List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Sierra Leone
n = 169
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Table 1: 158 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 9 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: 169 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 158 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius platychirnative Mountain barbel  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius rheophilusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Anomalochromis thomasinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchennative Banded lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Archiaphyosemion guineensenative Guinean killi  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu Gbada 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous lateristriganative West African freshwater goby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus africanusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistiusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus longianalisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnisnative Longfin tetra Kartei 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Callopanchax huwaldinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Callopanchax occidentalisnative Golden pheasant panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Callopanchax toddinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis polyodonendemic   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys johnelsinative  Ba-sagoin bethuguye 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatusnative Bagrid catfish Ba-sagoin bethuguye 
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys stampfliinative Smooth flounder  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buettikoferinative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias salaenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coelotilapia jokanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon guineensisnative Guinean tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon loukanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia A-sannoh 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyaenative Tailspot ctenopoma  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengerinative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris daganensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittatanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius bagbwensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius bigorneinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius foutensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius inaequalisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius liberiensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius tiekoroinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys annulatusnative Banded panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys barmoiensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys fasciolatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys josianaenative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys lamotteinative Redspotted panchax  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys njalaensisnative   
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Fontitrygon ukpamnative Thorny freshwater stingray  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides sagittanative   
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba Kpoyei 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish Gboblie 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish Gbamgbama 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis guttatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus occidentalisnative  K-thin 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa  
Perciformes Cichlidae Heterotilapia buttikoferinative Zebra tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus paugyinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish Ka-gbith 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Ichthyborus quadrilineatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Isichthys henryinative  Karump 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia kribensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia leonensisendemic   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo alluaudinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo currieinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus gruvelinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus sacratusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus wurtzinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Ladigesia roloffinative Sierra leone dwarf characin  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris guineensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris taiaensisendemic   
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatusnative African brown snapper Grouper 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus barbatusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus leonensisendemic   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus punctatusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus stiassnyaenative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mentonative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius meronaiendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius thomasinative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus liberiensisnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus taiaensisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalisnative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis aculeatusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokiella payneiendemic   
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus bouetinative Liberian swamp eel  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack Aloh 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops brevicepsnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops caballusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus macrophthalmusnative  Magbukpui 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Kayani 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Kayani 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus tapirusnative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet Kunungui 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius maindroninative   
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Neochelon falcipinnisnative Sicklefin mullet Mollit 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Notoglanidium maculatumendemic   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Notoglanidium thomasiendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Pantodontidae Pantodon buchholzinative Freshwater butterflyfish  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish Fak 
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia spiniserratanative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Paramphilius trichomycteroidesnative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelmatochromis buettikoferinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelvicachromis humilisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelvicachromis roloffinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus levequeinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pellegrininative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus simusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus tenuicaudanative   
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys jubelininative Sompat grunt Sompie 
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegeliinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Prolabeo batesiendemic   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Bopr 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas nigeriensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas scarciensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas steindachnerinative   
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon caudomarginatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheronnative Blackchin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon occidentalisnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogonnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion bertholdinative Berthold's killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion brueninginative Bruening's killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion chaytoriendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion etzelinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion fredrodiendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion geryinative GĂ©rys killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion liberiensenative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion roloffinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion wieseaeendemic   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensisnative West African pygmy herring  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis annectensnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ansorgiinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis thysinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis waterlotinative   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish Gbatagbotei 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia brevimanusnative   
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus teraianative Shortfin pompano  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis intermediusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinkinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis leonensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigrinative African knifefish Fak 
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