List of Freshwater Fishes for Belgium

Number of freshwater fish species: 69 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 Brème 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturio native Sturgeon  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnoides bipunctatus native Spirlin Spirlin 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnus alburnus native Bleak  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa alosa native Allis shad  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus melas introduced Black bullhead  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus introduced Brown bullhead  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla native European eel Anguille 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspius aspius introduced Asp  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula barbatula native Stone loach Bermpje 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus barbus native Barbel Barbeau fluviatile 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Blicca bjoerkna native White bream  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish Poisson rouge 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassius introduced Crucian carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius gibelio introduced Prussian carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosus native Thicklip grey mullet  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chondrostoma nasus native Sneep Hotu 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis taenia native Spined loach Loche de rivière 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus lavaretus introduced Common whitefish  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus nasus introduced Broad whitefish  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus oxyrinchus native Houting  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus peled introduced Peled  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus gobio native Bullhead  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus perifretum native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Carpe 
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius native Northern pike  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus native Three-spined stickleback  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gobio gobio gobio native Gudgeon  
Perciformes Percidae Gymnocephalus cernuus native Ruffe  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus not established Channel catfish  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra fluviatilis native European river lamprey  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra planeri native European brook lamprey  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosus introduced Pumpkinseed Perche-soleil 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leucaspius delineatus introduced Belica Ablé de Heckel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus idus native Ide Ide mélanote 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus leuciscus native Common dace Vandoise 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza aurata native Golden grey mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza ramado native Thinlip mullet  
Gadiformes Lotidae Lota lota native Burbot Kwabaal 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu introduced Smallmouth bass Black-bass à petite bouche 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass Forelbaars 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus fossilis native Weatherfish Grote modderkruiper 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus kisutch introduced Coho salmon  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Osmerus eperlanus native European smelt  
Perciformes Percidae Perca fluviatilis native European perch Perche fluviatile 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Petromyzon marinus native Sea lamprey Lamproie marine 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phoxinus phoxinus native Eurasian minnow Vairon 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales promelas introduced Fathead minnow  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesus native Flounder Bot 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudorasbora parva introduced Stone moroko  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius pungitius native Ninespine stickleback  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus amarus native Bitterling  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus sericeus native Amur bitterling Bouvière 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus rutilus native Roach  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salar native Atlantic salmon  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta fario native Brown trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta native Sea trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus alpinus alpinus native Charr  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis introduced Brook trout Bronforel 
Perciformes Percidae Sander lucioperca introduced Pike-perch Sandre 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmus native Rudd Rotengle 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalius cephalus native European Chub Chevaine 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Thymallus thymallus questionable Grayling Ombre commun 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca native Tench Tanche 
Esociformes Umbridae Umbra pygmaea introduced Eastern mudminnow Mud minnow 

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



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