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List of Freshwater Fishes for Ghana n=227
Mastacembelidae Aethiomastacembelus nigromarginatus    Spiny eel native
Mastacembelidae Aethiomastacembelus praensis     endemic
Alestiidae Alestes baremoze Silversides  Asentiwoe native
Alestiidae Alestes dentex Characin  Asotiklapa native
Amphiliidae Amphilius atesuensis     native
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion gulare Gulare   native
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion petersi     native
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion walkeri     native
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani Norman's lampeye   native
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys pfaffi Pfaff's lampeye   native
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys rancureli Rancurel's lampeye   native
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys schioetzi Schiötz' lampeye   native
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Banded lampeye   native
Ariidae Arius gigas Giant sea catfish   native
Ariidae Arius latiscutatus Rough-head sea catfish   native
Bagridae Auchenoglanis biscutatus     native
Bagridae Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bubu  Kpolo native
Gobiidae Awaous lateristriga West African freshwater goby  Kemegboe native
Bagridae Bagrus bajad Bayad  Avedzeame native
Bagridae Bagrus docmak Semutundu  Yalefo native
Bagridae Bagrus filamentosus     native
Cyprinidae Barbus ablabes     native
Cyprinidae Barbus atakorensis     native
Cyprinidae Barbus baudoni     native
Cyprinidae Barbus bawkuensis     native
Cyprinidae Barbus bynni occidentalis Niger barb  Aflomegbogboe native
Cyprinidae Barbus bynni waldroni     native
Cyprinidae Barbus callipterus Clipper barb   native
Cyprinidae Barbus chlorotaenia     native
Cyprinidae Barbus guildi     native
Cyprinidae Barbus hypsolepis     native
Cyprinidae Barbus lagensis     native
Cyprinidae Barbus leonensis     native
Cyprinidae Barbus nigeriensis     native
Cyprinidae Barbus parablabes     native
Cyprinidae Barbus perince     native
Cyprinidae Barbus punctitaeniatus     native
Cyprinidae Barbus subinensis     endemic
Cyprinidae Barbus sublineatus     native
Cyprinidae Barbus trispilos     native
Cyprinidae Barbus walkeri     native
Cyprinidae Barbus wurtzi     native
Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistius     native
Mormyridae Brienomyrus niger     native
Alestiidae Brycinus brevis    Characin native
Alestiidae Brycinus imberi Spot-tail  Dzogla dzevui native
Alestiidae Brycinus leuciscus     native
Alestiidae Brycinus longipinnis Longfin tetra  Morganutewoe native
Alestiidae Brycinus macrolepidotus True big-scale tetra  Dzaflafa native
Alestiidae Brycinus nurse Nurse tetra  Dzogbla native
Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamandua Wormjawed mormyrid  Lelovemasadine native
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark   native
Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie     native
Mochokidae Chiloglanis occidentalis     native
Mochokidae Chiloglanis voltae     native
Cichlidae Chromidotilapia bosumtwensis     endemic
Cichlidae Chromidotilapia guentheri guentheri Guenther's Mouthbrooder  Boto native
Bagridae Chrysichthys auratus auratus     native
Bagridae Chrysichthys filamentosus     native
Bagridae Chrysichthys furcatus    Catfish native
Bagridae Chrysichthys johnelsi     native
Bagridae Chrysichthys maurus     native
Bagridae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagrid catfish  Blolo native
Bagridae Chrysichthys walkeri    Catfish native
Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoides distichodoides    Moon fish native
Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoides thomasi     native
Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus Moon fish  Vanoe native
Citharinidae Citharinus eburneensis     native
Citharinidae Citharinus latus    Moon fish native
Clariidae Clarias agboyiensis     native
Clariidae Clarias anguillaris Mudfish  Adewuyie native
Clariidae Clarias ebriensis     native
Clariidae Clarias gariepinus North African catfish   native
Clariidae Clarias laeviceps laeviceps Catfish  Ndede native
Clariidae Clarias macromystax     native
Bagridae Clarotes laticeps Widehead catfish  Kpo native
Kneriidae Cromeria nilotica Naked shellear   native
Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyae Tailspot ctenopoma  Klefoe native
Anabantidae Ctenopoma petherici     native
Clupeidae Cynothrissa ansorgii Ansorge's fangtooth pellonuline   native
Clupeidae Cynothrissa mento Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline  Deyi native
Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio Common carp   introduced
Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengeri     native
Ophichthidae Dalophis cephalopeltis     native
Citharinidae Distichodus brevipinnis     native
Citharinidae Distichodus engycephalus Perch  Agbasrakorgloe native
Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus Grass-eater  Konte-gbasra native
Eleotridae Dormitator lebretonis     native
Eleotridae Eleotris daganensis     native
Eleotridae Eleotris vittata     native
Elopidae Elops senegalensis Senegalese ladyfish   native
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus     native
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys bifasciatus taeniatus     native
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys chaperi Toothed carp  Dzorkpletoe native
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys dageti dageti Redchin panchax   native
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys sexfasciatus Sixbar panchax  Dzorkpletoe native
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys spilargyreius     native
Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriata Bonga shad  Eflo native
Aplocheilidae Foerschichthys flavipinnis     native
Aplocheilidae Fundulosoma thierryi Togo Killifish   native
Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish   introduced
Gobiidae Gobioides sagitta     native
Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus Aba  Yor native
Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus Jewelfish   native
Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus Banded jewelfish  Boryi native
Cichlidae Hemichromis frempongi     native
Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe Kafue pike  Lixe native
Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis    Catfish native
Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterus     native
Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis Vundu  Wonyi native
Osteoglossidae Heterotis niloticus Heterotis  Fa native
Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoni     questionable
Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictus     native
Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus psittacus     native
Alestiidae Hydrocynus brevis Tiger-fish  Tsinu vowo native
Alestiidae Hydrocynus forskalii    Tiger fish native
Alestiidae Hydrocynus somonorum     native
Alestiidae Hydrocynus vittatus Tiger fish  Avuwo kordzeasa native
Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe    Liwoe gokpo native
Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis     native
Schilbeidae Irvineia voltae Butterfish  Gada-agborhor native
Eleotridae Kribia kribensis     native
Eleotridae Kribia nana     native
Cyprinidae Labeo brachypoma    African carp native
Cyprinidae Labeo coubie African carp  Agbongboyibor native
Cyprinidae Labeo parvus    African carp native
Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensis    African carp native
Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpei Roundbelly pellonuline   native
Centropomidae Lates niloticus Nile perch  Lesi native
Alestiidae Lepidarchus adonis Jellybean tetra   native
Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus     native
Cichlidae Limbochromis robertsi     native
Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatus African brown snapper  Esoe native
Lutjanidae Lutjanus endecacanthus Guinea snapper   native
Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus Electric catfish  Dzidzi native
Malapteruridae Malapterurus tanoensis     native
Mormyridae Marcusenius abadii     native
Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoides     questionable
Mormyridae Marcusenius furcidens     native
Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis     native
Mormyridae Marcusenius ussheri     native
Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus Tarpon  Manyofle native
Alestiidae Micralestes acutidens Sharptooth tetra   native
Alestiidae Micralestes elongatus     native
Alestiidae Micralestes occidentalis     native
Alestiidae Micralestes pabrensis     native
Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus aculeatus     native
Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides Cornish jack  Noagbe native
Mormyridae Mormyrops breviceps     native
Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii Elephant snout   native
Mormyridae Mormyrus macrophthalmus    Mormyrids native
Mormyridae Mormyrus rume rume Mormyrids  Liwoe gordorgor native
Mormyridae Mormyrus subundulatus     native
Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Flathead mullet   native
Citharinidae Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Oneline tetra  Agbongbo-korfua questionable
Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii     native
Citharinidae Nannocharax fasciatus     native
Gobiidae Nematogobius maindroni     native
Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus     native
Bagridae Notoglanidium walkeri    Catfish native
Synbranchidae Ophisternon afrum Guinea swamp eel   native
Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Nile tilapia  Akpafiatsi native
Notopteridae Papyrocranus afer Reticulate knifefish   native
Channidae Parachanna obscura Snake-head  Norti native
Citharinidae Paradistichodus dimidiatus     native
Schilbeidae Parailia pellucida Glass schilbid  Genugbe native
Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis Smalltoothed pellonula  Totivi native
Mormyridae Petrocephalus bane bane     native
Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei    Mormyrids native
Mormyridae Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus     native
Mormyridae Petrocephalus pellegrini     native
Mormyridae Petrocephalus simus    Mormyrids native
Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensis     native
Amphiliidae Phractura clauseni     native
Mormyridae Pollimyrus adspersus     native
Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori Elephant Fish   native
Polypteridae Polypterus bichir bichir Nile bichir   native
Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri Saddled bichir  Tsimina native
Polypteridae Polypterus palmas palmas Shortfin bichir   native
Polypteridae Polypterus retropinnis West African bichir   native
Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus Gray bichir  Alidekae native
Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelini Sompat grunt  Akplortsu native
Gobiidae Porogobius schlegelii     native
Pristidae Pristis microdon Largetooth sawfish   native
Aplocheilidae Pronothobranchius kiyawensis     native
Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens West African lungfish  Ahe native
Cyprinidae Raiamas macrostoma     native
Cyprinidae Raiamas nigeriensis     native
Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis Silver fish  Torme sakli native
Alestiidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalis     native
Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus Mango tilapia   native
Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus multifasciatus     native
Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron Blackchin tilapia   native
Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius Silver catfish   native
Schilbeidae Schilbe mandibularis     native
Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogon     native
Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus African butter catfish  Gada-sagbadakoe native
Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensis West African pygmy herring   native
Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritus     native
Cichlidae Steatocranus irvinei Cichlid  Dempe native
Mochokidae Synodontis arnoulti     native
Mochokidae Synodontis bastiani     native
Mochokidae Synodontis clarias    Catfish native
Mochokidae Synodontis courteti     native
Mochokidae Synodontis eupterus Featherfin squeaker   native
Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosus    Catfish native
Mochokidae Synodontis gambiensis    Catfish native
Mochokidae Synodontis macrophthalmus     native
Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceus    Catfish native
Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita    Catfish native
Mochokidae Synodontis obesus     native
Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifer    Catfish native
Mochokidae Synodontis schall Wahrindi  Lo-kpotokui native
Mochokidae Synodontis sorex     native
Mochokidae Synodontis velifer     native
Mochokidae Synodontis violaceus     native
Mochokidae Synodontis waterloti     native
Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus Globe fish  Fovunalawoe native
Cichlidae Thysochromis ansorgii     native
Cichlidae Tilapia busumana     native
Cichlidae Tilapia dageti     native
Cichlidae Tilapia discolor     native
Cichlidae Tilapia guineensis     native
Cichlidae Tilapia mariae Spotted tilapia   native
Cichlidae Tilapia zillii Redbelly tilapia  Akpadi sila native
Carangidae Trachinotus teraia Shortfin pompano   native
Cichlidae Tylochromis intermedius     native
Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinki     native
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Endemic = 3
Introduced = 2
Native = 220
Questionable = 3

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