List of Freshwater Fishes for Rwanda

Number of freshwater fish species: 81 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.
Tropical Freshwater Fish | Biotope aquaria | Country Index

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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acapoeta tanganicae native  Mbaraga 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius jacksonii native Marbled mountain catfish Marbled mountain catfish 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius uranoscopus native Stargazer mountain catfish Ishonzi 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys centralis native Cental east african lampeye Cental east african lampeye 
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatoreochromis alluaudi native Alluaud's haplo Ifuro 
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia burtoni native  Burton's haplo 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus acuticeps native  Matthes' barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus altianalis native Ripon barbel Umusege 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus apleurogramma native East african red finned barb Imisege 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus cercops native Luambwa barb Ikinanga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus claudinae native  Claudine's barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus eutaenia native Orangefin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus kerstenii native Redspot barb Imisege 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus lineomaculatus native Line-spotted barb Ijembe 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus longifilis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus microbarbis native  Short barbelled barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus mohasicus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus neumayeri native Neumayer's barb Ubuhenza 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus nyanzae native Nyanza barb Ikinanga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus paludinosus native Straightfin barb Ikinanga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pellegrini native Pellegrin's barb Imisege 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus ruasae endemic  Rwasa barb 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus somereni native  Someren's barb 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus jacksonii native Victoria robber Ikiraba 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus sadleri native Sadler's robber Ikiraba 
Characiformes Alestidae Bryconaethiops microstoma native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis native  Longtail suckermouth 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis ruziziensis native  Rusizi suckermouth 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Ishonzi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias liocephalus native Smoothhead catfish Isombe 
Perciformes Cichlidae Ctenochromis horei native  Hore's haplo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp Grass carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Inkuyu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensis native Dembea stone lapper Dembea stone lapper 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus longibarbis native Longnose stonebasher Cyumbi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis adolphifrederici native  Friedrich's Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis astatodon native  Regan's Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis crebridens native  Sky-blue Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis erythromaculatus native  Bulera haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis gracilior native  Boulenger's Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis graueri native  Grauer's Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis insidiae native  Snoeks' Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis kamiranzovu native  Kamiranzovu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis microchrysomelas native  Orange tail Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis murakoze native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigroides native  Pellegrin's Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis occultidens native  Paedophagous Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis olivaceus native  Olive Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paucidens native  Trimorphic Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis rubescens native  Red Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis scheffersi native  Scheffers' Kivu haplo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis vittatus native  Striped Kivu haplo 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus grahami native Graham's stonebasher Cyumi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp Chinese carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo victorianus native Ningu Iningu 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola pumilus native Tanganyika lampeye  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Limnothrissa miodon introduced Lake Tanganyika sardine Agahuza 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius victoriae native Victoria stonebasher Imbaraga 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus frenatus native Longtail spiny eel Umukungwe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannume native Elephant-snout fish Kasurabana 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis esculentus introduced Singida tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis leucostictus introduced  Blue spotted tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia Igihwati 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mweruensis native  Mweru tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus eduardianus native Tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia Igihonda 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma native Churchill Imbaraga 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus nigricans native Dark stonebasher Imbaraga 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus introduced Marbled lungfish Mamba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor native Egyptian mouth-brooder Ifuro 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas moorii native Lake Rukwa minnow Umukenya 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius native Silver catfish Injera 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis afrofischeri native Fischer's Victoria squeaker Inkoronko 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ruandae native  Rwanda ruandae 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia Induwe 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus leleupanus native  Leleup's carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus platystomus native Rwandese carp Inshurezi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus ruandae native  Rwandese carp 

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