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12 February 2017

List of Introduced Fish in the Philippines

The table below contains the list of all the introduced fishes that you can find in the Philippines according to the data gathered by the Also included on the table below is the family name, species, occurrence, and the english & tagalog (other local) names of the said freshwater fish. Please refer to the list below for more details.

List of Introduced Fish in the Philippines

List of Introduced Fish in the Philippines

Tagalog/English (other local) names
Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata Convict (English) 
Anabantidae Anabas testudineus Liwalo (Tagalog), Atas (Bikol), Puyo (Bikol), Climbingperch (English), Gourami (English), Arraro (Ilokano), Liwalo (Kapampangan), Alito (Kuyunon), Piit (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Puyo (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Puyo-puyo (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Alalo (Pangasinan), Martiniko (Tagalog), Puyo (Tagalog), Tinikan (Tagalog), Gutan (Visayan), Puyo (Visayan) 
Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus panchax Killie (English) 
Rivulidae Austrolebias nigripinnis
Cyprinidae Barbonymus gonionotus Silver barb (English), Tawes (Tagalog) 
Cyprinidae Carassius auratus Goldfish (English), karpita (Tagalog), Tawes (Tagalog) 
Cyprinidae Carassius carassius Wild goldfish (English) 
Cyprinidae Catla catla
Channidae Channa striata Anak dalag (Tagalog), Obog (Banton), Bulig (Bikol), Haroan (Bikol), Sulbud (Bikol), Talosog (Bikol), Terebog (Bikol), Torab√≥ (Bikol), Utan (Bikol), Mudfish (English), Murrel (English), Snakehead mudfish (English), Dalag (Ilokano), Bundaki (Kapampangan), Lawag (Kuyunon), Aluan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Amanu (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Dalag (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Dalak (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Guelue-guelue (Pangasinan), Bakuli (Tagalog), Bulig (Tagalog), Bundaki (Tagalog), Bundalag (Tagalog), Dalag (Tagalog), Aluan (Visayan), Haluan (Visayan), Haruan (Visayan) 
Notopteridae Chitala chitala
Notopteridae Chitala ornata
Cichlidae Cichlasoma urophthalmum
Cyprinidae Cirrhinus cirrhosus
Clariidae Clarias batrachus Thai hito (English), Hitong batukan (Tagalog), Pantat (Banton), Hito (Bikol), Paltat (Ilokano), Ito (Kapampangan), Kawatsi (Kuyunon), Pantat (Pangasinan), Hito (Tagalog), Pantat (Tagalog), Alimudan (Visayan) 
Clariidae Clarias gariepinus
Serrasalmidae Colossoma macropomum
Cichlidae Coptodon zillii Zill's tilapia (English) 
Callichthyidae Corydoras aeneus Bronze catfish (English), Corydoras albino (English) 
Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio Karpa (Tagalog), Common carp (English), Bongka'ong (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Danio rerio Zebra danio (English), Zebra fish (English) 
Fundulidae Fundulus heteroclitus
Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Isdang canal (Tagalog) 
Helostomatidae Helostoma temminkii Kissing gourami (English) 
Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Babangan (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug) 
Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
Loricariidae Hypostomus plecostomus Plecostomus (English), Janitor fish (English), Sucking catfish (English) 
Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish (English) 
Cyprinidae Labeo rohita Rohu (Tagalog) 
Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus
Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus Sunfish (English) 
Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides
Cobitidae Misgurnus anguillicaudatus Weather loach (English), Yuyu (Ifugao), U-u (Ivatan), Dojo (Tagalog), Japanese loach (English) 
Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus Tilapia (English) 
Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus Tilapia (Tagalog), Mossambique tilapia (English), Mozambique tilapia (English) 
Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus Nile tilapia (English), Pla pla (Tagalog), Tilapiya (Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug), Tilapia (Tagalog) 
Cichlidae Oreochromis spilurus
Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy Goramy (English) 
Pangasiidae Pangasianodon hypophthalmus
Cichlidae Parachromis managuensis Managuense (English) 
Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna Bubuntis (Tagalog) 
Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata Guppy (English) 
Poeciliidae Poecilia sphenops Molly (English) 
Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus
Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Cyprinidae Puntigrus tetrazona Tiger barb (English) 
Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron
Osteoglossidae Scleropages formosus Golden arowana (English) 
Osphronemidae Trichopodus leerii Pearl gourami (English) 
Osphronemidae Trichopodus pectoralis Snakeskin gourami (English), Pla-salit (Tagalog), Gourami (English), Three-spot gurammy (English) 
Osphronemidae Trichopodus trichopterus Blue gourami (English), Pla-salit (Tagalog), Siamese gurammy (English) 

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