List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Burkina Faso
(landlocked)

n = 125
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Table 1: 123 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 0 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: 125 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 123 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin Mimbre 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius atesuensisnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu Korokoto 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad Kuilsiuugu 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu Kuilsiuugu 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus filamentosusnative  Kuilsiuugu 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brevimyrus nigernative  Nanadenin 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus luteusendemic   
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra Farabanin 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra Kuwulen 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamanduanative Wormjawed mormyrid Nanadakurun 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibienative Lake Turkana sardine  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis voltaenative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys maurusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatusnative Bagrid catfish Kuilkeka 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish Kuilmiisgu 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus eburneensisnative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish Saale 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish Keren 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus hypsolepisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon dagetinative   
Gonorynchiformes Kneriidae Cromeria occidentalisnative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyaenative Tailspot ctenopoma  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus brevipinnisnative  Binjimijigɛ 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus engycephalusnative Perch  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater Binjimijigɛ 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative  Bedempuure 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius baudoninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius bawkuensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macinensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius parablabesnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius perincenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pobeguininative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius punctitaeniatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius sublineatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius vandewalleinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba Memenego 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish Kerbugu 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish Kerebugu 
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoenative  Basoaka 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish Seega 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa Seega 
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue Faanan 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictusnative  Yalgen-sablga 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus psittacusnative  Yalgen-no-kiuugu 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish Basoaka 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish Basoaka 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative  Nanadasurun 
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp Bedempuure 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative  Bedempuure 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative  Bedempuure 
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch Saalen 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish Tiginin 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus minjiriyanative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius abadiinative  Nanandenim 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensisnative  Nanani 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus nigromarginatusnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes comoensisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatusnative Elongated Turkana robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalisnative   
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes pabrensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pfaffinative Pfaff's lampeye  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops brevicepsnative  Yemdele 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout Nanadasurun 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius thierryinative Togo Killifish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochirintroduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia Tɛbɛnfin 
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Paradistichodus dimidiatusnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucidanative Glass schilbid  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus banenative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative  Nanadenin 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus pallidomaculatusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensisnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Phractura clauseninative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish Nanadenin 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheriinative Saddled bichir Kuilwaafo 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir Kuilwaafo 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Pronothobranchius chirioinative   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Reoolgo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensisnative Senegal minnow  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Rhexipanchax schioetzinative Schiƶtz' lampeye  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mandibularisnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogonnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish Gari 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Scriptaphyosemion banforenseendemic   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Steatocranus irvineinative Cichlid  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis arnoultinative  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis bastianinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis eupterusnative Featherfin squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative  Pugbetiim 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifernative  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorexnative  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis velifernative  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis violaceusnative  Kuilkeka 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis voltaeendemic   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish  
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