Freshwater Fish Species in Niger River [West Africa]

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Fish Species in Niger


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=256]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aethiomastacembelus nigromarginatus Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 34 TL 3.8 native
Alestes baremoze Alestiidae benthopelagic 43 TL 2.8 native
Alestes dentex Alestiidae pelagic 55 TL 2.9 native
Amphilius platychir Amphiliidae demersal 21 TL 3.3 native
Amphilius rheophilus Amphiliidae demersal 15 TL 3.2 native
Andersonia leptura Amphiliidae demersal 50 TL 3.5 native
Aphyosemion arnoldi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Aphyosemion bitaeniatum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion calliurum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion deltaense Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion filamentosum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Aphyosemion gardneri gardneri Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion geryi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion guineense Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion gulare Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion maeseni Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Aphyosemion sjostedti Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys luxophthalmus luxophthalmus Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys normani Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.4 native
Aplocheilichthys pfaffi Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Arius gigas Ariidae benthopelagic 165 TL 3.8 native
Arnoldichthys spilopterus Alestiidae pelagic 12 TL 3.1 native
Auchenoglanis biscutatus Bagridae demersal 66 TL 3.1 native
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bagridae demersal 86 TL 2.9 native
Awaous lateristriga Gobiidae demersal 27 TL 3.1 native
Bagrus bajad Bagridae demersal 88 TL 3.3 native
Bagrus docmak Bagridae benthopelagic 135 TL 3.3 native
Bagrus filamentosus Bagridae demersal 65 TL 3.3 native
Barboides gracilis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3 TL 2.0 native
Barbus ablabes Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.5 native
Barbus anema Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Barbus baudoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus bawkuensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Barbus bynni occidentalis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Barbus callipterus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Barbus camptacanthus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Barbus chlorotaenia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Barbus eburneensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Barbus foutensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus hypsolepis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus leonensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus macinensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Barbus macrops Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Barbus nigeriensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Barbus perince Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus petitjeani Cyprinidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.1 native
Barbus pobeguini Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Barbus punctitaeniatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus raimbaulti Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 2.9 native
Barbus stigmatopygus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Barbus sublineatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.7 native
Barbus sylvaticus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3 TL 2.8 native
Bostrychus africanus Eleotridae demersal 21 TL 3.9 native
Brienomyrus brachyistius Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.2 native
Brienomyrus longianalis Mormyridae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.0 native
Brienomyrus niger Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus brevis Alestiidae demersal 23 TL 3.0 native
Brycinus carolinae Alestiidae pelagic 13 TL 2.8 native
Brycinus leuciscus Alestiidae pelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Brycinus longipinnis Alestiidae pelagic 13 TL 2.2 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Brycinus nurse Alestiidae pelagic 25 TL 2.4 native
Bryconaethiops quinquesquamae Alestiidae pelagic 14 TL 3.2 native
Caecomastacembelus decorsei Mastacembelidae demersal 25 TL 3.2 native
Caecomastacembelus loennbergii Mastacembelidae demersal 27 TL 3.2 native
Campylomormyrus tamandua Mormyridae demersal 53 TL 3.2 native
Chelaethiops bibie Cyprinidae demersal 6 TL 2.6 native
Chiloglanis batesii Mochokidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis benuensis Mochokidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis niger Mochokidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Chiloglanis occidentalis Mochokidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.1 native
Chiloglanis voltae Mochokidae benthopelagic 3 TL 3.0 native
Chromidotilapia guentheri guentheri Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 2.4 native
Chrysichthys auratus auratus Bagridae demersal 43 TL 3.7 native
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagridae demersal 80 TL 2.6 native
Citharidium ansorgii Citharinidae demersal 72 TL 2.0 native
Citharinops distichodoides thomasi Citharinidae pelagic 60 TL 2.5 native
Citharinus citharus citharus Citharinidae demersal 71 TL 2.0 native
Citharinus latus Citharinidae demersal 103 TL 2.2 native
Clarias agboyiensis Clariidae demersal 24 TL 3.7 native
Clarias anguillaris Clariidae demersal 100 TL 3.4 native
Clarias buthupogon Clariidae demersal 110 TL 3.3 native
Clarias camerunensis Clariidae demersal 47 TL 3.5 native
Clarias ebriensis Clariidae demersal 32 TL 3.3 native
Clarias gariepinus Clariidae benthopelagic 170 TL 4.4 native
Clarias laeviceps dialonensis Clariidae demersal 26 TL 3.2 native
Clarias macromystax Clariidae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Clarotes laticeps Bagridae demersal 98 TL 3.1 native
Cromeria nilotica occidentalis Kneriidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.7 native
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Anabantidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Ctenopoma muriei muriei Anabantidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Ctenopoma nebulosum Anabantidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.2 native
Ctenopoma petherici Anabantidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Cynothrissa mento Clupeidae pelagic 16 TL 4.3 native
Dagetichthys lakdoensis Soleidae demersal 40 TL 3.5 native
Dasyatis garouaensis Dasyatidae demersal 205 TL 3.4 native
Denticeps clupeoides Denticipitidae pelagic 15 TL 3.3 native
Distichodus brevipinnis Citharinidae demersal 72 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus engycephalus Citharinidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus rostratus Citharinidae demersal 76 TL 2.0 native
Dormitator lebretonis Eleotridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Eleotris daganensis Eleotridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Eleotris senegalensis Eleotridae demersal 22 TL 3.1 native
Eleotris vittata Eleotridae demersal 27 TL 4.0 native
Epiplatys biafranus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys grahami Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.4 native
Epiplatys lamottei Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.4 native
Epiplatys longiventralis Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys sexfasciatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.6 native
Epiplatys spilargyreius Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Erpetoichthys calabaricus Polypteridae demersal 90 TL 3.3 native
Foerschichthys flavipinnis Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Fundulosoma thierryi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Garra allostoma Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Garra waterloti Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Gnathonemus petersii Mormyridae demersal 43 TL 3.1 native
Gobiocichla wonderi Cichlidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Gymnallabes typus Clariidae demersal 23 TL 3.2 native
Gymnarchus niloticus Gymnarchidae demersal 204 TL 3.7 native
Haplochromis bloyeti Cichlidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.1 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 bidorsalis Clariidae demersal 150 TL 3.7 native
Heterobranchus isopterus Clariidae demersal 90 TL 3.2 native
Heterobranchus longifilis Clariidae demersal 183 TL 3.7 native
Heterotis niloticus Osteoglossidae demersal 120 TL 3.0 native
Hippopotamyrus harringtoni Mormyridae demersal 38 TL 3.1 native
Hippopotamyrus pictus Mormyridae demersal 37 TL 3.1 native
Hippopotamyrus psittacus Mormyridae demersal 30 TL 3.1 native
Hydrocynus brevis Alestiidae demersal 86 TL 3.6 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 native
Hydrocynus somonorum Alestiidae pelagic 66 TL 3.2 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Alestiidae demersal 117 TL 4.5 native
Hyperopisus bebe bebe Mormyridae demersal 63 TL 3.6 native
Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis Mormyridae demersal 63 TL 3.3 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 coubie Cyprinidae benthopelagic 92 TL 2.0 native
Labeo parvus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.4 native
Labeo roseopunctatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 25 TL 2.9 native
Labeo senegalensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 65 TL 2.7 native
Laeviscutella dekimpei Clupeidae pelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Lates niloticus Centropomidae demersal 193 TL 3.8 native
Leptocypris niloticus Cyprinidae demersal 10 TL 2.9 native
Leptoglanis camerunensis Amphiliidae demersal 3 TL 3.1 native
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Malapterurus minjiriya Malapteruridae benthopelagic 125 TL 3.0 native
Marcusenius abadii Mormyridae demersal 40 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius cyprinoides Mormyridae demersal 41 TL 3.0 native
Marcusenius deboensis Mormyridae demersal 25 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius mento Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis Mormyridae demersal 40 TL 3.1 native
Micralestes acutidens Alestiidae pelagic 11 TL 2.9 native
Micralestes elongatus Alestiidae pelagic 6 TL 3.3 native
Micralestes occidentalis Alestiidae pelagic 8 TL 3.1 native
Microsynodontis polli Mochokidae demersal 5 TL 3.0 native
Mochokus niloticus Mochokidae demersal 7 TL 3.1 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Mormyrops caballus Mormyridae demersal 57 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrops oudoti Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Mormyrus hasselquistii Mormyridae demersal 59 TL 3.6 native
Mormyrus macrophthalmus Mormyridae demersal 35 TL 3.1 native
Mormyrus rume rume Mormyridae demersal 107 TL 2.5 native
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Citharinidae pelagic 7 TL 3.1 native
Nannocharax ansorgii Citharinidae pelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Nannocharax fasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 9 TL 3.5 native
Nannocharax lineomaculatus Citharinidae pelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Nannocharax occidentalis Citharinidae pelagic 8 TL 3.4 native
Nematogobius maindroni Gobiidae demersal 8 TL 3.2 native
Neolebias ansorgii Citharinidae pelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Neolebias axelrodi Citharinidae pelagic 3 TL 3.5 native
Neolebias powelli Citharinidae pelagic 2 TL 2.9 native
Neolebias unifasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Oreochromis aureus Cichlidae benthopelagic 46 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 74 TL 2.0 native
Pantodon buchholzi Pantodontidae pelagic 10 TL 3.6 native
Papyrocranus afer Notopteridae demersal 80 TL 3.3 native
Parachanna africana Channidae benthopelagic 32 TL 3.8 native
Parachanna obscura Channidae demersal 42 TL 3.4 native
Paradistichodus dimidiatus Citharinidae demersal 8 TL 3.5 native
Parailia pellucida Schilbeidae demersal 15 TL 3.5 native
Parauchenoglanis akiri Bagridae demersal 12 TL 3.3 native
Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi Bagridae demersal 11 TL 3.3 native
Parauchenoglanis fasciatus Bagridae demersal 15 TL 3.1 native
Pareutropius buffei Schilbeidae demersal 9 TL 3.0 native
Pellonula leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 10 TL 3.5 native
Pellonula vorax Clupeidae pelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Pelvicachromis pulcher Cichlidae demersal 10 TL 3.3 native
Pelvicachromis taeniatus Cichlidae demersal 8 TL 3.0 native
Periophthalmus barbarus Gobiidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Petrocephalus ansorgii Mormyridae demersal 18 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus bane bane Mormyridae demersal 23 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus bovei bovei Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus Mormyridae demersal 11 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus pellegrini Mormyridae demersal 12 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus sauvagii Mormyridae demersal 18 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus soudanensis Mormyridae demersal 12 TL 3.1 native
Phago loricatus Citharinidae demersal 21 TL 4.5 native
Phractolaemus ansorgii Phractolaemidae benthopelagic 19 TL   native
Phractura ansorgii Amphiliidae demersal 9 TL 3.2 native
Phractura clauseni Amphiliidae demersal 10 TL 3.2 native
Pollimyrus isidori Mormyridae demersal 11 TL 2.6 native
Pollimyrus petricolus Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Polypterus ansorgii Polypteridae demersal 28 TL 3.4 native
Polypterus bichir lapradei Polypteridae demersal 74 TL 4.5 native
Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri Polypteridae demersal 92 TL 3.8 native
Polypterus senegalus senegalus Polypteridae demersal 51 TL 3.5 native
Porogobius schlegelii Gobiidae demersal 15 TL 2.9 native
Procatopus aberrans Poeciliidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Pronothobranchius kiyawensis Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Protopterus annectens annectens Protopteridae demersal 100 TL 3.8 native
Raiamas nigeriensis Cyprinidae demersal 13 TL 3.0 native
Raiamas senegalensis Cyprinidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Rhabdalestes septentrionalis Alestiidae pelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Rhabdalestes smykalai Alestiidae pelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus Cichlidae demersal 41 TL 2.1 native
Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron Cichlidae demersal 31 TL 2.5 native
Schilbe brevianalis Schilbeidae demersal 10 TL 3.0 native
Schilbe intermedius Schilbeidae pelagic 61 TL 3.7 native
Schilbe mystus Schilbeidae demersal 40 TL 3.3 native
Schilbe uranoscopus Schilbeidae demersal 44 TL 3.4 native
Sierrathrissa leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 4 TL 3.1 native
Siluranodon auritus Schilbeidae demersal 18 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis batensoda Mochokidae benthopelagic 50 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis budgetti Mochokidae benthopelagic 40 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis clarias Mochokidae benthopelagic 33 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis courteti Mochokidae benthopelagic 55 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis eupterus Mochokidae benthopelagic 18 TL 2.7 native
Synodontis filamentosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 28 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis gobroni Mochokidae benthopelagic 60 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis guttatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 72 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis melanopterus Mochokidae benthopelagic 18 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis membranaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 57 TL 3.2 native
Synodontis nigrita Mochokidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis obesus Mochokidae benthopelagic 38 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis ocellifer Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis omias Mochokidae benthopelagic 43 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis resupinatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.6 native
Synodontis robbianus Mochokidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis schall Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis sorex Mochokidae benthopelagic 38 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis vermiculatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 48 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis violaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 36 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis xiphias Mochokidae benthopelagic 80 TL 3.7 native
Tetraodon lineatus Tetraodontidae demersal 43 TL 3.6 native
Thysochromis ansorgii Cichlidae demersal 11 TL 3.0 native
Tilapia dageti Cichlidae demersal 40 TL 2.3 native
Tilapia guineensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.8 native
Tilapia mariae Cichlidae demersal 40 TL 2.3 native
Tilapia zillii Cichlidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
Tylochromis sudanensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.0 native
Xenomystus nigri Notopteridae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
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