List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Guatemala
n = 167
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Table 1: 164 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: 2 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 167 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 164 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Achirus mazatlanusnative Mazatlan sole  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Alfaro huberinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciatanative Convict cichlid Serica 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus margaritiferendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps doweinative Pacific foureyed fish  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa belizensisnative Belize anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa curtanative Short anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parvanative Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostratanative American eel  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Aplodinotus grunniensnative Freshwater drum  
Siluriformes Ariidae Ariopsis assimilisnative Mayan sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Ariopsis seemanninative Tete sea catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatheros macracanthusnative Blackthroat cichlid  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax aeneusnative Banded tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax fasciatusnative Banded astyanax  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella argenteanative Moon silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guatemalensisnative Guatemala silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guijanative   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella meekinative   
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Atractosteus tropicusnative Tropical gar  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banananative River goby  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides goldmaninative Mexican freshwater toadfish  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides waltersinative Walter's toadfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Belonesox belizanusnative Top minnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis hartweginative Soconusco gambusia  
Characiformes Characidae Bramocharax baileyinative   
Characiformes Characidae Bramocharax dorioninative   
Characiformes Bryconidae Brycon guatemalensisnative Machaca  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Carlhubbsia kidderinative Champoton gambusia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Carlhubbsia stuartinative Barred livebearer  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops aguadulcenative Estuarine sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops fuerthiinative Congo sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops kailolaenative Papillate sea catfish Bagre de Kailola 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops melanopusnative Dark sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops steindachnerinative Steindachner's sea catfish  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferusnative Swordspine snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus nigrescensnative Black snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelusnative Fat snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatusnative Tarpon snook  
Perciformes Cichlidae Chiapaheros grammodesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma trimaculatumnative Three spot cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cincelichthys bocourtinative Chisel-tooth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cincelichthys pearseinative Pantano cichlid  
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys gilbertinative Bigmouth sanddab  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cribroheros longimanusnative Red breast cichlid Viejito 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cribroheros robertsoninative False firemouth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros cutterinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros spilurusnative Blue-eye cichlid  
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius claytoniinative Mexican goby  
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Cynodonichthys godmaninative   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Cynodonichthys tenuisnative Dogtooth rivulus  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Dajaus monticolanative Mountain mullet  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator latifronsnative Pacific fat sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatusnative Fat sleeper  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma analenative Mexican river gizzard shad  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma petenensenative Threadfin shad  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pictanative Spotted sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pisonisnative Spinycheek sleeper  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus curraninative Pacific flagfin mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus gracilisnative Graceful mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres mexicanusnative   
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumierinative Striped mojarra  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia lumanative Sleek mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia nicaraguensisnative Nicaraguan mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia sexradiatanative Teardrop mosquito  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia yucatananative Yucatan gambusia  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereusnative Yellow fin mojarra  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitornative Bigmouth sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus maculatusnative Pacific sleeper  
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus caraponative Banded knifefish  
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus cylindricusnative   
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus maculosusnative Spotted knifefish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Heterandria attenuataendemic   
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon millerinative   
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus mexicanusnative Mexican halfbeak  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus meridionalisnative Southern blue catfish  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus meridionalisnative Usumacinta buffalo  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardinative Bobo mullet  
Perciformes Cichlidae Kihnichthys ufermanninative Usumacinta cichlid  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugilnative Barred flagtail  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosusintroduced Pumpkinseed  
Perciformes Eleotridae Leptophilypnus guatemalensisnative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Lile stoliferanative Striped herring  
Perciformes Cichlidae Mayaheros trispilusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Mayaheros urophthalmusnative Mexican mojarra  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis lineatusnative Opossum pipefish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoidesintroduced Largemouth black bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curemanative White mullet  
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites palometanative Maracaibo leatherjacket  
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites saurusnative Leatherjacket  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon aenigmaticumnative Obscure swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusintroduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oscura heterospilanative Montecristo cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis friedrichsthaliinative Yellowjacket cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis loiselleinative  Guapote amarillo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensisintroduced Jaguar guapote  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis motaguensisnative False yellowjacket cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Petenia splendidanative Bay snook  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys amatesnative Merry widow livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys fairweatherinative Picotee livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia butlerinative Pacific molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia kykesisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicananative Shortfin molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia petenensisnative Peten molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia rositaenative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis gracilisnative Porthole livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis pleurospilusnative Largespot livebearer  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys bayanusnative Purplemouth grunt  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocronative Burro grunt  
Siluriformes Ariidae Potamarius izabalensisnative   
Siluriformes Ariidae Potamarius usumacintaenative Usumacinta sea catfish Bagre Usumacinta 
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinatanative Smalltooth sawfish Pez sierra 
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pristisnative Common sawfish Pez sierra 
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus candalariusnative Headwater killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus guatemalensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus labialisnative Largelip killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus punctatusnative Oaxaca killifish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus mindiinative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus starksiinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pseudoxiphophorus anzuetoinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pseudoxiphophorus bimaculatusnative Twospot livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pseudoxiphophorus cataractaeendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pseudoxiphophorus diremptusendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pseudoxiphophorus litoperasendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pseudoxiphophorus obliquusendemic   
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia guatemalensisnative Pale catfish  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia laticaudanative Filespine chulĂ­n  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia parryinative Tonala catfish  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelennative South American catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Rheoheros lentiginosusnative Freckled cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Rocio octofasciatanative Jack Dempsey  
Perciformes Cichlidae Rocio spinosissimaendemic   
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides bouchelleinative Crystal tetra  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Scolichthys greenwayiendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Scolichthys iotaendemic   
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium multipunctatumnative Multispotted goby  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura exilisnative Californian needlefish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura hubbsinative Maya needlefish  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratusnative Marbled swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Theraps godmanninative Southern checkmark cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Theraps intermediusnative Northern checkmark cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Theraps irregularisnative Arroyo cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Theraps microphthalmusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys affinisnative Yellow meeki  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys aureusnative Blue flash  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys meekinative Firemouth cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys pasionisnative Blackgullet cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Trichromis salvininative Yellow belly cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja bifasciatanative Twoband cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja guttulatanative Amatitlan cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja maculicaudanative Blackbelt cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja melanuranative Redhead cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Wajpamheros nourissatinative Bluemouth cichlid  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xenodexia ctenolepisendemic Grijalva studfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus alvarezinative Chiapas swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus helleriinative Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatusnative Southern platyfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus mayaenative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus signumendemic   
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