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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Schilbeidae Schilbid catfishes

Genus: Parailia

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Photo by RMCA

Max. Length 9 cm SL
Parailia congica Boulenger, 1899

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Parailia congica

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Parailia occidentalis (Pellegrin, 1901)

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Parailia occidentalis

Photo by JJPhoto

Max. Length 12 cm SL
Parailia pellucida (Boulenger, 1901)

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Parailia pellucida
[Glass schilbid]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Max. Length 6.9 cm TL
Parailia somalensis (Vinciguerra, 1897)

Photo by de Vos, L.
Parailia somalensis
[Somalia glass catfish]
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Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

Parailia spiniserrata

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parailia congica Africa 9 SL 1899
Parailia occidentalis Africa 7.5 SL 1901
Parailia pellucida Glass schilbid Africa 12 SL 1901
Parailia somalensis Somalia glass catfish Africa 6.9 TL 1897
Parailia spiniserrata Africa 5.4 SL 1933

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