List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Guinea-Bissau
n = 115
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Table 1: 109 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: 115 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 109 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchennative Banded lampeye  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistiusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnisnative Longfin tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra  
Siluriformes Ariidae Carlarius parkiinative Guinean sea catfish Bagre 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys johnelsinative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurusnative   
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys stampfliinative Smooth flounder  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish  
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buettikoferinative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias salaenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon guineensisnative Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon loukanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyaenative Tailspot ctenopoma  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengerinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Doumea chappuisinative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris daganensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittatanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius anniaenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius niokoloensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pobeguininative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius salesseinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys fasciolatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriatanative Bonga shad Bonga 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus melanopterusnative Flagfin mojarra Peixe-prata 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Fontitrygon ukpamnative Thorny freshwater stingray  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides sagittanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus occidentalisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Heterotilapia buttikoferinative Zebra tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Ichthyborus quadrilineatusnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative   
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus occidentalisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mentonative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius thomasinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatusnative Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalisnative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis aculeatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops brevicepsnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius maindroninative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Neochelon falcipinnisnative Sicklefin mullet  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon afrumnative Guinea swamp eel  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Paradistichodus dimidiatusnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia spiniserratanative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula voraxnative Bigtoothed pellonula  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelmatochromis buettikoferinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus barbarusnative Atlantic mudskipper  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus levequeinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus simusnative   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus ansorgiinative Guinean bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichirnative Nile bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheriinative Saddled bichir Saié 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus palmasnative Shortfin bichir  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelininative Sompat grunt Cor-cor 
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegeliinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pristisnative Common sawfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas steindachnerinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon caudomarginatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheronnative Blackchin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon occidentalisnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion geryinative GĂ©rys killi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis annectensnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ansorgiinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia brevimanusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinkinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Yongeichthys thomasinative   
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