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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Fauna - Fishes Checklist

Information from "An Annotated Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Swaziland", E.J. Hyslop, 1994, updated with information from Richard Boycott, 2006, incorporating information from the 2002-2003 fishes survey.


Anguillidae (Freshwater eels)

   Anguilla bengalensis labiata Peters, 1852
   (African mottled eel)

   Anguilla marmorata  Quoy & Gaimard, 1842
   (Giant mottled eel)

   Anguilla mossambica  Peters, 1852
   (African longfin eel)

Cyprinidae (Barbs, yellowfish, labeos)

   Barbus anoplus  Weber, 1897
   (Chubbyhead barb)

   Barbus argenteus  GŁnther, 1868
   (Rosefin barb)

   Barbus bifrenatus  Fowler, 1935
   (Hyphen barb)

   Barbus brevipinnis  Jubb, 1966
   (Shortfin barb)

   Barbus eutaenia  Boulenger, 1904
   (Orangefin barb)

   Barbus trimaculatus  Peters, 1852
   (Threespot barb)

   Labeo congoro  Peters, 1852
   (Purple Labeo)

   Labeo cylindricus  Peters, 1852
   (Redeye labeo)

   Labeo molybdinus  du Plessis, 1963
   (Leaden labeo)

   Labeobarbus maraquensis  (Smith, 1841)
   (Largescale yellowfish)

   Labeobarbus natalensis  (Castelnau, 1861)
   (Scaly)

   Labeobarbus polylepis  (Boulenger, 1907)
   (Smallscale yellowfish)

   Varicorhinus nelspruitensis  Gilchrist and Thompson, 1911
   (Incomati chiselmouth)

Alestidae (Characins)

   Microalestes acudiens  (Peters, 1852)
   (Sharptooth tetra)

   Brycinus imberi  (Peters, 1852)
   (Spot-tail )

Amphiliidae (Mountain catfishes)

   Amphilius uranoscopus  Pfeffer, 1889
   (Stargazer mountain catfish)

Clariidae (Air-breathing catfishes)

   Clarias gariepinus  (Burchell, 1822)
   (North African catfish)

Mochokidae (Squeakers, suckermouth catlets)

   Chiloglanis anoterus  Crass, 1960
   (Pennant-tailed suckermouth/rock catlet)

   Chiloglanis bifurcus  Jubb and Le Roux, 1969
   (Incomati suckermouth/rock catlet)

   Chiloglanis emarginatus  Jubb and Le Roux, 1969
   (Phongolo suckermouth)

   Chiloglanis paratus  Crass, 1960
   (Sawfin suckermouth/rock catlet)

   Chiloglanis pretoriae  Van der Horst, 1931
   (Shortspine suckermouth)

Salmonidae (Trouts)

   Oncorhynchus mykiss  (Walbaum, 1792)
   (Rainbow trout)
   Exotic

Cichlidae (Cichlids)

   Chetia brevis  Jubb, 1968
   (Orange-fringed largemouth)




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