List of Freshwater Fishes for Sudan

Number of freshwater fish species: 136 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  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremoze native Silversides Kawara baladi 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin Kawwara baladi 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia leptura native   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius dispar dispar native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys hutereaui native Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys kingii native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani native Norman's lampeye  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatus native  Zammar 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalis native Bubu Humar el hut 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajad native Bayad Bayad 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu Abu shanad 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus anema native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus bynni bynni native  Barbel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus leonensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus neglectus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus nigeriensis native  Pedi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus perince native  Pedi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pumilus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus native  Pedi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus tongaensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus yeiensis native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus niger native  Um shiffa 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra Kawwara safsaf 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nurse native Nurse tetra Kawwara himila 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie native Lake Turkana sardine Bibie 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticus native   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratus native  Abu rial 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys rueppelli native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus native Moon fish Betkoya 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latus native  Betkoya 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias alluaudi native Alluaud's catfish Tukpe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillaris native Mudfish Garmut 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias engelseni native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Abu shanab 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias liocephalus native Smoothhead catfish Tukpe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias werneri native Werner's catfish Abu shanab 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticeps native Widehead catfish Abu misaika 
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria nilotica native Naked shellear  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma muriei native Ocellated labyrinth fish Nakpaia 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma petherici native  Nakpaia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio not established Common carp  
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus brevipinnis native  Khraish 
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus engycephalus native Perch Khraish 
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus niloticus native  Khraish 
Characiformes Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus native Grass-eater Khraish 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreius native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra blanfordii native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensis native Dembea stone lapper  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus native Aba Weer 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis loati native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus native Banded jewelfish Mbagui 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxi native Jewel fish Saraba 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis native African catfish Ngaru 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis native Vundu Surta 
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus native Heterotis Nauk 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoni native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictus native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevis native Tiger-fish Kalb el bahr 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahlii native   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish Kas 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe native  Sawya 
Characiformes Citharinidae Ichthyborus besse besse native  Alekagurgur 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nana native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubie native African carp Tutkum 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo forskalii native  Durumbia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo horie native  Dabs kabir 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo meroensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo niloticus native  Dabs kabir 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvus native  Durumbia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo tongaensis native   
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch Igl 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus native  Pedi 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish Barada 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoides native  Mbongombongo 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius macrolepidotus macrolepidotus native Bulldog Mbongombongo 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis native   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidens native Sharptooth tetra Pedi 
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatus native Elongated Turkana robber  
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma pekkolai native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax loati native Nile killifish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus brevis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides native Cornish jack Taraza 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus caschive native  Khashm al banat 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii native Elephant snout Khashm al banat 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannume native Elephant-snout fish Khashm el banat 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus niloticus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Nannocharax niloticus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Neolebias trewavasae native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius nubaensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius virgatus native   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir introduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus native Nile tilapia Bulti 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afer native Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscura native Snake-head Fakka 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucida native Glass schilbid  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bane bane native  Ras el hagar 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei native  Ras el hagar 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus keatingii endemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori isidori native Elephant Fish Ras el hagar 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus petherici endemic  Ras el hagar 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichir bichir native Nile bichir Dabib el hut 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri native Saddled bichir Bichir 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir Bichir 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus native Marbled lungfish Samak el teen 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens native West African lungfish Um koro 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor native Egyptian mouth-brooder  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis native Silver fish Makembako 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius native Silver catfish Shilbaya 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish Shilbaya aravbia 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopus native  Um katif 
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritus native  Shilba areanna 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensoda native Upsidedown catfish Galabaya 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis caudovittata native  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clarias native Mandi Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis euptera native Featherfin squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosa native  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosa native  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis khartoumensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranacea native  Galabaya 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita native  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schall native Wahrindi Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis serrata native  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorex native  Gargur 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus native Globe fish Tambera 
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis wingatii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia Bulti 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigri native African knifefish  

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