List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Chad
(landlocked)

n = 149
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Table 1: 137 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 9 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 3 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 149 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 137 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides Van 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin Van 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia lepturanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia tchadensisnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatusnative  Sohon 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad Abou'chanap 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu Deïng 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brevimyrus nigernative  Kabring 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra Adjamdjor 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra Haï 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamanduanative Wormjawed mormyrid Gulwa 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative  Kor 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoidesnative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative  Walgan 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias albopunctatusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish Vering 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish Balbout 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish Bingbing 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus pleuropholisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon dagetinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon rendalliintroduced Redbreast tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia Guring 
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria occidentalisnative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma houyinative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative  Kamdagar 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus altusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus brevipinnisnative  Bagan 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus engycephalusnative Perch  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus nefaschnative  Bagan-djoborso 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius anemanative  Djaraï 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius apleurogrammanative East African red finned barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius baudoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius callipterusnative Clipper barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius chlorotaenianative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative  Dale-madaga 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macinensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius nigeriensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius perincenative  Beger 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius punctitaeniatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius yeiensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius zalbiensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensisnative Dembea stone lapper  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus petersiinative Elephantnose fish  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish Guring 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish Dworing 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoenative  Kurmisia 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish Buhun 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue N'golô 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoninative  Kabre 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictusnative  Kabring 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish Hiding Donbow 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish Hiding Azolo 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish Hiding 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative  Zeing 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Ichthyborus bessenative  Kurmisia 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo chariensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp Teing 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo niloticusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative  Guhul-seng 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative  Guhul 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus batesiinative   
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch Amukal 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish Nding 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoidesnative  Kabring 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensisnative  Kabring 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus congicusnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus cryptacanthusnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus decorseinative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus loennbergiinative  Mamadîîl 
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatusnative Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes humilisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes stormsinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax hutereauinative Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax kingiinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pfaffinative Pfaff's lampeye  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack Rîn 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout Allômur 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids N'djon 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids N'djon 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus thomasinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannaethiops unitaeniatusnative Oneline tetra  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax occidentalisnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius rubroreticulatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium ubangiensenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusnative Blue tilapia Biering-pill 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia Biering-pill 
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead Dôgol 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Paradistichodus dimidiatusnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucidanative Glass schilbid Lengre lengre 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus banenative  Siel 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative  Siel 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish Siel 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichirnative Nile bichir Am korkor 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheriinative Saddled bichir Gong mofol 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir Gong kekerte 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Pronothobranchius kiyawensisnative   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Aléwa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas nigeriensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensisnative Senegal minnow Kâ 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas shariensisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia Biering-seing 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish Doring 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopusnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative  Balii 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish Al 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi Mengelte 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis courtetinative  Mamkadumde 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis eupterusnative Featherfin squeaker Bandëling 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative  Kom 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative  Djaraï 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi Yeing 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorexnative  Lër 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis violaceusnative   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish Bwol 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigrinative African knifefish Mamafirgo 
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