List of Freshwater Fishes for Samoa

Number of freshwater fish species: 31 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
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis miops native Flag-tailed glass perchlet Lafa 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australis australis native Shortfin eel Tuna 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla celebesensis native Celebes longfin eel Tuna 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Tuna 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous ocellaris native  Mano'o-apofu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Apofu 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma native Broadhead sleeper Apofu 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Hemigobius hoevenii native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris cyprinoides native Tropical carp-gudgeon  
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris guentheri native  Maluvai 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Inato 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia salelea native  Salele 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza melinoptera native Otomebora mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza subviridis native Greenback mullet Anae 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis retzii native Ragged-tail pipefish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius fontinalis native  Mano'o 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana introduced Shortfin molly Fo-vai 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus native Bichique Mono'o-vai 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus macrostetholepis native  Mano'o 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus pugnans native  Mano'o 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius genivittatus native Chinstripe goby Mano'o-vai 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon elegans native  Mano'o-vai 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon hydoreibatus native   
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon Ava'ava 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil seheli native Bluespot mullet  
Perciformes Gobiidae Yongeichthys nebulosus native Shadow goby Mano'o-gatala 

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



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Copyright Rhett Butler 1994-2013

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.