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Family: Claroteidae Claroteid catfishes



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Africa
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Amarginops platus
[]

Photo by Hanssens, M.

Africa
Max. Length 54 cm SL
Auchenoglanis biscutatus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)

Photo by Hanssens, M.
 
Auchenoglanis biscutatus
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Africa
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Auchenoglanis occidentalis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Auchenoglanis occidentalis
[Bubu]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Bathybagrus grandis (Boulenger, 1917)

Photo by FAO
 
Bathybagrus grandis
[Kukumai]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Bathybagrus graueri (Steindachner, 1911)

Photo by FAO
 
Bathybagrus graueri
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Bathybagrus platycephalus
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Africa
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Bathybagrus sianenna (Boulenger, 1906)

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Bathybagrus sianenna
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Africa
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Bathybagrus stappersii (Boulenger, 1917)

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Bathybagrus stappersii
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Bathybagrus tetranema Bailey & Stewart, 1984

Photo by FAO
 
Bathybagrus tetranema
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 24.3 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys acsiorum
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Chrysichthys aluuensis Risch, 1985

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys aluuensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Chrysichthys ansorgii
[]

Photo by KMFRI

Africa
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Chrysichthys auratus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)

Photo by KMFRI
 
Chrysichthys auratus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 21.9 cm TL

 
Chrysichthys bocagii
[]

Photo by Lindersson, A.

Africa
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Chrysichthys brachynema Boulenger, 1900

Photo by Lindersson, A.
 
Chrysichthys brachynema
[Kibonde]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Chrysichthys brevibarbis (Boulenger, 1899)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Chrysichthys brevibarbis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Chrysichthys cranchii (Leach, 1818)

 
Chrysichthys cranchii
[Kokuni]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 30.4 cm SL
Chrysichthys dageti Risch, 1992

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys dageti
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 23.2 cm SL
Chrysichthys delhezi Boulenger, 1899

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys delhezi
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Chrysichthys dendrophorus (Poll, 1966)

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys dendrophorus
[]

Photo by Micha, J.-C.

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Chrysichthys depressus (Nichols & Griscom, 1917)

Photo by Micha, J.-C.
 
Chrysichthys depressus
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 27.3 cm TL
Chrysichthys duttoni Boulenger, 1905

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys duttoni
[]

Photo by Risch, L.

Africa
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Chrysichthys habereri Steindachner, 1912

Photo by Risch, L.
 
Chrysichthys habereri
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys helicophagus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys hildae
[Hilda's grunter]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Chrysichthys johnelsi Daget, 1959

Photo by RMCA
 
Chrysichthys johnelsi
[]

Photo by Risch, L.

Africa
Max. Length 126 cm TL
Chrysichthys laticeps Pellegrin, 1932

Photo by Risch, L.
 
Chrysichthys laticeps
[]

Photo by MNHN

Africa
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Chrysichthys levequei Risch, 1988

Photo by MNHN
 
Chrysichthys levequei
[]

Photo by Risch, L.

Africa
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Chrysichthys longibarbis (Boulenger, 1899)

Photo by Risch, L.
 
Chrysichthys longibarbis
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 31.2 cm SL
Chrysichthys longidorsalis Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1981

Photo by RMCA
 
Chrysichthys longidorsalis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Chrysichthys longipinnis (Boulenger, 1899)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Chrysichthys longipinnis
[Aluminum catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 41 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys mabusi
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 28.4 cm SL
Chrysichthys macropterus Boulenger, 1920

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Chrysichthys macropterus
[]

Photo by Diallo, A.

Africa
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Chrysichthys maurus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Diallo, A.
 
Chrysichthys maurus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 65 cm SL
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus
[Bagrid catfish]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 23.1 cm SL
Chrysichthys nyongensis Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1985

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys nyongensis
[]

Photo by MNHN

Africa
Max. Length 24.2 cm SL
Chrysichthys ogooensis (Pellegrin, 1900)

Photo by MNHN
 
Chrysichthys ogooensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys okae
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 25.2 cm SL
Chrysichthys ornatus Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Chrysichthys ornatus
[Ornate bagrid]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Chrysichthys polli Risch, 1987

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys polli
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys praecox
[]

Photo by Risch, L.

Africa
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Chrysichthys punctatus Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Risch, L.
 
Chrysichthys punctatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys rueppelli
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 37 cm TL

 
Chrysichthys sharpii
[Shovelnose catfish]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Chrysichthys teugelsi Risch, 1987

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys teugelsi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys thonneri
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Chrysichthys thysi Risch, 1985

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Chrysichthys thysi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys turkana
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 33 cm TL

 
Chrysichthys uniformis
[]

Photo by Risch, L.

Africa
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chrysichthys wagenaari Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Risch, L.
 
Chrysichthys wagenaari
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Chrysichthys walkeri
[]

Photo by MNHN

Africa
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Clarotes bidorsalis Pellegrin, 1938

Photo by MNHN
 
Clarotes bidorsalis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 80 cm SL
Clarotes laticeps (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Clarotes laticeps
[Widehead catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 43 cm SL

 
Gephyroglanis congicus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Gephyroglanis gymnorhynchus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20.2 cm SL

 
Gephyroglanis habereri
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Lophiobagrus aquilus Bailey & Stewart, 1984

Photo by FAO
 
Lophiobagrus aquilus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 3.4 cm TL
Lophiobagrus asperispinis Bailey & Stewart, 1984

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Lophiobagrus asperispinis
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 5.1 cm TL
Lophiobagrus brevispinis Bailey & Stewart, 1984

Photo by FAO
 
Lophiobagrus brevispinis
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Lophiobagrus cyclurus (Worthington & Ricardo, 1937)

Photo by FAO
 
Lophiobagrus cyclurus
[African bullhead]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Notoglanidium akiri (Risch, 1987)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Notoglanidium akiri
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL
Notoglanidium boutchangai (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965)

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Notoglanidium boutchangai
[]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL
Notoglanidium depierrei (Daget, 1979)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Notoglanidium depierrei
[]

Photo by RMCA/Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 28.1 cm SL
Notoglanidium macrostoma (Pellegrin, 1909)

Photo by RMCA/Musschoot, T.
 
Notoglanidium macrostoma
[Flatnose catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Notoglanidium maculatum
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Notoglanidium pallidum Roberts & Stewart, 1976

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Notoglanidium pallidum
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 17.9 cm SL

 
Notoglanidium pembetadi
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Notoglanidium thomasi Boulenger, 1916

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Notoglanidium thomasi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Notoglanidium walkeri
[]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Parauchenoglanis ahli (Holly, 1930)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis ahli
[]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Parauchenoglanis altipinnis (Boulenger, 1911)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis altipinnis
[]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 31.7 cm SL
Parauchenoglanis balayi (Sauvage, 1879)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis balayi
[]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi (Popta, 1913)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi
[]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 41.1 cm SL
Parauchenoglanis longiceps (Boulenger, 1913)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis longiceps
[]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL
Parauchenoglanis monkei (Keilhack, 1910)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis monkei
[Dotted catfish]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Parauchenoglanis ngamensis (Boulenger, 1911)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis ngamensis
[Zambezi grunter]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 29.2 cm SL
Parauchenoglanis pantherinus (Pellegrin, 1929)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis pantherinus
[]

Photo by Geerinckx, T.

Africa
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Parauchenoglanis punctatus (Boulenger, 1902)

Photo by Geerinckx, T.
 
Parauchenoglanis punctatus
[]

Photo by NMK

Africa
Max. Length 75 cm SL
Pardiglanis tarabinii Poll, Lanza & Romoli Sassi, 1972

Photo by NMK
 
Pardiglanis tarabinii
[Somalian giant catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Phyllonemus brichardi
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 8.7 cm TL
Phyllonemus filinemus Worthington & Ricardo, 1937

Photo by FAO
 
Phyllonemus filinemus
[]

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

Africa
Max. Length 8.8 cm TL
Phyllonemus typus Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Phyllonemus typus
[Spatula-barbeled catfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amarginops platus Africa 17 SL 1917
Auchenoglanis biscutatus Africa 54 SL 1809
Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bubu Africa 70 SL 1840
Bathybagrus grandis Kukumai Africa 63 TL 1917
Bathybagrus graueri Africa 36 TL 1911
Bathybagrus platycephalus Africa 22 TL 1937
Bathybagrus sianenna Africa 23 SL 1906
Bathybagrus stappersii Africa 45 SL 1917
Bathybagrus tetranema Africa 17 SL 1984
Chrysichthys acsiorum Africa 24.3 SL 2008
Chrysichthys aluuensis Africa 9.1 SL 1985
Chrysichthys ansorgii Africa 30 TL 1910
Chrysichthys auratus Africa 57 TL 1809
Chrysichthys bocagii Africa 21.9 TL 1910
Chrysichthys brachynema Kibonde Africa 77 TL 1900
Chrysichthys brevibarbis Africa 40 SL 1899
Chrysichthys cranchii Kokuni Africa 150 TL 1818
Chrysichthys dageti Africa 30.4 SL 1992
Chrysichthys delhezi Africa 23.2 SL 1899
Chrysichthys dendrophorus Africa 60 TL 1966
Chrysichthys depressus Africa 19.5 SL 1917
Chrysichthys duttoni Africa 27.3 TL 1905
Chrysichthys habereri Africa 29 SL 1912
Chrysichthys helicophagus Africa 18 SL 1976
Chrysichthys hildae Hilda's grunter Africa 11.8 SL 1973
Chrysichthys johnelsi Africa 33 SL 1959
Chrysichthys laticeps Africa 126 TL 1932
Chrysichthys levequei Africa 16.2 SL 1988
Chrysichthys longibarbis Africa 25 SL 1899
Chrysichthys longidorsalis Africa 31.2 SL 1981
Chrysichthys longipinnis Aluminum catfish Africa 70 SL 1899
Chrysichthys mabusi Africa 41 SL 1905
Chrysichthys macropterus Africa 28.4 SL 1920
Chrysichthys maurus Africa 51 SL 1840
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagrid catfish Africa 65 SL 1803
Chrysichthys nyongensis Africa 23.1 SL 1985
Chrysichthys ogooensis Africa 24.2 SL 1900
Chrysichthys okae Africa 8 SL 1949
Chrysichthys ornatus Ornate bagrid Africa 25.2 SL 1902
Chrysichthys polli Africa 11.2 SL 1987
Chrysichthys praecox Africa 6.3 SL 2008
Chrysichthys punctatus Africa 15.5 SL 1899
Chrysichthys rueppelli Africa 20 SL 1907
Chrysichthys sharpii Shovelnose catfish Africa 37 TL 1901
Chrysichthys teugelsi Africa 15 SL 1987
Chrysichthys thonneri Africa 50 SL 1912
Chrysichthys thysi Africa 30 SL 1985
Chrysichthys turkana Africa 9.3 SL 2008
Chrysichthys uniformis Africa 33 TL 1922
Chrysichthys wagenaari Africa 70 TL 1899
Chrysichthys walkeri Africa 11.5 SL 1899
Clarotes bidorsalis Africa 22.5 TL 1938
Clarotes laticeps Widehead catfish Africa 80 SL 1829
Gephyroglanis congicus Africa 43 SL 1899
Gephyroglanis gymnorhynchus Africa 14.6 SL 1914
Gephyroglanis habereri Africa 20.2 SL 1912
Lophiobagrus aquilus Africa 8 TL 1984
Lophiobagrus asperispinis Africa 3.4 TL 1984
Lophiobagrus brevispinis Africa 5.1 TL 1984
Lophiobagrus cyclurus African bullhead Africa 8 SL 1937
Notoglanidium akiri Africa 10.7 SL 1987
Notoglanidium boutchangai Africa 19.8 SL 1965
Notoglanidium depierrei Africa 17.2 SL 1979
Notoglanidium macrostoma Flatnose catfish Africa 28.1 SL 1909
Notoglanidium maculatum Africa 5.4 SL 1916
Notoglanidium pallidum Africa 8 SL 1976
Notoglanidium pembetadi Africa 17.9 SL 2013
Notoglanidium thomasi Africa 4.4 SL 1916
Notoglanidium walkeri Africa 10 SL 1903
Parauchenoglanis ahli Africa 10.5 SL 1930
Parauchenoglanis altipinnis Africa 22.5 SL 1911
Parauchenoglanis balayi Africa 31.7 SL 1879
Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi Africa 10.5 TL 1913
Parauchenoglanis longiceps Africa 41.1 SL 1913
Parauchenoglanis monkei Dotted catfish Africa 15.1 SL 1910
Parauchenoglanis ngamensis Zambezi grunter Africa 38 SL 1911
Parauchenoglanis pantherinus Africa 29.2 SL 1929
Parauchenoglanis punctatus Africa 41 SL 1902
Pardiglanis tarabinii Somalian giant catfish Africa 75 SL 1972
Phyllonemus brichardi Africa 7.8 SL 1987
Phyllonemus filinemus Africa 8.7 TL 1937
Phyllonemus typus Spatula-barbeled catfish Africa 8.8 TL 1906



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