Freshwater Fish Species in Gambia River [West Africa]

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Fish Species in Gambia


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=114]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aethiomastacembelus liberiensis Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 29 TL 3.3 native
Alestes baremoze Alestiidae benthopelagic 43 TL 2.8 native
Alestes dentex Alestiidae pelagic 55 TL 2.9 native
Amphilius platychir Amphiliidae demersal 21 TL 3.3 native
Amphilius rheophilus Amphiliidae demersal 15 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys lamberti Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys normani Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.4 native
Aplocheilichthys pfaffi Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Arius parkii Ariidae demersal 75 TL 4.1 native
Auchenoglanis biscutatus Bagridae demersal 66 TL 3.1 native
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bagridae demersal 86 TL 2.9 native
Barbus baudoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus dialonensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Barbus foutensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus leonensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus macrops Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Barbus niokoloensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Barbus pobeguini Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Barbus salessei Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Barbus sublineatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.7 native
Bostrychus africanus Eleotridae demersal 21 TL 3.9 native
Brienomyrus brachyistius Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.2 native
Brienomyrus niger Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus leuciscus Alestiidae pelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Brycinus longipinnis Alestiidae pelagic 13 TL 2.2 native
Brycinus nurse Alestiidae pelagic 25 TL 2.4 native
Carcharhinus leucas Carcharhinidae demersal 350 TL 4.3 native
Chrysichthys johnelsi Bagridae demersal 41 TL 3.4 native
Chrysichthys maurus Bagridae demersal 63 TL 3.4 native
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagridae demersal 80 TL 2.6 native
Citharichthys stampflii Paralichthyidae demersal 16 TL 3.9 native
Citharinus citharus citharus Citharinidae demersal 71 TL 2.0 native
Clarias anguillaris Clariidae demersal 100 TL 3.4 native
Clarias buettikoferi Clariidae demersal 20 TL 3.2 native
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Anabantidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Ctenopoma petherici Anabantidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Distichodus brevipinnis Citharinidae demersal 72 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus rostratus Citharinidae demersal 76 TL 2.0 native
Dormitator lebretonis Eleotridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Eleotris senegalensis Eleotridae demersal 22 TL 3.1 native
Eleotris vittata Eleotridae demersal 27 TL 4.0 native
Enneacampus ansorgii Syngnathidae demersal 17 TL 3.0 native
Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys spilargyreius Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Ethmalosa fimbriata Clupeidae pelagic 45 TL 2.5 native
Eucinostomus melanopterus Gerreidae demersal 30 TL 3.4 native
Galeichthys feliceps Ariidae demersal 55 TL 3.5 native
Gobioides sagitta Gobiidae demersal 50 TL 3.0 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 bidorsalis Clariidae demersal 150 TL 3.7 native
Heterobranchus longifilis Clariidae demersal 183 TL 3.7 native
Heterotis niloticus Osteoglossidae demersal 120 TL 3.0 native
Hydrocynus brevis Alestiidae demersal 86 TL 3.6 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 native
Hyperopisus bebe bebe Mormyridae demersal 63 TL 3.6 native
Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis Mormyridae demersal 63 TL 3.3 native
Kribia nana Eleotridae demersal 5 TL 3.3 native
Labeo coubie Cyprinidae benthopelagic 92 TL 2.0 native
Labeo parvus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.4 native
Labeo senegalensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 65 TL 2.7 native
Liza falcipinnis Mugilidae demersal 46 TL 2.3 native
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Marcusenius mento Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis Mormyridae demersal 40 TL 3.1 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Mormyrus hasselquistii Mormyridae demersal 59 TL 3.6 native
Mormyrus rume rume Mormyridae demersal 107 TL 2.5 native
Nannocharax ansorgii Citharinidae pelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Nematogobius maindroni Gobiidae demersal 8 TL 3.2 native
Neolebias unifasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Nothobranchius kiyawensis Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Nothobranchius thierryi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 74 TL 2.0 native
Papyrocranus afer Notopteridae demersal 80 TL 3.3 native
Parachanna obscura Channidae demersal 42 TL 3.4 native
Paradistichodus dimidiatus Citharinidae demersal 8 TL 3.5 native
Parailia spiniserrata Schilbeidae demersal 7 TL 3.0 native
Pellonula leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 10 TL 3.5 native
Periophthalmus barbarus Gobiidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Petrocephalus bane bane Mormyridae demersal 23 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus bovei bovei Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Pollimyrus isidori Mormyridae demersal 11 TL 2.6 native
Polypterus bichir lapradei Polypteridae demersal 74 TL 4.5 native
Polypterus palmas palmas Polypteridae demersal 30 TL 3.4 native
Polypterus senegalus senegalus Polypteridae demersal 51 TL 3.5 native
Pomadasys jubelini Haemulidae demersal 60 TL 3.3 native
Porogobius schlegelii Gobiidae demersal 15 TL 2.9 native
Protopterus annectens annectens Protopteridae demersal 100 TL 3.8 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
Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron Cichlidae demersal 31 TL 2.5 native
Sarotherodon occidentalis Cichlidae demersal 35 TL 3.7 native
Schilbe intermedius Schilbeidae pelagic 61 TL 3.7 native
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Sierrathrissa leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 4 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis annectens Mochokidae benthopelagic 33 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis batensoda Mochokidae benthopelagic 50 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis clarias Mochokidae benthopelagic 33 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis gambiensis Mochokidae benthopelagic 35 TL 3.2 native
Synodontis membranaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 57 TL 3.2 native
Synodontis nigrita Mochokidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis ocellifer Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis schall Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.9 native
Tetraodon lineatus Tetraodontidae demersal 43 TL 3.6 native
Tilapia brevimanus Cichlidae demersal 31 TL 3.7 native
Tilapia dageti Cichlidae demersal 40 TL 2.3 native
Tilapia guineensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.8 native
Tylochromis intermedius Cichlidae benthopelagic 29 TL 3.6 native
Tylochromis jentinki Cichlidae benthopelagic 33 TL 3.0 native
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