Freshwater Fish Species in Limpopo [Southeast Africa]

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Fish Species in Limpopo

Rises near Johannesburg, flows N and NE, turns SE across Mozambique and empties into the Indian Ocean


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=58]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Amphilius natalensis Amphiliidae demersal 16 TL 3.2 native
Amphilius uranoscopus Amphiliidae demersal 20 TL 2.9 native
Andersonia leptura Amphiliidae demersal 50 TL 3.5 native
Anguilla bengalensis labiata Anguillidae demersal 160 TL 3.7 native
Anguilla mossambica Anguillidae demersal 150 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys johnstoni Poeciliidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys katangae Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Barbus afrohamiltoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.2 native
Barbus annectens Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Barbus anoplus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.7 native
Barbus bifrenatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.5 native
Barbus brevipinnis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.5 native
Barbus eutaenia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Barbus lineomaculatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus marequensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 3.2 native
Barbus mattozi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49 TL 3.3 native
Barbus motebensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Barbus pallidus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus paludinosus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.8 native
Barbus polylepis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 59 TL 3.3 native
Barbus radiatus radiatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.8 native
Barbus toppini Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.7 native
Barbus treurensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 108 TL 3.4 native
Barbus trimaculatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.2 native
Barbus unitaeniatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18 TL 2.8 native
Barbus viviparus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.9 native
Brycinus imberi Alestiidae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
Carcharhinus leucas Carcharhinidae demersal 350 TL 4.3 native
Chetia flaviventris Cichlidae benthopelagic 20 TL 4.0 native
Chiloglanis paratus Mochokidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis pretoriae Mochokidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.2 native
Chiloglanis swierstrai Mochokidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.5 native
Clarias gariepinus Clariidae benthopelagic 170 TL 4.4 native
Clarias ngamensis Clariidae demersal 73 TL 4.3 native
Clarias theodorae Clariidae demersal 35 TL 4.4 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Alestiidae demersal 117 TL 4.5 native
Labeo congoro Cyprinidae benthopelagic 51 TL 2.4 native
Labeo cylindricus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.0 native
Labeo molybdinus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.4 native
Labeo rosae Cyprinidae benthopelagic 45 TL 2.4 native
Labeo ruddi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 37 TL 2.4 native
Labeo seeberi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 44 TL 2.5 native
Marcusenius macrolepidotus Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.2 native
Mesobola brevianalis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.2 native
Micralestes acutidens Alestiidae pelagic 11 TL 2.9 native
Nothobranchius orthonotus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.3 native
Nothobranchius rachovii Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Oreochromis mossambicus Cichlidae benthopelagic 48 TL 2.0 native
Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma Mormyridae demersal 17 TL 3.4 native
Petrocephalus wesselsi Mormyridae pelagic 12 TL 3.1 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
Synodontis nigromaculatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 39 TL 3.1 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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