Species in Volta
     n= 171 (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
Amphilius atesuensis Amphiliidae demersal 11.4 TL 3.0 native
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Banded lampeye Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7.0 TL 3.0 native
Arius gigas Giant sea catfish Ariidae benthopelagic 165.0 TL 3.8 native
Auchenoglanis biscutatus Claroteidae demersal 65.9 TL 3.1 questionable
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bubu Claroteidae demersal 85.4 TL 2.9 native
Awaous lateristriga West African freshwater goby Gobiidae demersal 15.5 TL 2.4 native
Awaous lateristriga West African freshwater goby Gobiidae demersal 15.5 TL 2.4 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 longipinnis Longfin tetra Alestidae pelagic 16.4 TL 3.2 native
Brycinus luteus Alestidae pelagic 9.8 TL 3.2 endemic
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
Chelaethiops bibie Lake Turkana sardine Cyprinidae demersal 5.5 TL 2.3 native
Chiloglanis occidentalis Mochokidae benthopelagic 6.9 TL 3.2 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
Citharinus citharus Moon fish Citharinidae demersal 70.8 TL 2.0 native
Citharinus latus Citharinidae demersal 102.5 TL 2.2 native
Clarias agboyiensis Clariidae demersal 29.0 TL 3.7 native
Clarias anguillaris Mudfish Clariidae demersal 100.0 TL 3.3 native
Clarias camerunensis Clariidae demersal 46.6 TL 3.5 native
Clarias ebriensis Clariidae demersal 31.5 TL 3.4 native
Clarias gariepinus North African catfish Clariidae benthopelagic 170.0 TL 3.8 native
Clarias laeviceps Catfish Clariidae demersal 31.7 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 guineensis Guinean tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 36.6 TL 2.8 native
Coptodon zillii Redbelly tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 48.8 TL 2.5 native
Cromeria occidentalis Kneriidae benthopelagic 5.4 TL 2.2 native
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Tailspot ctenopoma Anabantidae benthopelagic 22.3 TL 3.2 native
Ctenopoma petherici Anabantidae benthopelagic 17.4 TL 3.2 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
Dormitator lebretonis Eleotridae demersal 12.4 TL 2.5 native
Eleotris daganensis Eleotridae demersal 12.3 TL 3.6 native
Eleotris senegalensis Eleotridae demersal 22.4 TL 3.7 native
Eleotris vittata Eleotridae demersal 26.5 TL 3.8 native
Eleotris vittata Eleotridae demersal 26.5 TL 3.8 native
Enteromius ablabes Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11.7 TL 2.5 native
Enteromius atakorensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.4 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius baudoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.0 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius bawkuensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3.5 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 guildi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6.8 TL 3.0 endemic
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 misidentification
Enteromius parablabes Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7.6 TL 2.8 endemic
Enteromius perince Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10.9 TL 3.0 native
Enteromius pobeguini Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6.6 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 vandewallei Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5.9 TL 3.0 endemic
Epiplatys bifasciatus Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 6.0 TL 3.2 native
Epiplatys spilargyreius Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 5.0 TL 3.1 native
Gobioides sagitta Gobiidae demersal 50.0 TL 3.6 native
Gobioides sagitta Gobiidae demersal 50.0 TL 3.6 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 isopterus Clariidae demersal 90.0 TL 3.6 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
Irvineia voltae Schilbeidae demersal 23.2 TL 3.3 endemic
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
Lates niloticus Nile perch Latidae demersal 200.0 TL 4.5 native
Lepidarchus adonis Jellybean tetra Alestidae pelagic 2.6 TL 3.0 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 senegalensis Mormyridae demersal 39.2 TL 3.2 native
Mastacembelus nigromarginatus Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 51.5 TL 3.3 native
Micralestes elongatus Elongated Turkana robber Alestidae pelagic 6.0 TL 3.3 native
Micralestes occidentalis Alestidae pelagic 8.0 TL 3.1 native
Micralestes pabrensis Alestidae pelagic 5.2 TL 3.1 native
Micropanchax pfaffi Pfaff's lampeye Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4.3 TL 2.9 native
Mormyrops anguilloides Cornish jack Mormyridae demersal 150.0 TL 3.8 native
Mormyrops breviceps Mormyridae demersal 79.3 TL 3.3 native
Mormyrops curviceps Mormyridae demersal 52.5 TL 3.2 native
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 occidentalis Distichodontidae pelagic 7.1 TL 3.2 native
Nematogobius maindroni Gobiidae demersal 8.0 TL 3.3 native
Neolebias unifasciatus Distichodontidae pelagic 5.1 TL 3.5 native
Nothobranchius thierryi Togo Killifish Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 3.5 TL 3.1 native
Odaxothrissa mento Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline Clupeidae pelagic 15.9 TL 4.3 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
Periophthalmus barbarus Atlantic mudskipper Gobiidae reef-associated 25.0 TL 3.2 native
Periophthalmus barbarus Atlantic mudskipper Gobiidae reef-associated 25.0 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus bane Mormyridae demersal 24.4 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus bovei Mormyridae demersal 11.2 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus Mormyridae demersal 9.7 TL 3.2 native
Petrocephalus soudanensis Mormyridae demersal 10.8 TL 3.2 native
Phractura ansorgii African whiptailed catfish Amphiliidae demersal 9.0 TL 3.1 questionable
Phractura clauseni Amphiliidae demersal 9.5 TL 3.1 native
Pollimyrus adspersus Mormyridae demersal 9.8 TL 3.2 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
Porogobius schlegelii Gobiidae demersal 14.9 TL 2.9 native
Poropanchax normani Norman's lampeye Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4.0 TL 3.3 native
Pronothobranchius kiyawensis Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 5.6 TL 3.2 misidentification
Pronothobranchius seymouri Nothobranchiidae pelagic 5.8 TL 3.2 endemic
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 senegalensis Senegal minnow Cyprinidae benthopelagic 24.5 TL 3.3 native
Rhabdalestes septentrionalis Alestidae pelagic 6.9 TL 3.1 native
Rhexipanchax schioetzi Schiƶtz' lampeye Poeciliidae benthopelagic 3.5 TL 2.9 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
Sarotherodon melanotheron Blackchin tilapia Cichlidae demersal 34.2 TL 2.5 native
Schilbe intermedius Silver catfish Schilbeidae pelagic 61.0 TL 3.6 native
Schilbe micropogon Schilbeidae demersal 25.6 TL 2.9 native
Schilbe mystus African butter catfish Schilbeidae demersal 42.7 TL 3.5 native
Scriptaphyosemion banforense Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 4.9 TL 3.2 questionable
Sierrathrissa leonensis West African pygmy herring Clupeidae pelagic 3.7 TL 3.1 native
Siluranodon auritus Schilbeidae demersal 17.1 TL 2.9 native
Steatocranus irvinei Cichlid Cichlidae demersal 13.1 TL 3.3 endemic
Synodontis arnoulti Mochokidae benthopelagic 23.5 TL 2.9 endemic
Synodontis batensoda Upsidedown catfish Mochokidae benthopelagic 25.0 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis clarias Mandi Mochokidae benthopelagic 43.9 TL 3.0 native
Synodontis eupterus Featherfin squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 36.6 TL 2.7 native
Synodontis filamentosus Mochokidae benthopelagic 31.7 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis macrophthalmus Mochokidae benthopelagic 17.8 TL 2.9 endemic
Synodontis membranaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 56.1 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis nigrita Mochokidae benthopelagic 33.5 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis obesus Mochokidae benthopelagic 31.5 TL 2.8 questionable
Synodontis ocellifer Mochokidae benthopelagic 49.0 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis schall Wahrindi Mochokidae benthopelagic 45.1 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis sorex Mochokidae benthopelagic 43.9 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis velifer Mochokidae benthopelagic 20.3 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis violaceus Mochokidae benthopelagic 36.6 TL 2.8 native
Synodontis voltae Mochokidae benthopelagic 14.7 TL 2.9 endemic
Tetraodon lineatus Globe fish Tetraodontidae demersal 43.0 TL 3.6 native
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