List of Freshwater Fishes for Singapore

Number of freshwater fish species: 135 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
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berda native Picnic seabream Kapak 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon chulabhornae introduced   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus citrinellus introduced Midas cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus labiatus introduced Red devil  
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineus native Climbing perch  
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus panchax native Blue panchax  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis not established Bighead carp  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius subrostratus native Shovelnose sea catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astronotus ocellatus introduced Oscar  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbonymus gonionotus introduced Java barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbonymus schwanenfeldii native Tinfoil barb  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Betta imbellis introduced Crescent betta  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Betta pugnax native Penang betta Forest betta 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Betta splendens introduced Siamese fighting fish  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Betta tomi extirpated   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Boraras maculatus native Dwarf rasbora  
Perciformes Gobiidae Brachygobius doriae native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Brachygobius kabiliensis native Kabili bumblebee goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Calamiana kabilia native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish  
Perciformes Channidae Channa gachua native   
Perciformes Channidae Channa micropeltes introduced Giant snakehead  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Chitala ornata introduced Clown featherback  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichla monoculus introduced   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichla ocellaris introduced Peacock cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma festae introduced Guayas cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma trimaculatum introduced Three spot cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma urophthalmus introduced Mexican mojarra  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus chinensis not established Chinese mud carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus molitorella introduced Mud carp  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias batrachus native Walking catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus introduced North African catfish  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Colisa lalia introduced Dwarf gourami  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Corica laciniata native Bangkok river sprat  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus oblongus native Siamese flying fox  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella not established Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Datnioididae Datnioides polota native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus native Flying fox  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus metallicus introduced   
Perciformes Gobiidae Eugnathogobius oligactis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Eugnathogobius siamensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Geophagus surinamensis introduced Redstriped eartheater  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius aureus native Golden tank goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiopterus chuno native   
Perciformes Helostomatidae Helostoma temminkii introduced Kissing gourami  
Siluriformes Bagridae Hemibagrus nemurus native Asian redtail catfish  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hemirhamphodon pogonognathus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix not established Silver carp  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Johnius borneensis native Sharpnose hammer croaker  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza subviridis native Greenback mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza tade native Tade mullet  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Luciosoma spilopleura native Apollo sharkminnow  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus argentimaculatus native Mangrove red snapper Cu lin hong zao 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aculeatus native Lesser spiny eel  
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius platystomus native Indonesian goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius rambaiae native Queen of Siam goby  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus elongatus questionable   
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus micracanthus native Twospot catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus nigriceps native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus selangoricus native   
Atheriniformes Phallostethidae Neostethus bicornis native   
Atheriniformes Phallostethidae Neostethus lankesteri native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Japanese fish 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias javanicus native Javanese ricefish  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy introduced Giant gourami  
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris marmorata introduced Marble goby Soon hock 
Siluriformes Pangasiidae Pangasianodon hypophthalmus introduced Sutchi catfish  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Pangio shelfordii native Borneo loach  
Characiformes Characidae Paracheirodon innesi introduced Neon tetra  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Parachela oxygastroides native Glass fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis introduced Guapote tigre  
Siluriformes Akysidae Parakysis longirostris native   
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis siamensis introduced  Glass fish 
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona ditchela native Indian pellona  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna introduced Sailfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia sphenops introduced Molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia velifera introduced Sail-fin molly  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudapocryptes borneensis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudogobius avicennia native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudogobius javanicus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudogobius poicilosoma native   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus introduced Vermiculated sailfin catfish  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys pardalis introduced Amazon sailfin catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius binotatus introduced Spotted barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius conchonius introduced Rosy barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius everetti native Clown barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius johorensis native Striped barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius lateristriga native Spanner barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius partipentazona introduced   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius pentazona native Fiveband barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sachsii native Goldfinned barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius semifasciolatus introduced Chinese barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius tetrazona introduced Sumatra barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora bankanensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora borapetensis introduced Blackline rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora caudimaculata native Greater scissortail  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora cephalotaenia native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora dorsiocellata native Eyespot rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora dusonensis native Rosefin rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora einthovenii native Brilliant rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora elegans native Twospot rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora gracilis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora kalochroma native Clown rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora pauciperforata native Redstripe rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasborinus macrolepis introduced   
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius roemeri questionable Roemer's goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Rhinogobius giurinus introduced   
Perciformes Scatophagidae Scatophagus argus native Spotted scat Jin gu 
Osteoglossiformes Osteoglossidae Scleropages formosus introduced Asian bonytongue  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Setipinna melanochir native Dusky-hairfin anchovy  
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago  
Siluriformes Siluridae Silurichthys hasseltii native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stigmatogobius borneensis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stigmatogobius pleurostigma native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stigmatogobius sadanundio native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa macrura native Longtail shad  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys meeki introduced Firemouth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia buttikoferi introduced   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii questionable Redbelly tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor tambroides native Thai mahseer  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster microlepis introduced Moonlight gourami  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster pectoralis introduced Snakeskin gourami  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Trigonostigma heteromorpha native Harlequin rasbora  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja synspila introduced Redhead cichlid  
Siluriformes Siluridae Wallago leerii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern platyfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus variatus introduced Variable platyfish  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Zenarchopterus dispar native Feathered river-garfish  

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



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