List of Freshwater Fishes for Puerto Rico

Number of freshwater fish species: 70 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
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus monticola native Mountain mullet Dajao 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata introduced Convict cichlid  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus catus introduced White catfish White catfish 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus introduced Brown bullhead Brown bullhead 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus citrinellus introduced Midas cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus labiatus introduced Red devil  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parva native Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata native American eel Anguila 
Perciformes Cichlidae Astronotus ocellatus introduced Oscar  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banana native River goby Oliva 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous tajasica questionable Sand fish Saga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish Goldfish 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferus native Swordspine snook Robalo 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelus native Fat snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatus native Tarpon snook Tarpon snook 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichla ocellaris introduced Peacock cichlid Peacock bass 
Characiformes Characidae Colossoma macropomum introduced Tambaqui  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatus native Fat sleeper Mapiro 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma cepedianum introduced American gizzard shad  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense introduced Threadfin shad Threadfin shad 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pisonis native Spinycheek sleeper Morón 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumieri native Striped mojarra Striped mojarra 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish Mosquitofish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereus native Yellow fin mojarra Yellowfin mojarra 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitor native Bigmouth sleeper Guavina 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobionellus oceanicus native Highfin goby Ocean goby 
Cypriniformes Gyrinocheilidae Gyrinocheilus aymonieri introduced Chinese algae-eater  
Perciformes Cichlidae Herichthys cyanoguttatus introduced Rio Grande cichlid  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus introduced Channel catfish Channel catfish 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardi native Bobo mullet Hognose mullet 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Lasiancistrus guacharote endemic   
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis auritus introduced Redbreast sunfish Redbreast sunfish 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gulosus introduced Warmouth Warmouth 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill Bluegill 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis microlophus introduced Redear sunfish Redear sunfish 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon Sábalo 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus coosae introduced Redeye bass Redeye bass 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass Largemouth bass 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus questionable Flathead mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil liza native Liza  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia Golden tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Mozambique mouthbrooder 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis hornorum introduced Wami tilapia Redeyed tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis urolepis introduced Rufigi tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis introduced Guapote tigre  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales promelas introduced Fathead minnow Fathead minnow 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Guppy 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia vivipara introduced  Spotsided livebearer 
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt Viejo 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus mindii native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus introduced Vermiculated sailfin catfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus introduced Orinoco sailfin catfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys pardalis introduced Amazon sailfin catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius conchonius introduced Rosy barb Rosy barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius tetrazona introduced Sumatra barb  
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus marmoratus native Mangrove rivulus  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta not established Sea trout  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium plumieri native Sirajo Guavina 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium punctatum native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys meeki introduced Firemouth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia Blue tilapia 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail Green swordtail 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern platyfish Southern platyfish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus variatus introduced Variable platyfish Variable platyfish 

Page created by: Eli, 15.08.07, last modified by: Lei, 20.11.08



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