Freshwater Fish Species in Lake Victoria [East central Africa]

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Fish Species in Lake Victoria

About 4 million years old; 2,760 km3 volume of water; about 270 endemic fish species; many fish depleted or extirpated after introduction of Nile perch. World's second larges freshwater lake (area) (Ref. 30553).


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=209]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Alestes jacksonii Alestiidae pelagic 33 TL 2.6 native
Alestes sadleri Alestiidae pelagic 14 TL 3.2 native
Alestopetersius leopoldianus Alestiidae pelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Aplocheilichthys bukobanus Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys eduardensis Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys loati Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys meyburgi Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys pumilus Poeciliidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Astatoreochromis alluaudi Cichlidae benthopelagic 24 TL 3.6 native
Bagrus degeni Bagridae demersal 49 TL 3.7 native
Bagrus docmak Bagridae benthopelagic 135 TL 3.3 native
Barbus acuticeps Cyprinidae benthopelagic 41 TL 3.2 native
Barbus altianalis altianalis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 90 TL 3.4 native
Barbus altianalis radcliffii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 110 TL 3.4 native
Barbus apleurogramma Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Barbus cercops Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.4 native
Barbus jacksoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Barbus kerstenii kerstenii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus magdalenae Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus neumayeri Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Barbus nyanzae Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus paludinosus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.8 native
Barbus radiatus profundus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.2 native
Barbus radiatus radiatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.8 native
Barbus sexradiatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Barbus trispilopleura Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.9 native
Barbus viktorianus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 2.9 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Brycinus nurse Alestiidae pelagic 25 TL 2.4 native
Caecomastacembelus frenatus Mastacembelidae demersal 49 TL 3.9 native
Chiloglanis somereni Mochokidae benthopelagic 13 TL 2.7 native
Clariallabes petricola Clariidae demersal 11 TL 3.0 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
Clarias werneri Clariidae demersal 29 TL 3.2 native
Ctenopoma muriei muriei Anabantidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Garra dembeensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.0 native
Gnathonemus longibarbis Mormyridae demersal 44 TL 3.1 native
Haplochromis acidens Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 endemic
Haplochromis aelocephalus Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.3 endemic
Haplochromis altigenis Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis apogonoides Cichlidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.9 native
Haplochromis arcanus Cichlidae benthopelagic 18 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis argenteus Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.6 native
Haplochromis artaxerxes Cichlidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.6 endemic
Haplochromis barbarae Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 4.0 native
Haplochromis bareli Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis bartoni Cichlidae benthopelagic 24 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis bayoni Cichlidae benthopelagic 19 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis boops Cichlidae benthopelagic 24 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis brownae Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.9 endemic
Haplochromis cassius Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.4 endemic
Haplochromis cavifrons Cichlidae benthopelagic 24 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis chilotes Cichlidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.2 native
Haplochromis chlorochrous Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.6 endemic
Haplochromis chromogynos Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.2 endemic
Haplochromis chrysogynaion Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis cinctus Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 2.0 endemic
Haplochromis cinereus Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.6 endemic
Haplochromis cnester Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 endemic
Haplochromis crassilabris Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.2 endemic
Haplochromis crocopeplus Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.6 endemic
Haplochromis cronus Cichlidae benthopelagic 17 TL 4.0 native
Haplochromis cryptodon Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 4.0 endemic
Haplochromis cryptogramma Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.4 endemic
Haplochromis cyaneus Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.6 native
Haplochromis decticostoma Cichlidae benthopelagic 28 TL 4.0 endemic
Haplochromis dentex Cichlidae benthopelagic 20 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis dichrourus Cichlidae benthopelagic 23 TL 4.0 endemic
Haplochromis diplotaenia Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis dolichorhynchus Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.4 native
Haplochromis empodisma Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.9 endemic
Haplochromis erythrocephalus Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.5 native
Haplochromis estor Cichlidae benthopelagic 21 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis eutaenia Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.6 native
Haplochromis flavipinnis Cichlidae benthopelagic 20 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis flavus Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.3 native
Haplochromis fusiformis Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.3 native
Haplochromis gilberti Cichlidae benthopelagic 19 TL 4.0 endemic
Haplochromis gowersii Cichlidae benthopelagic 28 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis granti Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.4 endemic
Haplochromis guiarti Cichlidae benthopelagic 22 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis harpakteridion Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis heusinkveldi Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.4 native
Haplochromis hiatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.2 endemic
Haplochromis howesi Cichlidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.5 endemic
Haplochromis humilior Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 2.6 endemic
Haplochromis iris Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.2 native
Haplochromis ishmaeli Cichlidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.6 native
Haplochromis kujunjui Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis labriformis Cichlidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.2 native
Haplochromis lacrimosus Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.8 endemic
Haplochromis laparogramma Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.3 native
Haplochromis lividus Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 2.4 endemic
Haplochromis longirostris Cichlidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.9 native
Haplochromis macrognathus Cichlidae benthopelagic 22 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis macrops Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.8 endemic
Haplochromis maculipinna Cichlidae benthopelagic 21 TL 3.9 endemic
Haplochromis maisomei Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis mandibularis Cichlidae benthopelagic 22 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis martini Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.9 endemic
Haplochromis maxillaris Cichlidae benthopelagic 20 TL 4.0 endemic
Haplochromis megalops Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.3 endemic
Haplochromis melanopterus Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 4.0 endemic
Haplochromis melanopus Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Haplochromis melichrous Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.4 endemic
Haplochromis mento Cichlidae benthopelagic 22 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis michaeli Cichlidae benthopelagic 18 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis microdon Cichlidae benthopelagic 19 TL 4.0 endemic
Haplochromis mylergates Cichlidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.4 endemic
Haplochromis nanoserranus Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.8 endemic
Haplochromis nigrescens Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 endemic
Haplochromis nubilus Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.4 native
Haplochromis nuchisquamulatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.0 native
Haplochromis nyanzae Cichlidae benthopelagic 21 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis obesus Cichlidae benthopelagic 21 TL 4.0 native
Haplochromis obliquidens Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 2.0 native
Haplochromis obtusidens Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.1 endemic
Haplochromis pachycephalus Cichlidae benthopelagic 29 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis pallidus Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.6 endemic
Haplochromis paraguiarti Cichlidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.2 endemic
Haplochromis paraplagiostoma Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 endemic
Haplochromis paropius Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 2.3 endemic
Haplochromis parorthostoma Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.6 endemic
Haplochromis parvidens Cichlidae benthopelagic 20 TL 4.0 endemic
Haplochromis pellegrini Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.5 endemic
Haplochromis percoides Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis perrieri Cichlidae benthopelagic 8 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis pharyngomylus Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.2 endemic
Haplochromis phytophagus Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 2.0 endemic
Haplochromis piceatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.3 endemic
Haplochromis pitmani Cichlidae benthopelagic 6 TL 4.5 endemic
Haplochromis plagiodon Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.2 native
Haplochromis plagiostoma Cichlidae benthopelagic 18 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis plutonius Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.6 native
Haplochromis prodromus Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.4 native
Haplochromis prognathus Cichlidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.1 native
Haplochromis pseudopellegrini Cichlidae benthopelagic 19 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis ptistes Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.6 native
Haplochromis pyrrhocephalus Cichlidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.2 native
Haplochromis riponianus Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.2 native
Haplochromis sauvagei Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 2.7 native
Haplochromis saxicola Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.4 native
Haplochromis serranus Cichlidae benthopelagic 26 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis spekii Cichlidae benthopelagic 27 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis squamulatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis sulphureus Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.4 native
Haplochromis teegelaari Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.1 native
Haplochromis teunisrasi Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.3 native
Haplochromis theliodon Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.2 native
Haplochromis thuragnathus Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis tridens Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.8 native
Haplochromis tyrianthinus Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.5 native
Haplochromis victorianus Cichlidae benthopelagic 21 TL 4.5 native
Haplochromis welcommei Cichlidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.3 native
Haplochromis xenognathus Cichlidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Haplochromis xenostoma Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 4.5 native
Hippopotamyrus grahami Mormyridae benthopelagic 31 TL 3.2 native
Hoplotilapia retrodens Cichlidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.3 native
Labeo victorianus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 51 TL 2.4 native
Labeo werneri Cyprinidae benthopelagic 32 TL 2.1 native
Lates niloticus Centropomidae demersal 193 TL 3.8 introduced
Lithochromis rubripinnis Cichlidae pelagic 13 TL 3.3 native
Lithochromis rufus Cichlidae demersal 11 TL 3.3 native
Lithochromis xanthopteryx Cichlidae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Macropleurodus bicolor Cichlidae demersal 19 TL 3.6 endemic
Marcusenius macrolepidotus Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius rheni Mormyridae demersal 21 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius victoriae Mormyridae demersal 19 TL 3.4 native
Mbipia lutea Cichlidae demersal 17 TL 2.6 native
Mbipia mbipi Cichlidae demersal 16 TL 2.6 native
Micropterus dolomieui Centrarchidae demersal 69 TL 3.2 native
Micropterus salmoides Centrarchidae benthopelagic 97 TL 3.8 introduced
Mormyrus kannume Mormyridae demersal 122 TL 3.2 native
Neochromis gigas Cichlidae demersal 18 TL 2.0 native
Neochromis greenwoodi Cichlidae demersal 17 TL 3.2 native
Neochromis nigricans Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.1 native
Neochromis omnicaeruleus Cichlidae demersal 15 TL 2.0 native
Neochromis rufocaudalis Cichlidae demersal 13 TL 2.0 native
Neochromis simotes Cichlidae demersal 11 TL 2.6 native
Nothobranchius robustus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Nothobranchius taeniopygus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Oreochromis esculentus Cichlidae benthopelagic 61 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis leucostictus Cichlidae benthopelagic 29 TL 2.3 introduced
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 74 TL 2.0 introduced
Oreochromis variabilis Cichlidae benthopelagic 37 TL 2.0 native
Paralabidochromis victoriae Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma Mormyridae demersal 17 TL 3.4 native
Platytaeniodus degeni Cichlidae demersal 19 TL 3.2 endemic
Pollimyrus nigricans Mormyridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus Protopteridae demersal 200 TL 3.2 native
Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor Cichlidae demersal 8 TL 3.0 native
Pundamilia azurea Cichlidae demersal 12 TL 2.7 native
Pundamilia igneopinnis Cichlidae demersal 14 TL 2.0 native
Pundamilia macrocephala Cichlidae demersal 13 TL 3.0 native
Pundamilia nyererei Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.5 native
Pundamilia pundamilia Cichlidae demersal 16 TL 3.7 native
Rastrineobola argentea Cyprinidae pelagic 11 TL 3.5 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus Cichlidae demersal 41 TL 2.1 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 victoriae Mochokidae benthopelagic 43 TL 3.3 native
Tilapia rendalli Cichlidae benthopelagic 45 TL 2.2 introduced
Tilapia zillii Cichlidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 introduced
Xenobarbus loveridgei Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 2.9 native
Xenoclarias eupogon Clariidae demersal 25 TL 3.7 native
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