List of Freshwater Fishes for Bahamas

Number of freshwater fish species: 36 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.
Tropical Freshwater Fish | Biotope aquaria | Country Index

Record number 1 to 36  |  
Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Agonostomus monticola native Mountain mullet  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata native American eel American eel 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherinomorus stipes native Hardhead silverside Hardhead silverside 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx latus native Horse-eye jack Carangue gros yeux 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark Bull shark 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Chriodorus atherinoides native Hardhead halfbeak Hardhead halfbeak 
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius boleosoma native Darter goby Darter goby 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon laciniatus endemic Bahama pupfish Bahama pupfish 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon variegatus baconi endemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon variegatus variegatus native Sheepshead minnow Sheepshead minnow 
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatus native Fat sleeper Fat sleeper 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pisonis native Spinycheek sleeper Spinycheek sleeper 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus argenteus native Silver mojarra Spotfin mojarra 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus gula native Jenny mojarra Silver jenny 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia manni endemic  Bahama gambusia 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia puncticulata native Caribbean gambusia  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereus native Yellow fin mojarra Yellowfin mojarra 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitor native Bigmouth sleeper  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardi native Bobo mullet  
Perciformes Gobiidae Lophogobius cyprinoides native Crested goby Crested goby 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus griseus native Grey snapper Grey snapper 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus jocu native Dog snapper Dog snapper 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon Tarpon 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curema native White mullet White mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil liza native Liza Liza 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil trichodon native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Mozambique tilapia 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna introduced Sailfin molly  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocro native Burro grunt  
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Rivulus marmoratus native Mangrove rivulus Rivulus 
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura notata forsythia native   
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura notata notata questionable Redfin needlefish Redfin needlefish 
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura timucu native Timucu Atlantic needlefish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern platyfish  

Page created by: Eli, 15.08.07, last modified by: Lei, 20.11.08



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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.