List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Senegal
n = 146
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Table 1: 139 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: 2 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 146 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 139 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides Sèlinthe 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin Sèlinthe 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius platychirnative Mountain barbel  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius rheophilusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchennative Banded lampeye Amerakujule 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatusnative  Ngourlo 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu Ngourlo 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous lateristriganative West African freshwater goby  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad Walouss 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu Safdu baleeru 
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus africanusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brevimyrus nigernative  Banass 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistiusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscusnative  Dabé 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra Dabé 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra Debbere 
Siluriformes Ariidae Carlarius parkiinative Guinean sea catfish Foudjiandjiling 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon dumerilinative Grooved mullet Ekaramantine 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosusnative Thicklip grey mullet  
Perciformes Cichlidae Chromidotilapia guntherinative Guenther's mouthbrooder  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys johnelsinative  Fouthiole 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatusnative Bagrid catfish Foubagne 
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys stampfliinative Smooth flounder Camérélouse 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish Mbète 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish Yess 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish Yess 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias salaenative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish Bèdj 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon dagetinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon guineensisnative Guinean tilapia Eporoc ewakaye 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia Pastenague boulée 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyaenative Tailspot ctenopoma Diakhandié 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative   
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengerinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus brevipinnisnative  Somor 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus engycephalusnative Perch  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater Somor 
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator lebretonisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris daganensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittatanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius callipterusnative Clipper barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius dialonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macinensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pobeguininative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius punctitaeniatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius raimbaultinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius sublineatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative  Fupaba 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriatanative Bonga shad Ethmalose 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus melanopterusnative Flagfin mojarra Apapabora 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides sagittanative   
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba Galakh 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish Futhiangune 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish Futhiangune 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus occidentalisnative  Sègual 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish Biblique 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterusnative  Andigise 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa Biblique 
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue N'diaguel 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish Guer 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish Guer 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative  Roume 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Ichthyborus quadrilineatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp Satt 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative  Satt 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus petitjeaninative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpeinative Roundbelly pellonuline  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch Diène wekh 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish Madieumadiane 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mentonative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensisnative  Banass 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus liberiensisnative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis aculeatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack Ndelew 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout Roume-boss 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Roume-boss 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Roume-boss 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet Diabaï 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Neochelon falcipinnisnative Sicklefin mullet Dème 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius thierryinative Togo Killifish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa ansorgiinative Ansorge fangtooth pellonuline  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusnative Blue tilapia Wass khoss 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia Wass 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish Sèr 
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead Boudha 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Paradistichodus dimidiatusnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucidanative Glass schilbid  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia spiniserratanative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelmatochromis buettikoferinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus barbarusnative Atlantic mudskipper Fulunthiune 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative  Pète 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir Khabé 
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelininative Sompat grunt Ethiérécora 
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegeliinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish Sagna 
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pristisnative Common sawfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Pronothobranchius gambiensisnative   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Touba 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensisnative Senegal minnow Jincerlaane 
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia Wass 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheronnative Blackchin tilapia Kaporoc 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon occidentalisnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogonnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish Khèle 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion geryinative Gérys killi Fucondol 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion guignardinative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensisnative West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis annectensnative  Gangue-Kala 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish Gangue-Kala 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifernative  Gangue-Kala 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi Gangue-Kala 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis waterlotinative  Gangue-Kala 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish Dounn 
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus teraianative Shortfin pompano Efêta 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinkinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Yongeichthys thomasinative   
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