Species in Benue River
     n= 185 (Complete)
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Species Name Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic Level Status
Alestes baremoze Silversides Alestidae benthopelagic 43.0 TL 3.0 native
Alestes dentex Characin Alestidae pelagic 55.0 TL 2.9 native
Aphyosemion bualanum Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 5.0 TL 3.2 native
Aphyosemion elberti Red barred killi Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 4.0 TL 3.1 native
Arius gigas Giant sea catfish Ariidae benthopelagic 165.0 TL 3.8 native
Astatotilapia bloyeti Bloyet's haplo Cichlidae benthopelagic 18.3 TL 3.0 misidentification
Auchenoglanis biscutatus Claroteidae demersal 65.9 TL 3.1 native
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bubu Claroteidae demersal 85.4 TL 2.9 native
Bagrus bajad Bayad Bagridae demersal 124.3 TL 4.0 native
Bagrus docmak Semutundu Bagridae benthopelagic 127.0 TL 4.1 native
Bagrus filamentosus Bagridae demersal 69.0 TL 3.9 native
Brevimyrus niger Mormyridae benthopelagic 15.0 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus brevis Alestidae demersal 25.0 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus leuciscus Alestidae pelagic 14.6 TL 3.2 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus True big-scale tetra Alestidae pelagic 64.7 TL 2.8 native
Brycinus nurse Nurse tetra Alestidae pelagic 25.0 TL 2.5 native
Campylomormyrus elephas Mormyridae demersal 40.0 TL 3.2 questionable
Campylomormyrus tamandua Wormjawed mormyrid Mormyridae demersal 52.5 TL 3.2 native
Carlarius heudelotii Smoothmouth sea catfish Ariidae demersal 83.0 TL 3.8 native
Chelaethiops bibie Lake Turkana sardine Cyprinidae demersal 5.5 TL 2.3 native
Chiloglanis batesii Mochokidae benthopelagic 4.9 TL 3.1 native
Chiloglanis benuensis Mochokidae benthopelagic 4.7 TL 3.1 native
Chiloglanis disneyi Mochokidae benthopelagic 4.3 TL 3.1 questionable
Chiloglanis niger Mochokidae benthopelagic 4.3 TL 3.1 native
Chiloglanis voltae Mochokidae benthopelagic 3.3 TL 3.1 native
Chromidotilapia guntheri Guenther's mouthbrooder Cichlidae benthopelagic 22.0 TL 2.6 native
Chrysichthys auratus Claroteidae demersal 57.0 TL 3.7 native
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagrid catfish Claroteidae demersal 79.3 TL 3.2 native
Citharidium ansorgii Citharinidae demersal 71.5 TL 2.1 native
Citharinops distichodoides Citharinidae demersal 102.5 TL 2.0 native
Citharinus citharus Moon fish Citharinidae demersal 70.8 TL 2.0 native
Citharinus latus Citharinidae demersal 102.5 TL 2.2 native
Clarias albopunctatus Clariidae demersal 19.5 TL 3.4 native
Clarias anguillaris Mudfish Clariidae demersal 100.0 TL 3.3 native
Clarias gariepinus North African catfish Clariidae benthopelagic 170.0 TL 3.8 native
Clarias macromystax Clariidae demersal 31.6 TL 3.4 native
Clarotes laticeps Widehead catfish Claroteidae demersal 97.6 TL 3.1 native
Coptodon dageti Cichlidae demersal 40.0 TL 2.4 native
Coptodon rendalli Redbreast tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 45.0 TL 2.3 questionable
Coptodon zillii Redbelly tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 48.8 TL 2.5 native
Cromeria occidentalis Kneriidae benthopelagic 5.4 TL 2.2 native
Ctenopoma garuanum Anabantidae benthopelagic 5.3 TL 3.1 native
Ctenopoma houyi Anabantidae benthopelagic 8.1 TL 3.1 native
Ctenopoma muriei Ocellated labyrinth fish Anabantidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 3.0 misidentification
Ctenopoma petherici Anabantidae benthopelagic 17.4 TL 3.2 native
Ctenopoma riggenbachi Anabantidae benthopelagic 9.1 TL 3.1 native
Dagetichthys lakdoensis Soleidae demersal 40.0 TL 3.6 native
Distichodus brevipinnis Distichodontidae demersal 72.0 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus engycephalus Perch Distichodontidae demersal 48.8 TL 2.0 native
Distichodus rostratus Grass-eater Distichodontidae demersal 76.0 TL 2.6 native
Enteromius ablabes Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11.7 TL 2.5 native
Enteromius aboinensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius anema Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3.7 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius atakorensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.4 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius baudoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.0 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius callipterus Clipper barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8.9 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius chlorotaenia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9.7 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius jae Jae barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3.8 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius leonensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.0 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius macinensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6.1 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius macrops Blackstripe barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 20.6 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius nigeriensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6.1 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius perince Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10.9 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius punctitaeniatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.6 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius stigmatopygus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3.4 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius sublineatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8.7 TL 2.7 native
Enteromius zalbiensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.3 TL 3.0 native
Epiplatys bifasciatus Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 6.0 TL 3.2 native
Epiplatys spilargyreius Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 5.0 TL 3.1 native
Fontitrygon garouaensis Smooth freshwater stingray Dasyatidae demersal 207.0 TL 3.7 native
Fundulopanchax gardneri Blue lyretail Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 6.5 TL 3.2 native
Fundulopanchax spoorenbergi Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 8.0 TL 3.3 questionable
Garra allostoma Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7.6 TL 2.4 endemic
Garra dembeensis Dembea stone lapper Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13.4 TL 2.0 native
Garra ornata Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8.8 TL 2.3 native
Garra waterloti Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7.0 TL 2.4 native
Gnathonemus petersii Elephantnose fish Mormyridae demersal 42.7 TL 3.1 native
Gymnarchus niloticus Aba Gymnarchidae demersal 203.7 TL 3.7 native
Hemichromis bimaculatus Jewelfish Cichlidae benthopelagic 16.6 TL 3.9 native
Hemichromis fasciatus Banded jewelfish Cichlidae benthopelagic 24.9 TL 3.2 native
Hepsetus odoe Hepsetidae demersal 53.9 TL 4.1 native
Heterobranchus bidorsalis African catfish Clariidae demersal 150.0 TL 3.7 native
Heterobranchus longifilis Sampa Clariidae demersal 183.0 TL 3.7 native
Heterotis niloticus African bonytongue Arapaimidae pelagic 122.0 TL 2.7 native
Hippopotamyrus pictus Mormyridae demersal 36.6 TL 3.2 native
Hippopotamyrus psittacus Mormyridae demersal 30.0 TL 3.2 native
Hydrocynus brevis Tiger-fish Alestidae pelagic 86.0 TL 3.4 native
Hydrocynus forskahlii Elongate tigerfish Alestidae pelagic 95.2 TL 4.0 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Tiger fish Alestidae demersal 116.6 TL 3.7 native
Hyperopisus bebe Mormyridae demersal 62.2 TL 3.6 native
Ichthyborus besse Distichodontidae pelagic 25.0 TL 4.0 native
Kribia kribensis Eleotridae demersal 5.7 TL 3.4 native
Kribia kribensis Eleotridae demersal 5.7 TL 3.4 native
Kribia nana Eleotridae demersal 5.8 TL 3.4 native
Labeo coubie African carp Cyprinidae benthopelagic 91.5 TL 2.0 native
Labeo parvus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 46.4 TL 2.0 native
Labeo senegalensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 65.0 TL 2.1 native
Labeobarbus brevispinis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23.0 TL 3.2 native
Lates niloticus Nile perch Latidae demersal 200.0 TL 4.5 native
Leptocypris niloticus Cyprinidae demersal 9.5 TL 3.2 native
Malapterurus beninensis Malapteruridae benthopelagic 27.2 TL 3.4 native
Malapterurus electricus Electric catfish Malapteruridae benthopelagic 148.8 TL 2.9 native
Malapterurus minjiriya Malapteruridae benthopelagic 62.2 TL 3.5 native
Marcusenius abadii Mormyridae demersal 40.0 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius cyprinoides Mormyridae demersal 40.3 TL 3.0 native
Marcusenius mento Mormyridae demersal 31.7 TL 2.5 native
Marcusenius senegalensis Mormyridae demersal 39.2 TL 3.2 native
Marcusenius stanleyanus Mormyridae demersal 21.0 TL 3.1 questionable
Mastacembelus cryptacanthus Mastacembelidae demersal 42.1 TL 3.3 native
Mastacembelus decorsei Mastacembelidae demersal 24.6 TL 3.3 native
Mastacembelus loennbergii Mastacembelidae demersal 26.1 TL 3.3 native
Micralestes acutidens Sharptooth tetra Alestidae pelagic 11.0 TL 2.9 misidentification
Micralestes elongatus Elongated Turkana robber Alestidae pelagic 6.0 TL 3.3 native
Micralestes humilis Alestidae pelagic 10.6 TL 3.1 native
Micropanchax pfaffi Pfaff's lampeye Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4.3 TL 2.9 native
Mochokus brevis Mochokidae demersal 3.1 TL 3.0 questionable
Mochokus niloticus Mochokidae demersal 6.5 TL 3.0 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Cornish jack Mormyridae demersal 150.0 TL 3.8 native
Mormyrops caballus Mormyridae demersal 56.1 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrops oudoti Mormyridae demersal 13.9 TL 3.1 questionable
Mormyrus hasselquistii Elephant snout Mormyridae demersal 61.0 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrus macrophthalmus Mormyridae demersal 36.6 TL 3.2 native
Mormyrus rume Mormyrids Mormyridae demersal 122.0 TL 2.5 native
Mormyrus rume Mormyrids Mormyridae demersal 122.0 TL 2.5 native
Nannocharax ansorgii Distichodontidae pelagic 4.5 TL 3.1 native
Nannocharax fasciatus Distichodontidae pelagic 8.1 TL 3.4 native
Nannocharax lineomaculatus Distichodontidae pelagic 4.8 TL 3.1 native
Nannocharax occidentalis Distichodontidae pelagic 7.1 TL 3.2 native
Neolebias ansorgii Distichodontidae pelagic 3.2 TL 3.3 native
Neolebias unifasciatus Distichodontidae pelagic 5.1 TL 3.5 native
Odaxothrissa mento Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline Clupeidae pelagic 15.9 TL 4.3 native
Opsaridium ubangiense Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12.0 TL 3.2 native
Oreochromis aureus Blue tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 45.7 TL 2.1 native
Oreochromis niloticus Nile tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 73.2 TL 2.0 native
Pantodon buchholzi Freshwater butterflyfish Pantodontidae pelagic 11.9 TL 3.6 native
Papyrocranus afer Reticulate knifefish Notopteridae demersal 80.0 TL 3.6 native
Parachanna obscura African obscure snakehead Channidae demersal 61.0 TL 3.4 native
Paradistichodus dimidiatus Distichodontidae demersal 7.6 TL 3.0 native
Parailia pellucida Glass schilbid Schilbeidae demersal 14.6 TL 3.5 native
Pellonula leonensis Smalltoothed pellonula Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 9.3 TL 3.3 native
Petrocephalus ansorgii Mormyridae demersal 17.2 TL 3.3 native
Petrocephalus bane Mormyridae demersal 24.4 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus bovei Mormyridae demersal 11.2 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus simus Mormyridae demersal 12.0 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus soudanensis Mormyridae demersal 10.8 TL 3.2 native
Phago loricatus African pike-characin Distichodontidae demersal 20.1 TL 3.7 native
Phractura clauseni Amphiliidae demersal 9.5 TL 3.1 native
Pollimyrus isidori Elephant Fish Mormyridae demersal 10.3 TL 2.6 native
Polypterus bichir Nile bichir Polypteridae demersal 74.0 TL 4.5 native
Polypterus endlicherii Saddled bichir Polypteridae demersal 76.9 TL 3.8 native
Polypterus senegalus Gray bichir Polypteridae demersal 85.4 TL 3.5 native
Poropanchax normani Norman's lampeye Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4.0 TL 3.3 native
Procatopus aberrans Bluegreen lampeye Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5.5 TL 2.9 native
Protopterus annectens West African lungfish Protopteridae demersal 100.0 TL 3.8 native
Protopterus annectens West African lungfish Protopteridae demersal 100.0 TL 3.6 native
Raiamas nigeriensis Cyprinidae demersal 13.5 TL 3.2 native
Raiamas senegalensis Senegal minnow Cyprinidae benthopelagic 24.5 TL 3.3 native
Rhabdalestes brevidorsalis Alestidae pelagic 3.3 TL 3.0 native
Rhabdalestes septentrionalis Alestidae pelagic 6.9 TL 3.1 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus Mango tilapia Cichlidae demersal 39.5 TL 2.2 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus Mango tilapia Cichlidae demersal 39.5 TL 2.0 native
Schilbe intermedius Silver catfish Schilbeidae pelagic 61.0 TL 3.6 native
Schilbe mystus African butter catfish Schilbeidae demersal 42.7 TL 3.5 native
Sierrathrissa leonensis West African pygmy herring Clupeidae pelagic 3.7 TL 3.1 native
Siluranodon auritus Schilbeidae demersal 17.1 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis batensoda Upsidedown catfish Mochokidae benthopelagic 25.0 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis budgetti Mochokidae benthopelagic 48.8 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis clarias Mandi Mochokidae benthopelagic 43.9 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis courteti Mochokidae benthopelagic 61.0 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis eupterus Featherfin squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 36.6 TL 2.7 native
Synodontis filamentosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 31.7 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis frontosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 34.2 TL 2.8 questionable
Synodontis melanopterus Mochokidae benthopelagic 17.6 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis membranaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 56.1 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis nigrita Mochokidae benthopelagic 33.5 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis ocellifer Mochokidae benthopelagic 49.0 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis resupinatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 31.7 TL 2.6 native
Synodontis schall Wahrindi Mochokidae benthopelagic 45.1 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis sorex Mochokidae benthopelagic 43.9 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis violaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 36.6 TL 2.8 native
Tetraodon lineatus Globe fish Tetraodontidae demersal 43.0 TL 3.6 native
Tylochromis jentinki Cichlidae benthopelagic 32.9 TL 2.7 questionable
Tylochromis sudanensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 24.4 TL 2.5 native
Xenomystus nigri African knifefish Notopteridae demersal 36.6 TL 3.3 native
Zaireichthys camerunensis Amphiliidae demersal 4.1 TL 3.0 native
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