List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Israel
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Table 1: 53 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 0 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 11 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 64 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 53 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name in Country
Cypriniformes Leuciscidae Acanthobrama lissnerinative  Lavnun lissner 
Cypriniformes Leuciscidae Acanthobrama telavivensisnative  Lavnun ha'yarqon 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturionative Sturgeon  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguillaintroduced European eel Tzlofach 
Cyprinodontiformes Aphaniidae Aphaniops richardsoninative   
Cyprinodontiformes Aphaniidae Aphanius fasciatusnative Mediterranean banded killifish Naavit hapasim 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Astatotilapia flaviijosephinative  Amnunit joseph 
Atheriniformes Atherinidae Atherina boyerinative Big-scale sand smelt Idron 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Capoeta damascinanative Mesopotamian barb Hafaf 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carasobarbus canisnative  Binit gdolat kaskas 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassiusintroduced Crucian carp קרס זהוב 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon auratusnative Golden grey mullet Kifon happaz 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosusnative Thicklip grey mullet Kifon belut hassafa 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon ramadanative Thinlip grey mullet Kifon matzui 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon saliensnative Leaping mullet Kifon haruz 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusnative North African catfish Sfamnun matzui 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Coptodon zilliinative Redbelly tilapia Amnun matzui 
Cypriniformes Xenocyprididae Ctenopharyngodon idellaintroduced Grass carp אמור 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp Karpion 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra ghorensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra nananative  Yablest 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra rufanative Red garra Agleset metzuia 
Cypriniformes Xenocyprididae Hypophthalmichthys nobilisintroduced Bighead carp כסיף -נמרון 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Labeotropheus fuelleborniintroduced Blue mbuna  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Luciobarbus longicepsnative  Binit arukat rosh 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Maylandia lombardoiintroduced   
Cichliformes Cichlidae Melanochromis auratusintroduced Golden mbuna  
Cypriniformes Leuciscidae Mirogrex hulensisnative  Lavnun Ha'Hula 
Cypriniformes Leuciscidae Mirogrex terraesanctaeendemic Kinneret bleak Lavnun Ha'Kinneret 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet Kifol gedol harosh 
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Odontesthes bonariensisintroduced Argentinian silverside  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus kisutchintroduced Coho salmon אילתית כסופה 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykissintroduced Rainbow trout פורל (במים מתוקים). פורל ים (שלב הטלת הביצים, במים מלוחים). 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureusnative Blue tilapia Amnun yarden 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochirintroduced Longfin tilapia  
Cichliformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusnative Nile tilapia Amnun yeor 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus angoraenative Angora loach  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus galilaeusnative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus leontinaenative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus pantheranative  Binun nemeri 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus tigrisnative Tigris loach  
Cyprinodontiformes Aphaniidae Paraphanius mentonative Pearl-spotted killifish Navit metzuia 
Cyprinodontiformes Aphaniidae Paraphanius striptusnative   
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia veliferaintroduced Sail-fin molly  
Cypriniformes Leuciscidae Pseudophoxinus drusensisnative  Lavnunit ha'golan 
Cypriniformes Leuciscidae Pseudophoxinus kervilleinative Orontes minnow Lavnunuit ha'galil 
Blenniiformes Blenniidae Salariopsis fluviatilisnative Freshwater blenny Karnun ha'nehalim 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeusnative Mango tilapia Amnun galil 
Cichliformes Cichlidae Tristramella sacranative  Tvarnun kadosh 
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