Freshwater Fish Species in Lake Rukwa Basin [East Africa]

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Fish Species in Lake Rukwa Basin

Part of the western East Africa rift system. No outlet. Water level of the lake fluctuates strongly


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=53]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Alestes sadleri Alestiidae pelagic 14 TL 3.2 native
Amphilius jacksonii Amphiliidae demersal 15 TL 3.0 native
Amphilius uranoscopus Amphiliidae demersal 20 TL 2.9 native
Aplocheilichthys centralis Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Aplocheilichthys fuelleborni Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.1 endemic
Aplocheilichthys matthesi Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys moeruensis Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bagridae demersal 86 TL 2.9 native
Barbus apleurogramma Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Barbus brachygramma Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Barbus jacksoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Barbus lineomaculatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus oligogrammus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus paludinosus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.8 native
Barbus pellegrini Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Barbus radiatus radiatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.8 native
Brienomyrus longianalis Mormyridae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.0 native
Brycinus imberi Alestiidae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
Caecomastacembelus frenatus Mastacembelidae demersal 49 TL 3.9 native
Chelaethiops rukwaensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis kalambo Mochokidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis mbozi Mochokidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Clarias alluaudi Clariidae demersal 43 TL 3.2 native
Clarias gariepinus Clariidae benthopelagic 170 TL 4.4 native
Clarias liocephalus Clariidae demersal 32 TL 3.3 native
Dinotopterus cunningtoni Clariidae demersal 214 TL 4.0 native
Haplochromis fuelleborni Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 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 cylindricus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.0 native
Labeo fuelleborni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 43 TL 2.4 native
Labeotropheus fuelleborni Cichlidae benthopelagic 37 TL 2.0 native
Leptoglanis rotundiceps Amphiliidae demersal 7 TL 3.0 native
Mesobola spinifer Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Nothobranchius taeniopygus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Oreochromis esculentus Cichlidae benthopelagic 61 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis rukwaensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 41 TL 2.0 native
Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma Mormyridae demersal 17 TL 3.4 native
Polypterus ornatipinnis Polypteridae demersal 60 TL 3.5 native
Protopterus amphibius Protopteridae demersal 45 TL 3.2 native
Protopterus annectens brieni Protopteridae demersal 90 TL 3.8 native
Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.7 native
Raiamas moorii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.0 native
Schilbe intermedius Schilbeidae pelagic 61 TL 3.7 native
Schilbe mystus Schilbeidae demersal 40 TL 3.3 native
Synodontis afrofischeri Mochokidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis fuelleborni Mochokidae benthopelagic 20 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis ricardoae Mochokidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis rukwaensis Mochokidae benthopelagic 29 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis zambesiensis Mochokidae benthopelagic 53 TL 2.7 native
Tilapia rendalli Cichlidae benthopelagic 45 TL 2.2 native
Tilapia sparrmanii Cichlidae benthopelagic 24 TL 2.7 native
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