List of Freshwater Fishes for Ireland

Number of freshwater fish species: 45

The tables below were generated from - A project to provide indexing and links for all known species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. All links below take you to pages on the site.
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Family Scientific Name FB Name Name Status
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Abramis brama native Freshwater bream Bran 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sturio native Sturgeon Bradan Fearna 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa agone native Agone  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa alosa native Allis shad Allis shad 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa fallax native Twaite shad An tsead fhallasach 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa killarnensis native Killarney shad Killarney shad 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus melas introduced Black bullhead  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus introduced Brown bullhead  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla native European eel Eascann 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula barbatula introduced Stone loach Cailleach Rua 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbus barbus native Barbel  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Blicca bjoerkna questionable White bream  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Chelon labrosus native Thicklip grey mullet An lannach glas 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus autumnalis native Arctic cisco  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus lavaretus questionable European whitefish Pollan 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus oxyrinchus native Houting Pollán 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus pollan native Irish pollan Pollan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Carban 
Perciformes Moronidae Dicentrarchus labrax native European seabass Doingean 
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius introduced Northern pike Lius 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus native Three-spined stickleback Agathero 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gobio gobio introduced Gudgeon Bronnòg 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobius paganellus native Rock goby Mac siobháin carraige 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra fluviatilis native River lamprey Peist da shuil deag 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra planeri native European brook lamprey Brook lamprey 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Leuciscus leuciscus introduced Common dace Deas 
Scorpaeniformes Liparidae Liparis montagui native Montagus seasnail  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza aurata native Golden grey mullet Golden grey mullet 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza ramada native Thinlip grey mullet Thin-lipped grey mullet 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus gorbuscha introduced Pink salmon  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha not established Chinook salmon  
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Osmerus eperlanus native European smelt Cualarach 
Perciformes Percidae Perca fluviatilis native European perch Peirse 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Petromyzon marinus native Sea lamprey Lamproie 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phoxinus phoxinus native Eurasian minnow Libin 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Platichthys flesus native European flounder Leadhbhóg 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius laevis native Smoothtail ninespine stickleback  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius pungitius native Ninespine stickleback Snathaid mhara 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rutilus rutilus introduced Roach Roiste 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salar native Atlantic salmon Bradan 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta native Sea trout Breac geal 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus alpinus alpinus native Arctic char Ruabhreac 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmus native Rudd Deargan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca introduced Tench Curaman 
Page created by Jen, 21.10.03 last modified by Eli, 17.11.04

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The copy for was written in 1994-1995. Therefore some information such as scientific names may be out of date. For this, I apologize. Feel free to send corrections to me.