List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Egypt
n = 101
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Table 1: 95 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: 4 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 101 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 95 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berdanative Goldsilk seabream  
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturionative Sturgeon  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes baremozenative Silversides  
Characiformes Alestidae Alestes dentexnative Characin  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa fallaxnative Twaite shad  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguillanative European eel Hannash 
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius disparnative Arabian pupfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae Aphanius fasciatusnative Mediterranean banded killifish  
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyerinative Big-scale sand smelt Bissaria 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis biscutatusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Auchenoglanis occidentalisnative Bubu  
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus bajadnative Bayad Bagar 
Siluriformes Bagridae Bagrus docmaknative Semutundu  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus nursenative Nurse tetra  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibienative Lake Turkana sardine  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon auratusnative Golden grey mullet Halily 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosusnative Thicklip grey mullet Bouri sudani 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon ramadanative Thinlip grey mullet Tobar 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon saliensnative Leaping mullet Garan 
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys auratusnative   
Siluriformes Claroteidae Chrysichthys rueppellinative   
Characiformes Citharinidae Citharinus latusnative   
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias anguillarisnative Mudfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish Karmut 
Siluriformes Claroteidae Clarotes laticepsnative Widehead catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Crenimugil sehelinative Bluespot mullet  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma murieinative Ocellated labyrinth fish  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma pethericinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Perciformes Moronidae Dicentrarchus labraxnative European seabass Karous oroubi 
Characiformes Distichodontidae Distichodus engycephalusnative Perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius anemanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius neglectusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius nigeriensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius perincenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius stigmatopygusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius yeiensisnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra dembeensisnative Dembea stone lapper  
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellusnative Rock goby  
Osteoglossiformes Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticusnative Aba  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis letourneuxinative Jewel fish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalisnative African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilisnative Sampa  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus brevisnative Tiger-fish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus forskahliinative Elongate tigerfish  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebenative   
Characiformes Distichodontidae Ichthyborus bessenative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo coubienative African carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo niloticusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeobarbus bynninative Niger barb  
Perciformes Latidae Lates niloticusnative Nile perch  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticusnative   
Siluriformes Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricusnative Electric catfish  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoidesnative   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoidesnative Indo-Pacific tarpon  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax loatinative Nile killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax pfaffinative Pfaff's lampeye  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus brevisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Mochokus niloticusnative   
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteusnative Silver moony  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistiinative Elephant snout  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus kannumenative Elephant-snout fish  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet Bouri 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusnative Blue tilapia Abiad Hasani 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochirintroduced Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus banenative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus boveinative   
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesusnative European flounder  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidorinative Elephant Fish  
Polypteriformes Polypteridae Polypterus bichirnative Nile bichir  
Lepidosireniformes Protopteridae Protopterus aethiopicusnative Marbled lungfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus multicolornative Egyptian mouth-brooder  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia Bolti Nalawi 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe mystusnative African butter catfish  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopusnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritusnative   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Syngnathus abasternative Black-striped pipefish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis batensodanative Upsidedown catfish  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis clariasnative Mandi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigritanative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis schallnative Wahrindi  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis serratusnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis sorexnative   
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatusnative Globe fish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Thoracochromis wingatiinative   
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Xenomystus nigrinative African knifefish  
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