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Misc. Families of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes

Ambassidae
Ambassis
Parambassis

Glassfish


Amiidae
Amia

Bowfins


Arapaimidae
Arapaima

Arapaima


Archiridae
Hypoclinemus
Trinectes

Flatfishes


Badidae
Badis
Dario

Badis


Batrachoidinae
Batrachus

Toadfish


Beloniformes
Belonoidei
Adrianichthyidae

Needlefish


Blenniidae
Blenniinae
Salariinae

Blennies

Usually marine fish there is at least one Freshwater species.


Centrarchiformes
Elassomatidae
Centrarchidae

Sunfish


Channidae

Snakeheads


Dipnoi
Neoceratodontidae
Protopteridae

Lungfish

These primitive dinosaur era fishes are in an order by themselves and are very unlike modern fish; humans share a common ancestor with them.


Datnioidae

Tigerfish


Engraulidae
Amazonsprattus

Anchovies

Mostly marine, there are some freshwater anchovies.


Esociformes
Umbridae

Mud Minnows


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Amblyopsis Astynax Barbatula
Iranocypris Milyeringa Nemacheilus Oreonectes Phreatichthys Prietella Typhlichthys

Blind fish

In several places around the world fish have evolved cit off from all light for a very long time. Although not necessarily related to each other there are grouped here instead out of ichthyological curiosity.

Oliver Lucanus wrote a good article about these fish here.


Galaxioidea
Galaxiidae
Retropinnidae

Galaxids

Superfamily : Galaxioidea


Gasterosteidae
Culaea
Gasterosteus Pungitius

Sticklebacks



Indostomas

Paradox fish

This species is in it's own family as it's not realted to any living fish on earth, hence the paradoxical name.


Monodactylidae
Monodactylus

Monos


Mormyridae
Campylomormyrus
Marcusenius Pollimyrus

Whales and Elephants


One of the most evolved and intelligent of fishes, all possess an electrical system used to at the very least serve as an addition sense. All are on different frequencies so the possibility exists they communication with some sort of fish wifi.

If you were intelligent and had something like this how cold you not use it for at least some soft of communication? This might explain the different frequencies?


Mugilidae
Dajaus

Mullet



Polypterus
bichir delhezi endlicherii
ornatipinnis palmas weeksii

Bichir


Osteoglossidae
Scleropages
Osteoglossum

Arrowana


Pantodontidae
Pantodon

Butterfly fish


Phractolaemidae
Phractolaemus

Proto tetra


Polycentridae
Afronandus
Polycentrus

Leaf fish


Potamotrygonidae
Paratrygon
Potamotrygon

Rays


Toxotidae
Toxotes

Archer Fish


Scatophagidae
Scatophagus

Scats


Scorpaeniformes
Cottidae
Tetrarogidae

Scorpion fish


Syngnathidae
Nerophinae
Syngnathinae

Pipefish


Tarumaniidae

Dinofish

A family erected for a single primative species of fish nearly halfway between an eel and wolf fish (Holpias) that has an inflatable adipose fin.


Terapontidae
Hephaestus

Target fish









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