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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Amphiliidae Loach catfishes
Subfamily: Amphiliinae
Genus: Amphilius

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Africa
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Amphilius atesuensis Boulenger, 1904

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Amphilius atesuensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.0 cm SL

 
Amphilius athiensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL
Amphilius brevis Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Amphilius brevis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Amphilius caudosignatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL
Amphilius chalei Seegers, 2008

Photo by Photo by Grimm, M.
 
Amphilius chalei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Amphilius crassus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Amphilius cryptobullatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Amphilius dimonikensis Skelton, 2007

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Amphilius dimonikensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Amphilius frieli
[]



Africa
Max. Length 18.1 cm SL
Amphilius grandis Boulenger, 1905

Photo by Photo by Nightingale, A.
 
Amphilius grandis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Amphilius jacksonii Boulenger, 1912

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Amphilius jacksonii
[Marbled mountain catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Amphilius kakrimensis Teugels, Skelton & Lévêque, 1987

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Amphilius kakrimensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 10.6 cm TL
Amphilius kivuensis Pellegrin, 1933

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Amphilius kivuensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Amphilius korupi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.8 cm SL

 
Amphilius krefftii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.6 cm TL

 
Amphilius lamani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Amphilius lampei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Amphilius laticaudatus
[Broadtail mountain catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Amphilius lentiginosus Trewavas, 1936

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Amphilius lentiginosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Amphilius longirostris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.0 cm SL

 
Amphilius lujani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm TL

 
Amphilius maesii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Amphilius mamonekenensis Skelton, 2007

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Amphilius mamonekenensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Amphilius natalensis Boulenger, 1917

Photo by Photo by South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
 
Amphilius natalensis
[Natal mountain catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Amphilius nigricaudatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Amphilius opisthophthalmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Amphilius pedunculus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Amphilius platychir (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Amphilius platychir
[Mountain barbel]



Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Amphilius pulcher Pellegrin, 1929

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Amphilius pulcher
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Africa
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Amphilius rheophilus Daget, 1959

Photo by Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Amphilius rheophilus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Amphilius ruziziensis
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Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Amphilius uranoscopus (Pfeffer, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Amphilius uranoscopus
[Stargazer mountain catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Amphilius zairensis
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amphilius atesuensis Africa 9.3 SL 1904
Amphilius athiensis Africa 16.0 SL 2010
Amphilius brevis Africa 8.4 TL 1902
Amphilius caudosignatus Africa 5.0 SL 2007
Amphilius chalei Africa 7.0 SL 2008
Amphilius crassus Africa 8.6 SL 2015
Amphilius cryptobullatus Africa 13.5 SL 1986
Amphilius dimonikensis Africa 5.6 SL 2007
Amphilius frieli Africa 13.6 SL 2015
Amphilius grandis Africa 18.1 SL 1905
Amphilius jacksonii Marbled mountain catfish Africa 15 TL 1912
Amphilius kakrimensis Africa 4.2 SL 1987
Amphilius kivuensis Africa 10.6 TL 1933
Amphilius korupi Africa 6.5 SL 2007
Amphilius krefftii Africa 20.8 SL 1911
Amphilius lamani Africa 9.6 TL 1920
Amphilius lampei Africa 10 TL 1913
Amphilius laticaudatus Broadtail mountain catfish Africa 5.2 SL 1984
Amphilius lentiginosus Africa 11.8 SL 1936
Amphilius longirostris Africa 8.2 SL 1901
Amphilius lujani Africa 12.0 SL 2015
Amphilius maesii Africa 8.8 TL 1919
Amphilius mamonekenensis Africa 7.2 SL 2007
Amphilius natalensis Natal mountain catfish Africa 12.5 SL 1917
Amphilius nigricaudatus Africa 7.3 SL 1909
Amphilius opisthophthalmus Africa 8.4 TL 1919
Amphilius pedunculus Africa 11.9 SL 2015
Amphilius platychir Mountain barbel Africa 9.2 SL 1864
Amphilius pulcher Africa 7.8 SL 1929
Amphilius rheophilus Africa 12.2 SL 1959
Amphilius ruziziensis Africa 12.1 SL 2015
Amphilius uranoscopus Stargazer mountain catfish Africa 19.5 TL 1889
Amphilius zairensis Africa 9.4 SL 1986



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