Freshwater Fish Species in Shire River [Malawi to Mozambique]

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Fish Species in Shire


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=58]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aethiomastacembelus shiranus Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 26 TL 4.0 native
Amphilius platychir Amphiliidae demersal 21 TL 3.3 native
Anguilla nebulosa Anguillidae demersal 121 TL 3.8 native
Aplocheilichthys johnstoni Poeciliidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys katangae Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Astatotilapia calliptera Cichlidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.0 native
Barbus afrohamiltoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.2 native
Barbus arcislongae Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 2.9 native
Barbus atkinsoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Barbus johnstonii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 40 TL 2.0 native
Barbus kerstenii kerstenii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus lineomaculatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Barbus macrotaenia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus microcephalus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 2.8 native
Barbus paludinosus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.8 native
Barbus radiatus aurantiacus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Barbus trimaculatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.2 native
Barbus viviparus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.9 native
Brycinus imberi Alestiidae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
Chiloglanis neumanni Mochokidae benthopelagic 8 TL 2.8 native
Chilotilapia rhoadesii Cichlidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.4 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
Cyathochromis obliquidens Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.0 native
Dimidiochromis kiwinge Cichlidae benthopelagic 30 TL 4.5 native
Dimidiochromis strigatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 25 TL 4.0 native
Hemigrammopetersius barnardi Alestiidae pelagic 9 TL 3.4 native
Hemitilapia oxyrhyncha Cichlidae benthopelagic 20 TL 2.0 endemic
Hippopotamyrus discorhynchus Mormyridae demersal 38 TL 3.2 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Alestiidae demersal 117 TL 4.5 native
Irvineia orientalis Schilbeidae demersal 62 TL 3.4 native
Labeo altivelis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.4 native
Labeo cylindricus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.0 native
Leptoglanis rotundiceps Amphiliidae demersal 7 TL 3.0 native
Malapterurus shirensis Malapteruridae benthopelagic 37 TL 3.0 native
Marcusenius macrolepidotus Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius nyasensis Mormyridae demersal 37 TL 3.1 native
Micralestes acutidens Alestiidae pelagic 11 TL 2.9 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Mormyrus longirostris Mormyridae demersal 92 TL 3.3 native
Opsaridium ubangiensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Opsaridium zambezense Cyprinidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.4 native
Oreochromis mossambicus Cichlidae benthopelagic 48 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis placidus placidus Cichlidae benthopelagic 36 TL 2.9 native
Oreochromis shiranus chilwae Cichlidae benthopelagic 21 TL 2.5 native
Oreochromis shiranus shiranus Cichlidae benthopelagic 48 TL 2.0 native
Otopharynx tetraspilus Cichlidae demersal 16 TL 2.7 native
Otopharynx tetrastigma Cichlidae demersal 16 TL 3.4 native
Protomelas kirkii Cichlidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.4 native
Protomelas triaenodon Cichlidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Protopterus annectens brieni Protopteridae demersal 90 TL 3.8 native
Pseudocrenilabrus philander dispersus Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Serranochromis robustus jallae Cichlidae demersal 49 TL 3.2 native
Synodontis nebulosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.5 native
Synodontis njassae Mochokidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.1 native
Tilapia rendalli Cichlidae benthopelagic 45 TL 2.2 native
Trematocranus placodon Cichlidae demersal 25 TL 3.4 native
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