List of Freshwater Fishes for United Kingdom

Number of freshwater fish species: 99 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 Abramis brama native Common bream Bream 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturio native Sturgeon Atlantic sturgeon 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Alburnus alburnus native Bleak Bleak 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa alosa native Allis shad Mayfish 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Ambloplites rupestris introduced Rock bass Rock bass 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus melas introduced Black bullhead Black bullhead 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus introduced Brown bullhead Brown bullhead 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla native European eel Common eel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis not established Bighead carp Bighead carp 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyeri native Big-scale sand smelt Boyer's sand smelt 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula barbatula native Stone loach Stone loach 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus barbus native Barbel Barbel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Blicca bjoerkna native White bream Silver bream 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus introduced Goldfish Goldfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassius native Crucian carp Crucian Carp 
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Catostomus commersonii not established White sucker Buffalofish 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosus native Thicklip grey mullet Lesser grey mullet 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis taenia native Spined loach Spined loach 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus albula native Vendace European cisco 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus autumnalis native Arctic cisco Pollan 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus clupeaformis not established Lake whitefish Common whitefish 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus clupeoides endemic Powan Powan 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus lavaretus questionable Common whitefish Common whitefish 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus oxyrinchus native Houting Houting 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus pennantii endemic Gwyniad Gwyniad 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus stigmaticus endemic Schelly Schelly 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus vandesius endemic  Vendace 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus gobio native Bullhead Miller's thumb 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus perifretum native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella not established Grass carp Grass carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Wild common carp 
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius native Northern pike Northern pike 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus native Three-spined stickleback Burnstickle 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gobio gobio gobio native Gudgeon Gudgeon 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellus native Rock goby Rock goby 
Perciformes Percidae Gymnocephalus cernuus native Ruffe Pope 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Hucho hucho not established Huchen Danube 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix not established Silver carp Silver carp 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus plecostomus not established Suckermouth catfish Suckermouth catfish 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus introduced Channel catfish Channel catfish 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra fluviatilis native European river lamprey Lampern 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra planeri native European brook lamprey Brook Lamprey 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosus introduced Pumpkinseed Pumpkinseed 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leucaspius delineatus introduced Belica Foy 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus idus introduced Ide Orfe 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus leuciscus native Common dace Common dace 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza aurata native Golden grey mullet Golden grey mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza ramado native Thinlip mullet Grey mullet 
Gadiformes Lotidae Lota lota native Burbot Burbot 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus native Tarpon Atlantic tarpon 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu not established Smallmouth bass Small-mouth black bass 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides not established Largemouth bass Largemouth black bass 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Coast angel trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha introduced Chinook salmon Chinook 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia Nile tilapia 
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Osmerus eperlanus native European smelt European smelt 
Perciformes Percidae Perca fluviatilis native European perch Perch 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Petromyzon marinus native Sea lamprey Great sea lamprey 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phoxinus phoxinus native Eurasian minnow Minnow 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales promelas introduced Fathead minnow Fathead minnow 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesus native Flounder Butt 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Guppy 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudorasbora parva introduced Stone moroko Stone moroko 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius pungitius native Ninespine stickleback Nine-spined stikleback 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus amarus introduced Bitterling Bitterling 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus sericeus introduced Amur bitterling Bitterling 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus rutilus native Roach Roach 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo ferox native   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo nigripinnis native   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salar native Atlantic salmon Black salmon 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo stomachicus native   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta fario native Brown trout Brown trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta native Sea trout Blacktail 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus alpinus alpinus native Charr Alpine char 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus colii native  Cole's charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fimbriatus native  Coomasaharn charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis introduced Brook trout Brook charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus gracillimus native  Shetland charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus grayi native  Gray's charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus inframundus native  Orkney charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus killinensis native  Haddy charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus lonsdalii native  Lonsdale's charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus mallochi native  Malloch's charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus maxillaris native  Large-mouthed charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus namaycush not established Lake trout Great lake trout 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus obtusus native  Blunt-nosed Irish charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus perisii native  Torgoch charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus scharffi native  Scharff's charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus struanensis native  Struan charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus trevelyani native  Trevelyan's charr 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus willoughbii native Char Char 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus youngeri native   
Perciformes Percidae Sander lucioperca introduced Pike-perch Perch-pike 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmus native Rudd Redeye 
Siluriformes Siluridae Silurus glanis introduced Wels catfish Som catfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalius cephalus native European Chub Chub 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Thymallus thymallus native Grayling European grayling 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii introduced Redbelly tilapia Redbelly tilapia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca native Tench Tench 



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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.