List of Freshwater Fishes for Korea, Republic of

Number of freshwater fish species: 140

The tables below were generated from - 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 site.
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Family Scientific Name FB Name Name Status
Cyprinidae Abbottina rivularis Chinese false gudgeon   native
Gobiidae Acanthogobius flavimanus Yellowfin goby   native
Gobiidae Acanthogobius hasta   native
Gobiidae Acanthogobius lactipes   native
Cyprinidae Acanthorhodeus gracilis   endemic
Gobiidae Acentrogobius pellidebilis   native
Cyprinidae Acheilognathus hondae   endemic
Cyprinidae Acheilognathus koreensis   native
Cyprinidae Acheilognathus majusculus  Keunjulnapjaru native
Cyprinidae Acheilognathus rhombeus   native
Cyprinidae Acheilognathus somjinensis   native
Cyprinidae Acheilognathus yamatsutae   endemic
Acipenseridae Acipenser dabryanus Yangtze sturgeon   native
Acipenseridae Acipenser medirostris Green sturgeon   misidentification
Acipenseridae Acipenser mikadoi Sakhalin sturgeon   native
Acipenseridae Acipenser sinensis Chinese sturgeon   native
Anguillidae Anguilla japonica Japanese eel  Paen-jang-ǒ native
Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata Giant mottled eel   native
Cyprinidae Aphyocypris chinensis Chinese bleak   native
Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis Bighead carp   introduced
Balitoridae Barbatula barbatula Stone loach   native
Salmonidae Brachymystax lenok Lenok   native
Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus Goldfish   introduced
Cyprinidae Carassius carassius Crucian carp   native
Gobiidae Chaenogobius annularis Forktongue goby   native
Gobiidae Chaenogobius castaneus Biringo   native
Channidae Channa argus argus Snakehead   native
Channidae Channa striata Snakehead murrel   introduced
Cobitidae Cobitis choii Choi's spiny loach   native
Cobitidae Cobitis hangkugensis   native
Cobitidae Cobitis lutheri Luther's spiny loach   native
Cobitidae Cobitis melanoleuca   native
Cobitidae Cobitis pacifica   native
Cobitidae Cobitis striata   native
Engraulidae Coilia mystus Osbeck's grenadier anchovy  Shing-ǒ native
Engraulidae Coilia nasus Japanese grenadier anchovy  Ung-ǒ native
Cyprinidae Coreoleuciscus splendidus   endemic
Percichthyidae Coreoperca herzi   native
Percichthyidae Coreoperca kawamebari   native
Cottidae Cottus hangiongensis   native
Cottidae Cottus koreanus   native
Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp   introduced
Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio Common carp   introduced
Gadidae Eleginus gracilis Saffron cod   native
Gobiidae Favonigobius gymnauchen Sharp-nosed sand goby   native
Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus Three-spined stickleback   native
Cyprinidae Gobio macrocephalus   native
Cyprinidae Gobiobotia brevibarba   endemic
Cyprinidae Gobiobotia macrocephala   endemic
Cyprinidae Gobiobotia naktongensis   endemic
Gobiidae Gymnogobius urotaenia   native
Cyprinidae Hemibarbus longirostris   native
Cyprinidae Hemibarbus mylodon   endemic
Osmeridae Hypomesus nipponensis Japanese smelt   questionable
Osmeridae Hypomesus olidus Pond smelt   native
Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp   introduced
Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish   introduced
Cobitidae Iksookimia hugowolfeldi   native
Cobitidae Iksookimia koreensis   native
Cobitidae Iksookimia longicorpa   native
Cobitidae Iksookimia pumila   native
Cobitidae Iksookimia yongdokensis  Dongbang-Jong-gae endemic
Pleuronectidae Kareius bicoloratus Stone flounder  Tol-ga-ja-mi native
Cobitidae Koreocobitis naktongensis  Eolluksekomikkuri native
Cobitidae Koreocobitis rotundicaudata White nose loach  Sekomikkuri endemic
Cyprinidae Ladislavia taczanowskii Tachanovsky's gudgeon   native
Petromyzontidae Lampetra reissneri Far Eastern brook lamprey   native
Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus Green sunfish   introduced
Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill   introduced
Petromyzontidae Lethenteron camtschaticum Arctic lamprey   native
Gobiidae Leucopsarion petersii   native
Amblycipitidae Liobagrus andersoni   endemic
Amblycipitidae Liobagrus mediadiposalis   endemic
Amblycipitidae Liobagrus obesus   native
Osphronemidae Macropodus ocellatus Roundtail paradisefish   native
Osphronemidae Macropodus opercularis Paradise fish   native
Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides Indo-Pacific tarpon   native
Odontobutidae Micropercops swinhonis   native
Cyprinidae Microphysogobio jeoni   native
Cyprinidae Microphysogobio koreensis   endemic
Cyprinidae Microphysogobio longidorsalis   endemic
Cyprinidae Microphysogobio rapidus   native
Cyprinidae Microphysogobio tungtingensis Long-nosed gudgeon   native
Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides Largemouth bass   introduced
Cobitidae Misgurnus mizolepis   native
Cyprinidae Moroco steindachneri   native
Salangidae Neosalanx hubbsi   native
Cobitidae Niwaella brevifasciata   native
Cobitidae Niwaella multifasciata   endemic
Cyprinidae Ochetobius elongatus   native
Odontobutidae Odontobutis interrupta   native
Odontobutidae Odontobutis obscura   native
Odontobutidae Odontobutis platycephala   native
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus keta Chum salmon   native
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus kisutch Coho salmon   native
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus masou masou Cherry salmon  Shima-yeon-eo native
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow trout   not established
Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus Mozambique tilapia   introduced
Adrianichthyidae Oryzias latipes Japanese rice fish   native
Adrianichthyidae Oryzias sinensis   native
Siluridae Parasilurus asotus Amur catfish   native
Gobiidae Periophthalmus magnuspinnatus   native
Cyprinidae Phoxinus keumkang  Geum gang mo chi endemic
Plecoglossidae Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis Ayu  Ǔn-ǒ native
Salangidae Protosalanx chinensis   native
Salangidae Protosalanx hyalocranius Clearhead icefish   native
Bagridae Pseudobagrus brevicorpus Korean stumpy bullhead  Korean stumpy bullhead endemic
Bagridae Pseudobagrus koreanus   native
Cyprinidae Pseudogobio esocinus   native
Cyprinidae Pseudolaubuca jouyi   endemic
Cyprinidae Pseudopungtungia nigra   endemic
Cyprinidae Pseudopungtungia tenuicorpus   native
Cyprinidae Pseudorasbora parva Stone moroko   native
Gasterosteidae Pungitius pungitius Ninespine stickleback   native
Gasterosteidae Pungitius sinensis Amur stickleback   native
Cyprinidae Pungtungia herzi   native
Gobiidae Rhinogobius giurinus   native
Cyprinidae Rhodeus ocellatus Rosy bitterling   introduced
Cyprinidae Rhodeus pseudosericeus  Hangangnapjulgae native
Cyprinidae Rhodeus suigensis   native
Cyprinidae Rhodeus uyekii   endemic
Cyprinidae Rhynchocypris kumgangensis   native
Salangidae Salangichthys microdon Japanese icefish   native
Salmonidae Salvelinus leucomaenis leucomaenis Whitespotted char   native
Cyprinidae Sarcocheilichthys czerskii Cherskii's thicklip gudgeon   native
Cyprinidae Sarcocheilichthys nigripinnis morii   native
Cyprinidae Sarcocheilichthys variegatus wakiyae   endemic
Sillaginidae Sillago sihama Silver sillago   native
Cyprinidae Squalidus gracilis majimae   native
Cyprinidae Squalidus japonicus coreanus  Korai-moroko native
Cyprinidae Squalidus multimaculatus   native
Tetraodontidae Takifugu obscurus   native
Cyprinidae Tanakia lanceolata   native
Cyprinidae Tribolodon brandtii Pacific redfin   native
Cyprinidae Tribolodon hakonensis Big-scaled redfin   native
Gobiidae Tridentiger brevispinis   native
Gobiidae Tridentiger obscurus Dusky tripletooth goby   native
Gobiidae Tridentiger trigonocephalus Chameleon goby   native
Cyprinidae Zacco koreanus   native
Cyprinidae Zacco temminckii Dark chub   native
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The copy for 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.