List of Freshwater Fishes reported from French Guiana
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Table 1: 351 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 10 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 20 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 381 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 351 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Siluriformes Doradidae Acanthodoras cataphractusnative Spiny catfish Silure cataphracte 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Acaronia nassanative Bigeye cichlid Akalayouloupoko 
Characiformes Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus falcatusnative  Aikan 
Characiformes Acestrorhynchidae Acestrorhynchus microlepisnative Pike characin Dagoe fisi 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser oxyrinchusnative Atlantic sturgeon  
Characiformes Serrasalmidae Acnodon oligacanthusnative  Agouéti 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Aequidens tetramerusnative Saddle cichlid Agoudédé 
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Ageneiosus inermisnative Manduba Bow 
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps anablepsnative Largescale foureyes Grosjé gran zécay 
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps microlepisnative Foureyes Grosjé sab 
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Anablepsoides gaucherinative   
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Anablepsoides igneusnative  Kamulibo 
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Anablepsoides lunginative  Kamoulibo 
Siluriformes Doradidae Anadoras reganinative   
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa spinifernative Spicule anchovy Anchwa 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchovia surinamensisnative Surinam anchovy Anchwa 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoviella guianensisnative Guyana anchovy Anchwa 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoviella lepidentostolenative Broadband anchovy Anchwa 
Characiformes Anostomidae Anostomus breviorendemic  Tête en bas rayé 
Characiformes Anostomidae Anostomus ternetzinative  Tête en bas rayé 
Characiformes Parodontidae Apareiodon gransabananative   
Cichliformes Cichlidae Apistogramma gosseinative  Akala tuan 
Gymnotiformes Apteronotidae Apteronotus albifronsnative Black ghost Poisson-couteau 
Gymnotiformes Apteronotidae Apteronotus leptorhynchusnative   
Gymnotiformes Sternopygidae Archolaemus blaxnative  Bloblo 
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Argonectes longicepsnative   
Siluriformes Ariidae Aspistor quadriscutisnative Bressou sea catfish Bresu 
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredinichthys filamentosusnative Sevenbarbed banjo Grongron 
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredinichthys tibicennative Tenbarbed banjo Grongron 
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredo aspredonative Banjo catfish Grongron 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Astronotus ocellatusnative Oscar Aluago elselepo 
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax bimaculatusnative Twospot astyanax Elépatiyétchi 
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax leopoldinative   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax validusnative   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus dentatusnative   
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Auchenipterus nuchalisnative  Botromanki 
Siluriformes Pseudopimelodidae Batrochoglanis raninusnative  Koumakouma-yapodopo 
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Bivibranchia bimaculatanative  Apaolobi 
Characiformes Hemiodontidae Bivibranchia simulatanative  Apaolobi 
Characiformes Ctenoluciidae Boulengerella cuvierinative  Piakoko 
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus brevirostrisnative Bluntnose knifefish Poisson-couteau 
Gymnotiformes Hypopomidae Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatusnative  Poisson-couteau 
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma filamentosumnative Kumakuma Axakwan 
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma rousseauxiinative   
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma vaillantiinative Laulao catfish Canfranc 
Characiformes Bryconidae Brycon falcatusnative  Maloko 
Characiformes Bryconidae Brycon pesunative Mourning tetra Abongoni 
Characiformes Characidae Bryconamericus guyanensisnative   
Characiformes Iguanodectidae Bryconops affinisnative Orangefin tetra Antko 
Characiformes Iguanodectidae Bryconops caudomaculatusnative Tailspot tetra Antka 
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