Checklist of Endemic Freshwater Fish Species
This list of freshwater fish species found exclusively in Mozambique 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)
Amphilius laticaudatus (Amphiliidae) Broadtail Mountain Catfish
Amarginops hildae (Bagridae)
Copadichromis trewavasae OC (Cichlidae)
Haplochromis swynnertoni (Cichlidae)
Metriaclima phaeos (Cichlidae) Shauri
Pseudotropheus estherae (Cichlidae) Red Zebra
Labeo baldasseronii (Cyprinidae)
Eleotris soaresi (Eleotridae)
Redigobius balteatops OC (Gobiidae) Rhinohorn Goby
Parakneria mossambica (Kneriidae) Gorongoza KneriaAplocheilichthys schalleri (Poeciliidae)
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 11 endemic freshwater fish species listed above, these additional 9 species total 20 species of freshwater fishes known solely from Mozambique.
Chetia brevicauda (Cichlidae) Buzi River Bream 2002
Copadichromis cyanocephalus (Cichlidae) 2006
Copadichromis melas (Cichlidae) 2006
Copadichromis parvus (Cichlidae) 2006
Placidochromis chilolae (Cichlidae) 2004
Placidochromis orthognathus (Cichlidae) 2004
Placidochromis pallidus (Cichlidae) 2004
Nothobranchius hengstleri (Nothobranchiidae) 2007
Nothobranchius krammeri (Nothobranchiidae) 2008