List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Botswana

n = 87
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Table 1: 84 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: 1 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 87 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 84 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus lateralisnative Stripped robber  
Characiformes Alestidae Brycinus macrolepidotusnative True big-scale tetra  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Chiloglanis fasciatusnative Okavango suckermouth  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias ngamensisnative Blunt-toothed African catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias stappersiinative Blotched catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias theodoraenative Snake catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Coptodon rendallinative Redbreast tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Coptostomabarbus witteinative Upjaw barb  
Perciformes Anabantidae Ctenopoma multispinenative Manyspined ctenopoma  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Cyphomyrus cubangoensisnative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Cyphomyrus discorhynchusnative Zambesi parrotfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Engraulicypris brevianalisnative River sardine  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius afrovernayinative Spottail barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius barnardinative Blackback barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius bifrenatusnative Hyphen barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius eutaenianative Orangefin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius fasciolatusnative African banded barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius haasianusnative Sickle barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius miolepisnative Zigzag barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius multilineatusnative Copperstripe barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius paludinosusnative Straightfin barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius poechiinative Dashtail barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius radiatusnative Redeye barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius thamalakanensisnative Thamalakane barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius trimaculatusnative Threespot barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Enteromius unitaeniatusnative Slender barb  
Perciformes Cichlidae Hemichromis elongatusnative Banded jewel cichlid  
Characiformes Hepsetidae Hepsetus cuvierinative Southern African Pike  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus ansorgiinative Slender stonebasher  
Characiformes Alestidae Hydrocynus vittatusnative Tiger fish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo cylindricusnative Redeye labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo lunatusnative Upper Zambezi labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo molybdinusnative Leaden labeo  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rosaenative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Lacustricola katangaenative Striped topminnow  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius altisambesinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Marcusenius macrolepidotusnative Bulldog  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus frenatusnative Longtail spiny eel  
Characiformes Alestidae Micralestes acutidensnative Sharptooth tetra  
Perciformes Anabantidae Microctenopoma intermediumnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax hutereauinative Meshscaled topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Micropanchax johnstoninative Johnston's topminnow  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoidesintroduced Largemouth black bass  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Mormyrus lacerdanative Western bottlenose mormyrid  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax machadoinative Dwarf citharine  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax macropterusnative Broad-barred citharine  
Characiformes Distichodontidae Nannocharax multifasciatusnative Multibar citharine  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsaridium zambezensenative Barred minnow  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis andersoniinative Three spotted tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochirnative Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusnative Mozambique tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia  
Siluriformes Claroteidae Parauchenoglanis ngamensisnative Zambezi grunter  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus catostomanative Churchill  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus magnitruncinative   
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Petrocephalus okavangensisnative   
Perciformes Cichlidae Pharyngochromis darlinginative Zambezi happy  
Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae Pollimyrus castelnauinative Dwarf stonebasher  
Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrus philandernative Southern mouthbrooder  
Characiformes Alestidae Rhabdalestes maunensisnative Okavango robber  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis carlottaenative Rainbow happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis codringtoniinative Green happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis giardinative Pink happy  
Perciformes Cichlidae Sargochromis greenwoodinative Greenwood's happy  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Schilbe intermediusnative Silver catfish  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis altusnative Humpback largemouth  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis angusticepsnative Thinface cichlid  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis jallaenative Nembwe  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis longimanusnative Longfin largemouth  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis macrocephalusnative Purpleface largemouth  
Perciformes Cichlidae Serranochromis thumberginative Brownspot largemouth  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis leopardinusnative Leopard squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis macrostigmanative Largespot squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis nigromaculatusnative Blackspotted squeaker  
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis thamalakanensisnative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis vanderwaalinative   
Siluriformes Mochokidae Synodontis woosnaminative Upper Zambezi squeaker  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia guinasanaintroduced Otjikoto tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia ruwetinative Okavango tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia sparrmaniinative Banded tilapia  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys conspicuusnative Blotched sand catlet  
Siluriformes Amphiliidae Zaireichthys pallidusnative Pale sand catlet  
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