List of Freshwater Fishes reported from New Caledonia
n = 105
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Table 1: 105 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: 0 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 105 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 105 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoidesnative Indo-Pacific tarpon Buburena 
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Meiacanthus anemanative Threadless blenny  
Centrarchiformes Terapontidae Mesopristes argenteusnative Silver grunter  
Centrarchiformes Terapontidae Mesopristes cancellatusnative Tapiroid grunter  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurusnative Short-tailed pipefish Shorttail river pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brevidorsalisnative Stream pipefish Stream pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis cruentusendemic Dumbéa river pipefish Dumbéa river pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis leiaspisnative Barhead pipefish Bud river pipefish 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis millepunctatusnative Shorttail pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis retziinative Ragged-tail pipefish Retz’s pipefish 
Centrarchiformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoidesintroduced Largemouth black bass  
Eupercaria/misc Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteusnative Silver moony De-doo-n pook 
Anguilliformes Moringuidae Moringua microchirnative Lesser thrush eel  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet Poisson queue bleue 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius mertoninative Chequered mangrove goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius notospilusnative Freshwater mangrovegoby  
Ovalentaria/misc Pomacentridae Neopomacentrus taeniurusnative Freshwater demoiselle  
Gobiiformes Butidae Ophiocara porocephalanative Northern mud gudgeon  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Anabantiformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramyintroduced Giant gourami  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Parioglossus neocaledonicusendemic   
Gobiiformes Oxudercidae Periophthalmus argentilineatusnative Barred mudskipper Bwaxit 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis boronative Rice-paddy eel  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Planiliza melinopteranative Otomebora mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Planiliza planicepsnative Tade gray mullet  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulataintroduced Guppy  
Eupercaria/misc Haemulidae Pomadasys argenteusnative Silver grunt Perche argentée 
Gobiiformes Rhyacichthyidae Protogobius attitinative   
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Redigobius balteatusnative Rhinohorn goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Redigobius bikolanusnative Speckled goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Redigobius chrysosomanative   
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Redigobius tambujonnative   
Gobiiformes Rhyacichthyidae Rhyacichthys guilbertiendemic  Noreil 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon occidentalisintroduced   
Acanthuriformes Scatophagidae Scatophagus argusnative Spotted scat Peebe 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Schismatogobius fuligimentusnative   
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalusnative Red-tailed goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus micrurusnative Clinging goby  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus sarasiniendemic   
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Sicyopus zosterophorusnative   
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Smilosicyopus chloenative Chloe's Sicyopus Sicyopus de Chloé 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Smilosicyopus pentecostnative Pentecost Sicyopus  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Stenogobius yateiensisendemic Yaté's goby Gobie de Yaté 
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Stiphodon atratusnative Black stiphodon  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Stiphodon melenative Mele's stiphodon  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Stiphodon rutilaureusnative Golden-red stiphodon  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Stiphodon sapphirinusnative Sapphire stiphodon  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Stiphodon semoninative   
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Taenioides cirratusnative Bearded worm goby  
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