List of Freshwater Fishes for Tahiti

Number of freshwater fish species: 27 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
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australis australis questionable Shortfin eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Tuna 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla megastoma native Polynesian longfinned eel Tuna 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscura native Pacific shortfinned eel Tuna 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous ocellaris native  Mo'o mo'o 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx melampygus native Bluefin trevally Paaihere 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx sexfasciatus native Bigeye trevally Omuri 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper O'opu 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia boninensis native   
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia malo native  Nato 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata questionable Dark-margined flagtail Nato 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugil native Barred flagtail Pati'a nana'o 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Lamnostoma orientalis native Oriental worm-eel Atii 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer introduced Barramundi  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish Tia'i pape 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss not established Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana introduced Shortfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudapocryptes elongatus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus native Bichique  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus pugnans native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius genivittatus native Chinstripe goby Tuivi 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon elegans native  Tuivi 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil engeli native Kanda 'Orie 

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



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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.