List of Freshwater Fishes for Afghanistan

Number of freshwater fish species: 129 The tables below were generated from Fishbase.org - A project to provide indexing and links for all known species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. All links below take you to pages on the fishbase.org site.
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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Abramis brama native Common bream  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Abramis sapa native White-eye bream  
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser nudiventris extirpated Fringebarbel sturgeon  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnoides bipunctatus native Spirlin  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnoides taeniatus native Striped bystranka  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnus chalcoides native Danube bleak  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon mola native Mola carplet  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis introduced Bighead carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspidoparia jaya native Jaya  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspidoparia morar native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspiolucius esocinus native Pike asp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspius aspius native Asp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ballerus ballerus introduced Zope  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Bangana diplostoma native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus brachycephalus brachycephalus native Aral barbel  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus capito capito native Bulatmai barbel  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius vagra native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoeta capoeta capoeta native Transcaucasian barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoeta fusca native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoetobrama kuschakewitschi kuschakewitschi native Sharpray  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish  
Perciformes Channidae Channa gachua native   
Perciformes Channidae Channa orientalis native Walking snakehead  
Perciformes Channidae Channa punctata native Spotted snakehead  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma naziri native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus diplochilus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus latius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion microphthalmum microphthalmum native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion milesi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion watsoni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario devario native Sind danio  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Dzihunia amudarjensis native Bukhara stone loach  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus danricus native Flying barb  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra gotyla gotyla native Sucker head  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rossica native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rufa native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptosternon akhtari native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptosternon reticulatum native Turkestan catfish  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax cavia native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax jalalensis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gobio gobio gobio native Gudgeon  
Perciformes Percidae Gymnocephalus cernuus native Ruffe  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemiculter leucisculus introduced Sharpbelly  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemigrammocapoeta elegans native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo angra native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo ariza native Reba  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo dyocheilus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo gonius native Kuria labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo pangusia native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus idus native Ide  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus latus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus lehmanni native Zeravshan dace  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus leuciscus native Common dace  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus tengara native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus baluchiorum native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus kuschakewitschi native Kuschakewitsch loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus longicaudus native Eastern crested loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus oxianus native Amu-Darya stone loach  
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok bimaculatus native Butter catfish  
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok canio native   
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabda native Pabdah catfish  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias latipes introduced Japanese rice fish  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Paracobitis boutanensis native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Paracobitis ghazniensis native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Paracobitis malapterura native Western crested loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Paracobitis rhadinaeus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pelecus cultratus native Ziege  
Perciformes Percidae Perca fluviatilis native European perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudorasbora parva introduced Stone moroko  
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni native Dwarf sturgeon  
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni native Amu Darya sturgeon  
Siluriformes Siluridae Pterocryptis afghana native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ptychobarbus conirostris questionable Indus snowtrout  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius platygaster native Southern ninespine stickleback  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius conchonius native Rosy barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sarana native Olive barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sophore native Pool barb  
Perciformes Gobiidae Rhinogobius similis introduced   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus sinensis introduced   
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita macracanthus native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita rita native Rita  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus rutilus native Roach  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Sabanejewia aurata aurata native Goldside loach  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta native Sea trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma bacaila native Large razorbelly minnow  
Perciformes Percidae Sander lucioperca native Pike-perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmus native Rudd  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura alepidota native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura alta native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura corica native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura cristata native Turkmenian crested loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura kessleri native Kessler's loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura lindbergi native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura prashari questionable   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura sargadensis native Turkmenian loach  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizocypris brucei native Waziristan snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizocypris ladigesi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge curvifrons native Sattar snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge esocinus native Chirruh snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopygopsis stoliczkai native False osman  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax edeniana native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax intermedius intermedius native Common marinka  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax labiatus native Kunar snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax microcephalus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax pelzami native Transcaspian marinka  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax plagiostomus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax richardsonii native Snow trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax zarudnyi native   
Siluriformes Siluridae Silurus glanis native Wels catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Sinilabeo dero native Kalabans  
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata sarwari native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata seenghala native Giant river-catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor putitora native Golden mahseer  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa brahui native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa choprai native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa dorsalis native Gray loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa farwelli native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa griffithi native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa kullmanni native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa stenura native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa stoliczkai native Tibetan stone loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Triplophysa tenuis native   
Siluriformes Siluridae Wallago attu native Wallago  



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Copyright Rhett Butler 1994-2013

The copy for fish.mongabay.com was written in 1994-1995. Therefore some information such as scientific names may be out of date. For this, I apologize. Feel free to send corrections to me.