Commercially Important Catfish Species in Africa

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COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT FISH SPECIES IN AFRICA

 

Country English name Scientific name
Algeria Common carp

 

Chinese carp

Cyprinus carpio

 

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

Angola Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus
Benin Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus
Cameroon Nile tilapia

 

African catfish

 

Common carp

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Clarias gariepinus

 

Cyprinus carpio

Cote d’Ivoire Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus
Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nile tilapia

 

Blue tilapia

 

African catfish

 

Common carp

 

Sliver carp

 

Black carp

 

Bighead carp

 

Flathead grey mullet

 

Thinlip mullet

 

Bluespot mullet

 

Giant prawn

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Oreochromis aureus

 

Clarias gariepinus

 

Cyprinus carpio

 

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

 

Mylopharyngodon piceus

 

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

 

Mugil cephalus

 

 

Liza ramada

 

Valamugil seheli

 

Macrobrachium rosenbergii

Equatorial Guinea Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus
Ethiopia Nile tilapia

 

African catfish

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Clarias gariepinus

Gambia Nile tilapia

 

African catfish

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Clarias gariepinus

Ghana Nile tilapia

 

Red belly tilapaia

 

Mango tilapia

 

Banded jewel fish

 

African bony tongue

 

African catfishes

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Tilapia zilli

 

Sarotherodon galilaeus

 

Hemichromis fasciatus

 

Heterotis niloticus

 

 

Clarias gariepinus

 

Heterobranchus bidorsalis

Kenya Rainbow trout

 

Common carp

 

Largemouth bass

 

African catfish

 

Nile tilapia

Oncorhynchus mykiss

 

Cyprinus carpio

 

Micropterus salmoides

 

Clarias gariepinus

 

Orechromis niloticus

Lesotho Rainbow trout

 

Common carp

Oncorhynchus mykiss

 

Cyprinus carpio

Liberia Sampa

 

Nile tilapia

 

African catfish

 

Mango tilapia

Red belly tilapia

Heterobranchus longifilis

 

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Clarias gariepinus

 

Sarotherodon galilaeus

Tilapia zilli

Libya Common carp

 

Bighead carp

 

Grass carp

 

Silver carp

 

European seabass

 

Atlantic bluefin tuna

 

Gilthead seabream

 

Nile tilapia

 

Red tilapia

Cyprinus carpio

 

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis

 

Ctenopharyngodon idellus

 

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

 

Dicentrarchus labrax

 

Thunnus thynnus thynnus

 

 

Sparus aurata

 

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Oreochromis mossambicus

Madagascar Nile tilapia

 

Commom carp

 

Goldfish

 

Giant tiger prawn

 

Topical marine seaweed

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Cyprinus carpio

 

Carassius auratus

 

Penaeus monodon

 

Eucheuma striatum

Malawi African catfish

 

Tilapia karongae

 

Tilapia shiranus

 

Redbreast tilapia

 

Rainbow trout

Clarias gariepinus

 

Orechromis karongae

 

Oreochromis shiranus

 

Tilapia rendalli

 

Oncorhynchus mykiss

Mali Nile perch

 

African bonytongue

Lates niloticus

 

Heterotis niloticus

Mauritius Red drum

 

Sea bream

 

Rabbit fish

 

Cordonnier

 

Cobia

Sciaenops ocellata

 

Pagrus major

 

Siganus canaliculatus

 

Singanus sutor

 

Rachycentron canadum

Morocco Meagre

 

Gilthead seabream

 

European seabass

 

Flat European oyster

 

Kuruma prawn

 

Gasar cupped oyster

Argyrosomus regius

 

Sparus aurata

 

Dicentrarchus labrax

 

Ostrea edulis

 

 

Penaeus japonicas

 

Crassostrea angulata

Mozambique Mozambique tilapia

 

Indian white prawn

 

Giant tiger prawn

Oreochromis mossambicus

 

 

Penaeus indicus

 

 

Penaeus monodon

Nigeria African catfishes

 

 

 

Hybrid catfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nile tilapia

 

Redbelly tilapia

 

Red tilapia

Clarias gariepinus

 

Heterobranchus longifilis

 

Clarias gariepinus(male)+Heterobranchus longifilis(female)=Heteroclarias

 

 

Clarias gariepinus(female)+Heterobranchus longifilis(male)=Clariabranchus

 

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Tilapia zilli

 

Oreochromis mossambicus

 

Rwanda Nile tilapia

 

Redbreast tilapia

 

Greenhead tilapia

 

Common carp

 

African catfish

 

Sliver carp

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Tilapia rendalli

 

Tilapia macrochir

 

Cyprinus carpio

 

Clarias lazera

 

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

Senegal Nile tilapia

 

Blackchin tilapia

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Sarotherodon melanotheron

Seychelles Black pearl oyster

 

Winged oyster

 

Brown marbled grouper

 

Red emperor snapper

 

Mangrove snapper

 

Snub-nosed pompano

Pinctada margaritifera

 

Pteria colymbus

 

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus

 

 

Lutjanus Sebae

 

 

Lutjanus griseus

 

Trachinotus blochii

Sierra Leone Nile tilapia

 

African catfishes

 

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Clarias gariepinus

 

Heterobranchus longifilis

South Africa African catfish

 

Rainbow trout

 

Brown trout

 

Mozambique tilapia

 

Common carp

 

Marron crayfish

 

Parlemoen abalone

 

Mussels

Brown mussel

 

Black mussel

 

Oysters

Cape rock oyster

 

Pacific oyster

 

Yellow-tailed kingfish

 

Cape salmon/African weakfish

 

Seaweed

Hudson

 

 

 

Ornamental fishes

Saddleback clownfish

 

Maroon clownfish

Clarias gariepinus

 

Oncorhynchus mykiss

 

Salmo trutta

 

Oreochromis mossambicus

 

 

Cyprinus carpio

 

Cherax tenuimanus

 

Haliotis midae

 

 

 

Perna perna

 

Choromytilus meridionalis

 

 

Striostrea margaritacea

 

Crassostrea gigas

 

Seriola lalandii

 

 

Atractoscion aequidens

 

 

 

 

Gracilaria verrucosa

 

 

 

Amphiprion polymnus

 

 

Premnas biaculeatus

South Sudan Nile perch

 

Nile tilapia

 

Binny carp

 

Elephant-snout fish

 

Bagrid catfish

 

Tigerfish

Lates niloticus

 

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Barbus binny

 

Mormyrus kanumme

 

Bagrid bayad

 

Panthera tigris

Sudan Nile tilapia

 

Common carp

 

Grass carp

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Cyprinus carpio

 

Ctenopharyngodon idella

Tanzania Nile tilapia

 

African catfish

 

Mullet

 

Milkfish

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Clarias gariepinus

 

Mugil cephalus

 

Chanos chanos

Togo Nile tilapia

 

African catfish

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Clarias gariepinus

Tunisia European seabass

 

Northern bluefin tuna

 

Gilthead seabream

 

Chinese/ common carp

Nile tilapia

 

Zender

 

Silver carp

 

Largemouth black-bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

 

Thynnus thynnus

 

 

Sparus aurata

 

Cyprinus carpio

 

Oreocheromis niloticus

 

Stizostedin lucioperca

 

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

 

Micropterus salmoides

Uganda Nile tilapia

 

African catfish

 

Common carp

 

Red belly tilapia

 

Blue spotted tilapia

 

Red swamp crawfish

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Clarias gariepinus

 

Cyprinus carpio

 

Tilapia zilli

 

Oreochromis leucostictus

 

Procambarus clarkii

Zambia Redbreast tilapia

 

Three spotted tilapia

 

Longfin tilapia

 

Nile tilapia

 

Common carp

Tilapia rendalli

 

Oreochromis andersonii

 

 

Oreochromis macrochi

 

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Cyprinus carpio

Zimbabwe Nile tilapia

 

Rainbow trout

Oreochromis niloticus

 

Oncorhynchus mykiss