Freshwater Fish Species in Kainji Lake [Northern Nigeria]

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Fish Species in Kainji Lake

Part of the Niger River


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=40]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Alestes dentex Alestiidae pelagic 55 TL 2.9 native
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bagridae demersal 86 TL 2.9 native
Bagrus bajad Bagridae demersal 88 TL 3.3 native
Bagrus docmak Bagridae benthopelagic 135 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Brycinus nurse Alestiidae pelagic 25 TL 2.4 native
Chrysichthys auratus auratus Bagridae demersal 43 TL 3.7 native
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagridae demersal 80 TL 2.6 native
Clarias anguillaris Clariidae demersal 100 TL 3.4 native
Clarias gariepinus Clariidae benthopelagic 170 TL 4.4 native
Clarotes laticeps Bagridae demersal 98 TL 3.1 native
Gymnarchus niloticus Gymnarchidae demersal 204 TL 3.7 native
Heterobranchus bidorsalis Clariidae demersal 150 TL 3.7 native
Heterotis niloticus Osteoglossidae demersal 120 TL 3.0 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 native
Labeo coubie Cyprinidae benthopelagic 92 TL 2.0 native
Labeo senegalensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 65 TL 2.7 native
Lates niloticus Centropomidae demersal 193 TL 3.8 native
Malapterurus minjiriya Malapteruridae benthopelagic 125 TL 3.0 native
Mormyrus macrophthalmus Mormyridae demersal 35 TL 3.1 native
Mormyrus rume rume Mormyridae demersal 107 TL 2.5 native
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 74 TL 2.0 native
Parailia pellucida Schilbeidae demersal 15 TL 3.5 native
Pellonula leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 10 TL 3.5 native
Polypterus bichir lapradei Polypteridae demersal 74 TL 4.5 native
Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri Polypteridae demersal 92 TL 3.8 native
Polypterus senegalus senegalus Polypteridae demersal 51 TL 3.5 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus Cichlidae demersal 41 TL 2.1 native
Schilbe mystus Schilbeidae demersal 40 TL 3.3 native
Sierrathrissa leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 4 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis batensoda Mochokidae benthopelagic 50 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis budgetti Mochokidae benthopelagic 40 TL 3.0 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 ocellifer Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis resupinatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.6 native
Synodontis schall Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis vermiculatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 48 TL 3.0 native
Tilapia zillii Cichlidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
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Page generated June 30, 2003 from Fishbase.org. Page created by: Jen, 15.11.01, last modified by Jen, 20.09.02.




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