Freshwater Fish Species in Saint John River [West Africa]

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Fish Species in Saint John

Its source is northwest of the Nimba Range and with its upper reach, the Mani River, forms part of the Guinea-Liberia border


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=65]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aethiomastacembelus liberiensis Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 29 TL 3.3 native
Amphilius atesuensis Amphiliidae demersal 7 TL 3.2 native
Amphilius platychir Amphiliidae demersal 21 TL 3.3 native
Anomalochromis thomasi Cichlidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion maeseni Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Aphyosemion viride Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys nimbaensis Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys normani Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.4 native
Aplocheilichthys schioetzi Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.1 native
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Awaous lateristriga Gobiidae demersal 27 TL 3.1 native
Barbus ablabes Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.5 native
Barbus aliciae Cyprinidae pelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus eburneensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Barbus inaequalis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Barbus sacratus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 32 TL 3.0 native
Brienomyrus brachyistius Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.2 native
Brycinus longipinnis Alestiidae pelagic 13 TL 2.2 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Chromidotilapia guentheri guentheri Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 2.4 native
Chrysichthys johnelsi Bagridae demersal 41 TL 3.4 native
Chrysichthys maurus Bagridae demersal 63 TL 3.4 native
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagridae demersal 80 TL 2.6 native
Clarias buettikoferi Clariidae demersal 20 TL 3.2 native
Clarias laeviceps laeviceps Clariidae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Clarias salae Clariidae demersal 51 TL 3.6 native
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Anabantidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Doumea chappuisi Amphiliidae demersal 14 TL 3.2 native
Eleotris vittata Eleotridae demersal 27 TL 4.0 native
Epiplatys barmoiensis Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.4 native
Epiplatys dageti dageti Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys fasciolatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.5 native
Epiplatys lamottei Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.4 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 isopterus Clariidae demersal 90 TL 3.2 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 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
Lates niloticus Centropomidae demersal 193 TL 3.8 native
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Marcusenius ussheri Mormyridae demersal 38 TL 3.1 native
Microsynodontis polli Mochokidae demersal 5 TL 3.0 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Nannocharax ansorgii Citharinidae pelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Nannocharax fasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 9 TL 3.5 native
Pellonula leonensis Clupeidae pelagic 10 TL 3.5 native
Pelmatochromis buettikoferi Cichlidae demersal 21 TL 3.0 native
Periophthalmus barbarus Gobiidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Petrocephalus pellegrini Mormyridae demersal 12 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus tenuicauda Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Raiamas steindachneri Cyprinidae demersal 16 TL 3.0 native
Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron Cichlidae demersal 31 TL 2.5 native
Sarotherodon tournieri tournieri Cichlidae demersal 14 TL 2.6 native
Schilbe mandibularis Schilbeidae demersal 50 TL 3.4 native
Scriptaphyosemion brueningi Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Scriptaphyosemion liberiense Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis waterloti Mochokidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.8 native
Tilapia guineensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.8 native
Tilapia walteri Cichlidae benthopelagic 27 TL 3.0 native
Tilapia zillii Cichlidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
Tylochromis intermedius Cichlidae benthopelagic 29 TL 3.6 native
Tylochromis jentinki Cichlidae benthopelagic 33 TL 3.0 native
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