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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: Schilbidae
Genera: Ailia - Clupisoma - Eutropiichthys - Irvineia - Laides - Neotropius - Parailia - Pareutropius - Platytropius - Proeutropiichthys - Pseudeutropius - Schilbe - Silonia - Siluranodon


* Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase, version (02/2006). [1]

The schilbid catfishes (Schilbeidae) are a family of catfishes native to Africa and southern Asia.[1] These fish tend to swim in open water.[2]

Schilbid catfishes usually have dorsal fins with a short base and a spine, but Ailia and Parailia lack a dorsal fin altogether. Most species also possess an adipose fin. The base of the anal fin is very long. There are usually four pairs of barbels. Several species lack anal fins.[2]

The family name is sometimes spelled Schilbidae in scientific literature.[2]


1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2007). "Schilbeidae" in FishBase. Mar 2007 version.
2. ^ a b c Nelson, Joseph, S. (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. ISBN 0471250317.

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