List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Niger
(landlocked)

n = 113
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Table 1: 106 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: 3 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 113 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 106 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion calliurumnative Banner lyretail  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia tchadensisnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brevimyrus nigernative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus longianalisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoidesnative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus hypsolepisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon dagetinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus engycephalusnative Perch  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius baudoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius callipterusnative Clipper barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius eburneensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius foutensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macinensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius nigeriensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius perincenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pobeguininative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius punctitaeniatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius sublineatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoninative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus psittacusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative   
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius abadiinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoidesnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mentonative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus loennbergiinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatusnative Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pfaffinative Pfaff's lampeye  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops caballusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus macrophthalmusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax occidentalisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius thierryinative Togo Killifish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium ubangiensenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusnative Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucidanative Glass schilbid  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus ansorgiinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus banenative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pallidomaculatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus petricolusnative   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Pronothobranchius chirioinative   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifernative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorexnative   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish  
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