Species in Kainji Lake
     n= 67 (Incomplete)
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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
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
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 tamandua Wormjawed mormyrid Mormyridae demersal 52.5 TL 3.2 native
Chrysichthys auratus Claroteidae demersal 57.0 TL 3.7 native
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagrid catfish Claroteidae demersal 79.3 TL 3.2 native
Citharinops distichodoides Citharinidae demersal 102.5 TL 2.0 native
Citharinus citharus Moon fish Citharinidae demersal 70.8 TL 2.0 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
Clypeobarbus hypsolepis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.0 TL 3.0 native
Coptodon dageti Cichlidae demersal 40.0 TL 2.4 native
Coptodon zillii Redbelly tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 48.8 TL 2.5 native
Distichodus rostratus Grass-eater Distichodontidae demersal 76.0 TL 2.6 native
Gymnarchus niloticus Aba Gymnarchidae demersal 203.7 TL 3.7 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
Hydrocynus brevis Tiger-fish Alestidae pelagic 86.0 TL 3.4 native
Hydrocynus forskahlii Elongate tigerfish Alestidae pelagic 95.2 TL 4.0 native
Hyperopisus bebe Mormyridae demersal 62.2 TL 3.6 native
Labeo coubie African carp Cyprinidae benthopelagic 91.5 TL 2.0 native
Labeo senegalensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 65.0 TL 2.1 native
Lates niloticus Nile perch Latidae demersal 200.0 TL 4.5 native
Leptocypris niloticus Cyprinidae demersal 9.5 TL 3.2 native
Malapterurus electricus Electric catfish Malapteruridae benthopelagic 148.8 TL 2.9 native
Malapterurus minjiriya Malapteruridae benthopelagic 62.2 TL 3.5 native
Marcusenius kainjii Mormyridae demersal 30.0 TL 3.1 endemic
Mochokus niloticus Mochokidae demersal 6.5 TL 3.0 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
Neolebias unifasciatus Distichodontidae pelagic 5.1 TL 3.5 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
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
Polypterus ansorgii Guinean bichir Polypteridae demersal 28.0 TL 3.2 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
Protopterus annectens West African lungfish Protopteridae demersal 100.0 TL 3.6 native
Protopterus annectens West African lungfish Protopteridae demersal 100.0 TL 3.8 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus Mango tilapia Cichlidae demersal 39.5 TL 2.0 native
Sarotherodon galilaeus Mango tilapia Cichlidae demersal 39.5 TL 2.2 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
Schilbe uranoscopus Schilbeidae demersal 43.9 TL 3.4 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 filamentosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 31.7 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis membranaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 56.1 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis ocellifer Mochokidae benthopelagic 49.0 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis schall Wahrindi Mochokidae benthopelagic 45.1 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis vermiculatus Mochokidae benthopelagic 61.0 TL 2.8 native
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