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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes
Familia: Austroglanididae
Genus: Austroglanis

Austroglanis is the only genus in the catfish family Austroglanididae. This family was split off from the Bagridae catfish family.[1] All three species of catfishes in the family Austroglanididae are endemic to southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia), and all three are threatened.[2]

These fish have three pairs of barbels (they lack nasal barbels). They have strong dorsal and pectoral fin spines. The adipose fin is small.[1]


1. ^ a b Nelson, Joseph, S. (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. ISBN 0471250317.
2. ^ Bruton, Michael N. (1996). "Threatened fishes of the world: Austroglanis barnardi (Skelton, 1981) (Austroglanididae)" (PDF). Environmental Biology of Fishes 45: 382. doi:10.1007/BF00002530. http://www.springerlink.com/content/x73g7322414m3382/fulltext.pdf.

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