Endangered Fishes of Africa
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Common Name Range ***
African Blind Barb Fish Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Republic of Congo
African Butter Catfish Uganda
African Wedgefish Africa
Albert Lates Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Angel Shark Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Angular Rough Shark Africa
Aristochromis Deep Malawi
Arius spp. (2) Colombia, Madagascar
Atlantic Sawtail Catshark Mauritania, Morocco
Aulonocara spp. (10) Malawi, Mozambique
Banded Neolebias Zambia
Barbel spp. (32) Albania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Republic of Macedonia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine
Bareback Shovelnose Ray Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Mauritius
Baringo Kenya
Barnard's Rock-catfish South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Basking Shark Africa
Batrachus uranoscopus Madagascar
Bedotia spp. (15) Madagascar
Bentfin Devil Ray Africa
Berg River Redfin South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Bigeye Lates Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Bigeye Tuna Africa
Black-blotched Stingray Africa
Blackchin Guitarfish Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Blacksaddled Coral Grouper Africa
Blackspot Shark Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa
Blackspot Skate Mozambique, South Africa
Blue Skate Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Bot River Klipfish South Africa
Bottlenose Skate Africa
Bowmouth Guitarfish Africa
Brindle Bass Africa
Bronze Whaler Africa
Brown-marbled Grouper Africa
Brown-spotted Rockcod Mozambique, South Africa
Bumphead Parrotfish Africa
Camouflage Grouper Africa
Cape Seahorse South Africa
Cape Shark Africa
Captain Fine Mozambique, South Africa
Chiloglanis lufirae Burundi
Chiloglanis ruziziensis Burundi, Rwanda
Clanwilliam Rock Catfish South Africa
Clanwilliam Sandfish South Africa (Northern Cape Province, Western Cape Province)
Clanwilliam Yellowfish South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Clariallabes mutsindoziensis Tanzania
Clarias maclareni Cameroon
Clubnose Guitarfish Africa
Cobitis spp. (2) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine
Coelacanth Indian Ocean (Comoros)
Comb Grouper Cape Verde, Morocco
Common Guitarfish Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Common Sawfish Africa
Congo Blackfin Tanzania, Zambia
Copadichromis spp. (10) Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Ctenochromis aff. pectoralis Kenya
Cynotilapia spp. (2) Malawi
Deepwater Spiny Dogfish Africa
Devil Fish Africa
Dikume Cameroon
Dinotopterus cunningtoni Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Distichodus petersii Tanzania
Dusky Grouper Africa
Dwarf Bigeye Scraper Kenya
Eastern Cape Redfin South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Eastern Cape Rocky South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Eleotris pellegrini Madagascar
Estuary Cod Africa
Ewaso Nyiro Labeo Kenya
Fiery Redfin South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Fire Blue Hap Malawi
Fissi Cameroon
Flapnose Houndshark South Africa
Flapnose Ray Africa
Forktail Lates Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Fossil Shark Africa
Freshwater Sawfish Africa
Frilled Shark Angola, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa
Gabriella's Grouper Somalia
Galapagos Shark Africa
Giant Butterfly Ray Africa
Giant Devilray Egypt
Giant Guitarfish Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania
Giant Wrasse Africa
Glossogobius spp. (1) Indonesia, Madagascar
Golden Cave Catfish Namibia
Goliath Grouper Africa
Graham's Cichlid Kenya, Tanzania
Gray Nurse Shark Africa
Great White Shark Africa
Gulper Shark Africa
Hammerhead Shark Africa
Haplochromis spp. (59) Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Israel, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda
Hardnose Shark Kenya, Tanzania
Harpagochromis sp. nov. 'frogmouth' Kenya, Uganda
Incomati Suckermouth South Africa (Mpumalanga), Swaziland
Iodotropheus spp. (3) Malawi, Mozambique
Japanese Devilray Africa
Kalombo Suckermouth Tanzania
Kibiti Lampeye Tanzania
Kneria spp. (3) South Africa, Tanzania
Knifetooth Sawfish Somalia
Konye Cameroon
Kululu Cameroon
Labeo sp. nov. 'Baomo' Kenya
Labeo sp. nov. 'Mzima' Kenya
Labeo trigliceps Kenya
Labidochromis spp. (12) Malawi
Lake Magadi Tilapia Kenya, Tanzania
Lake Rukwa Sardine Tanzania
Lake Rukwa Suckermouth Tanzania
Lake Victoria Deepwater Catfish Kenya
Lamprologus kungweensis Tanzania
Large-eyed Rabbitfish Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Senegal, Western Sahara
Largemouth Yellowfish Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
Largetooth Sawfish Africa
Leka Keppe Cameroon
Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Leptoglanis wamiensis Tanzania
Lethrinops spp. (6) Malawi
Lipochromis spp. (4) Tanzania, Uganda
Lithochromis spp. (3) Tanzania
Liver-oil Shark Africa
Long-nosed Skate Africa
Longfin Mako Africa
Longtail Butterfly Ray Africa
Longtail Suckermouth Burundi, Tanzania
Lowfin Gulper Shark Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal
Lowveld Largemouth Mozambique, South Africa
Macropleurodus bicolor Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Madagascar Kob Madagascar
Madagascar Skate Madagascar
Malabar Grouper Africa
Maloti Minnow Lesotho
Maltese Ray Algeria, Tunisia
Marcusenius spp. (3) Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Marley's Butterflyfish Mozambique, South Africa
Maylandia spp. (19) Malawi, Mozambique
Mbipia lutea Tanzania
Mbozi Suckermouth Tanzania
Melanochromis spp. (14) Malawi
Mongo Cameroon
Munchkin Skate Namibia, South Africa
Myaka Myaka Cameroon
Narrowsnout Sawfish Africa
Neochromis spp. (3) Tanzania, Uganda
Neolamprologus spp. (2) Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Niger Stingray Cameroon, Nigeria
Night Shark Africa
Nothobranchius spp. (18) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Nsess Cameroon
Oceanic Whitetip Shark Africa
One-finned Shark Africa
Opsaridium spp. (2) Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Orange-fringed River Bream Mozambique, South Africa (Mpumalanga), Swaziland
Oreochromis spp. (19) Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Ornate Eagle Ray Mozambique
Orthochromis spp. (8) Burundi, Tanzania
Otopharynx lithobates Malawi
Pachypanchax spp. (5) Madagascar
Pale Dottyback Egypt
Pantanodon sp. nov. 'Manombo' Madagascar
Parakneria tanzaniae Tanzania
Paralabidochromis victoriae Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Paratilapia spp. (3) Madagascar
Paretroplus spp. (10) Madagascar
Petrotilapia spp. (2) Malawi
Pincushion Ray Gabon, Nigeria, Republic of Congo
Pindu Cameroon
Plain terapon Madagascar
Platytaeniodus degeni Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Plunket's Dogfish Mozambique, South Africa
Polkadot Cod Africa
Porcupine Ray Africa
Portuguese Dogfish Africa
Prognathochromis sp. nov. 'long snout' Uganda
Protomelas virgatus Malawi
Pseudotropheus spp. (11) Malawi, Tanzania
Ptychochromis spp. (4) Madagascar
Ptychochromoides spp. (3) Madagascar
Ptyochromis spp. (2) Kenya, Tanzania
Pundamilia spp. (3) Kenya, Tanzania
Pungu Cameroon
Pygmy Devilray Africa
Pyxichromis orthostoma Uganda
Queen Triggerfish Africa
Rabbitfish Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Red Porgy Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Rhabdalestes leleupi Kenya, Tanzania
Rheocles spp. (4) Madagascar
River Pipefish South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Roving Coralgrouper Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Mauritius, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania
Rovuma Topminnow Mozambique, Tanzania
Ruaha Lampeye Tanzania
Rubberlip Hap Malawi
Russian Sturgeon Mediterranean Sea
Saint Lucia Mullet South Africa
Sawback Angelshark Africa
Sharpsnout Stingray Senegal
Sharptooth Lemon Shark Madagascar, South Africa
Shorttail Nurse Shark Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania
Shovelmouth Uganda
Sibayi Goby Mozambique, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Simochromis spp. (2) Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Sixgill Sawshark Mozambique, South Africa
Slender Redfin South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Smallscale Redfin South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, Western Cape Province)
Smoothback Angel Shark Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Smoothnose Wedgefish Tanzania
Somalian Blind Barb Somalia
Somalian Cavefish Somalia
Songatana Madagascar
Southern Bluefin Tuna Africa
Spinycheek Grouper Djibouti
Spotted Eagle Ray Africa
Synodontis spp. (3) Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Tana Labeo Malawi
Tanganyika Clown Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Tanganyika Lates Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Tawny Nurse Shark Africa
Teramulus waterloti Madagascar
Three-banded Butterflyfish Cape Verde
Tilapia spp. (15) Cameroon, Namibia
Tradou Redfin South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Tropheops spp. (3) Malawi
Tropheus spp. (2) Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Typhleotris spp. (2) Madagascar
Uegitglanis zammaranoi Somalia
Unga Cameroon
Usangu Lampeye Tanzania
Varicorhinus spp. (5) Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda
Victoria Robber Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Uganda
Whale Shark Africa
White Grouper Africa
White-spotted Dogfish Namibia, South Africa
Xenotilapia burtoni Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Xystichromis sp. nov. 'Kyoga flameback' Uganda
Yellowfin Hind Asia, Africa, and the Middle East
Yssichromis sp. nov. 'argens' Tanzania
Zanzibar Guitarfish Tanzania
Zebra Shark Africa

**What fishes are listed here?:

The Africa section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the African continent.
  • Fishes dwelling in or that travel to the Mediterranean Sea and any islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Fishes dwelling in or that migrate to Madagascar and nearby islands (to the southwest of India or east of Madagascar).
  • Fishes dwelling in or that migrate to North Atlantic islands off the western coast of Africa.

Disclaimer:
This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.


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