List of Freshwater Fishes for Fiji Islands

Number of freshwater fish species: 53 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
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenia native Banded-tail glassy perchlet  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australis australis native Shortfin eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Diria 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscura native Pacific shortfinned eel Malavo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis not established Bighead carp  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous melanocephalus native Largesnout goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous ocellaris native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbonymus gonionotus introduced Java barb Puntius 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butis native Duckbill sleeper Crimson-tipped flathead gudgeon 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark Qio 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus oxyrhyncus native Sharp-nosed river mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus plicatilis native Lobed river mullet  
Gonorynchiformes Chanidae Chanos chanos native Milkfish Pa' a pa' a 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp Ikasusu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Bukovu 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma native Broadhead sleeper Vola 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish Mosquito fish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius celebius native Celebes goby  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax polyuranodon native Freshwater moray Dadarikai 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris guentheri native   
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata native Dark-margined flagtail Sakelo 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia munda native Silver flagtail Mataba 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Ikadroka 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer native Barramundi  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza melinoptera native Otomebora mullet Kanace 
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes kneri endemic Orange-spotted therapon Reve 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis argulus native Flat-nosed pipepish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brevidorsalis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis leiaspis native Barhead pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis retzii native Ragged-tail pipefish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu not established Smallmouth bass  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Anace 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius notospilus native   
Perciformes Eleotridae Ophieleotris aporos native Snakehead gudgeon Ika bau 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Malea 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia Nile tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis hornorum introduced Wami tilapia  
Perciformes Eleotridae Oxyeleotris marmorata questionable Marble goby  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana introduced Shortfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudorasbora parva introduced Stone moroko  
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius bikolanus native Speckled goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius roemeri native Roemer's goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus ocellatus introduced Rosy bitterling  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta not established Sea trout  
Perciformes Gobiidae Schismatogobius vitiensis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stigmatogobius sadanundio questionable   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  

Page created by: Eli, 15.08.07, last modified by: Eli, 23.08.07



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