List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Ireland
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Table 1: 37 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 1 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 9 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 47 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 37 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Abramis bramanative Freshwater bream Bran 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturionative Sturgeon Bradan Fearna 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa alosanative Allis shad Allis shad 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa fallaxnative Twaite shad An tsead fhallasach 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa killarnensisendemic Killarney shad Killarney shad 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguillanative European eel Eascann 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Barbatula barbatulaintroduced Stone loach Cailleach Rua 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon auratusnative Golden grey mullet Golden grey mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosusnative Thicklip grey mullet An lannach glas 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon ramadanative Thinlip grey mullet Thin-lipped grey mullet 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus autumnalisnative Arctic cisco  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus pollannative Irish pollan Pollan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp Carban 
Perciformes Moronidae Dicentrarchus labraxnative European seabass Doingean 
Esociformes Esocidae Esox luciusnative Northern pike Lius 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatusnative Three-spined stickleback Agathero 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gobio gobiointroduced Gudgeon Bronnòg 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellusnative Rock goby Mac siobháin carraige 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra fluviatilisnative River lamprey Peist da shuil deag 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra planerinative European brook lamprey Brook lamprey 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus leuciscusintroduced Common dace Deas 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykissintroduced Rainbow trout  
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Osmerus eperlanusnative European smelt Cualarach 
Perciformes Percidae Perca fluviatilisnative European perch Peirse 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Petromyzon marinusnative Sea lamprey Lamproie 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phoxinus phoxinusnative Eurasian minnow Libin 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesusnative European flounder Leadhbhóg 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius laevisnative Smoothtail ninespine stickleback  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus rutilusintroduced Roach Roiste 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salarnative Atlantic salmon Bradan 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo truttanative Sea trout Breac geal 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus coliiendemic   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fimbriatusendemic   
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus grayinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmusnative Rudd Deargan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalius cephalusnative Chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tincaintroduced Tench Curaman 
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