List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Lebanon
n = 29
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Table 1: 25 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: 4 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 29 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 25 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturionative Sturgeon  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguillanative European eel H'anklyss 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius fasciatusnative Mediterranean banded killifish Samak Ghomoq 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius mentonative Pearl-spotted killifish  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyerinative Big-scale sand smelt Bizhreh 'Hâdy 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon auratusnative Golden grey mullet Boûry Shylân 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosusnative Thicklip grey mullet Boûry Sayloun 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon ramadanative Thinlip grey mullet Boûry Dhehbân 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrookiintroduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra festainative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rufanative Red garra  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellusnative Rock goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrixintroduced Silver carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet Gharyb 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus angoraenative Angora loach  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus leontinaenative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus pantheranative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus tigrisnative Tigris loach  
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesusnative European flounder  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudophoxinus kervilleinative Orontes minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudophoxinus libaninative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudophoxinus syriacusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalius lepidusnative   
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