All fishes reported from Central African Republic
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n = 209 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 198 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 10 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 209 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 198 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes macrophthalmusnative Torpedo robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestopetersius caudalisnative Yellowtail tetra  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia lepturanative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion bualanumnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion decorseinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion elbertinative Red barred killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion pollinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion wildekampinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatoreochromis alluaudiintroduced Alluaud's haplo  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia tchadensisnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu  
Characiformes Alestidae Bathyaethiops breusegheminative Rectangle spot moon tetra  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Belonoglanis tenuisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brachypetersius altusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus abelinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus imberinative Spot-tail  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Bryconaethiops microstomanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops congicusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops elongatusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis batesiinative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys longipinnisnative Aluminum catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys wagenaarinative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus gibbosusnative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus macrolepisnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias albopunctatusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias angolensisnative Angolian walking catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buthupogonnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias camerunensisnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gabonensisnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus pleuropholisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Congochromis dimidiatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Congochromis sabinaenative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Congoglanis alulanative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Congothrissa gosseinative Smoothbelly pellonuline  
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Ctenochromis oligacanthusnative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma acutirostrenative Spotted ctenopoma  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus affinisnative Silver distichodus  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus antoniinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus atroventralisnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus fasciolatusnative Sharktail distichodus  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus lusossonative Longsnout distichodus  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus maculatusnative Spotted citharinid  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius atromaculatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius baudoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius brazzainative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius castrasibutumendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius miolepisnative Zigzag barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmasemionnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius tomiensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys chevalierinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys mesogrammaendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Euchilichthys dybowskiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Eugnathichthys eetveldiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Eugnathichthys macroterolepisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Genyomyrus donnyinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus petersiinative Elephantnose fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis elongatusnative Banded jewel cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis lifalilinative   
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus microlepisnative   
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoenative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusintroduced African bonytongue  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish  
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo barbatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo chariensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo cyclopinnisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo cyclorhynchusnative Harlequin sharkminnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo greeniinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo lineatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo longipinnisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo nasusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo simpsoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo weeksiinative Sicklefin labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus bynninative Niger barb  
Perciformes Cichlidae Lamprologus congoensisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Lamprologus mocquardinative   
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris lujaenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris modestusnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Leptoglanis xenognathusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus microstomanative Smallmouth electric catfish  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus monsembeensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius greshoffiinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius stanleyanusnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus brachyrhinusnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus congicusnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus decorseinative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus nigernative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus robertsinative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus traversinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidensnative Sharptooth tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes humilisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes stormsinative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma congicumnative Congo ctenopoma  
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma lineatumnative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma nanumnative Dwarf ctenopoma  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax hutereauinative Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pfaffinative Pfaff's lampeye  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Microstomatichthyoborus bashforddeaninative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Microthrissa congicanative Bigscale pellonuline  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Microthrissa royauxinative Royal sprat  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops attenuatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops masuianusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops zanclirostrisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus caballusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus ovisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus thomasinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax brevisnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax elongatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax hollyiendemic   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax lineomaculatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax occidentalisnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax pteronendemic   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax taenianative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias trilineatusnative Threeline tetra  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa loseranative Losera fangtooth pellonuline  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium engrauloidesendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium ubangiensenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochirintroduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna insignisnative   
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Parauchenoglanis balayinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus christyinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus grandoculisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus leoendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus mbossounative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pulsivertensnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus sauvagiinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus simusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus zakoninative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Phago boulengerinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Phago intermediusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus brevisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus guttatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus plagiostomanative   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheriinative Saddled bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus retropinnisnative West African bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Potamothrissa acutirostrisnative Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Potamothrissa obtusirostrisnative Bluntnosed sawtooth pellonuline  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Pronothobranchius kiyawensisnative   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Kuri 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus dolloinative Slender lungfish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Psammphiletria nasutaendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pterochromis congicusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas buchholzinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas salmoluciusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes yokainative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe marmoratusnative Shoulderspot catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Steatocranus ubanguiensisendemic   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis acanthomiasnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis eupterusnative Featherfin squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis vaillantiendemic   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis violaceusnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Tetracamphilius angustifronsnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Tetracamphilius clandestinusendemic   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Tetracamphilius notatusnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Tetracamphilius pectinatusnative   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis labrodonnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis robertsinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis variabilisnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys mandevilleinative   
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