Freshwater Fish Species in Kariba (Lake Elizabeth) [southern Africa]

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Fish Species in Kariba


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=38]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aplocheilichthys johnstoni Poeciliidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.2 native
Barbus fasciolatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Barbus lineomaculatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus marequensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 3.2 native
Barbus poechii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.4 native
Barbus unitaeniatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18 TL 2.8 native
Brycinus imberi Alestiidae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus lateralis Alestiidae pelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Clarias gariepinus Clariidae benthopelagic 170 TL 4.4 native
Distichodus mossambicus Citharinidae pelagic 70 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus schenga Citharinidae pelagic 61 TL 2.5 native
Heterobranchus longifilis Clariidae demersal 183 TL 3.7 native
Hippopotamyrus discorhynchus Mormyridae demersal 38 TL 3.2 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Alestiidae demersal 117 TL 4.5 native
Labeo altivelis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.4 native
Labeo congoro Cyprinidae benthopelagic 51 TL 2.4 native
Labeo cylindricus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.0 native
Limnothrissa miodon Clupeidae pelagic 21 TL 3.0 introduced
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Marcusenius macrolepidotus Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.2 native
Micralestes acutidens Alestiidae pelagic 11 TL 2.9 native
Micropterus salmoides Centrarchidae benthopelagic 97 TL 3.8 introduced
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Mormyrus longirostris Mormyridae demersal 92 TL 3.3 native
Opsaridium zambezense Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.4 native
Oreochromis andersonii Cichlidae benthopelagic 61 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis mortimeri Cichlidae benthopelagic 48 TL 2.7 native
Pharyngochromis darlingi Cichlidae demersal 22 TL 3.5 native
Protopterus annectens brieni Protopteridae demersal 90 TL 3.8 native
Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.7 native
Schilbe intermedius Schilbeidae pelagic 61 TL 3.7 native
Schilbe mystus Schilbeidae demersal 40 TL 3.3 native
Serranochromis codringtonii Cichlidae demersal 39 TL 3.3 native
Serranochromis macrocephalus Cichlidae demersal 43 TL 4.2 native
Serranochromis robustus jallae Cichlidae demersal 49 TL 3.2 native
Synodontis nebulosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.5 native
Synodontis zambesiensis Mochokidae benthopelagic 53 TL 2.7 native
Tilapia rendalli Cichlidae benthopelagic 45 TL 2.2 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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