List of Freshwater Fishes for Iraq

Number of freshwater fish species: 46 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

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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acanthalburnus microlepis introduced Blackbrow bleak  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acanthobrama lissneri misidentification   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acanthobrama telavivensis native   
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berda native Picnic seabream  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnus caeruleus native   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius dispar dispar native   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius mento native   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius sophiae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis introduced Bighead carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspius vorax native  Shilik 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula frenata native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula panthera native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula tigris native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus esocinus native Mangar Biss 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus grypus native  Shabbout 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus longiceps misidentification   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus xanthopterus native  Gattan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius mesopotamicus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Caecocypris basimi endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoeta damascina native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoeta trutta native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carasobarbus luteus native  Himri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas native Bull shark  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus introduced North African catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion tenuiradius native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rufa native   
Siluriformes Heteropneustidae Heteropneustes fossilis introduced Stinging catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza abu native Abu mullet Hishni 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mesopotamichthys sharpeyi native  Bunni 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus pelusius native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus insignis misidentification   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss not established Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus not established Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus introduced Mango tilapia  
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago  
Siluriformes Siluridae Silurus triostegus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalius lepidus native   
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura strongylura native Spottail needlefish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa ilisha native Hilsa shad Shour 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Typhlogarra widdowsoni native Iraq blind barb  

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



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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.