List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Honduras
n = 106
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Table 1: 102 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: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 106 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 102 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 Congo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania siquianative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Amphilophus hogaboomorumendemic  Guapotillo 
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps doweinative Pacific foureyed fish  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa curtanative Short anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parvanative Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostratanative American eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Archocentrus centrarchusnative Flier cichlid Flier cichlid 
Siluriformes Ariidae Ariopsis assimilisnative Mayan sea catfish  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella argenteanative Moon silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guijanative   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella millerinative   
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Atractosteus tropicusnative Tropical gar  
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banananative River goby  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides waltersinative Walter's toadfish  
Characiformes Bryconidae Brycon guatemalensisnative Machaca  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops fuerthiinative Congo sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops steindachnerinative Steindachner's sea catfish  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferusnative Swordspine snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus nigrescensnative Black snook Robalo 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelusnative Fat snook  
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatusnative Tarpon snook  
Perciformes Cichlidae Chortiheros wesseliendemic   
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Citharichthys gilbertinative Bigmouth sanddab  
Characiformes Serrasalmidae Colossoma macropomumintroduced Cachama  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cribroheros alfarinative Pastel cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Cribroheros longimanusnative Red breast cichlid Carataca 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cribroheros robertsoninative False firemouth cichlid Mojarra 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros cutterinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Cryptoheros spilurusnative Blue-eye cichlid  
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius claytoniinative Mexican goby  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp  
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Cynodonichthys tenuisnative Dogtooth rivulus  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Dajaus monticolanative Mountain mullet  
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator latifronsnative Pacific fat sleeper  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma petenensenative Threadfin shad  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pictanative Spotted sleeper  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus curraninative Pacific flagfin mojarra Palometa 
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumierinative Striped mojarra  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia lumanative Sleek mosquitofish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia nicaraguensisnative Nicaraguan mosquitofish  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereusnative Yellow fin mojarra  
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox cephalusnative Clingfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides peruanusnative Peruvian eelgoby  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus maculatusnative Pacific sleeper  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiosoma yucatanumnative Yucatan goby  
Perciformes Cichlidae Herotilapia multispinosanative Rainbow cichlid  
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon tortugueraenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrixintroduced Silver carp  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Joturus pichardinative Bobo mullet  
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia mugilnative Barred flagtail  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Lile stoliferanative Striped herring  
Perciformes Cichlidae Mayaheros urophthalmusnative Mexican mojarra  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticusnative Tarpon  
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  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykissintroduced Rainbow trout  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon aenigmaticumnative Obscure swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis doviinative Guapote Guapote blanco 
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis friedrichsthaliinative Yellowjacket cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis loiselleinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis managuensisnative Jaguar guapote  
Perciformes Cichlidae Parachromis motaguensisnative False yellowjacket cichlid  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Phallichthys amatesnative Merry widow livebearer  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia hondurensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia orrinative Mangrove molly  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis gracilisnative Porthole livebearer  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys bayanusnative Purplemouth grunt  
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocronative Burro grunt  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinatanative Smalltooth sawfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus guatemalensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus kreiserinative Kreiser’s Killifish El Escamudo de Kreiser 
Cyprinodontiformes Profundulidae Profundulus portillorumnative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Pseudophallus starksiinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pseudoxiphophorus anzuetoinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Pseudoxiphophorus bimaculatusnative Twospot livebearer  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia guatemalensisnative Pale catfish  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia laticaudanative Filespine chulín  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelennative South American catfish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Rhizoprionodon porosusnative Caribbean sharpnose shark  
Perciformes Cichlidae Rocio octofasciatanative Jack Dempsey  
Characiformes Characidae Roeboides bouchelleinative Crystal tetra  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium gymnogasternative Smoothbelly goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium multipunctatumnative Multispotted goby  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura exilisnative Californian needlefish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura marinanative Atlantic needlefish  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratusnative Marbled swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Theraps microphthalmusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Thorichthys aureusnative Blue flash  
Perciformes Cichlidae Vieja maculicaudanative Blackbelt cichlid Machaca 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus helleriinative Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatusnative Southern platyfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus mayaenative   
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