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List of Freshwater Fishes for Puerto Rico n=54
Species Family Status
Family Scientific Name FB Name Name Status
Mugilidae Agonostomus monticola Mountain mullet  Dajao native
Ictaluridae Ameiurus catus White catfish   introduced
Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus Brown bullhead   introduced
Engraulidae Anchoa parva Little anchovy   native
Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata American eel  Anguila native
Cichlidae Astronotus ocellatus Oscar   introduced
Gobiidae Awaous banana River goby   native
Gobiidae Awaous tajasica Sand fish  Saga questionable
Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus Goldfish   introduced
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark   native
Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus Swordspine snook  Robalo native
Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus Fat snook   native
Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatus Tarpon snook   native
Cichlidae Cichla ocellaris Peacock cichlid   introduced
Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellus Grass carp   introduced
Eleotridae Dormitator maculatus Fat sleeper  Mapiro native
Clupeidae Dorosoma cepedianum American gizzard shad   introduced
Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad   introduced
Eleotridae Eleotris pisonis Spinycheek sleeper  Morón native
Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri Striped mojarra   native
Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish   introduced
Gerreidae Gerres cinereus Yellow fin mojarra   native
Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitor Bigmouth sleeper  Guavina native
Gobiidae Gobionellus oceanicus Highfin goby   native
Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp   introduced
Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish   introduced
Mugilidae Joturus pichardi Bobo mullet   native
Loricariidae Lasiancistrus guacharote     native
Centrarchidae Lepomis auritus Redbreast sunfish   introduced
Centrarchidae Lepomis gulosus Warmouth   introduced
Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill   introduced
Centrarchidae Lepomis microlophus Redear sunfish   introduced
Loricariidae Liposarcus multiradiatus Sailfin catfish   introduced
Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus Tarpon  Sábalo native
Centrarchidae Micropterus coosae Redeye bass   introduced
Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides Largemouth bass   introduced
Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Flathead mullet   questionable
Mugilidae Mugil liza Liza   native
Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus Blue tilapia   introduced
Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus Mozambique tilapia   introduced
Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Nile tilapia   introduced
Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis hornorum Wami tilapia   introduced
Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis urolepis Rufigi tilapia   introduced
Cyprinidae Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow   introduced
Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata Guppy   introduced
Poeciliidae Poecilia vivipara     introduced
Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro Burro grunt  Ti copa native
Cyprinidae Puntius conchonius Rosy barb   introduced
Rivulidae Rivulus marmoratus Mangrove rivulus   native
Gobiidae Sicydium plumieri Sirajo   native
Gobiidae Sicydium punctatum     native
Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli Redbreast tilapia   introduced
Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii Green swordtail   introduced
Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus Southern platyfish   introduced
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Introduced = 30
Native = 22
Questionable = 2

Page generated June 12, 2003 from Fishbase.org. by. Page created by Eli, last modified by Eli, 10.06.03



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