Freshwater Fish Species in Great Scarcies (Kolenté) River [West Africa]

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Fish Species in Great Scarcies

Rises 40 km north of Kindia in the Fouta Djallon highlands of western Guinea. Marks 101 km of the Guinea-Sierra Leone border before entering Sierra Leone to complete its 257-km course to the Atlantic Ocean


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=83]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aethiomastacembelus liberiensis Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 29 TL 3.3 native
Amphilius kakrimensis Amphiliidae demersal 6 TL 3.0 native
Aplocheilichthys normani Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.4 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
Barbus ablabes Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.5 native
Barbus leonensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus macrops Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Barbus sacratus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 32 TL 3.0 native
Barbus salessei Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Barbus tiekoroi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus wurtzi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 26 TL 3.0 native
Brienomyrus brachyistius Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.2 native
Brienomyrus longianalis Mormyridae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.0 native
Brycinus longipinnis Alestiidae pelagic 13 TL 2.2 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Callopanchax occidentalis benthopelagic 8 TL 3.3 native
Chiloglanis occidentalis Mochokidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.1 native
Chrysichthys maurus Bagridae demersal 63 TL 3.4 native
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagridae demersal 80 TL 2.6 native
Clarias buettikoferi Clariidae demersal 20 TL 3.2 native
Clarias laeviceps dialonensis Clariidae demersal 26 TL 3.2 native
Clarias salae Clariidae demersal 51 TL 3.6 native
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Anabantidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Eleotris vittata Eleotridae demersal 27 TL 4.0 native
Epiplatys annulatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys barmoiensis Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.4 native
Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys fasciolatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.5 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
Hippopotamyrus paugyi Mormyridae demersal 31 TL 3.1 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 native
Ichthyborus quadrilineatus Citharinidae pelagic 26 TL 3.8 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 parvus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.4 native
Lates niloticus Centropomidae demersal 193 TL 3.8 native
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Marcusenius mento Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius thomasi Mormyridae demersal 25 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrus tapirus Mormyridae demersal 53 TL 3.7 native
Nannocharax fasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 9 TL 3.5 native
Nematogobius maindroni Gobiidae demersal 8 TL 3.2 native
Neolebias unifasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Papyrocranus afer Notopteridae demersal 80 TL 3.3 native
Parachanna obscura Channidae demersal 42 TL 3.4 native
Pellonula leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 10 TL 3.5 native
Pelmatochromis buettikoferi Cichlidae demersal 21 TL 3.0 native
Pelvicachromis humilis Cichlidae demersal 13 TL 3.0 native
Pelvicachromis roloffi Cichlidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Periophthalmus barbarus Gobiidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Petrocephalus bovei bovei Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus levequei Mormyridae demersal 16 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus pellegrini Mormyridae demersal 12 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus tenuicauda Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Polypterus palmas palmas Polypteridae demersal 30 TL 3.4 native
Raiamas steindachneri Cyprinidae demersal 16 TL 3.0 native
Rhabdalestes septentrionalis Alestiidae pelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Sarotherodon caudomarginatus Cichlidae demersal 20 TL 2.6 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 micropogon Schilbeidae demersal 26 TL 3.0 native
Schilbe mystus Schilbeidae demersal 40 TL 3.3 native
Scriptaphyosemion geryi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Scriptaphyosemion guignardi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Scriptaphyosemion roloffi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Synodontis annectens Mochokidae benthopelagic 33 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis ansorgii Mochokidae benthopelagic 28 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis schall Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis thysi Mochokidae benthopelagic 28 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis waterloti Mochokidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.8 native
Tilapia brevimanus Cichlidae demersal 31 TL 3.7 native
Tilapia guineensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.8 native
Tilapia louka Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.0 native
Tylochromis jentinki Cichlidae benthopelagic 33 TL 3.0 native
Tylochromis sudanensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.0 native
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