Freshwater Fish Species in Cross River [West Africa]

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Fish Species in Cross River


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=140]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aethiomastacembelus sexdecimspinus Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.3 native
Alestes macrophthalmus Alestiidae pelagic 74 TL 3.0 native
Amphilius atesuensis Amphiliidae demersal 7 TL 3.2 native
Aphyosemion bivittatum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion calliurum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion cameronense Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion splendopleure Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Aplocheilichthys macrophthalmus macrophthalmus Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bagridae demersal 86 TL 2.9 native
Awaous lateristriga Gobiidae demersal 27 TL 3.1 native
Bagrus docmak Bagridae benthopelagic 135 TL 3.3 native
Barbus ablabes Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.5 native
Barbus aboinensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus batesii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 44 TL 3.0 native
Barbus callipterus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Barbus chlorotaenia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Barbus nigeriensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Barbus progenys Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.1 native
Barbus punctitaeniatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus stigmatopygus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Barbus sublineatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.7 native
Benitochromis batesii Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Bostrychus africanus Eleotridae demersal 21 TL 3.9 native
Brienomyrus brachyistius Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.2 native
Brienomyrus kingsleyae kingsleyae Mormyridae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.1 native
Brycinus intermedius Alestiidae pelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Brycinus longipinnis Alestiidae pelagic 13 TL 2.2 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Brycinus nurse Alestiidae pelagic 25 TL 2.4 native
Bryconaethiops quinquesquamae Alestiidae pelagic 14 TL 3.2 native
Caecomastacembelus cryptacanthus Mastacembelidae demersal 23 TL 3.3 native
Chiloglanis batesii Mochokidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis disneyi Mochokidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis niger Mochokidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis polypogon Mochokidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.1 endemic
Chromidotilapia guentheri guentheri Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 2.4 native
Chrysichthys aluuensis Bagridae demersal 12 TL 3.3 native
Chrysichthys auratus auratus Bagridae demersal 43 TL 3.7 native
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagridae demersal 80 TL 2.6 native
Citharinus citharus citharus Citharinidae demersal 71 TL 2.0 native
Citharinus latus Citharinidae demersal 103 TL 2.2 native
Clarias agboyiensis Clariidae demersal 24 TL 3.7 native
Clarias anguillaris Clariidae demersal 100 TL 3.4 native
Clarias buthupogon Clariidae demersal 110 TL 3.3 native
Clarias camerunensis Clariidae demersal 47 TL 3.5 native
Clarias jaensis Clariidae demersal 49 TL 3.1 native
Clarias macromystax Clariidae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Clarias pachynema Clariidae demersal 36 TL 3.2 native
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Anabantidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Ctenopoma nebulosum Anabantidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.2 native
Cynothrissa mento Clupeidae pelagic 16 TL 4.3 native
Dasyatis garouaensis Dasyatidae demersal 205 TL 3.4 native
Distichodus engycephalus Citharinidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus rostratus Citharinidae demersal 76 TL 2.0 native
Dormitator lebretonis Eleotridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Doumea thysi Amphiliidae demersal 8 TL 3.0 native
Eleotris daganensis Eleotridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Eleotris vittata Eleotridae demersal 27 TL 4.0 native
Epiplatys biafranus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys grahami Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.4 native
Epiplatys sexfasciatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.6 native
Erpetoichthys calabaricus Polypteridae demersal 90 TL 3.3 native
Fundulopanchax cinnamomeum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Fundulopanchax gardneri gardneri Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Fundulopanchax mirabilis Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.1 native
Fundulopanchax ndianus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Fundulopanchax scheeli Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Fundulopanchax sjostedti Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.2 native
Fundulopanchax spoorenbergi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.1 native
Gnathonemus petersii Mormyridae demersal 43 TL 3.1 native
Gobiocichla ethelwynnae Cichlidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 endemic
Gobioides sagitta Gobiidae demersal 50 TL 3.0 native
Gymnallabes typus Clariidae demersal 23 TL 3.2 native
Gymnarchus niloticus Gymnarchidae demersal 204 TL 3.7 native
Hemichromis bimaculatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.9 native
Hemichromis fasciatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.5 native
Hepsetus odoe Hepsetidae demersal 70 TL 4.5 native
Heterobranchus isopterus Clariidae demersal 90 TL 3.2 native
Heterobranchus longifilis Clariidae demersal 183 TL 3.7 native
Heterotis niloticus Osteoglossidae demersal 120 TL 3.0 native
Hippopotamyrus castor Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Alestiidae demersal 117 TL 4.5 native
Isichthys henryi Mormyridae demersal 36 TL 3.1 native
Kribia kribensis Eleotridae demersal 6 TL 3.3 native
Kribia nana Eleotridae demersal 5 TL 3.3 native
Labeo batesii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.9 native
Labeo coubie Cyprinidae benthopelagic 92 TL 2.0 native
Labeo parvus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.4 native
Lates niloticus Centropomidae demersal 193 TL 3.8 native
Leptocypris crossensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Leptocypris niloticus Cyprinidae demersal 10 TL 2.9 native
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Marcusenius mento Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Micralestes elongatus Alestiidae pelagic 6 TL 3.3 native
Micralestes humilis Alestiidae pelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Mormyrus rume rume Mormyridae demersal 107 TL 2.5 native
Mormyrus tapirus Mormyridae demersal 53 TL 3.7 native
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Citharinidae pelagic 7 TL 3.1 native
Nannocharax fasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 9 TL 3.5 native
Pantodon buchholzi Pantodontidae pelagic 10 TL 3.6 native
Papyrocranus afer Notopteridae demersal 80 TL 3.3 native
Parachanna africana Channidae benthopelagic 32 TL 3.8 native
Parachanna obscura Channidae demersal 42 TL 3.4 native
Parailia pellucida Schilbeidae demersal 15 TL 3.5 native
Parauchenoglanis akiri Bagridae demersal 12 TL 3.3 native
Parauchenoglanis guttatus Bagridae demersal 25 TL 3.7 native
Pareutropius buffei Schilbeidae demersal 9 TL 3.0 native
Pellonula leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 10 TL 3.5 native
Pellonula vorax Clupeidae pelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Pelvicachromis pulcher Cichlidae demersal 10 TL 3.3 native
Periophthalmus barbarus Gobiidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Petrocephalus ansorgii Mormyridae demersal 18 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus bovei bovei Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus simus Mormyridae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
Phago loricatus Citharinidae demersal 21 TL 4.5 native
Phractura clauseni Amphiliidae demersal 10 TL 3.2 native
Porogobius schlegelii Gobiidae demersal 15 TL 2.9 native
Procatopus aberrans Poeciliidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Procatopus nototaenia Poeciliidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Procatopus similis Poeciliidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Protopterus annectens annectens Protopteridae demersal 100 TL 3.8 native
Raiamas nigeriensis Cyprinidae demersal 13 TL 3.0 native
Raiamas senegalensis Cyprinidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Rhabdalestes septentrionalis Alestiidae pelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus Cichlidae demersal 41 TL 2.1 native
Schilbe brevianalis Schilbeidae demersal 10 TL 3.0 native
Schilbe intermedius Schilbeidae pelagic 61 TL 3.7 native
Schilbe micropogon Schilbeidae demersal 26 TL 3.0 native
Schilbe mystus Schilbeidae demersal 40 TL 3.3 native
Schilbe uranoscopus Schilbeidae demersal 44 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis obesus Mochokidae benthopelagic 38 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis robbianus Mochokidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis schall Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.9 native
Tetraodon pustulatus Tetraodontidae demersal 36 TL 3.1 native
Thysochromis ansorgii Cichlidae demersal 11 TL 3.0 native
Tilapia guineensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.8 native
Tilapia mariae Cichlidae demersal 40 TL 2.3 native
Tylochromis sudanensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.0 native
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