Endangered Fish of Africa
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Common Name Range ***
African Blind Barb Fish Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Republic of Congo
African Butter Catfish Uganda
African Wedgefish Africa
Angel Shark Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Angular Rough Shark Africa
Arius spp. (2) Colombia, Madagascar
Atlantic Sawtail Catshark Mauritania, Morocco
Aulonocara spp. (10) Malawi, Mozambique
Barbel spp. (32) Albania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Republic of Macedonia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine
Barnard's Rock-catfish South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Basking Shark Africa
Bedotia spp. (15) Madagascar
Bentfin Devil Ray Africa
Bigeye Tuna Africa
Black-blotched Stingray Africa
Blackchin Guitarfish Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Blacksaddled Coral Grouper Africa
Blackspot Shark Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa
Blue Skate Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Bottlenose Skate Africa
Bowmouth Guitarfish Africa
Brindle Bass Africa
Bronze Whaler Africa
Brown-marbled Grouper Africa
Bumphead Parrotfish Africa
Camouflage Grouper Africa
Cape Seahorse South Africa
Cape Shark Africa
Captain Fine Mozambique, South Africa
Chiloglanis lufirae Burundi
Clanwilliam Sandfish South Africa (Northern Cape Province, Western Cape Province)
Cobitis spp. (2) Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine
Coelacanth Indian Ocean (Comoros)
Common Guitarfish Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Common Sawfish Africa
Copadichromis spp. (10) Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Deepwater Spiny Dogfish Africa
Devil Fish Africa
Dusky Grouper Africa
Estuary Cod Africa
Fossil Shark Africa
Frilled Shark Angola, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa
Galapagos Shark Africa
Giant Butterfly Ray Africa
Giant Devilray Egypt
Giant Guitarfish Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania
Giant Wrasse Africa
Golden Cave Catfish Namibia
Goliath Grouper Africa
Gray Nurse Shark Africa
Great White Shark Africa
Gulper Shark Africa
Hammerhead Shark Africa
Haplochromis spp. (59) Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Israel, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda
Hardnose Shark Kenya, Tanzania
Japanese Devilray Africa
Knifetooth Sawfish Somalia
Lake Victoria Deepwater Catfish Kenya
Large-eyed Rabbitfish Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Senegal, Western Sahara
Largetooth Sawfish Africa
Largetooth Sawfish Africa
Lethrinops spp. (6) Malawi
Liver-oil Shark Africa
Longfin Mako Africa
Lowfin Gulper Shark Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal
Lowveld Largemouth Mozambique, South Africa
Malabar Grouper Africa
Maltese Ray Algeria, Tunisia
Marcusenius spp. (3) Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Maylandia spp. (19) Malawi, Mozambique
Melanochromis spp. (14) Malawi
Mongo Cameroon
Niger Stingray Cameroon, Nigeria
Night Shark Africa
Nothobranchius spp. (18) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Oceanic Whitetip Shark Africa
One-finned Shark Africa
Oreochromis spp. (19) Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Ornate Eagle Ray Mozambique
Orthochromis spp. (8) Burundi, Tanzania
Pachypanchax spp. (5) Madagascar
Pale Dottyback Egypt
Plain terapon Madagascar
Porcupine Ray Africa
Portuguese Dogfish Africa
Pygmy Devilray Africa
Queen Triggerfish Africa
Rabbitfish Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Red Porgy Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Roving Coralgrouper Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Mauritius, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania
Russian Sturgeon Mediterranean Sea
Sawback Angelshark Africa
Sharpsnout Stingray Senegal
Sharptooth Lemon Shark, Sicklefin Lemon Shark Madagascar, South Africa
Smoothnose Wedgefish Tanzania
Somalian Cavefish Somalia
Southern Bluefin Tuna Africa
Spotted Eagle Ray Africa
Synodontis spp. (3) Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Tawny Nurse Shark Africa
Teramulus waterloti Madagascar
Varicorhinus spp. (5) Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda
Whale Shark Africa
White Grouper Africa
Zebra Shark Africa

**What fishes are listed here?:

The Africa section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the African continent.
  • Fishes dwelling in or that travel to the Mediterranean Sea and any islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Fishes dwelling in or that migrate to Madagascar and nearby islands (to the southwest of India or east of Madagascar).
  • Fishes dwelling in or that migrate to North Atlantic islands off the western coast of Africa.

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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