Freshwater Fish Species in Nile River [Egypt]

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Fish Species in Nile

The longest river in the world includes Nile proper, Victoria Nile, Albert Nile, White Nile, and Blue Nile. Three large dams: Aswan High Dam, Gebel Aulia, and Makwar


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=115]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Alestes baremoze Alestiidae benthopelagic 43 TL 2.8 native
Alestes dentex Alestiidae pelagic 55 TL 2.9 native
Alosa fallax Clupeidae pelagic 74 TL 3.6 native
Andersonia leptura Amphiliidae demersal 50 TL 3.5 native
Anguilla anguilla Anguillidae demersal 133 TL 3.5 native
Aplocheilichthys hutereaui Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.1 native
Aplocheilichthys kingii Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.1 native
Aplocheilichthys loati Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys normani Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.4 native
Auchenoglanis biscutatus Bagridae demersal 66 TL 3.1 native
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bagridae demersal 86 TL 2.9 native
Bagrus bajad Bagridae demersal 88 TL 3.3 native
Bagrus docmak Bagridae benthopelagic 135 TL 3.3 native
Barbus anema Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Barbus leonensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus neglectus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 2.9 native
Barbus nigeriensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Barbus perince Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus pumilus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3 TL 3.1 native
Barbus stigmatopygus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Barbus tongaensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Barbus yeiensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Brienomyrus niger Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Brycinus nurse Alestiidae pelagic 25 TL 2.4 native
Chelaethiops bibie Cyprinidae demersal 6 TL 2.6 native
Chiloglanis niloticus Mochokidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Chrysichthys auratus auratus Bagridae demersal 43 TL 3.7 native
Citharinus citharus citharus Citharinidae demersal 71 TL 2.0 native
Citharinus latus Citharinidae demersal 103 TL 2.2 native
Clarias anguillaris Clariidae demersal 100 TL 3.4 native
Clarias gariepinus Clariidae benthopelagic 170 TL 4.4 native
Clarias werneri Clariidae demersal 29 TL 3.2 native
Clarotes laticeps Bagridae demersal 98 TL 3.1 native
Cromeria nilotica Kneriidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Ctenopoma muriei muriei Anabantidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Ctenopoma petherici Anabantidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Distichodus brevipinnis Citharinidae demersal 72 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus engycephalus Citharinidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus niloticus Citharinidae pelagic 83 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus rostratus Citharinidae demersal 76 TL 2.0 native
Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys spilargyreius Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Garra dembeensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.0 native
Gymnarchus niloticus Gymnarchidae demersal 204 TL 3.7 native
Haplochromis loati Cichlidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Haplochromis wingatii Cichlidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Hemichromis bimaculatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.9 native
Hemichromis fasciatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.5 native
Hemichromis letourneuxi Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Heterobranchus bidorsalis Clariidae demersal 150 TL 3.7 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
Hydrocynus brevis Alestiidae demersal 86 TL 3.6 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Alestiidae demersal 117 TL 4.5 native
Hyperopisus bebe bebe Mormyridae demersal 63 TL 3.6 native
Ichthyborus besse besse Citharinidae pelagic 25 TL 4.0 native
Kribia nana Eleotridae demersal 5 TL 3.3 native
Labeo coubie Cyprinidae benthopelagic 92 TL 2.0 native
Labeo forskalii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 36 TL 2.5 native
Labeo niloticus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.5 native
Lates niloticus Centropomidae demersal 193 TL 3.8 native
Leptocypris niloticus Cyprinidae demersal 10 TL 2.9 native
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Marcusenius cyprinoides Mormyridae demersal 41 TL 3.0 native
Micralestes acutidens Alestiidae pelagic 11 TL 2.9 native
Micralestes elongatus Alestiidae pelagic 6 TL 3.3 native
Mochokus brevis Mochokidae demersal 4 TL 3.0 native
Mochokus niloticus Mochokidae demersal 7 TL 3.1 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Mormyrus caschive Mormyridae demersal 100 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrus hasselquistii Mormyridae demersal 59 TL 3.6 native
Mormyrus kannume Mormyridae demersal 122 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrus niloticus Mormyridae demersal 46 TL 3.6 native
Nannocharax niloticus Citharinidae pelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Neolebias trewavasae Citharinidae pelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Nothobranchius virgatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.3 native
Oreochromis aureus Cichlidae benthopelagic 46 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 74 TL 2.0 native
Parachanna obscura Channidae demersal 42 TL 3.4 native
Parailia pellucida Schilbeidae demersal 15 TL 3.5 native
Petrocephalus bane bane Mormyridae demersal 23 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus bovei bovei Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus keatingii Mormyridae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
Pollimyrus isidori Mormyridae demersal 11 TL 2.6 native
Pollimyrus petherici Mormyridae demersal 20 TL 3.1 native
Polypterus bichir bichir Polypteridae demersal 68 TL 4.5 native
Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri Polypteridae demersal 92 TL 3.8 native
Polypterus senegalus senegalus Polypteridae demersal 51 TL 3.5 native
Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus Protopteridae demersal 200 TL 3.2 native
Protopterus annectens annectens Protopteridae demersal 100 TL 3.8 native
Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor Cichlidae demersal 8 TL 3.0 native
Raiamas senegalensis Cyprinidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 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
Schilbe uranoscopus Schilbeidae demersal 44 TL 3.4 native
Siluranodon auritus Schilbeidae demersal 18 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis batensoda Mochokidae benthopelagic 50 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis caudovittatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 30 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis clarias Mochokidae benthopelagic 33 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis eupterus Mochokidae benthopelagic 18 TL 2.7 native
Synodontis filamentosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 28 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis frontosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis khartoumensis Mochokidae benthopelagic 21 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis membranaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 57 TL 3.2 native
Synodontis nigrita Mochokidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis schall Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis sorex Mochokidae benthopelagic 38 TL 3.1 native
Tetraodon lineatus Tetraodontidae demersal 43 TL 3.6 native
Tilapia zillii Cichlidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
Xenomystus nigri Notopteridae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
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