List of Freshwater Fishes for North Marianas

Number of freshwater fish species: 16 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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Record number 1 to 16  |  
Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Tigitol 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensis native   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata questionable Dark-margined flagtail  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Marep 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer native Barramundi  
Perciformes Leiognathidae Leiognathus equulus native Common ponyfish  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza macrolepis native Largescale mullet Yayúw 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza vaigiensis native Squaretail mullet Yaraf 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Aitam 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaenodes minor native Minor scorpionfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopus leprurus native   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Valamugil seheli native Bluespot mullet Aitam 



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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 Therefore some information such as scientific names may be out of date.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.