List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Gambia
n = 106
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Table 1: 101 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 3 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 2 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 106 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 101 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchennative Banded lampeye  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu  
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus africanusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brevimyrus nigernative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistiusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnisnative Longfin tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark Pattamó 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys johnelsinative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatusnative Bagrid catfish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buettikoferinative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon guineensisnative Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyaenative Tailspot ctenopoma  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative   
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengerinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus brevipinnisnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensisnative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Enneacampus ansorgiinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius baudoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius dialonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius foutensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius niokoloensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pobeguininative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius sublineatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriatanative Bonga shad Tialo 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus melanopterusnative Flagfin mojarra  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Fontitrygon ukpamnative Thorny freshwater stingray  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus occidentalisnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue Fanntang 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative   
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatusnative African brown snapper  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus occidentalisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mentonative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis aculeatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Neochelon falcipinnisnative Sicklefin mullet  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius thierryinative Togo Killifish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Paradistichodus dimidiatusnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia spiniserratanative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichirnative Nile bichir Sannka 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir Sannka 
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelininative Sompat grunt  
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegeliinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pristisnative Common sawfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Pronothobranchius gambiensisnative   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Cambona 
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheronnative Blackchin tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion geryinative Gérys killi  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensisnative West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis annectensnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifernative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis intermediusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinkinative   
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