List of Freshwater Fishes for New Zealand

Number of freshwater fish species: 62 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
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Aldrichetta forsteri native Yellow-eye mullet Aua 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus introduced Brown bullhead Catfish 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australis australis native Shortfin eel Shortfinned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla dieffenbachii endemic New Zealand longfin eel Longfinned eel 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla reinhardtii native Speckled longfin eel  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish New Zealand 
Perciformes Cheimarrichthyidae Cheimarrichthys fosteri endemic Torrent fish Paanokunoku 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus clupeaformis not established Lake whitefish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp Grass carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Koi 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias anomalus native   
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias argenteus endemic Giant kokopu Giant kokopu 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias brevipinnis native Koaro Hawai 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias cobitinis native   
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias depressiceps native   
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias divergens endemic Dwarf galaxias Dwarf galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias eldoni native   
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias fasciatus endemic Banded kokopu Kookopuruao 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias gollumoides native   
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias gracilis endemic Dwarf inanga Dwarf inanga 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias macronasus native  Bignose galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias maculatus native Inanga Inaka 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias paucispondylus endemic Alpine galaxias Alpine galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias postvectis endemic Shortjaw kokopu Shortjawed kokopu 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias prognathus endemic Longjawed galaxias Longjawed galaxias 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias pullus native   
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias rekohua native   
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Galaxias vulgaris endemic Common river galaxias Common river galaxias 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish Mosquito fish 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Geotria australis native Pouched lamprey Korokoro 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorphus basalis endemic Cran's bully Tarndale bully 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorphus breviceps endemic Upland bully Upland bully 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorphus cotidianus endemic Common bully Toitoi 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorphus gobioides native Giant bully Giant bully 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorphus hubbsi endemic Bluegilled bully Bluegilled bully 
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorphus huttoni endemic Redfinned bully Redfinned bully 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp Silver carp 
Perciformes Uranoscopidae Kathetostoma fluviatilis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus idus introduced Ide  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Kanae 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Neochanna apoda endemic Brown mudfish Hauhau 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Neochanna burrowsius endemic Canterbury mudfish Canterbury mudfish 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Neochanna diversus endemic Black mudfish Black mudfish 
Osmeriformes Galaxiidae Neochanna heleios native Northland mudfish Northland mudfish 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Rainbow trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus nerka introduced Sockeye salmon Sockeye salmon 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha introduced Chinook salmon Pacific salmon 
Perciformes Percidae Perca fluviatilis introduced European perch Perch 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phalloceros caudimaculatus introduced Dusky millions fish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna introduced Sailfin molly Sailfin molly 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Guppy 
Osmeriformes Retropinnidae Prototroctes oxyrhynchus endemic New Zealand grayling Upokorokoro 
Osmeriformes Retropinnidae Retropinna retropinna endemic Cucumberfish Inanga-papa 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Rhombosolea retiaria endemic Black flounder Paatikimohoao 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salar introduced Atlantic salmon Atlantic salmon 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout Brown trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis introduced Brook trout Brook char 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus namaycush introduced Lake trout Mackinaw trout 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmus introduced Rudd Rudd 
Osmeriformes Retropinnidae Stokellia anisodon endemic Stokell's smelt Stokell's smelt 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca introduced Tench Tench 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  

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