Species in Zambezi
     n= 196 (Complete)
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Species Name Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic Level Status
Acanthopagrus berda Goldsilk seabream Sparidae demersal 90.0 TL 3.5 native
Acentrogobius nebulosus Shadow goby Gobiidae reef-associated 22.0 TL 3.5 native
Ambassis ambassis Commerson's glassy Ambassidae demersal 15.0 TL 3.4 native
Ambassis gymnocephalus Bald glassy Ambassidae demersal 16.0 TL 3.9 native
Ambassis natalensis Slender glassy Ambassidae demersal 11.0 TL 3.4 native
Amphilius natalensis Natal mountain catfish Amphiliidae demersal 15.3 TL 3.2 native
Amphilius uranoscopus Stargazer mountain catfish Amphiliidae demersal 19.5 TL 2.9 native
Anguilla bicolor bicolor Indonesian shortfin eel Anguillidae demersal 120.0 TL 3.5 native
Anguilla labiata African mottled eel Anguillidae demersal 175.0 TL 3.7 native
Anguilla marmorata Giant mottled eel Anguillidae demersal 200.0 TL 3.8 native
Anguilla mossambica African longfin eel Anguillidae demersal 150.0 TL 3.3 native
Aplocheilichthys hutereaui Meshscaled topminnow Poeciliidae benthopelagic 3.5 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys johnstoni Johnston's topminnow Poeciliidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 3.2 native
Aplocheilichthys katangae Striped topminnow Poeciliidae benthopelagic 4.5 TL 3.3 native
Astatotilapia calliptera Eastern happy Cichlidae benthopelagic 18.3 TL 3.0 native
Awaous aeneofuscus Freshwater goby Gobiidae benthopelagic 31.7 TL 2.1 native
Barbus afrohamiltoni Hamilton's barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 21.4 TL 3.2 native
Barbus afrovernayi Spottail barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5.7 TL 3.5 native
Barbus annectens Broadstriped barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9.1 TL 2.9 native
Barbus atkinsoni Dash-dot barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3.9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus barnardi Blackback barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 2.6 native
Barbus barotseensis Barbus barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6.1 TL 3.0 native
Barbus bifrenatus Hyphen barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 2.5 native
Barbus breviceps Shorthead barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9.4 TL 2.9 native
Barbus brevidorsalis Dwarf barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.6 TL 3.0 native
Barbus choloensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 21.4 TL 2.9 native
Barbus dorsolineatus Cunene barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9.1 TL 2.9 native
Barbus eutaenia Orangefin barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 17.1 TL 3.2 native
Barbus fasciolatus African banded barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7.3 TL 3.0 native
Barbus haasianus Sickle barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 3.9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus kerstenii Redspot barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 11.0 TL 3.0 native
Barbus lineomaculatus Line-spotted barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10.5 TL 2.9 native
Barbus macrotaenia Broadband barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.9 TL 3.0 native
Barbus manicensis Yellow barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18.3 TL 2.9 native
Barbus mattozi Papermouth Cyprinidae benthopelagic 48.8 TL 3.3 native
Barbus miolepis Zigzag barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15.3 TL 2.9 native
Barbus multilineatus Copperstripe barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5.5 TL 3.0 native
Barbus neefi Sidespot barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 2.9 native
Barbus paludinosus Straightfin barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18.3 TL 2.8 native
Barbus poechii Dashtail barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13.4 TL 3.3 native
Barbus radiatus Redeye barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14.6 TL 2.8 native
Barbus thamalakanensis Thamalakane barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5.0 TL 2.6 native
Barbus toppini East Coast barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.9 TL 2.7 native
Barbus trimaculatus Threespot barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18.3 TL 3.2 native
Barbus unitaeniatus Slender barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 17.1 TL 2.8 native
Barbus viviparus Bowstripe barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 2.9 native
Brachysomophis crocodilinus Crocodile snake eel Ophichthidae reef-associated 120.0 TL 4.1 native
Brycinus imberi Spot-tail Alestidae demersal 19.8 TL 3.3 native
Brycinus lateralis Stripped robber Alestidae pelagic 17.1 TL 3.5 native
Carassius auratus Goldfish Cyprinidae benthopelagic 39.0 TL 2.0 introduced
Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark Carcharhinidae reef-associated 400.0 TL 4.3 native
Chelonodon laticeps Bluespotted blaasop Tetraodontidae demersal 20.0 TL 3.3 native
Chiloglanis emarginatus Phongolo suckermouth Mochokidae benthopelagic 7.9 TL 3.2 native
Chiloglanis neumanni Neumann's suckermouth Mochokidae benthopelagic 7.9 TL 2.8 native
Chiloglanis pretoriae Shortspine suckermouth Mochokidae benthopelagic 7.9 TL 3.2 native
Clariallabes platyprosopos Broadhead catfish Clariidae demersal 29.5 TL 4.2 endemic
Clarias gariepinus North African catfish Clariidae benthopelagic 170.0 TL 3.2 native
Clarias liocephalus Smoothhead catfish Clariidae demersal 32.0 TL 3.3 native
Clarias ngamensis Blunt-toothed African catfish Clariidae demersal 73.0 TL 4.3 native
Clarias stappersii Blotched catfish Clariidae demersal 50.0 TL 4.5 native
Clarias submarginatus Clariidae demersal 16.0 TL 3.3 questionable
Clarias theodorae Snake catfish Clariidae demersal 35.0 TL 4.4 native
Clypeobarbus bellcrossi Gorgeous barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9.0 TL 2.9 native
Coptostomabarbus wittei Upjaw barb Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.9 TL 2.7 native
Ctenopoma multispine Manyspined ctenopoma Anabantidae benthopelagic 14.0 TL 3.8 native
Ctenopoma muriei Ocellated labyrinth fish Anabantidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 3.0 misidentification
Cyphomyrus discorhynchus Zambesi parrotfish Mormyridae demersal 37.8 TL 3.2 native
Cyprinus carpio Common carp Cyprinidae benthopelagic 134.2 TL 3.0 introduced
Distichodus mossambicus Nkupe Distichodontidae pelagic 69.5 TL 3.2 native
Distichodus schenga Chessa Distichodontidae pelagic 61.0 TL 2.1 native
Elops machnata Tenpounder Elopidae pelagic-neritic 131.0 TL 4.0 native
Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7.0 TL 3.1 introduced
Glossogobius callidus Gobiidae benthopelagic 12.0 TL 3.5 native
Glossogobius giuris Tank goby Gobiidae benthopelagic 61.0 TL 3.8 native
Hemichromis elongatus Banded jewel cichlid Cichlidae benthopelagic 22.8 TL 3.7 native
Hemichromis fasciatus Banded jewelfish Cichlidae benthopelagic 24.9 TL 3.2 native
Hemigrammocharax machadoi Dwarf citharine Distichodontidae pelagic 4.9 TL 3.0 native
Hemigrammocharax multifasciatus Multibar citharine Distichodontidae pelagic 6.0 TL 2.8 native
Hemigrammocharax wittei Distichodontidae pelagic 4.8 TL 2.9 native
Hemigrammopetersius barnardi Barnard's robber Alestidae pelagic 8.5 TL 3.4 native
Hepsetus odoe Kafue pike Hepsetidae demersal 70.0 TL 4.5 native
Heterobranchus longifilis Sampa Clariidae demersal 183.0 TL 3.7 native
Hilsa kelee Kelee shad Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 35.0 TL 3.3 native
Hippopotamyrus ansorgii Slender stonebasher Mormyridae demersal 18.3 TL 3.2 native
Hippopotamyrus szaboi Mormyridae demersal 17.8 TL 3.2 endemic
Hydrocynus forskahlii Elongate tigerfish Alestidae pelagic 95.2 TL 4.0 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Tiger fish Alestidae demersal 116.6 TL 4.4 native
Hypsopanchax jubbi Southern deepbody Poeciliidae benthopelagic 5.0 TL 3.1 native
Kneria angolensis Kneriidae benthopelagic 9.0 TL 2.0 native
Kneria auriculata Airbreathing shellear Kneriidae benthopelagic 7.8 TL 2.0 native
Kneria polli Western shellear Kneriidae benthopelagic 8.5 TL 2.0 native
Labeo altivelis Rednose labeo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 49.0 TL 2.0 native
Labeo congoro Purple labeo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 50.6 TL 2.2 native
Labeo cylindricus Redeye labeo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 48.8 TL 2.0 native
Labeo fuelleborni Fuelleborn's labeo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 43.0 TL 2.2 misidentification
Labeo lunatus Upper Zambezi labeo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 48.8 TL 2.0 native
Labeo molybdinus Leaden labeo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 46.4 TL 2.2 native
Labeobarbus codringtonii Upper Zambezi yellowfish Cyprinidae benthopelagic 39.0 TL 3.7 native
Labeobarbus marequensis Largescale yellowfish Cyprinidae benthopelagic 47.0 TL 3.2 native
Leiognathus equulus Common ponyfish Leiognathidae demersal 28.0 TL 3.0 native
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Centrarchidae benthopelagic 41.0 TL 3.2 introduced
Limnothrissa miodon Lake Tanganyika sardine Clupeidae pelagic 20.7 TL 3.0 introduced
Liza alata Diamond mullet Mugilidae benthopelagic 75.0 TL 2.3 native
Malapterurus shirensis Malapteruridae benthopelagic 45.4 TL 3.4 native
Marcusenius altisambesi Mormyridae demersal 23.8 TL 3.1 native
Marcusenius macrolepidotus Bulldog Mormyridae demersal 32.0 TL 3.2 native
Mastacembelus frenatus Longtail spiny eel Mastacembelidae demersal 48.8 TL 3.9 native
Mastacembelus shiranus Malawi spinyeel Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 26.0 TL 4.0 native
Mastacembelus vanderwaali Ocellated spiny eel Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 15.1 TL 3.4 native
Megalops cyprinoides Indo-Pacific tarpon Megalopidae benthopelagic 150.0 TL 3.3 native
Mesobola brevianalis River sardine Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9.1 TL 3.2 native
Micralestes acutidens Sharptooth tetra Alestidae pelagic 11.0 TL 2.9 native
Micralestes humilis Alestidae pelagic 10.6 TL 3.1 native
Microctenopoma intermedium Anabantidae benthopelagic 6.2 TL 3.2 native
Microphis brachyurus Short-tailed pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 26.8 TL 3.3 native
Microphis fluviatilis Freshwater pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 21.0 TL 3.4 native
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth black bass Centrarchidae benthopelagic 97.0 TL 3.8 introduced
Mormyrops anguilloides Cornish jack Mormyridae demersal 150.0 TL 3.6 native
Mormyrus lacerda Western bottlenose mormyrid Mormyridae demersal 50.0 TL 3.7 native
Mormyrus longirostris Eastern bottlenose mormyrid Mormyridae demersal 91.5 TL 3.3 native
Mugilogobius mertoni Chequered mangrove goby Gobiidae benthopelagic 7.3 TL 3.3 native
Nannocharax macropterus Broad-barred citharine Distichodontidae pelagic 7.3 TL 3.5 native
Neolebias lozii Banded neolebias Distichodontidae pelagic 2.2 TL 3.5 native
Nothobranchius boklundi Nothobranchiidae pelagic 5.3 TL endemic
Nothobranchius kafuensis Kafue killifish Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 6.0 TL 3.2 endemic
Nothobranchius orthonotus Spotted killifish Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 10.0 TL 3.3 native
Nothobranchius rachovii Bluefin notho Nothobranchiidae benthopelagic 6.0 TL 3.2 native
Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow trout Salmonidae benthopelagic 120.0 TL 4.4 introduced
Opsaridium tweddleorum Dwarf sanjika Cyprinidae demersal 13.2 TL 3.5 native
Opsaridium zambezense Barred minnow Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18.3 TL 3.4 native
Oreochromis andersonii Three spotted tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 61.0 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis macrochir Longfin tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 43.0 TL 2.2 native
Oreochromis mortimeri Kariba tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 48.0 TL 2.7 native
Oreochromis mossambicus Mozambique tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 47.6 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis placidus Black tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 35.5 TL 2.1 native
Oreochromis shiranus Cichlidae benthopelagic 47.6 TL 2.0 native
Pantodon buchholzi Freshwater butterflyfish Pantodontidae pelagic 11.9 TL 3.6 misidentification
Parakneria mossambica Gorongoza kneria Kneriidae benthopelagic 7.3 TL 2.0 questionable
Paramormyrops jacksoni Ghost stonebasher Mormyridae demersal 5.2 TL 3.1 native
Parauchenoglanis ngamensis Zambezi grunter Claroteidae demersal 46.4 TL 3.6 native
Pegusa nasuta Blackhand sole Soleidae demersal 17.0 TL 3.4 native
Periophthalmus argentilineatus Barred mudskipper Gobiidae reef-associated 19.0 TL 3.3 native
Petrocephalus catostoma Churchill Mormyridae demersal 16.6 TL 3.4 native
Petrocephalus longicapitis Mormyridae demersal 13.4 TL endemic
Petrocephalus petersi Mormyridae demersal 8.9 TL native
Petrocephalus wesselsi Southern Churchill Mormyridae pelagic 13.9 TL 3.2 native
Pharyngochromis acuticeps Zambezi bream Cichlidae benthopelagic 12.0 TL 3.3 native
Pharyngochromis darlingi Zambezi happy Cichlidae demersal 22.0 TL 3.2 native
Plicofollis dussumieri Blacktip sea catfish Ariidae demersal 75.6 TL 4.0 native
Poecilia reticulata Guppy Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7.3 TL 3.2 introduced
Pollimyrus castelnaui Dwarf stonebasher Mormyridae demersal 8.5 TL 3.2 native
Pollimyrus marianne Mormyridae benthopelagic 8.9 TL 3.2 native
Pristis microdon Largetooth sawfish Pristidae demersal 700.0 TL 3.8 native
Protopterus amphibius Gilled lungfish Protopteridae demersal 44.3 TL 3.4 native
Pseudocrenilabrus philander Southern mouthbrooder Cichlidae benthopelagic 13.0 TL 3.7 native
Rhabdalestes maunensis Okavango robber Alestidae pelagic 8.5 TL 3.3 native
Rhabdalestes rhodesiensis Slender robber Alestidae pelagic 7.0 TL 3.1 questionable
Sargochromis carlottae Rainbow happy Cichlidae demersal 42.1 TL 3.6 native
Sargochromis codringtonii Green happy Cichlidae demersal 39.0 TL 3.1 native
Sargochromis giardi Pink happy Cichlidae benthopelagic 48.0 TL 3.5 native
Sargochromis greenwoodi Greenwood's happy Cichlidae demersal 36.6 TL 3.7 native
Sargochromis mortimeri Mortimer's happy Cichlidae demersal 33.8 TL 3.0 native
Schilbe intermedius Silver catfish Schilbeidae pelagic 60.5 TL 3.6 native
Schilbe mystus African butter catfish Schilbeidae demersal 40.0 TL 3.5 native
Schilbe yangambianus Yangambi butterbarbel Schilbeidae demersal 25.0 TL 2.9 native
Serranochromis altus Humpback largemouth Cichlidae demersal 56.0 TL 4.2 native
Serranochromis angusticeps Thinface cichlid Cichlidae demersal 50.0 TL 4.5 native
Serranochromis jallae Nembwe Cichlidae demersal 48.3 TL 4.1 native
Serranochromis longimanus Longfin largemouth Cichlidae demersal 36.6 TL 3.9 native
Serranochromis macrocephalus Purpleface largemouth Cichlidae demersal 42.7 TL 4.2 native
Serranochromis robustus Yellow-belly bream Cichlidae demersal 56.0 TL 4.1 native
Serranochromis thumbergi Brownspot largemouth Cichlidae demersal 33.0 TL 3.7 native
Sillago sihama Silver sillago Sillaginidae reef-associated 37.8 TL 3.4 native
Stenogobius kenyae Africa rivergoby Gobiidae demersal 12.0 TL 3.6 native
Synodontis leopardinus Leopard squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 23.9 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis macrostigma Largespot squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 17.1 TL 3.4 native
Synodontis macrostoma Largemouth squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 11.2 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis nebulosus Cloudy squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 18.3 TL 2.5 native
Synodontis nigromaculatus Blackspotted squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 38.5 TL 3.1 native
Synodontis thamalakanensis Mochokidae demersal 21.4 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis vanderwaali Mochokidae benthopelagic 19.6 TL 2.9 native
Synodontis woosnami Upper Zambezi squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 25.0 TL 2.3 native
Synodontis zambezensis Plain squeaker Mochokidae benthopelagic 52.5 TL 2.7 native
Terapon jarbua Jarbua terapon Terapontidae demersal 36.0 TL 3.9 native
Thryssa vitrirostris Orangemouth anchovy Engraulidae pelagic-neritic 20.0 TL 3.3 native
Tilapia rendalli Redbreast tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 45.0 TL 2.2 native
Tilapia ruweti Okavango tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 10.4 TL 2.4 native
Tilapia sparrmanii Banded tilapia Cichlidae benthopelagic 23.5 TL 2.7 native
Varicorhinus pungweensis Pungwe chiselmouth Cyprinidae benthopelagic 22.0 TL 2.8 native
Xiphophorus hellerii Green swordtail Poeciliidae benthopelagic 16.0 TL 3.2 introduced
Zaireichthys conspicuus Amphiliidae benthopelagic 4.2 TL endemic
Zaireichthys dorae Chobe sand catlet Amphiliidae demersal 3.3 TL 3.0 misidentification
Zaireichthys kafuensis Amphiliidae benthopelagic 3.0 TL endemic
Zaireichthys monomotapa Amphiliidae benthopelagic 5.0 TL native
Zaireichthys pallidus Amphiliidae benthopelagic 3.1 TL native
Zaireichthys rotundiceps Spotted sand catlet Amphiliidae demersal 4.6 TL 3.4 native
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