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Fishes
Common Name Range ***
African Blind Barb FishDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Republic of Congo
African Butter CatfishUganda
African WedgefishAfrica
Albert LatesDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Angel SharkEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Angular Rough SharkAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Aristochromis DeepMalawi
Arius spp. (2)Madagascar
Atlantic Sawtail CatsharkMauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Aulonocara spp. (10)Malawi, Mozambique
Banded NeolebiasZambia
Barbel spp. (32)Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda
Bareback Shovelnose RayIndian Ocean (Seychelles), Mauritius
BaringoKenya
Barnard's Rock-catfishSouth Africa (Western Cape Province)
Basking SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Batrachus uranoscopusMadagascar
Bedotia spp. (15)Madagascar
Bentfin Devil RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America, South America
Berg River RedfinSouth Africa (Western Cape Province)
Bigeye LatesBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Bigeye TunaAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America - Including United States (Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Black-blotched StingrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
Blackchin GuitarfishEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Blacksaddled Coral GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Blackspot SharkAustralia, India, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa
Blackspot SkateMozambique, South Africa
Blue SkateEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Bot River KlipfishSouth Africa
Bottlenose SkateAfrica, Europe
Bowmouth GuitarfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Brindle BassAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory, including Hawaii), Oceanic
Bronze WhalerAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Brown-marbled GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Brown-spotted RockcodMozambique, South Africa
Bumphead ParrotfishAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Camouflage GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Cape SeahorseSouth Africa
Cape SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Captain FineIndia, Mozambique, South Africa
Cave CatfishNamibia
Chiloglanis lufiraeBurundi
Chiloglanis ruziziensisBurundi, Rwanda
Clanwilliam Rock CatfishSouth Africa
Clanwilliam SandfishSouth Africa (Northern Cape Province, Western Cape Province)
Clanwilliam YellowfishSouth Africa (Western Cape Province)
Clariallabes mutsindoziensisTanzania
Clarias maclareniCameroon
Clubnose GuitarfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Cobitis spp. (2)Libya, Morocco, Syria, Turkey
CoelacanthIndian Ocean (Comoros), Indonesia
Comb GrouperCape Verde, Morocco
Common GuitarfishEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Common SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Congo BlackfinTanzania, Zambia
Copadichromis spp. (10)Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Ctenochromis aff. pectoralisKenya
Cynotilapia spp. (2)Malawi
Deepwater Spiny DogfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe
Devil FishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
DikumeCameroon
Dinotopterus cunningtoniBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Distichodus petersiiTanzania
Dusky GrouperAfrica, Europe, Middle East, South America
Dwarf Bigeye ScraperKenya
Eastern Cape RedfinSouth Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Eastern Cape RockySouth Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Eleotris pellegriniMadagascar
Estuary CodAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Ewaso Nyiro LabeoKenya
Fiery RedfinSouth Africa (Western Cape Province)
Fire Blue HapMalawi
FissiCameroon
Flapnose HoundsharkSouth Africa
Flapnose RayAfrica, Asia, Middle East
Forktail LatesBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Fossil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Freshwater SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East
Frilled SharkAngola, Australia, Chile, France, Guyana, Japan, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal (Madeira), South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States (California)
Gabriella's GrouperOman, Somalia, Yemen
Galapagos SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (Hawaii/US Territory), Oceanic, South America
Giant Butterfly RayAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Giant DevilrayCyprus, Egypt, Gibraltar, Turkey
Giant GuitarfishDjibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen
Giant WrasseAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, United States Minor Outlying Islands (Wake Is.)
Glossogobius spp.Madagascar
Goliath GrouperAfrica, Central and South America, Mexico, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
Graham's CichlidKenya, Tanzania
Gray Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
Great White SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Gulper SharkAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Hammerhead SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
Haplochromis spp. (59)Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda
Hardnose SharkAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam
Harpagochromis sp. nov. 'frogmouth'Kenya, Uganda
Incomati SuckermouthSouth Africa (Mpumalanga), Swaziland
Iodotropheus spp. (3)Malawi, Mozambique
Japanese DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Kalombo SuckermouthTanzania
Kibiti LampeyeTanzania
Kneria spp. (3)South Africa, Tanzania
Knifetooth SawfishAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India (Andaman Is.), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
KonyeCameroon
KululuCameroon
Labeo sp. nov. 'Baomo'Kenya
Labeo sp. nov. 'Mzima'Kenya
Labeo triglicepsKenya
Labidochromis spp. (12)Malawi
Lake Magadi TilapiaKenya, Tanzania
Lake Rukwa SardineTanzania
Lake Rukwa SuckermouthTanzania
Lake Victoria Deepwater CatfishKenya
Lamprologus kungweensisTanzania
Large-eyed RabbitfishFrance, Iceland, Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Western Sahara
Largemouth YellowfishLesotho, Namibia, South Africa
Largetooth SawfishAfrica, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Leka KeppeCameroon
Leopard SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Lepidiolamprologus attenuatusBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Leptoglanis wamiensisTanzania
Lethrinops spp. (6)Malawi
Lipochromis spp. (4)Tanzania, Uganda
Lithochromis spp. (3)Tanzania
Liver-oil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Long-nosed SkateAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Longfin MakoAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Longtail Butterfly RayAfrica, Asia, Middle East, Oceanic
Longtail SuckermouthBurundi, Tanzania
Lowveld LargemouthMozambique, South Africa
Macropleurodus bicolorKenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Madagascar KobMadagascar
Madagascar SkateMadagascar
Malabar GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Maloti MinnowLesotho
Maltese RayAlgeria, Italy, Malta, Tunisia
Marcusenius spp. (3)Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Marley's ButterflyfishMozambique, South Africa
Maylandia spp. (19)Malawi, Mozambique
Mbipia luteaTanzania
Mbozi SuckermouthTanzania
Melanochromis spp. (14)Malawi
MongoCameroon
Munchkin SkateNamibia, South Africa
Myaka MyakaCameroon
Narrowsnout SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia (New South Wales, Queensland), Middle East
Neochromis spp. (3)Tanzania, Uganda
Neolamprologus spp. (2)Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Niger StingrayCameroon, Nigeria
Night SharkAfrica, Central America, North America (United States), South America
Nothobranchius spp. (18)Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
NsessCameroon
Oceanic Whitetip SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
One-finned SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Opsaridium spp. (2)Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Orange-fringed River BreamMozambique, 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 RayAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia), China, Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan), Malaysia, Maldives, Mozambique, Taiwan, Thailand
Orthochromis spp. (8)Burundi, Tanzania
Otopharynx lithobatesMalawi
Pachypanchax spp. (5)Madagascar
Pale DottybackEgypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Pantanodon sp. nov. 'Manombo'Madagascar
Parakneria tanzaniaeTanzania
Paralabidochromis victoriaeKenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Paratilapia spp. (3)Madagascar
Paretroplus spp. (10)Madagascar
Petrotilapia spp. (2)Malawi
Pincushion RayGabon, Nigeria, Republic of Congo
PinduCameroon
Plain teraponMadagascar
Platytaeniodus degeniKenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Plunket's DogfishAustralia, Mozambique, New Zealand, South Africa
Polkadot CodAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Porcupine RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic
Portuguese DogfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
Prognathochromis sp. nov. 'long snout'Uganda
Protomelas virgatusMalawi
Pseudotropheus spp. (11)Malawi, Tanzania
Ptychochromis spp. (4)Madagascar
Ptychochromoides spp. (3)Madagascar
Ptyochromis spp. (2)Kenya, Tanzania
Pundamilia spp. (3)Kenya, Tanzania
PunguCameroon
Pygmy DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Pyxichromis orthostomaUganda
Queen TriggerfishAfrica, Asia, Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
RabbitfishEurope, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Red PorgyAsia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Mexico, United States
Rhabdalestes leleupiKenya, Tanzania
Rheocles spp. (4)Madagascar
River PipefishSouth Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Roving CoralgrouperBritish Indian Ocean Territory, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, India, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Yemen
Rovuma TopminnowMozambique, Tanzania
Ruaha LampeyeTanzania
Rubberlip HapMalawi
Russian SturgeonBlack Sea, Mediterranean Sea
Saint Lucia MulletSouth Africa
Sawback AngelsharkAfrica, Europe
Sharpsnout StingrayBrazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Sharptooth Lemon SharkAustralia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Thailand, Vanuatu
Shorttail Nurse SharkKenya, Madagascar, Tanzania
ShovelmouthUganda
Sibayi GobyMozambique, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Simochromis spp. (2)Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Sixgill SawsharkMozambique, Republic of Moldova, South Africa
Slender RedfinSouth Africa (Western Cape Province)
Smallscale RedfinSouth Africa (Eastern Cape Province, Western Cape Province)
Smoothback Angel SharkEurope, Africa, and the Middle East
Smoothnose WedgefishAustralia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
Somalian Blind BarbSomalia
Somalian CavefishSomalia
SongatanaMadagascar
Southern Bluefin TunaAfrica, Asia, Australia, Canada, Oceans, South America
Spinycheek GrouperDjibouti, India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Spotted Eagle RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
Synodontis spp. (3)Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Taiwan Gulper SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
Tana LabeoMalawi
Tanganyika ClownBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Tanganyika LatesBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Tawny Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Teramulus waterlotiMadagascar
Three-banded ButterflyfishCape Verde
Tilapia spp. (15)Cameroon, Namibia
Tradou RedfinSouth Africa (Western Cape Province)
Tropheops spp. (3)Malawi
Tropheus spp. (2)Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Typhleotris spp. (2)Madagascar
Uegitglanis zammaranoiSomalia
UngaCameroon
Usangu LampeyeTanzania
Varicorhinus spp. (5)Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda
Victoria RobberBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Uganda
Whale SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
White GrouperAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
White-spotted DogfishNamibia, South Africa
Xenotilapia burtoniBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Xystichromis sp. nov. 'Kyoga flameback'Uganda
Yellowfin HindAsia, Africa, and the Middle East
Yssichromis sp. nov. 'argens'Tanzania
Zanzibar GuitarfishTanzania
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***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.
 In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

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 Us page.



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