List of Freshwater Fishes for Uganda

Number of freshwater fish species: 262 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
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremoze native Silversides  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentex native Characin  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestopetersius leopoldianus misidentification   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius jacksonii native Marbled mountain catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys bukobanus native Bukoba lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys centralis native Cental east african lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys eduardensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys meyburgi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys vanderbilti native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys vitschumbaensis native Bitschumbi lampeye  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatoreochromis alluaudi native Alluaud's haplo  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia bloyeti native Bloyet's haplo Entonga 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajad native Bayad Lanya 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus degeni native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmak native Semutundu Mboli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus alluaudi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus altianalis native Ripon barbel Kisinja 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus apleurogramma native East african red finned barb Enzuguri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus cercops native Luambwa barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus claudinae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus huloti native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus jacksoni native Jackson's barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus kerstenii native Redspot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus magdalenae native Bunjako barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus neumayeri native Neumayer's barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus paludinosus native Straightfin barb Enzuguri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus pellegrini native Pellegrin's barb Enzuguri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus perince native  Enzuguri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus profundus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus somereni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trispilopleura misidentification   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus jacksonii native Victoria robber Nsoga 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotus native True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus sadleri native Sadler's robber Nsoga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops congicus native   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latus native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clariallabes petricola native Victoria snake catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias alluaudi native Alluaud's catfish Emale 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish Eyisombi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias hilli native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias liocephalus native Smoothhead catfish Emale 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias werneri native Werner's catfish Emale 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma muriei native Ocellated labyrinth fish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius introduced Northern pike  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus longibarbis native Longnose stonebasher  
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis acidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis aelocephalus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis aeneocolor native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis akika native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis albertianus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis altigenis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis ampullarostratus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis angustifrons native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis annectidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis apogonoides native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis arcanus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis argenteus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis artaxerxes native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis avium native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis barbarae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bartoni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bayoni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis beadlei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bicolor native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis boops native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis brownae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bullatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cassius native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cavifrons native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chilotes native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chlorochrous native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chromogynos native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cinctus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cinereus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cnester native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis commutabilis native Kachira Blue  
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis crassilabris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis crocopeplus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cronus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cryptodon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cryptogramma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis decticostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis degeni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dentex native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dichrourus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis diplotaenia native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dolichorhynchus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dolorosus native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis eduardianus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis eduardii native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis elegans native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis empodisma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis engystoma native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis erythrocephalus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis estor native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis eutaenia native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis exspectatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis flavipinnis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis fuscus native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis fusiformis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis gilberti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis gowersii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis granti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis guiarti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis heusinkveldi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis hiatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis humilior native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis iris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis ishmaeli native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis labiatus native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis labriformis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis lacrimosus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis laparogramma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis latifasciatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis limax native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis lividus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis loati native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis longirostris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macrognathus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macrops native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macropsoides native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis maculipinna native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mahagiensis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis malacophagus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mandibularis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis martini native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis maxillaris native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis megalops native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melanopterus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melanopus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melichrous native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mentatus native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mento native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis michaeli native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis microdon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mylergates native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mylodon native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nanoserranus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigrescens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigricans native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigripinnis native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis niloticus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nubilus native Blue Victoria mouthbrooder Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nuchisquamulatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nyanzae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nyererei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obesus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obliquidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obtusidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis oligolepis native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis oregosoma native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis orthostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pachycephalus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pallidus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pappenheimi native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paradoxus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paraguiarti native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paraplagiostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paropius native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis parorthostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis parvidens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pellegrini native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis percoides native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis perrieri native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis petronius native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pharyngalis native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pharyngomylus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis phytophagus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis piceatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pitmani native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plagiodon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plagiostoma native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plutonius native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis prodromus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis prognathus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pseudopellegrini native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis ptistes native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pyrrhocephalus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis retrodens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis riponianus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis sauvagei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis saxicola native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis schubotzi native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis schubotziellus native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis serranus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis serridens native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis simotes native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis simpsoni native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis spekii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis squamipinnis native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis squamulatus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis sulphureus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis taurinus native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis teegelaari native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis teunisrasi native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis theliodon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis thuragnathus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis tridens native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis tyrianthinus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis velifer native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis venator native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis vicarius native  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis victoriae native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis victorianus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis welcommei native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis worthingtoni endemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis xenognathus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis xenostoma native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus grahami native Graham's stonebasher  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Hypsopanchax modestus native Ruwenzori lampeye  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubie native African carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo fuelleborni native Fuelleborn's labeo Eningo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo horie native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo victorianus native Ningu Ningu 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola pumilus native Tanganyika lampeye  
Perciformes Latidae Lates macrophthalmus native Albert lates  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticus native Nile perch Mputa 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus native Electric catfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius rheni native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius victoriae native Victoria stonebasher  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus frenatus native Longtail spiny eel  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mesobola bredoi native   
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma damasi native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax loati native Nile killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pelagicus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides native Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus caschive native  Entanana 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannume native Elephant-snout fish Entanana 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus macrocephalus native   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus niloticus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius robustus native Red Victoria nothobranch  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius taeniopygus native Striped nothobranch  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius ugandensis native Uganda nothobranch  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus not established Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis esculentus native Singida tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis leucostictus native  Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus eduardianus native Tilapia Ihere 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus native Nile tilapia Uganda 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus spilurus introduced Sabaki tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis hornorum native Wami tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis variabilis native Victoria tilapia Ngege 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma native Churchill  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus nigricans native Dark stonebasher  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus native Gray bichir Mtonta 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus native Marbled lungfish Kambale mamba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor native Egyptian mouth-brooder  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor victoriae native Dwarf Victoria mouthbrooder  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rastrineobola argentea native Silver cyprinid Dagaa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus native Mango tilapia  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis afrofischeri native Fischer's Victoria squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosa native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis khartoumensis native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis macrops native   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis victoriae native Lake Victoria squeaker Nkolongo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis wingatii native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli introduced Redbreast tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia Ngege 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus ruwenzorii native   
Siluriformes Clariidae Xenoclarias eupogon native Lake Victoria deepwater catfish  

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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.