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Platyclarias machadoi

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: Clariidae
Genus: Platyclarias
Species: Platyclarias machadoi


Platyclarias machadoi Poll, 1977


Carl J. Ferraris, Jr., 2007, Zootaxa 1418: 1-628 [1]

Platyclarias machadoi is the only species in the genus Platyclarias of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Clariidae.[1] It originates from the upper Cuango River in Angola.[1] It reaches up to 20.1 centimetres (7.9 in) TL.[2] P. machadoi is easily identified among the clariids due to its extremely flattened head relative to other clariids.[3]


1. ^ a b Ferraris, Carl J., Jr. (2007). "Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types" (PDF). Zootaxa 1418: 1–628. http://silurus.acnatsci.org/ACSI/library/biblios/2007_Ferraris_Catfish_Checklist.pdf.
2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2008). "Platyclarias machadoi" in FishBase. Oct 2008 version.
3. ^ Devaere, Stijn; Adriaens, Dominique; Teugels, Guy G.; Verraes, Walter (2006). "Morphology of the cranial system of Platyclarias machadoi: interdependencies of skull flattening and suspensorial structure in Clariidae". Zoomorphology 125 (2).

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