Freshwater Fish Species in Ouémé (Weme) River [West Africa]

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Fish Species in Ouémé River

Rises in the Atacora massif in northwestern Benin and flows southward, where it is joined by its main affluent, the Okpara, on the left bank and by the Zou on the right. It then divides into two branches, one discharging into Lake Nokoué in the Niger Delta near Cotonou and the other into Lagoon Porto Novo


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=116]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Aethiomastacembelus nigromarginatus Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 34 TL 3.8 native
Aphyosemion bitaeniatum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion calliurum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.3 native
Aphyosemion filamentosum Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.4 native
Aphyosemion gulare Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys luxophthalmus luxophthalmus Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys normani Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.4 native
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Arius gigas Ariidae benthopelagic 165 TL 3.8 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
Barbus atakorensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.9 native
Barbus bynni occidentalis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Barbus callipterus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Barbus chlorotaenia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 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 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
Brienomyrus brachyistius Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.2 native
Brienomyrus niger Mormyridae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.3 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
Caecomastacembelus cryptacanthus Mastacembelidae demersal 23 TL 3.3 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
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 macromystax Clariidae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Anabantidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Ctenopoma petherici Anabantidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Denticeps clupeoides Denticipitidae pelagic 15 TL 3.3 native
Distichodus rostratus Citharinidae demersal 76 TL 2.0 native
Dormitator lebretonis Eleotridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Eleotris vittata Eleotridae demersal 27 TL 4.0 native
Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Epiplatys grahami Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.4 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
Gobioides sagitta Gobiidae demersal 50 TL 3.0 native
Gymnallabes typus Clariidae demersal 23 TL 3.2 native
Gymnarchus niloticus Gymnarchidae demersal 204 TL 3.7 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
Heterotis niloticus Osteoglossidae demersal 120 TL 3.0 native
Hippopotamyrus psittacus Mormyridae demersal 30 TL 3.1 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
Kribia nana Eleotridae demersal 5 TL 3.3 native
Labeo parvus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47 TL 2.4 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
Malapterurus electricus Malapteruridae benthopelagic 149 TL 4.5 native
Marcusenius mento Mormyridae demersal 32 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis Mormyridae demersal 40 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius ussheri Mormyridae demersal 38 TL 3.1 native
Micralestes elongatus Alestiidae pelagic 6 TL 3.3 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Mormyridae demersal 150 TL 4.0 native
Mormyrus rume rume Mormyridae demersal 107 TL 2.5 native
Nannocharax fasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 9 TL 3.5 native
Neolebias unifasciatus Citharinidae pelagic 6 TL 3.1 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
Parailia pellucida Schilbeidae demersal 15 TL 3.5 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
Petrocephalus bovei bovei Mormyridae demersal 14 TL 3.1 native
Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus Mormyridae demersal 11 TL 3.1 native
Phago loricatus Citharinidae demersal 21 TL 4.5 native
Phractolaemus ansorgii Phractolaemidae benthopelagic 19 TL   native
Phractura clauseni Amphiliidae demersal 10 TL 3.2 native
Pollimyrus adspersus Mormyridae demersal 11 TL 3.2 native
Pollimyrus isidori Mormyridae demersal 11 TL 2.6 native
Polycentropsis abbreviata Nandidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.5 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
Protopterus annectens annectens Protopteridae demersal 100 TL 3.8 native
Raiamas senegalensis Cyprinidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Rhabdalestes septentrionalis Alestiidae pelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus Cichlidae demersal 41 TL 2.1 native
Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron Cichlidae demersal 31 TL 2.5 native
Schilbe intermedius Schilbeidae pelagic 61 TL 3.7 native
Schilbe micropogon Schilbeidae demersal 26 TL 3.0 native
Schilbe mystus Schilbeidae demersal 40 TL 3.3 native
Synodontis gambiensis Mochokidae benthopelagic 35 TL 3.2 native
Synodontis melanopterus Mochokidae benthopelagic 18 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis schall Mochokidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis sorex Mochokidae benthopelagic 38 TL 3.1 native
Thysochromis ansorgii Cichlidae demersal 11 TL 3.0 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
Xenomystus nigri Notopteridae demersal 20 TL 3.3 native
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