List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Pakistan
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Table 1: 234 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 7 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 242 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 234 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Acanthocobitis botianative Mottled loach  
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berdanative Goldsilk seabream  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailia coilanative Gangetic ailia Mun-glee-ah-nec 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailiichthys punctatanative Jamuna ailia Puttassi 
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps macropterusnative   
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps mangoisnative Indian torrent catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon molanative Mola carplet  
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineusnative Climbing perch  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bengalensisnative Indian mottled eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bicolornative Indonesian shortfin eel  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius disparnative Arabian pupfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus blockiinative Green panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus panchaxnative Blue panchax  
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius subrostratusnative Shovelnose sea catfish Short nosed catfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous jayakarinative   
Perciformes Badidae Badis badisnative Badis  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius bagariusnative Goonch  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius yarrellinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Bangana arizanative Reba  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Bangana deronative Kalabans  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Bangana diplostomanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Bangana gedrosicusendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius bendelisisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius modestusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius naseeriendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius pakistanicusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius vagranative   
Siluriformes Bagridae Batasio pakistanicusendemic   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia birdinative Birdi loach  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia dayinative Hora loach  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia lohachatanative Reticulate loach  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cabdio morarnative Morari  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoeta capoetanative Seven khramulya  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratusintroduced Goldfish  
Perciformes Ambassidae Chanda namanative Elongate glass-perchlet  
Perciformes Channidae Channa gachuanative   
Perciformes Channidae Channa maruliusnative Great snakehead  
Perciformes Channidae Channa orientalisnative Walking snakehead  
Perciformes Channidae Channa punctatanative Spotted snakehead  
Perciformes Channidae Channa striatanative Striped snakehead  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chela cachiusnative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon planicepsnative Tade gray mullet  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Chitala chitalanative Clown knifefish Gundun 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus cirrhosusnative Mrigal carp Naini 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus mrigalanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus rebanative Reba carp Suhnee 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma garuanative Garua bachcha Chel-lee 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma nazirinative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Crenimugil sehelinative Bluespot mullet  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus diplochilusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus latiusnative Stone roller  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion microphthalmumnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion milesinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinion watsoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio rerionative Zebra danio  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario aequipinnatusnative Giant danio  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario devarionative Sind danio  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Diptychus maculatusnative Scaly osman  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus danricanative Flying barb  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Eutropiichthys vachanative Batchwa vacha  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata cenianative Indian gagata Cenia 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata pakistanicanative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra gotylanative Sucker head  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra persicanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rossicanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra wanaeendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gibelion catlanative Catla Boassa 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giurisnative Tank goby  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptosternon reticulatumnative Turkestan catfish  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax cavianative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax kashmirensisnative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax naziriendemic   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax pectinopterusnative River cat Juppah 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax punjabensisendemic   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax stockiendemic   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax stolickaenative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax sufiinative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax telchittanative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gogangra viridescensnative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gonialosa manminanative Ganges river gizzard shad  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gudusia chapranative Indian river shad  
Siluriformes Heteropneustidae Heteropneustes fossilisnative Stinging catfish Lahoord 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrixintroduced Silver carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys nobilisintroduced Bighead carp  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus limbatusnative Congaturi halfbeak  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo angranative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boganative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boggutnative Boggut labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo caeruleusendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo calbasunative Orangefin labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo dyocheilusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo fimbriatusnative Fringed-lipped peninsula carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo goniusnative Kuria labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo macmahoniendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo microphthalmusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo nigripinnisendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo pangusianative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rohitanative Roho labeo Dum-bra 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifernative Barramundi  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Laubuka laubucanative Indian glass barb  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys gunteanative Guntea loach  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aralnative One-stripe spinyeel  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus pancalusnative Barred spiny eel  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus armatusnative Zig-zag eel  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoidesnative Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Megarasbora elanganative Bengala barb  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus cuchianative Cuchia  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius mertoninative Chequered mangrove goby  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus bleekerinative Day's mystus  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus cavasiusnative Gangetic mystus  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus gulionative Long whiskers catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus horaiendemic Indus catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus tengaranative Tengara catfish Seagiades 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus vittatusnative Striped dwarf catfish Kuggur 
Perciformes Nandidae Nandus nandusnative Gangetic leaffish  
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra nangranative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra robustanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Naziritor zhobensisendemic Zhobi mahseer Zhobi mahseer 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Nemacheilus coricanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neolissochilus hexagonolepisnative Copper mahseer  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Notopterus notopterusnative Bronze featherback But 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok bimaculatusnative Butter catfish  
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabdanative Pabdah catfish Pallu 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabonative Pabo catfish Pabo 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok sindensisendemic   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykissintroduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusintroduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramynative Giant gourami  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Osteobrama cotionative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Pachypterus atherinoidesnative Indian potasi  
Siluriformes Pangasiidae Pangasius pangasiusnative Pangas catfish  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paracobitis rhadinaeusnative   
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis baculisnative Himalayan glassy perchlet  
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis ranganative Indian glassy fish  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura alepidotanative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura bampurensisnative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura kesslerinative Kessler's loach  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura lepidocaulisendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura lindberginative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura microlabraendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura naseeriendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura prashariendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paraschistura punjabensisnative   
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Pellona ditchelanative Indian pellona  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia conchoniusnative Rosy barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia geliusnative Golden barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia phutunionative Spottedsail barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia tictonative Ticto barb  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Planiliza abunative Abu mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Planiliza macrolepisnative Largescale mullet  
Perciformes Haemulidae Plectorhinchus gibbosusnative Harry hotlips  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinatanative Smalltooth sawfish  
Siluriformes Siluridae Pterocryptis gangelicanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ptychobarbus conirostrisnative Indus snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius cholanative Swamp barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius punjabensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sophorenative Pool barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius terionative Onespot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius vittatusnative Greenstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius waageniendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Racoma ramzaninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora daniconiusnative Slender rasbora  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora rasboranative Gangetic scissortail rasbora  
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita macracanthusnative   
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita ritanative Rita  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo truttaintroduced Sea trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma bacailanative Large razorbelly minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma punjabensenative Punjab razorbelly minnow  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura afasciatanative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura anambarensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura arifiendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura baluchiorumnative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura curtistigmaendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura fascimaculataendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura harnaiensisnative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura horainative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura kohatensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura machensisnative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura macrolepisendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura nalbantinative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura pakistanicaendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura semiarmatanative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura shadiwalensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura zonatanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizocypris bruceinative Waziristan snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge dainelliinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopyge nigernative Alghad snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizopygopsis stoliczkainative False osman  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax curvifronsnative Sattar snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax esocinusnative Chirruh snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax labiatusnative Kunar snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax macropogonnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax nasusnative Dongu snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax plagiostomusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax richardsoniinative Snowtrout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Schizothorax skarduensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Securicula goranative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Sicamugil cascasianative Yellowtail mullet  
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihamanative Silver sillago Silver whiting 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Silonia silondianative Silond catfish Silond 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Sisor pakistanicusnative  Whiptail 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Sisor rabdophorusnative   
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata aornative Long-whiskered catfish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata seenghalanative Giant river-catfish Tengara 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stigmatogobius sadanundionative   
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura strongyluranative Spottail needlefish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Systomus sarananative Olive barb  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa ilishanative Hilsa shad Ilish 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa tolinative Toli shad  
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbuanative Jarbua terapon  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor macrolepisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor putitoranative Putitor mahseer  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor tornative Tor barb  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster fasciatanative Banded gourami  
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster laliusnative Dwarf gourami  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa brahuinative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa choprainative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa gracilisnative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa griffithiinative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa hazaraensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa kashmirensisnative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa naziriendemic   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa stenuranative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa stoliczkainative Tibetan stone loach  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa trewavasaenative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Triplophysa yasinensisnative   
Siluriformes Siluridae Wallago attunative Wallago  
Beloniformes Belonidae Xenentodon cancilanative Freshwater garfish  
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