List of Freshwater Fishes for Argentina

Number of freshwater fish species: 330

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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Family Scientific Name FB Name Name Status
Anostomidae Abramites hypselonotus Marbled headstander  Jikii native
Characidae Acrobrycon tarijae   native
Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus inermis   native
Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus marmoratus Bottlenose catfish   native
Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus militaris   native
Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus ucayalensis   native
Doradidae Anadoras weddellii  Armado native
Loricariidae Ancistrus cirrhosus Jumbie teta   native
Loricariidae Ancistrus taunayi   native
Parodontidae Apareiodon affinis  Virolito native
Characidae Aphyocharax anisitsi Bloodfin tetra   native
Cichlidae Apistogramma borellii Umbrella cichlid   native
Cichlidae Apistogramma commbrae Corumba cichlid   native
Cichlidae Apistogramma pleurotaenia   questionable
Galaxiidae Aplochiton taeniatus   native
Apteronotidae Apteronotus ellisi   native
Cichlidae Astronotus ocellatus Oscar   native
Characidae Astyanax abramis   native
Characidae Astyanax asuncionensis   questionable
Characidae Astyanax bimaculatus Twospot astyanax   questionable
Characidae Astyanax chico   native
Characidae Astyanax cordovae   native
Characidae Astyanax correntinus   native
Characidae Astyanax eigenmanniorum   native
Characidae Astyanax erythropterus   native
Characidae Astyanax fasciatus Banded astyanax   native
Characidae Astyanax hermosus   native
Characidae Astyanax ita   native
Characidae Astyanax jacuhiensis   native
Characidae Astyanax latens   native
Characidae Astyanax leonidas   native
Characidae Astyanax lineatus   native
Characidae Astyanax ojiara   native
Characidae Astyanax orbignyanus   native
Characidae Astyanax paris   native
Characidae Astyanax pynandi   native
Characidae Astyanax saguazu   native
Characidae Astyanax scabripinnis   native
Characidae Astyanax troya   native
Characidae Astyanax tupi   native
Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus nigripinnis   native
Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus osteomystax  Hocicón native
Rivulidae Austrolebias alexandri   native
Rivulidae Austrolebias bellottii Argentine pearlfish  Pavito native
Rivulidae Austrolebias nigripinnis Blackfin pearlfish   native
Rivulidae Austrolebias nonoiuliensis   native
Rivulidae Austrolebias patriciae   questionable
Rivulidae Austrolebias robustus   native
Rivulidae Austrolebias vandenbergi   native
Pimelodidae Bergiaria platana   native
Loricariidae Brochiloricaria chauliodon   native
Characidae Brycon orbignyanus  Pirapitá native
Characidae Bryconamericus agna   native
Characidae Bryconamericus eigenmanni   native
Characidae Bryconamericus ikaa   native
Characidae Bryconamericus mennii   native
Characidae Bryconamericus rubropictus   native
Characidae Bryconamericus stramineus   native
Characidae Bryconamericus sylvicola   native
Characidae Bryconamericus uporas   native
Characidae Bryconamericus ytu   native
Cichlidae Bujurquina vittata Banded acara   native
Aspredinidae Bunocephalus coracoideus Guitarrita   misidentification
Aspredinidae Bunocephalus doriae   native
Aspredinidae Bunocephalus iheringii   misidentification
Callichthyidae Callichthys callichthys Cascarudo   native
Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus Goldfish   introduced
Achiridae Catathyridium jenynsii   native
Achiridae Catathyridium lorentzii  Lenguado native
Cichlidae Chaetobranchopsis australis   native
Characidae Characidium borellii   native
Characidae Characidium fasciatum Darter characin   misidentification
Characidae Characidium rachovii   native
Characidae Charax gibbosus Glass headstander   misidentification
Characidae Charax stenopterus   native
Characidae Cheirodon ibicuhiensis  Mojarrita native
Characidae Cheirodon interruptus Uruguay tetra  Mojarrita native
Cichlidae Cichlasoma bimaculatum Black acara   misidentification
Cichlidae Cichlasoma dimerus   native
Cichlidae Cichlasoma facetum Chameleon cichlid  Peine native
Cichlidae Cichlasoma scitulum   native
Cichlidae Cichlasoma tembe   native
Characidae Clupeacharax anchoveoides   native
Poeciliidae Cnesterodon decemmaculatus Ten spotted live-bearer   native
Poeciliidae Cnesterodon raddai   native
Salmonidae Coregonus clupeaformis Lake whitefish   introduced
Callichthyidae Corydoras aeneus Bronze corydoras   native
Callichthyidae Corydoras carlae   native
Callichthyidae Corydoras hastatus Dwarf corydoras   native
Callichthyidae Corydoras micracanthus   native
Callichthyidae Corydoras paleatus Peppered corydoras   native
Callichthyidae Corydoras undulatus   native
Cichlidae Crenicichla lepidota Pike cichlid   native
Cichlidae Crenicichla niederleinii   native
Cichlidae Crenicichla scottii   native
Cichlidae Crenicichla semifasciata   native
Cichlidae Crenicichla vittata   native
Characidae Ctenobrycon alleni   native
Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp   not established
Curimatidae Curimatella dorsalis   native
Characidae Cynopotamus argenteus  Dientudo jorobado native
Curimatidae Cyphocharax gilbert   misidentification
Curimatidae Cyphocharax platanus   native
Curimatidae Cyphocharax saladensis Rosy curimata   native
Curimatidae Cyphocharax spilotus   native
Curimatidae Cyphocharax voga   native
Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio Common carp   introduced
Characidae Diapoma terofali   native
Diplomystidae Diplomystes cuyanus   native
Diplomystidae Diplomystes mesembrinus   native
Diplomystidae Diplomystes viedmensis Otuno  Bagre aterciopelado native
Doradidae Doras eigenmanni  Armado native
Sternopygidae Eigenmannia trilineata   native
Sternopygidae Eigenmannia virescens Glass knifefish   misidentification
Auchenipteridae Epapterus dispilurus   native
Loricariidae Farlowella amazonum   native
Loricariidae Farlowella hahni   native
Galaxiidae Galaxias maculatus Inanga   native
Galaxiidae Galaxias platei   native
Characidae Galeocharax humeralis  Dientudo native
Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish   introduced
Petromyzontidae Geotria australis Pouched lamprey   native
Characidae Gymnocharacinus bergii Naked characin  Mojarra bronceada endemic
Characidae Gymnocorymbus ternetzi Black tetra   native
Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus australis Uruguayan eartheater   native
Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus balzanii Argentine humphead   native
Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus che   native
Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus meridionalis   native
Cichlidae Gymnogeophagus rhabdotus Stripefin eartheater   misidentification
Gymnotidae Gymnotus carapo Banded knifefish   native
Gymnotidae Gymnotus inaequilabiatus   native
Trichomycteridae Hatcheria macraei   native
Characidae Hemigrammus matei   native
Pimelodidae Hemisorubim platyrhynchos Porthole shovelnose catfish   native
Heptapteridae Heptapterus mustelinus   native
Characidae Heterocheirodon yatai  Mojarrita native
Loricariidae Hisonotus maculipinnis   native
Erythrinidae Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus Aimara   native
Erythrinidae Hoplias aimara   misidentification
Erythrinidae Hoplias malabaricus Trahira  Taraira native
Callichthyidae Hoplosternum littorale Hassar   native
Characidae Hyphessobrycon anisitsi   native
Characidae Hyphessobrycon auca   native
Characidae Hyphessobrycon igneus   native
Characidae Hyphessobrycon meridionalis   native
Characidae Hyphessobrycon wajat   native
Characidae Hypobrycon poi   native
Loricariidae Hypoptopoma inexspectatum   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus borellii   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus boulengeri   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus cochliodon   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus commersoni  Vieja negra native
Loricariidae Hypostomus cordovae  Vieja de agua native
Loricariidae Hypostomus derbyi  Vieja de agua native
Loricariidae Hypostomus itacua   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus laplatae   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus luteomaculatus  Vieja de agua native
Loricariidae Hypostomus microstomus  Vieja de agua native
Loricariidae Hypostomus myersi  Vieja de agua native
Loricariidae Hypostomus paranensis   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus roseopunctatus   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus ternetzi   native
Loricariidae Hypostomus uruguayensis   native
Pimelodidae Iheringichthys labrosus   native
Loricariidae Ixinandria steinbachi  Vieja native
Anablepidae Jenynsia alternimaculata   native
Anablepidae Jenynsia lineata Onesided livebearer   native
Anablepidae Jenynsia maculata   native
Anablepidae Jenynsia multidentata Rio de la Plata onesided livebearer   native
Anablepidae Jenynsia pygogramma   native
Cichlidae Laetacara dorsigera Redbreast acara   native
Lepidosirenidae Lepidosiren paradoxa South American lungfish   native
Anostomidae Leporinus elongatus  Boga native
Anostomidae Leporinus friderici Threespot leporinus   native
Anostomidae Leporinus obtusidens  Boga native
Callichthyidae Lepthoplosternum pectorale   native
Loricariidae Liposarcus anisitsi Snow pleco  Vieja de agua native
Loricariidae Loricaria apeltogaster   native
Loricariidae Loricaria cataphracta   misidentification
Loricariidae Loricaria simillima   native
Loricariidae Loricaria tucumanensis   native
Loricariidae Loricariichthys anus   native
Loricariidae Loricariichthys edentatus   native
Loricariidae Loricariichthys labialis  Maimingué native
Loricariidae Loricariichthys maculatus   misidentification
Loricariidae Loricariichthys platymetopon   native
Pimelodidae Luciopimelodus pati Pati   native
Engraulidae Lycengraulis grossidens Atlantic sabretooth anchovy  Anchoa native
Characidae Macropsobrycon uruguayanae  Mojarrita native
Characidae Markiana nigripinnis   native
Loricariidae Megalancistrus parananus   native
Rivulidae Megalebias elongatus   endemic
Rivulidae Megalebias monstrosus   native
Callichthyidae Megalechis thoracata Spotted hoplo   misidentification
Doradidae Megalodoras laevigatulus   native
Pimelodidae Megalonema argentina   native
Pimelodidae Megalonema platanum   native
Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides Largemouth bass   introduced
Mugilidae Mugil liza Liza   native
Characidae Myleus tiete   questionable
Characidae Mylossoma duriventre   native
Characidae Nans indefessus   native
Rivulidae Neofundulus paraguayensis   questionable
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes argentinensis  Baboso native
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes bonariensis Pejerrey  Pejerrey native
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes hatcheri   native
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes humensis   native
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes incisa  Cornalito native
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes orientalis   native
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes perugiae   native
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes platensis   native
Atherinopsidae Odontesthes smitti   native
Characidae Odontostilbe paraguayensis   native
Characidae Odontostilbe pequira   native
Characidae Oligosarcus hepsetus   native
Characidae Oligosarcus jenynsii   native
Characidae Oligosarcus menezesi   native
Olyridae Olyra collettii   error
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus kisutch Coho salmon   introduced
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow trout   not established
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus nerka Sockeye salmon   not established
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon   not established
Loricariidae Otocinclus flexilis   native
Loricariidae Otocinclus vittatus   native
Doradidae Oxydoras kneri  Armao native
Sciaenidae Pachyurus bonariensis La Plata croaker  Corvina del rio native
Loricariidae Paraloricaria commersonoides  Vieja native
Loricariidae Paraloricaria vetula  Vieja native
Pimelodidae Parapimelodus valenciennis   native
Trichomycteridae Parastegophilus maculatus   native
Parodontidae Parodon carrikeri   native
Parodontidae Parodon nasus   native
Pristigasteridae Pellona flavipinnis Yellowfin river pellona  Lacha native
Percichthyidae Percichthys colhuapiensis Largemouth perch  Percas boconas endemic
Percichthyidae Percichthys laevis   native
Percichthyidae Percichthys trucha Creole perch  Percas de boca chica endemic
Poeciliidae Phallotorynus victoriae  Madrecita native
Characidae Piabucus melanostoma   native
Characidae Piaractus mesopotamicus   native
Heptapteridae Pimelodella laticeps   native
Pimelodidae Pimelodus absconditus   native
Pimelodidae Pimelodus albicans   native
Pimelodidae Pimelodus brevis   native
Pimelodidae Pimelodus maculatus   native
Pimelodidae Pimelodus mysteriosus   native
Clupeidae Platanichthys platana River Plate sprat   native
Doradidae Platydoras armatulus Southern striped raphael  Armado native
Poeciliidae Poecilia vivipara   native
Characidae Poptella paraguayensis   native
Curimatidae Potamorhina squamoralevis   native
Belonidae Potamorrhaphis eigenmanni   native
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon brachyura Short-tailed river stingray  Raya native
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon castexi Vermiculate river stingray  Raya de agua dulce native
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon falkneri Largespot river stingray  Raya native
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon hystrix Porcupine river stingray  Raya native
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon motoro Ocellate river stingray   native
Potamotrygonidae Potamotrygon schuhmacheri   native
Characidae Prionobrama paraguayensis   native
Prochilodontidae Prochilodus lineatus Curimbata  Sábalo native
Curimatidae Psectrogaster curviventris   native
Cetopsidae Pseudocetopsis gobioides   native
Characidae Pseudocorynopoma doriae Dragonfin tetra   native
Loricariidae Pseudohemiodon laticeps  Vieja native
Pseudopimelodidae Pseudopimelodus mangurus  Manguruyú amarillo native
Pimelodidae Pseudoplatystoma corruscans Spotted sorubim   native
Pimelodidae Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Barred sorubim   native
Doradidae Pterodoras granulosus Granulated catfish  Armado común native
Rivulidae Pterolebias longipinnis Longfin killie   native
Characidae Pygocentrus nattereri Red piranha   native
Lebiasinidae Pyrrhulina macrolepis   native
Lebiasinidae Pyrrhulina rachoviana Fanning pyrrhulina   native
Clupeidae Ramnogaster melanostoma Uruguay river sprat  Mandufia native
Heptapteridae Rhamdella aymarae   native
Heptapteridae Rhamdia sapo   native
Rhamphichthyidae Rhamphichthys hahni   native
Rhamphichthyidae Rhamphichthys rostratus   native
Cynodontidae Rhaphiodon vulpinus Biara  Machete native
Loricariidae Rhinelepis strigosa  Vieja native
Doradidae Rhinodoras dorbignyi  Marieta native
Loricariidae Ricola macrops  Vieja de cola native
Loricariidae Rineloricaria catamarcensis  Vieja native
Loricariidae Rineloricaria misionera   native
Loricariidae Rineloricaria parva  Vieja de agua native
Rivulidae Rivulus punctatus   native
Characidae Roeboides bonariensis  Dientudo native
Characidae Roeboides paranensis Parana scale-eating characin  Dientudo native
Characidae Roeboides prognathus  Dientudo native
Characidae Salminus brasiliensis  Dorado native
Salmonidae Salmo salar Atlantic salmon   introduced
Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta Sea trout   introduced
Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis Brook trout   introduced
Salmonidae Salvelinus namaycush Lake trout   introduced
Anostomidae Schizodon fasciatus   questionable
Anostomidae Schizodon platae   native
Characidae Serrapinnus calliurus   native
Characidae Serrapinnus piaba   misidentification
Characidae Serrasalmus maculatus   native
Characidae Serrasalmus marginatus   native
Trichomycteridae Silvinichthys bortayro   native
Trichomycteridae Silvinichthys mendozensis   native
Pimelodidae Sorubim lima Duckbill catfish   native
Loricariidae Spatuloricaria evansii   native
Curimatidae Steindachnerina biornata   native
Curimatidae Steindachnerina brevipinna   native
Curimatidae Steindachnerina conspersa   native
Loricariidae Sturisoma robustum   native
Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratus Marbled swamp eel   native
Gasteropelecidae Thoracocharax stellatus Spotfin hatchetfish   native
Auchenipteridae Trachelyopterus albicrux   native
Doradidae Trachydoras paraguayensis  Armado native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus alterus   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus belensis   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus borellii   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus boylei   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus catamarcensis   endemic
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus corduvensis   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus heterodontus   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus pseudosilvinichthys   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus ramosus   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus riojanus   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus roigi   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus spegazzinii   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus tenuis   native
Trichomycteridae Trichomycterus yuska   endemic
Rivulidae Trigonectes balzanii   native
Characidae Triportheus angulatus   native
Characidae Triportheus paranensis   native
Aspredinidae Xyliphius barbatus   native
Aspredinidae Xyliphius lombarderoi   native
Pimelodidae Zungaro zungaro   native
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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.