List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Sudan
n = 139
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Table 1: 135 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 2 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: 139 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 135 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berdanative Goldsilk seabream  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides Kawara baladi 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin Kawwara baladi 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia lepturanative   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius disparnative Arabian pupfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatusnative  Zammar 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu Humar el hut 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad Bayad 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu Abu shanad 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brevimyrus nigernative  Um shiffa 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra Kawwara safsaf 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra Kawwara himila 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibienative Lake Turkana sardine Bibie 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative  Abu rial 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys rueppellinative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish Betkoya 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative  Betkoya 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias alluaudinative Alluaud's catfish Tukpe 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish Garmut 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias engelseninative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish Abu shanab 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias liocephalusnative Smoothhead catfish Tukpe 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish Abu misaika 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia Bulti 
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria niloticanative Naked shellear  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma murieinative Ocellated labyrinth fish Nakpaia 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative  Nakpaia 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus brevipinnisnative  Khraish 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus engycephalusnative Perch Khraish 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus nefaschnative  Khraish 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater Khraish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius anemanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius neglectusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius nigeriensisnative  Pedi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius perincenative  Pedi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pumilusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative  Pedi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius tongaensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius yeiensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra blanfordiinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensisnative Dembea stone lapper  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba Weer 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis loatinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish Mbagui 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish Saraba 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish Ngaru 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa Surta 
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue Nauk 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoninative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish Kalb el bahr 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish Kas 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative  Sawya 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Ichthyborus bessenative  Alekagurgur 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp Tutkum 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo forskaliinative  Durumbia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo horienative  Dabs kabir 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo meroensisendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo niloticusnative  Dabs kabir 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative  Durumbia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus bynninative Niger barb Binnie 
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch Igl 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative  Pedi 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish Barada 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoidesnative  Mbongombongo 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius macrolepidotusnative Bulldog Mbongombongo 
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoidesnative Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatusnative Elongated Turkana robber  
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma pekkolainative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma uelensenative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax hutereauinative Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax kingiinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax loatinative Nile killifish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus brevisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack Taraza 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus caschivenative  Khashm al banat 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout Khashm al banat 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannumenative Elephant-snout fish Khashm el banat 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus niloticusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax niloticusendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neobola niloticaendemic   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias trewavasaenative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius bellemansiendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius nubaensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius occultusendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius rubroreticulatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius virgatusnative   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykissintroduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochirintroduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia Bulti 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish  
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead Fakka 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucidanative Glass schilbid  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus banenative  Ras el hagar 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative  Ras el hagar 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus keatingiiendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish Ras el hagar 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus pethericiendemic  Ras el hagar 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichirnative Nile bichir Dabib el hut 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheriinative Saddled bichir Bichir 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir Bichir 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicusnative Marbled lungfish Samak el teen 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolornative Egyptian mouth-brooder  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensisnative Senegal minnow Makembako 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish Shilbaya 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish Shilbaya aravbia 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopusnative  Um katif 
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihamanative Silver sillago  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative  Shilba areanna 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish Galabaya 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis caudovittatusnative  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis eupterusnative Featherfin squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosusnative  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosusnative  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis khartoumensisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative  Galabaya 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis serratusnative  Gargur 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorexnative  Gargur 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish Tambera 
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis wingatiinative   
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigrinative African knifefish  
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