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Freshwater Species Database

Common Names Fish (133)

Not everyone knows the family, genus or even species a fish belongs too and only the common name for a group of fishes is known, like Cichlids or Peacocks. Here you can find fish grouped together by their common names per genus.
Common Names Fish

Armoured Catfish (12), Bichirs (2), Catfish (3), Cichlids (23), Cyprinids (10), Dwarf Cichlids (4), Killifish (42), Leaffish (1), Loricariids (2), Malawi Cichlids (8), Snakeheads (4), Spiny Eels (1), Squeakers (2), Afrikaanse Karperzalmen (1), Characins (22), Keizerbaarzen (1), Modderkruipers (1), Potloodvisjes (1), Slaapgrondels (1), Steenkruipers (1), Vierogen (1), Zuigmeervallen (1)

Alestidae (1)

De familie Alestidae of Afrikaanse Tetra's, maakt onderdeel uit van de orde Characiformes en worden alleen in Afrika gevonden. De familie omvat ongeveer 18 geslachten en 110 soorten.

Ladigesia (1)

Anablepidae (1)

Vierogen (Anablepidae) vormen een familie van zoet- en brakwatervissen uit de orde van de Tandkarpers (Cyprinodontiformes).

Anableps (1)

Balitoridae (2)

The Balitoridae family or Hillstream Loaches include over 600 species in over 60 genera. Many of these species can be held in an aquarium.

Beaufortia (1), Jinshaia (1)

Buccinidae (1)

The Buccinidae are a very large and diverse taxonomic family of mostly large sea snails, often known as whelks or true whelks.

Clea (1)

Callichthyidae (12)

The Callichthyidae family or armored cats are fish that lack scales. Instead of scales they have two rows of bony plates on their sides which function as an armor. This armor has given this family its name.

Corydoras (11), Scleromystax (1)

Channidae (4)

The Channidae family or Snakeheads only have 2 genera (Channa and Parachanna) and around 37 species. Originaly these predators originate only from parts of Africa and Asia.

Channa (4)

Characidae (23)

The Characidae family or Characins is a large fish familiy with over 140 genera and more than 1.000 species

Aphyocharax (1), Hyphessobrycon (20), Paracheirodon (2)

Cichlidae (28)

The Cichlidae family or Cichlids by their common name is one of the largest groups of fish. At the moment over 1600 species have officially been described but many species still await their description and every year new species are being found

Abactochromis (1), Amphilophus (2), Apistogramma (2), Astronotus (1), Aulonocara (1), Cichlasoma (1), Ectodus (1), Haplochromis (1), Herichthys (1), Labidochromis (4), Laetacara (1), Lamprologus (1), Parachromis (1), Paretroplus (1), Pelvicachromis (4), Protomelas (1), Pseudotropheus (1), Thorichthys (1), Tomocichla (1), Tyrannochromis (1)

Cyprinidae (12)

Cyprinidae is the largest known fish family and the largest vertebrate animals family in general, with about 3,000 living and extinct species in about 370 genera.

Acheilognathus (1), Boraras (1), Danio (5), Devario (1), Enteromius (1), Mystacoleucus (1), Percocypris (1), Sahyadria (1)

Eleotridae (1)

Eleotridae is a family of fish commonly known as sleeper gobies found predominantly in the tropical Indo-Pacific, with about 32 genera and 180 species.

Tateurndina (1)

Lebiasinidae (1)

Lebiasinidae or Pencil fishes are a family of fishes within the order of Characiformes. The family includes 7 genera and around 67 species.

Pyrrhulina (1)

Mastacembelidae (1)

The Mastacembelidae family includes 3 genera and around 86 species. They can be found in a vast area in Africa, through Syria to the Malayan archipelago and China.  

Mastacembelus (1)

Mochokidae (3)

De Baardmeervallen (Mochokidae) vormen een familie van vissen uit de orde van de Meervalachtigen (Siluriformes). Er zijn ongeveer 10 geslachten en ongeveer 188 soorten binnen deze familie bekend

Synodontis (3)

Nandidae (1)

Nandus (1)

Nothobranchiidae (41)

The Nothobranchiidae family includes 11 genera and in total over 260 species, all being Killifish. Many of these species are very colourful and usually don't get any bigger than 5 centimetres. All Nothobranchiidae originate from Africa.

Aphyosemion (39), Fundulopanchax (2)


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