List of Freshwater Fishes for Swaziland

Number of freshwater fish species: 58 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
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius natalensis native Natal mountain catfish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius uranoscopus native Stargazer mountain catfish  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bengalensis labiata native African mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla mossambica native African longfin eel  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus afrohamiltoni native Hamilton's barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus annectens native Broadstriped barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus anoplus native Chubbyhead barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus argenteus native Rosefin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus brevipinnis native Shortfin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus eutaenia native Orangefin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus motebensis native Marico barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus paludinosus native Straightfin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus radiatus radiatus native Redeye barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus toppini native East Coast barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus trimaculatus native Threespot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus unitaeniatus native Slender barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus viviparus native Bowstripe barb  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus imberi native Spot-tail  
Perciformes Cichlidae Chetia brevis native Orange-fringed largemouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis anoterus native Pennant-tailed suckermouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis bifurcus native Incomati suckermouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis emarginatus native Phongolo suckermouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis paratus native Sawfin suckermouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis pretoriae native Shortspine suckermouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis swierstrai native Lowveld suckermouth  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus native North African catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gilchristella aestuaria native Gilchrist's round herring  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatus native Tiger fish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo cylindricus native Redeye labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo molybdinus native Leaden labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rosae native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus marequensis native Largescale yellowfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus polylepis native Smallscale yellowfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus introduced Green sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius macrolepidotus macrolepidotus native Bulldog  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mesobola brevianalis native River sardine  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidens native Sharptooth tetra  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu not established Smallmouth bass  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus punctulatus introduced Spotted bass  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium peringueyi native Southern barred minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium zambezense native Barred minnow  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus native Mozambique tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostoma catostoma native Churchill  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus philander philander native Southern mouthbrooder  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus native African butter catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis robustus jallae introduced Nembwe  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis robustus robustus introduced Yellow-belly bream  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis zambezensis native Plain squeaker  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia rendalli native Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia sparrmanii native Banded tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Varicorhinus nelspruitensis native Incomati chiselmouth  



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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.