List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Fiji (Republic of)
n = 70
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Table 1: 64 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 3 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 3 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 70 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 64 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenianative Banded-tail glassy perchlet  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australisnative Short-finned eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmoratanative Giant mottled eel Diria 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla obscuranative Pacific shortfinned eel Malavo 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensisnative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous melanocephalusnative Largesnout goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous ocellarisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbonymus gonionotusintroduced Silver barb Puntius 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butisnative Duckbill sleeper Crimson-tipped flathead gudgeon 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratusintroduced Goldfish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark Qio 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus oxyrhyncusnative Sharp-nosed river mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Cestraeus plicatilisnative Lobed river mullet  
Perciformes Channidae Channa striataintroduced Striped snakehead Murrel 
Gonorynchiformes Chanidae Chanos chanosnative Milkfish Pa' a pa' a 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliiintroduced Redbelly tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp Ikasusu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fuscanative Dusky sleeper Bukovu 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosomanative Broadhead sleeper Vola 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish Mosquito fish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrookiintroduced Eastern mosquitofish  
Perciformes Eleotridae Giuris margaritaceanative Snakehead gudgeon Ika bau 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius celebiusnative Celebes goby  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax polyuranodonnative Freshwater moray Dadarikai 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys albomaculosusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrixintroduced Silver carp  
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris cyprinoidesnative Tropical carp-gudgeon  
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris guentherinative   
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatusintroduced Channel catfish  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginatanative Dark-margined flagtail Sakelo 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mundanative Silver flagtail Mataba 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestrisnative Rock flagtail Ikadroka 
Perciformes Gobiidae Lentipes kaaeanative Caledonian Red-Nose  
Perciformes Percichthyidae Macquaria colonorumintroduced Estuary perch  
Perciformes Percichthyidae Macquaria novemaculeataintroduced Australian bass Australian bass 
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes kneriendemic Orange-spotted therapon Reve 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis argulusnative Flat-nosed pipepfish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurusnative Short-tailed pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brevidorsalisnative Stream pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis leiaspisnative Barhead pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis retziinative Ragged-tail pipefish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoidesintroduced Largemouth black bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet Anace 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius notospilusnative Freshwater mangrovegoby  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusintroduced Blue tilapia Blue tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia Malea 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia maleya 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepisintroduced Wami tilapia  
Characiformes Characidae Paracheirodon innesiintroduced Neon tetra  
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