List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Trinidad and Tobago
n = 94
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Table 1: 85 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: 7 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 94 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 85 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Achirus achirusnative Drab sole  
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps anablepsnative Largescale foureyes Foureye 
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps microlepisnative Foureyes  
Cyprinodontiformes Rivulidae Anablepsoides hartiinative Hart's rivulus Leaping guabine 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parvanative Little anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa spinifernative Spicule anchovy Orange anchovy 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchovia surinamensisnative Surinam anchovy  
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus maracasaeendemic   
Siluriformes Loricariidae Ancistrus trinitatisendemic   
Perciformes Cichlidae Andinoacara pulchernative Blue acara Green coscarob 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostratanative American eel  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredinichthys filamentosusnative Sevenbarbed banjo  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredinichthys tibicennative Tenbarbed banjo  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Aspredo aspredonative Banjo  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax bimaculatusnative Twospot astyanax Sardine doree 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous banananative River goby  
Siluriformes Pimelodidae Brachyplatystoma vaillantiinative Laulao catfish  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Callichthys callichthysnative Cascarudo Flat head cascadu 
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops nuchalisnative   
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferusnative Swordspine snook Brochet 
Perciformes Centropomidae Centropomus parallelusnative Fat snook Saumon 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cichlasoma taenianative Brown coscarob Large coscarob 
Perciformes Cichlidae Cleithracara maroniinative Keyhole cichlid Keyhole cichlid 
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Copella arnoldiintroduced Splash tetra Copeina 
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Corydoras aeneusnative Bronze corydoras  
Characiformes Characidae Corynopoma riiseinative Swordtail characin Sword-tailed sardine 
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla frenatanative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Crenicichla saxatilisnative Ringtail pike cichlid  
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius fasciatusnative Blotchcheek goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Ctenogobius pseudofasciatusnative Slashcheek goby  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Cynoscion acoupanative Acoupa weakfish  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Dajaus monticolanative Mountain mullet Mountain mullet 
Perciformes Eleotridae Dormitator maculatusnative Fat sleeper  
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris pisonisnative Spinycheek sleeper  
Characiformes Erythrinidae Erythrinus erythrinusnative   
Perciformes Gerreidae Eugerres plumierinative Striped mojarra  
Perciformes Gerreidae Gerres cinereusnative Yellow fin mojarra Hedow 
Gobiesociformes Gobiesocidae Gobiesox cephalusnative Clingfish  
Perciformes Eleotridae Gobiomorus dormitornative Bigmouth sleeper Giant goby 
Characiformes Characidae Gymnocorymbus thayerinative False black tetra Silver tetra 
Gymnotiformes Gymnotidae Gymnotus caraponative Banded knifefish Cutlass fish 
Characiformes Characidae Hemibrycon taeniurusnative Mountain stream sardine Mountain-stream Sardine 
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus ocelliferintroduced Head-and-taillight tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Hemigrammus unilineatusnative Featherfin tetra Featherfin sardine 
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplerythrinus cinereusnative  Waubeen 
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatusnative Aimara Yarrow 
Characiformes Erythrinidae Hoplias malabaricusnative Trahira Guabine 
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Hoplosternum littoralenative Atipa  
Characiformes Characidae Hyphessobrycon axelrodinative Calypso tetra Riddlei 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus robiniinative Teta Teta 
Characiformes Anostomidae Leporinus fridericinative Threespot leporinus  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Lycengraulis grossidensnative Atlantic sabretooth anchovy  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Megalechis pictanative Spotted hoplo  
Siluriformes Callichthyidae Megalechis thoracatanative   
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops atlanticusnative Tarpon Grand-écaille 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropoecilia pictanative Swamp guppies Millions 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Nannostomus unifasciatusintroduced Oneline pencilfish Pencil fish 
Clupeiformes Pristigasteridae Odontognathus mucronatusnative Guiana longfin herring  
Characiformes Characidae Odontostilbe pulchranative   
Perciformes Carangidae Oligoplites palometanative Maracaibo leatherjacket  
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon aenigmaticumnative Obscure swamp eel  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia Tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Siluriformes Aspredinidae Platystacus cotylephorusnative Banded banjo  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia boesemaninative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia obscuranative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulatanative Guppy Guppies 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia sphenopsintroduced Molly Liberty mollie 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia viviparanative   
Perciformes Polycentridae Polycentrus schomburgkiinative Guyana leaffish King coscarob 
Perciformes Haemulidae Pomadasys crocronative Burro grunt  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis microdonnative Largetooth sawfish  
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Pristis pectinatanative Smalltooth sawfish Espadon 
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Pseudauchenipterus nodosusnative Cocosoda catfish Yellow catfish 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Pterengraulis atherinoidesnative Wingfin anchovy  
Characiformes Lebiasinidae Pyrrhulina laetaintroduced Halfbanded pyrrhulina  
Siluriformes Heptapteridae Rhamdia quelennative South American catfish Silver catfish 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicydium punctatumnative Spotted algae-eating goby  
Characiformes Curimatidae Steindachnerina argenteanative Stout sardine Silverfish 
Beloniformes Belonidae Strongylura marinanative Atlantic needlefish Bluebone 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Synbranchus marmoratusnative Marbled swamp eel Swamp eel 
Siluriformes Auchenipteridae Trachelyopterus galeatusnative   
Characiformes Triportheidae Triportheus elongatusnative Elongate hatchetfish  
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