Checklist of Endemic Freshwater Fish Species
This list of freshwater fish species found exclusively in Guinea is based on the taxonomy used in FishBase 2004 (2004). For further details on possible inaccuracies in the list see Sources & Caveats.
FishBase 2004: a global information system on fishes. DVD. WorldFish Center - Philippine Office, Los Banos, Philippines. Published in May 2004.
The current version of this electronic database is accessible here.
OC = a FishBase occurrence record suggests a specimen from another country outside normal stated range ( these vary widely in reliability from obvious misidentifications to being almost certainly correct)
Brycinus carolinae (Alestiidae)
Amphilius kakrimensis (Amphiliidae)
Epiplatys guineensis (Aplocheilidae) Guinea Panchax
Epiplatys hildegardae (Aplocheilidae) Hildegard's Panchax
Scriptaphyosemion cauveti (Aplocheilidae) Kindia Killifish
Scriptaphyosemion nigrifluvi (Aplocheilidae) Black River Roloffia
Chrysichthys levequei (Bagridae)
Tilapia rheophila (Cichlidae)
Barbus cadenati (Cyprinidae)
Barbus ditinensis (Cyprinidae)
Barbus guineensis (Cyprinidae)
Barbus kissiensis OC (Cyprinidae)
Labeo rouaneti (Cyprinidae)
Leptocypris konkoureensis (Cyprinidae)
Raiamas levequei (Cyprinidae)
Synodontis dekimpei (Mochokidae)
Synodontis levequei (Mochokidae)
Synodontis tourei OC (Mochokidae) Labyrinth Synodontis
Aplocheilichthys kabae (Poeciliidae) Kaba Lampeye
Aplocheilichthys lamberti (Poeciliidae) Lambert's Lampeye
Additional endemic freshwater fish species that were described too recently to be included in FishBase 2004 are given below. This list is primarily based on information from the 13 March 2009 version of the Catalog of Fishes database (current version here) and includes species described through 2008. In addition to the 20 endemic freshwater fish species listed above, these additional 5 species total 25 species of freshwater fishes known solely from Guinea.
Pelvicachromis rubrolabiatus (Cichlidae) 2004
Pelvicachromis signatus (Cichlidae) 2004
Malapterurus teugelsi (Malapteruridae) 2002
Mastacembelus kakrimensis (Mastacembelidae) 2005
Synodontis kogoensis (Mochokidae) 2008