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Family: Amphiliidae Loach catfishes



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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
[]



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
[]



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
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Andersonia leptura
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Belonoglanis brieni Poll, 1959

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Belonoglanis brieni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17.2 cm TL
Belonoglanis tenuis Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Belonoglanis tenuis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL
Congoglanis alula (Nichols & Griscom, 1917)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Congoglanis alula
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Congoglanis howesi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Congoglanis inga
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Congoglanis sagitta
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm TL
Dolichamphilius brieni (Poll, 1959)

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Dolichamphilius brieni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Dolichamphilius longiceps Roberts, 2003

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Dolichamphilius longiceps
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Doumea angolensis Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Doumea angolensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Doumea chappuisi Pellegrin, 1933

Photo by Photo by Ferraris Jr., C.J.
 
Doumea chappuisi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Doumea gracila
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Doumea reidi Ferraris, Skelton & Vari, 2010

Photo by Photo by Ferraris Jr., C.J.
 
Doumea reidi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Doumea sanaga Skelton, 2007

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Doumea sanaga
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Doumea skeltoni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL
Doumea stilicauda Ferraris, Skelton & Vari, 2010

Photo by Photo by Ferraris Jr., C.J.
 
Doumea stilicauda
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Doumea thysi Skelton, 1989

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Doumea thysi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Doumea typica Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Photo by Cutler, J.
 
Doumea typica
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Leptoglanis bouilloni Poll, 1959

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Leptoglanis bouilloni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Leptoglanis xenognathus Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Leptoglanis xenognathus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Paramphilius baudoni (Pellegrin, 1928)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Paramphilius baudoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Paramphilius firestonei
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Paramphilius teugelsi Skelton, 1989

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Paramphilius teugelsi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Paramphilius trichomycteroides Pellegrin, 1907

Photo by Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Paramphilius trichomycteroides
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Phractura ansorgii Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Phractura ansorgii
[African whiptailed catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Phractura bovei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Phractura brevicauda
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Phractura clauseni Daget & Stauch, 1963

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Phractura clauseni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm TL

 
Phractura fasciata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Phractura gladysae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm TL

 
Phractura intermedia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Phractura lindica
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Phractura longicauda
[]



Africa
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Phractura macrura Poll, 1967

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Phractura macrura
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Phractura scaphyrhynchura (Vaillant, 1886)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Phractura scaphyrhynchura
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Phractura stiassny
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm TL

 
Phractura tenuicauda
[]



Africa
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Psammphiletria delicata Roberts, 2003

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Psammphiletria delicata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Psammphiletria nasuta
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Tetracamphilius angustifrons
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.0 cm SL

 
Tetracamphilius clandestinus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Tetracamphilius notatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Tetracamphilius pectinatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 10.1 cm TL
Trachyglanis ineac (Poll, 1954)

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Trachyglanis ineac
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Trachyglanis intermedius
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Trachyglanis minutus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Trachyglanis sanghensis Pellegrin, 1925

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Trachyglanis sanghensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 3.4 cm TL
Zaireichthys brevis (Boulenger, 1915)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Zaireichthys brevis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Zaireichthys camerunensis (Daget & Stauch, 1963)

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Zaireichthys camerunensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Zaireichthys compactus Seegers, 2008

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Zaireichthys compactus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Zaireichthys conspicuus
[Blotched sand catlet]



Africa
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Zaireichthys dorae (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Zaireichthys dorae
[Chobe sand catlet]



Africa
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Zaireichthys flavomaculatus (Pellegrin, 1926)

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Zaireichthys flavomaculatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Zaireichthys heterurus Roberts, 2003

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Zaireichthys heterurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Zaireichthys kafuensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Zaireichthys kavangoensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Zaireichthys kunenensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Zaireichthys lacustris
[]



Africa
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Zaireichthys mandevillei (Poll, 1959)

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Zaireichthys mandevillei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Zaireichthys maravensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Zaireichthys monomotapa
[Eastern sand catlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Zaireichthys pallidus
[Pale sand catlet]



Africa
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Zaireichthys rotundiceps (Hilgendorf, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Zaireichthys rotundiceps
[Spotted sand catlet]



Africa
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Zaireichthys wamiensis (Seegers, 1989)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Zaireichthys wamiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm TL

 
Zaireichthys zonatus
[]



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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
Andersonia leptura Africa 4.6 SL 1900
Belonoglanis brieni Africa 5 TL 1959
Belonoglanis tenuis Africa 17.2 TL 1902
Congoglanis alula Africa 14.1 SL 1917
Congoglanis howesi Africa 11.3 SL 2012
Congoglanis inga Africa 11.1 SL 2011
Congoglanis sagitta Africa 13.6 SL 2011
Dolichamphilius brieni Africa 5.4 TL 1959
Dolichamphilius longiceps Africa 4.2 SL 2003
Doumea angolensis Africa 7 TL 1906
Doumea chappuisi Africa 11.6 SL 1933
Doumea gracila Africa 14.1 SL 2007
Doumea reidi Africa 9.3 SL 2010
Doumea sanaga Africa 8 SL 2007
Doumea skeltoni Africa 4.5 SL 2014
Doumea stilicauda Africa 17.5 SL 2010
Doumea thysi Africa 6.6 SL 1989
Doumea typica Africa 22 SL 1879
Leptoglanis bouilloni Africa 6.2 SL 1959
Leptoglanis xenognathus Africa 7.8 TL 1902
Paramphilius baudoni Africa 7.5 SL 1928
Paramphilius firestonei Africa 5.9 SL 1942
Paramphilius teugelsi Africa 5.1 SL 1989
Paramphilius trichomycteroides Africa 5.3 SL 1907
Phractura ansorgii African whiptailed catfish Africa 9 TL 1902
Phractura bovei Africa 11 TL 1892
Phractura brevicauda Africa 8.5 SL 1911
Phractura clauseni Africa 7.8 SL 1963
Phractura fasciata Africa 12.5 TL 1920
Phractura gladysae Africa 12.4 SL 1931
Phractura intermedia Africa 9.5 TL 1911
Phractura lindica Africa 9 TL 1902
Phractura longicauda Africa 10 SL 1903
Phractura macrura Africa 9.1 SL 1967
Phractura scaphyrhynchura Africa 15 TL 1886
Phractura stiassny Africa 11.5 SL 2007
Phractura tenuicauda Africa 9.5 TL 1902
Psammphiletria delicata Africa 2.1 SL 2003
Psammphiletria nasuta Africa 2.4 SL 2003
Tetracamphilius angustifrons Africa 3.9 SL 1902
Tetracamphilius clandestinus Africa 2.0 SL 2003
Tetracamphilius notatus Africa 3.3 SL 1917
Tetracamphilius pectinatus Africa 3.4 SL 2003
Trachyglanis ineac Africa 10.1 TL 1954
Trachyglanis intermedius Africa 9 TL 1928
Trachyglanis minutus Africa 5 TL 1902
Trachyglanis sanghensis Africa 5 TL 1925
Zaireichthys brevis Africa 3.4 TL 1915
Zaireichthys camerunensis Africa 3.3 SL 1963
Zaireichthys compactus Africa 2.6 SL 2008
Zaireichthys conspicuus Blotched sand catlet Africa 3.5 SL 2011
Zaireichthys dorae Chobe sand catlet Africa 2.7 SL 1967
Zaireichthys flavomaculatus Africa 3.9 SL 1926
Zaireichthys heterurus Africa 3.5 SL 2003
Zaireichthys kafuensis Africa 2.4 SL 2011
Zaireichthys kavangoensis Africa 2.7 SL 2011
Zaireichthys kunenensis Africa 2.5 SL 2011
Zaireichthys lacustris Africa 2.2 SL 2011
Zaireichthys mandevillei Africa 2.6 SL 1959
Zaireichthys maravensis Africa 3.1 SL 2011
Zaireichthys monomotapa Eastern sand catlet Africa 4.1 SL 2011
Zaireichthys pallidus Pale sand catlet Africa 2.5 SL 2011
Zaireichthys rotundiceps Spotted sand catlet Africa 3.8 SL 1905
Zaireichthys wamiensis Africa 2.5 SL 1989
Zaireichthys zonatus Africa 2.5 TL 1968



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