List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Guatemala
n = 171
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Table 1: 168 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 1 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 2 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 171 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 168 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name in Country
Pleuronectiformes Achiridae Achirus mazatlanusnative Mazatlan sole  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Alfaro huberinative Hubers knife livebearer  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciatanative Convict cichlid Serica 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Amphilophus trimaculatusnative Three spot cichlid  
Cyprinodontiformes Anablepidae Anableps dowiinative Pacific foureyed fish  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa belizensisnative Belize anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa curtanative Short anchovy  
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Anchoa parvanative Little anchovy  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostratanative American eel  
Eupercaria/misc Sciaenidae Aplodinotus grunniensnative Freshwater drum  
Siluriformes Ariidae Ariopsis assimilisnative Mayan sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Ariopsis seemanninative Tete sea catfish  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Astatheros macracanthusnative Blackthroat cichlid  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax aeneusnative Banded tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax bacalarensisnative   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax baileyinative   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax belizianusnative Belizean tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax brevimanusnative Quiché tetra  
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax cubilhuitznative  Cubilhuitz tetra 
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax dorioninative   
Characiformes Characidae Astyanax petenensisnative Petén tetra Sardinita del Petén 
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella argenteanative Moon silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guatemalensisnative Guatemala silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella guijanative   
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Atherinella meekinative   
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Atractosteus tropicusnative Tropical gar  
Gobiiformes Gobiidae Awaous banananative River goby  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides goldmaninative Mexican freshwater toadfish  
Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae Batrachoides waltersinative Walter's toadfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Belonesox belizanusnative Top minnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Brachyrhaphis hartweginative Soconusco gambusia  
Characiformes Bryconidae Brycon guatemalensisnative Machaca  
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucasnative Bull shark  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Carlhubbsia kidderinative Champoton gambusia  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Carlhubbsia stuartinative Barred livebearer  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops aguadulcenative Estuarine sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops fuerthiinative Congo sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops kailolaenative Papillate sea catfish Bagre de Kailola 
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops melanopusnative Dark sea catfish  
Siluriformes Ariidae Cathorops steindachnerinative Steindachner's sea catfish  
Carangaria/misc Centropomidae Centropomus ensiferusnative Swordspine snook  
Carangaria/misc Centropomidae Centropomus nigrescensnative Black snook  
Carangaria/misc Centropomidae Centropomus parallelusnative Fat snook  
Carangaria/misc Centropomidae Centropomus pectinatusnative Tarpon snook  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Chiapaheros grammodesnative   
Cichliformes Cichlidae Chuco godmanninative Southern checkmark cichlid  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Chuco intermediumnative Northern checkmark cichlid  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Chuco microphthalmusnative   
Cichliformes Cichlidae Cincelichthys bocourtinative Chisel-tooth cichlid  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Cincelichthys pearseinative Pantano cichlid  
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