List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Jamaica
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Table 1: 37 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 2 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 40 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
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parvanative Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostratanative American eel  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banananative River goby  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferusnative Swordspine snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelusnative Fat snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatusnative Tarpon snook  
Characiformes Serrasalmidae Colossoma macropomumintroduced Cachama  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cubanichthys pengelleyiendemic Jamaican killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon riverendinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon variegatusnative Sheepshead minnow  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Dajaus monticolanative Mountain mullet  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatusnative Fat sleeper  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumierinative Striped mojarra  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia melapleuraendemic Striped gambusia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia puncticulatanative Caribbean gambusia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia wrayiendemic Wray's gambusia  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox cephalusnative Clingfish  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitornative Bigmouth sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Guavina guavinanative Guavina  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrixintroduced Silver carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardinative Bobo mullet Hognose mullet 
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Kryptolebias marmoratusnative Mangrove rivulus  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Limia melanogasternative Blackbelly limia  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticusnative Tarpon Tarpon 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia African perch 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia caudofasciatanative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulataintroduced Guppy  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocronative Burro grunt  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinatanative Smalltooth sawfish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus mindiinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium plumierinative Sirajo  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium punctatumnative Spotted algae-eating goby  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus helleriiintroduced Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatusintroduced Southern platyfish  
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