List of Freshwater Fishes for Somalia

Number of freshwater fish species: 57 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 Bir-birtoy 
Pristiformes Pristidae Anoxypristis cuspidata native Knifetooth sawfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius dispar dispar native   
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius brunellii native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous aeneofuscus native Freshwater goby  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus urostigma native Somalia catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbopsis devecchii endemic Somalian blind barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus gananensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus zanzibaricus native Zanzibar barb  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Gonorynchiformes Chanidae Chanos chanos native Milkfish Ilweyn 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes bidorsalis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra tibanica native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius scorteccii native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Irvineia orientalis native   
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo brunellii error   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo carnigliae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo mesops native Tana labeo  
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony Soor-yaxaas 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops citernii native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus casalis native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Caanood 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neobola bottegoi native   
Perciformes Pomacentridae Neopomacentrus taeniurus native Freshwater demoiselle  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius cyaneus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius fasciatus endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius jubbi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius microlepis native Small scaled nothobranch  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius patrizii native Blue notho  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus spilurus native Sabaki tilapia  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Pardiglanis tarabinii native Somalian giant catfish Giant catfish 
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Pastinachus sephen native Cowtail stingray Shafane cordaal 
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona ditchela native Indian pellona Aarijoog 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus gliroides native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phreatichthys andruzzii endemic Somalian cavefish  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis boro native Rice-paddy eel  
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinata native Smalltooth sawfish Libaax-miinshaar 
Pristiformes Pristidae Pristis zijsron native Longcomb sawfish  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus amphibius native Gilled lungfish  
Perciformes Leiognathidae Secutor ruconius native Deep pugnose ponyfish  
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago Caanood 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius gymnopomus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius kenyae native Africa rivergoby  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis geledensis native Geledi squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis leoparda native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis punctulata native   
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon Geedow 
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon puta native Small-scaled terapon Geedow 
Siluriformes Clariidae Uegitglanis zammaranoi endemic   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil buchanani native Bluetail mullet Caanood 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil cunnesius native Longarm mullet Caanood 



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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.