All fishes reported from Nigeria
n = 801 (Incomplete)
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Table 1: 774 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 21 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 6 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 801 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 774 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf saxatilisnative Sergeant-major  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf taurusnative Night sergeant  
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus monroviaenative Monrovia doctorfish  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Spotted eagle ray  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus bovinusnative Bull ray  
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Ahliesaurus berryinative   
Albuliformes Albulidae Albula goreensisnative   
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis alexandrinanative Alexandria pompano  
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus australisnative Small scaled brown slickhead  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Alepocephalus rostratusnative Risso's smooth-head  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides Arefe 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin Arefe 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes macrophthalmusnative Torpedo robber Arefe 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestopetersius smykalaiendemic   
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus schoepfiinative Orange filefish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius atesuensisnative   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Andersonia lepturanative   
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius pardalisnative   
Lophiiformes Antennariidae Antennarius striatusnative Striated frogfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Anthias anthiasnative Swallowtail seaperch  
Perciformes Caproidae Antigonia caprosnative Deepbody boarfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion bitaeniatumnative Two-striped Aphyosemion  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion bivittatumnative Twostripe lyretail Deba-ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion bualanumnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion calliurumnative Banner lyretail Deba-ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion elbertinative Red barred killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Aphyosemion splendopleurenative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchennative Banded lampeye Ogoin 
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon imberbisnative Cardinal fish  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Apsilus fuscusnative African forktail snapper  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Apterichtus monodinative   
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus affinisnative Pacific hatchet fish  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus gigasnative Hatchetfish  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus hemigymnusnative Half-naked hatchetfish  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Argyropelecus sladeninative Sladen's hatchet fish  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Argyrosomus regiusnative Meagre  
Perciformes Ariommatidae Ariomma bondinative Silver-rag driftfish  
Perciformes Ariommatidae Ariomma melanumnative Brown driftfish  
Anguilliformes Congridae Ariosoma balearicumnative Bandtooth conger  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Aristostomias xenostomanative   
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius gigasnative Giant sea catfish Kugbe 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius latiscutatusnative Rough-head sea catfish  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus capensisnative Cape scaldfish  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus imperialisnative Imperial scaldfish  
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Arnoglossus laternanative Mediterranean scaldfish  
Characiformes Alestidae Arnoldichthys spilopterusendemic Niger tetra  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Asquamiceps caeruleusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia tchadensisnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes caulophorusnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes macropogonnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes micropogonnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes nigernative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Astronesthes richardsoninative Richardson's snaggletooth  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatusnative  Buro 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu Buro 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous lateristriganative West African freshwater goby Adima 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad Dinko 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu Dinko 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus filamentosusnative  Silver catfish 
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Balistes punctatusnative Bluespotted triggerfish  
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Barbantus curvifronsnative Palebelly searsid  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barboides gracilisnative   
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Bascanichthys ceciliaenative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus brevisnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus nigerrimusnative Scaleless dragonfish  
Perciformes Blenniidae Bathyblennius antholopsnative   
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathycongrus bertininative   
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus macropsnative Bullseye grenadier  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Bathygadus melanobranchusnative Vaillant's grenadier  
Perciformes Gobiidae Bathygobius soporatornative Frillfin goby  
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathymicrops regisnative   
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois atricolornative Attenuated spider fish  
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois grallatornative Tripodfish  
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathypterois quadrifilisnative   
Rajiformes Arhynchobatidae Bathyraja hesperafricananative West African skate  
Aulopiformes Bathysauridae Bathysaurus mollisnative Highfin lizardfish  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Bathytoshia centrouranative Roughtail stingray  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Bathytroctes microlepisnative Smallscale smooth-head  
Aulopiformes Ipnopidae Bathytyphlops sewellinative   
Anguilliformes Congridae Bathyuroconger vicinusnative Large-toothed conger  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides liberiensisnative Hairy toadfish  
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops greyinative Roundtail duckbill  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Benthosema suborbitalenative Smallfin lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys photothoraxnative Spurcheek lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Bolinichthys supralateralisnative Stubby lanternfish  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Bonapartia pedaliotanative Longray fangjaw  
Perciformes Sparidae Boops boopsnative Bogue  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Borostomias elucensnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Borostomias mononemanative Sickle snaggletooth  
Perciformes Eleotridae Bostrychus africanusnative   
Pleuronectiformes Bothidae Bothus podasnative Wide-eyed flounder  
Gadiformes Bregmacerotidae Bregmaceros atlanticusnative Antenna codlet  
Gadiformes Bregmacerotidae Bregmaceros nectabanusnative Smallscale codlet  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brevimyrus nigernative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistiusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Brienomyrus longianalisnative   
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Brotula barbatanative Bearded brotula  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus brevisnative  Elei 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus intermediusnative  Ajarapo 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus leuciscusnative  Ajarapo 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus longipinnisnative Longfin tetra Ajarapo 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra Anto 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra Ajarapo 
Characiformes Alestidae Bryconaethiops quinquesquamaenative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis koilomatodonintroduced Mud sleeper  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamanduanative Wormjawed mormyrid Lele elenu kodoro 
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx crysosnative Blue runner  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx fischerinative Longfin crevalle jack  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx hipposnative Crevalle jack  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx lugubrisnative Black jack  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx rhonchusnative False scad  
Perciformes Carangidae Caranx senegallusnative Senegal jack  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus amboinensisnative Pigeye shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus brevipinnanative Spinner shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus falciformisnative Silky shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus limbatusnative Blacktip shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus longimanusnative Oceanic whitetip shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus plumbeusnative Sandbar shark  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus signatusnative Night shark  
Lamniformes Odontaspididae Carcharias taurusnative Sand tiger shark  
Lamniformes Lamnidae Carcharodon carchariasnative Great white shark  
Siluriformes Ariidae Carlarius heudelotiinative Smoothmouth sea catfish  
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Cataetyx bruuninative   
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus granulosusnative Gulper shark  
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus lusitanicusnative Lowfin gulper shark  
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Centrophorus uyatonative Little gulper shark  
Perciformes Serranidae Cephalopholis nigrinative Niger hind  
Perciformes Serranidae Cephalopholis taeniopsnative Bluespotted seabass  
Perciformes Cepolidae Cepola pauciradiatanative   
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Ceratoscopelus warmingiinative Warming's lantern fish  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Chauliodus schmidtinative   
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon cyanopterusnative Margined flyingfish  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon melanurusnative Atlantic flyingfish  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon millerinative Guinean flyingfish  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Cheilopogon nigricansnative Blacksail flyingfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibienative Lake Turkana sardine  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Chelidonichthys lastovizanative Streaked gurnard  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis batesiinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis benuensisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis disneyinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis voltaenative   
Anguilliformes Chlopsidae Chlopsis olokunnative   
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Chlorophthalmus agassizinative Shortnose greeneye  
Perciformes Carangidae Chloroscombrus chrysurusnative Atlantic bumper  
Perciformes Cichlidae Chromidotilapia guntherinative Guenther's mouthbrooder Kwana 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis chromisnative Damselfish  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Chromis limbatanative Azores chromis  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys aluuensisnative  Unguli 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative  Durukulli 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatusnative Bagrid catfish Okpo isiukwu 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharidium ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoidesnative  Falia 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish Afor 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative  Azu mpete 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias agboyiensisnative  Abugu 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias albopunctatusnative  Abugu 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish Arira 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias buthupogonnative  Abugu 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias camerunensisnative  Abugu 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias ebriensisnative  Abugu 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish Arira 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias jaensisnative  Oluma 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias macromystaxnative  Oluma 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias pachynemanative  Abugu 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish Bunsuru 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clypeobarbus hypsolepisnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus geronimonative   
Anguilliformes Colocongridae Coloconger cadenatinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon dagetinative  Epia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon guineensisnative Guinean tilapia Epia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia Gargaza 
Perciformes Coryphaenidae Coryphaena hippurusnative Common dolphinfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma houyinative   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyaenative Tailspot ctenopoma Ekiki 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma nebulosumendemic   
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma ocellatumnative Eyespot ctenopoma  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative   
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone albanative Bristlemouth  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone brauerinative Garrick  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone lividanative   
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone microdonnative Veiled anglemouth  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone obscuranative Hidden bristlemouth  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Cyclothone pallidanative Tan bristlemouth  
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus browninative Nigerian tonguesole  
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus canariensisnative Canary tonguesole  
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus monodinative Guinean tonguesole  
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Cynoglossus senegalensisnative Senegalese tonguesole  
Anguilliformes Muraenesocidae Cynoponticus feroxnative Guinean pike conger  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Zeiformes Parazenidae Cyttopsis roseanative Rosy dory  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Dagetichthys lusitanicusnative Portuguese sole  
Squaliformes Dalatiidae Dalatias lichanative Kitefin shark  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengerinative   
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Dalophis cephalopeltisnative   
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis marmoratanative Marbled stingray  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis pastinacanative Common stingray  
Squaliformes Centrophoridae Deania profundorumnative Arrowhead dogfish  
Perciformes Carangidae Decapterus punctatusnative Round scad  
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex angolensisnative Angolan dentex  
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex canariensisnative Canary dentex  
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex congoensisnative Congo dentex  
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex gibbosusnative Pink dentex  
Perciformes Sparidae Dentex maroccanusnative Morocco dentex  
Clupeiformes Denticipitidae Denticeps clupeoidesnative Denticle herring  
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Desmodema polystictumnative Polka-dot ribbonfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus brachycephalusnative Short-headed lantern fish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus lucidusnative Spotlight lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus mollisnative Soft lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus perspicillatusnative Transparent lantern fish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus splendidusnative Horned lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diaphus taaninginative Slopewater lanternfish  
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Dibranchus atlanticusnative Atlantic batfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Diogenichthys atlanticusnative Longfin lanternfish  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Diplophos taenianative Pacific portholefish  
Rajiformes Rajidae Dipturus doutreinative Violet skate  
Beryciformes Diretmidae Diretmoides pauciradiatusnative Longwing spinyfin  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus brevipinnisnative  Chihaki 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus engycephalusnative Perch Chihaki 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus rostratusnative Grass-eater Chihaki 
Osmeriformes Opisthoproctidae Dolichopteroides binocularisnative   
Aulopiformes Paralepididae Dolichosudis fuliginosanative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator lebretonisnative  Sleeper goby 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Doumea reidiendemic   
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Doumea thysinative   
Perciformes Callionymidae Draculo shangonative Shango dragonet  
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Dysomma brevirostrenative Pignosed arrowtooth eel  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Echelus myrusnative Painted eel  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Echelus pachyrhynchusnative   
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Echidna pelinative Pebbletooth moray  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Echiophis punctifernative Stippled spoon-nose eel  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Einara macrolepisnative Loosescale smooth-head  
Perciformes Carangidae Elagatis bipinnulatanative Rainbow runner  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Electrona rissonative Electric lantern fish  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris daganensisnative  Awura 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris vittatanative  Awura 
Elopiformes Elopidae Elops lacertanative West African ladyfish  
Elopiformes Elopidae Elops senegalensisnative Senegalese ladyfish  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Enchelycore nigricansnative Viper moray  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Engraulis encrasicolusnative European anchovy  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Enneacampus ansorgiinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius ablabesnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius aboinensisnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius anemanative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius atakorensisnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius baudoninative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius bawkuensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius callipterusnative Clipper barb Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius camptacanthusnative African redfinned barb Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius chlorotaenianative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius clauseniendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius eburneensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius foutensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius kissiensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius leonensisnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macinensisnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius macropsnative Blackstripe barb Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius nigeriensisnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius perincenative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pobeguininative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius punctitaeniatusnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius sublineatusnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius sylvaticusnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus aeneusnative White grouper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus caninusnative Dogtooth grouper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus costaenative Goldblotch grouper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus goreensisnative Dungat grouper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus itajaranative Atlantic goliath grouper  
Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus marginatusnative Dusky grouper  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys biafranusnative  Ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys bifasciatusnative  Ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys grahaminative  Ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys infrafasciatusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys longiventralisnative  Ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys sexfasciatusnative Sixbar panchax Ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Epiplatys spilargyreiusnative   
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Erpetoichthys calabaricusnative Reedfish Bano 
Perciformes Emmelichthyidae Erythrocles monodinative Atlantic rubyfish  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriatanative Bonga shad Bonga 
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus pollinative African lanternshark  
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus pusillusnative Smooth lanternshark  
Squaliformes Etmopteridae Etmopterus spinaxnative Velvet belly  
Perciformes Gerreidae Eucinostomus melanopterusnative Flagfin mojarra  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Euleptorhamphus veloxnative Flying halfbeak  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias achirusnative Proud dragonfish  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias dendriticusnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias lipochirusnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias melanonemanative   
Perciformes Scombridae Euthynnus alletteratusnative Little tunny  
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Evermannella balbonative Balbo sabretooth  
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Facciolella oxyrhynchanative Facciola's sorcerer  
Syngnathiformes Fistulariidae Fistularia tabacarianative Cornetfish  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Flagellostomias boureeinative Longbarb dragonfish  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Fodiator acutusnative Sharpchin flyingfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Foerschichthys flavipinnisnative  Azu agwo 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Fontitrygon garouaensisnative Smooth freshwater stingray Alate 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Fontitrygon margaritanative Daisy stingray  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Fontitrygon margaritellanative Pearl stingray  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Fontitrygon ukpamnative Thorny freshwater stingray  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax arnoldiendemic Arnold's killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax clauseniendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax deltaensisendemic Delta killi  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax filamentosusnative Plumed lyretail Deba-ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax gardnerinative Blue lyretail Deba-ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax gularisnative Gulare Deba-ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax ndianusnative  Deba-ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax powelliendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax scheelinative  Deba-ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Fundulopanchax sjostedtinative Blue gularis Deba-ogoin 
Perciformes Polynemidae Galeoides decadactylusnative Lesser African threadfin  
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus pollinative African sawtail catshark  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensisnative Dembea stone lapper  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra ornatanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra waterlotinative   
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel  
Beryciformes Trachichthyidae Gephyroberyx darwiniinative Darwin's slimehead  
Orectolobiformes Ginglymostomatidae Ginglymostoma cirratumnative Nurse shark  
Rhinopristiformes Glaucostegidae Glaucostegus cemiculusnative Blackchin guitarfish  
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Glossanodon pollinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus petersiinative Elephantnose fish Wakanbani baki 
Perciformes Cichlidae Gobiocichla wonderinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobioides sagittanative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobionellus occidentalisnative Delta goby  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Gonostoma atlanticumnative Atlantic fangjaw  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Gonostoma denudatumnative   
Zeiformes Grammicolepididae Grammicolepis brachiusculusnative Thorny tinselfish  
Ophidiiformes Bythitidae Grammonus longhurstinative   
Ateleopodiformes Ateleopodidae Guentherus altivelanative Jellynose  
Siluriformes Clariidae Gymnallabes typusnative  Osuo-kuromouluma 
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba Asa 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax afernative Dark moray  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax mareeinative Spotjaw moray  
Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae Gymnura altavelanative Spiny butterfly ray  
Myliobatiformes Gymnuridae Gymnura seretinative   
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Halosaurus oveniinative   
Scorpaeniformes Sebastidae Helicolenus dactylopterusnative Blackbelly rosefish  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Hemerorhinus opicinative   
Perciformes Carangidae Hemicaranx bicolornative Bicolor jack  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatusnative Jewelfish Aleje 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatusnative Banded jewelfish Koro 
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis guttatusnative   
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hemiramphus balaonative Balao halfbeak  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hemiramphus brasiliensisnative Ballyhoo halfbeak  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoenative  Ijakere 
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Herwigia krefftinative Krefft's smooth-head  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish Aso 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterusnative  Azu isii 
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa Aso 
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Heteromycteris proboscideusnative True sole  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Heterophotus ophistomanative Wingfin snaggletooth  
Osteoglossiformes Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticusnative African bonytongue Bali 
Hexanchiformes Hexanchidae Hexanchus griseusnative Bluntnose sixgill shark  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippocampus algiricusnative West African seahorse  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus castornative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoninative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictusnative  Bakin lali 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus psittacusnative  Bakin lali 
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Hirundichthys affinisnative Fourwing flyingfish  
Perciformes Pomacanthidae Holacanthus africanusnative Guinean angelfish  
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Holtbyrnia innesinative Teardrop tubeshoulder  
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Holtbyrnia macropsnative Bigeye searsid  
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Hoplunnis punctatanative Slender duckbill eel  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish Ijakere 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish Ijakere 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish Ijakere 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum reinhardtiinative Reinhardt's lantern fish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Hygophum taaninginative Tåning’s lanternfish  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Hymenocephalus italicusnative Glasshead grenadier  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Hypanus rudisnative Smalltooth stingray  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative  Kuma 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus picartinative African halfbeak  
Perciformes Serranidae Hyporthodus haifensisnative Haifa grouper  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Ichthyborus bessenative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Ichthyborus monodinative   
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatusintroduced Channel catfish  
Ateleopodiformes Ateleopodidae Ijimaia loppeinative Loppe's tadpole fish  
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Ilisha africananative West African ilisha Bonga 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Isichthys henryinative   
Perciformes Istiophoridae Istiophorus albicansnative Atlantic sailfish  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Istiophorus platypterusnative Indo-Pacific sailfish  
Lamniformes Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchusnative Shortfin mako  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Kajikia albidanative Atlantic white marlin  
Perciformes Acropomatidae Kaperangus microlepisnative Thinlip splitfin  
Perciformes Scombridae Katsuwonus pelamisnative Skipjack tuna  
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia kribensisnative   
Perciformes Eleotridae Kribia nananative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo brachypomanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp Azu ogwu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo parvusnative  Azu ogwu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensisnative  Azu ogwu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus bynninative Niger barb Dorawa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus lagensisnative  Krokiri-ikpokpo 
Perciformes Labrisomidae Labrisomus nuchipinnisnative Hairy blenny  
Gadiformes Moridae Laemonema laureysinative Guinean codling  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpeinative Roundbelly pellonuline Ntita 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Lagocephalus laevigatusnative Smooth puffer  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena anomalanative Anomalous lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena chavesinative Chaves' lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampadena luminosanative Luminous lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus alatusnative Winged lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus nobilisnative Noble lampfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lampanyctus tenuiformisnative Slender lanternfish  
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Lamprogrammus exutusnative Legless cuskeel  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch Aja 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lepidophanes guentherinative Günther’s lanternfish  
Carcharhiniformes Leptochariidae Leptocharias smithiinative Barbeled houndshark  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris crossensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative   
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Leptoderma macropsnative Grenadier smooth-head  
Perciformes Lethrinidae Lethrinus atlanticusnative Atlantic emperor  
Rajiformes Rajidae Leucoraja leucostictanative Whitedappled skate  
Perciformes Carangidae Lichia amianative Leerfish  
Perciformes Sparidae Lithognathus mormyrusnative Sand steenbras  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Lobianchia dofleininative Dofleini's lantern fish  
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophiodes kempinative Longspine African angler  
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius vaillantinative Shortspine African angler  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus agennesnative African red snapper  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatusnative African brown snapper  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus endecacanthusnative Guinea snapper  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus fulgensnative Golden African snapper  
Perciformes Lutjanidae Lutjanus goreensisnative Gorean snapper  
Perciformes Istiophoridae Makaira nigricansnative Blue marlin  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus occidentalisnative Western softhead grenadier  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Malacosteus nigernative Stoplight loosejaw  
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus beninensisnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish Mijiriya 
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus minjiriyanative  Mijiriya 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius abadiinative  Afinfin 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius bruciinative  Afinfin 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoidesnative  Afinfin 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius deboensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius kainjiiendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius mentonative  Afinfin 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensisnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus cryptacanthusnative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus decorseinative   
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus loennbergiinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Mauligobius nigrinative   
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Maulisia maulinative Maul's searsid  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticusnative Tarpon  
Perciformes Serranidae Meganthias carpenterinative Yellowtop Jewelfish  
Stephanoberyciformes Melamphaidae Melamphaes leprusnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Melanostomias tentaculatusnative Tentacle dragonfish  
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius pollinative Benguela hake  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidensnative Sharptooth tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes elongatusnative Elongated Turkana robber Kawara 
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes humilisnative  Ewere 
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes occidentalisnative   
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Microchirus boscanionnative Lusitanian sole  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax kingiinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pfaffinative Pfaff's lampeye Ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax scheelinative Scheel's lampeye  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis aculeatusnative   
Perciformes Pomacentridae Microspathodon frontatusnative Guinean damselfish  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Miracorvina angolensisnative Angola croaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus brevisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticusnative   
Tetraodontiformes Molidae Mola molanative Ocean sunfish  
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus sebaenative African moony  
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Monomitopus metriostomanative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack Lele 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops caballusnative  Milligi 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout Lele 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus macrophthalmusnative  Lele 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Lele 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus rumenative Mormyrids Lele 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus tapirusnative  Lele 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil bananensisnative Banana mullet  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil curemanative White mullet  
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Muraena melanotisnative   
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Muraena robustanative Stout moray  
Perciformes Serranidae Mycteroperca rubranative Mottled grouper  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum affinenative Metallic lantern fish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum asperumnative Prickly lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum nitidulumnative Pearly lanternfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Myctophum obtusirostrenative Bluntsnout lanternfish  
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Myliobatis aquilanative Common eagle ray  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Myrichthys pardalisnative Leopard eel  
Beryciformes Holocentridae Myripristis jacobusnative Blackbar soldierfish  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Myrophis plumbeusnative Leaden worm eel  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Mystriophis crosnierinative   
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Mystriophis rostellatusnative African spoon-nose eel  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannaethiops unitaeniatusnative Oneline tetra  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Nannobrachium lineatumnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax fasciatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax latifasciatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax lineomaculatusnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax occidentalisnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax usongonative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax zebranative   
Perciformes Carangidae Naucrates ductornative Pilotfish  
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  
Perciformes Gobiidae Nematogobius maindroninative   
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys curvirostrisnative Boxer snipe eel  
Anguilliformes Nemichthyidae Nemichthys scolopaceusnative Slender snipe eel  
Albuliformes Albulidae Nemoossis bellocinative Longfin bonefish  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Neochelon falcipinnisnative Sicklefin mullet  
Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae Neoharriotta pinnatanative Sicklefin chimaera  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias ansorgiinative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias axelrodiendemic   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias powelliendemic   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Neolebias unifasciatusnative   
Perciformes Gempylidae Nesiarchus nasutusnative Black gemfish  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia aequalisnative Common Atlantic grenadier  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia duodecimnative Twelve-rayed grenadier  
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia micronychodonnative Smalltooth grenadier  
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Normichthys operosusnative Multipore searsid  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Notoglanidium akiriendemic  Ikorikori 
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notolychnus valdiviaenative Topside lampfish  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus caudispinosusnative Lobisomem  
Myctophiformes Myctophidae Notoscopelus resplendensnative Patchwork lampfish  
Perciformes Sparidae Oblada melanuranative Saddled seabream  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa ansorgiinative Ansorge fangtooth pellonuline  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Odaxothrissa mentonative Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline Ntita 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Odontostomias micropogonnative   
Aulopiformes Evermannellidae Odontostomops normalopsnative Undistinguished sabretooth  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ophichthus ophisnative Spotted snake eel  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon afrumnative Guinea swamp eel  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ophisurus serpensnative Serpent eel  
Osmeriformes Opisthoproctidae Opisthoproctus soleatusnative Barrel-eye  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium ubangiensenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusnative Blue tilapia Epia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia Epia 
Squaliformes Oxynotidae Oxynotus centrinanative Angular roughshark  
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Oxyporhamphus similisnative False halfbeak  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Pachystomias microdonnative Smalltooth dragonfish  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagellus bellottiinative Red pandora  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagrus africanusnative Southern common seabream  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagrus auriganative Redbanded seabream  
Perciformes Sparidae Pagrus caeruleostictusnative Bluespotted seabream  
Osteoglossiformes Pantodontidae Pantodon buchholzinative Freshwater butterflyfish Kakan kifi 
Anguilliformes Heterenchelyidae Panturichthys longusnative Slender shortfaced eel  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Papyrocranus afernative Reticulate knifefish Lakoro 
Perciformes Blenniidae Parablennius verryckeninative   
Perciformes Caristiidae Paracaristius nemorosusnative   
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna africananative   
Perciformes Channidae Parachanna obscuranative African obscure snakehead  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Parachelon grandisquamisnative Largescaled mullet  
Anguilliformes Congridae Paraconger notialisnative Guinean conger  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Paradistichodus dimidiatusnative   
Carcharhiniformes Hemigaleidae Paragaleus pectoralisnative Atlantic weasel shark  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Parailia pellucidanative Glass schilbid Rampari 
Perciformes Haemulidae Parakuhlia macrophthalmusnative Dara  
Aulopiformes Chlorophthalmidae Parasudis fraserbrunnerinative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Parauchenoglanis buettikoferiendemic  Ikorikori 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Parauchenoglanis monkeinative Dotted catfish Ikorikori 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Pareutropius buffeinative  Asan 
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Parexocoetus brachypterusnative Sailfin flyingfish  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Pegusa triophthalmanative Cyclope sole  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula leonensisnative Smalltoothed pellonula Ntita 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Pellonula voraxnative Bigtoothed pellonula Ntita 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelmatolapia mariaenative Spotted tilapia Epia ajegi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelvicachromis pulchernative Rainbow krib Itoin 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelvicachromis silviaeendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pelvicachromis taeniatusnative  Epia 
Perciformes Polynemidae Pentanemus quinquariusnative Royal threadfin  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pentheroscion mbizinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmus barbarusnative Atlantic mudskipper  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Perulibatrachus elminensisnative Guinean toadfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus ansorgiinative  Faya 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus banenative  Faya 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative  Faya 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus sauvagiinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensisnative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Phago loricatusnative African pike-characin Kifi tsuntsu 
Gonorynchiformes Phractolaemidae Phractolaemus ansorgiinative Hingemouth Ogidigbi 
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Phractura ansorgiinative African whiptailed catfish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Phractura clauseninative   
Gadiformes Moridae Physiculus hulotinative Brown codling  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis semicinctusnative   
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Platytroctes apusnative Legless searsid  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulataintroduced Guppy  
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Pollichthys maulinative Stareye lightfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus adspersusnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus petricolusnative   
Perciformes Nandidae Polycentropsis abbreviatanative African leaffish Epepe 
Perciformes Polynemidae Polydactylus quadrifilisnative Giant African threadfin  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Polyipnus pollinative Round hatchetfish  
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Polymetme corythaeolanative Rendezvous fish  
Perciformes Polyprionidae Polyprion americanusnative Wreckfish  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus ansorgiinative Guinean bichir Adagba 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheriinative Saddled bichir Adagba 
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir Adagba 
Perciformes Gobiidae Porogobius schlegeliinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax luxophthalmusnative  Ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poropanchax normaninative Norman's lampeye  
Perciformes Priacanthidae Priacanthus arenatusnative Atlantic bigeye  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Prionace glaucanative Blue shark  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinatanative Smalltooth sawfish  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pristisnative Common sawfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Procatopus aberransnative Bluegreen lampeye Deba-ogoin 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Procatopus similisnative Variable lampeye  
Beloniformes Exocoetidae Prognichthys gibbifronsnative Bluntnose flyingfish  
Perciformes Gempylidae Promethichthys prometheusnative Roudi escolar  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Pronothobranchius kiyawensisnative   
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus annectensnative West African lungfish Bodami 
Pleuronectiformes Psettodidae Psettodes belcherinative Spottail spiny turbot  
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pseudomyrophis atlanticusnative   
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pseudotolithus elongatusnative Bobo croaker  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pseudotolithus epipercusnative Guinea croaker  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pseudotolithus mooriinative Cameroon croaker  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pseudotolithus senegalensisnative Cassava croaker  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pseudotolithus senegallusnative Law croaker  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pseudotolithus typusnative Longneck croaker  
Perciformes Mullidae Pseudupeneus prayensisnative West African goatfish  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Pteroscion pelinative Boe drum  
Anguilliformes Heterenchelyidae Pythonichthys macrurusnative Longtailed shortfaced eel  
Anguilliformes Heterenchelyidae Pythonichthys microphthalmusnative Shorttailed shortfaced eel  
Perciformes Rachycentridae Rachycentron canadumnative Cobia  
Lampriformes Radiicephalidae Radiicephalus elongatusnative Tapertail  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas nigeriensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensisnative Senegal minnow  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja clavatanative Thornback ray  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja miraletusnative Brown ray  
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja rouxinative   
Rajiformes Rajidae Raja straeleninative Spotted skate  
Lampriformes Regalecidae Regalecus glesnenative King of herrings  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes brevidorsalisnative  Kawara 
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalisnative   
Orectolobiformes Rhincodontidae Rhincodon typusnative Whale shark  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Rhinobatos albomaculatusnative Whitespotted guitarfish  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Rhinobatos irvineinative Spineback guitarfish  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Rhinobatos rhinobatosnative Common guitarfish  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Rhizoprionodon acutusnative Milk shark  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinidae Rhynchobatus luebbertinative African wedgefish  
Rajiformes Rajidae Rostroraja albanative White skate  
Perciformes Gempylidae Ruvettus pretiosusnative Oilfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Rypticus saponaceusnative Greater soapfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Rypticus subbifrenatusnative Spotted soapfish  
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Sagamichthys schnakenbeckinative Schnakenbeck's searsid  
Perciformes Scombridae Sarda sardanative Atlantic bonito  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardinella auritanative Round sardinella  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardinella maderensisnative Madeiran sardinella  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sardinella rouxinative Yellowtail sardinella  
Beryciformes Holocentridae Sargocentron hastatumnative Red squirrelfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia Epia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheronnative Blackchin tilapia Epia 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe brevianalisnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish Asan 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogonnative  Asan 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish Asan 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopusnative  Asan 
Perciformes Scombridae Scomberomorus tritornative West African Spanish mackerel  
Aulopiformes Scopelarchidae Scopelarchus analisnative Short fin pearleye  
Myctophiformes Neoscopelidae Scopelengys tristisnative Pacific blackchin  
Aulopiformes Notosudidae Scopelosaurus argenteusnative Waryfish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena angolensisnative Angola rockfish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena laevisnative Senegalese rockfish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena normaninative Norman's rockfish  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaenidae Scorpaena stephanicanative Spotted-fin rockfish  
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus cervigoninative West African catshark  
Osmeriformes Platytroctidae Searsia koefoedinative Koefoed's searsid  
Perciformes Carangidae Selar crumenophthalmusnative Bigeye scad  
Perciformes Carangidae Selene dorsalisnative African moonfish  
Perciformes Carangidae Seriola carpenterinative Guinean amberjack  
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus accraensisnative Ghanean comber  
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus africanusnative   
Perciformes Serranidae Serranus cabrillanative Comber  
Anguilliformes Serrivomeridae Serrivomer beaniinative Stout sawpalate  
Scorpaeniformes Setarchidae Setarches guentherinative Channeled rockfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium brevifilenative   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensisnative West African pygmy herring Salanpore 
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops bathyphilusnative Spark anglemouth  
Stomiiformes Gonostomatidae Sigmops elongatusnative Elongated bristlemouth fish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative  Asan 
Ophidiiformes Carapidae Snyderidia caninanative   
Perciformes Scaridae Sparisoma choatinative West-African Parrotfish  
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena afranative Guinean barracuda  
Perciformes Sphyraenidae Sphyraena guachanchonative Guachanche barracuda  
Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna couardinative Whitefin hammerhead  
Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewininative Scalloped hammerhead  
Perciformes Sparidae Spicara altanative Bigeye picarel  
Perciformes Sparidae Spondyliosoma cantharusnative Black seabream  
Squaliformes Squalidae Squalus blainvillenative Longnose spurdog  
Squatiniformes Squatinidae Squatina aculeatanative Sawback angelshark  
Squatiniformes Squatinidae Squatina oculatanative Smoothback angelshark  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Stegastes imbricatusnative Cape Verde gregory  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Stephanolepis hispidusnative Planehead filefish  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx diaphananative Diaphanous hatchet fish  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Sternoptyx pseudobscuranative Highlight hatchetfish  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias affinisnative Günther's boafish  
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias lampropeltisnative   
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias longibarbatusnative Longbarb scaly dragonfish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura senegalensisnative Senegal needlefish  
Pleuronectiformes Paralichthyidae Syacium guineensisnative Papillose flounder  
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus ligulatusnative Elongate tonguesole  
Perciformes Acropomatidae Synagrops bellusnative Blackmouth bass  
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus affinisnative Grey cutthroat  
Anguilliformes Synaphobranchidae Synaphobranchus kaupiinative Kaup's arrowtooth eel  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Synaptura cadenatinative Guinean sole  
Perciformes Callionymidae Synchiropus phaetonnative Phaeton dragonet  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish Farin 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis budgettinative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis courtetinative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis eupterusnative Featherfin squeaker Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosusnative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis guttatusendemic  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis melanopterusnative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative  Karfasa 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis obesusnative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifernative  Kurungun kura 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis omiasendemic  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis ouemeensisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis resupinatusnative  Folashe 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis robbianusendemic  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi Karaya 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorexnative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis velifernative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis vermiculatusnative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis violaceusnative  Kurungu 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis xiphiasendemic  Kurungu 
Aulopiformes Synodontidae Synodus myopsnative Snakefish  
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Taeniura grabatanative Round stingray  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania antillarumnative Antillean smooth-head  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania homopteranative Hairfin smooth-head  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania longifilisnative Longtail slickhead  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Talismania mekistonemanative Threadfin smooth-head  
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish Opolo okun 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon pustulatusnative   
Perciformes Istiophoridae Tetrapturus pfluegerinative Longbill spearfish  
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Tetronarce nobiliananative Electric ray  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus alalunganative Albacore  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus albacaresnative Yellowfin tuna  
Perciformes Scombridae Thunnus obesusnative Bigeye tuna  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thysochromis annectensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Thysochromis ansorgiinative  Diba-itoin 
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Torpedo mackayananative Ringed torpedo  
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Torpedo marmoratanative Marbled electric ray  
Torpediniformes Torpedinidae Torpedo torpedonative Common torpedo  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus goreensisnative Longfin pompano  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus maxillosusnative Guinean pompano  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus ovatusnative Pompano  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachinotus teraianative Shortfin pompano  
Perciformes Trachinidae Trachinus pellegrininative Cape Verde weever  
Lampriformes Trachipteridae Trachipterus trachypterusnative Mediterranean dealfish  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus capensisnative Cape horse mackerel  
Perciformes Carangidae Trachurus trecaenative Cunene horse mackerel  
Perciformes Trichiuridae Trichiurus lepturusnative Largehead hairtail  
Scorpaeniformes Triglidae Trigla lyranative Piper gurnard  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tylochromis sudanensisnative   
Beloniformes Belonidae Tylosurus acus rafalenative Atlantic agujon needlefish  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Umbrina canariensisnative Canary drum  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Umbrina ronchusnative Fusca drum  
Perciformes Carangidae Uraspis secundanative Cottonmouth jack  
Anguilliformes Congridae Uroconger syringinusnative Threadtail conger  
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Valenciennellus tripunctulatusnative Constellationfish  
Anguilliformes Nettastomatidae Venefica proboscideanative Whipsnout sorcerer  
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria attenuatanative Slender lightfish  
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria nimbarianative Oceanic lightfish  
Osmeriformes Opisthoproctidae Winteria telescopanative Binocular fish  
Osmeriformes Alepocephalidae Xenodermichthys copeinative Bluntsnout smooth-head  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigrinative African knifefish Dolajo 
Perciformes Xiphiidae Xiphias gladiusnative Swordfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatusintroduced Southern platyfish  
Stomiiformes Phosichthyidae Yarrella blackfordinative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Yongeichthys thomasinative   
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Zanobatus schoenleiniinative Striped panray  
Zeiformes Zeniontidae Zenion longipinnisnative   
Zeiformes Zeidae Zenopsis conchifernative Silvery John dory  
Zeiformes Zeidae Zeus fabernative John dory  
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