List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Malawi
(landlocked)

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Table 1: 464 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 1 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: 468 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 464 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Perciformes Cichlidae Abactochromis labrosusnative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Alticorpus geoffreyinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Alticorpus macrocleithrumendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Alticorpus mentalenative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Alticorpus peterdaviesinative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Alticorpus profundicolaendemic  Chisawasawa 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius natalensisnative Natal mountain catfish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius uranoscopusnative Stargazer mountain catfish  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla nebulosanative Mottled eel Nkhunga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aristochromis christyinative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia callipteranative Eastern happy Makumba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia tweddleinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara aquiloniumnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara auditorendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara baenschiendemic Nkhomo-benga peacock Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara brevinidusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara brevirostrenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara ethelwynnaeendemic Chitande aulonocara Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara gertrudaenative  Chigong'u 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara guentherinative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara hansbaenschinative Aulonocara Fort Maguire Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara hueseriendemic Night aulonocara Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara jacobfreibergiendemic Fairy cichlid Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara kandeensisnative Blue orchid aulonocara Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara koningsiendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara korneliaeendemic Aulonocara chizumulu Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara maylandinative Sulfurhead Aulonocara Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara nyassaenative Emperor cichlid Chigong'o chandembera 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara rostratumendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara saulosinative Greenface aulonocara Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara steveniendemic Pale Usisya aulonocara Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara stonemaniendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara stuartgrantiendemic Flavescent peacock Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Aulonocara trematocephalumnative  Chisawasawa 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus meridionalisnative Kampoyo Kansosole 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus orientalisnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Bathyclarias atribranchusnative  Mbumbu 
Siluriformes Clariidae Bathyclarias euryodonnative  Bombe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Bathyclarias filicibarbisnative  Bombe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Bathyclarias foveolatusnative  Chimwanapumba 
Siluriformes Clariidae Bathyclarias longibarbisnative  Bombe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Bathyclarias nyasensisnative  Bombe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Bathyclarias rotundifronsnative  Bombe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Bathyclarias worthingtoninative  Bombe 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus imberinative Spot-tail Mberi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Buccochromis atritaeniatusnative  Chabawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Buccochromis heterotaenianative  Dimba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Buccochromis lepturusnative Slender tail hap Chidondolo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Buccochromis nototaenianative Stripeback hap Chigong'u wa ndembera 
Perciformes Cichlidae Buccochromis oculatusnative  Dimba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Buccochromis rhoadesiinative  Dimba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Buccochromis spectabilisnative  Dimba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Caprichromis liemiendemic Happy Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Caprichromis orthognathusnative  Happy 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark  
Perciformes Cichlidae Champsochromis caeruleusnative  Ndunduma 
Perciformes Cichlidae Champsochromis spilorhynchusnative  Ndunduma 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cheilochromis euchilusnative Malawi thick lip Kambuzi 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis neumanninative Neumann's suckermouth Nkholokolo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Chilotilapia rhoadesiinative Bream Kambuzi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish Bombe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias liocephalusnative Smoothhead catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias ngamensisnative Blunt-toothed African catfish Chikanu 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias stappersiinative Blotched catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias theodoraenative Snake catfish Mlamba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis atripinnisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis azureusendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis borleyinative Haplochromis borleyi redfin Chakhuta 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis chizumuluensisendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis chrysonotusendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis cyaneusnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis diplostigmaendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis geertsinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis ilesinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis insularisendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis jacksoninative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis likomaeendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis mbenjiiendemic Haplochromis quads Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis mlotoendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis nkataenative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis pleurostigmaendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis pleurostigmoidesendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis quadrimaculatusnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis trimaculatusnative Verduya's hap Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis verduyniendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Copadichromis virginalisnative Lake Malawi utaka Chakhuta 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon rendallinative Redbreast tilapia Chilunguni 
Perciformes Cichlidae Corematodus shiranusnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Corematodus taeniatusnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Ctenopharynx intermediusnative Blackspot climbing perch Binga la blue 
Perciformes Cichlidae Ctenopharynx nitidusnative  Chigong'u 
Perciformes Cichlidae Ctenopharynx pictusnative  Saguga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cyathochromis obliquidensnative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cynotilapia afranative  Red top afra 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cynotilapia axelrodiendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cynotilapia pulpicannative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Cyphomyrus discorhynchusnative Zambesi parrotfish Mphuta 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cyrtocara mooriinative Hump-head Bampuhedi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Dimidiochromis compressicepsnative Malawi eyebiter Chikolombi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Dimidiochromis dimidiatusnative Ncheni type haplochromis Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Dimidiochromis kiwingenative  Binga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Dimidiochromis strigatusnative Haplochromis sunset Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Diplotaxodon aeneusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Diplotaxodon apogonnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Diplotaxodon argenteusnative  Ndunduma 
Perciformes Cichlidae Diplotaxodon ecclesinative  Ayana 
Perciformes Cichlidae Diplotaxodon greenwoodinative  Ndunduma 
Perciformes Cichlidae Diplotaxodon limnothrissanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Diplotaxodon macropsnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Docimodus evelynaenative  Chigumbuli 
Perciformes Cichlidae Docimodus johnstoninative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Eclectochromis lobochilusnative  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Eclectochromis ornatusendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Engraulicypris ngalalanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Engraulicypris sardellanative Lake Malawi sardine Usipa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius afrohamiltoninative Hamilton's barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius arcislongaenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius atkinsoninative Dash-dot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius bifrenatusnative Hyphen barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius choloensisendemic  Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius innocensnative Inconspicious barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius kersteniinative Redspot barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius lineomaculatusnative Line-spotted barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius litambanative  Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macrotaenianative Broadband barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius paludinosusnative Straightfin barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius radiatusnative Redeye barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius seymouriendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius toppininative East Coast barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius trimaculatusnative Threespot barb Matemba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius viviparusnative Bowstripe barb Matemba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Exochochromis anagenysnative Threespot torpedo Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Fossorochromis rostratusnative  Chidondolo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Genyochromis mentonative  Chalunda 
Perciformes Cichlidae Gephyrochromis lawsiendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Gephyrochromis mooriinative  Mbuna 
Characiformes Alestidae Hemigrammopetersius barnardinative Barnard's robber Tsimbu 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemitaeniochromis brachyrhynchusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemitaeniochromis urotaenianative  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemitilapia oxyrhynchanative Giant Haplochromis Binga la blue 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa Vundu 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus ansorgiinative Slender stonebasher  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish Mcheni 
Perciformes Cichlidae Iodotropheus declivitasnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Iodotropheus sprengeraeendemic Lavender mbuna Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Iodotropheus stuartgrantinative  Mbuna 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Irvineia orientalisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo altivelisnative Rednose labeo Njole 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo cylindricusnative Redeye labeo Nbununu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo mesopsnative Tana labeo Nchila 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo worthingtoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus dimidiatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus johnstoniinative  Chikasu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus nthuwaendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus pungweensisnative Pungwe chiselmouth  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus xyrocheilusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Labeotropheus fuelleborninative Blue mbuna Chikoku 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labeotropheus trewavasaeendemic Scrapermouth mbuna Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis caeruleusendemic Blue streak hap Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis chisumulaeendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis flavigulisendemic Chisumulu pearl Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis freibergiendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis gigasendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis heterodonendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis ianthinusendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis lividusendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis maculicaudaendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis mathothonative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis mbenjiiendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis mylodonendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis pallidusendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis shiranusendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis strigatusendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis textilisnative  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis vellicansendemic  Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Labidochromis zebroidesendemic  Utaka 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola katangaenative Striped topminnow  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirusintroduced Bluegill  
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops albusnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops altusnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops auritusnative Golden sand-eater Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops christyinative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops furcifernative Greenface sandsifter Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops gosseinative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops leptodonnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops lethrinusnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops longimanusnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops longipinnisnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops lunarisnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops macracanthusnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops macrochirnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops macrophthalmusnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops marginatusendemic Lethrinops rounded head Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops micrentodonnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops microdonnative  Mbaba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops microstomaendemic Littletooth sandeater Mbaba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops mylodonnative  Mbaba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops oculatusnative  Mbaba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops parvidensnative Lethrinops red flush Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops strideinative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Lethrinops turnerinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Lichnochromis acuticepsendemic Malawi gar Chisawasawa 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus shirensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius macrolepidotusnative Bulldog Mphuta 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius nyasensisnative  Samwamowa 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus shiranusnative Malawi spinyeel Nkunga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia auroraendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia barlowiendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia benetosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia callainosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia chrysomallosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia cyneusmarginatanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia elegansendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia emmiltosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia flavifeminaendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia greshakeiendemic William's mbuna Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia hajomaylandiendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia heteropictaendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia lanisticolaendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia livingstoniiendemic  Chiheni 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia lombardoiendemic  Kenyi cichlid 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia mbenjiiendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia melabranchionnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia pursanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia pyrsonotosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia sandaracinosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia thapsinogennative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia xanstomachusendemic  Pseudotropheus yellow throat 
Perciformes Cichlidae Maylandia zebraendemic Zebra mbuna Blue sekeni 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mchenga conophorosnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mchenga cyclicosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Mchenga eucinostomusnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mchenga flavimanusnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mchenga inornatanative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mchenga thinosnative   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoidesnative Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis auratusendemic Golden mbuna Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis baliodigmanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis chipokaeendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis dialeptosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis heterochromisendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis lepidiadaptesendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis loriaenative  Melanochromis white auratus 
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis melanopterusnative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis mpotonative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis robustusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis simulansnative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Melanochromis vermivorusendemic Purple mbuna Mbuna 
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidensnative Sharptooth tetra Tsimbu 
Perciformes Cichlidae Microchromis aurifronsnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Microchromis zebroidesendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax hutereauinative Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax johnstoninative Johnston's topminnow Killifish 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoidesintroduced Largemouth black bass  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack Mphuta 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus longirostrisnative Eastern bottlenose mormyrid Botomu 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis anaphyrmusendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis balteatusendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis chekopaeendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis ensatusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis epichorialisnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis ericotaenianative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis formosusnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis gracilisnative Haplochromis torpedo stripe Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis guentherinative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis incolanative Golden mola hap Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis labidodonnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis lateristriganative Basket hap Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis melanonotusnative Haplochromis yellow black line Chakhuta 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis melanotaenianative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis molanative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis mollisnative Softy hap Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis obtususendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis plagiotaenianative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis semipalatusendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis sphaerodonnative Roundtooth hap Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Mylochromis spilostichusnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Naevochromis chrysogasternative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatusendemic Fuscotaeniatus Bale wam' muna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nimbochromis linninative  Bele wa blue 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nimbochromis livingstoniinative  Kaligono 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nimbochromis polystigmanative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nimbochromis venustusnative  Chibang'ombi 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius kirkiendemic Redfin notho  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius kuhntaenative Beira killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius orthonotusnative Spotted killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius wattersiendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Nyassachromis boadzuluendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nyassachromis brevicepsnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nyassachromis leuciscusnative Small green utaka Utaka 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nyassachromis microcephalusendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nyassachromis nigritaeniatusendemic  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nyassachromis prostomanative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nyassachromis purpuransnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Nyassachromis serenusnative  Happy 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykissintroduced Rainbow trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium microcephalumnative  Lake trout 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium microlepisnative Lake salmon Mpasa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium tweddleorumnative dwarf sanjika  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium ubangiensenative  Tsimbu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium zambezensenative Barred minnow  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis karongaenative  Tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis lidolenative  Chambo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusnative Mozambique tilapia Mphende 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis placidusnative Black tilapia Mphende 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis sakanative  Tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis shiranusnative Tilapia shiranus Makumba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis squamipinnisnative  Chambo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx antronendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx argyrosomanative  Saguga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx auromarginatusnative Golden-margined hap Mgong'u 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx brooksiendemic  Saguga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx decorusnative  Saguga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx heterodonendemic Royal blue hap Saguga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx lithobatesendemic  Aristochromis deep 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx ovatusnative  Chibala 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx pachycheilusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx selenurusnative  Saguga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx speciosusnative  Blue 14 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx spelaeotesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx tetraspilusnative  Saguga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx tetrastigmanative  Saguga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pallidochromis tokoloshnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Pareutropius longifilisnative  Dande 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostomanative Churchill Chonjo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia chrysosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia flaviventrisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia genaluteaendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia microgalanaendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia mumboensisendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia nigraendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia palingnathosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia pyroscelosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia tridentigernative  Bunya 
Perciformes Cichlidae Petrotilapia xanthosendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phalloceros caudimaculatusintroduced Dusky millions fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis acuticepsendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis argyrogasternative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis boopsendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis communisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis domiraeendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis ecclesinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis electraendemic Deep-water hap Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis elongatusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis fuscusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis hennydaviesaeendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis intermediusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis johnstoniendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis koningsiendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis longimanusendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis longirostrisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis lukomaenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis macrognathusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis mbunoidesendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis milomoendemic Super VC-10 hap Chidondolo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis minorendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis minutusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis msakaeendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis nigribarbisendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis nkhataeendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis nkhotakotaeendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis obscurusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis ordinariusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis phenochilusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis platyrhynchosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis pollinative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis rotundifronsendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis subocularisnative  Happy 
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis trewavasaeendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis turnerinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Placidochromis vulgarisendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus castelnauinative Dwarf stonebasher  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas annectensnative  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas dejunctusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas fenestratusnative Fenestratus Chidondolo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas insignisnative One-and-a-half-stripe hap Haplochromis one and a half stripe 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas kirkiiendemic  Chidzem'bango 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas labridensnative  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas macrodonnative  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas marginatusnative  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas pleurotaeniaendemic  Binga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas similisnative  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas spilonotusnative  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas spilopterusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas taeniolatusnative Spindle hap Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas triaenodonendemic  Kambuzi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Protomelas virgatusendemic  Kambuzi 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Dowe 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus philandernative Southern mouthbrooder Makumba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus aterendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus benetosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus brevisendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus crabronative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus cyaneusnative Cyan hap Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus elongatusnative Elongate mbuna Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus fainzilberinative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus flavusnative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus fuscoidesendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus fuscusendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus galanosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus interruptusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus joanjohnsonaeendemic Pearl of Likoma Bele 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus johanniinative Bluegray mbuna Chidochi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus minutusendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus perileucosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus perspicaxendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus purpuratusendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus saulosiendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus socolofinative Pindani Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus tursiopsendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudotropheus williamsiendemic Red top williamsi Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Rhamphochromis esoxnative  Tigerfish 
Perciformes Cichlidae Rhamphochromis feroxnative  Tigerfish 
Perciformes Cichlidae Rhamphochromis longicepsnative Tigerfish Mcheni 
Perciformes Cichlidae Rhamphochromis luciusnative  Tigerfish 
Perciformes Cichlidae Rhamphochromis macrophthalmusnative  Batala 
Perciformes Cichlidae Rhamphochromis woodinative  Tigerfish 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo truttaintroduced Sea trout  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sciaenochromis ahlinative Electric blue hap Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sciaenochromis benthicolaendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sciaenochromis fryerinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sciaenochromis psammophilusnative Electric blue kande Electric blue kande 
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis robustusnative Yellow-belly bream Nkakafodya 
Perciformes Cichlidae Stigmatochromis macrorhynchosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Stigmatochromis melanchrosendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Stigmatochromis modestusnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Stigmatochromis pholidophorusnative Candle hap Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Stigmatochromis pleurospilusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Stigmatochromis woodinative  Chisawasawa 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nebulosusnative Cloudy squeaker Nkholokolo 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis njassaenative Malawi squeaker Chikolokolo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Taeniochromis holotaenianative  Chigong'o chandembera cha blue 
Perciformes Cichlidae Taeniolethrinops cyrtonotusnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Taeniolethrinops furcicaudanative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Taeniolethrinops laticepsnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Taeniolethrinops praeorbitalisnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia sparrmaniinative Banded tilapia Makumba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tramitichromis brevisnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tramitichromis intermediusendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tramitichromis liturisnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tramitichromis trilineatusendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tramitichromis variabilisendemic  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Trematocranus labifernative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Trematocranus microstomanative Haplochromis placodon pointed head Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Trematocranus placodonnative  Chigong' o chandembera 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tropheops graciliornative  Chalunda 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tropheops lucernaendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tropheops macrophthalmusnative  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tropheops microstomaendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tropheops modestusendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tropheops novemfasciatusendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tropheops romandiendemic  Mbuna 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tropheops tropheopsendemic  Abiti alabi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tyrannochromis macrostomanative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tyrannochromis maculicepsnative  Chisawasawa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tyrannochromis nigriventernative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tyrannochromis polyodonendemic   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys lacustrisendemic   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys maravensisendemic   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys monomotapanative Eastern sand catlet  
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