List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Uganda
(landlocked)

n = 278
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Table 1: 270 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: 5 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 278 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 270 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides Angara 
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius jacksoniinative Marbled mountain catfish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Amphilius lujaninative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Astatoreochromis alluaudinative Alluaud's haplo  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad La nya 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus degeninative   
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu Ganda 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus jacksoniinative Victoria robber Nsoga 
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus sadlerinative Sadler's robber Nsoga 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus citharusnative Moon fish Aporo 
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clariallabes petricolanative Victoria snake catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias alluaudinative Alluaud's catfish Karakogere 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish Betekay 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias hillinative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias liocephalusnative Smoothhead catfish Nsonzi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias wernerinative Werner's catfish Emale 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon rendalliintroduced Redbreast tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma murieinative Ocellated labyrinth fish Kizinzi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus nefaschnative  Wachone 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Engraulicypris bredoinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius apleurogrammanative East African red finned barb Enzuguri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius cercopsnative Luambwa barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius jacksoninative Jackson's barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius kersteniinative Redspot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius magdalenaenative Bunjako barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius neumayerinative Neumayer's barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius paludinosusnative Straightfin barb Enzuguri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius pellegrininative Pellegrin's barb Enzuguri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius perincenative  Enzuguri 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius profundusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius radiatusnative Redeye barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius yongeinative Nzoia barb  
Esociformes Esocidae Esox luciusintroduced Northern pike  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensisnative Dembea stone lapper  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra hindiinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Gnathonemus longibarbisnative Longnose stonebasher Ekumbi 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis acidensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis aelocephalusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis aeneocolornative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis akikaendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis albertianusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis altigenisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis ampullarostratusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis angustifronsnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis annectidensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis apogonoidesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis arcanusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis argenteusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis artaxerxesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis aviumnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis barbaraenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bartoninative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bayoninative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis beadleinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bicolornative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis boopsnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis brownaenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis bullatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cassiusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cavifronsnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chilotesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chlorochrousnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis chromogynosnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cinctusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cinereusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cnesternative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis commutabilisendemic Kachira Blue  
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis crassilabrisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis crocopeplusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cronusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cryptodonnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis cryptogrammanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis decticostomanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis degeninative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dentexnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dichrourusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis diplotaenianative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dolichorhynchusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis dolorosusnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis eduardianusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis eduardiinative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis elegansnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis empodismanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis engystomanative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis erythrocephalusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis estornative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis eutaenianative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis exspectatusendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis flavipinnisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis fuscusnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis fusiformisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis gilbertinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis gowersiinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis grantinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis guiartinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis heusinkveldinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis hiatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis humiliornative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis irisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis ishmaelinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis katongaendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis labiatusnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis labriformisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis lacrimosusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis laparogrammanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis latifasciatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis limaxnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis lividusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis loatinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis longirostrisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macrognathusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macropsnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis macropsoidesnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis maculipinnanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mahagiensisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis malacophagusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mandibularisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis martininative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis maxillarisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis megalopsnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melanopterusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melanopusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis melichrousnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mentatusnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mentonative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis michaelinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis microdonnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mylergatesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis mylodonnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nanoserranusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigrescensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigricansnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nigripinnisnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis niloticusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nubilusnative Blue Victoria mouthbrooder Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nuchisquamulatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nyanzaenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis nyerereinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obesusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obliquidensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis obtusidensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis oligolepisendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis oregosomanative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis orthostomanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pachycephalusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pallidusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pappenheiminative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paradoxusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paraguiartinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paraplagiostomanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis paropiusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis parorthostomanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis parvidensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pellegrininative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis percoidesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis perrierinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis petroniusnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pharyngalisnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pharyngomylusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis phytophagusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis piceatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pitmaninative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plagiodonnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plagiostomanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis plutoniusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis prodromusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis prognathusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pseudopellegrininative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis ptistesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis pyrrhocephalusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis retrodensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis riponianusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis sauvageinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis saxicolanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis schubotzinative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis schubotziellusnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis serranusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis serridensnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis simotesnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis simpsoninative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis spekiinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis squamipinnisnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis squamulatusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis sulphureusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis taurinusnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis teegelaarinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis teunisrasinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis theliodonnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis thuragnathusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis tridensnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis tyrianthinusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis vanoijeninative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis velifernative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis venatornative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis vicariusnative  Entonga 
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis victoriaenative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis victorianusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis welcommeinative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis worthingtoniendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis xenognathusnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Haplochromis xenostomanative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus grahaminative Graham's stonebasher Dono 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish Ngasia 
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish Wagassa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp Kwangurameli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo forskaliinative  Omoruma 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo horienative  Karuka 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo victorianusnative Ningu Apok 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo wernerinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus alluaudinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus altianalisnative Ripon barbel Kisinja 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus hulotinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus ruwenzoriinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus somereninative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Laciris pelagicusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola bukobanusnative Bukoba lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola centralisnative Cental east african lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola kassenjiensisnative Kasenye lampeye Kasenye lampeye 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola vitschumbaensisnative Bitschumbi lampeye  
Perciformes Latidae Lates macrophthalmusnative Albert lates  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch Mputa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish Adinga 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius rheninative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius victoriaenative Victoria stonebasher  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus frenatusnative Longtail spiny eel  
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma damasinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax loatinative Nile killifish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloidesnative Cornish jack  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus caschivenative  Entanana 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannumenative Elephant-snout fish Kasulubana 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus macrocephalusendemic   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus niloticusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius robustusnative Red Victoria nothobranch  
Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae Nothobranchius ugandensisnative Uganda nothobranch  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykissintroduced Rainbow trout  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis esculentusnative Singida tilapia Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis leucostictusnative  Ngege 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia Uganda 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurusintroduced Sabaki tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepisnative Wami tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis variabilisnative Victoria tilapia Ngege 
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostomanative Churchill  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus degeniendemic   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Platypanchax modestusnative Ruwenzori lampeye  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulataintroduced Guppy  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus nigricansnative Dark stonebasher  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus senegalusnative Gray bichir Mtonta 
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicusnative Marbled lungfish Kambale mamba 
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolornative Egyptian mouth-brooder  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensisnative Senegal minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rastrineobola argenteanative Silver cyprinid Dagaa 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish Karakogere 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis afrofischerinative Fischer's Victoria squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis frontosusnative  Kwoke 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis khartoumensisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis macropsnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi Kamuduli 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis victoriaenative Lake Victoria squeaker Nkolongo 
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis wingatiinative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Xenoclarias eupogonnative Lake Victoria deepwater catfish  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys rotundicepsnative Spotted sand catlet  
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