimelodus manillensis   native
Syngnathidae Hippichthys heptagonus Belly pipefish  Dagum-dagum native
Syngnathidae Hippichthys penicillus Beady pipefish   native
Siluridae Hito taytayensis  Hito endemic
Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp  Babangan not established
Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus quoyi Quoy's garfish  Bugiw native
Loricariidae Hypostomus plecostomus Suckermouth catfish  Plecostomus introduced
Eleotridae Hypseleotris agilis  Bagong lipunan endemic
Eleotridae Hypseleotris bipartita  Maringyan endemic
Eleotridae Hypseleotris cyprinoides Tropical carp-gudgeon   native
Eleotridae Hypseleotris everetti   native
Eleotridae Hypseleotris pangel   native
Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish  Channel catfish introduced
Sciaenidae Johnius borneensis Sharpnose hammer croaker  Alakaak native
Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata Dark-margined flagtail  Damagan native
Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris Rock flagtail  Damagan native
Cyprinidae Labeo rohita Rohu  Rohu introduced
Ophichthidae Lamnostoma mindora   native
Ophichthidae Lamnostoma taylori   native
Leiognathidae Leiognathus dussumieri Dussumier's ponyfish  Sapsap native
Leiognathidae Leiognathus equulus Common ponyfish  Sap-sap native
Terapontidae Leiopotherapon plumbeus  Bagaong native
Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus Green sunfish   introduced
Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill  Sunfish introduced
Loricariidae Liposarcus disjunctivus Vermiculated sailfin catfish   introduced
Loricariidae Liposarcus pardalis Amazon sailfin catfish   introduced
Mugilidae Liza macrolepis Largescale mullet  Talilong native
Mugilidae Liza melinoptera Otomebora mullet  Araran native
Mugilidae Liza parmata Broad-mouthed mullet  Banak native
Mugilidae Liza subviridis Greenback mullet  Aligasin native
Mugilidae Liza vaigiensis Squaretail mullet  Bunti native
Lutjanidae Lutjanus argentimaculatus Mangrove red snapper  Isu native
Lutjanidae Lutjanus ehrenbergii Blackspot snapper  Maya-maya native
Lutjanidae Lutjanus fuscescens Freshwater snapper  Aluman native
Lutjanidae Lutjanus maxweberi Pygmy snapper  Aha-an native
Cyprinidae Mandibularca resinus  Baga˝gan endemic
Gobiidae Mangarinus waterousi  Bia native
Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides Indo-Pacific tarpon  Buan buan native
Blenniidae Meiacanthus anema Threadless blenny   native
Terapontidae Mesopristes argenteus Silver grunter   native
Terapontidae Mesopristes cancellatus Tapiroid grunter  Bagaong native
Terapontidae Mesopristes iravi   native
Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus Short-tailed pipefish  Dagum-dagum native
Syngnathidae Microphis jagorii   native
Syngnathidae Microphis leiaspis Barhead pipefish  Dagum-dagum native
Syngnathidae Microphis manadensis Menado pipefish   native
Syngnathidae Microphis mento  Dagum-dagum native
Syngnathidae Microphis pleurostictus   endemic
Syngnathidae Microphis retzii Ragged-tail pipefish  Dagum-dagum native
Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides Largemouth bass   introduced
Apogonidae Mionorus bombonensis   native
Cobitidae Misgurnus anguillicaudatus Oriental weatherfish  Dojo introduced
Gobiidae Mistichthys luzonensis  Sinarapan endemic
Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus Silver moony  Bayang native
Synbranchidae Monopterus albus Swamp eel   native
Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Flathead mullet  Aguas native
Gobiidae Mugilogobius cagayanensis   endemic
Muraenesocidae Muraenesox cinereus Daggertooth pike conger  Ubod native
Cyprinidae Nematabramis alestes   native
Cyprinidae Nematabramis everetti   questionable
Cyprinidae Nematabramis verecundus   endemic
Phallostethidae Neostethus bicornis   native
Phallostethidae Neostethus borneensis   native
Phallostethidae Neostethus ctenophorus   native
Phallostethidae Neostethus robertsi   native
Phallostethidae Neostethus thessa   native
Phallostethidae Neostethus villadolidi   native
Tetrarogidae Neovespicula depressifrons Leaf goblinfish   native
Hemiramphidae Nomorhamphus bakeri   native
Hemiramphidae Nomorhamphus manifesta   native
Hemiramphidae Nomorhamphus pectoralis   native
Hemiramphidae Nomorhamphus philippina   endemic
Hemiramphidae Nomorhamphus pinnimaculata   native
Hemiramphidae Nomorhamphus rossi   native
Hemiramphidae Nomorhamphus vivipara   native
Gobiidae Oligolepis acutipennis Sharptail goby  Bia native
Blenniidae Omobranchus ferox Gossamer blenny   native
Eleotridae Ophieleotris aporos Snakehead gudgeon  Palawan native
Eleotridae Ophiocara porocephala Northern mud gudgeon  Matapolo native
Synbranchidae Ophisternon bengalense Bengal eel  Palos native
Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus Blue tilapia  Tilapia introduced
Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus Mozambique tilapia   introduced
Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Nile tilapia  Pla pla introduced
Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus spilurus Sabaki tilapia   introduced
Adrianichthyidae Oryzias luzonensis  Coscosleng native
Cyprinidae Ospatulus palaemophagus   endemic
Cyprinidae Ospatulus truncatulus  Bitungu endemic
Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy Giant gourami  Goramy introduced
Eleotridae Oxyeleotris expatria  Bulokot endemic
Eleotridae Oxyeleotris marmorata Marble goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Pandaka pygmaea Dwarf pygmy goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Pandaka trimaculata  Bia native
Pangasiidae Pangasius hypophthalmus Sutchi catfish   introduced
Soleidae Pardachirus poropterus Estuary sole   native
Eleotridae Parviparma straminea   native
Pristigasteridae Pellona ditchela Indian pellona  Dilat native
Gobiidae Periophthalmus argentilineatus Barred mudskipper  Bia native
Gobiidae Periophthalmus malaccensis  Bia native
Ophichthidae Pisodonophis boro Rice-paddy eel  Boro native
Ophichthidae Pisodonophis cancrivorus Longfin snake-eel   native
Haemulidae Plectorhinchus lineatus Yellowbanded sweetlips  Labian native
Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna Sailfin molly  Bubuntis introduced
Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata Guppy  Guppy introduced
Poeciliidae Poecilia sphenops Molly  Molly introduced
Haemulidae Pomadasys argenteus Silver grunt  Bakoko native
Pristidae Pristis microdon Largetooth sawfish  Barasan native
Pristidae Pristis pectinata Smalltooth sawfish   native
Gobiidae Pseudogobius javanicus  Bia native
Gobiidae Pseudogobius poicilosoma  Bia native
Cyprinidae Puntius amarus  Pait endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius bantolanensis   endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius baoulan  Baoulan endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius binotatus Spotted barb  Pait native
Cyprinidae Puntius cataractae   endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius clemensi  Bagangan endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius disa  Disa endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius flavifuscus  Katapa-tapa endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius hemictenus  Pait endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius herrei   endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius katolo  Katolo endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius lanaoensis  Kandar endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius lindog  Lindog endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius manalak  Manalak endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius manguaoensis   endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius montanoi   endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius pachycheilus   endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius sirang  Sirang endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius tras  Tras endemic
Cyprinidae Puntius tumba  Tumba endemic
Cyprinidae Rasbora argyrotaenia Silver rasbora   native
Cyprinidae Rasbora borapetensis Blackline rasbora  Red tail rasbora native
Cyprinidae Rasbora lateristriata Yellow rasbora   native
Cyprinidae Rasbora philippina Mindanao rasbora   endemic
Cyprinidae Rasbora punctulatus   endemic
Cyprinidae Rasbora semilineata   native
Cyprinidae Rasbora taytayensis   endemic
Gobiidae Redigobius balteatus  Bia native
Gobiidae Redigobius bikolanus Speckled goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Redigobius chrysosoma  Bia native
Gobiidae Redigobius dispar  Bia native
Gobiidae Redigobius roemeri Roemer's goby  Bia native
Gobiidae Redigobius sapangus  Bia native
Gobiidae Redigobius tambujon  Bia native
Gobiidae Rhinogobius bucculentus   native
Gobiidae Rhinogobius carpenteri  Kuchu native
Gobiidae Rhinogobius flavoventris   endemic
Rhyacichthyidae Rhyacichthys aspro Loach goby  Dalapakan native
Hemiramphidae Rhynchorhamphus georgii Long billed half beak  Bugiw native
Clupeidae Sardinella tawilis Freshwater sardinella  Tabagak endemic
Scatophagidae Scatophagus argus Spotted scat  Kikiro native
Gobiidae Schismatogobius bruynisi   native
Gobiidae Schismatogobius deraniyagalai Redneck goby   native
Gobiidae Schismatogobius marmoratus   native
Gobiidae Schismatogobius pallidus   native
Gobiidae Schismatogobius roxasi   native
Osteoglossidae Scleropages formosus Asian bonytongue  Golden arowana native
Leiognathidae Secutor ruconius Deep pugnose ponyfish  Tambong bilog native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus crassus   native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus cynocephalus Cleft-lipped goby   native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus fuliag   native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus lacrymosus  Ipon native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus Bichique   native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus longifilis Threadfin goby   native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus macrostetholepis   native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus micrurus Clinging goby   native
Gobiidae Sicyopterus panayensis   native
Gobiidae Sicyopus auxilimentus   native
Gobiidae Sicyopus cebuensis   native
Gobiidae Sicyopus zosterophorum   native
Sillaginidae Sillago macrolepis Large-scale sillago  Asohos native
Siluridae Silurus palavanensis   endemic
Cyprinidae Spratellicypris palata  Kandar endemic
Gobiidae Stenogobius genivittatus Chinstripe goby   native
Gobiidae Stenogobius kyphosus   native
Gobiidae Stenogobius ophthalmoporus  Biyang tulis native
Gobiidae Stiphodon atropurpureus   native
Gobiidae Stiphodon elegans   native
Gobiidae Stiphodon olivaceus   native
Gobiidae Stiphodon semoni   native
Gobiidae Stiphodon surrufus   native
Belonidae Strongylura strongylura Spottail needlefish  Balo native
Muraenidae Strophidon sathete Slender giant moray  Malibanos native
Gobiidae Taenioides anguillaris Eel worm goby   native
Gobiidae Taenioides gracilis Slender eel goby   native
Gobiidae Tamanka maculata   endemic
Gobiidae Tamanka siitensis   endemic
Terapontidae Terapon jarbua Jarbua terapon  Kanigit native
Tetraodontidae Tetraodon nigroviridis Spotted green pufferfish   native
Tetrarogidae Tetraroge barbata Bearded roguefish   native
Tetrarogidae Tetraroge niger   native
Cichlidae Tilapia zillii Redbelly tilapia  Zill's tilapia introduced
Toxotidae Toxotes chatareus Largescale archerfish  Ataba native
Toxotidae Toxotes jaculatrix Banded archerfish  Ataba native
Osphronemidae Trichogaster leerii Pearl gourami  Pearl gourami introduced
Osphronemidae Trichogaster pectoralis Snakeskin gourami  Snakeskin gourami introduced
Osphronemidae Trichogaster trichopterus Three spot gourami  Blue gourami introduced
Gobiidae Trypauchenichthys typus   native
Gobiidae Tukugobius philippinus  Lizard goby native
Mugilidae Valamugil seheli Bluespot mullet  Talilong native
Ophichthidae Yirrkala kaupii   native
Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus dispar Feathered river-garfish  Kansusuit native
Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus gilli Viviparous halfbeak   native
Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus kampeni Sepik River halfbeak   native
Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus philippinus   endemic
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