List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Ghana
n = 218
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Table 1: 212 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 4 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: 218 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 212 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Perciformes Nandidae Afronandus sheljuzhkoinative Fourspine leaffish  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides Asentiwoe 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin Asotiklapa 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius atesuensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchennative Banded lampeye  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius gigasnative Giant sea catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu Kpo 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous lateristriganative West African freshwater goby Kemegboe 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad Avedzeame 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu Yalefo 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus filamentosusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brevimyrus nigernative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistiusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus brevisnative  Characin 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus imberinative Spot-tail Dzogla dzevui 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscusnative  Simegbogboe 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnisnative Longfin tetra Morganutewoe 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra Dzaflafa 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra Atewoe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamanduanative Wormjawed mormyrid Lelovemasadine 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibienative Lake Turkana sardine  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis occidentalisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis voltaenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Chromidotilapia guntherinative Guenther's mouthbrooder Boto 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys johnelsinative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatusnative Bagrid catfish Blolo 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys walkeriendemic  Catfish 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish Mleke 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus eburneensisnative  Wavihie 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative  Moon fish 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias agboyiensisnative  Aswiri 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish Adewuyie 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buettikoferinative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias camerunensisnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias ebriensisnative  Aswiri 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias laevicepsnative Catfish Ndede 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias macromystaxnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish Kpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus hypsolepisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon dagetinative  Silla 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon discolornative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon guineensisnative Guinean tilapia Silla 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia Akpadi sila 
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria occidentalisnative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyaenative Tailspot ctenopoma Klefoe 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative  Klefoe 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengerinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus brevipinnisnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus engycephalusnative Perch Agbasrakorgloe 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater Konte-gbasra 
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator lebretonisnative  Kemenuti 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris daganensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittatanative  Ekulo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius atakorensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius baudoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius bawkuensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius callipterusnative Clipper barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius chlorotaenianative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius guildiendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius parablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius perincenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pobeguininative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius punctitaeniatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius subinensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius sublineatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius trispilosnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius vandewalleinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius walkeriendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys chaperinative Toothed carp Tagbanyae 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys dagetinative Redchin panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys sexfasciatusnative Sixbar panchax Tagbanyae 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Foerschichthys flavipinnisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax gularisnative Gulare  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax walkerinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides sagittanative   
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba Yor 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish Sokpe 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish Boryi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fremponginative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis guttatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoenative  African pike 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish Adewudzea 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa Wonyi 
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue Fa 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictusnative  Lobokoe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus psittacusnative  Wakalevi 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish Tsinu vowo 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish Akao 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish Avuwo kordzeasa 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative  Liwoe gokpo 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Irvineia voltaeendemic  Butterfish 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia kribensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo brachypomanative  African carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp Agbombo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative  African carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative  African carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus lagensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus wurtzinative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpeinative Roundbelly pellonuline  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch Dzo 
Characiformes Alestidae Lepidarchus adonisnative Jellybean tetra  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Limbochromis robertsiendemic   
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatusnative African brown snapper Esoe 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus beninensisnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish Dzidzi 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus minjiriyanative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus tanoensisendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius abadiinative  Balakoto 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius furcidensnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensisnative  Trunkfish 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius ussherinative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus nigromarginatusnative  Spiny eel 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus praensisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatusnative Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes pabrensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pfaffinative Pfaff's lampeye  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis aculeatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack Noagbe 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops brevicepsnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus macrophthalmusnative  Mormyrids 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Liwoe gordorgor 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Liwoe gordorgor 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus subundulatusnative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius maindroninative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative  Sakisi 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nimbapanchax petersinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius thierryinative Togo Killifish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Notoglanidium walkerinative  Catfish 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa mentonative Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline Deyi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochirintroduced Longfin tilapia Akpakpodzie 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia Akpafiatsi 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead Huati 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Paradistichodus dimidiatusnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucidanative Glass schilbid Genugbe 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula Totivi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelmatolapia mariaenative Spotted tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus banenative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative  Mormyrids 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pallidomaculatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pellegrininative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus simusnative  Mormyrids 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensisnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Phractura clauseninative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus adspersusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheriinative Saddled bichir Tsimina 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir Adeke 
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelininative Sompat grunt Akplortsu 
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegeliinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax rancurelinative Rancurel's lampeye  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Pronothobranchius seymouriendemic   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Ahe 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas nigeriensisnative  Norgbeforfor 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensisnative Senegal minnow Torme sakli 
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Rhexipanchax schioetzinative Schiƶtz' lampeye  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia Akpahie 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheronnative Blackchin tilapia Akpanoe 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mandibularisnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogonnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish Tasaa 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensisnative West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative  Genua 
Perciformes Cichlidae Steatocranus irvineinative Cichlid Dempe 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis arnoultinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis bastianinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi Atinu kpotokui 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis eupterusnative Featherfin squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosusnative  Catfish 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis macrophthalmusendemic   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative  Catfish 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative  Catfish 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis obesusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifernative  Catfish 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi Kpo 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorexnative  Afini 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis velifernative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis violaceusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis waterlotinative   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish Fovunalawoe 
Perciformes Cichlidae Thysochromis ansorgiinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia busumananative  Silla 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia pranative   
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus teraianative Shortfin pompano  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis intermediusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinkinative  Akpadekui 
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