List of Freshwater Fishes for Saudi Arabia

Number of freshwater fish species: 29 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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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acanthobrama hadiyahensis native   
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berda native Picnic seabream  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius dispar dispar native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus arabicus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carasobarbus apoensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion acinaces hijazi endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion mhalensis endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki introduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra buettikeri endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra sahilia gharbia endemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra sahilia sahilia native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra tibanica native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys penicillus native Beady pipefish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Beyah 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus native Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus spilurus introduced Sabaki tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna introduced Sailfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy  
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura strongylura native Spottail needlefish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa ilisha native Hilsa shad  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii introduced Redbelly tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus native Southern platyfish  



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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.