List of Freshwater Fishes for Lebanon

Number of freshwater fish species: 27 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 27  |  
Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturio native Sturgeon  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla native European eel H'anklyss 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius fasciatus native  Samak Ghomoq 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius mento native   
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyeri native Big-scale sand smelt Bizhreh 'Hâdy 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula panthera native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula tigris native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus longiceps misidentification   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carasobarbus canis misidentification   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosus native Thicklip grey mullet Boûry Sayloun 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rufa native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellus native Rock goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza aurata native Golden grey mullet Boûry Shylân 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza ramado native Thinlip mullet Boûry Dhehbân 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Gharyb 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus angorae native Angora loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus insignis misidentification   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus leontinae native   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss not established Rainbow trout  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesus native Flounder  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudophoxinus kervillei native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalius lepidus native   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii native Redbelly tilapia  

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



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Copyright Rhett Butler 1994-2013

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.