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This checklist attempts to include all freshwater fishes occurring in the entire African continent, from the Mediterranean fauna of the Maghreb to those species of southern or even Antarctice affinities. The domain covered is immense, with 74 families and some two thousand species represented. Volume 1 includes 30 families, 129 genera, and 993 species excluding subspecies. It covers the sharks and the bony fish orders Lepidosireniformes, Polypteriformes, Elopiformes, Anguilliformes, Clupeiformes, Osteoglossiformes, Mormyriformes, Salmoniformes, Gonorhynchiformes and Cypriniformes.