List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Côte d'Ivoire
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Table 1: 195 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 5 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 6 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 206 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 195 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 Klawôlè 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius atesuensisnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius platychirnative Mountain barbel  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchennative Banded lampeye  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius gigasnative Giant sea catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astronotus ocellatusintroduced Oscar  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu Broto 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous lateristriganative West African freshwater goby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus africanusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistiusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus derhamiendemic   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus imberinative Spot-tail Adjoua ôclair 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnisnative Longfin tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra Katô 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nigricaudanative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis normaniendemic   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis occidentalisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Chromidotilapia cavalliensisendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Chromidotilapia guntherinative Guenther's mouthbrooder Côwron 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys johnelsinative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatusnative Bagrid catfish N’godro 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys teugelsinative   
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys stampfliinative Smooth flounder  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus eburneensisnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish Djuéblé 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buettikoferinative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias ebriensisnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias laevicepsnative Catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias lamotteiendemic   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias salaenative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus hypsolepisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon dagetinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon discolornative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon guineensisnative Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon walterinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia Gbatchekede 
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria occidentalisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyaenative Tailspot ctenopoma Dakaa 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengerinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater Lopkô 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Doumea chappuisinative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris daganensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittatanative  Edre kobou 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Enneacampus kaupinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius baudoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius bigorneinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius callipterusnative Clipper barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius eburneensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius inaequalisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macinensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb Antikan ounzê 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pobeguininative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius punctitaeniatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius sublineatusnative  Bonsié konlé 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius traoreiendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius trispilosnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys chaperinative Toothed carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys dagetinative Redchin panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys etzeliendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys maeseniendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys olbrechtsinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriatanative Bonga shad Aywo 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus melanopterusnative Flagfin mojarra Emlé 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Fontitrygon ukpamnative Thorny freshwater stingray  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax walkerinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides sagittanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish Conogolêh 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish Anga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis guttatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus occidentalisnative   
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoenative  Angbagne 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa  
Perciformes Cichlidae Heterotilapia cessiananative   
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue Fana 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish Zubè 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia kribensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo alluaudinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp Djêrê 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative  Acapê 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus parawaldroninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus wurtzinative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpeinative Roundbelly pellonuline  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch Gonin 
Characiformes Alestidae Lepidarchus adonisnative Jellybean tetra  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus cavalliensisnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish Didibo 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus punctatusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus thysiendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius furcidensnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius gracilisendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mentonative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius ussherinative  Djii 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus liberiensisnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus nigromarginatusnative  Djuéwô 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus praensisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes comoensisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes eburneensisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatusnative Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pfaffinative Pfaff's lampeye  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis aculeatusnative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurusnative Short-tailed pipefish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack Flô 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops brevicepsnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Schaa 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Schaa 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus subundulatusnative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius maindroninative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Neochelon falcipinnisnative Sicklefin mullet  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nimbapanchax leucopterygiusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nimbapanchax petersinative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Notoglanidium walkerinative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa ansorgiinative Ansorge fangtooth pellonuline  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochirintroduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish Dogba 
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead Blow 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucidanative Glass schilbid  
Perciformes Gobiidae Parasicydium bandamanative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula voraxnative Bigtoothed pellonula  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelmatolapia mariaenative Spotted tilapia  
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus barbarusnative Atlantic mudskipper Edrekodou 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus banenative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative  Lèblèkou 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pellegrininative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Phractura clauseninative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus eburneensisendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish Lèblèkou 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheriinative Saddled bichir Zèpô 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus palmasnative Shortfin bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelininative Sompat grunt Assiman 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax rancurelinative Rancurel's lampeye  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas nigeriensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensisnative Senegal minnow Zindounpô 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas steindachnerinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Rhexipanchax nimbaensisnative Mt. Nimba lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Rhexipanchax schioetzinative Schiötz' lampeye  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia Baa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon tournierinative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mandibularisnative  Laminnin 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium brevifilenative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium crenilabrumnative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensisnative West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis bastianinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis budgettinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis comoensisendemic   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis koensisendemic   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis punctiferendemic  Gloglotin 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis velifernative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis waterlotinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Thysochromis ansorgiinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia busumananative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia pranative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis intermediusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinkinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis leonensisnative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Yongeichthys thomasinative   
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